Episode 282

FIBERWORLD — Saturday, July 24th

Knitting History 101 @ 11:30 EST

Knitting History 102 @ 3:30 EST

Click HERE for a chance to win admission tickets on IG. (Contest closes on 7.13.21 @ noon EST.)

Hudson Valley Textile Project SUMMIT & Marketplace on Friday, July 30th in Albany, NY

The Back Porch

Craghill Shawl (Ravelry link) by Cheryl Toy knit in Distelfink Fibers Farm-raised Fingering

The Front Porch

Outline Tee (Ravelry link) by Jessie Maed knit in Mill Street Textiles Shushan linen

I’ve been working on a combo spin during Tour de Fleece. My three fibers include: a braid from Miss Babs in the Bookworm colorway, a set of Rose Quartz rolags from Green Goat Ranch and a braid of wool/silk/flax from Inglenook Fibers. Most of the fiber has been spun on Turkish spindles over the course of the year. Now I’m using my Louët to complete the plying. Hopefully, this will be enough yardage for an outline tee or a shrug with long sleeves.

Off the Shelf

Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes by Dana Thomas

Wayward Threads: Techniques and Ideas for Upcycling Unloved or Discarded Garments by Lori Ann Scott

Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald

Threads of Life: A History of the World through the Eye of a Needle by Clare Hunter

Mystical Stitches: An Intentional Embroidery Book by Christi Johnson

A More Perfect Union by Teri Ellen Cross Davis

Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes