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Saturday, October 20
 

9:00am

Amy Christoffers | Signing with Pom Pom | Saturday, 9 - 11 | Issues 23 and 24
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Saturday October 20, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
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9:00am

Emily Foden | Signing her new book Knits About Winter | Saturday + Sunday, 9-11 and 2-4 at PomPom Booth
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Emily Foden

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Emily Foden of Viola Yarns has created a world full of beauty and whimsy. There is a nostalgia to her color palette that gently invites us to delve into memories of playing outdoors as a child… for me, it feels reminiscent of the changing of the seasons.Based in Moorseburg, Ontario, Emily lives and works... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
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9:00am

Julie Weisenberger | Signing Cocoknits ! 9:00 -11:00 + 12:30 - 4:00
Limited Capacity seats available

With over 30 years of knitting, designing, and teaching experience, Julie Weisenberger presents her first book: Cocoknits Sweater Workshop which includes nine new designs. The book expands on the simple, seamless, top-down styling we’ve come to expect from Cocoknits.
More than just a collection, however, this book explains the Cocoknits Method – a system of tracking knitting progress in your own easy to follow customized worksheet. Unlike most traditional patterns that create flat shapes, the tailored style of construction in these patterns creates truly three dimensional garments that impart a great fit upon completion.

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Julie Weisenberger

Author, Cocoknits
Julie teaches at yarn shops around the country and locally at A Verb For Keeping Warm and Knitterly in Petaluma.  She offer knitters of all levels a wide variety of classes, including felted work, custom-designed sweaters, and finishing techniques.In her own words...  While studying... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
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9:00am

Norah Gaughan | Signing with Pom Pom | 9-11 Both days! Plus Saturday 2-4!
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Norah Gaughan

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Named one of "Vogue Knitting's" Master Knitters of the 1990s, Norah Gaughan is the design director for Berroco Yarns. She has been working in the handknitting industry for more than 20 years and her designs have been featured in all of the major knitting periodicals as well as in... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
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9:00am

John Martin | Signing his book WOOL and WINE | 9:00 - 5:00
Wool and Wine tells the stories of the people behind unique pairings of yarn and wine – how they got their start, where they are headed and what has happened along the way. Captured in 175 stunning photos and featuring 12 family run wineries and 12 independent dyers from across North America and Europe, the book brings together yarn, wine, food recipes, knitting patterns and projects from some of today’s most prominent knitting designers in a fun, engaging package with a little something for everyone.

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John Martin

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Wool and Wine tells the stories of the people behind unique pairings of yarn and wine – how they got their start, where they are headed and what has happened along the way. Captured in 175 stunning photos and featuring 12 family run wineries and 12 independent dyers from across... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
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9:00am

Mason Dixon Knitting! | All day books and signing!
Mason Dixon brings the world patterns by their wonderful contributors... 

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Kay Gardiner

Authors, Mason Dixon Knitting
Kay Gardiner and her co-founder, Ann Shaye, started a blog, Mason-Dixon Knitting, in 2003. As daily, obsessed knitters, we “met” on the Internet and thought it would be fun to share our profound and awesome knitting thoughts with the entire world. Before long, we found ourselves... Read More →
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Ann Shayne

Authors, Mason Dixon Knitting
Ann Shaye and her co-founder, Kay Gardiner, started a blog, Mason-Dixon Knitting, in 2003. As daily, obsessed knitters, we “met” on the Internet and thought it would be fun to share our profound and awesome knitting thoughts with the entire world. Before long, we found ourselves... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
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9:00am

Pom Pom Magazine | New issue + new books AND previous issues + previous books! ALL DAY!
Pom Pom continues to bring us gorgeous, thoughtful books, and their wonderful magazine.

Pom Pom was founded in 2012 as a quarterly that presents knitting, crochet, and craft in the modern, beautiful, and meaningful way we’ve always known it should be. Mainly conceived as a collection of patterns complemented by thoughtful writing and useful tutorials, we also celebrate the joy of making, hopefully without taking ourselves too seriously!

Since our kitchen table beginnings, we’ve gone on to feature some of the most well-known and loved independent designers and yarn producers, with some of the less well-known also growing along with us. We are so proud and lucky to be able to say that Pom Pom is now stocked at over 250 locally-owned yarn and craft stores across four continents and 20 countries. At Pom Pom we know that knitters are creative, curious people – so we also include lots of other features we think you’ll enjoy – from cocktail recipes, to dyeing tutorials, to articles about 18th century paper cut artists! Basically anything we think will inspire you. We also take pride in every detail of our magazine, from the typefaces we use right down to the paper we’re printed on – knitters are tactile people after all! We have always been, and continue to be, printed in the United Kingdom.

Pom Pom continues to grow, and we very much value each and everyone of you along with us on the journey! We are so excited about bringing you more thoughtful, beautiful, joyful, educational, and inspirational knitted (and crocheted!) goodness for a long time to come.

 

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avatar for Meghan Fernandes

Meghan Fernandes

Co-Founder, Editor, Designer, Pom Pom Quarterly
Meghan Fernandes is co-founder and editor at Pom Pom Quarterly. She is a former American transplant to London, where she lived for a decade. Now back in her native land, she is at the helm of Pom Pom in North America. While in London she wrote her MA dissertation on knitting in 20th... Read More →
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Emily Foden

Author
Emily Foden of Viola Yarns has created a world full of beauty and whimsy. There is a nostalgia to her color palette that gently invites us to delve into memories of playing outdoors as a child… for me, it feels reminiscent of the changing of the seasons.Based in Moorseburg, Ontario, Emily lives and works... Read More →
avatar for Norah Gaughan

Norah Gaughan

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Named one of "Vogue Knitting's" Master Knitters of the 1990s, Norah Gaughan is the design director for Berroco Yarns. She has been working in the handknitting industry for more than 20 years and her designs have been featured in all of the major knitting periodicals as well as in... Read More →
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Lydia Gluck

Co-Founder, Editor, Designer, Pom Pom Quarterly
Lydia Gluck is co-founder and editor of Pom Pom Quarterly. She was born in London, grew up in Wales, studied in Manchester, and left her heart in Mexico. She has always had a crafty streak, dabbling in everything from furniture making to papier mache. Lydia has a background in linguistics... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
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9:15am

Sara Delaney | Signing: Design Your Own Crochet Projects + more | All day Saturday!
Sara is the author of two books about crochet.
Design Your Own Crochet ProjectsYou love to crochet, but you’re tired of the granny square and other predictable projects. Let celebrated crochet teacher Sara Delaney help you expand your skills while showing you how to create custom-fit wearable accessories. Delaney’s unique, flexible formulas let crocheters of all levels easily design scarves, cowls, fingerless mitts, mittens, gloves, hats, and socks. With fill-in-the-blank templates and a stitch dictionary, you can use your favorite yarn and stitch pattern, and make accessories that fit perfectly. Delaney offers a starter course in the technique with 18 of her own original patterns, along with the formulas she used to create them. The companion online calculator helps create your customized patterns even more quickly!

How to CrochetGet hooked on crochet and bring handcrafted charm to your home and wardrobe. Sara Delaney provides easy-to-follow illustrated instructions for joining, fastening off, selecting color schemes, and much more. Learn how to read crochet patterns and work a basic chain with single or double stitches. You’ll quickly be on your way to crafting your own pretty potholders and delicate scarves.


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Sara Delaney

Author
Sara Delaney is the author of Design Your Own Crochet Projects and How to Crochet. She has been designing and writing her own patterns for more than 10 years. She teaches crochet classes online at Craftsy, and she lives in western Massachusetts. In her own words... I learned to... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 9:15am - 5:00pm
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9:30am

Alice O'Reilly | Signing with Kathleen Dames | I Knit New York + I Knit Paris! | Saturday + Sunday 9:30 - 4:30
I Knit Paris will debut at the Sheep+Wool Festival!  
Knit like a local in Paris with nine French designers and their ten patterns inspired by Parisian history and neighborhoods. Plus go on a yarn crawl through the Arrondissements and learn where to go, what to see, eat, and drink in the City of Light with locals who know.  

The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. The Empire City. I Knit New York contains ten knitting patterns inspired by the history and geography of the Capital of the World. We asked five of our favorite New Yorkers to design patterns and share their favorite New York secrets from subway to skyscraper.
Designers include Brittney Bailey (b.woolens/Purl Soho), Kathleen Dames(kathleen dames knitwear design), Kirsten Kapur (Through the Loops), Xandy Peters (creator of Fox Paws and other stacked stitches), and Lars Rains (Modern Lopi), plus an essay from Kay Gardiner (the Northern half of Mason-Dixon Knitting), a #buttonhunt in the Garment District with Kathleen Dames (host of The Sweater with Kathleen Dames podcast), and a multiborough yarn crawl with Lisa Chamoff (founder of Indie Untangled).
Want to know where to find the New York that the locals know and love? IKNY shares shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, museums, and more. And if you can't make it to the City, we include lists of our favorite books, movies, TV shows, and songs, so you can bring NYC home.
Patterns include: 
  • 42nd & Lex - open-front lace cardigan
  • Brooklyn Botanic - lace beanie
  • Go Lightly - boatneck pullover
  • Jane Jacobs - three-color triangle shawl
  • Lenox Avenue - cabled stocking cap
  • Manhattanhenge - two-color cowl and gloves set
  • Metropolitan Opera - stranded colorwork hat
  • Opal Clock - cabled rectangular stole
  • Rockefeller Center - bias top with openwork yoke
  • Sheep Meadow - five-color funnel cowl
Yarns for all patterns provided by Backyard Fiberworks. Alice O'Reilly, the dyer behind Backyard Fiberworks, contributes an essay on color theory plus a guide to the various yarns used in I Knit New York.
Shot on location in Manhattan by award-winning photographer Gale Zucker. Illustrations by Laurel Johnson, Mountain Laurel Artwork.
Join One More Row Press on our very first Knit Like A Local adventure in New York City.

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avatar for Kathleen Dames

Kathleen Dames

Author
Kathleen Dames lives and knits in New York City.In her words... Though I didn’t realize it at the time, I’ve been a knitwear designer from my first large-scale knitting project, a poncho for which I wanted to use a different yarn than specified, as well as a different stitch pattern... Read More →
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Alice O'Reilly

Author
Alice O'Reilly is the founder and head dyer at Backyard Fiberworks.I decided to call it Backyard Fiberworks because my color inspiration is pulled out of the backyard. I find inspiration everywhere really but there is nothing like going with instinct. Color theory is great, I did... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 9:30am - 4:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:30am

Kathleen Dames | Signing with Alice O'Reilly | I Knit New York + I Knit Paris! | Saturday + Sunday 9:30 - 4:30
I Knit Paris will debut at the Sheep+Wool Festival!  
Knit like a local in Paris with nine French designers and their ten patterns inspired by Parisian history and neighborhoods. Plus go on a yarn crawl through the Arrondissements and learn where to go, what to see, eat, and drink in the City of Light with locals who know.  

The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. The Empire City. I Knit New York contains ten knitting patterns inspired by the history and geography of the Capital of the World. We asked five of our favorite New Yorkers to design patterns and share their favorite New York secrets from subway to skyscraper.
Designers include Brittney Bailey (b.woolens/Purl Soho), Kathleen Dames(kathleen dames knitwear design), Kirsten Kapur (Through the Loops), Xandy Peters (creator of Fox Paws and other stacked stitches), and Lars Rains (Modern Lopi), plus an essay from Kay Gardiner (the Northern half of Mason-Dixon Knitting), a #buttonhunt in the Garment District with Kathleen Dames (host of The Sweater with Kathleen Dames podcast), and a multiborough yarn crawl with Lisa Chamoff (founder of Indie Untangled).
Want to know where to find the New York that the locals know and love? IKNY shares shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, museums, and more. And if you can't make it to the City, we include lists of our favorite books, movies, TV shows, and songs, so you can bring NYC home.
Patterns include:
  • 42nd & Lex - open-front lace cardigan
  • Brooklyn Botanic - lace beanie
  • Go Lightly - boatneck pullover
  • Jane Jacobs - three-color triangle shawl
  • Lenox Avenue - cabled stocking cap
  • Manhattanhenge - two-color cowl and gloves set
  • Metropolitan Opera - stranded colorwork hat
  • Opal Clock - cabled rectangular stole
  • Rockefeller Center - bias top with openwork yoke
  • Sheep Meadow - five-color funnel cowl
Yarns for all patterns provided by Backyard Fiberworks. Alice O'Reilly, the dyer behind Backyard Fiberworks, contributes an essay on color theory plus a guide to the various yarns used in I Knit New York.
Shot on location in Manhattan by award-winning photographer Gale Zucker. Illustrations by Laurel Johnson, Mountain Laurel Artwork.
Join One More Row Press on our very first Knit Like A Local adventure in New York City.

Authors
avatar for Kathleen Dames

Kathleen Dames

Author
Kathleen Dames lives and knits in New York City.In her words... Though I didn’t realize it at the time, I’ve been a knitwear designer from my first large-scale knitting project, a poncho for which I wanted to use a different yarn than specified, as well as a different stitch pattern... Read More →
avatar for Alice O'Reilly

Alice O'Reilly

Author
Alice O'Reilly is the founder and head dyer at Backyard Fiberworks.I decided to call it Backyard Fiberworks because my color inspiration is pulled out of the backyard. I find inspiration everywhere really but there is nothing like going with instinct. Color theory is great, I did... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 9:30am - 4:30pm
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9:30am

Beth Brown-Reinsel | Signing the 25th Anniversary Edition of Knitting Ganseys | 9:30-5:00
Originally released in 1993, Beth Brown-Reinsel's bestseller, Knitting Ganseys, is a classic in the hearts of traditional and modern knitters alike, bringing this historic tradition to your needles for 25 years! This completely revised and update version of the perennial bestseller includes 100% new photography, new patterns, and more!

This special edition celebrates with new patterns for sweaters in the traditional gansey style as well as new explorations of modern gansey-inspired patterns. Full-color, step-by-step photography walks you through a variety of traditional gansey techniques and construction methods, plus contemporary sources for traditional gansey yarns are shared, making this as vital to your knitting library as the original.

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Beth Brown-Reinsel

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The author of the classic Knitting Ganseys , Beth Brown Reinsel will release the 25th Anniversary edition of this book at the festival!In her own words... I work with knitters, teaching techniques which enhance their enjoyment of their craft and which inspire them to challenge themselves... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 9:30am - 5:00pm
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10:00am

Lisa Steele | Natural Chicken Expert | Signing 101 Chicken Keeping Hacks + | 10-12 + 2-4 Both Days!
With an audience of hundreds of thousands that spans the globe, Lisa is well-recognized as the creative force behind Fresh Eggs Daily®, the most popular destination for natural chicken and duck keeping advice on the internet.

In her own words... A fifth-generation chicken keeper who has been around chickens most of my life, I have been raising my own backyard flock since 2009 and sharing my farming adventures on my wildly popular blog and Facebook pages, charming readers and drawing them to Fresh Eggs Daily® in record numbers to help them learn how to keep their flocks safe from predators, how to build strong immune systems, and how to keep them healthy and happy without using antibiotics or other commercial medications. Homeopathy has become such a hot topic for people of all walks of life, both in their own lives and that of their animals, so by focusing on natural methods, I have really tapped into the current trend in chicken keeping.

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Lisa Steele

Author, Fresh Eggs Daily
With an audience of hundreds of thousands that spans the globe, I am well-recognized as the creative force behind Fresh Eggs Daily®, the most popular destination for natural chicken and duck keeping advice on the internet.A fifth-generation chicken keeper who has been around chickens... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
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10:00am

Margaret Hubert | Signing her books 10 - 4 on Saturday!
Margaret Hubert is the author of more than 20 crochet and knitting books, including Plus Size Crochet, Knits for Men, Knit or Crochet--Have It Your Way, The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet, The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting, The Granny Square Book, Lacework for Adventurous Crocheters, Runway Crochet, and Customize Your Knitting. She has enjoyed a lifelong career designing both crochet and knit patterns for yarn companies and book and magazine publishers. Hubert also teaches at yarn shops, retreats, and national gatherings, and rarely misses a national conference in the needle-arts field. She lives in Pawling, New York.

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Margaret Hubert

Author
Though she is best known for her crochet books, Margaret has written 22 books in all on both knitting and crocheting and has just started the 23rd! Among her many books are Crochet Lace for Adventurous Crocheters, The Granny Square Book, Learn How to Free Form Crochet, The Complete... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
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10:00am

Margeau Soboti | Signing her two books, Margeau Chapeau + Margeau Blanc | Saturday 11 - 1
Margeau Blanc: A New
Perspective on Winter White Knits

Elegant in their simplicity, these 13 gorgeous knitwear items for autumn and winter combine plain silhouettes with a chic and sophisticated appeal. This book presents clear instructions, diagrams, and color photos for seven sweaters and six accessories. Most of the patterns are sufficiently easy for novices but interesting enough for experienced knitters.
Among the easy-to-knit items are a fur bomber hat with earflaps, a square shawl with tassels, a broken rib beanie, and a fringed wrap in triangle knit-and-purl pattern. Other simple patterns include loose- and standard-fitting crewneck pullovers, a raglan-sleeve fisherman's sweater, and drop-shoulder pullovers. More challenging patterns include a cabled beanie, an oversized crewneck pullover, and a V-neck cardigan. Yarns range in color from white and snowdrift to ivory and ecru and in weight from DK to bulky, offering an exciting variety of shades and textures.

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Margeau Soboti

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Margeau Soboti is a hand knit and machine knit designer.She has a BBA in Design and Management from Parsons, The New School for Design. Margeau became an author and entrepreneur in 2015 and has had many designs published in publications, such as Vogue Knitting and Knit Simple. She... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
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10:00am

Maude White | Signing her book Brave Birds, featuring cut paper art!
Maude White's book, Brave Birds, features her gorgeous cut paper art.  Her card collection and journals inspire at the first glance.

In her words "I believe very strongly that art can heal, both emotionally and physically. I believe that art can be a gentle conduit, a precious, living thing that can enter both creator and viewer and thereby extend them and connect them, making both feel larger and more beloved.
I want to spread love and kindness in the world and I hope to do so through my work. I hope to encourage in the viewer emotional and mental associations with a distant or imaginary past that bring feelings of safety and peace. It is very important to me that my work should help people and should provide them with a safe space, even if that safe space is only an imaginary place they are transported to. My work is created with love for the primary purpose of sharing love and encouraging love between others.

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Maude White

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Maude White is an extraordinary artist.  In her words, "I believe very strongly that art can heal, both emotionally and physically. I believe that art can be a gentle conduit, a precious, living thing that can enter both creator and viewer and thereby extend them and connect them... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
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10:00am

Margaret Hubert | Signing | 40th Anniversary of her first book! Saturday, 10:00-5:00
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Margaret's first book!  A knitting expert ,Margaret Hubert has books using granny squares and more. Personalize any knitting pattern for a perfect fit and style all your own, with expert help from Margaret Hubert!

Designers have to create knitting patterns in standard sizes, but very few people actually match up to those "average" measurements. Body shapes vary, weight fluctuates, and good fit means different things to different people; so what is a knitter to do?

Customize Your Knitting teaches you how to adjust standard patterns to fit your unique measurements. Through techniques that Margaret Hubert has used for years to teach classes on custom fitting, you can learn to adjust patterns for a perfect fit for yourself or someone else. Yarn shop instructors can use the book to teach classes for their customers.



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Margaret Hubert

Author
Though she is best known for her crochet books, Margaret has written 22 books in all on both knitting and crocheting and has just started the 23rd! Among her many books are Crochet Lace for Adventurous Crocheters, The Granny Square Book, Learn How to Free Form Crochet, The Complete... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm
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11:00am

Bristol Ivy | Signing with Pom Pom | Both days, 11- 1 | Knitting Outside the Box
Bristol Ivy is a knitting designer and teacher from Portland, Maine.  Her design work focuses on the intersection between innovative technique and classic tailoring, and her classes focus on creativity, technique, and understanding the nuts and bolts of knitting.

Bristol's book, Knitting Outside the Box, was debuted and sold out over 500 copies at the 2017 Sheep and Wool Festival.

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Bristol Ivy

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Bristol Ivy is a knitting designer and teacher from Portland, Maine.  Her design work focuses on the intersection between innovative technique and classic tailoring, and her classes focus on creativity, technique, and understanding the nuts and bolts of knitting. Bristol's book... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
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11:00am

Caitlin Hunter | Signing with Pom Pom | Both days, 11 - 1 | Issue 27
In her own words... Hi! I'm Caitlin Hunter, the designer and creator of Boyland Knitworks. I am from Alaska, and now live deep in the Oregon forest with my husband, our three little boys and a pile of assorted animals. At the moment I am the only female of any species living on our property, which is why my business is called "Boyland"!

I have a degree in apparel design and manufacturing and worked as a designer in the traditional fashion manufacturing industry before leaving my career to stay home when our children were little.
Once my boys became a bit more independent I decided to restart my career as an independent knitwear designer.

I believe in knitting as an antidote to our instant-gratification world, and l love designing garments and accessories that can be treasured for a lifetime and longer.

I feel that knitting is like any challenge in life- just take it one row at a time and you will be surprised at what you can accomplish!

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Caitlin Hunter

Author
In her own words... Hi! I'm Caitlin Hunter, the designer and creator of Boyland Knitworks. I am from Alaska, and now live deep in the Oregon forest with my husband, our three little boys and a pile of assorted animals. At the moment I am the only female of any species living on our... Read More →
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Pom Pom Quarterly

Designers, Pom Pom Quarterly
Designers confirmed to attend this year's Festival: Bristol Ivy; Meghan Fernandes, Lydia Gluck, Amber Platzer Corcoran & Jaime Jennings. Check the designer schedule to for specific times!


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
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11:00am

Clara Parkes | Signing | A Stash of One's Own + more! (11-2 Saturday)
Author of five books including the New York Times bestselling Knitlandia, Clara has dedicated her life to figuring out what makes yarn tick—and finding the right words to write about it. She turned passion into profession in 2000 when she launched Knitter’s Review, the first comprehensive online knitting magazine and community.
Since then, through her writings, workshops, books, television and radio appearances, custom-sourced yarns, and yarn consulting services, Parkes has championed the notion of paying closer attention to what you knit and where it came from.
Clara will be signing her books at the Merritt Bookstore space in Building B including her new book,  A Stash of One's Own: Knitters on Loving, Living with, and Letting Go of Yarn !   

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Clara Parkes

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Clara Parkes is a renowned knitter and author of five books including the New York Times bestselling Knitlandia, Clara has dedicated her life to figuring out what makes yarn tick—and finding the right words to write about it. She turned passion into profession in 2000 when she... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm
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11:30am

Norah Gaughan | Signing 40 Timeless Knits | Saturday 11:30 - 1:30
Forty stunning intermediate-level designs from one of knitwear’s brightest stars: Norah Gaughan!
 
Over the past 30 years, Norah Gaughan has contributed an astounding 120+ patterns to the iconic Vogue Knitting magazine. From inspired textures to spellbinding cables to innovative constructions, she has created a legacy that will last for generations. To honor her achievements and contributions in knitwear, 40 of her patterns from Vogue Knitting magazine have been gathered into a single volume. From a timeless cabled vest, her first Vogue Knitting piece published in 1987, to a striking Fair Isle pullover from 2018, each garment will dazzle knitters. Fun and engaging to create, these patterns and their construction will broaden a knitter's understanding of what knitwear can be.

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Norah Gaughan

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Named one of "Vogue Knitting's" Master Knitters of the 1990s, Norah Gaughan is the design director for Berroco Yarns. She has been working in the handknitting industry for more than 20 years and her designs have been featured in all of the major knitting periodicals as well as in... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm
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12:00pm

Amy Herzog | Signing her NEW book Ultimate Sweater Party, 12 - 2, both days!
Yarn and fiber enthusiasts everywhere will celebrate the latest addition to Amy Herzog’s beloved knitting series (which includes You Can Knit That, Knit to Flatter, and Knit Wear Love). This essential guide details every aspect of sweater knitting, starting with instructions for four basic sweater types: yoke, raglan, drop shoulder, and set-in sleeve. Patterns are offered in multiple sizes and yarn gauges for broad appeal. Following the basics for each of the four sweater types are a diverse range of customizing options, including how to add a hood, cowl neck, turtleneck, pockets, and zip or cardigan front, just to name a few. Amy’s clear instruction and expert tips expand the many knitting possibilities, creating the essential knitting resource for knitters everywhere.

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Amy Herzog

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Amy is super passionate about helping knitters make sweaters they love to wear. She worked in computer security for 15 years before leaving the corporate life to found a knitting tech start-up. She’s the creator of the CustomFit sweater pattern generator and knitting calculators, and is the author of Knit to Flatter and Knit Wear Love, and, You Can Knit That.  Amy has been knitting since she was a wee thing, and tech-crazed since she created her first Lego/LOGO robot in 7th grade. (Little known fact: CustomFit was almost a giant... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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12:00pm

Vilasinee Bunnag | Signing her book Loome Party, 12 - 3, both days!
Vilasinee Bunnag's awesome Loome is a fantastic way to use all your yarn, new and leftover yarn.

Loome Party is a one-stop shop for learning how to use the Loome tool to make tiny, splendid projects using only your yarn stash. Learn the foundations of creating pom-poms, tassels, friendship bracelets, weavings, and cords galore with Vilasinee Bunnag, founder of Loome. Bunnag provides clear, step-by-step instructions and colorful photography that will teach you how to use the all-in-one tool (included in the book) to make mini masterpieces. Once you’ve got the hang of working with the tool, you’ll learn how to change and combine these basic elements to make more than 20 bright and playful projects—each developed by a guest designer—including pom-pom gift toppers, woven bracelets, and tassel garlands. Loome Party is a fun, thorough, and modern reference full of approachable how-to projects for readers of all ages.
 

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Vilasinee Bunnag

Author
Vilasinee Bunnag left a career in wealth management to take a design idea from concept to reality. She is the inventor and designer of the Loome tool, a five-in-one tool for making pom-poms, tassels, friendship bracelets, weavings and cords. She travels the country sharing tips and... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 12:00pm - 3:00pm
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12:00pm

Toby Roxane Barna | Signing her book Design Doubles | 12:00 - 4:00
Toby Roxane Barna's new book, Design Doubles, sparks imagination.  A gorgeous color or texture pattern beckons to a designer to try it out in different ways. Should it be used for a hat, a sweater, a cape? In this book, designer Toby Roxane Barna allowed her imagination to explore the variations and came up with pairs of designs—a sweater and a shawl—sharing at least one similar design element.

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Toby Roxane Barna

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Toby Roxane Barna started her career as a full-time independent knitwear designer in 2012, and since then she has released over 70 patterns and self-published three books. From the start, she always specialized in designing with hand-dyed yarns, and so learning to dye her own yarn... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 12:00pm - 4:00pm
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1:00pm

Katrina Rodabaugh | Booksigning, Mending Matters, 1:00 - 2:00, both days!
Before her panel discussion, Katrina will sign her book, Mending Matters. In her own words...

I focus on fiber arts, sustainability, and slow fashion. 
I’m an artist, writer, and crafter working across disciplines to explore environmental and social issues through traditional craft techniques. Mostly, I rethink the relationship between fiber art, sustainability, and slow fashion. Since August 2013 I’ve been on a fashion fast, Make Thrift Mend, to focus on mending, plant dyes, and prioritizing handmade or secondhand garments instead of buying new clothing. I also grow, forage, and harvest dye plants near my farmhouse in the Hudson Valley.

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Katrina Rodabaugh

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Kristina focuses on fiber arts, sustainability, and slow fashion. In her own words... I’m an artist, writer, and crafter working across disciplines to explore environmental and social issues through traditional craft techniques. Mostly, I rethink the relationship between fiber... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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2:00pm

Alice + Lisa Hoffman | Signing their new book Faerie Knitting | 2-3:30
Bestselling author Alice Hoffman and master knitter Lisa Hoffman will read and talk about their new book, Faerie Knitting, from 1:00-2:00 and signing will follow... a magical melding of words and yarn where the ordinary is turned into the extraordinary and where imagination becomes creation. *signing will be after the talk, books are available at the event and for pre-purchase with a numbered place in line from the Merritt Bookstore*

The magic of storytelling and the magic of knitting—woven together in 14 original patterns inspired by each story.

“How fairy tales are told and remembered has a great deal in common with knitting traditions. It is no mistake that we describe storytelling as knitting a tale, or weaving a story, or spinning a yarn.”—Alice Hoffman, from the Introduction of Faerie Knitting

Featuring fourteen original fairy tales, Faerie Knitting is an entrancing collection of stories of love and loss, trust and perseverance. Seamlessly woven into the plot of each tale is a magical garment or accessory inspired by the bravery and self-reliance of the tale’s heroine and brought to life through an imaginative and bespoke knit pattern.

From the Blue Heron Shawl and the Love Never Ending Cowl, to the Three Wishes Mittens and Amulet Necklace, each project is as wearable as it is magical. Lush, atmospheric photography captures the enchanted faerie domain while beautifully rendered charts and instructions are well suited for beginner and advanced knitters alike.

Presented in an elegant linen case with foil accents that evoke the fairy tale tradition, Faerie Knitting is a rare gift for creators—and lovers—of magic.

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Lisa Hoffman

Author
Lisa Hoffman, knitwear designer and knitting teacher, lives in New York City with her husband, Andrew. She has three grown children living near and far.Lisa Hoffman's designs have been published in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits and Knitwear Magazines. She has designed projects... Read More →
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Alice Hoffman

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Alice Hoffman was born in New York City on March 16, 1952 and grew up on Long Island. After graduating from high school in 1969, she attended Adelphi University, from which she received a BA, and then received a Mirrellees Fellowship to the Stanford University Creative Writing Center... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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2:00pm

Peggy Hart | Signing her book Wool: Unraveling an American Story of Artisans and Innovation | Saturday 2 - 3
Peggy Hart is the author of Wool: Unraveling an American Story of Artisans and Innovation.

Keeping Americans warm for four centuries, wool has been an essential commodity from colonial times to the present. Its colorful and epic tale has impacted millions of lives, including artisans, inventors, immigrants, merchants, mill owners, millworkers, slaves, and Native Americans, to farmers and advertisers.

A story of technological and social change, marketing forces, and our choices as consumers, Wool: Unraveling an American Story of Artisans and Innovation is a must-read for anyone who has knitted (or worn!) socks, woven a piece of cloth, or curled up with a warm wool blanket.

There are more than 100 Illustrations, from historical to contemporary.

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Peggy Hart

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Peggy Hart, the author of Wool: Unraveling an American Story of Artisans and Innovations, is a textile designer, production weaver, and teacher with experience in designing, producing, and marketing hundreds of blankets annually including custom blankets for sheep and alpaca farmers... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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2:00pm

Sue Stratford | From the UK, signing her books! Saturday, 2:00-3:30
Sue Stratford started her knitty career as owner of The Knitting Hut, which led to an exciting design career including the publication of eight best selling knitting books including her latest title 'Knit Me, Dress Me, Love Me'.  She owned and ran The Knitting Hut in Woburn Sands, Buckinghamshire, UK. After ten successful years, the shop has closed to give Sue more time to concentrate on her design work.

Sue is inspired by lovely yarns and likes working with natural fibres. She regularly exhibits at fibre and textile shows around the UK and teaches classes on a number of different techniques. She lives in Milton Keynes with her long-suffering husband, five children and numerous animals. Visit her website at www.suestratford.co.uk.
 

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Sue Stratford

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Sue Stratford started her knitty career as owner of The Knitting Hut, which led to an exciting design career including the publication of eight best selling knitting books including her latest title 'Knit Me, Dress Me, Love Me'.   2017 sees the launch of her first garment range... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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3:00pm

Katrina Rodabaugh | Booksigning, Mending Matters | 3:00 - 3:30
After her panel discussion, Kristina will sign her book, Mending Matters.  In her own words...

I focus on fiber arts, sustainability, and slow fashion. 
I’m an artist, writer, and crafter working across disciplines to explore environmental and social issues through traditional craft techniques. Mostly, I rethink the relationship between fiber art, sustainability, and slow fashion. Since August 2013 I’ve been on a fashion fast, Make Thrift Mend, to focus on mending, plant dyes, and prioritizing handmade or secondhand garments instead of buying new clothing. I also grow, forage, and harvest dye plants near my farmhouse in the Hudson Valley.

Authors
avatar for Katrina Rodabaugh

Katrina Rodabaugh

Author
Kristina focuses on fiber arts, sustainability, and slow fashion. In her own words... I’m an artist, writer, and crafter working across disciplines to explore environmental and social issues through traditional craft techniques. Mostly, I rethink the relationship between fiber... Read More →



Saturday October 20, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
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Sunday, October 21
 

9:00am

Norah Gaughan | Signing with Pom Pom | Sunday, 9 - 11!
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Norah Gaughan

Authors
Named one of "Vogue Knitting's" Master Knitters of the 1990s, Norah Gaughan is the design director for Berroco Yarns. She has been working in the handknitting industry for more than 20 years and her designs have been featured in all of the major knitting periodicals as well as in... Read More →


Sunday October 21, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
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9:00am

Julie Weisenberger | Signing Cocoknits ! 9:00-12:00
Limited Capacity seats available

With over 30 years of knitting, designing, and teaching experience,  Julie Weisenberger presents her first book: Cocoknits Sweater Workshop which includes nine new designs. The book expands on the simple, seamless, top-down styling we’ve come to expect from Cocoknits.
More than just a collection, however, this book explains the Cocoknits Method – a system of tracking knitting progress in your own easy to follow customized worksheet. Unlike most traditional patterns that create flat shapes, the tailored style of construction in these patterns creates truly three dimensional garments that impart a great fit upon completion.

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Julie Weisenberger

Author, Cocoknits
Julie teaches at yarn shops around the country and locally at A Verb For Keeping Warm and Knitterly in Petaluma.  She offer knitters of all levels a wide variety of classes, including felted work, custom-designed sweaters, and finishing techniques.In her own words...  While studying... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
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9:00am

Emily Foden | Signing her new book Knits About Winter | Saturday + Sunday, 9-11 and 2-4 at PomPom Booth
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Emily Foden

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Emily Foden of Viola Yarns has created a world full of beauty and whimsy. There is a nostalgia to her color palette that gently invites us to delve into memories of playing outdoors as a child… for me, it feels reminiscent of the changing of the seasons.Based in Moorseburg, Ontario, Emily lives and works... Read More →


Sunday October 21, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
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9:00am

Judith Durant | Signing all day Sunday! | 9:00 until 4:00
We are thrilled to welcome Judith Durant back to the Sheep and Wool Festival this year.  Judith is the editor of the best-selling One-Skein Wonders series, which currently includes seven volumes; the author of Cable Left, Cable RightIncrease, Decrease, and Knit One, Bead Too; and the co-author of Knitting Know-How. Durant has been knitting for more than 50 years and has been writing and editing for more than 30 years. She currently lives in Lowell, Massachusetts. 


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Judith Durant

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Judith Durant is the editor of the best-selling One-Skein Wonders series, which currently includes seven volumes; the author of Cable Left, Cable Right, Increase, Decrease, and Knit One, Bead Too; and the co-author of Knitting Know-How. Durant has been knitting for more than 50... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
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9:00am

Mason Dixon Knitting! | All day books and signing!
Mason Dixon brings the world patterns by their wonderful contributors... 

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Kay Gardiner

Authors, Mason Dixon Knitting
Kay Gardiner and her co-founder, Ann Shaye, started a blog, Mason-Dixon Knitting, in 2003. As daily, obsessed knitters, we “met” on the Internet and thought it would be fun to share our profound and awesome knitting thoughts with the entire world. Before long, we found ourselves... Read More →
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Ann Shayne

Authors, Mason Dixon Knitting
Ann Shaye and her co-founder, Kay Gardiner, started a blog, Mason-Dixon Knitting, in 2003. As daily, obsessed knitters, we “met” on the Internet and thought it would be fun to share our profound and awesome knitting thoughts with the entire world. Before long, we found ourselves... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
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9:00am

Pom Pom Magazine | New issue + new books AND previous issues + previous books! ALL DAY!
Pom Pom continues to bring us gorgeous, thoughtful books, and their wonderful magazine.

Pom Pom was founded in 2012 as a quarterly that presents knitting, crochet, and craft in the modern, beautiful, and meaningful way we’ve always known it should be. Mainly conceived as a collection of patterns complemented by thoughtful writing and useful tutorials, we also celebrate the joy of making, hopefully without taking ourselves too seriously!

Since our kitchen table beginnings, we’ve gone on to feature some of the most well-known and loved independent designers and yarn producers, with some of the less well-known also growing along with us. We are so proud and lucky to be able to say that Pom Pom is now stocked at over 250 locally-owned yarn and craft stores across four continents and 20 countries. At Pom Pom we know that knitters are creative, curious people – so we also include lots of other features we think you’ll enjoy – from cocktail recipes, to dyeing tutorials, to articles about 18th century paper cut artists! Basically anything we think will inspire you. We also take pride in every detail of our magazine, from the typefaces we use right down to the paper we’re printed on – knitters are tactile people after all! We have always been, and continue to be, printed in the United Kingdom.

Pom Pom continues to grow, and we very much value each and everyone of you along with us on the journey! We are so excited about bringing you more thoughtful, beautiful, joyful, educational, and inspirational knitted (and crocheted!) goodness for a long time to come.

 

Authors
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Meghan Fernandes

Co-Founder, Editor, Designer, Pom Pom Quarterly
Meghan Fernandes is co-founder and editor at Pom Pom Quarterly. She is a former American transplant to London, where she lived for a decade. Now back in her native land, she is at the helm of Pom Pom in North America. While in London she wrote her MA dissertation on knitting in 20th... Read More →
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Emily Foden

Author
Emily Foden of Viola Yarns has created a world full of beauty and whimsy. There is a nostalgia to her color palette that gently invites us to delve into memories of playing outdoors as a child… for me, it feels reminiscent of the changing of the seasons.Based in Moorseburg, Ontario, Emily lives and works... Read More →
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Norah Gaughan

Authors
Named one of "Vogue Knitting's" Master Knitters of the 1990s, Norah Gaughan is the design director for Berroco Yarns. She has been working in the handknitting industry for more than 20 years and her designs have been featured in all of the major knitting periodicals as well as in... Read More →
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Lydia Gluck

Co-Founder, Editor, Designer, Pom Pom Quarterly
Lydia Gluck is co-founder and editor of Pom Pom Quarterly. She was born in London, grew up in Wales, studied in Manchester, and left her heart in Mexico. She has always had a crafty streak, dabbling in everything from furniture making to papier mache. Lydia has a background in linguistics... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
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9:30am

Alice O'Reilly | Signing with Kathleen Dames | I Knit New York + I Knit Paris! | Saturday + Sunday 9:30 - 4:30
I Knit Paris will debut at the Sheep+Wool Festival!  
Knit like a local in Paris with nine French designers and their ten patterns inspired by Parisian history and neighborhoods. Plus go on a yarn crawl through the Arrondissements and learn where to go, what to see, eat, and drink in the City of Light with locals who know.  

The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. The Empire City. I Knit New York contains ten knitting patterns inspired by the history and geography of the Capital of the World. We asked five of our favorite New Yorkers to design patterns and share their favorite New York secrets from subway to skyscraper.
Designers include Brittney Bailey (b.woolens/Purl Soho), Kathleen Dames(kathleen dames knitwear design), Kirsten Kapur (Through the Loops), Xandy Peters (creator of Fox Paws and other stacked stitches), and Lars Rains (Modern Lopi), plus an essay from Kay Gardiner (the Northern half of Mason-Dixon Knitting), a #buttonhunt in the Garment District with Kathleen Dames (host of The Sweater with Kathleen Dames podcast), and a multiborough yarn crawl with Lisa Chamoff (founder of Indie Untangled).
Want to know where to find the New York that the locals know and love? IKNY shares shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, museums, and more. And if you can't make it to the City, we include lists of our favorite books, movies, TV shows, and songs, so you can bring NYC home.
Patterns include: 
  • 42nd & Lex - open-front lace cardigan
  • Brooklyn Botanic - lace beanie
  • Go Lightly - boatneck pullover
  • Jane Jacobs - three-color triangle shawl
  • Lenox Avenue - cabled stocking cap
  • Manhattanhenge - two-color cowl and gloves set
  • Metropolitan Opera - stranded colorwork hat
  • Opal Clock - cabled rectangular stole
  • Rockefeller Center - bias top with openwork yoke
  • Sheep Meadow - five-color funnel cowl
Yarns for all patterns provided by Backyard Fiberworks. Alice O'Reilly, the dyer behind Backyard Fiberworks, contributes an essay on color theory plus a guide to the various yarns used in I Knit New York.
Shot on location in Manhattan by award-winning photographer Gale Zucker. Illustrations by Laurel Johnson, Mountain Laurel Artwork.
Join One More Row Press on our very first Knit Like A Local adventure in New York City.

Authors
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Kathleen Dames

Author
Kathleen Dames lives and knits in New York City.In her words... Though I didn’t realize it at the time, I’ve been a knitwear designer from my first large-scale knitting project, a poncho for which I wanted to use a different yarn than specified, as well as a different stitch pattern... Read More →
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Alice O'Reilly

Author
Alice O'Reilly is the founder and head dyer at Backyard Fiberworks.I decided to call it Backyard Fiberworks because my color inspiration is pulled out of the backyard. I find inspiration everywhere really but there is nothing like going with instinct. Color theory is great, I did... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 9:30am - 4:00pm
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9:30am

Kathleen Dames | Signing with Alice O'Reilly | I Knit New York + I Knit Paris! | Saturday + Sunday 9:30 - 4:30
I Knit Paris will debut at the Sheep+Wool Festival!  
Knit like a local in Paris with nine French designers and their ten patterns inspired by Parisian history and neighborhoods. Plus go on a yarn crawl through the Arrondissements and learn where to go, what to see, eat, and drink in the City of Light with locals who know.  

The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. The Empire City. I Knit New York contains ten knitting patterns inspired by the history and geography of the Capital of the World. We asked five of our favorite New Yorkers to design patterns and share their favorite New York secrets from subway to skyscraper.
Designers include Brittney Bailey (b.woolens/Purl Soho), Kathleen Dames(kathleen dames knitwear design), Kirsten Kapur (Through the Loops), Xandy Peters (creator of Fox Paws and other stacked stitches), and Lars Rains (Modern Lopi), plus an essay from Kay Gardiner (the Northern half of Mason-Dixon Knitting), a #buttonhunt in the Garment District with Kathleen Dames (host of The Sweater with Kathleen Dames podcast), and a multiborough yarn crawl with Lisa Chamoff (founder of Indie Untangled).
Want to know where to find the New York that the locals know and love? IKNY shares shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, museums, and more. And if you can't make it to the City, we include lists of our favorite books, movies, TV shows, and songs, so you can bring NYC home.
Patterns include:
  • 42nd & Lex - open-front lace cardigan
  • Brooklyn Botanic - lace beanie
  • Go Lightly - boatneck pullover
  • Jane Jacobs - three-color triangle shawl
  • Lenox Avenue - cabled stocking cap
  • Manhattanhenge - two-color cowl and gloves set
  • Metropolitan Opera - stranded colorwork hat
  • Opal Clock - cabled rectangular stole
  • Rockefeller Center - bias top with openwork yoke
  • Sheep Meadow - five-color funnel cowl
Yarns for all patterns provided by Backyard Fiberworks. Alice O'Reilly, the dyer behind Backyard Fiberworks, contributes an essay on color theory plus a guide to the various yarns used in I Knit New York.
Shot on location in Manhattan by award-winning photographer Gale Zucker. Illustrations by Laurel Johnson, Mountain Laurel Artwork.
Join One More Row Press on our very first Knit Like A Local adventure in New York City.

Authors
avatar for Kathleen Dames

Kathleen Dames

Author
Kathleen Dames lives and knits in New York City.In her words... Though I didn’t realize it at the time, I’ve been a knitwear designer from my first large-scale knitting project, a poncho for which I wanted to use a different yarn than specified, as well as a different stitch pattern... Read More →
avatar for Alice O'Reilly

Alice O'Reilly

Author
Alice O'Reilly is the founder and head dyer at Backyard Fiberworks.I decided to call it Backyard Fiberworks because my color inspiration is pulled out of the backyard. I find inspiration everywhere really but there is nothing like going with instinct. Color theory is great, I did... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 9:30am - 4:00pm
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10:00am

Margaret Hubert | Signing | 40th Anniversary of her first book! Sunday, 10:00-3:00
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Margaret's first book!  A knitting expert ,Margaret Hubert has books using granny squares and more. Personalize any knitting pattern for a perfect fit and style all your own, with expert help from Margaret Hubert!

Designers have to create knitting patterns in standard sizes, but very few people actually match up to those "average" measurements. Body shapes vary, weight fluctuates, and good fit means different things to different people; so what is a knitter to do?

Customize Your Knitting teaches you how to adjust standard patterns to fit your unique measurements. Through techniques that Margaret Hubert has used for years to teach classes on custom fitting, you can learn to adjust patterns for a perfect fit for yourself or someone else. Yarn shop instructors can use the book to teach classes for their customers.



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Margaret Hubert

Author
Though she is best known for her crochet books, Margaret has written 22 books in all on both knitting and crocheting and has just started the 23rd! Among her many books are Crochet Lace for Adventurous Crocheters, The Granny Square Book, Learn How to Free Form Crochet, The Complete... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 10:00am - 3:00pm
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10:00am

Samantha Dion Baker | Live drawing and signing... Draw Your Day | 10 - 3 | Live Instagram TBA!
An instructive guide to creating an illustrated journal based on artist and Instagram sensation Samantha Dion Baker's unique creative process, featuring information on materials, creative inspiration and instruction, prompts, and helpful tips and tricks.  AND, a stylish watercolor sketchpad featuring creative prompts and art by artist and Instagram sensation Samantha Dion Baker.

Samantha Dion Baker truly inspires.  The artist behind all the Merritt Bookstore logos, including Tales of Yarn, she has two new books that will inspire.

Samantha Dion Baker is a widely admired and followed artist on Instagram, where she shares her "sketch journal," an illustrated daily record of her life, drawn in a fresh, modern style. In Draw Your Day, Baker guides you through her inspirational practice and provides guidance for starting your own. Part instructional guide and part encouraging manifesto about how making art--even art that's not museum-worthy--can make your life more mindful and meaningful, Draw Your Day is ideal for both seasoned artists looking for fresh inspiration, as well as aspiring artists who need a friendly nudge to get started.

A sketchbook featuring prompts and inspiration that will get you sketching, painting, collaging, and drawing life's beautiful and mundane moments to create a vibrant record of your daily life. The sketchbook paper is suitable for pencil, ink, watercolor, collage, and more, and the blank cover is fully customizable--make it your own! Created by artist Samantha Dion Baker, the Draw Your Day Sketchbook is sure to get your creative juices flowing.

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Samantha Dion Baker

Author
Samantha Dion Baker graduated from Cooper Union in New York and spent more than twenty years as a graphic designer working with many iconic institutions including The Whitney Museum of American Art, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, Christian Dior, The Frick Collection, and The Shaker Museum... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 10:00am - 3:00pm
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10:00am

Margaret Hubert | Signing all her books! Sunday, 10:00 - 3:30 | 40th Anniversary of her first book!
Margaret Hubert is the author of more than 20 crochet and knitting books, including Plus Size Crochet, Knits for Men, Knit or Crochet--Have It Your Way, The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet, The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting, The Granny Square Book, Lacework for Adventurous Crocheters, Runway Crochet, and Customize Your Knitting. She has enjoyed a lifelong career designing both crochet and knit patterns for yarn companies and book and magazine publishers. Hubert also teaches at yarn shops, retreats, and national gatherings, and rarely misses a national conference in the needle-arts field. She lives in Pawling, New York.

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Margaret Hubert

Author
Though she is best known for her crochet books, Margaret has written 22 books in all on both knitting and crocheting and has just started the 23rd! Among her many books are Crochet Lace for Adventurous Crocheters, The Granny Square Book, Learn How to Free Form Crochet, The Complete... Read More →


Sunday October 21, 2018 10:00am - 3:30pm
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10:00am

Lisa Steele | Natural Chicken Expert | Signing 101 Chicken Keeping Hacks + | 10-12 + 2-4 Both Days!
With an audience of hundreds of thousands that spans the globe, Lisa is well-recognized as the creative force behind Fresh Eggs Daily®, the most popular destination for natural chicken and duck keeping advice on the internet.

In her own words... A fifth-generation chicken keeper who has been around chickens most of my life, I have been raising my own backyard flock since 2009 and sharing my farming adventures on my wildly popular blog and Facebook pages, charming readers and drawing them to Fresh Eggs Daily® in record numbers to help them learn how to keep their flocks safe from predators, how to build strong immune systems, and how to keep them healthy and happy without using antibiotics or other commercial medications. Homeopathy has become such a hot topic for people of all walks of life, both in their own lives and that of their animals, so by focusing on natural methods, I have really tapped into the current trend in chicken keeping.

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Lisa Steele

Author, Fresh Eggs Daily
With an audience of hundreds of thousands that spans the globe, I am well-recognized as the creative force behind Fresh Eggs Daily®, the most popular destination for natural chicken and duck keeping advice on the internet.A fifth-generation chicken keeper who has been around chickens... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
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  • Kids Friendly YES!

10:00am

Maude White | Signing her book Brave Birds, featuring cut paper art!
Maude White's book, Brave Birds, features her gorgeous cut paper art.  Her card collection and journals inspire at the first glance.

In her words "I believe very strongly that art can heal, both emotionally and physically. I believe that art can be a gentle conduit, a precious, living thing that can enter both creator and viewer and thereby extend them and connect them, making both feel larger and more beloved.
I want to spread love and kindness in the world and I hope to do so through my work. I hope to encourage in the viewer emotional and mental associations with a distant or imaginary past that bring feelings of safety and peace. It is very important to me that my work should help people and should provide them with a safe space, even if that safe space is only an imaginary place they are transported to. My work is created with love for the primary purpose of sharing love and encouraging love between others.

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Maude White

Author
Maude White is an extraordinary artist.  In her words, "I believe very strongly that art can heal, both emotionally and physically. I believe that art can be a gentle conduit, a precious, living thing that can enter both creator and viewer and thereby extend them and connect them... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
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11:00am

Beth Brown-Reinsel | Signing the 25th Anniversary Edition of Knitting Ganseys ! | 11:00 - 12:00
Beth will be with us all day Saturday, and just for an hour on Sunday, from 11-12.

Originally released in 1993, Beth Brown-Reinsel's bestseller, Knitting Ganseys, is a classic in the hearts of traditional and modern knitters alike, bringing this historic tradition to your needles for 25 years! This completely revised and update version of the perennial bestseller includes 100% new photography, new patterns, and more!

This special edition celebrates with new patterns for sweaters in the traditional gansey style as well as new explorations of modern gansey-inspired patterns. Full-color, step-by-step photography walks you through a variety of traditional gansey techniques and construction methods, plus contemporary sources for traditional gansey yarns are shared, making this as vital to your knitting library as the original.

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Beth Brown-Reinsel

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The author of the classic Knitting Ganseys , Beth Brown Reinsel will release the 25th Anniversary edition of this book at the festival!In her own words... I work with knitters, teaching techniques which enhance their enjoyment of their craft and which inspire them to challenge themselves... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:00am

Norah Gaughan | Signing 40 Timeless Knits | Sunday, 11 - 12
Forty stunning intermediate-level designs from one of knitwear’s brightest stars: Norah Gaughan!
 
Over the past 30 years, Norah Gaughan has contributed an astounding 120+ patterns to the iconic Vogue Knitting magazine. From inspired textures to spellbinding cables to innovative constructions, she has created a legacy that will last for generations. To honor her achievements and contributions in knitwear, 40 of her patterns from Vogue Knitting magazine have been gathered into a single volume. From a timeless cabled vest, her first Vogue Knitting piece published in 1987, to a striking Fair Isle pullover from 2018, each garment will dazzle knitters. Fun and engaging to create, these patterns and their construction will broaden a knitter's understanding of what knitwear can be.

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Norah Gaughan

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Named one of "Vogue Knitting's" Master Knitters of the 1990s, Norah Gaughan is the design director for Berroco Yarns. She has been working in the handknitting industry for more than 20 years and her designs have been featured in all of the major knitting periodicals as well as in... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
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11:00am

Bristol Ivy | Signing with Pom Pom | Both days, 11- 1 | Knitting Outside the Box
Bristol Ivy is a knitting designer and teacher from Portland, Maine.  Her design work focuses on the intersection between innovative technique and classic tailoring, and her classes focus on creativity, technique, and understanding the nuts and bolts of knitting.

Bristol's book, Knitting Outside the Box, was debuted and sold out over 500 copies at the 2017 Sheep and Wool Festival.

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Bristol Ivy

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Bristol Ivy is a knitting designer and teacher from Portland, Maine.  Her design work focuses on the intersection between innovative technique and classic tailoring, and her classes focus on creativity, technique, and understanding the nuts and bolts of knitting. Bristol's book... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
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11:00am

Caitlin Hunter | Signing with Pom Pom | Both days, 11 - 1 | Issue 27
In her own words... Hi! I'm Caitlin Hunter, the designer and creator of Boyland Knitworks. I am from Alaska, and now live deep in the Oregon forest with my husband, our three little boys and a pile of assorted animals. At the moment I am the only female of any species living on our property, which is why my business is called "Boyland"!

I have a degree in apparel design and manufacturing and worked as a designer in the traditional fashion manufacturing industry before leaving my career to stay home when our children were little.
Once my boys became a bit more independent I decided to restart my career as an independent knitwear designer.

I believe in knitting as an antidote to our instant-gratification world, and l love designing garments and accessories that can be treasured for a lifetime and longer.

I feel that knitting is like any challenge in life- just take it one row at a time and you will be surprised at what you can accomplish!

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Caitlin Hunter

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In her own words... Hi! I'm Caitlin Hunter, the designer and creator of Boyland Knitworks. I am from Alaska, and now live deep in the Oregon forest with my husband, our three little boys and a pile of assorted animals. At the moment I am the only female of any species living on our... Read More →


Sunday October 21, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
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11:00am

Clara Parkes | Signing A Stash of One's Own + more! (11-2 Sunday)
Clara Parkes is the author of five books including the New York Times bestselling Knitlandia, Clara has dedicated her life to figuring out what makes yarn tick—and finding the right words to write about it. She turned passion into profession in 2000 when she launched Knitter’s Review, the first comprehensive online knitting magazine and community.  Her new book, A Stash of One's Own will be featured at the festival!
Since then, through her writings, workshops, books, television and radio appearances, custom-sourced yarns, and yarn consulting services, Parkes has championed the notion of paying closer attention to what you knit and where it came from.


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Clara Parkes

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Clara Parkes is a renowned knitter and author of five books including the New York Times bestselling Knitlandia, Clara has dedicated her life to figuring out what makes yarn tick—and finding the right words to write about it. She turned passion into profession in 2000 when she... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm
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11:00am

Photographer Traer Scott | Signing her book Radiant: Farm Animals Up Close and Personal | Sunday 11 - 2
Gregarious or shy, curious or placid, playful or retiring, all the animals in Traer Scott's newest collection have one thing in common: a sparkling personality! This whimsical, soulful, and personal photo collection focuses on the lives of the farm animals we often take for granted. Scott introduces us to barnyard animals both familiar and lesser known, from cows, pigs, sheep, and chickens to Dolly the wooly llama, Bianca the Sicilian miniature donkey, Percy the Indian peafowl, and Justice the yak. Some of the animals are kept as pets; others are denizens of farm sanctuaries that Scott has visited. She shares her anecdotes about a Texas longhorn steer whose best friends are a trio of goats, a turkey who likes to snack on grapes and watermelon, and many others. Lively captions provide information on each breed, to round out this enchanting tribute to our four-legged (and winged) friends from the farm.

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Traer Scott

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Traer Scott is an award-winning photographer and best-selling author of ten books including Shelter Dogs (2006), Nocturne: Creatures of the Night (Princeton Architectural Press, 2014), Finding Home; Shelter Dogs and Their Stories (Princeton Architectural Press, Fall 2015) and most... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

12:00pm

Amy Herzog | Signing her NEW book Ultimate Sweater Party, 12 - 2, both days!
Yarn and fiber enthusiasts everywhere will celebrate the latest addition to Amy Herzog’s beloved knitting series (which includes You Can Knit That, Knit to Flatter, and Knit Wear Love). This essential guide details every aspect of sweater knitting, starting with instructions for four basic sweater types: yoke, raglan, drop shoulder, and set-in sleeve. Patterns are offered in multiple sizes and yarn gauges for broad appeal. Following the basics for each of the four sweater types are a diverse range of customizing options, including how to add a hood, cowl neck, turtleneck, pockets, and zip or cardigan front, just to name a few. Amy’s clear instruction and expert tips expand the many knitting possibilities, creating the essential knitting resource for knitters everywhere.

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Amy Herzog

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Amy is super passionate about helping knitters make sweaters they love to wear. She worked in computer security for 15 years before leaving the corporate life to found a knitting tech start-up. She’s the creator of the CustomFit sweater pattern generator and knitting calculators, and is the author of Knit to Flatter and Knit Wear Love, and, You Can Knit That.  Amy has been knitting since she was a wee thing, and tech-crazed since she created her first Lego/LOGO robot in 7th grade. (Little known fact: CustomFit was almost a giant... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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12:00pm

Vilasinee Bunnag | Signing her book Loome Party, 12 - 3, both days!
Vilasinee Bunnag's awesome Loome is a fantastic way to use all your yarn, new and leftover yarn.

Loome Party is a one-stop shop for learning how to use the Loome tool to make tiny, splendid projects using only your yarn stash. Learn the foundations of creating pom-poms, tassels, friendship bracelets, weavings, and cords galore with Vilasinee Bunnag, founder of Loome. Bunnag provides clear, step-by-step instructions and colorful photography that will teach you how to use the all-in-one tool (included in the book) to make mini masterpieces. Once you’ve got the hang of working with the tool, you’ll learn how to change and combine these basic elements to make more than 20 bright and playful projects—each developed by a guest designer—including pom-pom gift toppers, woven bracelets, and tassel garlands. Loome Party is a fun, thorough, and modern reference full of approachable how-to projects for readers of all ages.
 

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Vilasinee Bunnag

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Vilasinee Bunnag left a career in wealth management to take a design idea from concept to reality. She is the inventor and designer of the Loome tool, a five-in-one tool for making pom-poms, tassels, friendship bracelets, weavings and cords. She travels the country sharing tips and... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

12:00pm

Toby Roxane Barna | Signing her book Design Doubles | 12:00 - 4:00
Toby Roxane Barna's new book, Design Doubles, sparks imagination.  A gorgeous color or texture pattern beckons to a designer to try it out in different ways. Should it be used for a hat, a sweater, a cape? In this book, designer Toby Roxane Barna allowed her imagination to explore the variations and came up with pairs of designs—a sweater and a shawl—sharing at least one similar design element.

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Toby Roxane Barna

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Toby Roxane Barna started her career as a full-time independent knitwear designer in 2012, and since then she has released over 70 patterns and self-published three books. From the start, she always specialized in designing with hand-dyed yarns, and so learning to dye her own yarn... Read More →


Sunday October 21, 2018 12:00pm - 4:00pm
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1:00pm

Katrina Rodabaugh | Booksigning, Mending Matters, 1:00 - 2:00, both days!
Before her panel discussion, Katrina will sign her book, Mending Matters. In her own words...

I focus on fiber arts, sustainability, and slow fashion. 
I’m an artist, writer, and crafter working across disciplines to explore environmental and social issues through traditional craft techniques. Mostly, I rethink the relationship between fiber art, sustainability, and slow fashion. Since August 2013 I’ve been on a fashion fast, Make Thrift Mend, to focus on mending, plant dyes, and prioritizing handmade or secondhand garments instead of buying new clothing. I also grow, forage, and harvest dye plants near my farmhouse in the Hudson Valley.

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Katrina Rodabaugh

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Kristina focuses on fiber arts, sustainability, and slow fashion. In her own words... I’m an artist, writer, and crafter working across disciplines to explore environmental and social issues through traditional craft techniques. Mostly, I rethink the relationship between fiber... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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2:00pm

Sue Stratford | From the UK, signing her books! Sunday, 2:00-3:30
Sue Stratford started her knitty career as owner of The Knitting Hut, which led to an exciting design career including the publication of eight best selling knitting books including her latest title 'Knit Me, Dress Me, Love Me'.  She owned and ran The Knitting Hut in Woburn Sands, Buckinghamshire, UK. After ten successful years, the shop has closed to give Sue more time to concentrate on her design work. 

Sue is inspired by lovely yarns and likes working with natural fibres. She regularly exhibits at fibre and textile shows around the UK and teaches classes on a number of different techniques. She lives in Milton Keynes with her long-suffering husband, five children and numerous animals. Visit her website at www.suestratford.co.uk.
 

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Sue Stratford

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Sue Stratford started her knitty career as owner of The Knitting Hut, which led to an exciting design career including the publication of eight best selling knitting books including her latest title 'Knit Me, Dress Me, Love Me'.   2017 sees the launch of her first garment range... Read More →



Sunday October 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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2:00pm

Ashley Martineau | Signing her book Spinning and Dyeing Yarn | 2:00 - 4:00
Ashley Martineau is a self-taught Connecticut-based, fiber artist. The creative guru behind Nouveau Fiber Arts, an online fiber art studio, she has written articles and contributed to several books on the subject of spinning yarns.



In her words...

Ironically, as we move toward a more technologically advanced world, the simple domestic crafts of old are making a comeback. People of all ages are discovering a deep love for weaving, knitting, crocheting and other fiber arts. Along with that has come the desire to create their own one of a kind, artisan yarns.

When it comes to yarn, fiber lovers know that spinning and dying go hand in hand. Yet many books on the yarn craft cover only one topic or the other. In Spinning and Dyeing Yarn, fiber artist Ashley Martineau covers both subjects with rich, illustrative detail and step-by-step tutorials. Simply put, this book a must have for fiber enthusiasts of all levels. Inside, four sections cover: 

  • Fiber Identification and Preparation Explains the various fiber types--from animal wools and plant fibers to silk and synthetics-- how to clean and store them, and preparation techniques for spinning. 
  • Dying Techniques Richly illustrated and easy-to-follow tutorials cover dyeing techniques such as hand painting, dip dyeing, gradient dyeing, solar dyeing, and more for animal and plant fibers. 
  • Spinning Techniques Both drop spindle and wheel techniques are included, along with instructions on how to build drop spindles and a spinning wheel and setting spun yarns. 
  • Going Professional When readers are ready to share their craft, they'll find helpful advice for buying wholesale supplies, preparing for shows, and marketing and selling their work.


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Ashley Martineau

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Ashley Martineau is a self-taught Connecticut-based, fiber artist. The creative guru behind Nouveau Fiber Arts, an online fiber art studio, she has written articles and contributed to several books on the subject of spinning yarns.



Sunday October 21, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475