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Its that time of year, when our hearts pump for the ultimate knitting show. Vogue Knitting Live begins on January 16-18, 2015 at the Marriot Marquis in NYC and DMC will be there.
This year our theme is Knitting Natural Life so you can imagine just how excited we are to get to the show, where consumers can see and purchase our fabulous DMC yarns and accessories. We will have our DMC yarn products, our Italian Wool, as well as our newly launched Woolly Yarn and our Natura Yarn.
For those wondering the difference in the yarns, our Woolly Yarn is 100% super wash merino wool and our Natura Yarn is a beautiful soft cotton yarn. Both are fabulous to touch and work with, we can’t wait to show you at Vogue Knitting Live.
Are you excited yet? We so excited and ready to share our yarns with you. You can visit us at our booth # 715 at the show. If you can’t be there, we will be streaming photos, videos and more from the show.
You can also enter to win a fabulous DMC Woolly Natural Knitting Kit at Vogue Knitting Live Contest Page through January 15, 2015. To enter just click the highlighted link above.
Registration is still open on the Vogue Knitting Live Website. Stop on by, say hello and shop till your hearts content. See you guys soon. Till then, have a great weekend!
There’s nothing I love more than a cozy cowl on a chilly day, and we’re having a Cowl-O-Ween celebration on DMC!
Our new Pumpkin Mia Cowl Kit contains everything you need to stitch up a quick and festive cowl using our new Mia Italian Yarns in a very fitting autumn shade.
The bulky weight of the yarn ensures that it will be a quick knit – just in time for your Halloween celebrations!
Our Mia Collection yarns are a cozy wool-blend, chunky fiber in a gorgeous range of shades that are perfect for winter wear.
If orange is not your thing, check out the rest of our lovely shades below!
I don’t know about you, but looking at all these lovely plush yarns has my fingers itching for some fall stitching! What’s your favorite shade in our new Mia Collection yarns?
In a fast-paced world where everyone and everything seems to be moving at the speed of light, slowing down the pace is a good idea. It causes us to pause for a moment in time, take in the details, and truly savor what we’re doing or eating. Slowing things down increases our awareness of what we’re doing.
Over the years, grass-roots groups have been coming together to rediscover the cooking arts with the help of the slow foods movement, and now there’s a similar movement underway for stitchers and needle artists. It’s called the Slow Stitching Movement, and is the creation of international quilting celebrity Mark Lipinski and his uber-talented friends.
The tenets of the Slow Stitching Movement are simple, and encourage stitchers of all types and genres to:
- Approach your creative art-making in a totally different way.
- Recharge your passion for the needle fiber arts.
- Engage the connection between your body, your quilts, and your legacy.
- Expand your creativity, self-esteem and even your spiritual journey.
- Tap your right brain, to train and develop your imagination.
- Find the creative genius in you.
- Implement your creative thought in today’s too-fast world.
- Heal your life, emotions and boost your physical health.
- Create groups and habits to support your creative vision.
Definitely words to live by and methodology to aspire to.
For me, the Slow Stitching Movement really hits home. I love it when I love myself in my stitching. The hours can fly by in an instant. I approach a project in small bites, creating each stitch as a separate work of art that when combined with the other stitches, creates a whole. I am happy, satisfied, and relaxed.
Another aspect of the movement is the creation of local Slow Stitching Salons, where groups of like-minded stitchers can come together to work on their projects, discuss what’s happening in the stitching world, and learn something new. The very first event was held recently in Pennsylvania. You can read about their fun day on the movement’s blog.
Why a Salon instead of a regular guild? Mark’s brilliant explanation is:
“A Slow Stitching Salon is a time for creative reflection as well as a time for thoughtful and helpful discussion. It is not a coffee klatch nor is it a place to learn technique or to finesse your work.
The purpose of a Slow Stitching Salon is to spend time with creative people, like yourself, to share in a very intimate and inspired way, your slow stitching process and progress with like-minded souls. It is around these Slow Stitching Salon tables, and in these Slow Stitching Salon rooms, where you will find the creative fellowship, disagreements, concepts, and understanding, that will not only clarify your place in slow stitching art world, but will open up yet another layer of creativity and inspiration within you as you share your own journey with those who will recognize themselves in your story, and vice versa.”
To read more about the Slow Stitching Movement, you can visit their web site. While there, be sure to poke around the site, because there are some beautiful and inspiring things to see over there, including a gallery of slow stitching projects. You can also submit your own photos of a project you have created while taking your time and enjoying the creative process.
To start your own Slow Stitching Salon, visit the blog and gather up a group of stitching friends of all types. The beauty is that they can come from all types of needlework backgrounds including embroidery, quilting, knitting and crochet. Ask everyone to bring along their current slow stitching projects, their threads and supplies, and hang out together for some quality stitching time.
In this image, from the recent gathering at Liza’s place, you’ll see (left to right) our pal Allie Aller along with Chawne Kimber, Liza Prior Lucy, Mark Lipinski, and Meg Cox. Be sure to visit their blogs for more information on their stitching.
You’ll find an inspiring article on creating your own salon as your scroll through the Missed the Boat Monday posting, complete with more images from the gathering.
Thank you, Mark!