Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton

Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton called us from her shop in Mariefred, Sweden to share how much fun she’s having with Marly Bird on the Yarn Thing Podcast.

Doesn’t that look like a great place to create! This is a picture from the shop, full of lots of color and open when she’s there. (I’m telling you that in case you’d like to drop in. You’ll want to watch for her posts online before you head over there!) She does spend time back and forth from her shop there and her home in Atlanta, GA.

Corneliaprofile PicCornelia was on the Yarn Thing Podcast in June, and other earlier visits but we are so excited to hear about her new yarn line, Sister Silke. We shared the last time about her Heaven’s Hand by Hamilton Yarns, Wool Classic which is a good basic worsted weight Peruvian Shetland, Shaman -a hand spun, hand-dyed silk that is created in India by a women’s co-operative includes some variegated colors, and Silke. All of her yarns are hand dyed, a tone-on-tone. The new Sister Silke is a Mulberry silk that has great stitch definition with a suede feel. The colors are comfy as are all of her yarns.

She also likes to use Noro, Universal Yarns and recently Fiber Spates for color changes. This is apparent because MANY of her designs include wonderful flowing colors. See her designs as listed in Ravelry. You’ll find Cornelia’s designs are very Organic, according to Marly. She is one of the few women designers that has a geometric or architectural structure. They do test expectations for limits as what is possible for a knitter, which is wonderfully liberating.

She has many books available or in print, including one that features her opportunity to get to know Mr. Noro. (I love this book, it’s one of those dream knitting adventures in Non-fiction and with lots of interesting patterns!)

Cornelia has website, Hamilton Yarns, a Designer Group in Ravelry, also one for her yarns, Heaven’s Hand by Hamilton Yarns She is also on Facebook, where to can TRY to keep up with new designs, classes she’s teaching locally (perhaps near you) and any other fun things going on in Cornelia’s world.

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  1. Martha Donley says:

    This was the first time I have been able to listen live. Loved it. Knitting for me is much like mindfulness meditation

  2. Lori Biamonte says:

    Whatever I approach with mindfulness, whether it be a knitting project, making the
    Christmas lasagna, or even doing chores always comes out better. Merry Christmas! Love the podcast.

  3. joyce says:

    My knitting always turns out better when I do it with mindfulness. I enjoyed the podcast today. Interesting discussion.

  4. Thekla says:

    I really enjoyed today’s interview with Cornelia. Mindfullness is a key concept in all of life, not just fiber related business. I appreciate the reminder.

  5. Michelle says:

    Crochet is my hobby but yoga is my main “gig”. Mindfulness is something I LOVE about both activites. Great interview. Loved it.

  6. hotknitter says:

    Mindfulness has always been important to me. I see a general lack of it as so many people want to multitask. It makes me slow down and do a better job. Thanks for emphasizing it.

  7. Sarah Short says:

    Very interesting discussion between Marly and Cornelia. I agree that there is a general lack of mindfulness when it comes to social media. People need to realize that, like themselves, there is a person behind that computer screen and should remember that before they write their nasty comments.

  8. EverydayPam says:

    I love hearing discussions like this about the industry. Without enough mindfulness we could very quickly lose that which we all love so much. Thank you for reminding us that there are often only a handful of hard working people behind the products and designs that we treasure.

  9. Susan Crosby says:

    Beautiful yarns! Lovely colors. I really enjoyed Cornelia’s honesty when talking about the yarn and design industry. We mostly hear the success stories so it was refreshing to hear the struggles that are involved. I feel my eyes were opened about patterns that cost a few dollars. Thanks for the mindfulness reminders about the people and their behind the scenes efforts.

  10. Kristen W says:

    I enjoyed the discussion between Marly and Cornelia about the differing views of the yarn industry. It gave me something to think about. Mindfulness comes from knitting and yoga for me!

  11. jen says:

    I really enjoyed the discussion with Cornelia. I had not know of her and really like her designs. NOT the same ole crochet. While practicing my mindfulness, I got so into it, I forgot what I was doing.

  12. Judy says:

    I really enjoyed listening to your chat with Cornelia and learning about Hamilton yarns. I love collecting yarns to add to my stash, but really need to practice more mindfulness when doing so!

  13. Vicki Lynch says:

    My goal for 2015 is mindfulness with my spending and my time. I loved your discussion about things in the industry, how it works, and what needs to be done to keep it viable.

  14. Judy B says:

    I so enjoyed the podcast featuring Cornelia and the state of the industry that I listened to earlier this morning. Mindfulness is the best way to be in this world! I have to see this wonderful yarn. Am headed over to Ravelry find it, and see where it is available to purchase.

  15. Audrey says:

    Knitting is a time of contemplation, meditation, and mindfulness. So Zen. I love that Cornelia chose this word. Best of luck with your new yarn line!

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