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Archive for February 2nd, 2010

Fiber Arts Abroad: Yarn-Spotting in Israel

February 2nd, 2010

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While traveling in Israel recently, I came across a couple wonderful fiber displays.  Working in Lion Brand’s NYC offices above the Lion Brand Yarn Studio, I get to see the creative use of yarn for the window display on a regular basis.  I always love seeing other retailers use yarn in displays, and I was even more excited to see yarn used for a retail display in Jerusalem!  The bright colors draped from branches and dropped into shopping bags lining the bottom of the window.

A week later while roaming the narrow sidewalks of Jaffa, I came across a fiber art gallery.  As in the picture below, all the art was felted, from the initial felted “canvas” to the yarn details felted over it.

On a trip with lots of site-seeing and very little time to knit, the occasional fiber-arts spotting was especially comforting.

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Sneak Peak: Discover the NEW YarnPlay Newsletter

February 2nd, 2010

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This is Vanessa. What is she making, you ask? Find out in this month’s issue of our BRAND NEW monthly e-newsletter, YarnPlay!

So just what is it about? YarnPlay is full of irreverent and out-of-the-box ideas. It’s about creative projects for the young and the young at heart. Join the YarnPlayers each month, as we take knitting, crocheting, and yarncrafts to a whole new level!

How do you get YarnPlay? If you were already subscribed to BK4K, our newsletter for kids and those who craft with them that ended last month, you are automatically subscribed to YarnPlay. You can also get it by simply logging into your account and clicking here to add it to your subscriptions!

Hope you’ll join us for the fun!