Our monthly Club is an opportunity for us to explore new dye techniques, different colour combinations, and unique textures to express what we are thinking and feeling right now. I hope this month’s colour and yarn brings you some inspiration.
Last month, my family and I travelled to New York City so that I could fulfill a bucket list item of teaching at Vogue Knitting Live. Sometime during that trip, we heard the news that the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus would close. After 146 years of operation, this iconic circus would perform its last show in May 2017.
Compared to all the other intense world events and unbelievable news of this past month, I wonder why this seemingly trivial circus story still haunts the back of my mind. Perhaps it’s indicative of an end of an era. After generations of enjoyment, it has lost it’s thrill and instead we are seeking out other sources of spectacle. Where will our future selves find wonder, excitement, and amazement?
Broken Circus is a chaotic smattering of rich colours that were. They are shadows of vibrant hues, shot through with brilliant light. It feels a little bit wistful and a little bit vintage, but I hope you find it beautiful in its broken-looking state.