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03/10/2019

2019 Club Theme

Our theme for 2019 will be Maria Sibylla Merian’s Garden Flowers. Maria Sibylla Merian (1647–1717) was a German-born naturalist and scientific illustrator. She was one of the first naturalists to observe insects directly. She painted from life, published her own books of embroidery patterns and scientific studies, and travelled with her daughter to South America […]

Natural History of Knitting Online Club
03/20/2019

Getting ready!

I’m so busy. I am actually quite glad I invented this project. I feel better when I’m busy making things. Being creative is weird though. I thought of this project in January and here we are in March getting ready to ship our first packages. We’ll let you know when we ship! Because this is […]

Natural History of Knitting Online Club
03/16/2019

Watercolor Painting

Did you know that in the 17th century, it was illegal for women to paint in oils? That’s why Maria Sibylla Merian, our guide for this year’s adventures, painted in watercolor. She, like all other artists of the time, made her own paints by grinding pigments and mixing them with gum arabic, the sap of […]

Natural History of Knitting Online Club
03/15/2019

Looking for Sample Knitters $$

We just receive an email from one of our yarn suppliers called “peace fleece”. They are looking for knitters to knit samples for their new colorways. They pay by the yard. More info below. Peace Fleece continues to work alongside the Navajo Nation, spinning wool with meaning and producing lines of worsted & DK weight […]

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03/10/2019

The Club Videos

We’ll be putting together exclusive videos for this club. Recorded right here at Sheep to Shawl Studio. Videos will be released as we move along in the club throughout the year. If you haven’t seen any of our over 100 knitting videos already, you can check them out here.

Natural History of Knitting Online Club