Carol Sulcoski, Teacher, Designer, Author, Owner of Black Bunny Fibers joined us on the Yarn Thing Podcast with Marly Bird, and when that happens it always a good time. They first were introduced by Benjamin Levisay, CEO of XRX book, Knitters Magazine and host of STITCHES when they were at a TNNA, who said, ‘How do you NOT know Carol?’
Carol began with fiber like many of us did, knitting with acrylic and taught by mom. Later as an adult, working as a lawyer, she picked it up and found it relieved stress for her. She says she became obsessed as the internet blew up, she was blogging about it also. Later when her son needed distraction, they dyed some yarn and made a hat she hoped he would keep on his head, she shared that on her blog and her followers asked for more.
Black Bunny Fibers was named after a rabbit they owned, although she doesn’t have a lot of angora in her yarns as one might expect. She features yarns and spinning fiber, beautifully colored and well worth the visit to the website.
Carol’s background as an attorney gives her verbal skills that enable her to clarify for those interested in a deeper understanding of their yarn. She likes including the technical information at the front of the book to
help people who are interested in perfecting their craft. Her NEW book is Lace Yarn Studio, follows Sock Yarn Studio, both through Lark Craft publishing. Contributions to Lace Yarn Studio came from all directions, including Franklin Habit, Andi Smith, Brooke Nico, Fiona Ellis, our own Marly Bird, so many great designers. Divided by number of skeins, like one skein, two skeins… Yarns contributed came from Buffalo Wool Co, Bijou Basin Ranch, Lorna’s Laces, Rowan, even a project Schoppel-Wolle’s Zauerball is in there. There are a wonderful collection of patterns of 26 patterns that cover a wide variety of projects! CLICK HERE to peek at them in Ravelry.
Carol continues to work on the next book in this series, she and Brooke Nico are working on a series of yarns called Sip, Sip, Knit and available in mini skeins which are very popular right now. You can follow her at the website, she has a blog there. You can also follow Black Bunny Fibers on Facebook. I love following her personal account there on Facebook, she has a beautiful kitty named Boris, who ALMOST needs a separate page of his own. I wonder if he needs to hire a social media assistant…
If you missed getting to hear this LIVE, it is still available as an archive: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2015/04/30/carol-sulcoski-teacher-designer-author-owner-of-black-bunny-fibers or in iTunes.