Michigan is home to many wonderful products; foods, clothing, soaps and creams just to name a few categories, in addition to indie fiber dyers and artists. A list at Michigan-Made.com will show you a list of the many companies that have joined the organization that feature only Michigan made products. This company does not include every indie company in the state, but is a good start. However, there are many companies in the fiber business in Michigan that are discovered by word of mouth or having their products sold at local yarn shops. Then there are artisans featured in national fiber magazines, such as Knit Simple, and Vogue Knitting. Indian Lake Artisans is the later, a local Michigan company featured in national magazines for their unique knitting needles. Best of all, a national knitting author, designer and host of Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell is promoting a special offer on the purchase of these needles.
Happy New Year, everyone! To celebrate, Indian Lake Artisans have been gracious enough to gift me with a special code to pass along for 15% off some of my favorite needles to work with! Have you tried their hexagonal needles? They're easy on the hands, and bonus: the straights have super-cute toppers to boot! (I currently have the owls, but have my eyes set on the whole set!). Grab a set for yourself on their website: http://indianlakeartisans.com/. Be sure to ENTER PROMO CODE: "VickieKNIT" when you check out for the discount! (P.S. I don't work for them at all -- I'm just a fan.)
Indian Lake Artisans, located in Rochester, Michigan is a creator of handcrafted hexagonal knitting needles. Square knitting needles are not new to the industry, but Indian Lake Artisans are slightly different. Indian Lake Artisans knitting needles have a unique method of identifying the size of the needles... On the straight needles, there is an end cap that is different for each size of needle. The end caps feature an owl, feather, lantern, fish, rowboat, arrowhead, turtle, acorn or cabin. You can choose your length of needle and type of wood to be used in the creation of the needle; which make this a more personal tool. The wood choices are walnut, cherry or maple.
Quoted from the Indian Lake Artisans website:
We are dedicated artists handcrafting unique and beautiful products to enrich your life and the enjoyment of craft arts.
All of our knitting needles are handmade with great care and attention to detail. Each needle is sanded by hand and finished with natural beeswax that enhances the color and grain of the wood. The walnut, cherry and maple wood that we use is very light in weight and warm to the touch. The hexagonal shape of the needles feels very comfortable in your hands and helps alleviate hand strain and symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. Everyone from 9 to 90 will love knitting with these special knitting needles.
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