Sock Summit 2011
Welcome to Twisted’s page for all things Sock Summit 2011!
Our marketplace booth is #300 – just to the left as you walk in the hall. Our booth is featuring local and handcrafted products from Big Alice Dyes, Black Trillium Fibre Studios, Pico Accuardi Dyeworks, Silverpurl and Squire Country Crafts.
We’re offering a 5% discount for cash purchases at our booth (don’t give that money to the credit card companies – keep it!), AND a coupon for in-store purchases. So stop by and say hi!
My Grandmother’s Knitting Trunk Show
Times TBA. Come to our Sock Summit Booth (#300) and fondle the projects from Larissa Brown’s new book, My Grandmother’s Knitting. You can also get your hands on a free copy of the book (limited number available, and on a first-come, first-served basis. Pico Accuardi will also be giving out free miniskeins, along with a free pattern from the book, until supplies run out. If you’re not lucky enough to get one of the free copies, you can preorder one either in our shop or online.
When most people think of their grandmother’s knitting, they might not immediately see the connection to a modern knitter’s life. But in My Grandmother’s Knitting, Larissa Brown shows us that nothing could be further from the truth. Many of today’s hippest and most popular knitters found their passion for knitting under the tutelage of their grandmother or another revered family member, and in this book, they share stories and patterns inspired by their memories and their gratitude.
Among the 26 contributors to My Grandmother’s Knitting are Wendy Bernard (Custom Knits series), Teva Durham (Loop-d-Loop series), Norah Gaughan (Knitting Nature), Joan McGowan-Michael (Knitting Lingerie Style), and Leigh Radford (AlterKnits series and One More Skein) as well as many other popular designers such as Jared Flood, Cookie A, Ysolda Teague, Anne Hanson, Kay Gardiner, and Meg Swansen.
Larissa Brown is the co-author of Knitalong: Celebrating the Tradition of Knitting Together (STC Craft, 2008). Her hand-knit designs have appeared in Knit.1 magazine, Knitty, and on her blog, Stitch Marker. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
There are a lot! Go to their website and take a look at the left hand column. Some of our favorites are:
- Flash Mob – we have not-whatsoever-secret crushes on Stephen and Debbie. <3
- Fleece to Foot Challenge – crazy but true.
- Design for Glory – because Fleece to Foot needs a pattern.
We’re offering three trunk shows from local artists, all running Friday through Sunday and all offering 10% off the products during that time.
Imperial Stock Ranch Trunk Show
All weekend. Imperial Stock Ranch is a working ranch located in Maupin, Oregon. We absolutely LOVE working with Imperial Stock Ranch. Jeanne and Dan are amazing folk, their yarns are, quite literally, to die (dye) for, and the pattern support is pretty lovely, too. And it’s local. This is an Oregon family, working on an Oregon ranch, raising Oregon sheep, and making some good, old-fashioned Oregon wool. ISR is a family-run and sustainably managed ranch located in Maupin, Oregon. It’s as local as local gets.
We have all of their yarns at Twisted, as well as their Sliver Roving. We also have their entire pattern line, and these fantastic little felting kits from Leigh Radford, who just so happens to be yet ANOTHER fantastically talented local designer; felted rings and felted necklaces, and oodles of great patterns.
All ISR products will be 10% off!
Star Athena Trunk Show
All weekend. Not only is Star Athena an uber-talented designer, whose inspired design work has been featured in Knitty.com, Vogue Knitting, Twisted’s Single Skein Club, Twisted’s Socks are for Suckers Shawlette Club, AND the Blue Moon Fiber Arts Rockin’ Sock Club, but she is a member of the Twisted family!
Star’s teaching all weekend at Sock Summit, but you can come by the shop and check out her Trunk Show, and snag a handful of her patterns while you’re here! They’ll all be 10% off!
Leethal Trunk Show
Local knit designer, craft queen, recycling diva, and Twisted teacher Lee Meredith shows off her funky and fun line of garments. She is the one who first told us about The Bins! That’s how awesome she is!
Lee’s designs are fun to knit and use lots of color and fantastic shapes and short rows. Take a look at them on our website.
Yes, that is a word we’ve made up. But it is a real thing! If you’re visiting our fair city for Sock Summit, we want to help you see everything that makes Portland awesome. Check out all our recommendations and fun to-dos while you’re in Portland HERE.