Let me briefly describe a project that we'll be announcing soon at Artisan Knitworks: My little company began, some of you will remember, as a celebration of the lives and stories of small producers of yarn, fasteners, and other supplies for fiber artists. The idea, before the recession made very many things quite difficult, was to do up a series of story boards with photographs to deliver up the makers' stories alongside their wares. Well, that part of things awaits my retirement.
In the meantime, though, I'm going to publish a booklet -- the size will depend on all of YOU -- each year, in advance of the Third Coast Fiber Arts Festival in late October, that will contain stories and photographic illustrations submitted by our customers and vendors. It will be divided into sections (the names are not fixed right now, but will be things like Laughter, Bumps in the Night, etc.) and edited by me. (Don't worry -- I used to earn my living as an editor!). Some part of the proceeds will go to a shelter for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Be thinking whether you want to share a story (500-1000 words). More soon.