Sarah Solomon of Harrisville Designs

Fiberside Chats: Sarah Solomon

Regular price $20.00

In this Fiberside Chat Sarah will give us a sneak peek of her debut collection for Harrisville Designs, slated to release at the end of October.  It takes a village to make a design collection, combining the skills of knitters, designers, technical specialists, photographers, models and many more; and in the case of Harrisville Designs it takes a literal village to make the yarn as well.  

Sarah will share a little of the history of the mill and its modern operations and tell us about the yarn they make, ranging from the heirloom-quality Highland and Shetland lines they started 50 years ago to their newest and most contemporary-looking yarns, Daylights and Nightshades, made with American-raised Cormo wool.  We’ll learn about the running of a mill and the building of the extraordinary 64-color palette and then take a look behind the scenes at the making of this latest pattern collection. 

About Harrisville:
Harrisville Designs has been family-owned and operated for 50 years, producing yarn in one of the best-preserved early-industrial villages in the nation.  Yarn has been spun in this water-powered, brick mill town since 1794! Harrisville Designs simultaneously looks back to their early-American roots and forward to the future of wool and manufacturing in this country in their efforts to provide enduring, affordable, and high-quality materials for knitters, weavers and craftspeople.

Sarah Solomon Bio:
Sarah is a knitwear designer, writer and teacher based in New York City.¬† She started knitting as an adult, fueled by a passion to knit sweaters.¬† A self-styled ‚Äúsweater evangelist‚ÄĚ she now works to bring more knitters into the sweater-knitting fold through her patterns and teaching.¬† With a background in woven construction and dressmaking, Sarah brings a love of details and fine finishing to her hand knitting designs and enjoys creating and teaching techniques that are simple to master but yield beautiful, long-lasting results. ¬†Her interests range from all aspects of traditional hand knitting to re-imagining ready-to-wear and machine-knit details for hand knitters. ¬†Sarah‚Äôs patterns and articles have appeared in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, knit.wear, Pom Pom Quarterly, and Vogue Knitting, and in collections by yarn companies large and small.¬†In addition to her self-published work, Sarah is the Director of Knitwear Design for Harrisville Designs, a historic woolen mill in Harrisville, NH.¬†In her design work, she enjoys creating garments and accessories from exceptional yarns that are knittable, wearable and designed to last. ¬†Sarah is also an avid sewer and spinner and loves handwork in many forms. Find her patterns on Ravelry and follow her work¬†on Instagram as @intothewool or¬†at¬†

This is a one-time live Zoom Event on Saturday, October 9th at 4:00pm Eastern, 3:00pm Central, 2:00pm Mountain, 1:00pm Pacific.