Sunday, August 17, 2008

Istanbul Knitter

A photo sent to me by my daughter, who's visiting Turkey right now. This knitter is plying her wares in one of Istanbul's back streets. Note the feral cat in the corner--the city is full of cats who belong to no one yet are taken care of by everyone.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

We Stitched and They Pitched

On Thursday we celebrated the Fourth year of Stitch N Pitch in Seattle. There are Stitch N Pitches all over the country now, but we in the Northwest had the first one and the rest of the country is trying to live up to our original model. This year's event had 27 stores and knitting organizations participating in this great meet and greet. This has become an almost family event with most of us knowing something about most and some of us knowing too much about a few. The evening was beautiful, we had a great time and the Mariners won! Beer, hot dogs and chocolate dipped strawberries made for a memorable event.

Seattle Yarn took Art Felt to the ball game. We've been enjoying this new art form this past year. It was a great hit at our annual trek to the Sewing Expo in Puyallup in March. So we invited the experts to help us present this art to the greater Seattle area.

Karin Skacel, owner of Skacel, and Joanne Ellis, sales rep for Skacel, joined us at the table. Skacel worked to create Artfelt and worked with vendors in Europe to create the supplies for this new felting method and finally imported this great product to America. Joanne has been selling and working with this art since day one. She teaches a great class and has made some incredible pieces.

If you didn't get a chance to see all the great samples at the Stitch N Pitch, be sure to come by Seattle Yarn to see the in house samples and pick up a starter kit, or sign up for a class with Lia, our in-store expert.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

We Made Best of Seattle 2008!

Seattle Yarn scored a Best of Seattle 2008 profile in the Seattle Weekly's annual roundup of the very best Seattle has to offer.

You can find it on newsstands today, or click here to read the profile.

Thank you for your support!