Buckwheat Bridge

Buckwheat Bridge

We are excited to welcome Sara Healey from Buckwheat Bridge to Knitty City on Saturday, September 23 from 2-4pm. Buckwheat Bridge is a sustainable local Fiber Farm and Mill in the Hudson Valley. They are completely Solar and Wind powered, thus implementing their philosophy of renewable energy. Learn about how Buckwheat Bridge yarn is processed before you buy their gorgeous hand dyed yarns.

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Knitwear Designer Lindsay Degen

Knitwear Designer Lindsay Degen

An established top designer in the contemporary high fashion knitwear scene, Lindsay Degen will be giving a presentation about her work at Knitty City on Thursday, August 3rd from 6-8pm. Lindsay attended the Rhode Island School of Design as well as the prestigious Central Saint Martin in London. After graduating from RISD, she moved to NYC and founded her own knitwear fashion label called DEGEN.

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Craftivism Panel with Sandra Markus and Pink Persistence

Craftivism Panel with Sandra Markus and Pink Persistence

July's theme at Knitty City is Craftivism! As you may well know, we have been huge supporters of the Pussyhat Project and we are also supporting the Welcome Blanket Project. With our social and political stance, we foster community and hope to create positive social change. Many a crafter has flocked to Knitty City to knit, crochet, weave or sew in order to make their voices heard.

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Harlem Needle Arts

Harlem Needle Arts

A few weeks back - the first Thursday in May to be exact - we were fortunate to have Michelle Bishop, the Director of  Harlem Needle Arts, come to the store for a presentation. We we were fortunate to first meet Michelle in the "early days", right after Knitty City opened. The following year, 2007, Michelle began to form HNA, which is now a full fledged non-profit organization, dedicated to the preservation of  textile, design and needle art of the African Diaspora.  As members of the needlework community and as neighbors, we have benefitted from one another's presence in New York. 

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Max Alexander

Max Alexander

One of the great things about having a "passion" is that it keeps you exploring.  A lot of us are constantly on the look-out for new and interesting people, places and things in the world of fiber.. The upside is discovery; the downside, is that you find so many interesting people and things that you become overwhelmed by the desire to meet and talk with them all. Nonetheless, one persists!!!

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Oh The Places We Go!

Oh The Places We Go!

If you love hand made things, the world has a lot to offer you these days. Unless you've been napping somewhere, you will have noticed that fibrous materials, and the attendant arts, are capturing a lot of attention. Whether it's pink hats in the knitting studios of Manhattan or self expression on the runways, "made by hand" is going full tilt on the domestic and international fronts. Case in point: The Edinburgh Yarn Festival. So, come hang with the "Wool Tribe" and see some of what we saw last weekend in Scotland.

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