Zinzi Edmundson is the editor of Knit Wit, a new magazine about fiber art, textiles and the people who put it all together. The magazine is in the process of being funded on Kickstarter — help them reach their goal by pre-ordering a copy of Issue 1 or claiming any number of delightful donor rewards.
About a year ago, I had the idea to make a zine about knitting. I’ve been knitting since I was eight years old, and as a media-consumer version of a Hungry Hungry Hippo, I wasn’t finding a lot of outlets that sated both my love of knitting and my preference for anything remotely contemporary. I decided to call it Knit Wit.
Here’s what happened: As soon as I started digging, I found a lot, a lot, of incredible artists, makers and crafters — and tons, tons, of their outstanding work. But they weren’t all knitters. They were alpaca farmers, weavers, yogis (more on that in Issue 1!) and shibori masters. So I changed, rearranged, and now Knit Wit, the first-person zine, has become Knit Wit, the 108-page, full-color perfect-bound magazine with contributors from all over the world writing about knitting, fiber art, textiles and people. Evidently, I have a problem limiting my scope.
But limiting your scope is hard to do when the process of discovery and the excitement of sharing those discoveries is the whole point. So that’s why I’m very happy to have the opportunity to share with you, Etsy readers, some of the things I love here on this site.
Finnish crocheter Aimankaki’s rugs are just plain awesome. The round ones are like gigantic human coasters!
Graham Keegan’s shibori technique produces super-delicate patterns on t-shirts, handkerchiefs and leather-trimmed canvas totes. Is it weird to say that they remind me of delightful spiderwebs? Because they really do.
Anyone within shouting distance of me lately knows I’m big into tassels. I love the clean colorways Forestiere chose for their tassel necklaces. More tassels, more better!
The fastest way to ditch the “I could do that” mentality and go straight into admiration mode is to try actually doing something yourself. Which is why a pretty loom and hot pink (!) accessories from Loom & Spindle are must-haves for budding fiber aficionados.
Donna Kallner’s plant-dyed yarns have some of the most beautiful and subtle colorways. I can’t wait to get my hands on a few skeins.
The Knit Kid is one of those shops that I eventually just have to close the window on because I simply can’t buy everything I want at once.
Like what you see? Then go to Knit Wit‘s Kickstarter page to help fund the project!