Thursday, October 14, 2010

Eastside Knit Night: November 16th

Join us November 16th for Eastside Knit Night!

We've partnered up with Yarn Harvest, Austin’s only sweater recycling yarn company, to bring fiber arts to the forefront during this year’s East Austin Studio Tour. The tour is an annual showcase of artists’ studios, as well as an opportunity to see what is new in the art world of East Austin. Crafters attending the Eastside Knit Night will meet and mingle with experienced knitters and crocheters to learn the basics of knitting and see some advanced skills. During the event, Yarn Harvest will roll out their new line of luxurious recycled cashmere yarn, just in time for the cooler weather.

Our knitting/crochet teachers will include Tara Tschillard of Fifty Acorns, Maggie Murphy of Assorted Musings, Julia Chambers of Pixie Worx, Andrea Harris-Giron of Bitch Stitch & Kelly Minton of kellymagelli.

A special screening of the indie documentary “Handmade Nation,” will showcase the do-it-
yourself culture that is sweeping the nation. The film features several of Austin’s well-known
visionary crafters including; Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching and Magda Sayeg, of Knitta, Please guerilla knitted art fame.

Sponsor, Gauge Knits, offers up give-aways, including goodie bags to the first 30 peeps who arrive!

AND free beer sponsored by St. Arnold's! With snacks served by Reel Popcorn, too!

And DRINK sponsors Treaty Oak Rum & Graham's Texas Tea have joined in too!

Knitting, crocheting, food and drinks begins at 5:30pm
Screening of “Handmade Nation” around 8:30pm
Starving Art Studios, 2326 E Cesar Chavez

It's an official EAST happening & will be listed in the program!

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