For three weeks, beginning May 3, 2018, we'll have the Farm to Needle: Stories of Wool trunk show on display. Written by Anna Dianich of Tolt Yarn and Wool, the book celebrates all of the people, places, and animals that provide us with the fiber we love to create with.
When we pick up our needles, cast-on the first stitch, we become part of something much bigger than the project at hand. Farmers, shearers, spinners and dyers are working hard not only to produce the yarn we love, but to preserve a way of life that is at real risk of being lost. Farm to Needle: Stories of Wool invites you to join us on a journey; to peek behind the scenes of some of our favorite producers and gain a deeper understanding of the people, places, and animals at work.
We encourage you to engage with the gather here team to learn about the local and "homegrown" yarns that we carry. We'd love to help you pair this book and these patterns with a yarn that is not only beautiful but an essential part of supporting US farmers, mills, and other individuals working to make a life in this industry. We think you'll love the stories behind Jill Draper Makes Stuff, Stone Wool, Blue Sky's American Scenic, Swan's Island's American Made, and Quince & Co's full range of wool.
What we love about this trunk show:
There is a little something for everyone. An oven mitt with beautiful texture for those seeking a simple project. A vest that inspires us to not only knit more vests but also to wear more vests. Beautiful socks that look as good on the clothes line as they do on your feet.