Hysteria is the perfect colorway for brightening up those dark, rainy days of fall and winter. ✨
Look for it on on Stellar Sock, our 75/25 superwash merino/nylon base on September 22nd.
This week’s #summerknitschool prompt is #sks2018materials , so it’s serendipitous that I spent a few hours this weekend tidying and cataloguing materials in my craft closet.
Between yarn for knitting and loom-weaving, fabric and trims for sewing, and embroidery supplies, I have enough beautiful things to complete many projects that appeal to me, and will not need to spend a penny on materials until sometime in 2020. So, I’m on another #coldsheep stretch.
In terms of specific yarns I’m dreaming of, I have enough Brooklyn Tweed Shelter for a gorgeous pullover with a colorwork yoke. I’ve never worked with woolen-spun yarn, but it’s so squishy and light that I know it will be a dream to wear. And if I start knitting at Labor Day, I might be able to wear it as a sleeveless vest at Rhinebeck... #imarealknitter#knitsnotbots#knittersofravelry#lsgknitters#sticksandstring#handknittersofinstagram
I gather sticks. It’s a thing I do. ⠀
When I was in my early 20’s I brought a bunch of eucalyptus branches into my bedroom and wedged them up in the crown molding of my south of Melrose apartment. My sister/roommate called my room the Nest. I also made gigantic dream catchers with eucalyptus, hemp twine, purple sage and crystals. And candles with images from the Hubble Telescope printed onto them. But there was no Etsy, no internet, no instagram. If only! So needless to say my cottage business selling objects of wonder didn’t generate much revenue. I took temp jobs at UCLA until I convinced myself that working at the local museum was a good blend between art and commerce. But it wasn’t. I wound up with carpal tunnel from working on outdated equipment. I went holistic for treatment and eventually wound up recovering with acupuncture, hellerwork, chiropractic and building upper body strength. Then I began to hear the call to make ceramics, particularly vessels. It was like, my body needed to make containers that could weather and withstand time. So I went to SMC, dove in deep to the ceramics program, and wound up transferring to Cal State Long Beach to go for a masters. I already had a BA in Studio Art, and needed just a couple of semesters of undergrad ceramics course to qualify to apply. And THEN I got so enamored by the available undergrad courses! I realized I wanted the breadth and depth of all the undergrad program had to offer, so went all in for yep, a second bachelors in fine art! Woo! ⠀
So, I collect branches. I am highly qualified m to do that and make art out of them. 😂⠀
For you it doesn’t have to be such a long or complex path. I’ll be opening a couple of LA based Manifestation Macramé classes soon. ⠀
I’ll bring the sticks and string and stories. You bring yourself and an idea you’re getting pinged to bring into reality, or just bring openness to trying something new. Together we’ll do something that’s never been done before, and then you’ll take home a physical memory of the process to hang in your home. It will be beautiful. Every time you see it you’ll remember you can have everything you want. I hope you can join me!