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Stitch Exchange: Papa Sweater + Horizon Yarn

Last September, we began receiving little hints from Japanese designer, Junko Okamoto, that she may be using a Verb yarn to create a new pattern. Tiny flashes of Verb yarn began appearing on her In...
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Stitches West 2016

It is almost time for that magical event called Stitches West, where one can walk through miles of aisles of yarn, and have the choice of nearly any fiber spun into any size yarn, in every shade o...
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Best of 9 - 2015 Edition - The Modern Natural Dyer, The Shop's New Look, and Farm Work

You may have seen people playing a fun game currently circulating on the internet. Visit this website, enter your Instagram name, and it will pull the 9 most popular photos you posted to Instagram ...
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Flock / 1st Edition : From Sheep to Shelf

I learned to spin in 2002 - and instantly became obsessed with the idea of combining fiber types when making yarn. My first goal was to learn about the properties of each type of wool. Feeling con...
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In the Dye Studio: Mendocino Wool & Fiber Indiegogo Campaign

Sarah, Adrienne, Chris, and I traveled to Point Reyes Station last Saturday to attend the Fibershed's 2nd Fine Wool & Fiber Symposium. It was tremendous to think about everything that has trans...
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Out & About: Fibershed's Fine Wool & Fiber Symposium

This Saturday, November 16th is Fibershed's 2nd Fine Wool & Fiber Symposium in Point Reyes Station. Fibershed is a local non-profit dedicated to using materials grown and processed within 120 ...
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Stitch Exchange: 3 Year Anniversary Party!

On Sunday, November 10th, we celebrated our 3 year anniversary in our San Pablo Avenue location. Moving to this location meant that we would have the space to hold classes, invite teachers from ar...
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In the Dye Studio: Horizon Rounds the Bend

Excitement abounds in the dye studio this week as we prep Horizon for it's re-release on Sunday, November 10th. Horizon is made from Sally Fox's organic merino sheep. Sally is an organic textile ...
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Stitch Exchange: Favorite Things

     Since we launched our California Wool Project, and released Horizon in May, I've learned so much about wool, the production process, and the California wool market. One of the most gratifying ...
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Stitch Exchange: Introducing Tin Roof

 This just in: A stunning pattern from NellKnits.  If I had to pick the defining characteristic of Nell’s patterns, I would say “stitch definition.” Nell uses stitch motifs, some traditional, som...
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Stitch Exchange: Introducing Iberian Discovery

 When I interviewed Stephen West about Horizon, I knew to expect great things. His positive attitude was infectious, and I could sense he saw lots of potential in our new California Wool Project ya...
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Horizon Snapshots

I've got a couple features in the works for the blog. In the meantime, here are some snapshots of what's being knit up in Horizon, by those of us at the store, and some intrepid Ravelers.  Kristine...