Social Justice Books! We brought many last year, there are some new ones in this list...See more
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CRAFTING KITS!See more
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All the little things we bring with us!See more
ZOOM PANEL DISCUSSIONS!
Sustainability in the Crafting Community with Kathy Hattori, Clara Parkes, Sonya Philip, Katrina Rodabaugh, Adrienne Rodriguez, Hannah Thiessen, and Kristine Vejar. * Saturday, October 17th @ 3:00 ... ZOOM LINK HEREpassword: cousins
Inclusive Representation Matters-- the Importance of Visible Inclusion in the Crafting Community with Arounna Khounnoraj, Cecilia Nelson-Hurt, Thao Nguyen, Lisa Solomon and possibly a few others :) * Sunday, October 18th @ 1:00 ...
SHEEP + WOOL LAST 4 YEARS / 50 BESTSELLING TITLES!See more
POM POM MAGAZINE |See more
From the magazines to the books, Pom Pom Quarterly offers a gorgeous experience in all ways, from photos to writing, from pattern to pattern. We are so sad not to be with everyone in person this year, yet thrilled to offer the latest Autumn 2020 as well as the books published in the past.
I focus on fiber arts, sustainability, and slow fashion.
I’m an artist, writer, and crafter working across disciplines to explore environmental and social issues through traditional craft techniques. Mostly, I rethink the relationship between fiber art, sustainability, and slow fashion. Since August 2013 I’ve been on a fashion fast, Make Thrift Mend, to focus on mending, plant dyes, secondhand & handmade garments. I also grow, forage, and harvest dye plants near my farmhouse in the Hudson Valley.
Modern Daily Knitting | Sheep + Wool 2020!See more
Hello! We’re Ann Shayne and Kay Gardiner. Thanks for being here. You’re the reason we created Modern Daily Knitting. We hope you’ll come often and be a part of this community of people who can’t quite seem to knit enough.
Rebecca Burgess | Fibershed | Sheep + Wool 2020!See more
There is a major disconnect between what we wear and our knowledge of its impact on land, air, water, labor, and human health. Even those who value access to safe, local, nutritious food have largely overlooked the production of fiber, dyes, and the chemistry that forms the backbone of modern textile production. While humans are 100 percent reliant on their second skin, it’s common to think little about the biological and human cultural context from which our clothing derives.
Almost a decade ago, weaver and natural dyer Rebecca Burgess developed a project focused on wearing clothing made from fiber grown, woven, and sewn within her bioregion of North Central California. As she began to network with ranchers, farmers, and artisans, she discovered that even in her home community there was ample raw material being grown to support a new regional textile economy with deep roots in climate change prevention and soil restoration. A vision for the future came into focus, combining right livelihoods and a textile system based on economic justice and soil carbon enhancing practices. Burgess saw that we could create viable supply chains of clothing that could become the new standard in a world looking to solve the climate crisis.
In Fibershed readers will learn how natural plant dyes and fibers such as wool, cotton, hemp, and flax can be grown and processed as part of a scalable, restorative agricultural system. They will also learn about milling and other technical systems needed to make regional textile production possible. Fibershed is a resource for fiber farmers, ranchers, contract grazers, weavers, knitters, slow-fashion entrepreneurs, soil activists, and conscious consumers who want to join or create their own fibershed and topple outdated and toxic systems of exploitation..
Customizing your Knitting and Crochet
1: how to make garments that actually fit,
2: how to add your own touches or make changes in a pattern
3: how to combine knitting and crochet in the same garment
Oejong Kim | LOOPY MANGO KNITTING | Sheep + Wool 2020See more
Oejong Kim was born in Korea. She moved to Japan for college and after graduating from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies she worked as an interpreter and later opened a Korean fusion restaurant in Nagoya, Japan. She moved to New York right after 9/11 and worked for a corporate housing company. She taught herself how to crochet, took a long vacation, and never returned to the corporate world. SEE OEJONG talk about her book here!
LOOPY MANGO DIY KITS - WILL SHIP NEXT WEEKEND!See more
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My First Hat ($58) or
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Adrienne Rodriguez + Kristine Vejar | Signed Book Plates!See more
Journeys in Natural Dyeing shares the story of Kristine Vejar and Adrienne Rodriguez’s travels to four countries, Iceland, Mexico, Japan, and Indonesia, where they visited natural dyers who use their locally-sourced dyes in dramatically different environments to create textiles that evoke beauty, a connection to the land on which they live, and showcase their mastery of skill. This book includes profiles of the artists met.
From their California-based studio, Vejar and Rodriguez used their own locally-grown and gathered dyestuffs, from leaves to fungi, and utilized techniques, from extraction to fermentation, to create over 400 shades of color. This book shares their process and includes recipes and projects to create all of these colors and more. In addition, you will learn how to use your own natural environment to create deep, beautiful colors. You will see your neighborhood in a whole new way.
In this book, you will learn how-to:
+ create the widest palette possible using dye sourced locally through shifts in pH, the use of iron water, combining dyes, and using naturally-colored fibers
+ identify and gather mushrooms for dyeing
+ grow, harvest, compost, and ferment Persicaria tinctoria (indigo) based upon 100 square feet of space
+ extract indigo pigment from Persicaria tinctoria to use at a later date
+ use plant-based mordants
+ create concentrates from locally sourced barks and leaves, such as Birch and Maple, for room-temperature dyeing
+ and more!
Melanie Falick | Signed bookplates! | Making a LifeSee more
Why do we make things by hand?
And why do we make them beautiful?
Led by these questions as well as curiosity about why working with our hands remains vital and valuable in the modern world, author and maker Melanie Falick went on a transformative, inspiring journey. Traveling across continents, she met quilters and potters, weavers and painters, metalsmiths, printmakers, woodworkers, and more, and uncovered truths that have been speaking to us for millennia yet feel urgently relevant today: We make in order to slow down. To connect with others. To express ideas and emotions, feel competent, create something tangible and long-lasting. And to feed the soul. In revealing stories and gorgeous original photographs, Making a Life captures all the joy of making and the power it has to give our lives authenticity and meaning.
Nina + Sonya Montenegro | Mending Life | Sheep + Wool 2020See more
Mending Life encourages us to cherish our things by repairing them rather than discarding them. It also encourages us to change our consumption habits so that with small mends here and there, we extend the life of our garments and other household items. This handbook is for beginners but also offers more advanced techniques to those with some experience in mending.
You'll learn basic techniques such as patching, but will have options to take it a step further with decorative sashiko stitching; you'll also learn how to darn socks and mend sweaters, as well as things like a tear in a bedsheet or down jacket. And along the way, the authors share heartfelt stories about the powerful act of mending, which strengthens not only the object we are repairing, but ourselves as well. Vibrant, full-color illustrations are woven throughout the handbook.
A guide to knitting, making, and living a slow and thoughtful lifestyle all year long
Slow Knitting introduced crafters to a process of more mindful making through ï¬ve basic tenets: source carefully, make thoughtfully, think seasonally, experiment fearlessly, and explore openly. Now, this seasonal approach encourages knitters to delve deeper into those concepts, applying them to everyday making through a series of essays, projects, and patterns that explore the life of a knitter throughout the year. Organized similarly to a seasonal planting guide or farmer’s almanac, each chapter and section is designed to identify and encourage small ways that knitters may begin to employ noticeable change: organizing your yarn stash, carving out time for knitting, and starting on that baby blanket in a timely manner. The ideas explored here add up to a fuller, more mindful year, all through the joyful experience that is knitting.
Lisa Solomon | A Field Guide to Color | Sheep + Wool 2020!See more
Lisa Solomon will be joining us for our Representation and Inclusion panel on Sunday, October 18th. You can learn more about her amazing work here.
"In many ways, my art is an experiment. My studio and the world I interact with is my laboratory. Like any good scientist I post questions and conduct research. My questioning is multi-linear. It is rooted in my attempts to understand myself, my personal history, as well as an interest in uncovering the profound in the immediacy of the everyday that surrounds us all." -LS
Rebecca Mezoff | Signed Bookplates | The Art of Tapestry WeavingSee more
Rebecca Mezoff is a contemporary tapestry weaver with a studio in Fort Collins, Colorado. In her own words... "My work is drawn from the colors, open skies, and symbols of the southwestern United States. I hand-dye all my own yarn to get the color gradations I love, and I weave most of my tapestries on my grandfather's Harrisville rug loom. My work is in various public and private collections and you can see some of the tapestries in the gallery on this website. I teach classes in my studio, online, and at venues throughout the United States."
The Weaving Explorer | Signed bookplates! | Sheep + Wool 2020!See more
We are pleased to offer The Weaving Explorer with signed bookplates-- Weaving is a highly accessible craft — over, under is the basic technique — but the stumbling block for many would-be weavers has been the high cost of a commercial loom. The Weaving Explorer removes that barrier, inviting crafters and artists to try out an amazing range of techniques and creative projects that are achievable with a simple homemade loom, or no loom at all! Weavers Deborah Jarchow and Gwen W. Steege take inspiration from the world of folk weaving traditions, adding a contemporary spin by introducing an unexpected range of materials and home dec projects. From sturdy rag fabric grocery bags to freeform wire baskets, delicately woven thread bracelets to colorful woven rugs, crafters will delight in exploring the opportunities to make their own personal variations on these beautiful — and functional — creations.
Alanna Okun | Knit a Hat | Sheep + Wool 2020!See more
Alanna Okun is an expert knitter and oï¬ers very accessible instructions: Her idea of starting with a hat rather than a long scarf is sure to make this book easy for even the wariest of beginners. Building on our crafting how-to series, Alanna welcomes readers into the knitting community and invites them to knit a hat with conï¬dence. SEE ALANNA talk about her book!
Julie Weisberger of Cocoknits | Sheep + Wool 2020!See more
Cocoknits founder, Julie Weisenberger, learned to knit and completed her first sweater in college while studying abroad in Salzburg, Austria. She has been knitting and designing ever since. In the 1980s she ran her own knitwear company; in the 1990s she designed sweaters for yarn companies and magazines; and in 2007 she founded Cocoknits.com, her own pattern and tool company. SEE HER TALK ABOUT HER BOOK HERE!
Over the years she has developed and perfected a unique top-down, seamless method of sweater knitting called the Cocoknits Method, and created a line of tools that make the process of knitting and Making easier and more beautiful. For the past decade Julie has been teaching classes throughout the United States and in Europe on the Cocoknits Method and selecting flattering knitwear styles for different body proportions. She lives in Oakland, California.
Janet Conrad | A Knitting Journey | Sheep + Wool 2020!See more
Watch this video from Janet about her book, A Knitting Journey,here!
Dora Ohrenstein | Signed Book Plates | Sheep + Wool 2020See more
Dora Ohrenstein is a crochet designer, author and teacher who has been at this for 15 years! Her seventh book, Crochet Every Way Stitch Dictionary, was published in 2019, and her popular book titled Top Down Crochet Sweaters was published in December 2016.
*This talk has not been scheduled yet, but may be in the future.*
Talk by Megan Faller, the author of The Female Secession.
The artists connected with interwar Vienna’s “female Secession” created craft-based artworks that may be understood as sites of feminist resistance. In this book, historian Megan Brandow-Faller tells the story of how these artists disrupted long-established boundaries by working to dislodge fixed oppositions between “art” and “craft,” “decorative” and “profound,” and “masculine” and “feminine” in art.
The Churchmans | Signed bookplates! | Sheep + Wool 2020!See more
We are thrilled to offer signed bookplates to go with the Churchman's wonderful new book, The Christmas Barn.
"When the Old Pine Tree cracks and falls after an autumn storm, Farmer John knows just what to do. He will give the farm animals a very special present for Christmas. He draws up a plan, and piece by piece, a structure is built, while the farm animals--sheep, dogs, chickens, geese, ducks, and some alpacas--look on in wonder at what their Christmas gift will be!"
Signed Ann Patchett | Sheep + Wool 2020!See more
Signed copies of LAMBSLIDE are available!
ESCAPE GOAT is first edition with signed bookplates!
LOCAL AUTHOR! Susanna began writing as soon as she could hold a pencil. She used to lie on the kitchen floor and ask her mom how to spell things. Her books have been favorites at the Sheep + Wool Festival for years!
Nancy Castaldo | Signed books! | The Farm That Feeds UsSee more
LOCAL AUTHOR! We have signed copies of this wonderful book! Where does our food come from? What role do farms play? What’s it like to be a farmer? In this book with beautiful illustrations from Ginnie Hsu, readers will follow a small-scale, organic farm throughout the year to discover how the farmer produces fresh, tasty food for us all in a sustainable and natural way.
Nancy Shaw | Sheep in a Jeep and more... | Sheep + Wool 2020!See more
Watch Nancy talk about her books here! Nancy Shaw has written some of the most beloved modern books about sheep. As she says, "I'd been intrigued by picture books for a long time, but reading to my children made me much more tuned in to them. My daughter and son loved silly stories. We were on a dull car trip in 1982 when I tinkered with animal rhymes, which turned into Sheep in a Jeep. Sheep on a Ship, Sheep in a Shop, Sheep Out to Eat, Sheep Take a Hike, Sheep Trick or Treat, Sheep Blast Off!, and Sheep Go to Sleep have followed."
Iza Trapani | Baa Baa Black Sheep + More!See more
Hudson Valley resident Iza Trapani is a beloved author and illustrator of children's books.