Sloe News Day 08 . 06 . 21
Sloe News is officially open for business!
We kicked things off last night during our monthly #SloeDownLowDown where we had an intimate discussion with Geraldine Yang, owner of The Wandering Flock, a hand dyed yarn brand that’s on the rise. Geraldine is a color wizard who trained her eye by working in the fashion industry as a creative director before starting The Wandering Flock. Her yarns come in a range of contemporary, easy to wear colors. Geraldine likes to keep her color story tight, but she has a library of over 40 colors that she rotates through depending on the season. I’ve been a fan since the start, I picked up a few skeins from her very first trunk show at String Thing Studio a few years ago. The brand has grown very quickly and even started milling its own custom bases last year. We loved hearing Geraldine share her story of how she built her business, and getting into the nerdy side of producing yarns. I’m already looking forward to next month’s guest, it’s going to be a blast! Hope you can make it.
For our Premium subscribers, we’re posting our first commissioned piece today from Miriam Felton. Miriam is a knitwear designer and blogger who began her career back in 2004. She shared her story about becoming disabled and how that experience influenced her relationship to making. This was a joy to edit.
And for our Business subscribers, we’re posting a piece I wrote about what I’ve learned after working as a freelancer over the past decade. If you’re thinking about starting a career in a creative field, this is for you.
As always, we’re looking for pitches! If you’re interested in writing for Sloe, drop us a line.
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- By Hand Serial has new ownership [By Hand Serial]
- Battenkill Fiber Mill is taking over the dyeing and distribution for beloved indie yarn brand Oysters and Purls [Instagram]
- A new app from surface artist Nerida Hansen could change the way creators license their work [Patternfield App]
- Untitled Thoughts has re-launched their Olive Dress and Jumpsuit with more inclusive sizing [Untitled Thoughts]
- Natalie Warner shares some of her favorite books about fashion design [Natalie In Stitches]
- Florence Spurling’s debut book Designing Knitted Textiles: Machine Knitting For Fashion hits stores this week [Bookshop.org]
- Don’t de-personalize climate change [The Atlantic]
- The Slow Factory and Vestiaire Collective are kicking off a 3 week lecture on series that starts today! First up, Aja Barber [Forbes]
- Terracycle makes bold statements about its recycling program, now it’s being sued over claims of greenwashing [Vox]