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Designer Talk with Gregory Stitch
Oct
3
6:00 PM18:00

Designer Talk with Gregory Stitch

Gregory Stitch is one of the world’s premiere crochet couture fashion brands. Originally hailing from Atlanta, Gregory’s one of a kind style is now turning heads in New York City. His stunning peacock dress will surely catch your eye in the Knitty City window. In his spare time, Gregory also moonlights as a professional dancer. Be sure to come to tonight’s event where he shares how crochet came into his life.

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Community Talk: Lion Brand Yarn with David and Shira Blumenthal
Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

Community Talk: Lion Brand Yarn with David and Shira Blumenthal

Welcome David (President/CEO) and Shira Blumenthal (Brand Ambassador) to Knitty City! David will be here to share some of his favorite yarn stories and give a brief history of Lion Brand Yarn.

Shira spearheaded Lion Brand’s Hat Not Hate campaign. Show your support and stand up to bullying by donating a blue hat to www.hatnothate.org!

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“Beware: We Have Pointy Sticks and We Know How to Use Them!”: Craftivism in the Age of Social Media
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

“Beware: We Have Pointy Sticks and We Know How to Use Them!”: Craftivism in the Age of Social Media

Community discussion with Sandra Markus

For many craftivists, particularly for older women, activism was the continuation of a long legacy of protest, which often dated back over 50 years, yet for others, it was their first foray into activism, motivated by the misogyny and sexist comments that Trump had expressed during his candidacy. For many women, engagement with craftivist projects—for example, knitting the Pussyhat—was the bridge from civic expression to further political engagement and participation. 

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Enchanted - A Princess and Villains Themed Trunk Show by What the Flock
Apr
27
11:00 AM11:00

Enchanted - A Princess and Villains Themed Trunk Show by What the Flock

Celebrate Local Yarn Store Day with a one of a kind trunk show from What The Flock Hand Dyed yarns! Joe Cole is sharing his incredible hand dyed yarns themed after princesses and villains from some of everyone’s favorite animated movies.

Visit his Etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/WhatTheFlockHandDyed
and following him on Instagram @wtflock

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Designer Meet and Greet with Linda Facci
Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

Designer Meet and Greet with Linda Facci

Join us in welcoming Linda Facci to Knitty City! We will have a lot of her beautiful needle felted animals for you to admire.

Linda Facci is a self taught needle felter based in NYC. She mainly creates realistic, mini sculptures of people’s dogs and calls herself The Dog Felterer. She also creates wedding cake toppers and more.

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The Community We Stitch Together - A Night with Brooklyn Boy Knits and Friends
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

The Community We Stitch Together - A Night with Brooklyn Boy Knits and Friends

Louis Boria (@BrooklynBoyKnits) shares his story of coming into the fiber arts and how it’s taken him to building communities through teaching and school projects. Cecilia Nelson-Hurt (@CreativeCeci) will join him to discuss inclusion and diversity within the Fiber Arts Community.

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Designer Meet and Greet with Leslie Horan Simon
Nov
27
6:00 PM18:00

Designer Meet and Greet with Leslie Horan Simon

Knitty City invites you to celebrate Leslie Horan Simon!

Leslie has been a longtime member of our community and we are proud to host her for a talk about her life and work as a visual artist.

Her story earnestly teaches us how fiber and the fiber community can enrich and transform each of our lives.

Join us for an evening you won’t forget.

Check out her work at www.lesliehoransimon.com

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Loome Party Book Signing with Vilasinee Bunnag
Sep
29
12:00 PM12:00

Loome Party Book Signing with Vilasinee Bunnag

Welcome Vilasinee Bunnag to Knitty City!

Loome Party is a one-stop shop for learning how to use the Loome tool to make tiny, splendid projects using only your yarn stash. Learn the foundations of creating pom-poms, tassels, friendship bracelets, weavings, and cords galore with Vilasinee Bunnag, founder of Loome.

Bunnag provides clear, step-by-step instructions and colorful photography that will teach you how to use the all-in-one tool (included in the book) to make mini masterpieces. Once you've got the hang of working with the tool, you'll learn how to change and combine these basic elements to make more than 20 bright and playful projects--each developed by a guest designer--including pom-pom gift toppers, woven bracelets, and tassel garlands.

Loome Party is a fun, thorough, and modern reference full of approachable how-to projects for readers of all ages.

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Designer Presentation with Aniqua Wilkerson
May
19
2:00 PM14:00

Designer Presentation with Aniqua Wilkerson

Join crochet doll maker Aniqua Wilkerson at Knitty City for her presentation about Diversity and Positive Imagery through crochet doll making. Aniqua's mission is to "Promote pride and confidence in children of color in efforts to combat self hate."  

Buy her dolls on etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyKindaThing

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A Year of Sheep: Adventures in Fiber Farming with Tessa Awalt-Conley
May
6
4:00 PM16:00

A Year of Sheep: Adventures in Fiber Farming with Tessa Awalt-Conley

Welcome shepherdess, Tessa Awalt-Conley, to Knitty City!

Before starting college, Tessa spent a year learning more about wool and found herself  falling in love with hard work, early mornings, and sheep. 

From slinging hay to bottle feeding lambs to naturally dyeing yarn, she got a hands-on view of what it's like to raise sheep in our modern world.

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Trunk Show Presentation with Kate Fisher of Black Bird Knits
Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

Trunk Show Presentation with Kate Fisher of Black Bird Knits

Welcome Kate Fisher to Knitty City!

The tale of Kate Fisher's evolution from child knitter to print artist and pattern-maker is quite a colorful yarn. Like many such stories, to attempt to stretch it into a neat, linear thread would fail to accurately capture the layers, overlapping parts and occasional doubling-back that have been a natural part of her journey thus far.

Visit her at www.blackbirdknits.com.

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Designer Presentation with Amanda Hu "Hu Made"
Feb
1
6:00 PM18:00

Designer Presentation with Amanda Hu "Hu Made"

Welcome Amanda Hu - creative mind behind Hu Made - to Knitty City! She will be giving a presentation titled "A Printmaker's Journey: Yarn Dying and Textile Arts." Hu Made is inspired by unexpected color combinations drawn from art history, nature, and city vignettes.

Check out her store at www.hu-made.com.
Follow her on Instagram @hu_made.

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