What a great weekend!
Rebel Yarns troopers (Denise, Rona, Inken, Shauna, Miriam, Amy and an assortment of newcomers) braved the sweltering heat and humidity to come out to Maplewoodstock and yarnstorm. And thanks to Meera of Knitknack for supplying us with such beautiful yarn for the weekend. (And Glenn for teaching me how to really take pictures)
We were surrounded by friends, great music and a hillside of concert goers who seemed to really appreciate our work. There were quite a few people who came up to see what we were doing and recognized us from our recent installation for the Artists Studio Tour. There were also quite a few kids who stopped by to learn to knit. We’ve begun to notice how many kids are drawn to the fiberarts. Those that come through usually comment that “their grandmother knits” or “their aunt crochets blankets for them.” It seems that these traditions have skipped a generation or two. It’s exciting to see them make their way back. It’s also satisfying to help pass these skills on in such a nontraditional manner. To watch knitting and crochet evolve into a form a self expression.
Also a big thanks to Rona for inspiring some of us to take up tunisian crochet this weekend. It’s so much fun and looks gorgeous. More on that later…