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.
Cornelia 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.
If you missed hearing this combination of fun, creativity and wisdom, it is archived at this link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2014/12/18/cornelia-tuttle-hamilton and also the iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cornelia-tuttle-hamilton/id313541727?i=327669584&mt=2