Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Fiber Gathering Designer Blog Tour!

One of the great joys and challenges of writing Fiber Gathering was finding designs that represented the breadth and depth of the amazing fiber arts design available in the United States. It just wasn't possible for me to do all the designs on my own along with travelling to all those festivals. Instead, I did 11 of the book projects (the projects without named designers) and found help. Without those competent colleagues, these additional and wonderful designs wouldn't have been possible. Their contributions lent a great deal to the final product.

Several of the designers, as well as the technical editor, and the photographer (the professor) have agreed to help us take another kind of trip together.

We're participating in the Fiber Gathering designers’ blog tour! Fifteen talented designers contributed their designs to this book about U.S. fiber festivals...and just about half of these designers have blogs and wanted to go on tour!

Do some armchair travelling with us every day at the beginning of April to celebrate the release of the book. There will be posts about designs, festivals, photography, and interviews with the author. (psst! that's me!)

Please drop by and visit as we tour the blog world and celebrate our fiber festival community!

March 31st Joanne Seiff, author Yarn Spinner
April 1st Kim Guzman, designer WIPs N’Chains
April 2nd Rosemary Hill, designer Rosemary-go-round
April 3rd Donna Druchunas, tech editor Donna Druchunas’ Blog
April 4th Cathy Adair-Clark, designer Catena Expressions
April 5th Terri Shea, designer
April 6th Chrissy Gardiner,designer Knittin’ Mom
April 7th Jeff Marcus, photographer Yarn Spinner (guest post)
April 8th JoLene Treace,designer JoLene Treace Unraveled
April 9th Cindy Moore, designer fitterknitter

psst! Many thanks to my kind readers who voted for my Bug Finger Puppets pattern on Ravelry! I am grateful. :)

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Blogger Willow said...

I'm looking forward to this. Please remind us each time another interview is going to happen.

March 18, 2009 at 7:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My copy of your book was delivered about 2 weeks ago, I LOVE IT. I live in NH and was delighted to see the Apple Crisp recipe since that is a must have when we go to the NHSW. Now I'm trying to make up my mind which pattern to make first. Thank you so much for an interesting book!! Steph in NH

March 19, 2009 at 8:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been perusing your book for the past 2 days. It's so much fun! Makes me want to do a lot of traveling. The part on skirting a fleece alone is worth the price of the book, that scares me. And it's nice to see JoLene Treace turn up, I love her stuff.

March 20, 2009 at 1:52 PM  
Blogger cyndy said...

Sounds like a great tour! What a fun idea!

I'll mark my calendar ;-)

March 20, 2009 at 4:12 PM  

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