Common Threads - Issue 001: Abundance
Dive into the coziness of fall with the inaugural publication of Common Threads published by Hudson Valley Textile Project. Issue 001 centers around the topic of Abundance. Get tons of inspiration for fall projects including a free sock knitting pattern: The Foliage Forager Socks by Apriori Knits and discover the abundance of local and sustainable fibers, makers, farmers and more that our region has to offer. This issue features an article by Brooklyn Craft Company's Kristin Parker on sustainable sock yarns. We hope you enjoy.
What’s in this issue:
Articles in this Issue:
Abundance in the Local Yarn Store, by Jocelyn Songco
Explore the concept of too much yarn—and not quite enough—with shop owner Jocelyn Songco of Yarn Farm Kingston.
The 100 Mile Sweater, by Jaclyn Sawyer
A transparent supply chain gives crafters a unique opportunity: are you taking advantage of the bounty at your fingertips?
An Appreciation of Spotty Sheep, by Jennifer Henderson
Creatives are exploring colorful fiber like never before—it’s not just about white wool anymore.
Regenerative agriculture Nurtures Sustainable Fiber Communities, by Katherine Mead
With many farmers aging out of the workforce, is there a lasting future in farm-to-fiber?
Project Plastic Free Socks, by Kristin Parker
One knitter begins her journey to discover the perfect all-natural sock yarn.
Other Featured Content:
Foliage Forager Socks pattern by Apriori Knits
A delicate edge and durable foot make these the perfect socks for leaf-peeping walks and hikes.
Sumptuous Scarves and Shawls in Farm Yarns
Three cozy accessories for autumn from New York based designers, reimagined in new textures from regional fiber producers.
Slide into Autumn with silky layers and dramatic garments that marry luxury and sustainability
Celebrating Naturally Colorful Fiber
An inspirational visual exploration of the warmest natural hues.