Archive for August, 2015

Star Wars Epic Yarns Book Review Contest!

Star Wars Epic Yarns Poster


Win this one-of-a-kind, signed 11″ x 17″ Star Wars Epic Yarns poster, mounted as a plaque with beveled edges. The poster is one-of-a-kind because it has a “felty” Star Wars logo. Only a few escaped into the world before Chronicle Books was asked to use the standard hard-edged Star Wars logo for the poster.

We’ll also throw in signed copies of all three Epic Yarns books, so the winner gets a lot of goodies!

To enter to win, you need to write a review of a Star Wars Epic Yarns book on an English-language website and let us know by posting below or writing us at (let us know the site, your username, etc.). Review on Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes & Noble, your own website, wherever. The more you review, the more times you’ll be entered! For example, reviewing all three Epic Yarns titles on a website = 3 entries. Reviewing on multiple sites means even more entries!

Contest closes 5 p.m. Pacific time on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, so start reviewing!

p.s. We reserve all rights to adjudicate this contest, and by entering you agree that you will abide by any final decisions we make concerning any dispute or change in rules.

ABC Best Books — including us!

We’re delighted to announced that all three Star Wars Epic Yarns titles have been selected for the 2015 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog, produced by the American Booksellers Association! It is incredible to be a part of such esteemed company. Here’s the entire list of Best Book titles to help you with your next purchase at an indie book store!

2015 ABC Best Books for Young Readers catalog cover


The Original Art Exhibition

We’re thrilled to announce that artwork from Star Wars Epic Yarns: A New Hope has been selected for the 2015 Original Art Exhibition presented at the Museum of American Illustration in New York City! The Original Art is an annual exhibit run by the Society of Illustrators to showcase illustrations from the year’s best children’s books published in the U.S. This is a juried exhibition, and we’re beside ourselves that we’ve been included in an exhibition with the likes of Sophie Blackall, Eric Carle, Emma Chichester Clark, Mike Curato, Tony DiTerlizzi, Oliver Jeffers, Jon Klassen, Nikki McClure, Julie Morstad, Jerry Pinkney, Chris Raschka, Sergio Ruzzier, Peter Sis, Herve Tullet and Mo Willems. And little ol’ us! Wow! Here’s the complete list of exhibitors.

Holman is making the trip from Vancouver and Jack is making the trip from Ithaca for the reception and awards ceremony on October 29, 2015. If you’re going to be there, drop us a line. We’d love to connect in the Big Apple!

Here are some images of the exhibition from years past:



We’re getting a museum exhibit!

Help us create an EPIC museum exhibition!

We’re thrilled to announce that we have been invited to exhibit original felt artwork from Star Wars Epic Yarns at The Strong – National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York from September 2015 to January 2016!

The plan is to house the fuzzy friends you see below in display cases for an estimated 175,000+ visitors during the exhibition.

Star Wars Epic Yarns - felted figures (small) - © TM Lucasfilm Ltd

We have an invitation, but we need the funds to make the exhibit happen!

In addition to the costs of shipping and mounting the figures, we also want to  enhance the quality and educational value of our display with several oversized images from the books, reproduced as backlit images in LED frames, as well as with digital photo frames to show looping slide shows of behind-the-scenes images describing our artistic process.

We have been invited by The Strong to exhibit our work as independent artists. There is no corporate assistance, so we need your help.

Help us spark the imagination and creativity of thousands of children. Please help us make our exhibition at The Strong happen by contributing to our GoFundMe campaign. Thank you!


We speak from experience when we say The Strong is an awesome museum! Here’s Holman’s son oohing and aahing over a display of Star Wars toys last year:


According to Forbes magazine, The Strong is “one of the most unique and impressive children’s museums on earth.”

The Strong — The National Museum of Play — is a not-for-profit, family-friendly history museum with the most comprehensive collection of play-related artifacts in the United States. Each year, over 550,000 guests enjoy its dynamic, innovative exhibitions and events that explore play to encourage learning, creativity, and discovery.


In addition to its general collections, The Strong is also home to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, and the World Video Game Hall of Fame.