Crafty Back-to-School!

As summer winds down and the kids head back to school, our thoughts have turned to more fibre-y pursuits here at Eucalan. Perhaps it was all the fun of last weekend’s Twist Fibre Festival (which we sponsored for its third year running), or maybe it’s all of the great new patterns coming out right now in anticipation of cooler temperatures. Either way, we are looking forward to getting crafty in the months to come, and today we’ll be sharing some of our favourite inspirations to stitch this month with a back-to-school theme!

pencilsWe’re loving these clever knitting projects based on the iconic yellow no. 2 pencil! From L-R above:  Sinuous Pencil Scarf by Alice Humbracht (note: we also found a crochet version here on Ravelry!), No. 2 Pencil Socks by the Yarn Enabler, Arthur by Anna Hrachovec.

pencilcaseCROCHETOf course, every well-organized student needs a pencil case, and these whimsical crochet patterns are sure to make studying fun! From L-R above: Pencil Cases by Ana Paula Rimoli, Mister Snaps by Irene Strange,  Robot Pencil Case by Sincerely Pam.

btsSEWThere are lots of creative organizational ideas to sew for back-to-school, and these two free tutorials we discovered via AllFreeSewing.com are simple enough to whip up in a jiffy! Left: Composition Book Cover Tutorial by V and Co.; Right: Crayon Zip Bag by The Good Weekly.

needlepointFor fans on needlepoint, we discovered these amusing projects via Pinterest which cover both ends of the spectrum when it comes to packing a school lunch. Left: Eat Your Veggies by Athena and Eugenia; Right: Darth Vader by DorkStitch.

For more back-to-school inspirations, check out our Pinterest board here!

More August Events: CurveNV & Twist Fibre Festival

Our next event is CurveNV in Las Vegas August 17-19, and this year, it’s being held at Magic!  Magic is an international fashion trade show which includes a comprehensive marketplace for Women’s, Men’s, and Children’s apparel, plus accessories, footwear, and more. CurveNV at Magic will be representing the lingerie and swimwear categories, and there are some very exciting events for attendees. We’ve exhibited at Magic before and are so happy to get back to the hustle and bustle and energy of the show floor! If you’ll be attending CurveNV, look for Eucalan in booth #77329 – or click here to book your appointment with us ahead of time – and don’t forget your comfortable walking shoes!

To get a taste of CurveNV, click here to view their photo gallery from past events.

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Eucalan is proud to sponsor the Twist Fibre Festival!Later this month, we’ll be sponsoring a totally different sort of event: the Twist Fibre Festival in Québec, Canada which will take place August 22 & 23. This annual event is the only one of its kind in our neck of the woods, and it features something for everyone: over 40 workshops, free activities for kids, a textile art exhibit, a gourmet local food fair, and over 125 exhibitors from all trades of the fibre industry.  This two-day event is open to the general public, and you’ll find fibre producers, fleece animal breeders, skilled artisans and casual fibre enthusiasts all rubbing elbows under the same roof.

Click here for more info about Twist!