The Long Update - Almost There, With Help from Our Friends! (Part 3 of 3)
Hello Knit 4 Lifers!
This is the final installment of our three-part update about our summer in Ifugao. It's great timing because we're about to send out rewards! So if you haven't sent us an address yet, Friday is the absolute cutoff date so please fill out your Kickstarter survey or send us a message.
The other great news is that we've launched our Fall Presale Site! And to thank you again for your continued support, you and your friends can use the coupon code "Knit4Lifers" at checkout to get $5 off all orders until Saturday! Here's a preview of what you'll see when you visit www.ricefield.co
Now onto the update! This one is dedicated to the awesome friends who visited us in Ifugao, and have helped make our project even better!
First there's the team of Rex Romero, Lee Santiago, and Hommer Benitez, who took amazing pictures of us and the area we work in for our future promotional materials. Here's an image of Jean knitting inside her house during the rain, just one of many awesome pictures they took in their time with us:
Then there's Yelle Nadal and Lex Reyes from Craft MNL, an amazing craftmaking workshop in Manila. They knitted with us and helped us design the packaging that will arrive on your doorstep. Then we clowned around with a cable cowl:
Next is Jörn Kupferschmidt, a friend of Meredith's from school who is now a high-flying business consultant with clients all over the world. He happened to be working in the area and he visited us for a week to help us be more efficient and keep our promise of delivering high-quality products! He also makes a great slouchy hat model!
While Jörn was around, Mon Corpuz and his friends from Black Pencil project visited us. BPP delivers school supplies to remote areas of the Philippines and Ifugao is one of the provinces where they work. Mon is also a professional photographer, so he was kind enough to take pictures with Meredith in them, since she's usually the picture-taker in the room.
We also have Candy Reyes-Alipio, an amazing production designer and avid knitter who not only volunteered to teach and make samples with us, but also helped style and plan various shoots, including the one for our next guest, the amazing Stephen West:
Stephen is the designer of our Windschief hat and was with us for two weeks. We have plenty of Stephen pictures, but our favorite ones come from when he taught a workshop on knitting stretches, and came up with some amazing ones such as "Maestro at the Knitting Store" and "Where Is Your Baby Hiding?"
We feel so blessed and grateful that our Ricefield Collective family continues to grow, and we look forward to keeping in touch. We'll update you once everything has shipped, because we have some fun activities in store! In the meantime, you can stay updated by liking us on Facebook, and please let your friends know about our presale site at www.ricefield.co !
Meredith, Anna, and Ricefield Collective
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