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Leather and Lace Challenge Collection

Leather and Lace Kit for Rose Nectar Fibre Couture

Co-sponsored by Spin Artiste and Picasso’s Moon Yarn Shop, the Leather and Lace Collection represents an all star line up of fiber artists invited to produce a yarn in their own style from naturally colored fibers, leather and lace. 

The collection is travelling down the east coast of the United States from October 2012 till April 2013.  Seven locations are hosting the collection.  After the collection arrives in Sarasota, Florida for the SWAY guild Art Yarn Festival, the collection will be sold and the proceeds donated to The Farm Animal Sanctuary. 

Enjoy looking at the yarns here online and by all means, if possible, go see them in person!

Please see below for each of the participating artists’ work (in alphabetical order):

Pam Blasko of Dream Come True Farm and Pams Fiber








Lexi Boeger of Pluckyfluff

Melissa Bohrtz of Hello Purl

Suzy Brown of Wool Wench

Arlene Ciroula of Spin Artiste

Nicole Constantin of Rose Nectar Fibre Couture

Dawn Dolpp of Mada Vemi Alpacas

Shannon Herrick of The Spun Monkey

Lucy Hughes of Pearhug Studio

Ron Hysom of 27th Street Fibers

Christiane Knight of Three Ravens

Debra Lambert of Picasso’s Moon Yarn Shop

Heather Lightbody of Girl with a Hook

Lisa Renee McKenzie of Oscar and Sophia Handmade Wearables

Dayna Mankowski of Madison Wool

Ashley Martineau of Neauveau Fiber Arts

Jolene Mosley of Cloverhill Yarn Shop

Jessie Nordholm of Hello Purl

Allison Jai O’Dell of CompassioKnit

Esther Rodgers of JazzTurtle Creations

Casey Ryder of Portland Fiber Gallery and Weaving Studio

Brittany Wilson of BohoKnitterChic Spins

Melissa Yoder-Ricks of Wild Hare Fiber Studio


Leather and Lace Challenge Collection on display at Portland Fiber Gallery and Weaving Studio

Below is the travel schedule — I hope you are able to see these beauties in person!

Portland Fiber Gallery and Weaving Studio – Portland, Maine – 10/27/12 to 11/13/12
Iron Horse Fiber Art – Natick, Massachusetts – 11/17/12 to 12/5/12
Madison Wool – Madison, Connecticut – 12/10/12 to 12/28/12
Cloverhill Yarn Shop – Catonsville, Maryland – 1/4/13 to 1/22/13
Wooly Belle – Vinton, Virginia – 1/26/13 to 2/13/13
Downtown Knits – Apex, North Carolina – 2/19/13 to 3/8/13
Tropical Weaver’s Guild – Lake Yale, Florida – 3/14/13 to 3/17/13
Picasso’s Moon Yarn Shop – 3/22/12 to 4/19/12
SWAY Guild Art Yarn Festival – Sarasota, Florida – 4/20/13 to 4/21/13

The making of the amazing molded leather flowers by Melissa Yoder Ricks

But wait, there’s more…there’s a book in the works featuring the collection! Yes, we are working on a book that will not only contain photos of the yarns but also we will hear from the artists regarding their design process and the item they chose to add to their materials kit. We will keep you updated as details become available.