Knitting It Old School
Common Cod Guild Meeting
Friday, Nov 12 at 7pm
32 Vassar Street
Guild meetings are free to members and guests may attend for $5
Debbie Brisson of the Stitchy McYarnpant blog and Caro Sheridan of the splityarn blog will join the guild to talk about their new book “Knitting it Old School”. Their talk will share a lot about the process of making the book. They want to share the process with people because there was so much that they just didn’t know going in. They’ll be showing photos from the book along with the vintage pieces that inspired them. Since the book is extremely colorful and shot in a retro way, they’ll also show how some of the pieces look when styles in a more modern, everyday way so they see how they can translate into today’s wardrobe.
A.k.a. Stitchy McYarnpants was born to be a knitter. Her parents met at Pandora, a sweater mill set on the Merrimack River in Manchester, NH. She is powerless against knitting. Add to that her love for all things vintage, the kitschier the better, and you’ve got a good look at what makes her tick. If it’s goofy, mostly useless, and steeped in the irony of popular culture’s most embarrassing moments, she’ll take two. Stitchy is the creator and curator of the Museum of Kitschy Stitches, an online and in print gallery of notorious knits.
Born on the West Coast of Canada, Caro Sheridan spent her formative years in creative environs surrounded by fabric and yarn. While her mother taught knitting, embroidery, and couture tailoring from home, Caro played Barbies under the table, seemingly oblivious. Fabric cutting tables have osmotic properties though and the wee girl learned how to set in sleeves and turn hems before she was seven years old.
The Common Cod Fiber Guild is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization