Opera chanteuse, knitting and crochet designer and instructor Lisa Daehlin will visit the shop for an interactive talk about her Hearts: With Love project on Friday, August 23 at 5:30 pm and an introductory class on crocheted broomstick lace on Saturday, August 24 at 1:00 pm. Don’t miss this chance to learn something new with both your hands and your heart! Register online or in store for one or both events!
Lisa Daehlin has been traveling near and far giving away the little crocheted hearts that she makes while riding the New York subway. Come hear how this random act of creative kindness has affected her life and the lives of the recipients. In Lisa’s words: As I travel through life and this world, I find more deeply the wisdom of a friend’s words: “Life IS other people.”Sometimes, it’s hard to connect with the people we meet. I’m a gal from a really small town (264 people), so, it wasn’t all that often that I encountered a stranger.
Now, living in Manhattan, I am blessed with interactions among people new to me every single day. At times, the distance is comforting; other times, it’s uncomfortable. I’m not alone in having someone say, “Hey, lady! What are you making?” when I’m knitting/crocheting in public. Sometime around Valentine’s Day 2016, I began making and giving away crocheted hearts on the subway and streets of New York. It’s been quite the ice breaker.
Join me to hear some of those stories! As always, I see life through a knitted (and crocheted) lace lens, so there’ll be a fair amount of that, too. This yarny-yammering-on includes a presentation of images to ponder, fabrics to pet, ideas, designs, and meanderings.
· 140 pages · 11 knitting patterns, beautifully photographed and illustrated · An interview with Susan Crawford · A long-format story about Ocean Rose · My story by Pauline Copin-Herriot of Lain’amourée · A column by our new regular columnist Jeanette Sloan · Seasonal recipes · A travel guide to our the hometown of Laine, Tampere, featuring the best spots to stay, eat and shop.