I am so excited that Trisha Malcolm’s , VP and Editorial Director of Vogue Knitting, has accepted our invitation to speak at the Symposium, the panel is complete.
Trisha was one of the first yarn industry leaders to respond enthusiastically to the concept of a Knit and Crochet Heritage Museum, “It’s about time. A brilliant idea.” If Trisha Malcolm believes that this project is vital to the future of knit and crochet, we can not fail.
Jack Blumenthal , VP of Lion Brand Yarn will join Trisha on the panel to discuss how our knit and crochet heritage empowers the future of our beloved art/craft, and the industry that supports it. Jack knows the importance of preserving history. Lion Brand has been around since 1878 and is America’s oldest yarn brand. For us passionate practitioners, it is a great opportunity to ponder the continuum of interests in our community.
Just assembling the symposium has been a massive undertaking, and I know that much more work lies ahead. The Symposium is all about knowledge sharing, team building and a reality check to figure out the best place to begin. It is an exciting time to envision a unique museum, getting off to the right start in the digital age, before we are blessed/burdened with objects that are simultaneously assets and liabilities. Come help us to develop a twenty-first century institution to honor an ancient fiber art.
Be sure to visit our new static pages on the left-hand column of this blog page (a little technological empowerment is a dangerous thing in an amateur’s hand. Thanks Paul!). There is a new media release about the Symposium, as well as lots of new event details, including our classy brochure.