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I'm hosting a Knitting Lounge and Media Center at the Bryant Park Hotel during Fashion Week to merge the craft of knitting and art of fashion!
I'm hosting a Knitting Lounge and Media Center at the Bryant Park Hotel during Fashion Week to merge the craft of knitting and art of fashion!
56 backers pledged $5,300 to help bring this project to life.

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I'm hosting a Knitting Lounge and Media Center at the Bryant Park Hotel during Fashion Week to merge the craft of knitting and art of fashion. I'm here on Kickstarter.com raising money to put the event together!

I'm an indie accessories designer and entrepreneur with a hip line of knitting bags. As I cross over from the craft industry into fashion with handbags and travel accessories at Fashion Week New York, I want to take knitting across the line with me.

Even with the recent knitting renaissance, knitters still bear the stigma of the spinster or lonely housewife. The reality couldn't be farther from the truth. Knitting crosses all borders - age, race, sex, religion, culture, and occupation. Knitters are everywhere. They are social by nature and creative by design. There is a gaping chasm between crafty knitting and designer knitwear and I'm out to bridge that gap.

The Plan...

The Bryant Park Hotel offers a front row seat to all the action in the park and a convenient spot for media to relax and recharge. In my suite, we'll offer knitting lessons, tasty snacks and crafty cocktails, a sneak peek at my newest line of knitting bags and accessories, and some crazy cool gift bags.

All guests in the suite - and all KickStarter backers - will receive a limited edition handknit bracelet designed by me. The bracelets can be worn all week as a symbol of being, knowing, or loving a knitter -- or just because they're "fashionable."

Your collective pledges of $5000 (or more!) will help offset the costs of putting together and promoting an exciting, empowering event that will shine a spotlight on the knitting world. Through Kickstarter.com, we can show the fashion world how strong and sweet the knitting voice truly is.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Ten bones gets you a Lexie Barnes logo magnet and a limited edition handknit bracelet designed by me.

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    A signed copy of my book, Sew What! Bags (www.sewwhatbags.com) with a personal inscription and a limited edition handknit bracelet designed by me.

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    $10 Gift Certificate to WEBS, America's Yarn Store (www.yarn.com), special recognition on my blog, and a limited edition handknit bracelet designed by me.

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    A VIP Gift Bag from the Knitting Lounge event, special recognition on my blog, and a limited edition handknit bracelet designed by me.

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    A $100 Gift Certificate to www.lexiebarnes.com, special recognition on my blog, and a limited edition handknit bracelet designed by me.

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    Overnight accommodations for 2 at the retro-chic Porches Inn in the Berkshires (www.porches.com) plus complimentary admission for 2 to MASS MoCA (www.massmoca.org) to see all of their great exhibits, including the exciting new one from Sol LeWitt. Plus special recognition on my blog and a limited edition handknit bracelet designed by me.

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    Horseback Excursion: You and a friend will join a small group of adventurers on an overnight horseback riding trip in the glorious hills of the Berkshire Mountains of western MA. Accommodations, guided riding tour, and dinner included. (www.berkshirehorseback.net) Plus special recognition on my blog and a limited edition handknit bracelet designed by me.

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    Weekend in New York: 2 night stay in an adorable brownstone studio apartment on the Upper West Side, just off Central Park West. Dinner for 2 at Rouge Tomate on the Upper East Side, and 2 tickets to a Broadway show . Plus special recognition on my blog and a limited edition handknit bracelet designed by me.

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    Luxury Spa Day: You and a friend will enjoy a full day of pampering at the renowned Canyon Ranch Resort in Lenox, MA. (www.canyonranch.com) You'll choose 2 luxury treatments - including facials, massage, manis & pedis - from an extensive menu, enjoy complimentary lunch and use of the spa facilities - gym, classes, pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam, and more. This is an EXCLUSIVE OFFER -- there are no Day Passes offered by Canyon Ranch -- there is usually a min 3 night stay, which costs over $3k! This is a one of a kind opportunity. Plus special recognition on my blog and a limited edition handknit bracelet designed by me.

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