It was so exciting to celebrate the launch of the new BOLD! Collection from Clinton Hill Cashmere at Stitch Up Brooklyn. Now you get a special discount to try some for yourself too!Read More
This is a story of perfection. Not the kind of perfect I thought I wanted but the kind of perfect that can only happen when things fall in place as they are meant to be and the real magic happens. This post includes affiliate links. Read full blog disclosure here.Read More
See how we celebrated World Wide Knit In Public Day at Stitch Up Brooklyn. It was incredibly special! And, because Stitch Up Events are all about inclusiveness, we decided to rename it STITCH In Public Day. We stitched on the streets, we stitched on the ferry, we stitched on the bridge, we stitched on the subway, we stitched in the park. Oh yes, we STITCHED in public!Read More
Unless you have been living under a rock, you are probably one of the over 31 million people who has seen Louis Boria's Brooklyn Boy Knits 60 second documentary. It is fantastic and what it is doing for the fiber community is even more fantastic.
While I was in NYC last week for a variety of events, fiber meetings and activities, I was fortunate enough to sit down with Louis and chat about all that inspires him and all that has happened in the whirlwind last 3 months.
What is incredibly striking about Louis is his humility and his passion for growing the fiber arts community for the next generation. Having been given the gift of loving creativity being introduced to fiber arts by his grandmother, who was a crocheter, it wasn't long before he found himself following his own fiber path in knitting.
Now, with his newfound instant fiber fame, he is continuing to spread the love for fiber arts by launching programs to teach young kids to knit.
Faced with such instant fame what would you do? Think about it. How would you use such instant viral fiber fame? Louis is using it to develop not only the next chapter for his brand, but next generation of fiber enthusiasts by teaming up with a New York City Public School and Lion Brand to create a fiber arts program. Talk about ambition and spreading fiber love!
It was my honor and so incredibly inspiring to co-host and event and spend the day with him at String Thing Studio yarn shop in Brooklyn. Seeing him talk about and share his passion for knitting is remarkable. It reminds me a lot of the vibe we have at Stitch Up Chicago and that joy only fiber arts can bring when it connects people. Here are a few snaps from our event and scroll down to be inspired and watch our whole interview. It will set your passion on fire. I promise!!!!