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Seattle NorthEnd Knitters & Crocheters Message Board › Knit Fit! New Knitting/Crocheting Conference in Seattle Nov. 3-4

Knit Fit! New Knitting/Crocheting Conference in Seattle Nov. 3-4

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Traevynn
Robyn_H
Seattle, WA
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Hello Knitters & Crocheters!

We're getting very, very close to Knit Fit! (http://knitfit.info...­) - and we're busily working on all the little details to bring you a super fun (and educational!) weekend. We have some newsy stuff to share, so here's an update!

Marketplace:
We're very proud of all of the local and regional indie vendors we've assembled for our debut! The market will be open 9am-5pm both days, with an early preview for registered students and teachers from 8am-9am.

Market entry is absolutely free, so please come out to meet and support your local yarnies, yarn shops, and other vendors, and get in on the amazing selection!

For two glorious days, the gym at the Ballard Community Center will be transformed into a FREE indie knitting and fiber market featuring:

Acorn Street Shop - Seattle, WA
Extensive supply of yarns, books, tools, accessories, and classes.

ChubbyCloud Designs - Seattle, WA
Broad range of knitting accessories such as project bags, yarn caddies, and needle and hook organizers, as well as other sewn gift items including reusable coffee cozies and card cases.

Crown Mountain Farms - Yelm, WA
Exquisite spinning and knitting products, hand-dyed fibers, and hand-spun, hand-dyed yarn.

Danger Crafts - Bellingham, WA
Monster and critter making kits, books, patterns, yarns and supplies.

Dancing Sheep - Seattle, WA
Hand made project bags and accessories (notions pouches and the like) for knitters and crocheters.

Echo Yarn - Oregon City, OR
Yarns hand-recycled from thrift shop sweaters, carefully chosen for color, feel, weight, and fiber content, and then deconstructed by hand. Environmentally sustainable and guarantees a one-of-a-kind finished piece of art!

Edgewood Garden Studio - Edgewood, WA
2-ply hand-spun yarns in a variety of weights and wool types, as well as luxury fiber blends created from hand-painted rovings, UK mélange rovings and local and exotic naturally-colored fleeces. Hand-painted roving and top for spinners.

The Fiber Gallery - Seattle, WA
Offering a full line of more than 100 kinds of yarn, knit and crochet lessons, and accessories.

Fly Designs - Tenino, WA
Hand-dyed yarns, socks, and antique sock knitting machines.

Isis Yarn - Bremerton, WA
Custom-spun yarn and custom-processed roving mostly from local farmers with a selection of Clun Forest breed blends. Hand-dyed, as well as natural yarn and roving that is ready for dyeing.

JaMpdx - Portland, OR
Handmade yarn bowls made of fine porcelain, embellished with scrolls and vibrant colors, with a cut-out swirl and needle holes in the lid.

Knit-N-Nature - Olympia, WA
Fiber created completely by hand. It comes from animals with names, and each step from shearing to finished product is done by hand with as little impact as possible. No electricity is used to dye or spin, no pollution created in any part of the process.

Knitters Anonymous - Seattle, WA
Novelties to tickle the funny bone of every yarn-addicted knitter and hooker.

Pepperberry Knits - Nampa, ID
Highest quality 100% cashmere yarn hand plied by the artist and partnered with patterns that are pleasing and intuitive for knitters.

RainCity Fiber Arts - Snohomish, WA
Independent dyer of a variety of yarns and spinning fibers.

RainShadow Yarn - Kingston, WA
Various styles of yarn made from local sheep's wool and hand-dyed with natural dyes.

Snow Leopard Trust - Seattle, WA
Non-profit organization dedicated to snow leopard conservation through science and community partnerships. We market hand-spun yarns from rural Mongolia.

Spincycle Yarns - Bellingham, WA
Kettle-dyed and hand-spun yarns for knitting and crocheting made using only natural fibers and non-toxic, professional dyes and accompanied by compatible knitwear patterns.

Stick Chick Knits - Seattle, WA
Knitwear design company offering a variety of patterns for original hand-knit creations as well as kits featuring patterns paired with yarn from indie dyers.

Sunday Drive Designs - Seattle, WA
Gift cards with pre-printed launder instructions. Just check off all the instructions that apply and tuck into the gift! There’s space to write a note or extra instructions if you need to!

The Tea Cozy - Seattle, WA
A lovely selection of yarns, Murchie's Teas, and needlepoint. Offering crochet and knit classes, knit-a-longs, accessories, and more.

Textiles A Mano - Eugene, OR
Hand-colored yarns and fibers, hand-crafted batts and supplies for knitting and crochet. All the dyeing and painting are done personally.

Three Fates Yarns - Salem, OR
Hand-dyed yarn and fiber, primarily kettle-dyed sock yarn and MCN DK.

Weaving Works - Seattle, WA
Supplies and equipment for knitting, spinning, weaving, basketry, and more.

Yarnarchy - Concrete, WA
Hand-spun and hand-painted yarn, hand-painted roving, patterns, and kits. Products are made using sustainable practices (non-electric, rainwater collection for dyeing, etc) and local fiber is sourced whenever possible.

Yarn Bombing:
We want your knitting and crochet! We are still collecting knit and crocheted pieces to add to our yarn bombing installation. All the pieces we receive will be assembled to yarn bomb the columns outside of the main entrance of the Ballard Community Center for all to see! 6x6" and 12x12" squares are ideal, but any size pieces will be a big help. Old swatches, failed experiments, and handmade fabric of all kinds are welcome!
Pieces can be dropped off at the Fiber Gallery (8212 Greenwood Ave. N) or mailed to:
J. Albert C/O PCE
Box 359485
Seattle, WA 98195

Volunteer Opportunities:
We are so grateful to all of you who have reached out to help. Right now we're nailing down jobs and shifts and will be in touch with our volunteer list soon to share all of the specifics. We still need a few more volunteers, so if you have been thinking about signing up, please do!

Ongoing Registration:
Thank you to everyone who has already registered for classes!
For those of you who haven't registered yet, signing up for Knit Fit! classes is easy! We put together a handy pdf to guide you through the process, but if you have any questions along the way, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Some classes are already full, but there are still lots choose from. Check out our schedule and class list today!

Advertising Opportunity:
Advertising in the Knit Fit! print program is a great way to reach local knitters, fiber lovers, and lots of crafty entrepeneurs! Our ad deadline is September 30th, so if you don't have your ad in yet please don't delay! Check out our advertising page to see rates and to reserve space.

Our mailing address is:
Knit Fit!
P.O. Box 30731
Seattle, WA 98113
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