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How She Farms — Tutorials and Hacks from an Experienced Shepherdess

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How She Farms — Tutorials and Hacks from an Experienced Shepherdess

Congratulations to Farmer Ali of Phoenix Farm Fiber on the launch of How She Farms, a new blog of video tutorials, simple hacks, and sound, practical advice from her farm life. If you are just venturing out into the world of small, sustainable farming — or even if you are an experienced farmer! — you can learn so much from her about starting a farm, raising animals, growing food, making things, solving problems… Check it all out at www.howshefarms.com, Facebook and Instagram pages @howshefarms , and on Twitter at @farmsshe. And...

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Apr 21: Local Yarn Store Day at Intown Quilters Fabric & Yarn

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Apr 21: Local Yarn Store Day at Intown Quilters Fabric & Yarn

The Yarn and Yoga Collective will be participating at Intown Quilters Fabric and Yarn with an in-store event. Saturday, April 21 1:00-3:00 pm Sit and Knit With special instruction for beginners 1058 Mistletoe Road, Decatur,...

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View our Intro Video!

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View our Intro Video!

View this 2 1/2 minute video introducing the Yarn & Yoga Collective

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May 23: Shearing Day, Last Penny Farm, Weaverville, NC

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May 23: Shearing Day, Last Penny Farm, Weaverville, NC

You haven’t lived until you have helped shear an alpaca. Wednesday, May 23 at 8 AM – 2 PM Last Penny Farm Alpacas 39 Pegg Rd, Weaverville, North Carolina 28787 It’s our annual shearing day! Work with and learn from farmer Erin Greene as she shears her flock. This is a perfect farm day for those interested in purchasing raw fiber right off the animal, those interested in getting into the alpaca business, and those who are seriously interested in the shearing process. It is THE busiest and THE most exciting day of the year for...

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June 14-17: Spring Southeastern Yarn + Yoga Retreat (waiting list only!)

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June 14-17: Spring Southeastern Yarn + Yoga Retreat (waiting list only!)

At Beautiful Camp Mikell Retreat Village, Toccoa, Georgia Improve your knitting techniques and replenish your body and spirit at this retreat in the beautiful Northeast Georgia Mountains. Yoga practice and knitting workshops each day in an intimate and supportive environment. ••• The June Retreat is FULL. Please email Allison Adams to be added to the wait list.  ••• “Sit and Knit with Me” Intrigued by a tricky pattern? Ready to try a new stitch technique? Want to try steeking but the thought of taking scissors to your knitting gives you...

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Yarn + Yoga Retreat Shout-Out in Wall Street Journal

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Yarn + Yoga Retreat Shout-Out in Wall Street Journal

December 29, 2016 Read it here.

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Yarn + Yoga Retreats Featured on Wovember blog

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Yarn + Yoga Retreats Featured on Wovember blog

“Knitting, like yoga, is a form of meditation. While you are knitting, you mind must settle and center on your hands, your fingers, the patterns that form, the precision of your work. The kind of yoga we practice, Iyengar, is also about precision. For the hour and a half of a yoga class, all you can think about is where exactly your physical body is in space—the way your ankle bone is sitting, how your pelvis is positioned, the turn of your upper arm bone. Like learning to knit, practicing yoga requires focus, attention, and commitment. In the same way we learn a sequence of stitches, we practice the poses over and over as a form of meditation until we are comfortable doing them for long periods of time. With both, the rest of the world falls away.”

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