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Alice and Lisa Hoffman, Faerie Knitting

Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 4:00pm
Alice and Lisa Hoffman, Faerie Knitting

Online ordering has ended for this event. If you cannot attend the event, but would like to have a copy of Faerie Knitting signed for you, please stop by Bookshop Santa Cruz or call 831-423-0900 by 4 pm on Sunday, September 23rd so you can purchase your copy. If you are attending the event, please purchase your copy before or after the authors' talk. Thank you for your interest!

Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman and master knitter Lisa Hoffman and their new book Faerie Knitting, a magical melding of words and yarn where the ordinary is turned into the extraordinary and where imagination becomes creation.

Featuring fourteen original fairy tales, Faerie Knitting is an entrancing collection of stories of love and loss, trust and perseverance. Seamlessly woven into the plot of each tale is a magical garment or accessory inspired by the bravery and self-reliance of the tale’s heroine and brought to life through an imaginative and bespoke knit pattern.

From the Blue Heron Shawl and the Love Never Ending Cowl to the Three Wishes Mittens and Amulet Necklace, each project is as wearable as it is magical. Lush, atmospheric photography captures the enchanted faerie domain while beautifully rendered charts and instructions are well suited for beginner and advanced knitters alike.

Alice Hoffman is the author of more than thirty works of fiction, including The Rules of Magic, The Marriage of Opposites, Practical Magic, The Red Garden, the Oprah’s Book Club selection Here on Earth, The Museum of Extraordinary Things, and The Dovekeepers. She lives near Boston.

Lisa Hoffman, knitwear designer and knitting teacher, lives in New York City. Her designs have been published in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, and knit.wear magazines. She currently works and teaches knitting classes in New York City at String.


This free event will take place at Bookshop Santa Cruz. Chairs for open seating are usually set up about an hour before the event begins.

If you have any ADA accomodation requests, please contact by September 22nd.