Hudson Valley Textile Project
Common Threads No 1: Abundance
This newspaper-style publication features Hudson Valley sourced wool, and features patterns from Hudson Valley located designers.
The Hudson Valley Textile Project is a community of farmers, dyers, millers, designers, makers, distributors, and retailers who have come together to share their knowledge and resources, based around the Hudson Vallery, New York. They also share a concern about environmental and community impacts of the current mass-market fashion trend to quickly-discarded garments and home goods that are often poorly made, generally with synthetic fibers. To address these concerns and opportunities, the HV Textile Project is planning maker education and consumer outreach initiatives, of which Common Threads is one.
Articles in this Issue:
Abundance in the Local Yarn Store, by Jocelyn Songco
Explore the concept of too much yarn—and not quite enough—with shop owner Jocelyn Songco of Yarn Farm Kingston.
The 100 Mile Sweater, by Jaclyn Sawyer
A transparent supply chain gives crafters a unique opportunity: are you taking advantage of the bounty at your fingertips?
An Appreciation of Spotty Sheep, by Jennifer Henderson
Creatives are exploring colorful fiber like never before—it’s not just about white wool anymore.
Regenerative agriculture Nurtures Sustainable Fiber Communities, by Katherine Mead
With many farmers aging out of the workforce, is there a lasting future in farm-to-fiber?
Project Plastic Free Socks, by Kristin Parker
One knitter begins her journey to discover the perfect all-natural sock yarn.
Other Featured Content:
Foliage Forager Socks pattern by Apriori Knits
A delicate edge and durable foot make these the perfect socks for leaf-peeping walks and hikes.
Sumptuous Scarves and Shawls in Farm Yarns
Three cozy accessories for autumn from New York based designers, reimagined in new textures from regional fiber producers.
Slide into Autumn with silky layers and dramatic garments that marry luxury and sustainability
Celebrating Naturally Colorful Fiber
An inspirational visual exploration of the warmest natural hues.