Another Knitting History Podcast

Hey there! Yesterday the lovely ladies at the Stuff You Missed in History Class released an episode on Knitting’s Early History. It covers some of the same information as the last podcast we linked from Stuff Mom Never Told You, but it also adds some new information, including delving a little deeper into knitting from the British Isles. I never actively considered just how many unique styles come from such a tiny place.

I always enjoy catching the new episodes from the Missed in History podcast, and this one was especially enjoyable. I found myself nodding along as they talked about tensions, different kinds of knitting needles, and the difference in appearance between knit and purl stitches. And what a privilege it is to share in this craft, whose history spans hundredsĀ of year.

You can find the episodeĀ here.

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What is FLoF anyway?

By now, if you’ve attended any of the local knitting group meetings, you’ve probably heard of FLoF. And you might have wondered what it is.

The “For the LOVE of Fiber” (FLoF) festival began 6 years ago around Valentine’s Day as a local gathering of the guilds. It was held at the Boalsburg Fire Hall and coordinated by the Centre Knitters Guild. We had several local fiber guilds in attendance, including the spinning, weaving and lace-making guilds. There were about 6 or 7 merchants and a giveaway of wonderful baskets, containing goodies from local shops and fiber artists.

Since that first year, we have seen lots of changes. Our location has changed (previously at General Potters Barn and now at the Match Factory in Bellefonte), our merchant area has grown, our gift baskets have exploded. We’ve added free knitting mini-classes. But through the years, we’ve stayed focused on celebrating our love of all things fiber with social knitting time and demonstrations from local fiber guilds.

This year, we are looking forward to the biggest overhaul of FLoF that we have seen. Our location has changed. Our festival date has changed. We have added food trucks to the venue. We hope that you will join us in a celebration For the LOVE of Fiber!

WHEN: March 19, 2016

TIME: 10am-5pm

WHERE: The Match Factory (Home of the American Philatelic Society
100 Match Factory Place
Bellefonte, PA 16823

For more details, hit the CONTACT US tab and fill out the form OR like us on Facebook and keep watching our blog!

Until next time! Knit on!

Lindsay

Update: We’ve got a FLoF details page now! Check it out and be sure to visit it later for more updated information!