Below are creative links and resources from around the internet. If you would like to be added or know of a good resource please leave a comment below.
- Fibreshed, local fibers, local dyes, local labor
non-profit organization that supports the collaboration of small scale farmers with local artisans to generate a growing and thriving bioregional textile culture that functions hand-in-hand with principles of ecological balance, local economies, and regional organic agriculture.
- The Plucky Knitter
beautiful hand dyed yarns created by Sarah Dimond, the owner, has been dyeing like a madwoman since 2007. Her colors are to dye for and the images on her website are fabulous. See her patterns page to get a real feel how beautiful the yarns can be.
- L’OisiveThé et Tricot
Traveling to Paris? A knitting and crochet haven to get away from the hustle and bustle of the City of Lights. Knitters and crocheters come together to enjoy weekday lunch service with brunch on the weekends. Homemade dessert, a vast selection of teas and exceptional hand dyed yarns from North American and the United Kingdom.
- Sew and Stitchery Expo
The next sewexpo event is March 1-4, 2018
To my surprise I recently learned about this conference and have registered to attend Feb. 2016. I am so excited.
Per the website these are the details:
The Sewing and Stitchery Expo is the largest consumer sewing show in America. Held annually at the Washington State Fair Event Center, in Puyallup, Washington.Joanne Ross, Expo Director, says, “Sew Expo has something for every sewing enthusiast — with more than 100 seminars daily, hands-on workshops, a variety of style shows, and 400+ booths exhibiting the latest fabrics, tools, and supplies. It’s like planning a party for 30,000 of your best friends. We have guests from every State, Canada, Australia and Europe. Attendees all over the world plan their annual calendar around the Sewing & Stitchery Expo.”
- Annie Sloan
The creator of chalk paint.
- Knitting with company
gather.knit.share dedicated to bringing together friends and strangers to experience the magic of community that happens when we gather to share our common passion for knitting.
- Harveyville Project, Kansas
They have a few annual events. I attended Yarn School in 2017. It included Spinning, Dyeing and an add on of Rigid Heddle Weaving. The event and accommodations are in a Rural High School built in the 1930’s. Very rustic, if you like tile baths and plushy towels this is not the event for you. Highly recommend they have a few different events per year and the instructors were all very knowledgeable. The participants from all different areas were very friendly. Over the top!
- Susie Gillespie Fine Art Weaving
Puts on a variety of creative courses throughout the year at her workshop and studio in South Devon. the weaving workshop and studio are set in orchards next to a 15th Century cider farm and a recently converted Barn House for the accommodations – it is a lovely place for you to relax and be inspired.
This is a dream of mine to attend.