I recently posted a review of My Grandmother’s Knitting by Larissa Brown on my personal blog, and Friday night I attended the launch party for this book.
The event was held at Andersen Fiber Works, a new-to-me and fairly new shop in Gresham, Oregon. The space is lovely. Most of the shop is downstairs; I’ll get to that in a moment. In the upstairs loft, there is a great space for spin and knit-ins. On this night, there were all sorts of activities including book signings by designers from My Grandmother’s Knitting:
(Stevanie Pico of Pico Accuardi Dyeworks with friends and family)
Downstairs there are lots of yarns and fibers that are from independent artists, including owner Jen Andersen who has been dyeing as Hanks in the Hood for the last five years. Here’s some of her fiber:
I love these fabulous felted hats from Attitude Hats.
This is Sarah Lajoie, the artist behind the hats.
Owners Tyler and Jen Andersen were the gracious hosts of the evening. Jen is modeling one of Sarah’s hats, and a coordinating necklace by Jennifer Fulks. The medallion is actually two alabaster bowls, one nested in the other. Gorgeous, as is Jen!
I saw a nice selection of Lantern Moon tools, baskets and bags in the shop, too. I love these, as you know, and see several things that I own.
Larissa’s friend and neighbor Rondi prepared and hosted a buffet of treats both sweet and savory.
A fun night all around. Do you have a copy of My Grandmother’s Knitting yet? It’s a winner!