It’s Jillian filling in for Kate while she teaches at the Interweave Knitting Lab.
Our winner of all three volumes of Donna Druchunas’ Stories in Stitches is Kristen from Elkins Arkansas. Congratulations!
Will you be in Dallas in May or Edinburgh in August? Grab your knitting and go see The Sweater Curse: A Play by Elaine Liner.
The one-hour monologue explains the old wives’ tale about “the sweater curse,” which says never to knit for lovers, as he or she will leave before the project is finished. Elaine weaves in tales of her own unraveled romances and unfinished sweaters, with detours into great literary knitters like Penelope and Madame DeFarge. She knits onstage and invites the audience to bring their own projects and keep stitching during the play (“a plus for knitters who usually avoid theater because it means two hours without needles in their hands,” says Elaine).
The show runs May 15-25 at the Dallas Solo Festival and August 1-24 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Before there was Pantone, artists created their own color books.
This 898-page watercolor mixing manual from 1692 has been all of the internet this week. If you haven’t been inspired by this meticulous and beautiful work, go take a peek. Book historian Erik Kwakkel has been posting pages on his Tumblr and the whole book and be seen here.
Photographer Dan Circa found inspiration in an abandoned Welsh tweed mill.
The mill has stood unused since 1980, with all of the machinery and yarn left in place.