This week we're heading out west for Madrona Fiber Arts in Tacoma, Washington. Madrona is a special show that is well-loved by so many, and for good reason! Several aspects make this one of my own personal favorites among knitting events: the intimate and friendly vibe, the glass-art-filled hotel, a strong communal love of natural fibers, and a line-up of standout instructors and vendors to name a few. (Admittedly, I'm also biased by the fact that the event is held in my home town.)

We will be staked out in the marketplace all weekend – sharing a large booth with our friends at Churchmouse Yarns & Teas. We've got the booth packed to the gills with all 32 colors of both Shelter and Loft, so if you're in the need of some quality US-grown wool, stop on by! We'll also be featuring the trunk show from our brand new BT Winter 13 collection throughout the weekend in the booth – all 24 samples that were featured in the look book will be available for visitors to try on. Finally, I'll be joined by three of our in-house designers (Julie Hoover, Leila Raabe, & Michele Wang) on Saturday from 10-2 for a meet-and-greet/pattern signing in the rotunda. We've prepared some visual displays that  illustrate our team's design process so that knitters can get a taste of how things look behind the scenes when we're putting together a new design collection. It's certainly shaping up to be a fun and busy weekend; for those attending, we hope to see you there!


  • I hope you had a blast at Madrona! I sure did, though I missed the opportunity to tell you how much I love the photos for BT Winter 13. As it turns out, those photos were taken near my hometown! I’m from the Hudson Valley so I really enjoyed your depiction of Hudson. Hope to see you next time you’re in the area!

    Vanessa Eng on

  • I’m so curious about the design process! I hope you can share the display images on the blog after the show.

    Robin on

  • How did I not know you were from Tacoma?!?! (I’m in Puyallup and teach in Fife) I think I need to find somebody to go with me!

    Julie on

  • Ahh, I already realy wanted to go. Now it may be unbearable. ( Is it ok to abandon my family with no notice?)
    Have fun!

    Julia Morehead on

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