Hey, thanks for the all the love for yesterday’s new Hatalong pattern, Hermaness Worsted! It’s been really fun to watch all the downloads and see it climbing the Hot Right Now page at Ravelry. If you haven’t already faved or queued it over there, the pattern page is right here.
— Can fashion be fast and sustainable? (thx, Lori D)
— Awesome clothesline basket tutorial
— New fantasy yarn shopping destination is Avril in Japan thanks to random successive visits by @vic_pemberton and @keristk
— Also fantasizing about the beautiful new linen fabrics from Purl Soho
— Does everyone know about Fibreshare? (thx, Nutmeg)
— Must-watch #1: Miss Wool of America, 1965
— And Must-watch #2: Yarn 101 (did you sign up for that CreativeBug membership the other day?)
ALSO: Summer Solstice is my favorite day of the year, and to me summer and magazines go hand in hand, so from now through Sunday night, all in-stock Books & Magazines are 15% off with the code MAGADDICT at Fringe Supply Co. Happy stocking up, and happy weekend!
PREVIOUSLY in Elsewhere
Thanks for the link to the basket tutorial! I was planning to watch the tutorial on CreativeBug too http://www.creativebug.com/classseries/single/stitched-rope-basket
Thanks for the slow fashion link. I’m a big India Flint fan and have also learned lots from your site. It’s definitely gotten me to think more about these things. I wonder what things get counted when they decide a t-shirt is more “green”? Probably how far the cotton traveled and what kinds of dyes were used, but what about how far the dye materials traveled? How about the fertilizers to feed the cotton plants? What about the background of the thread and buttons and labels? And the machines these things are made with? How far can we go with this? It’s an interesting contrast, then, to a sweater knit with local, un-dyed, handspan wool. I don’t think one is automatically better than the other, but asking about one brings up a maze of other questions.
Avril! I went to the shop in Kichijoji when I lived in Japan. I bought two kits there and the pattern book by Setsuko Torii. I was lucky to be there with my Japanese friend who could order the yarns and colors for me. I also later bought a rigid heddle loom there—hmmm reminds me I should get back to weaving! My love for knitting blossomed in Japan and their yarn, craft, and fabric stores really fed my growing obsession.
chiliphilly! I love that account. Doesn’t it make you want to knit some Halloween costumes?
Thanks for the shoutout!
xx Beth from FibreShare