A lovely feature on Stitch & Story’s founders’ Jen Chan and Jen Hoang by Blogster: The Boulevardiers. Here’s a snippet of our Q&A with them:
Who’s Stitch and who’s Story in your duet?Our name doesn’t represent anyone but rather, an idea. Knitting is a way of embedding our creations with emotions and memories i.e. on all the careful time spent crafting; the cakes and coffee accompanied with curious minds; and the victory of finishing your hand-knitted item, quirks and all! We want every knitted project to be meaningful, whether it’s for gifting or for yourself – there’s just a great sense of achievement in having knitted an item yourself and that adds to the richness of stories behind handmade products and thus, every ‘stitch‘ knitted builds a ‘story‘…!
Knitting…how come it’s now fashionable?
Like other recent boom in household crafts such as baking and sewing, the return to needles and yarn has been seen as a wider backlash against the superficiality of modern life. While manufactured goods can be functional, durable, beautiful, even inspiring, the very fact that they are mass-produced makes them disposable. In its uniqueness, a handmade item such as a knitted item carries the imprint of its creator. The very fact that you’ve made it means no one else will be wearing the same thing as you!
Winter’s coming and we’ve got a great collection of knit kits and yarn to knit your own scarf/hat/jumper as the temps start to drop.
**Website launching in 12 days**
We’ve been hibernating for some time but only because we’ve been working our knitted socks off to create our new online shop which will be opening on 24th October! We’ve got kits, wool, awesome patterns and how-to-knit tutorials, plus loads more. Like our Facebook page to stay tuned for sneak peaks and discounts for early birds.
A super excited,
Jen Chan, Co-founder of Stitch & Story
Imagine ordering a ton of wool to complete your art project?! That’s what Toshiko did when she created this amazing net-construction sculpture big enough for a swing! Knitted and crocheted, it showcases the wonderful textures and shapes wool can create. So, guys and girls, let’s get crafting together! If you missed our knitting session last week, Stitch & Story will be holding another very soon, keep an eye out for posts! x
We’ve started designing Stitch & Story’s A/W Collection extra early so to be ready in time for Top Drawer’s September trade show! This will be our first trade show and we’re über excited! Watch out for upcoming posts on our first knitting kits collection…! x
Winter is almost near and it’s the perfect time to start knitting those cozy socks or chunky scarves! Our gorgeous, semi-dyed yarn is great for that easy, dapple effect. Learn to knit today!