I have some great news! I have been asked to be a knitting demonstrator at the WA State Fair. I will be given a little stage, microphone and six hours over two Saturdays to spread my love of fiber art. I’m thrilled!! Can.Not.Wait!
I’m focusing my demo on Yarnbombing. So it will be eye-catching, whimsical, and totally bad-ass! I’ve taught small groups and individuals to knit and crochet, but nothing on this scale-I’m excited to try it.
The Fair will print out as many handouts as I request. I will put together a pamphlet that showcases local and online businesses that support fiber arts, as well as educate people on current fiber artists that are blurring the lines of craft and art.
In our current technological age, where everything moves so fast, it’s awesome to re-introduce the art of knitting and crochet. Slowing down and focusing our energies on a tangible piece of art is where it’s at. This ain’t your Grandmama’s knitting! The only doilies we’re making now are with rope or cut-up sheets and it creates a rug or large wall-hanging.
I also plan to do a giveaway each time I do a demo. It will be a knitting bag filled yarn, needles, notions and info. Possibly chocolate and lotion! You’ll just have to come see me at the Fair to find out.
Check out this amazing crochet art from Katika:https://www.facebook.com/Katikacrochetart
Here is a Yarnbomber from New York who is doing amazing instillations:https://thewillowwanderer.wordpress.com/
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That is so exciting! I just moved to Seattle about 2 months ago and was thinking about going to the fair, I might see you there. Congrats!
Hope you are enjoying Seattle, it’s one of my favorite places to visit. You should attend the Fair and stop by and see me. I’ll have a cool display and some info on where to source local fiber arts products as well as a cool giveaway. My times are Saturday the 19th from 4pm-6pm and Saturday the 26th from 4pm-6pm & 6:30pm-8pm. (BTW, I love your blog and all your adorable patterns for baby photography!) ~Tillie
Yes, I am loving Seattle! I will definitely see if I can make it. 🙂 Thank you!
I’ll be upstairs in the Home Arts Pavilion this Saturday from 4pm-8pm. Last weekend was super fun and we are working on yarnbombing a chair!
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Good luck and have a great time!
Thanks! Last Saturday was a blast and this coming Saturday will be twice as fun since I’ll be there twice as long, 4-8pm.