Is it September already? The days have been flying by as I prep for the upcoming tour for my new book Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery. The nine city tour will have me visiting bookstores and textile centers throughout the east and west coasts of the US. I’m excited to see so many places and to meet makers in every city. Many of the artists profiled in the book were interviewed over the telephone or Skype, so it will be a great treat to meet them in person. I am also hoping to visit with a few yarn bombers along the way.
If you live in Brooklyn/NYC, Toronto, Winnipeg, Vancouver, White Rock, San Mateo, San Francisco, Seattle, or Portland; please come out and celebrate with me. I always enjoy meeting new crafty people and hearing stories about their handmade work.
I’ve also been planning a bit of what do during my downtime when I’m traveling. I have designs on visiting Lotta Jansdotter‘s studio in Brooklyn, the Book Bakery in Toronto, and 826 Valencia in San Francisco. I will be experiencing a milestone birthday while on the road, so I think that a missing limbs poster or a glass eyeball from the pirate store may be exactly what I need to mark the occassion.