Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Seattle Yarn Presents Freeform Knit & Crochet Artist Prudence Mapstone

Book Signing & Demonstration of Prudence’s Legendary Freeform Fiber Techniques

Saturday, July 5, 2008
2:00 – 4:00 PM

Prudence Mapstone, fiber artist and international authority on Freeform Knitting and Crochet, is the author of "Freeform", "Never Too Many Handbags" and other publications. She is widely known as an artist, teacher and lecturer. Exploring form, color and texture, she combines age-old ‘domestic’ skills with new, fresh techniques, to create one-of-a-kind works of fiber art.Prudence’s work has been shown at fiber art exhibitions throughout the world. For her current art initiative, the Pink Project, she is gathering pink-themed freeform pieces from knitters and crocheters worldwide, to be assembled into a group of auction items for the benefit of Breast Cancer Research.

Read more about Prudence at: www.knotjustknitting.com

Seats are limited. Tickets are free but must be obtained in advance from Seattle Yarn by calling (206) 935-2010.

Already a fan? Bring a pink scrumble for Prudence’s Pink Project to benefit Breast Cancer Research

at Seattle Yarn, 5633 California Avenue SW

Monday, June 2, 2008

Willow Run--Away

The LYStour started with beautiful weather and a bit of a downer. Someone stole our willow tree.  
When I toured the Chinese Garden in West Seattle, I learned that these trees were called friendship trees.  After a visit, you gave your friend a snip of your tree, they planted it in their yard and as it grew they remembered you.  So sorry they have to take the whole tree--no friendship vibes for those characters as far as I'm concerned.

The rest of the day and tour turned out to be beautiful with wonderful people coming through our store.  We had 96 drawing entries the first day and 312 during the whole tour.  We hope you had a good time on the tour and look forward to doing it again next year.