Stitches South

I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to go to my 1st Stitches South this last week. I have never been to Tennessee so was interested to visit a new state and check out how they do a Fiber and Yarn show down South.

I got to make some new friends and peruse the Marketplace.  A few things jumped out for me seeing Sawdust Co. Tim the owner was handcrafting shaker boxes in his booth and was kind enough to let me take some pictures.

Tim hard at work making  shaker boxes
Tim hard at work making shaker boxes
I couldn't take just one photo
I couldn’t take just one photo
Like Jenga with shaker Boxes
Like Jenga with shaker Boxes
Close up detail
Close up detail

He had boxes that could be used for storage (he has trays too!) and also boxes that function as a yarn box (i.e yarn bowl with cover). His work is truly lovely and I am excited that he is coming  to the Bellevue Art Festival this summer.

I also fell hard for  Camellia Fiber Company Rebekka’s yarn are all hand spun. They ones I saw in the booth ranged from super bulky to aran weight and are minimally spun. They are soft clouds and after some prodding from some friends I broke down and bought some skeins that will be hand dyed  by Rebecca using madder root.

Handmade handspun in Nashville
Handmade handspun in Nashville
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Polworth and Mohair aran handspun
Oh the colors.... I want to knit them all
Oh the colors…. I want to knit them all

2 thoughts on “Stitches South

  1. The new colors and the worsted love great. I haven’t tried them as of yet I have the Dk and fingering. Both I love

    1. I can’t wait to see what you knit up with them. The owner is really sweet and it was fun to touch and feel yarn I normally would not get the chance to do so

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