Mark your Calendars for May 13 and 14, because Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton is coming to Crazy for Ewe. For anyone in the free knitting world who doesn't already know, Cornelia is the designer who literally wrote the book on Noro. She's created dozens of patterns for Noro yarns (Bettna, Klaralund, Kolsva, and more), and she is one of the only people outside of the Noro company ever to be allowed inside the factory. During her recent trip to Japan she had incredible access to Mr. Eisaku Noro, founder, owner, and artistic genius behind Noro Yarns. Cornelia is the distributor of Noro Yarns in Scandinavia and the owner of Heaven's Hand, a line of beautiful yarns milled and dyed to her specifications. I am thrilled to host her for a weekend and to offer some very special opportunities to you.
Friday evening, May 13 Cornelia will give a talk on her visit to the Noro factory in Japan and her interviews with Mr. Noro. This is a rare opportunity to hear her speak about Noro yarns, the artistry behind the design of their fibers, and the inspiration for their palettes. She will be available after the event to answer your questions and sign copies of her book Noro, Meet the Man Behind the Yarn.
Saturday morning, May 14th Cornelia will lead a workshop "Free Fall into Open Spaces" which focuses on a technique she developed for geometric open work. It's a great way to showcase self-striping yarns, and its it's unlike anything you've ever done before.
After the workshop, we're having a yarn tasting and trunk show of Cornelia's Heaven's Hand fibers. Come see the samples and try out the yarns. She'll have the yarns and patterns available for sale. It's going to be a wonderful weekend.
If you're interested in the lecture or the workshop, please sign up early, because space is extremely limited. Register here for the lecture, and here for the workshop, or you can stop by the shop to register in person.
I look forward to seeing you in the shop and around the table. You are always welcome here.