February 8, 2012 § 3 Comments
What are FOBS, you ask? Friends of Be Sweet, of course!
We like to highlight our friends here at Be Sweet sometimes because they do great things, are amazingly crafty, or we just think they deserve some attention.
One of our friends, Becky Kimmelstiel works at String in New York City. Becky writes her own knitting style blog (which we love) called theblackstitch and has entered it in a style blogging contest. Go check out her site and help her share her world of fashion knitting with the rest of the fashion world! The more likes she gets, the more chances she has to win! Go here to Refinery 29 and scroll down to click on her blog link to cast your vote!
We also wanted to tell you about W. John Jameson III from Twisted Textiles. John is involved in a Kickstarter Program (one of the world’s largest funding programs for creative programs) and says…
“Being a weaver in New York City is a thrill and a challenge. The streets are an endless catwalk full of inspiration and everyone makes a fashion statement, like it or not. The challenge comes from making a living out of one’s passion. Fortunately this year I was accepted into the American Craft Council’s Baltimore show, February 24 to 26. This established show will present fine American craft from over 350 artists covering areas such as fiber, ceramics, glass, wood, and jewelry and many more.
Doing a show is daunting, from the booth fees to logistics to creating the product, but that’s the fun part. Twisted Textiles, my solo business, seeks out the most unique yarns from all over the globe. Their story is important to me, because I can take it and add my own to weave a scarf the client will cherish. One of my favorite suppliers is BeSweet Yarns. Nadine Curtis, the designer, works with a woman’s group in South Africa to spun and dye beautiful and soft mohair. Also, the distinctive hand spun wools of Knit Collage, designed by Amy Small, add the color and texture that is Twisted Textiles. Great Adirondack Yarns always inspire me with their hand dyed color varieties and different yarn pairings. Zegna Baruffa spins the best extrafine merino in the world. Of course, I am always searching for new handspinners.
Please help me continue my artistic journey that will take me to Baltimore and beyond. Stop by and say hello, I am in booth 1308.
You can go here to help send John to his show and see a video about his work! The deadline for backing him is February 13th.
We hope you enjoy our FOBS!