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We try to offer a wide range of free events here for those interested in either learning more about a topic, trying out something new, or simply socializing with other fiber fanatics!
As we schedule such events, they will be added here on this page. Scroll down for details.
If you're interested in trying some mosaic knitting and want to have some guidance, on these 3 evenings in June I'll be knitting another mosaic cowl and you're welcome to join me and "knit-a-long" with me for support or sociability! And you don't have to knit a cowl - I shared some free patterns in the last email newsletter for mosaic knit trivets, pillows and mug-rugs so if you're more inclined to knit some home decor for yourself or a nice gift for a new homeowner, come on over. Both the cowl, knit in Noro, and the trivet are pictured.
As for other "events" I offer, I appreciate it if you would register - even tho' it is free and there is no charge. Since if I've chosen dates or an event that people can't make or aren't interested in, then if nobody registers the week before, I know have those evenings free to make other plans! So please shoot me an email or call the store by Tues June 7th, if you are planning on joining me! firstname.lastname@example.org or 288-8081
Swan Island Trunk Show - Sat Oct 1st
Stop by the store during this week to see an assortment of garments on display, each knit using one of the lovely yarns by Swan Island. On this Saturday, Oct 1st, I'll be offering a Trunk Show discount when you purchase the yarn to knit one of the garments in the Show!
Shibui Knits Yarn Tasting - Sat Oct 15th 10 - 12
Join me on this Saturday morning for a "yarn tasting" of the Shibui Knits yarns I have coming in this fall. Their new pattern book featuring some elegant patterns for these three yarns is coming out in early October so I've created this opportunity for you to come try the yarns out. Bring your needles and grab a friend. I'll have each yarn wound off into "sample" skeins and we'll put them thru their paces using them independently as well as combined in different ways (like many of the patterns in the book). So you'll have a chance to feel how luscious they are to work with and experience the kind of fabric/drape they create at different gauges and in different combinations and in different stitches!
Drum Carder "Test Drive" - Sat Aug 13th
If you spin or felt, you need a drum carder. No question about it.
Whether you want to create your own unique colors from commercial fiber, want to make "art batts", are tired of throwing out all the little bits and pieces you have in your stash from previous felting or spinning projects, or you have animals and want a more efficient system to prep the fiber than using your hand cards, this piece of equipment is priceless!
So come on over this Saturday and I'll have several out for you to test drive. Bring a couple ounces of your own fibers (they must be washed) to put thru so you can see how they work on the fiber you usually work with AND I'll also have out a bag of "bits and pieces" of scraps of various colors, fibers, and commercial preparations so you can see how much fun it is to combine fibers and colors for unique batts to spin or felt from.
And you might just enjoy a special promotion, too!
First Friday Clearance Bins
NOTICE - the dates below are the dates for the First Friday.....unless something comes up, in which case you should check our Facebook page or the home page of the website on the Wednesday before the Friday just to double check (since something could come up).
Notice that there is not one scheduled for July, August or Sept due to scheduling conflicts!
Friday Oct 7th
Fri Nov 4th