FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –
August 2004. Valid through September 12, 2004
Boston Celebrates Knitting With Free Event On Boston Common
Knit-Out & Crochet 2004, September 12, Noon- 4 p.m.
BOSTON—Knitters and crocheters who jumped on the yarn train
two years ago at South Station will have a chance to take another
trip. Local yarn enthusiasts announced today that after a one-year
hiatus, Knit-Out & Crochet 2004 will be held at the Gazebo
on the Boston Common on September 12, 2004 from noon to 4 p.m.
A Knit-Out is a free, non-selling event designed to spread enthusiasm
for knitting and crocheting. The Boston festival will feature
complimentary lessons for anyone interested in picking up needles
or a hook, a fashion show of works created by local knitters and
crocheters, a Kids’ Korner, demonstrations, exhibits, contests
and entertainment. Nationally recognized designers also will be
on hand to converse and sign books and patterns.
Approximately 2000 knitters and crocheters participated in the
last Boston Knit-Out. Since that event people have become increasingly
aware of the health benefits and communal ties associated with
knitting, and this year organizers chose the vast venue offered
at the Common in order to accommodate an ever-growing number of
devotees and people seeking their first introduction to creating
“Knitting is not only fun but also a great, portable way
to unwind and relax.” says Susan Baker, owner of Windsor
Button on Temple Place and co-chair of this year’s event.
“The yarn industry sees Knit-Outs as a way to introduce
people to the social and therapeutic sides of this creative art
while providing current yarn crafters with the always welcomed
opportunity to socialize with other aficionados.”
Fourteen yarn shops and six yarn companies from across New England
are sponsoring the event and will exhibit products throughout
the afternoon. “Knit doctors” will be on hand to offer
solutions for projects gone astray and knitters and crocheters
of all levels are encouraged to bring their favorite projects
to the Show n’Share.
Wren Ross, a local actor and singer, will perform her lively
cabaret “Singing With Every Fiber!” In addition to
performing at fiber-related festivals across the United States,
Ross is a designer and teaches workshops titled “Telling
Your Story/Wearing Your Story” in which students use personal
iconography to design garments that tell stories. Her work has
been featured in Interweave Knits magazine and Ultimate Knitting.
“It is very satisfying to see the pleasure that people
derive from working with yarn” says Judith Shangold, organizer
of Knit-Out & Crochet 2002, local designer and owner of Design
Source, Inc, a corporate sponsor of this year’s event. “The
excitement at knit-outs is contagious. It is a great way to introduce
people to a new skill and the resources in their area for products
The Knit-Out concept originated with the Craft Yarn Council of
America seven years ago. Last year Knit-Outs were held in 90 cities
across the country, including New York and Los Angeles.
For more information on the Boston Knit-Out & Crochet 2004
please visit bostonknitout.blogspot.com.