Hello to everyone. I hope you and your loved ones are holding up in these trying circumstances. I won’t tell you to be chipper or keep your chin up: I will tell you that I wish you all the best.
Things have been exciting here: I am holed up out of NYC with a dear friend. Since the shop is my only form of income, and most of it is in Brooklyn, I have been scrambling to get ducks in a row. I am safe: I am sheltering in place at home. I have arranged mail pick-up once a week, and I sew in my bedroom, so I am able to keep going for the time being.
I will be focusing on drawstring bags and DPN cases at first. If you have a particular request, PLEASE tell me. My contact form, Instagram DMs, Twitter DMs and email are all open to you, dear customers. If I have access to the fabric in question, I will be happy to sew up a custom bag at no additional cost. (I do hope you’ll understand that my access to fabric is limited at the moment, due to circumstances beyond my control.)
Because I believe strongly in putting my money where my mouth is, KnitSpinQuilt will continue to donate 15% of item prices to charity. In 2020, I have chosen the Ali Forney Center, a charity that works to alleviate homelessness in LGBTQ youth in New York City. The Ali Forney Center cannot close under current circumstances, because it provides housing to at-risk youth, and is in need of support now more than ever.
Please keep safe, keep indoors, and keep on keeping on. This is going to be hard, but the only way forward is through.
Hello, everyone! It’s been quiet here for a while, because I’ve been keeping very busy.
I had a lovely three months in England from February 2019 to May 2019, and after coming back to the USA, I re-opened the shop, and was honored to share a booth with 1 Geek 2 Craft All at Indie Untangled.
In 2019, thanks to income from KnitSpinQuilt’s Etsy shop and show sales, I was able to donate $775 to RAICES Texas and $100 to Planned Parenthood.
It’s incredibly important to me to be able to put my money where my mouth is: supporting issues of justice and equity for all persons, including and focusing on those who are marginalized by and victimized by our current administration’s policies and institutionalized racism in America, where I happen to live. So 2019 was the year I donated to migrant and refugee justice and to reproductive justice.
I’ll post again soon with plans for 2020, because my donations will be going to a new charity.
Best wishes to all as we move onwards into the future, no matter what it may bring.
I can’t wait for Friday — I’ll be sharing booth 23 with One Geek to Craft Them All and LexiCorp Knits at the Indie Untangled trunk show.
If you’ll be there, drop by and say hi!
Thanks to everyone who came to the Moms and Makers Market yesterday and to Knitty City for organizing it!
There will be a huge shop update tomorrow, May 14, featuring hedgehog bags and other new and favorite patterns.
KnitSpinQuilt is now an Indie Untangled vendor — you can find a link to my shop on the Indie Untangled website, and I was featured in the newsletter last week.
This pussyhat bag was featured in the newsletter and is now only available for pre-order — I sold out of all the fabric I had in stock! This is fabulous news, because it means I can donate more to the Hispanic Federation this quarter — 30% of shop purchase prices will go to the Hispanic Federation’s Puerto Rico disaster relief efforts in 2018.
Some news for you today. First of all, there’s a shop update on Etsy!
These goldfish bags are limited to only five more — ever! — so if you like them, snatch them up now!
I’ve been sewing up a storm, and here are some of the bags that are going out in the mail soon:
Second of all, I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be vending in person at FlameCon in Brooklyn this August!
I’ll be spending a fair bit of time prepping items for that this summer, and there will be a couple of FlameCon exclusives that I’ll tease in late July / early August.
But don’t worry: I’ll also be stocking the shop more fully this summer than I have been for the last couple of months: turns out that working two jobs is less time-consuming than working four!