The 2015 Charlotte Area Yarn Crawl begins next Friday, September 25 and runs through Saturday, October 3. The Hours of the Crawl are Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm and Sunday 1pm – 4pm.
Click here to download your copy of the Passport.
To be eligible to win the Grand Prize valued at $550, or Second Prize valued at $330 or third place valued at $220 (cash value in shop gift cards), complete your passport with all 11 stamps.
Complete your passport with 10 or more stamps and you will be eligible to win one of the 22 runner-up prizes valued at $100!
Complete your passport with 6 stamps or more and you’ll be eligible to win one of the dozens of fabulous door prizes!
Be sure to hand in your passport!
No early stamping. No stamping passports for other participants.
All participants must be present when stamped.
One prize per person.
The last shop you visit will check all your stamps, verify your information & collect the form.
Looking forward to September 19, when hopefully the weather has cooled a bit, The Fibre Studio will be hosting another wonderful “wet-felting” workshop with Vickie Clontz.
We will be “wet-felting” a beautiful airy wool scarf or table runner in your favorite colors! We will embellish our piece with lustrous bamboo and silk fibers, sparkly Angelina, and delicate wool nepps. You may bring in bits and pieces of yarns from your stash to incorporate into your project (although is not necessary). No rolling is needed; however, it is a bit physical.
Students should bring:
- 2 large towels
- Apron or old shirt for playing in water
- Heavy-duty rubber kitchen gloves
- Bits and pieces of yarns in colors they would like to do their scarf (optional)
Price of the workshop is $85.00 – which includes all materials – a kit of wool fibers, Angelina, silk fibers, wool nepps, and some yarn in an array of colors.
We will be taking a lunch half-way through. You may bring your lunch of for an additional $10.00 a box lunch will be provided.
Please call The Fibre Studio, 704-614-4745, to reserve your spot. Please mention if you would like a box lunch.
Last week, I noticed a pattern on Ravelry called the Sea Urchin Shawl by Ambah Obrien. As soon as I saw it, I knew it would be my next project. I love everything about it, the shape of it, the way it drapes, the many ways you can wear it and most of all the color. If you know me, you know I like to stay in my comfort zone when it comes to colors for me – I always feel safe with peach, coral and browns.
So, I dyed a new color in our Fifty Shades Of Gradient on our Walkabout base, I am calling it Sea Urchin (not very original I know, but these colors make me think of a black spiny sea urchin). I put it together with a 2.0 ounce skein of our Walkabout yarn in the color Sand Dune. I am very excited about the way it is knitting up. A four ounce skein of our Walkabout has 428 yards, a 2 ounce skein has 214 yards so there will be very little yarn left over.
Here are some other possibilities for this project. To see a full range of our Fifty Shades of Gradient, click here.
Business Suit/Red Hot Mama
Linda Rudisill will be teaching a Learn To Knit, Portuguese Style class at the studio on Thursday, June 18 at 2:00PM. Please contact The Fibre Studio if you would like to join in. The cost will be $10.00 per hour, paid to instructor.
I am very excited to announce several new yarns to The Fibre Studio family.
- Kid Silk Lace – is a lovely lace weight yarn that is a combination of 70% Kid Mohair and 30% Silk. Each 100g (3.5 ounce) skein has 1085 yards. It has a wonderful sheen when dyed.
- Starlite – is 65% Silk, 23% Kid Mohair, 11% Nylon and 3% Polyester. It is a bit heavier than fingering weight with a touch of sparkle. Each 100g skein has 325 yards.
- Sea Song Fingering – is 51% Silk, 29% Superfine Merino and 20% Sea Cell. Each 100g skein has 500 yards.
- Sea Song Lace – is the same fiber combination as the fingering and has 868 yards per each 100g skein.
I have dyed each of these yarn bases to see how they react to the dyeing process and I am very pleased with the results .
Kid Silk Lace on left in Neptune, Sea Song Fingering on right in Speckled Egg.
We are very excited about a new line of yarn we have added to The Fibre Studio family. It is called “Fifty Shades of Gradient”. Currently we are using our Walkabout and our Superwash Sock Fingering bases, but we can gradient dye any of our bases.
Our Walkabout cakes come in 4.0 ounces, 113g and 490 yards. The Superwash Sock Fingering comes in a 4.0 ounce cake with 560 yards.
Below are some of our colors to choose from, we will be adding more.
Dark Side of the Rainbow
Violets are Blue
If you follow me of Facebook or Pintrest, then you already know I love the color hues and combinations from Design Seeds. I thought it might be fun to use their combinations for some of our upcoming projects, like the 3 Color Cashmere Cowl by Joji Locatelli. We are using our luscious Cashmere Silk Fingering yarn, each skein is 1.75 ounces, 50g and approximately 217 yards. These colors were inspired by Nature Hues by Design Seeds; they are from top left – Carrot, Cinnamon, Spring Awakening, Aqua and Bird of Paradise. More choices to follow.