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Ep 112: A Diversity of Designers

Kelly Locke

Celebrating member weaving projects and highlighting the work of designers who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. You’ll definitely add patterns to your queue after this episode! Doing our part for World Fleece! Join the community on Ravelry or email us with your thoughts at twoewes@twoewesfiberadventures.com  or   contact us on our website.

Project Updates 

Kelly is plugging away at Koru by Aroha Knits using the Dragonfly Fibers Dance Rustic Silk. The patterned sections have become almost routine and she is approaching the length where she will begin armholes.

portion of Koru cardigan showing lace detail on back

 

Kelly also finished a small shawlette/cowl out of handspun organic merino. The project was started and finished in one weekend trip to San Francisco to see the musical Hamilton.

Pink, coral, and gold shawlette

 

Marsha has cast on two projects. The first is a T-shirt called Lace Market by Marie Greene and she is using Schoppel El Linio (linen) in Indigo.

about 2 inches of Lace Market knitting project in progress

She also cast on for her brother the pullover Cobblestone by Jared Flood using the New Lanark Mill DK she bought in Scotland last year.

Celebrating Weaving

The Two Ewes celebrate weaving with a review of member weaving projects. Lots of members are weavers and participated in the recently finished Winter Weave Along. Besides looking at the finished object thread the Ewes went to the Ravelry advanced search, selected the “projects” tab at the top,

screen shot of Ravelry advanced search

selected “weaving” as the craft in the filter boxes on the left,

screen shot of Ravelry advanced search

and selected “Groups” from the very last filter box with additional characteristics.

screen shot of Ravelry advanced search

This allows you to select a Ravelry Group, for example Two Ewes Fiber Adventure. Once you do that you see a page of all the weaving projects by group members. Gorgeous and inspiring!

A Diversity of Designers

The Ewes highlighted patterns from the designers of color Bundle that was created by the Solidarity Swap Ravelry Group. Some of the patterns they talk about are:

Lesedi Shrug by Noma Ndlovu,

Mermaid Top by Rebecca McKenzie,

Summertime Tee by Toni Lipsey (crochet)

Inseparable Cowl and Shawls by Tami Gore

And many, many others (over 70 pages of patterns!)

The Two Ewes dare you to look at this bundle and not add to your project queue!

Other ways to play with string...A Not Along (or is it Knot Along?)

Group member Jill contacted Kelly about punch needle rug hooking. Kelly has been planning a project for awhile, but hasn’t gotten started. Jill also wanted to do a punch needle project. So the Two Ewes will be starting a challenge for fiber projects that are NOT knitting, crochet, or weaving. The NOT (or KNOT) Along will start on May 31, so think about what you want to be working on this summer that is NOT knitting, crochet, or weaving.

Recommendations

Kelly recommends Fiber at the Speed of Life podcast by Erica (Weavolution) and Michele. They just published their first episode.


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