Madrona Fiber Arts

Hey guys,

I just wanted to fill you all in on a wonderful time had by all at the Madrona Fiber Arts Festival. It was held in Tacoma, Wa last weekend. My friend Lisa and I attended the festival and then guided ourselves through the Pacific Northwest knit shops....from Portland to Seattle. The artists that are all over out there are incredible. Everything from Cashmere rovings felted onto silk scarves to Mongolian Camel hair and beyond! My new favorite knit shop is Tricoter in Seattle.....if you have not been you should treat yourselves. I have more info if anyone is interested you can message we won't have to bore the others not as interested. Thanks for listening!!!


I'll be going to the annual Fiber Fest in Jefferson City, MO March 10-13th if anyone is interested in going/getting info. - Jeff

Bill's picture

haven't been to Tricoter... but have three of their books and love them! ..the men's sweater book is great! they use expensive yarns... but you can substitute less expensive ones... I'vd done several of their patterns using multiple three strands instead of one... LOL Bill

Knipper's picture

I have heard about Tricoter.  Also own their book on men's sweaters which is good.  Provides plenty of inspiration and can easily substitute yarns.  Particularly like that they take the time to explain putting the sweater together.  After all that work, it can be disheartening to have a sloppy sewing it all up.  Of course that it one of the benefits of sweaters in the round.  One of the joys of travelling is visiting other yarn shops and seeing what they have, what I think I must have, and what I purchase and cram into lugguage.