Introducing … the Yarn Pyramid

Introducting the YARN PYRAMID letterpress poster from Fringe Supply Co.

You guys, this is a thrilling day for me. I had this funny idea for a poster exactly a year ago, when I was working on what was then to be the Fringe holiday web pop-up, now known as Fringe Supply Co. It was such a simple idea but it made me laugh: the Yarn Pyramid. (“For a balanced fiber diet.”) I couldn’t make it happen with the time and resources I had at that moment, and it led to the wildly popular “High-fiber” tote bag, which I love, but the original idea has been rattling around in my brain ever since. And it’s finally come to fruition.

The finished product wound up being a collaboration with two amazingly talented friends. My pal Leigh Wells did the illustration. I designed it to look like an old-school educational poster. And our friend Victoria Heifner of Milkfed Press is doing all of the printing on her hand-cranked letterpress. So it’s a beautiful artifact, with every shape and letterform pressed into creamy Crane & Co cotton card stock. I couldn’t be more pleased, and I hope you’ll all want one hanging on your wall at home.

Introducing the YARN PYRAMID letterpress poster from Fringe Supply Co.

The Yarn Pyramid print is available today at Fringe Supply Co. and also at some of the best yarn stores known to man:

Fibre Space in Alexandria VA (703.664.0344)
Tolt Yarn and Wool in Carnation WA (425.333.4066)
My Sister Knits in Fort Collins CO (970.407.1461)
Knitterly in Petaluma CA (707.762.9276)
Makers’ Mercantile in Kent WA (425.251.1239)
Fancy Tiger Crafts in Denver CO (303.733.3855)
Gather Here in Cambridge MA (781.775.9504)
Haus of Yarn in Nashville TN (615.354.1007)

I’ll be making it available to new stockists starting next week and will keep you apprised of any additions. Or, of course, you can always order it here. Online orders will ship rolled in a tube; the stores will sell it to you flat.

ALSO: Pom Pom Quarterly issue 7 landed in two bundles the past two days. The preorders all went out yesterday and fewer than a dozen copies remain, so if you’re ordering that beautiful new poster for yourself, you might want to grab one of those as well!

If you love the Yarn Pyramid, it would mean the world to me if you’d help spread the news by pinning any of the images from this post or the store page, and/or sharing it with with your Facebook or Ravelry friends.

Introducing the YARN PYRAMID letterpress poster from Fringe Supply Co.

Thanks so much to all of you for supporting Fringe and me in so many ways. It is a joy being able to make things like this happen, and I owe it all to you. Have a terrific weekend!


33 thoughts on “Introducing … the Yarn Pyramid

  1. In the past five minutes, I’ve let everyone in my life know that this is something that I absolutely need to receive for Christmas.

  2. Reblogged this on Crafted and commented:
    With the exception of one awesome Meme Cox in my life to make things better at home, this week has been rather shittay. Thank heavens the fine, fine Karen Templer of Fringe Association must have sensed my stress through time and space. On payday, no less. I guess I know where the first $22 out of my account is going! I feel exponentially better already, and it’s not even 9:00am!

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  4. Nicely done! And I am heartened to be on the right portion track with my Daily Fiber blanket. Will you be doing a tote as well?

  5. It’s lovely! And awesome that there are enough yarny nerds out there to love it! I’m hoping for one in my stocking this year :-)

  6. I love that in the first photo, you can see part of what I am pretty sure is a super-fancy card that says F**k You. This is really cool, though. I’ll hit Sister Meg up for one.

  7. WooHoo! I rec’d my poster yesterday & L.O.V.E. it. I shared a link on my blog and fb page(s) as well. I hope a local yarn shop latches onto it and stocks it! Lots of fiber love’n in Michigan!!! :)

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