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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Yummy Yarn from Habu Textiles NYC

If you click on the link it'll take you to their site (I hope).  But, if not I'm trying to add a pic too :-) I still need to play around with this.  Habu Textiles is one of my FAVORITE yarn and weaving studios of all time!!! I also love Lion Brand Yarns.  LBY also has a studio in NYC. Info for both:

135 West 29th Street Suite 804
NY, NY 10001

Lion Brand Yarn Studio
34 West 15th Street
NY, NY 10011

LBY even has MACHINE KNITTING classes!!! I love my knitting machine. I've been a hand knitter for 20+ years and it's really nice to have work go by a bit faster at times. It's still very zen and I can also design my own punch cards for original motifs.  I don't consider it being a lazy knitter or a cop out because you still need to understand knitting as a structural form for creating a fabric.  The principles of design still need to be understood and in order to break the rules you need to know what they are! 
Weaving... Pure yumminess!!! I have a 40" Macomber Ad-a-Harness loom. Currently have 8 shafts but it's upgradable to 10. I'm not sure if I'll ever get to 10, though especially since there's so much that can be explored with 4, even 2! 
Spinning... I have an Ashford Traditional wheel and I love it! What more can I say. Ha ha ha funny moment flashback- so, about a week ago I showed up at my job with little soy silk fluffies all over myself because I was spinning and felting before work LOL.
That's it for now. Any stories you want to share?????

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