Episode 15: Knitting Ephemera Author, Carol Sulcoski
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This week on the show is designer, instructor, yarn dyer and author of several books including, Knitting Ephemera: A Compendium of Articles, Useful and Otherwise, for the Edification and Amusement of the Handknitter, Carol Sulcoski.
Recently, she and Vickie sat down to talk knitting factoids, about how Carol’s craft has lead her to some of her closest friends, and about her parallel journeys as both an attorney and artist.
Carol Sulcoski is an attorney who for a time left the practice of law when her oldest child was born. She learned to knit as a child, and returned to the craft as an adult. Today she juggles several roles as a lawyer and in the knitting industry as designer, writer, handdyer and teacher.
Carol’s foray into knit design began when she started modifying patterns as she knit them. She then began creating her own designs. Today, you can find her original designs in print magazines like Vogue Knitting, KnitSimple, Interweave Knits, KnitScene, and Noro Magazine, and books, including Knit Noro & Big Girl Knits. She frequently designs for yarn companies like Koigu, Universal Yarns and St-Denis Yarns. In 2009, she began her own pattern line, Black Bunny Fibers, available on Ravelry and Patternfish. She is particularly interested in designing with fine-gauge yarns (including sock yarns) and handdyed yarns.
Occasional experiments in Kool-Aid dyeing led to Carol’s fascination with handdyed yarns and fibers. She now creates unique handdyed yarns and fibers as Black Bunny Fibers. Unlike most other dyers, Carol does not have set colorways, but prefers instead to dye in small batches to ensure top quality and truly one-of-a-kind color combinations. You can find her yarns and fibers on her ArtFire Studio. Because Carol dyes all her products herself, in very small batches, she is not able to wholesale yarns on a traditional basis. Her yarns and fibers can be found at Loop, Philadelphia.
Carol lives outside Philadelphia with her husband, their three children and a pet bunny rabbit, Charcoal — the real-life bunny in Black Bunny Fibers.
Black Bunny Fibers
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Produced by: Vickie Howell
Edited & Mixed by: Dave Campbell
Music Provided by: Explosions in the Sky
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