Filtering by: Designer Presentations

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

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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.

View Event →
Meet and Greet with Lisa Chamoff from Indie Untangled
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

Meet and Greet with Lisa Chamoff from Indie Untangled

Meet Lisa Chamoff, creator of Indie Untangled. More than just a marketplace, Indie Untangled has been a resource to connect yarn dyers, designers, and makers to the customer and to each other. The Indie Untangled event has become a pre-Rhinebeck kick off not to be missed. Learn more about Lisa and her work supporting our favorite independent makers in our community.

View Event →
Meet and Greet with Mara Licole
Oct
28
2:00 PM14:00

Meet and Greet with Mara Licole

New York based Indie Designer Mara Licole is the founder of "All That She Knits".

 

"All That She Knits" is a creative brand focused on producing engaging and original knitting patterns for hand knitters. Mara's designs reflect her love for handcrafted and artisan quality materials and each design captures her personal style and mood while incorporating elements of trends that she adores. For Mara, knitting is more than just a hobby - it's artistic expression, meditation, and a language that connects one knitter to another.

View Event →
Meet and Greet with Sara Healy from Buckwheat Bridge
Sep
23
2:00 PM14:00

Meet and Greet with Sara Healy from Buckwheat Bridge

Sara Healy runs a local sustainable farm and mill in the Hudson Valley. This is an opportunity to learn more about the process of yarn, even before it hits your needles. Sara will also bring her beautiful yarn and fiber for sale - you may already know her products from the Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck. 

View Event →
Meet and Greet with Barbara Demorest
Sep
8
5:30 PM17:30

Meet and Greet with Barbara Demorest

Barb is the founder Knitted Knockers, a non-profit dedicated to supporting breast cancer survivors. As a survivor herself, Barb was given her own pair of Knitted Knockers from a friend in her knitting community. This was such a touching gift that Barb was inspired to reach out to the pattern designer and build the organization that Knitted Knockers is today. 

View Event →
Craftivism Panel with Pink Persistence and Sandra Markus
Jul
6
6:00 PM18:00

Craftivism Panel with Pink Persistence and Sandra Markus

We all know about the Pussyhat Project, but let’s come together to talk about what came before and what’s next.  Join us for an evening with Sandra Markus, professor at FIT, and Pink Persistence, a local activist group, where we will discuss the history of craft and social activism aka Craftivism and current projects. 

View Event →
Meet and Greet with Sam Barsky
Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

Meet and Greet with Sam Barsky

Sam Barsky started knitting in 1999 and has knitted over 100 sweaters since. But Sam doesn't just knit your everyday sweater; his sweaters are all inspired by locations around the globe - Times Square, Niagara Falls, and a field of pylons to name a few. He then takes a photo at the place while wearing the inspired sweater. 

View Event →
Meet and Greet with Julie Asselin
May
12
4:30 PM16:30

Meet and Greet with Julie Asselin

Julie Asselin is making a special trip to visit us all the way from Quebec! Julie has been hand dying beautiful yarn for the knitting world since 2012.

She will be bringing samples and a trunk show to share with everyone.

Julie dyed a whole series of her Stella yarn in exclusive Knitty City colors and lent us her voice in our “Why We Knit” video. We are always happy to see her!

Adore her work at www.julie-asselin.com

View Event →
First Thursdays with Michelle Bishop
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

First Thursdays with Michelle Bishop

Please come and meet Michelle Bishop, the founder and Executive Director of the Harlem Needle Arts, a cultural art institute at the forefront of curating and presenting experiences of the African Diaspora since 2007. Its mission is the preservation and expansion of the narrative of fiber, textile, design, and needle arts through multiple venues.

View Event →
Meet and Greet with Steve "mrhugzzz" Malcolm
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

Meet and Greet with Steve "mrhugzzz" Malcolm

Steve “mrhugzzz” Malcolm is joining us for a very special Men’s Night at Knitty City! All are welcome for a fun filled evening!

With over 20 years of experience under his knitted belt, mrhugzzz is the creator and host of the show “It Takes Balls to Knit.” Watch the pilot episode on Vimeo!

Read his blog at www.ittakesballstoknit.com.

View Event →
Meet Krista Suh - Creator of the Pussyhat Project
Apr
7
4:30 PM16:30

Meet Krista Suh - Creator of the Pussyhat Project

Welcome Krista Suh, creator of the Pussyhat Project, to Knitty City! Krista has sparked an international movement in women's rights with the Pussyhat Project. Please join us for her Q&A at the store. 

If you'd like to see more of Krista, she will be performing harmony with MILCK in Washington Square Park on Saturday, April 8th. 

View Event →