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Knit Tea

Knit Tea is a semi-regular podcast segment that I’ve decided to bring over to the blog. If you know of any news or events from the yarnosphere (not pattern releases or sales) drop me a line and I’ll include it!

August 18-21, 2022–Camp Ida-Haven in McCall, Idaho will be hosting the Fiber.Love.Retreat. $325 covers a cabin/camp site, classes, and food, which is all vegetarian. I totally want to go to this but it’s not going to work out, alas. 

August 23-30, 2022Knit and Crochet in Finland is a tour offered by Arena Travel and will include visits to private workshops, classes in local techniques, and four star hotel accommodation.

September 3-4, 2022–The Newbury Racecourse will one again play host to the Southern Fiber Festival in the UK. More info can be found on their website, including directions and a visitor’s guide.

September 11, 2022–Canada’s Great Northwest Fibre Fest has been announced, but only limited details are available at this time. Continue to check their website for updates.

Oct 28-Nov 2, 2022–Oh So Pretty & Clever is hosting a 5 night crochet retreat in Tuscany, which sounds amazing. It will include tours of the area. Guys, I studied in Florence, so I know this area pretty well, and you are going to love it. Not sure what is on the docket, but I really hope some time gets spent in Prato & Pisa, as both of those are cities that made their names from textiles. But anyway, you can find out more about it at the link in the description.  

Please note, I’ve been seeing a TON of events in Germany/German speaking countries on Ravelry under the events tab. I don’t speak German, but if you do or will be traveling to the area, be sure to check out those links!

There is an ongoing #knitOrange/#CrochetOrange thread in the Needlework News and Events board on Ravelry. Crafters are encouraged to use all shades of orange yarn, but especially hunter orange, to protest gun violence in the US and to wear or use their items at in-person protests or by posting them online. This is a tragic epidemic in our country and we have to do something about it. Right now, we need to vote and to make ourselves visible–show the world and our government that we disagree with the way things are being handled, so that changes can be made.

If you have an event or news (like a museum show, fiber festival, or something else) you want me to share, please drop me a line!