I recently finished a small 10-piece collection for TSC Yarns (Tahki Stacy Charles), and I couldn't be more thrilled. I had such a great experience working with everyone, from the generosity of Stacy Charles and his fantastic selection of yarns, to my stylist, hair/makeup and video crew (and of course the models).
The entire collection, along with the video produced for the collection, can be viewed HERE.
This is the time of year I love the most - fall is coming, the chill in the air is a signaling of a very creative time for me traditionally, and this year should be no different. I have many new projects in the works, and remain grateful I belong to a centuries-old craft that allows me such great opportunities. I have a new collection (HIBERNA/HIBERNUS) I've just begun work on, I am designing a new sweater for Rowan Yarns, a Koigu dress, and teaching all over the place. A list of my upcoming cities/gigs (I hope to see some of you there!):
September 18-21 - Block Island Knitting Retreat at North Light Fibers
September 27 - Koigu Knit Intensive at The Brooklyn Craft Company
October 11 - Big Apple Knitters' Guild
October 24-26 Vogue Knitting Live in Chicago, IL
November 14-16 A Good Yarn in Sarasota, FL
January 16-18, 2015 Vogue Knitting Live in New York, NY
March 5, 2015 Opening of solo textile exhibition, "I Would Never Wear That" at Daniel Cooney Fine Art, NYC
April 17-19, 2015 Vogue Knitting Live in Pasadena, CA
May 14-17, 2015 Block Island Knitting Retreat at North Light Fibers
Please reach out for any questions, and I look forward to another fall/winter season of cozy knitting, community, and creative energies!
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Couple things: I want to THANK the Craftsy team for believing in me, for nurturing this project from start to finish, and for holding my hand through the whole process. It truly has been a delight to work with those folks. If you've purchased a class from these wonderful people in the past, just know that you are supporting some amazing talent who are first and foremost passionate about delivering a great product to their students. I'm not a smoke blower, so I wouldn't say this if it weren't true.
Secondly, they've created a lovely little link for you to enter to WIN my class! Click this link by May 9th to register to win: http://www.craftsy.com/ext/JohnBrinegar_Giveaway. It's just that simple.
Please help me spread the word, and generate some buzz about this class - we are all very proud of it, and I hope you all will agree!!!
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Sometimes I have to pinch myself. This is one of those times.
I'm a Craftsy instructor, believe it or not. My online class, "Seaming Beyond the Basics" will launch in May! Some of you may have taken my classes at Vogue Knitting Live, or at a yarn store near you, but this online class thing is all the rage, don't you know. Just a word about the Craftsy experience - AMAZING. I was so nervous. I guess a lot of the "what if I fail" jitters, but in the end they made sure I had everything I needed to succeed - a smart producer, and a talented crew of camera men and computer whizzes. I loved every minute of it, and I'd be nervous all over again if they asked. Please stay tuned for the launch announcement and the details.
I've also just published a new original crochet design in the Vogue Knitting Crochet 2014 issue:
It was really fun to make. Ok, that's a lie. It was super challenging. At times I didn't think I'd be able to pull it off, but the end product made me smile. I'm happy with her. She's one of my favorite crochet designs. Sometimes I look at this stuff and I'm like "where on EARTH did that come from?".
And I'm also happy to announce I have a new website for my alter ego stuff. Tainted Wool is an exploration of the experimental, artistic side of my knitwear practice. It's a little darker, so you won't find many frilly pretty things (depends on who you ask, I guess):
So yeah.. Lots going on.