Gerschubie. You don’t need to say bless you but thanks anyway.
Gerschubie Fiber Arts was named after my two dogs, Schubert and Gershwin. Schubert’s nickname is Schubie and I am constantly saying Gerrrr….Schubie. Someone is always getting into the wool.
From the pups names, you can probably tell that I am music lover. In fact, my day job is being a full-time piano teacher. Creativity in various mediums is what keeps me moving. Color has always been on obsession. My parents owned a printing company when I was growing up, and there were always sample books with beautiful paper floating around. In graduate school, I combined my love of piano pedagogy with my love of color and wrote my master’s thesis on using color to teach students how to learn to read music.
After learning to knit and spin, it was only natural to want to try to dip something in the dye.
Gerschubie is currently a full-time RV business. We travel the country full-time and everything is dyed at campgrounds around the country using minimal water. Follow us on Instagram to keep up with our journey.Check out Gerschubie!
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Genevra's story: My mother taught me to knit when I was about 16 years old. She didn't want to but I pushed until she caved. I dove in head first, knitting a raglan sweater in the round ala Elizabeth Zimmerman. My mother made notes about my sweater in the pages of her book "Knitting Without Tears" and I'm lucky to have that book still today. I've been knitting for close to 40 years, although not continuously. I took a long break in the mid '90s while I worked in Visual Display for a department store, as a worker bee and then as a manager, and went back to school for my BFA in Graphic Design.
The muse behind this project: I work sitting at a desk and as other office workers can attest, the temperature is always wonky. Hot one minute but usually freezing. I love shawls but they don't like to stay put and can be rather bulky. To combat the need for keeping my shoulders warm but my arms free, I designed a fingering weight ruana with simple lace repeats. The ruana is shaped to stay across my shoulders without falling in my lap and is light enough to allow my arms to move without hindrance.
Pattern description: You'll love the versatility of a ruana, a poncho-style outer garment originating in the Andes. One of the most adaptable articles in your closet, it can be worn a number of ways: loose like a cardigan or flipped across your shoulders for more warmth and style. Fitting most every body size, the Falling Leaves Ruana is knit in a graduating lace pattern, transitioning from large leaves to small. For your colors, pick up a five color gradient set or use your favorite five skeins of fingering weight yarn to create a one-of-a-kind piece that you will wear forever.
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