Last year I had the terrific opportunity to be part of Knit Stars 3.0: North Stars Rising, the brain child of Shelley Brander of Loops yarn shop in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I taught how to cut and finish steeks with a zipper or buttons. I had a blast filming the segment and am honored to have been included in the impressive group of stars.
This year’s Knit Stars 4.0: I’ll Alpaca My Bag will take you to new heights in Peru, weaving together the stories of the Pacomarca Sustainable Alpaca Network and the Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco, whose mission is to aid in the survival of Cusqueñan textile traditions and to provide support to the indigenous people who create them.
You’ll then east to discover how non-profit Manos del Uruguay is working with rural women to provide jobs that are more than an income, but also an opportunity to develop personally, gain independence, preserve their roots and traditions, and remain close to their families and community.
And you’ll criss-cross North America, from Nova Scotia to Oregon and everywhere in between…learning the stories of knitters and crocheters, designers and dyers…all united in their passion for the craft and their desire to spread the joy of creativity.
In all, there will be 11 informative episodes, many of which include an exclusive pattern:
- Pacomarca – Preserving and Celebrating the Andean Way of Life
- Martha Wissing – A Chullo-Style Hat
- Lucy Neatby – Two-Color Double Knitting
- Susan B. Anderson – Seamless Toy Knitting Techniques
- Cecelia Lalanne – Hand Dyeing the Manos Way
- Blue Sky Fibers – Adventures in Cabling
- Andrea Wong – Portuguese-Style Knitting
- Hannah Thiessen – Slow Knitting, Natural Dyes, and Mending Knits
- Marly Bird – Crochet Mending
- Diane Ivey – Guide to Moving Forward: from Social Media to Building Inclusive Communities
- Caitlin Hunter – Traditional Colorwork, Reinvented
It’s good to know that Knit Stars is deeply committed to diversity of all kinds – race, ethnicity, religion, sexual identity, gender identity, age, geodiversity, and the inclusion of people with all ranges of ability, many of whom are unable to travel to access inspirational teachers. Year after year, Knit Stars will continue to strive toward shining a loving spotlight on teachers, dyers, and thought leaders across the broad and beautiful global spectrum that is the fiber universe.
Open enrollment begins this Thursday, October 24. Don’t procrastinate — enrollment closes in just 7 days: at midnight Pacific Standard Time on Thursday, October 31.
Click on the following link https://knitstars.com/a/4441/qzGWw9gQ to register.
Let’s knit this world together!