A Verb for Keeping Warm occupies a 1700 square foot space in Oakland, California and is comprised of a shop selling their own line of naturally-dyed yarn as well as others yarn, fiber, fabric, and natural dyes, two classrooms, two dye studios, and a natural dye garden. A Verb for Keeping Warm incorporates founders Kristine Vejar and Adrienne Rodriguez's love for textiles, plants, fungi, and community. Through classes focused upon natural dyeing, knitting, sewing, spinning, and weaving, and via the materials we carry, many of which support US-based farms and manufacturing, we strive to preserve longstanding textile traditions and to support others working to create a textile-centered art practice.
Come and see our selection of yarn naturally-dyed in our Oakland studio - including colorways dyed specially for attendees of Vogue Knitting Live. During our vendor market session, we will have pre-orders open for our line of yarn - so you can choose any color your heart desires - and we will dye it for you. We will have a trunk show featuring Cocoknits patterns knit out of Verb and Habu yarn. Also, there will be a full display of Cocoknits tools and patterns - we will demonstrate how these tools can help you become a better, happier knitter. Julie Weisenberger, the founder of Cocoknits, will pop in to walk us through her designs and her tools!