HMI Youth and our Crafternoon Program instructors were invited to attend Knitting LIVE! by Vogue Knitting this past weekend, held at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. This was in conjunction with Hetrick-Martin being selected by Louis Boria of Brooklyn Boy Knits – who sits on Vogue Knitting’s Diversity Advisory Council (DAC) – to receive all digital sale proceeds from the Common Threads Cowl.
Abbie and Theo had a fantastic time at the consumer knitting event, now in its ninth year, hosted by Vogue Knitting in New York City, Seattle and San Francisco this year. They attended the fashion show which included beautifully knitted and crocheted outfits by Vogue designers. Undoubtedly, many who see these will be inspired to give this sort of art a go themselves. Luckily, people can cut their teeth on similar crafts like embroidery using the applique designs readily available online.
Afterward, they got to meet up with some of the designers who were wearing their own knit designs. It was an illuminating experience seeing all the different yarns and vendor exhibits including a special art installation created in honor of the animals affected by the Australia bushfires.
They also had an opportunity to meet up with Louis, who the Crafternoon group is looking to forward to hosting at HMI. He has generously offered to share his amazing talent and teach knitting to our young people.
It was a wonderful time for everyone and they hope to attend next year. Thank you again to Louis Boria, Vogue Knitting’s DAC, and Ana Campos and Felicity (Felix) Ford for spearheading this fantastic project.