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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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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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