The folk arts trend around the world is stronger than ever and as financial markets surge and purge, it’s time to launch a new kind of options market, The Needle Exchange.
No opiates involved here – just fibers of all kinds needing to be pinned, basted, stitched, knitted, embroidered, and crocheted to make everything from fluffy angora hats, warm wool mittens, and alpaca sweaters to luxurious tapestries, braided rugs, and cozy down-filled patchwork quilts.
Do you have any idea how many kinds of needles and needle derivatives there are for knitting alone? From a diameter as small as a tiny pearl to one the size of a large blueberry and they come in metal, bamboo, plastic, and bone – straight, double-ended, circular, even special needles with a deep curve in the middle for holding cable stitches. Fishermen’s knits for the Celts among you!
And once we get into quilting – you would not believe how many types of pins and needles there are. Of course, for the men here, even thinking about such feminine arts is probably setting their nerves on pins and needles already. :D
In any case, don’t be crewel, (we won’t tie you up in slip knots), watch for the Nice EuroNext big thing: trackstar’s Needle Exchange opening soon!