Hug the coastline and turn into the dappled patches of winding redwood forest, emerging again to foggy seascape and glittering sunshine. The furthest point on our map, San Francisco greets us with candy-colored neighborhoods, hidden mosaic stairways, and quiet foggy mornings. Explore exquisite offerings from the city’s must-stop shops in Berkeley, Oakland, and throughout the Bay Area. After San Francisco, escape to the sunshine of Napa Valley. Brilliantly green vineyards, golden fields of sunflowers and shimmering silver olive groves provide the background for the last leg of our trip. We wander through a ranch high above the California coast, sip tea over candles and charcuterie as we chat with the maker who originated the Slow Skin Care Movement, and delve deeply into natural dyeing in the outdoor garden of a yarn creator who’s been advocating for naturally dyed yarns for almost two decades. In between, we carve out moments for exploring farmers markets, window shopping some of the Bay Area’s best fiber and fabric shops, dabbling with plein air painting on a cool summer morning, and strolling through the vineyards at dusk. This lush, colorful volume will help you escape the everyday into the dreamy, misty and vibrant landscape of Northern California.
Black Rock Ranch, Summer Solace Tallow, Sincere Sheep, Cocoknits, Bay Area Shop Talk, Plein Air Painting
This book also contains a knitting patterns by designers Julie Weisenberger, Marceline Smith, Noriko Ho and Andrea Hungerford, plus four sewing patterns designed by Andrea and an additional project by Hannah Thiessen.
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