I'm hosting a Knitting Lounge and Media Center at the Bryant Park Hotel during Fashion Week to merge the craft of knitting and art of fashion. I'm here on Kickstarter.com raising money to put the event together!
I'm an indie accessories designer and entrepreneur with a hip line of knitting bags. As I cross over from the craft industry into fashion with handbags and travel accessories at Fashion Week New York, I want to take knitting across the line with me.
Even with the recent knitting renaissance, knitters still bear the stigma of the spinster or lonely housewife. The reality couldn't be farther from the truth. Knitting crosses all borders - age, race, sex, religion, culture, and occupation. Knitters are everywhere. They are social by nature and creative by design. There is a gaping chasm between crafty knitting and designer knitwear and I'm out to bridge that gap.
The Bryant Park Hotel offers a front row seat to all the action in the park and a convenient spot for media to relax and recharge. In my suite, we'll offer knitting lessons, tasty snacks and crafty cocktails, a sneak peek at my newest line of knitting bags and accessories, and some crazy cool gift bags.
All guests in the suite - and all KickStarter backers - will receive a limited edition handknit bracelet designed by me. The bracelets can be worn all week as a symbol of being, knowing, or loving a knitter -- or just because they're "fashionable."
Your collective pledges of $5000 (or more!) will help offset the costs of putting together and promoting an exciting, empowering event that will shine a spotlight on the knitting world. Through Kickstarter.com, we can show the fashion world how strong and sweet the knitting voice truly is.