This colorway is dedicated to Pearl Chin, owner of Knitty City in NYC, who passed away on 10/27/20. Pearl's energy, creativity and passion for the creative arts and activism were boundless. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Asian American Arts Alliance.
About the colorway "PEARL POWER"... Red symbolizes good luck, success, vitality, and happiness in Chinese culture. Pearl's legacy and power live on through the knitting community and the lives she touched through mentorship and kindness.
This limited edition preorder will remain open until November 15th.
This colorway is a part of The Pearl Project: a group of indie dyers that Pearl has been instrumental in guiding and championing. As a group we are creating special colorways and designs, and hosting giveaways to raise money for organizations she has supported:
Julie Asselin (@julie_asselin) will be creating a colorway called Dear Pearl, with proceeds donated to help budding knitwear entrepreneurs attend the CAN Retreat hosted by Marceline Smith and Anne Choi
Christina of Chelsea Yarns (@chelseayarns) will be creating a colorway called String of Pearls, with proceeds donated to Moms Demand Action
Amanda of Hu Made (@hu_made) will be creating a colorway called Pearl Power, with proceeds donated to the Asian Americans Arts Alliance
Lisa of Indie Untangled (@indieuntangled) will be designing a hat pattern called Pearl's Oyster, with proceeds donated to the NFC Momentum Fund
Marian of Marianated Yarns (@marianatedyarns) will be creating a colorway called Thank You, Pearl, with proceeds donated to City Harvest
Debbie of Murky Depths Dyeworks (@murkydepthsdyes) will be creating a colorway called Pearl of The West (Side), with proceeds donated to Womankind
Mariana and Nick of Nooch Fiber (@noochfiber) will be hosting a series of mini-skein giveaways, with proceeds donated to Heifer International
The link to each business's project is available by visiting their profile, as well as Indie Untangled's stories and highlights
With so much love and support for Pearl's family,
Julie, Christina, Amanda, Lisa, Marian, Debbie, Mariana and Nick