We are so excited about the upcoming Stitches West show in Santa Clara, CA and can’t wait to share more of the details that we have planned for this fun show!
This is our favorite and biggest show of the year. We drive Debbie up to the show and park her right on the convention center floor where she is the feature of our booth space #1048. Then we fill the remaining area with lots of beautiful yarns from some amazing indie dyers plus work with a great group of designers to bring you wonderful new patterns.
We want to introduce you to the amazing group of women we are working with for this year’s show. Meet our amazing team!
The Indie Dyers
Joining us again this year! Inner Yarn Zen is a small hand-dyed fiber company. With a strong belief in finding joy in what you are making. Inner Yarn Zen dyes yarn and fiber in the beautiful outdoors as a way to interpret the beauty in nature, balanced with reflection, and a bit of heart with each color. Working with fiber and yarn is that peaceful moment you get to yourself to indulge and find your inner balance.
New to the group this year! In 2012, while pregnant with my daughter, and planning to be a new stay at home mom, I picked up dyeing and decided to start an on line shop to help supplement our income. The original “Lazer Sheep” logo had been bouncing around my notebooks since a goofy day in my high school art class with friends, and she finally found a home with my yarns! My colors are inspired by pop culture icons, and the Lazer Sheep gets dressed up as the characters the yarn is dyed for, to make appearances on buttons for each colorway.
Another new dyer to the group this year! Tria Belcort is the force behind Material Culture Fiber Arts. You all know me as a fiber artist, but I’m also an archaeologist, mom, wife, daughter, sister, friend, and so much more. My number one goal in life is to create a wildly passionate existence for myself and my kids, and to live fearlessly while following my dreams. Material Culture Fiber Arts represents all of those things about me.
Returning this year is Katie – the dyer behind yarn love. Every skein of Yarn Love contains my passion for color and dye. Yarn Love is lovingly handcrafted in my Midwest (USA) studio, where I bring the best yarns to life. I offer a variety of premium yarns skillfully dyed in a large range of colors, which are sure to make your next project a delight!
Each of the indie dyers is creating a Show Exclusive Color and each of these colors is getting a brand new Knit Design and a brand new Crochet Design! You will be able to get kits of these new patterns at our booth #1048 at Stitches West – while supplies last!
Here are the amazing designers creating beautiful patterns in our Show Exclusive Colors!
I am a crochet designer living in Nashville, Tennessee. I find inspiration in architectural details on buildings as well as beaches and bodies of water. Currently, I enjoy designing crocheted accessories–shawls, scarves, bags, and jewelry. I love working with lace-weight and fingering-weight yarns of various fibers.
Karen Whooley is a Washington State-based knitwear designer. She teaches classes and develops patterns for adventurous crocheters who want simplicity and elegance while honoring their time. Her work has been published in various print and online publications including Interweave Crochet, Crochet Magazine and Inside Crochet. She is the author of 19 Books in both knit and crochet. Number twenty launches in April 2017!