Upcoming event: Book Launch of Raw Material and local fiber pop-up
Please join us on March 16, 2019 at 3pm at BLUE: The Tatter Textile Library for a discussion with California-based sheep shearer and author Stephany Wilkes. Stephany will speak about her experiences on sheep farms across the United States. She will be reading excerpts from her new book Raw Material: Working Wool in the West and telling us about her journey from the tech world to wanting simply to ‘knit local” which led to a total and complete life-change of shearing school and eventual full-time work as a roaming shearer.
In addition to the discussion , BLUE will be hosting an on-site New York State yarn and fiber pop-up shop. This is a wonderful opportunity to support the local farmers doing the hard work to keep American fiber farming alive. We are excited to have examples of local fiber to enhance the themes and ideas Stephany will speak about during the event.
On display will also be the New York State Regional Yarn Sourcebook created by the New York Textile Lab. This resource is a tool to help facilitate the development of small and mid-scale regional textile production in New York State.