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Saturday, October 19
 

9:00am

Jen Arnall-Culliford | A Year in Techniques + Boost Your Knitting | Saturday signing 9 - 12
Jennifer and her husband, Jim, founded and run A C Knitwear. Together, they produce technique-led publications that use patterns from talented designers, supported by photo and video tutorials, to empower hand-knitters to learn new skills and unlock their full knitting potential.

Jen’s  brain loves to unpick technical knitting issues, and she is so happy that her day job involves helping other knitters to find their own “A-ha!” moments. She started out as a technical editor, working with some of the biggest names in the hand-knitting industry. She worked with independent designers, yarn companies and publishers, to ensure that their pattern instructions were a joy to work from. She has a reputation for consistent and accurate pattern writing, as well as detailed and easy to follow tutorials. And she’s a giggle to work with. Jen is a reluctant designer, but sometimes an idea is just too persistent to be ignored. She's led by a fascination with techniques in combination with a love of her local area and bird life.

Meet Jen when she signs her two books with us,Saturday and Sunday, from 9 - 12!


Authors
avatar for Jennifer Arnall-Culliford

Jennifer Arnall-Culliford

Author, A-C Knitwear
Jennifer and her husband, Jim, founded and run A C Knitwear. Together, they produce technique-led publications that use patterns from talented designers, supported by photo and video tutorials, to empower hand-knitters to learn new skills and unlock their full knitting potential.Jen’s... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Loopy Mango, with Oejong Kim | Saturday book signing 9 - 2
Waejong Kim one of the co-founders of Loopy Mango 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.

In her words... My medium of choice is merino wool fiber.  I am attracted to the tactile experience of working with wool.  The entire process from sourcing the fiber, developing colors, picking and carding the wool, spinning the wool into yarn, designing and hand knitting each piece is a very elaborate but ultimately extremely gratifying process.  My goal in every piece that I create is to maximize the beauty of natural wool fiber that I use and to ensure that the end result is something that can be appreciated by those who share my aesthetic.  I hope that my creations will be passed on to future generations.  Knitting is an ancient craft and my designs are simple and relevant to modern lifestyle.

Be sure to join us for her talk in our Tales of Yarn space, on Saturday at 3:15.

Authors
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Oejong Kim

Author, Loopy Mango, Loopy Mango
Oejong Kim one of the co-founders of Loopy Mango 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... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 9:00am - 2:00pm
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9:00am

Emily Foden | Signing Knits About Winter | both days at PomPom Booth
Authors
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Emily Foden

Author
Emily Foden of Viola Yarns has created a world full of beauty and whimsy. There is a nostalgia to her color palette that gently invites us to delve into memories of playing outdoors as a child… for me, it feels reminiscent of the changing of the seasons.Based in Moorseburg, Ontario, Emily lives and works i... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Nancy Shaw | Sheep in a Jeep and more, Saturday signing 9 - 4
Author Nancy Shaw  has come back with her marvelous flock of  stories about our favorite sheep.  We have board books and hardcover, and our new 5 in 1!  From her classic, Sheep in a Jeep, to the newer, Sheep Go to Sleep, Nancy always pleases!  In Sheep Go to Sleep, the tale begins with the walk home... it's time for bed but the sheep just aren't ready to settle down (sound familiar?)... But no fear.  A caring and trust worthy sheepdog is there to help. What will these restless sheep need before they are ready to go to sleep?  A hug?  A blanket?  A drink of water?  Will this loving and dedicated collie ever get these bleating sheep to sleep?  We simply love this story and know you will too.

Visit Nancy on Facebook !

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."



Authors
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Nancy Shaw

Author, Sheep in a Jeep,
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... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
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9:00am

Mason Dixon Knitting! | Saturday signing 9 - 12 & 2 - 5 | Books available all day!
Mason Dixon brings the world patterns by their wonderful contributors... 

Authors
avatar for Kay Gardiner

Kay Gardiner

Author, Mason Dixon Knitting
Kay Gardiner and her co-founder, Ann Shaye, started a blog, Mason-Dixon Knitting, in 2003. As daily, obsessed knitters, we “met” on the Internet and thought it would be fun to share our profound and awesome knitting thoughts with the entire world. Before long, we found ourselves... Read More →
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Ann Shayne

Author, Mason Dixon Knitting
Ann Shaye and her co-founder, Kay Gardiner, started a blog, Mason-Dixon Knitting, in 2003. As daily, obsessed knitters, we “met” on the Internet and thought it would be fun to share our profound and awesome knitting thoughts with the entire world. Before long, we found ourselves... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:00am

Ocean Rose, Botanical Dyer | Hand dyed yarn, all day, Saturday and Sunday
Ocean Rose brings her gorgeous hand dyed yarn to us from London.

Authors
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Ocean Rose

Botanical Dyer
Ocean Rose is a botanical dyer who is coming from London with her gorgeous yarn.



Saturday October 19, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
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9:00am

Pom Pom Magazine | All issues + new books, signings 11 - 2 each day, and more!
Pom Pom continues to bring us gorgeous, thoughtful books, and their wonderful magazine.

Pom Pom was founded in 2012 as a quarterly that presents knitting, crochet, and craft in the modern, beautiful, and meaningful way we’ve always known it should be. Mainly conceived as a collection of patterns complemented by thoughtful writing and useful tutorials, we also celebrate the joy of making, hopefully without taking ourselves too seriously!

Since our kitchen table beginnings, we’ve gone on to feature some of the most well-known and loved independent designers and yarn producers, with some of the less well-known also growing along with us. We are so proud and lucky to be able to say that Pom Pom is now stocked at over 250 locally-owned yarn and craft stores across four continents and 20 countries. At Pom Pom we know that knitters are creative, curious people – so we also include lots of other features we think you’ll enjoy – from cocktail recipes, to dyeing tutorials, to articles about 18th century paper cut artists! Basically anything we think will inspire you. We also take pride in every detail of our magazine, from the typefaces we use right down to the paper we’re printed on – knitters are tactile people after all! We have always been, and continue to be, printed in the United Kingdom.

Pom Pom continues to grow, and we very much value each and everyone of you along with us on the journey! We are so excited about bringing you more thoughtful, beautiful, joyful, educational, and inspirational knitted (and crocheted!) goodness for a long time to come.

 

Authors
avatar for Meghan Fernandes

Meghan Fernandes

Co-Founder, Editor, Designer, Pom Pom Quarterly
Meghan Fernandes is co-founder and editor at Pom Pom Quarterly. She is a former American transplant to London, where she lived for a decade. Now back in her native land, she is at the helm of Pom Pom in North America. While in London she wrote her MA dissertation on knitting in 20th... Read More →
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Lydia Gluck

Co-Founder, Editor, Designer, Pom Pom Quarterly
Lydia Gluck is co-founder and editor of Pom Pom Quarterly. She was born in London, grew up in Wales, studied in Manchester, and left her heart in Mexico. She has always had a crafty streak, dabbling in everything from furniture making to papier mache. Lydia has a background in linguistics... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
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9:15am

Childrens Book Reading! | Tales of Yarn Space, Building B.
Join the bookstore staff and authors for some children's book reading!

Saturday October 19, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
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9:15am

TALES OF YARN TALKS: All weekend, see schedule for specific talks and details!
The Merritt Bookstore created the Tales of Yarn space to give authors a place to talk about their books, current projects, and other details of their craft.  At the back of our booth in Building B, we have increased the size of our overall space and the space dedicated to Tales of Yarn.  

All talks begin seating at the start time, and the speakers will commence 10 minutes past the published start time, or when the seats are filled. There is usually time for Q&A during the last 10-15 minutes of the talk. Afterwards, the authors return to their designated tables in our space to sign copies of their books.

Please join us!

Childrens Book Reading! Saturday, 9:15 - 10:00

Barbara Benson: Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits | Saturday, 10:00 - 11:00

Dani Ives: Painting with Wool | Saturday, 11:00 - 12:00

Margaret Hubert: Combining Knitting with Crochet | Saturday, 12:00 - 1:00

Claire Gelder: Founder of Wool Couture and Mabel Bunny & Co | Saturday, 1:00 - 2:00

Melanie Falick: A Maker's Life: Discussion with Melanie Falick and Guests | Saturday, 2:00 - 3:00

Loopy Mango, Oejong Kim: 3 Yarns, 3 Projects | Saturday, 3:00 - 4:00

Kathleen Dames + Alice O'Reilly: Knit Like a Local | Saturday, 4:00 - 5:00

Crochet with London Kaye: How to Turn Your Passion into a Career | Sunday, 9:30 - 10:30

Clara Parkes: Adventures in American Wool | Sunday, 10:30 - 11:30

Diversity and Inclusion in the Craft Community: Pom Pom Hosted Panel | Sunday, 11:30 - 1:00

Melanie Falick: A Maker's Life: Discussion with Melanie Falick and Guests | Sunday, 1:00 - 2:00


Authors
avatar for Kathleen Dames

Kathleen Dames

Author
Kathleen Dames lives and knits in New York City.In her words... Though I didn’t realize it at the time, I’ve been a knitwear designer from my first large-scale knitting project, a poncho for which I wanted to use a different yarn than specified, as well as a different stitch... Read More →
avatar for Alice O'Reilly

Alice O'Reilly

Author, Backyard Fiberworks
Alice O'Reilly is the founder and head dyer at Backyard Fiberworks.I decided to call it Backyard Fiberworks because my color inspiration is pulled out of the backyard. I find inspiration everywhere really but there is nothing like going with instinct. Color theory is great, I did... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Benson

Barbara Benson

Author
Barbara Benson's work focuses on creating detailed and beautiful accessory patterns. In her own words… I tend to explore slightly unorthodox elements in knitting; be it shaping, color combinations or unusual themes.
avatar for Melanie Falick

Melanie Falick

Author
Melanie Falick's new book is entitled, MAKING A LIFE: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life Your Were Meant to Live.Why do we make things by hand? And why do we make them beautiful? Led by the question of 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... Read More →
avatar for Claire Gelder

Claire Gelder

Author, Wool Couture Company
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Susanna Leonard Hill

Author
Susanna Leonard Hill grew up in New York City with her mom and dad, one sister and two brothers, and an assortment of cats.Since then Susanna has won awards in several National Writing Contests, including First Place in the 2005 SouthWest Writer's Children's Picture Book Contest for... Read More →
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Margaret Hubert

Author
Margaret Hubert is going strong at 84!  Though she is best known for her crochet books, Margaret  has written 23 books in all on both knitting and crocheting.  Her work has been featured on recent covers of Simply Crochet Magazine (UK) and her range is enormous-- from granny squares... Read More →
avatar for Dani Ives

Dani Ives

Author, Fiber Artist
Dani Ives is a self-taught fiber artist, author of Painting with Wool: 16 Artful Projects to Needle Felt, and founder of Good Natured Art. Her inspiration comes from a love of nature and science, which has an enormous influence on her work.  Her enthusiasm for animals from an early age took her on a university and career path based in biology and conservation education, after which Dani worked as an educator at a... Read More →
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Oejong Kim

Author, Loopy Mango, Loopy Mango
Oejong Kim one of the co-founders of Loopy Mango 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... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Shaw

Nancy Shaw

Author, Sheep in a Jeep,
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... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 9:15am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:30am

Kathleen Dames + Alice O'Reilly | I Knit New York, Paris, and more! | Saturday signing 9:30 - 4:00
I Knit Paris will debut at the Sheep+Wool Festival!  

Knit like a local in Paris with nine French designers and their ten patterns inspired by Parisian history and neighborhoods. Plus go on a yarn crawl through the Arrondissements and learn where to go, what to see, eat, and drink in the City of Light with locals who know.

The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. The Empire City. I Knit New York contains ten knitting patterns inspired by the history and geography of the Capital of the World. We asked five of our favorite New Yorkers to design patterns and share their favorite New York secrets from subway to skyscraper.
Designers include Brittney Bailey (b.woolens/Purl Soho), Kathleen Dames(kathleen dames knitwear design), Kirsten Kapur (Through the Loops), Xandy Peters (creator of Fox Paws and other stacked stitches), and Lars Rains (Modern Lopi), plus an essay from Kay Gardiner (the Northern half of Mason-Dixon Knitting), a #buttonhunt in the Garment District with Kathleen Dames (host of The Sweater with Kathleen Dames podcast), and a multiborough yarn crawl with Lisa Chamoff (founder of Indie Untangled).
Want to know where to find the New York that the locals know and love? IKNY shares shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, museums, and more. And if you can't make it to the City, we include lists of our favorite books, movies, TV shows, and songs, so you can bring NYC home.
Patterns include: 
  • 42nd & Lex - open-front lace cardigan
  • Brooklyn Botanic - lace beanie
  • Go Lightly - boatneck pullover
  • Jane Jacobs - three-color triangle shawl
  • Lenox Avenue - cabled stocking cap
  • Manhattanhenge - two-color cowl and gloves set
  • Metropolitan Opera - stranded colorwork hat
  • Opal Clock - cabled rectangular stole
  • Rockefeller Center - bias top with openwork yoke
  • Sheep Meadow - five-color funnel cowl
Yarns for all patterns provided by Backyard Fiberworks. Alice O'Reilly, the dyer behind Backyard Fiberworks, contributes an essay on color theory plus a guide to the various yarns used in I Knit New York.
Shot on location in Manhattan by award-winning photographer Gale Zucker. Illustrations by Laurel Johnson, Mountain Laurel Artwork.
Join One More Row Press on our very first Knit Like A Local adventure in New York City.

Authors
avatar for Kathleen Dames

Kathleen Dames

Author
Kathleen Dames lives and knits in New York City.In her words... Though I didn’t realize it at the time, I’ve been a knitwear designer from my first large-scale knitting project, a poncho for which I wanted to use a different yarn than specified, as well as a different stitch... Read More →
avatar for Alice O'Reilly

Alice O'Reilly

Author, Backyard Fiberworks
Alice O'Reilly is the founder and head dyer at Backyard Fiberworks.I decided to call it Backyard Fiberworks because my color inspiration is pulled out of the backyard. I find inspiration everywhere really but there is nothing like going with instinct. Color theory is great, I did... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 9:30am - 3:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:30am

Kathleen Dames + Alice O'Reilly | I Knit New York, Paris, and more! | Saturday signing 9:30 - 4:00
Please join us for this team's Tales of Yarn talk at 4:00 on Saturday!

I Knit Paris  debuted at last year's Sheep+Wool Festival!  

Knit like a local in Paris with nine French designers and their ten patterns inspired by Parisian history and neighborhoods. Plus go on a yarn crawl through the Arrondissements and learn where to go, what to see, eat, and drink in the City of Light with locals who know.

The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. The Empire City. I Knit New York contains ten knitting patterns inspired by the history and geography of the Capital of the World. We asked five of our favorite New Yorkers to design patterns and share their favorite New York secrets from subway to skyscraper.
Designers include Brittney Bailey (b.woolens/Purl Soho), Kathleen Dames(kathleen dames knitwear design), Kirsten Kapur (Through the Loops), Xandy Peters (creator of Fox Paws and other stacked stitches), and Lars Rains (Modern Lopi), plus an essay from Kay Gardiner (the Northern half of Mason-Dixon Knitting), a #buttonhunt in the Garment District with Kathleen Dames (host of The Sweater with Kathleen Dames podcast), and a multiborough yarn crawl with Lisa Chamoff (founder of Indie Untangled).
Want to know where to find the New York that the locals know and love? IKNY shares shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, museums, and more. And if you can't make it to the City, we include lists of our favorite books, movies, TV shows, and songs, so you can bring NYC home.
Patterns include:
  • 42nd & Lex - open-front lace cardigan
  • Brooklyn Botanic - lace beanie
  • Go Lightly - boatneck pullover
  • Jane Jacobs - three-color triangle shawl
  • Lenox Avenue - cabled stocking cap
  • Manhattanhenge - two-color cowl and gloves set
  • Metropolitan Opera - stranded colorwork hat
  • Opal Clock - cabled rectangular stole
  • Rockefeller Center - bias top with openwork yoke
  • Sheep Meadow - five-color funnel cowl
Yarns for all patterns provided by Backyard Fiberworks. Alice O'Reilly, the dyer behind Backyard Fiberworks, contributes an essay on color theory plus a guide to the various yarns used in I Knit New York.
Shot on location in Manhattan by award-winning photographer Gale Zucker. Illustrations by Laurel Johnson, Mountain Laurel Artwork.
Join One More Row Press on our very first Knit Like A Local adventure in New York City.

Authors
avatar for Kathleen Dames

Kathleen Dames

Author
Kathleen Dames lives and knits in New York City.In her words... Though I didn’t realize it at the time, I’ve been a knitwear designer from my first large-scale knitting project, a poncho for which I wanted to use a different yarn than specified, as well as a different stitch... Read More →
avatar for Alice O'Reilly

Alice O'Reilly

Author, Backyard Fiberworks
Alice O'Reilly is the founder and head dyer at Backyard Fiberworks.I decided to call it Backyard Fiberworks because my color inspiration is pulled out of the backyard. I find inspiration everywhere really but there is nothing like going with instinct. Color theory is great, I did... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 9:30am - 5:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Barbara Benson: Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits | Tales of Yarn Talk!
Authors
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Barbara Benson

Author
Barbara Benson's work focuses on creating detailed and beautiful accessory patterns. In her own words… I tend to explore slightly unorthodox elements in knitting; be it shaping, color combinations or unusual themes.


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Ashley Martineau | Signing her book Spinning and Dyeing Yarn | 2:00 - 4:00
Ashley Martineau is a self-taught Connecticut-based, fiber artist. The creative guru behind Neauveau Fiber Arts, an online fiber art studio, she has written articles and contributed to several books on the subject of spinning yarns.


In her words...

Ironically, as we move toward a more technologically advanced world, the simple domestic crafts of old are making a comeback. People of all ages are discovering a deep love for weaving, knitting, crocheting and other fiber arts. Along with that has come the desire to create their own one of a kind, artisan yarns.

When it comes to yarn, fiber lovers know that spinning and dying go hand in hand. Yet many books on the yarn craft cover only one topic or the other. In Spinning and Dyeing Yarn, fiber artist Ashley Martineau covers both subjects with rich, illustrative detail and step-by-step tutorials. Simply put, this book a must have for fiber enthusiasts of all levels. Inside, four sections cover:

  • Fiber Identification and Preparation Explains the various fiber types--from animal wools and plant fibers to silk and synthetics-- how to clean and store them, and preparation techniques for spinning. 
  • Dying Techniques Richly illustrated and easy-to-follow tutorials cover dyeing techniques such as hand painting, dip dyeing, gradient dyeing, solar dyeing, and more for animal and plant fibers. 
  • Spinning Techniques Both drop spindle and wheel techniques are included, along with instructions on how to build drop spindles and a spinning wheel and setting spun yarns. 
  • Going Professional When readers are ready to share their craft, they'll find helpful advice for buying wholesale supplies, preparing for shows, and marketing and selling their work.


Authors
avatar for Ashley Martineau

Ashley Martineau

Author
In her own words... I am an apprentice of beauty and texture, using materials that I find inspiring to grow and ground myself spiritually, mentally, and emotionally.I teach gently and mindfully, letting each student discover their own ability, while answering technical or functional... Read More →



Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
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10:00am

Vickie Howell | The Knit Vibe, Saturday book signing, 10 - 1
Vickie Howell is the creator/host of The Webby Awards Honoree and Tellys People Choice Award Winner, The Knit Show with Vickie Howell, the first studio-quality, community funded, internationally accessible, episodic knitting series. To date the show’s channel has over 350,000 views, and viewers watching from 19+ different countries.

Vickie is well-known as the host of TV shows including DIY Network & HGTV series, Knitty Gritty, host and co-executive producer of Telly Award-winning PBS show, Knitting Daily with Vickie Howell. She is also an internationally recognized blogger, speaker, CreativeLive and Brit+Co. instructor, social strategist, and author. Vickie has produced thousands of hours of programming through a variety of channels including her podcast, CRAFT*ish, and the longest-running Facebook Live series in the genre, Ask Me Monday.

Vickie has had several co-branded product lines and worked as a consultant, spokesperson & ambassador for major brands including Yarnspirations, Land’s End, JoAnn, Ragu, Cannon, Inkjoy, Thirty-one Gifts, and Visible Mobile.

As a young woman (age 19) in the entertainment industry, Vickie learned the hard way that her gender meant she had to work harder and smarter to get ahead. After leaving TV production to raise her first two kids, she found her entrepreneurial skills kick in as a sanity saver during those difficult first few years as a new mom. Before blogs or Etsy, she was one of the first few to start online handmade businesses which laid the groundwork for her reemergence into the work she loves: DIY and broadcast. There’s a scrappiness one must have when creating something for themselves, as well as the necessity of staying true to one’s passions.

Vickie strives to motivate and inspire people both to live creatively and make a living being creative. Her subscription box business YarnYAY!, melds retail with the nurturing of that community and has sold out almost every month since its 2018 launch. Her 13th book, The Knit Vibe: A Knitter’s Guide to Creativity, Community, and Wellness (Abrams) hits shelves in October.

Follow all of Vickie’s projects on social media. You can find her @vickiehowell everywhere except Pinterest, where she’s @iamvickiehowell.

Authors
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Vickie Howell

Author
Vickie Howell is the creator/host of The Webby Awards Honoree and Tellys People Choice Award Winner, The Knit Show with Vickie Howell, the first studio-quality, community funded, internationally accessible, episodic knitting series. To date the show’s channel has over 350,000 views, and viewers watching from 19+ different countries.Vickie is well-known as the host of TV shows including DIY Network & HGTV series... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
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10:00am

Haley Pierson-Cox | Saturday book signing 11 -2



Authors
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Haley Pierson-Cox

Author, Cross Stitch
Haley Pierson-Cox is the head creative at Red-Handled Scissors (formerly known as The Zen of Making). In her own words... I’m a knitter, sewer, cross-stitcher, maker of things, lover of cats, and general purveyor of quirk. I’m also an avid swearing enthusiast. (You’ve been warned... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm
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10:00am

Lee Harper, Illustrator of Woolbur | Signing Saturday 10 - 3:00 !
Lee Harper always loved to draw. His love for doodling grew into a serious ambition to be an artist and after high school he attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. He says, “After college I embarked on the most challenging and rewarding adventure of my life… being a husband and father of four wonderful children. My career path took a few detours that led me down many roads which didn’t always involve making art, but somehow life’s path led me back.”

In 2008 he illustrated his first book, Woolbur by Leslie Helakoski. In addition to illustrating books by authors like Wendi Silvano and Walter Dean Myers, Lee also wrote and illustrated three works of his own: Snow! Snow! Snow!, Coyote, and The Emperor’s Cool Clothes.

His ninth book, Ready or Not: Woolbur Goes School, another collaboration with Leslie Helakoski, was published in 2018.

Authors
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Lee Harper

Author


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm
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10:00am

Claire Gelder | Books available all day!



Authors
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Claire Gelder

Author, Wool Couture Company


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
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10:00am

Margaret Hubert | Signing 10 - 12 & 2 - 4 | Books available all day!
Last year marked the 40th anniversary of Margaret's first book!  A knitting expert ,Margaret Hubert has books using granny squares and more. Personalize any knitting pattern for a perfect fit and style all your own, with expert help from Margaret Hubert!

Designers have to create knitting patterns in standard sizes, but very few people actually match up to those "average" measurements. Body shapes vary, weight fluctuates, and good fit means different things to different people; so what is a knitter to do?

Customize Your Knitting teaches you how to adjust standard patterns to fit your unique measurements. Through techniques that Margaret Hubert has used for years to teach classes on custom fitting, you can learn to adjust patterns for a perfect fit for yourself or someone else. Yarn shop instructors can use the book to teach classes for their customers.



Authors
avatar for Margaret Hubert

Margaret Hubert

Author
Margaret Hubert is going strong at 84!  Though she is best known for her crochet books, Margaret  has written 23 books in all on both knitting and crocheting.  Her work has been featured on recent covers of Simply Crochet Magazine (UK) and her range is enormous-- from granny squares... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Melanie Falick | Books available all day!

Melanie Falick's new book is entitled, MAKING A LIFE: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life Your Were Meant to Live.

Why do we make things by hand? And why do we make them beautiful? Led by the question of 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.

“Falick’s treasury, sumptuously photographed, will appeal to anyone who admires the people dedicated to making the world around them more beautiful.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
Melanie Falick is an independent writer, editor, and creative consultant—and a lifelong maker. Formerly the publishing director of STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books, an imprint of Abrams, and the editor in chief of Interweave Knits magazine, she is also the author of Knitting in America,Kids Knitting, and Weekend Knitting, as well as several other titles. Find her on Instagram @melaniefalick and at melaniefalick.com.

Melanie will be hosting two discussions in our Tales of Yarn space about living the life of a maker. Please join her at 2:00 on Saturday, and/or 1:00 on Sunday at the end of our booth in Building B for her talks.

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Melanie Falick

Author
Melanie Falick's new book is entitled, MAKING A LIFE: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life Your Were Meant to Live.Why do we make things by hand? And why do we make them beautiful? Led by the question of 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... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
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10:00am

Susanna Leonard Hill | Signs her children's books, Saturday 10 - 4
Susanna Leonard Hill grew up in New York City with her mom and dad, one sister and two brothers, and an assortment of cats. She went to the Brearley School for K – 12, then received her B.A. in English and Psychology from Middlebury College. She then went on to get her M.A. and M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology and Special Education of Children With Learning Disabilities from Teacher’s College, Columbia University.

Her new set of board books, When Your Llama Needs a HaircutWhen Your Elephant Has the Sniffles, and others will make you laugh out loud-- and your kids, too!

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Susanna Leonard Hill

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Susanna Leonard Hill grew up in New York City with her mom and dad, one sister and two brothers, and an assortment of cats.Since then Susanna has won awards in several National Writing Contests, including First Place in the 2005 SouthWest Writer's Children's Picture Book Contest for... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
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10:00am

Hilary Emerson Lay | Kids Craft Book! Saturday signing, 10 - 4
Come meet Hilary and kids get a free bird felting mini-project while they last!

Hilary was raised on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in a highly creative family. She grew up in an old house with a sprawling expanse of yard, great big gardens, a spooky marsh, and a veritable circus of animals. At one point or another, her family has had dogs, cats, hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs, gerbils, pheasant, quail, chickens, chameleons, a crayfish, a pegasus, a parakeet, and a goat.

Kids love arts and crafts and every kid can be an artist with this book as their guide. Working with basic art supplies — from paint, markers, paper, and glue to household finds like cardboard boxes and fabric scraps — children learn that as long as they can imagine it, they can create it! This rich collection of 53 inspiring art projects for kids aged 6 and up is curated by two art educators with decades of experience, and offers up a ton of freeform fun. From Doodlemonsters and Painted Animal Rocks to Paper Bead Jewelry and Nature Weaving, projects vary in difficulty to engage a wide range of ages and abilities, and many can be made in under an hour. Every project featured in the book has been kid-made (and kid-approved!), and photos of the finished pieces serve as inspiration for kids everywhere to use art to express their imagination, humor, creativity, and individuality.

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Hilary Emerson Lay

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Hilary was raised on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in a highly creative family. She grew up in an old house with a sprawling expanse of yard, great big gardens, a spooky marsh, and a veritable circus of animals. At one point or another, her family has had dogs, cats, hamsters, rabbits... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
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  • Kids Friendly KIDS FRIENDLY

10:00am

Barbara Benson | Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits | Saturday signing 10 - 12 & 1 - 4:30
Barbara Benson, has a new book, Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits. She is also the author of Mosaic & Lace Knits: 20 Innovative Patterns Combining Slip-Stitch Colorwork and Lace Techniques.
Detailed, creative and innovative knitted accessory patterns that are well written, yarn conscious, and fun to knit.
My work focuses on creating detailed and beautiful accessory patterns. I love a small project because it means I can conceivably get it done within a month or two, instant gratification on a knitting timeline. Also, I despise weaving in ends. If I can get away with only one or two skeins of yarn then I have fewer ends to weave in.
While my first love is lace, color-work is a close second (mosaic in particular) and I have a definite soft spot for interesting textures. I keep waiting for cables to seize my imagination and can foresee the day when they become an obsession, but that day has not yet arrived. One obsession that has arrived and is here to stay is photography.



Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 4:30pm
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11:00am

Dani Ives: Journey into Painting with Wool | Tales of Yarn Talk!
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Dani Ives

Author, Fiber Artist
Dani Ives is a self-taught fiber artist, author of Painting with Wool: 16 Artful Projects to Needle Felt, and founder of Good Natured Art. Her inspiration comes from a love of nature and science, which has an enormous influence on her work.  Her enthusiasm for animals from an early age took her on a university and career path based in biology and conservation education, after which Dani worked as an educator at a... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
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11:00am

London Kaye | Book signing Saturday, 11:00 - 2:00
London Kaye is a street artist based in Los Angeles, California. Her unique use of crochet to create art pieces made entirely of yarn has brought smiles to communities around the world and has allowed London to create a business out of something handmade.
 
Born in Los Angeles, California, London received her BFA in dance from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. After graduating London realized that her love for crochet, art, being spontaneous, and bring unexpected joy came together harmoniously when she began using crochet to interact with her environment and surrounding community. London began installing art daily on the street, quickly leading to her work being easily recognized by her community's people and businesses. 
 
In 2018 London launched her own line for Lion Brand Yarn creating a line specifically made for indoor and outdoor use. Through her time leading workshops and teaching crochet, London came to realize the best qualities of her favorite hooks and combined them together using 3D printing technology to create a unique new style “Crochet Hook with a Twist”. As London’s career has expanded to collaborating with international brand names such as Red Valentino, Starbucks, Miller Lite, Chex Mix, and The Gap, London has not stopped making art for the streets. Most of her pieces are still hung on fences in public places and has been spotted in cities ranging from New York to Rome and Mexico City.

Please make sure to join us for London's talk in our Tales of Yarn space, Sunday at 9:30!

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London Kaye

Author
London Kaye is a street artist based in Los Angeles, California. Her unique use of crochet to create art pieces made entirely of yarn has brought smiles to communities around the world and has allowed London to create a business out of something handmade. Born in Los Angeles, California... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 11:00am - 2:00pm
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12:00pm

Margaret Hubert: Combining Knitting with Crochet | Tales of Yarn Talk!
Margaret Hubert is going strong at 84!  Though she is best known for her crochet books, Margaret  has written 23 books in all on both knitting and crocheting.  Her work has been featured on recent covers of Simply Crochet Magazine (UK) and her range is enormous-- from granny squares to an animal print cardigan.

Today she is going to talk about combining knitting and crochet-- one of her passions and skills!

 Among her many books are Crochet Lace for Adventurous Crocheters, The Granny Square BookLearn How to Free Form Crochet, The Complete Photo Guide to Crochetand The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting. She’s also participated as a contributing designer in many other books and has sold many designs to magazines and yarn companies.

Margaret shares: “In addition to the books, I have done two tutorial DVDs on FREE FORM KNITTING AND FREE FORM CROCHET. Free Form is my passion and I designed this little tote to give the crocheter a taste of Free Form. I teach knitting and crocheting workshops all over the country and I have been teaching at my local yarn shop in Pawling, NY for the past 17 years and I still teach there.”

Be sure to join Margaret for her Tales of Yarn talk, Saturday, 12 - 1 in our Tales of Yarn space at the back of our booth! 



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Margaret Hubert

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Margaret Hubert is going strong at 84!  Though she is best known for her crochet books, Margaret  has written 23 books in all on both knitting and crocheting.  Her work has been featured on recent covers of Simply Crochet Magazine (UK) and her range is enormous-- from granny squares... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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12:00pm

Courtney Spainhower | Saturday book signing, 12 - 2
Please join us to meet Courtney Spainhower as she signs her new book, Elemental Knits: A Perennial Knitwear Collection

Courtney is a creator... in her own words... "I was always a creator, stapling fabric together to make “clothes” as a kid, spurring my mother to buy me my first sewing machine when I was 12.  Sewing, as it turned out, was a bit to rigid for me… I’ve never been good at measuring twice! I’m still not a proficient seamstress, but I have always been a passionate creator.  I went to school for fine art specializing in ceramics and printmaking however, as a stay-at-home mother, I discovered knitting - the perfect blend of child-friendly and portable while fulfilling my desperate need to keep my restless hands busy.  I love a good problem to solve, I love a mystery, I love creating something that will be used, and knitwear design checked all the boxes.  I dove in to designing as Pink Brutus Knits full-time in 2009.  Many of my works feature unusual shaping and a lot of texture, but it's not ideal being the knitter of the family.

Saturday October 19, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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12:00pm

Jennifer Churchman - Sweet Pea and Friends | Saturday book signing 12 - 3
Jennifer is a writer, photographer and multimedia artist, she has loved telling and writing stories all her life. She writes with her husband, John.

In their New York Times Bestselling Children’s Book ~ The SheepOver, Jennifer and John bring their talents together to give voice to the stories of the animals that surround them and add boundless enjoyment to their lives. They have made their home on a small farm in the beautiful countryside of Essex, Vermont, with their daughter.

They are currently working on their next children’s book and a variety of related creative projects.

All their books feature their photo-illustrations of the real animals on their bustling Vermont farm including fan favorites Sweet Pea from The Sheepover and Finn from Brave Little Finn.  Their books celebrate the joy of finding just where you belong.


Saturday October 19, 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm
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1:00pm

Claire Gelder: Founder of Wool Couture and Mabel Bunny & Co | Tales of Yarn Talk!
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Claire Gelder

Author, Wool Couture Company


Saturday October 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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1:00pm

Clara Parkes | Vanishing Fleece, Saturday book signing 1 - 3
Clara's new book, Vanishing Fleece,  is "...a fast-paced account of the year Clara Parkes spent transforming a 676-pound bale of fleece into saleable yarn, and the people and vanishing industry she discovered along the way."  

Author of five other books including the New York Times bestselling Knitlandia, Clara has dedicated her life to figuring out what makes yarn tick—and finding the right words to write about it. She turned passion into profession in 2000 when she launched Knitter’s Review, the first comprehensive online knitting magazine and community.

Since then, through her writings, workshops, books, television and radio appearances, custom-sourced yarns, and yarn consulting services, Parkes has championed the notion of paying closer attention to what you knit and where it came from.

Clara will be signing books at the Merritt Bookstore space in Building B.  Please make sure to join us for her talk about her new book, on Sunday at 10:30 in our Tales of Yarn space!

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Clara Parkes

Author
Clara Parkes is a renowned knitter and author of five books including the New York Times bestselling Knitlandia, Clara has dedicated her life to figuring out what makes yarn tick—and finding the right words to write about it. She turned passion into profession in 2000 when she... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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1:00pm

Dani Ives | Saturday book signing, 1- 4pm
Dani Ives is a self-taught fiber artist, author of Painting with Wool: 16 Artful Projects to Needle Felt, and founder of Good Natured Art. Her inspiration comes from a love of nature and science, which has an enormous influence on her work.  

Her enthusiasm for animals from an early age took her on a university and career path based in biology and conservation education, after which Dani worked as an educator at a zoo for ten years. During her conservation education career, she sought out hobbies to fulfill a need for artistic endeavors and stumbled upon needle felting. Over the course of a few years, Dani developed her distinct style of needle felting that she calls "painting with wool." With this style, instead of using paint and a brush, she uses wool fibers and a felting needle to create the effects of layering color, creating texture and depth. She strives to push the boundaries of this fiber art by creating animal portraits and botanical pieces that are packed with details and realism.

Dani has taught hundreds of students in workshops across the United States and internationally, including a six-week course at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. She really enjoys teaching others how to create their own needle felted "paintings" and loves to see students discover the endless possibilities of working in fiber arts. Dani lives in Northwest Arkansas and is currently writing her first book.

Please make sure to join us for Dani's talk in our Tales of Yarn space on Saturday at 11:00!

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Dani Ives

Author, Fiber Artist
Dani Ives is a self-taught fiber artist, author of Painting with Wool: 16 Artful Projects to Needle Felt, and founder of Good Natured Art. Her inspiration comes from a love of nature and science, which has an enormous influence on her work.  Her enthusiasm for animals from an early age took her on a university and career path based in biology and conservation education, after which Dani worked as an educator at a... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
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2:00pm

Melanie Falick: Making a Life: Discussion with Melanie Falick and Kay Gardiner | Tales of Yarn Talk!
Melanie Falick's new book is entitled, MAKING A LIFE: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life Your Were Meant to Live.

Why do we make things by hand? And why do we make them beautiful? Led by the question of 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.

“Falick’s treasury, sumptuously photographed, will appeal to anyone who admires the people dedicated to making the world around them more beautiful.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
Melanie Falick is an independent writer, editor, and creative consultant—and a lifelong maker. Formerly the publishing director of STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books, an imprint of Abrams, and the editor in chief of Interweave Knits magazine, she is also the author of Knitting in America,Kids Knitting, and Weekend Knitting, as well as several other titles. Find her on Instagram @melaniefalick and at melaniefalick.com.

Melanie will be hosting two discussions in our Tales of Yarn space about living the life of a maker. Please join her at 2:00 on Saturday, and/or 1:00 on Sunday at the end of our booth in Building B for her talks.

Authors
avatar for Melanie Falick

Melanie Falick

Author
Melanie Falick's new book is entitled, MAKING A LIFE: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life Your Were Meant to Live.Why do we make things by hand? And why do we make them beautiful? Led by the question of 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... Read More →
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Kay Gardiner

Author, Mason Dixon Knitting
Kay Gardiner and her co-founder, Ann Shaye, started a blog, Mason-Dixon Knitting, in 2003. As daily, obsessed knitters, we “met” on the Internet and thought it would be fun to share our profound and awesome knitting thoughts with the entire world. Before long, we found ourselves... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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3:00pm

Katrina Rodabaugh | Booksigning, Mending Matters | 3:00 - 4:00
Kristina joins us again to sign her book, Mending Matters !

In her own words...

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, and prioritizing handmade or secondhand garments instead of buying new clothing. I also grow, forage, and harvest dye plants near my farmhouse in the Hudson Valley.

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Katrina Rodabaugh

Author
We are so pleased to welcome Katrina back to the festival-- her book, Mending Matters, sold out of its first printing just weeks after last year's festival.  She focuses on fiber arts, sustainability, and slow fashion. In her own words... I’m an artist, writer, and crafter working... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 3:00pm - 3:00pm
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3:00pm

Loopy Mango, with Oejong Kim: 3 Yarns, 3 Projects. | Tales of Yarn Talk!
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Oejong Kim

Author, Loopy Mango, Loopy Mango
Oejong Kim one of the co-founders of Loopy Mango 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... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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4:00pm

Vickie Howell, The Knit Vibe: How the Way We Create Expresses Who We Are | Tales of Yarn Panel Discussion!
In this panel discussion Vickie talks with creators featured in her latest book, The Knit Vibe (Abrams) and using it as a guide, looks at the holistic affect that being a knitter can have on our lives.   Through a glimpse into the minds of some of the designers who direct the projects we make, the causes that inspire us to use our craft for activism, the stories of some who make up our diverse community, and the positive influence of knitting on our mental and spiritual health, she’ll discuss how our creative endeavors help us express ourselves, empower us, process difficult times, channel our inner being, and create an over all openness — positive knit vibes, if you will — towards our fellow human beings.

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Vickie Howell

Author
Vickie Howell is the creator/host of The Webby Awards Honoree and Tellys People Choice Award Winner, The Knit Show with Vickie Howell, the first studio-quality, community funded, internationally accessible, episodic knitting series. To date the show’s channel has over 350,000 views, and viewers watching from 19+ different countries.Vickie is well-known as the host of TV shows including DIY Network & HGTV series... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Sunday, October 20
 

TBA

Barbara Benson | Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits | Sunday signing 10 - 2
Barbara Benson, has a new book, Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits. She is also the author of Mosaic & Lace Knits: 20 Innovative Patterns Combining Slip-Stitch Colorwork and Lace Techniques.
Detailed, creative and innovative knitted accessory patterns that are well written, yarn conscious, and fun to knit.
My work focuses on creating detailed and beautiful accessory patterns. I love a small project because it means I can conceivably get it done within a month or two, instant gratification on a knitting timeline. Also, I despise weaving in ends. If I can get away with only one or two skeins of yarn then I have fewer ends to weave in.
While my first love is lace, color-work is a close second (mosaic in particular) and I have a definite soft spot for interesting textures. I keep waiting for cables to seize my imagination and can foresee the day when they become an obsession, but that day has not yet arrived. One obsession that has arrived and is here to stay is photography.




Sunday October 20, 2019 TBA
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9:00am

Jen Arnall-Culliford | A Year in Techniques + Boost Your Knitting | Sunday signing 9 - 12
Jennifer and her husband, Jim, founded and run A C Knitwear. Together, they produce technique-led publications that use patterns from talented designers, supported by photo and video tutorials, to empower hand-knitters to learn new skills and unlock their full knitting potential.

Jen’s  brain loves to unpick technical knitting issues, and she is so happy that her day job involves helping other knitters to find their own “A-ha!” moments. She started out as a technical editor, working with some of the biggest names in the hand-knitting industry. She worked with independent designers, yarn companies and publishers, to ensure that their pattern instructions were a joy to work from. She has a reputation for consistent and accurate pattern writing, as well as detailed and easy to follow tutorials. And she’s a giggle to work with. Jen is a reluctant designer, but sometimes an idea is just too persistent to be ignored. She's led by a fascination with techniques in combination with a love of her local area and bird life.

Meet Jen when she signs her two books with us,Saturday and Sunday, from 9 - 12!


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Jennifer Arnall-Culliford

Author, A-C Knitwear
Jennifer and her husband, Jim, founded and run A C Knitwear. Together, they produce technique-led publications that use patterns from talented designers, supported by photo and video tutorials, to empower hand-knitters to learn new skills and unlock their full knitting potential.Jen’s... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
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9:00am

Emily Foden | Signing Knits About Winter | both days at PomPom Booth
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Emily Foden

Author
Emily Foden of Viola Yarns has created a world full of beauty and whimsy. There is a nostalgia to her color palette that gently invites us to delve into memories of playing outdoors as a child… for me, it feels reminiscent of the changing of the seasons.Based in Moorseburg, Ontario, Emily lives and works i... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
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9:00am

Mason Dixon Knitting! | Sunday signing 9 - 12 & 2 - 4
Mason Dixon brings the world patterns by their wonderful contributors... 

Authors
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Kay Gardiner

Author, Mason Dixon Knitting
Kay Gardiner and her co-founder, Ann Shaye, started a blog, Mason-Dixon Knitting, in 2003. As daily, obsessed knitters, we “met” on the Internet and thought it would be fun to share our profound and awesome knitting thoughts with the entire world. Before long, we found ourselves... Read More →
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Ann Shayne

Author, Mason Dixon Knitting
Ann Shaye and her co-founder, Kay Gardiner, started a blog, Mason-Dixon Knitting, in 2003. As daily, obsessed knitters, we “met” on the Internet and thought it would be fun to share our profound and awesome knitting thoughts with the entire world. Before long, we found ourselves... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
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9:00am

Ocean Rose, Botanical Dyer | Hand dyed yarn, all day, Saturday and Sunday
Ocean Rose brings her gorgeous hand dyed yarn to us from London.

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Ocean Rose

Botanical Dyer
Ocean Rose is a botanical dyer who is coming from London with her gorgeous yarn.



Sunday October 20, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
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9:00am

Pom Pom Magazine | All issues + new books, signings 11 - 2 each day, and more!
Pom Pom continues to bring us gorgeous, thoughtful books, and their wonderful magazine.

Pom Pom was founded in 2012 as a quarterly that presents knitting, crochet, and craft in the modern, beautiful, and meaningful way we’ve always known it should be. Mainly conceived as a collection of patterns complemented by thoughtful writing and useful tutorials, we also celebrate the joy of making, hopefully without taking ourselves too seriously!

Since our kitchen table beginnings, we’ve gone on to feature some of the most well-known and loved independent designers and yarn producers, with some of the less well-known also growing along with us. We are so proud and lucky to be able to say that Pom Pom is now stocked at over 250 locally-owned yarn and craft stores across four continents and 20 countries. At Pom Pom we know that knitters are creative, curious people – so we also include lots of other features we think you’ll enjoy – from cocktail recipes, to dyeing tutorials, to articles about 18th century paper cut artists! Basically anything we think will inspire you. We also take pride in every detail of our magazine, from the typefaces we use right down to the paper we’re printed on – knitters are tactile people after all! We have always been, and continue to be, printed in the United Kingdom.

Pom Pom continues to grow, and we very much value each and everyone of you along with us on the journey! We are so excited about bringing you more thoughtful, beautiful, joyful, educational, and inspirational knitted (and crocheted!) goodness for a long time to come.

Please join us for our PomPom hosted panel discussion, Diversity and Inclusion in the Craft Community, on Sunday from 11:30 - 1:00 in our Tales of Yarn space. 


 

Authors
avatar for Meghan Fernandes

Meghan Fernandes

Co-Founder, Editor, Designer, Pom Pom Quarterly
Meghan Fernandes is co-founder and editor at Pom Pom Quarterly. She is a former American transplant to London, where she lived for a decade. Now back in her native land, she is at the helm of Pom Pom in North America. While in London she wrote her MA dissertation on knitting in 20th... Read More →
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Lydia Gluck

Co-Founder, Editor, Designer, Pom Pom Quarterly
Lydia Gluck is co-founder and editor of Pom Pom Quarterly. She was born in London, grew up in Wales, studied in Manchester, and left her heart in Mexico. She has always had a crafty streak, dabbling in everything from furniture making to papier mache. Lydia has a background in linguistics... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
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9:30am

Courtney Spainhower | Sunday book signing, 9:30 - 10:30
Please join us to meet Courtney Spainhower as she signs her new book, Elemental Knits: A Perennial Knitwear Collection

Courtney is a creator... in her own words... "I was always a creator, stapling fabric together to make “clothes” as a kid, spurring my mother to buy me my first sewing machine when I was 12.  Sewing, as it turned out, was a bit to rigid for me… I’ve never been good at measuring twice! I’m still not a proficient seamstress, but I have always been a passionate creator.  I went to school for fine art specializing in ceramics and printmaking however, as a stay-at-home mother, I discovered knitting - the perfect blend of child-friendly and portable while fulfilling my desperate need to keep my restless hands busy.  I love a good problem to solve, I love a mystery, I love creating something that will be used, and knitwear design checked all the boxes.  I dove in to designing as Pink Brutus Knits full-time in 2009.  Many of my works feature unusual shaping and a lot of texture, but it's not ideal being the knitter of the family.

Sunday October 20, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
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9:30am

Crochet with London Kaye: How to Turn Your Passion into a Career | Tales of Yarn Talk!
Authors
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London Kaye

Author
London Kaye is a street artist based in Los Angeles, California. Her unique use of crochet to create art pieces made entirely of yarn has brought smiles to communities around the world and has allowed London to create a business out of something handmade. Born in Los Angeles, California... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:30am

Nancy Shaw | Sheep in a Jeep and more, Sunday signing 9:15 - 2:30
Author Nancy Shaw  has come back with her marvelous flock of  stories about our favorite sheep.  We have board books and hardcover, and our new 5 in 1!  From her classic, Sheep in a Jeep, to the newer, Sheep Go to Sleep, Nancy always pleases!  In Sheep Go to Sleep, the tale begins with the walk home... it's time for bed but the sheep just aren't ready to settle down (sound familiar?)... But no fear.  A caring and trust worthy sheepdog is there to help. What will these restless sheep need before they are ready to go to sleep?  A hug?  A blanket?  A drink of water?  Will this loving and dedicated collie ever get these bleating sheep to sleep?  We simply love this story and know you will too.

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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."



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Nancy Shaw

Author, Sheep in a Jeep,
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... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 9:30am - 2:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

9:30am

TALES OF YARN TALKS: All weekend, see schedule for specific talks and details!
The Merritt Bookstore created the Tales of Yarn space to give authors a place to talk about their books, current projects, and other details of their craft.  At the back of our booth in Building B, we have increased the size of our overall space and the space dedicated to Tales of Yarn.  

All talks begin seating at the start time, and the speakers will commence 10 minutes past the published start time, or when the seats are filled. There is usually time for Q&A during the last 10-15 minutes of the talk. Afterwards, the authors return to their designated tables in our space to sign copies of their books.

Please join us!

Childrens Book Reading! Saturday, 9:15 - 10:00

Barbara Benson: Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits | Saturday, 10:00 - 11:00

Dani Ives: Painting with Wool | Saturday, 11:00 - 12:00

Margaret Hubert: Combining Knitting with Crochet | Saturday, 12:00 - 1:00

Claire Gelder: Founder of Wool Couture and Mabel Bunny & Co | Saturday, 1:00 - 2:00

Melanie Falick: A Maker's Life: Discussion with Melanie Falick and Guests | Saturday, 2:00 - 3:15

Loopy Mango, Oejong Kim: 3 Yarns, 3 Projects | Saturday, 3:15 - 4:15

Crochet with London Kaye: How to Turn Your Passion into a Career | Sunday, 9:30 - 10:30

Clara Parkes: Adventures in American Wool | Sunday, 10:30 - 11:30

Diversity and Inclusion in the Craft Community: Pom Pom Hosted Panel | Sunday, 11:30 - 1:00

Melanie Falick: A Maker's Life: Discussion with Melanie Falick and Guests | Sunday, 1:00 - 2:00


Authors
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Melanie Falick

Author
Melanie Falick's new book is entitled, MAKING A LIFE: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life Your Were Meant to Live.Why do we make things by hand? And why do we make them beautiful? Led by the question of 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... Read More →
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Meghan Fernandes

Co-Founder, Editor, Designer, Pom Pom Quarterly
Meghan Fernandes is co-founder and editor at Pom Pom Quarterly. She is a former American transplant to London, where she lived for a decade. Now back in her native land, she is at the helm of Pom Pom in North America. While in London she wrote her MA dissertation on knitting in 20th... Read More →
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London Kaye

Author
London Kaye is a street artist based in Los Angeles, California. Her unique use of crochet to create art pieces made entirely of yarn has brought smiles to communities around the world and has allowed London to create a business out of something handmade. Born in Los Angeles, California... Read More →
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Clara Parkes

Author
Clara Parkes is a renowned knitter and author of five books including the New York Times bestselling Knitlandia, Clara has dedicated her life to figuring out what makes yarn tick—and finding the right words to write about it. She turned passion into profession in 2000 when she... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 9:30am - 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Jennifer Churchman - Sweet Pea and Friends | Sunday book signing 10 - 1
Jennifer is a writer, photographer and multimedia artist, she has loved telling and writing stories all her life. She writes with her husband, John.

In their New York Times Bestselling Children’s Book ~ The SheepOver, Jennifer and John bring their talents together to give voice to the stories of the animals that surround them and add boundless enjoyment to their lives. They have made their home on a small farm in the beautiful countryside of Essex, Vermont, with their daughter.

They are currently working on their next children’s book and a variety of related creative projects.

All their books feature their photo-illustrations of the real animals on their bustling Vermont farm including fan favorites Sweet Pea from The Sheepover and Finn from Brave Little Finn.  Their books celebrate the joy of finding just where you belong.


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Dora Ohrenstein | Sunday book signing 10 - 2
Working a garment from the top down is a popular knitting technique, and now, with Top-Down Crochet Sweaters, designer Dora Ohrenstein opens up the technique to crocheters, offering them the chance to unpack and explore all the beautiful possibilities available with top-down crochet garments. After a thorough workshop on the top-down technique — with step-by-step instructions accompanied by color photographs — Ohrenstein presents 14 sweater patterns. Two versions of each sweater are made with different yarns, usually in a different gauge, with options for six different sizes and variations in style. With options for several different necklines, silhouettes, lengths, and other stylistic elements, plus unique stitches to optimize shaping and drape, crocheters will be amazed by the stylish, contemporary designs now available for their favorite craft.



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Dora Ohrenstein

Author
Dora Ohrenstein a crochet designer, author and teacher who has been at this for - can you believe it - 12 years! My sixth book, Top Down Crochet Sweaters was published in December 2016. Previous books include The Crocheter’s Skill Building Handbook (Storey), The New Tunisian Crochet... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Haley Pierson-Cox | Sunday book signing 10 -12 & 2 - 4



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Haley Pierson-Cox

Author, Cross Stitch
Haley Pierson-Cox is the head creative at Red-Handled Scissors (formerly known as The Zen of Making). In her own words... I’m a knitter, sewer, cross-stitcher, maker of things, lover of cats, and general purveyor of quirk. I’m also an avid swearing enthusiast. (You’ve been warned... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Margaret Hubert | Sunday signing 10 - 2 |
Last year marked the 40th anniversary of Margaret's first book!  A knitting expert ,Margaret Hubert has books using granny squares and more. Personalize any knitting pattern for a perfect fit and style all your own, with expert help from Margaret Hubert!

Designers have to create knitting patterns in standard sizes, but very few people actually match up to those "average" measurements. Body shapes vary, weight fluctuates, and good fit means different things to different people; so what is a knitter to do?

Customize Your Knitting teaches you how to adjust standard patterns to fit your unique measurements. Through techniques that Margaret Hubert has used for years to teach classes on custom fitting, you can learn to adjust patterns for a perfect fit for yourself or someone else. Yarn shop instructors can use the book to teach classes for their customers.

Please make sure to join Margaret for her talk about combining knitting and crochet, in our Tales of Yarn space, Saturday, at noon.



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Margaret Hubert

Author
Margaret Hubert is going strong at 84!  Though she is best known for her crochet books, Margaret  has written 23 books in all on both knitting and crocheting.  Her work has been featured on recent covers of Simply Crochet Magazine (UK) and her range is enormous-- from granny squares... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Susanna Leonard Hill | Signs her children's books, Sunday 10 - 3
Limited Capacity seats available

Susanna Leonard Hill grew up in New York City with her mom and dad, one sister and two brothers, and an assortment of cats. She went to the Brearley School for K – 12, then received her B.A. in English and Psychology from Middlebury College. She then went on to get her M.A. and M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology and Special Education of Children With Learning Disabilities from Teacher’s College, Columbia University.

Her new set of board books, When Your Llama Needs a HaircutWhen Your Elephant Has the Sniffles, and others will make you laugh out loud-- and your kids, too!

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Susanna Leonard Hill

Author
Susanna Leonard Hill grew up in New York City with her mom and dad, one sister and two brothers, and an assortment of cats.Since then Susanna has won awards in several National Writing Contests, including First Place in the 2005 SouthWest Writer's Children's Picture Book Contest for... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 3:00pm
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10:00am

Elisha Cooper | Sunday book signing 10 - 3

Elisha Cooper is the author of Big Cat, Little Cat, and FarmTrain8: An Animal Alphabet. Other children’s books include Beach, a Society of Illustrators Gold Medal Winner, and Dance!, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. Books for adults include A Year in New York, and the memoirs Crawling: A Father’s First Yearand Falling: A Daughter, A Father, and a Journey Back. Cooper lives with his family in New York City.

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Elisha Cooper

Author
Elisha Cooper is the author of Big Cat, Little Cat, and FarmTrain8: An Animal Alphabet. Other children’s books include Beach, a Society of Illustrators Gold Medal Winner, and Dance!, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. Books for adults include A Year... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Claire Gelder | Books available all day!



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Claire Gelder

Author, Wool Couture Company


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:00am

Melanie Falick | Books available all day!

Melanie Falick's new book is entitled, MAKING A LIFE: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life Your Were Meant to Live.

Why do we make things by hand? And why do we make them beautiful? Led by the question of 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.

“Falick’s treasury, sumptuously photographed, will appeal to anyone who admires the people dedicated to making the world around them more beautiful.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
Melanie Falick is an independent writer, editor, and creative consultant—and a lifelong maker. Formerly the publishing director of STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books, an imprint of Abrams, and the editor in chief of Interweave Knits magazine, she is also the author of Knitting in America,Kids Knitting, and Weekend Knitting, as well as several other titles. Find her on Instagram @melaniefalick and at melaniefalick.com.

Melanie will be hosting two discussions in our Tales of Yarn space about living the life of a maker. Please join her at 2:00 on Saturday, and/or 1:00 on Sunday at the end of our booth in Building B for her talks.

Authors
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Melanie Falick

Author
Melanie Falick's new book is entitled, MAKING A LIFE: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life Your Were Meant to Live.Why do we make things by hand? And why do we make them beautiful? Led by the question of 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... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:30am

Clara Parkes: Adventures in American Wool | Tales of Yarn Talk!
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Clara Parkes

Author
Clara Parkes is a renowned knitter and author of five books including the New York Times bestselling Knitlandia, Clara has dedicated her life to figuring out what makes yarn tick—and finding the right words to write about it. She turned passion into profession in 2000 when she... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

10:30am

London Kaye | Book signing Sunday, 10:30 - 1:30
London Kaye is a street artist based in Los Angeles, California. Her unique use of crochet to create art pieces made entirely of yarn has brought smiles to communities around the world and has allowed London to create a business out of something handmade.
 
Born in Los Angeles, California, London received her BFA in dance from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. After graduating London realized that her love for crochet, art, being spontaneous, and bring unexpected joy came together harmoniously when she began using crochet to interact with her environment and surrounding community. London began installing art daily on the street, quickly leading to her work being easily recognized by her community's people and businesses. 
 
In 2018 London launched her own line for Lion Brand Yarn creating a line specifically made for indoor and outdoor use. Through her time leading workshops and teaching crochet, London came to realize the best qualities of her favorite hooks and combined them together using 3D printing technology to create a unique new style “Crochet Hook with a Twist”. As London’s career has expanded to collaborating with international brand names such as Red Valentino, Starbucks, Miller Lite, Chex Mix, and The Gap, London has not stopped making art for the streets. Most of her pieces are still hung on fences in public places and has been spotted in cities ranging from New York to Rome and Mexico City.

Please make sure to join us for London's talk in our Tales of Yarn space, Sunday at 9:30!

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London Kaye

Author
London Kaye is a street artist based in Los Angeles, California. Her unique use of crochet to create art pieces made entirely of yarn has brought smiles to communities around the world and has allowed London to create a business out of something handmade. Born in Los Angeles, California... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 10:30am - 1:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:00am

Ainur Berkimbayeva | Signing with PomPom, Sunday, 11:00 - 1:00
In her own words... I’m a stay-at-home mama of two adorable boys. I knit whenever I get a chance during the day, and I design knitting patterns when the boys go to sleep. My boys and the beautiful scenery of Upstate NY are my sources of inspiration for knitwear design. In my previous life, I was an elementary school teacher.


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Ainur Berkimbayeva

Author
In her own words... I’m a stay-at-home mama of two adorable boys. I knit whenever I get a chance during the day, and I design knitting patterns when the boys go to sleep. My boys and the beautiful scenery of Upstate NY are my sources of inspiration for knitwear design. In my previous... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:15am

Clara Parkes | Vanishing Fleece, Sunday book signing 11:15 - 1
Clara's new book, Vanishing Fleece,  is "...a fast-paced account of the year Clara Parkes spent transforming a 676-pound bale of fleece into saleable yarn, and the people and vanishing industry she discovered along the way."  

Author of five other books including the New York Times bestselling Knitlandia, Clara has dedicated her life to figuring out what makes yarn tick—and finding the right words to write about it. She turned passion into profession in 2000 when she launched Knitter’s Review, the first comprehensive online knitting magazine and community.

Since then, through her writings, workshops, books, television and radio appearances, custom-sourced yarns, and yarn consulting services, Parkes has championed the notion of paying closer attention to what you knit and where it came from.

Clara will be signing books at the Merritt Bookstore space in Building B starting at 11:15 on Sunday, right after her Tales of Yarn presentation at the back of our space.


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Clara Parkes

Author
Clara Parkes is a renowned knitter and author of five books including the New York Times bestselling Knitlandia, Clara has dedicated her life to figuring out what makes yarn tick—and finding the right words to write about it. She turned passion into profession in 2000 when she... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 11:15am - 11:30am
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

11:30am

1:00pm

Melanie Falick: Making a Life: Discussion with Melanie Falick and Kay Gardiner | Tales of Yarn Talk!
Melanie Falick's new book is entitled, MAKING A LIFE: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life Your Were Meant to Live.

Why do we make things by hand? And why do we make them beautiful? Led by the question of 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.

“Falick’s treasury, sumptuously photographed, will appeal to anyone who admires the people dedicated to making the world around them more beautiful.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
Melanie Falick is an independent writer, editor, and creative consultant—and a lifelong maker. Formerly the publishing director of STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books, an imprint of Abrams, and the editor in chief of Interweave Knits magazine, she is also the author of Knitting in America,Kids Knitting, and Weekend Knitting, as well as several other titles. Find her on Instagram @melaniefalick and at melaniefalick.com.

Melanie will be hosting two discussions in our Tales of Yarn space about living the life of a maker. Please join her at 2:00 on Saturday, and/or 1:00 on Sunday at the end of our booth in Building B for her talks.

Authors
avatar for Melanie Falick

Melanie Falick

Author
Melanie Falick's new book is entitled, MAKING A LIFE: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life Your Were Meant to Live.Why do we make things by hand? And why do we make them beautiful? Led by the question of 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... Read More →
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Kay Gardiner

Author, Mason Dixon Knitting
Kay Gardiner and her co-founder, Ann Shaye, started a blog, Mason-Dixon Knitting, in 2003. As daily, obsessed knitters, we “met” on the Internet and thought it would be fun to share our profound and awesome knitting thoughts with the entire world. Before long, we found ourselves... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

2:00pm

Knit Like A Local: Kathleen Dames + Alice O'Reilly | Tales of Yarn Talk!
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Kathleen Dames

Author
Kathleen Dames lives and knits in New York City.In her words... Though I didn’t realize it at the time, I’ve been a knitwear designer from my first large-scale knitting project, a poncho for which I wanted to use a different yarn than specified, as well as a different stitch... Read More →
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Alice O'Reilly

Author, Backyard Fiberworks
Alice O'Reilly is the founder and head dyer at Backyard Fiberworks.I decided to call it Backyard Fiberworks because my color inspiration is pulled out of the backyard. I find inspiration everywhere really but there is nothing like going with instinct. Color theory is great, I did... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475