Welcome to Around the World in 80 Skeins – the design site and blog for independent knitwear designer, Kimberly Golynskiy (aka 80skeins)!

Kimberly found her love of design while knitting plastic bags into shoes and fishing nets for her Master’s thesis (for resource poor areas of the world with lots of errant polyethylene – not just for funsies). She found that working with yarn was sooo much nicer and the possibilities to make beautiful things were endless.

Around the World in 80 Skeins began in 2014 as a blog tour interviewing designers from 36 countries. It was fascinating to talk to fiber art designers from all over the world and I hope reading those conversations led to new ideas and a sense of just how connected we all are – especially among those with a shared love of creating.