February 2024

Bird Song by Julie Fleet

Julie Fleet is the author of the book "Bird Song”, our pick for February's Indigenous Collective. She is a renowned artist and writer known for her captivating storytelling and beautiful illustrations. Flett's work often explores themes of Indigenous culture, identity, and the connection between humans and nature.

In "Bird Song," Flett weaves a heartfelt tale that celebrates the power of friendship and the beauty of nature. Through her lyrical prose and stunning artwork, she transports readers to a world where birdsong becomes a language of love and understanding.

Flett's unique artistic style and attention to detail bring the story to life, capturing the essence of the characters and their surroundings. Her illustrations are a visual delight, filled with vibrant colors and intricate patterns.

As an accomplished author and illustrator, Julie Flett continues to inspire readers of all ages with her enchanting storytelling and meaningful narratives. "Bird Song" is just one example of her exceptional talent and ability to create books that touch the hearts of readers. We highly recommend this book not only for children but any book lover.


The Yarn

We really loved the part of the story where Katherena goes to Agnes’s house and is working on a pot that’s round and bright. ‘She tells me about waxing and waning moons. I tell her about Cree seasons. This month is called pimihawipisim - the migrating moon’. On the next page you see the ‘moon and two shiny seasgulls. And there go the geese’. We wanted to represent both the sky and the moody hills.

The yarn we choose this month is Pintler Sock which would be great for socks, mittens or to use in any Fingering weight colorwork project!


With every month in the Indigenous Collective you can order more of the colorway in the listing below. Please know the preorder will end February 7th and ship mid February

Please click on the photo to order additional skeins

 

4 comments

  • Another gorgeous representation of the artwork. Thank you for the beautiful yarns. I love the Indigenous Collective!

    Cynthia
  • I am brand new to this group, so hi! I just received my yarn and I’m very excited to pick up project. I’m going to look on revelry to see if people have any ideas. I am think geese or feather themed socks?? I also love the sound of the book and I’m going to look for it so I can read it.

    Monica
  • This beautiful yarn arrived today, stunning colors as always

    Marla Landt
  • I’m in love with these two colors and cannot wait until it arrives!

    Jamie

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