Last week I went to New York to style the next round of Sheep(ish) garments that will go into the Caron Connections newsletter, and then to shoot the cover (I’ll be on it, wearing a Sheep(ish) cowl I designed) of the holiday issue of Knit Simple Magazine. The highlight of my trip though, had to be meeting up with the delightful Brett Bara for dinner and a trip to the Met to see the Alexander McQueen exhibit!
Me & Brett in line at the Met in NYC.
Not only was the museum (and the company) fantastic, but I got treated to a sneak peak of Brett’s new book, Sewing in a Straight Line!
You know how proud I get of my friends and their accomplishments, right? Well, I’m beaming over this one! Brett’s projects are easy to follow, totally wearable and beautifully styled. The book is crisply executed with the modern esthetic of today’s, creative woman. If you’ve ever wanted to give a sewing machine a whirl, but were nervous about patterns with their pesky curves, Sewing in a Straight Line is for you!
In the book you’ll find a well-rounded collection of clothing, baby items and home decor pieces. Here are just a few of my faves (If I had a torso, I’d make the cover skirt in a flash! Alas.)
Quilty Zigs and Zags
Staggering Strips Baby Quilt
Heavy Metal Bag
Sewing in a Straight line is available in stores and online now, and you can also enter to win a copy on Brett’s blog. Oh, and once you’ve purchased or won the book, make sure to take advantage of Brett’s video tutorials for a few of the projects.
It's summertime, and we're ready for pops of color and poolside purling! This month we've put together a box of goodies for you that will give your summer stitching a fun, free-spirited vibe. Watch to see what's inside our July box!
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It's almost July and that means it's time to debut YarnYAY!’s Fall/Winter Designer in Residence - the amazing, vibrant, and talented, Toni Lipsey aka @tlyarncrafts ! We're big fans of her work in both the crochet and Tunisian crochet realms and couldn't be more thrilled to have her on the design team for the season.
✨This means that, as of our July box (on sale now) YarnYAY! subscribers will receive one of her patterns, designed especially for us! 🧶
Welcome Toni, we’re thrilled to have you as part of the team! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
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