WWW: Cost of a Handknit; Thriving Wool Industry Thriving; Constable Knit
Designer Terri Shea recently conducted an interesting experiment. Asked how much it cost for her to make something handknit, she decided to count and calculate the value of the time spent. She set up the project just as a consultant or lawyer might – billable hours, hourly rate, materials used.
Jimmy Beans has kicked off their annual Beans for Brains Scholarship program. They have five scholarships for post-secondary study available for students who know how to knit, crochet or sew. More information and application details here.
The Campaign for Wool in the UK continues their wonderful wool promoting the local wool industry, and the benefits of wool. Their latest initiative, ‘Wool House‘, held at Somerset House in London March 13th to the 24th, is a showcase of all things wool. The exhibit will demonstrate the uses of wool in home decor, crafts and fashion. There will be demonstrations of everything from spinning to rug weaving to “crochetdermy“, and workshops on a broad range of topics. The event curated by renowned designer Arabella McNie.