WWW: The industry, technology and fashion.

The Guardian paper in the UK has a great article about the state of knitting in 2011 – about the industry, trends and the influence of knitting on the broader culture.

Farhad Manjoo, the well-respected tech columnist for Slate magazine, wrote a rather wonderful and not-at-all patronizing profile of Ravelry last week. We all know Ravelry is that cool, but it’s nice to see that the muggles appreciate it, too.

Step-by-step instructions, with a bonus helping of lively commentary.

Italian fashion house Prada showed purses hand-knit out of strips of leather for the Fall 2010 season.

Pop culture blog Jezebel features a tutorial on how to knit your own Prada-inspired purse.  Jezebel’s writing style is irreverent and just a touch snarky – it’s a fun read even if you don’t want to make the bag.

The artist Cobey in her studio.

A lovely profile of Maine fiber artist and author Katharine Cobey in a local  newspaper.  There are some fabulous pictures of her work on her website.

Her book, Diagonal Knitting, published by Schoolhouse Press in 2010, is absolutely fascinating.

A great way to spend an autumn weekend.

Awesome event alert! The inaugural KnitEast, the Atlantic Fibre Festival is running September 30-October 2nd in St. Andrews By-The-Sea in New Brunswick. The weekend features some seriously great shopping and a terrific slate of classes, with such luminaries as Lucy Neatby, Cat Bordhi, Veronik Avery and Stephanie Pearl-McPhee.

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6 thoughts on “WWW: The industry, technology and fashion.

  1. Sandi

    I would love to go to the Atlantic Fibre Fest, but it’s the same weekend as my Fall Quilting Retreat. Do you think my husband would know the difference?

  2. Maureen

    I love Katherine Cobey’s sculptural work. Its been a dream of mine to study with her some day.

    1. Kristen

      Do. I took a two-day workshop with Katherine several years ago at her studio/home in Maine. A friend and I signed up together, and we were the only students. This is the only fiber class I’ve ever taken that made by brain hurt, and it was such fun. The experience gave me much more confidence to knit what *I* want to knit.

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