artful yarns workshops

hey all! i’ll be doing a day of workshops at the Artful Yarn in Chagrin Falls, OH, near Cleveland on the 27th. from the artful yarns site:

Join us for a fun day with Cosy Cornelius-Bates, nationally-known, Pittsburgh fiber artist who describes her work as “an attempt to speak eloquently on behalf of all things wool.” She spins, knits, dyes, recycles, embellishes, designs and teaches. Her work is fun, imaginative and highly wearable. Cosy will show us how to re-purpose old sweaters, embroider & embellish fibered items and gain inspiration from her design vibe.

Choose from one of two options:

All-Day Option: Includes our Morning Workshop re-purposing sweaters followed by lunch with Cosy as she shares her take on color theory and design. In our afternoon workshop, learn to embroider on fibered pieces and other embellishment ideas. This option also includes a copy of Cosy’s book Knit One, Embellish Too, which she will sign for you! All Day option: $75/person includes both workshops, lunch and copy of her book.

Single Workshop Option: Select either the morning or afternoon session. $40/person. You may purchase a copy of Cosy’s book, Knit One, Embellish Too for an additional $12/copy.

Seating is limited to the first 20 participants. Supply list provided at registration.  Click through to the Artful Yarns site if interested!



just showing off one of my new pots :) before the babe and i were stricken down with a cold, i was working on getting the book pre-orders out, so now i’m even slower than you thought i would be with a 2 1/2 month old! alas.  i’m using a lot of my time trying to keep myself fed and blowing my nose.  regardless, the plan is to have them out by the end of the month.

Knit One, Embellish Too

my book, Knit One, Embellish Too, has been remaindered by my publisher. that means it is being sold to me much cheaper than the original price and i’d like to pass on the savings.  but, i’d like to pass on even greater savings to those of you willing to help me buy as many copies as i can.  (the book is on ravelry here.)

oh my!

if you’ve been thinking about purchasing an autographed copy of this book for yourself or as a gift, now is the time! and here’s the deal i have for you – the original price of this book is 22.99, with $2 for shipping that’s $25 – your cost as a pre-order, including postage:

one book – $10

two books for – $18

three books for – $24

if you want more than that, we can make a deal.  i’m also willing to sell copies directly to yarn stores in batches of 5 books.

you have until September 4th to get your money in to me.  email me at cosymakes(!at)gmail(dot!)com with the quantity and either your paypal email address or a note that you’d like to pay by check.  i will order them on the 5th and get them out as quickly as possible after i get them.

i can figure out shipping for folks outside of the united states if you shoot me an email.* and if you’re local and want to pick the book up, it’s $8 for the first book, $15 for two, and $20 for three!

*to canada the total for one book is 13.00, for two books $24.50
*to australia the total for one book is 21.00

Mixed Knits

initial publication on wednesday!

This ebook includes:
-an essay with tips on how to knit with handspun and how to go about mixing it with commercial yarn
-13 fun patterns to mix things up with your handspun

All of the patterns will also be available individually and can be found in my pattern shop.

Please also note that these patterns, as with all my patterns, can really be used with any yarn you like as long as you get gauge.  I have included a bit of commentary about which commercial yarns to pick if not using handspun.

When you click on the button below and follow through on the payment, an automatic download of the ebook in pdf format will be delivered to your email address.


on ravelry here.

mixed knits


introducing mixed knits

the front essay and 7 patterns are slated to go up on wednesday! i even started the ravelry page.

initial publication on wednesday!

p.s. the two remaining falkland fiber club subscriptions are going up in the etsy shop today.

p.p.s. i’m walking in the crop hunger walk next sunday, in which i walk 6 miles in solidarity with people who have to walk daily to get the most basic elements of life, food and water. here’s a link to my donation page if anyone’s interested in donating. one thing that i really like about this walk is that 25% of proceeds stay local and the rest are distributed.  every dollar makes a difference!