Part of the fun of Knit Stars will be pulling back the curtain on some of the most magical, yarny places in the universe. One of these ultimate fiber destinations is the Koigu farm in Ontario, Canada, where Taiu Landra, her mother Maie, and her daughter, Kersti, create color masterpieces every day.
The Knit Stars production team recently traveled to Southeastern Quebec to film hot indie dyers Julie and Jean-Francois Asselin. This creative power couple is every bit as irresistible as their lovely, hand-dyed yarns! They gave us a tour of their dye process and shared a wealth of information.
Have you always wanted to knit your first garment, but you’ve been afraid to try? Or maybe you’ve been hand-knitting sweaters and cardigans for years, but you’ve always wondered if there’s a better way?
Hannah’s family of 4 recently sized down from an 1,800 sq ft house to 750 sq ft, with the intention of leading a more purposeful, simplified life. And that meant that Hannah’s stash had to size down too – way down! In her words, “it’s taken sacrifice, but we are seeing many benefits in our everyday life.”
When Julie Asselin, one of our 9 Knit Stars instructors, heard we were thinking about offering some exclusive yarns and color ways, she instantly wanted IN! And since Julie Asselin Hand-Dyed Yarns is one of the hottest indie dyers in the world right now, of course we were IN too!
When Stephen West talks, people listen. So when we asked Stephen what yarns he’s loving most right now, and he mentioned Republic of Wool, we couldn’t navigate to their website fast enough. And what we found there…ahhhhh…swoon.
You know how Hollywood starlets always seem to have that perfect color of red lipstick? Well here it is in fiber form… Yarn Carnival has created “Star Status Lipstick” exclusively for pre-order by Knit Stars participants.