This season has been super busy with lots of knitting and making for the past few weeks. I noticed I have gone through a lot of yarn as evidenced by a pile of more than 60 empty cardboard cones in my studio. Aside from filling orders I have a craft show I am really looking forward to. The show is called City of Craft and its held over the weekend of 8th and 9th of December in Toronto. I know a lot of you have probably already heard about it, but I'll tell you about it anyway. Its full of fantastic vendors from both sides of the border and the ladies that curate the show seem to do it just right. There's a real warmth to the atmosphere and a great mix of affordable versus fantastic.
Another piece of news is I've found a solid supplier of yarns for my business. It took a while to work out the quirks of putting new yarn through my finicky industrial machines but with a bit of help (from my mum) we worked out that careful tensioning and gauge makes the diffrence. As a small company it can be really hard to find places that want to do business with you, so the search for the right supplier can take alot of time... but as the months go by I've found I'm not THAT small. It means next year I can offer alpaca and silk/ wool blends in addition to the merino and cashmere and it also means developing a small line of cardigans and sweaters. I'm pretty excited about that! As the months unfold and I develop a Lookbook, I will post here with latest news......
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Anna is a Hamilton based knitwear and textile practitioner blogging about her collection development as well as pre-1950's knitwear technology.
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