What a wonderful beginning to fall, my sweet subscribers and friends,
It’s no coincidence that the sun moves into Libra at the autumn equinox. Fall is a turning point for so many. Here at Ritual Dyes we are honoring the season by embracing and welcoming artists into our studio space and attending upcoming events that we love because we get to meet so many of you! (Read on for more event information.) We transition into fall as the weather shifts and social events seem to multiply. We pull out the fluffy and warm sweaters, and look forward to those moments of inner warmth and harmony. May you find all you seek in obtaining Libra balance in your life at this transitional time.
Locals and visitors are welcome to OPEN STUDIO hours every Wednesday from 10-3. Browse, shop, and work on your WIP- we love hanging out with you!
Sept 27-Oct 11 THROUGHLINE will be showing at the studio. Portland artists Elizabeth McMurty and Shelly Sazdanoff will be sharing their fiber-related art with us. On Sept 27 from 6pm-8pm, join us in opening this great show, meeting the artists and sipping on bubbly drinks!
Oct 6 I will be teaching at Wildcraft Studio School here in Portland! Have you or a friend been looking to learn how to knit? Sign up for Wild Knits: Beginning Knitting.
Oct 18 Kick off your NY Sheep and Wool Weekend at Indie Untangled. We will be vending and can’t wait to share our special treasures with our favorite people (you) in person! Are you going? Is there something you want to see in particular? Let us know in the comments below and we would love to know what you’re looking forward to!
November 9 Ritual Dyes is very excited to host Maxine Sferra with a Tin-Type pop up! Maxine will be taking incredible images to commemorate your knitwear pieces. Wear your favorite hand-mades and celebrate those stitches with a beautiful photograph. Space is limited, register online HERE.
Easy as 1-2-3 Make along
Our summer Make-a-Long has been so much fun! It is ending today and winners will be announced on Ravelry and Instagram. Make sure to tag Ritual Dyes and #RD123Makealong. The Make-a-Long will be moderated on Ravelry, check out the group- Ritual Dyes Ravelry Group. Follow along to see some of the great makes in 1, 2 or 3+ skeins of Ritual Dyes yarn.
You Stylish and Serene Libra:
(September 23 - October 23)
This month’s colorway reflects Libra’s constant drive towards balance and beauty.
Libra is an objective, independent person who highly values others. If you are lucky enough to be in the social circle of a Libra, know that you will be treated with respect and trust. Libra loves to collaborate and create with others. They are incredibly charming, and we are drawn to the symmetry with which they surround themselves.
Dear Libra, are you knitting with the colors and textures that speak most to you? Surround yourself with all that you love so that you are sure to create a project that brings you the maximum amount of joy.
Those of all signs will find their Libra joy by seeking balance in nature. Take a walk through a park and look for the moments and spaces that feel symmetrical--savor the harmony within.
Do you love the zodiac and horoscopes on the blog?
We have been having so much fun since last December and the winter solstice in creating the Astrological series for you. I hope you’re enjoying it too, and if you are, make sure to join the conversation on the blog and on the Ravelry group. What’s your sign? Are you true to your zodiac? What characteristics of your sign would you most love to see in that colorway? I look forward to your input and inspiration!
As always, thank you for your support in this woman-owned and operated small business. We appreciate your support tremendously!