We are in count down mode! It’s the time we’ve all been waiting for–the Southeast Animal Fiber Fair is here!
Held from October 28-30 at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher, North Carolina, you can find us in the Davis Arena just down from the cafe in Booth 3. Here are the driving directions and fairgrounds venue map for reference.
We are very excited about our SAFF 2016 (Mountain Thistle) color way, which is not yet available in the studio but will be available at our SAFF booth. The new color way will be available in a Fifty Shades of Gradient cake, Walkabout – Fingering, Cashmere Silk – Fingering, SW Merino – Fingering, a Color Play Kit six-skein set, AND the Multi-Textured Shawl Kit (containing Nylon Ribbon, SW Merino – Bulky, Brushed Mohair, Baby Loopi, Grande Loopi, and Thick/Thin Nubby fibers). Come by our booth to get your Fibre Studio exclusive!
The lovely SAFF 2016 gradient moves from a silvery blue to sage to plum to purple and knits up beautifully. Our employee Glenda test knit the newest shawl pattern for designer Brianna K called Dawn to Dusk in our SAFF 2016 color (above top left). While the pattern called for a smaller skein, Glenda just kept repeating the pattern until she used the entire cake and created a generously-sized shawl, which showcased all the colors in the gradient.
We were really excited to see that the designer ALSO used our Fifty Shades of Gradient in color way Mountaineer for her project (above top right). Note: Her pattern is available on Ravelry through October 30 for 40% off. See her project notes for promo code and further details.
Store Hours Update: Due to the majority of our staff visiting SAFF this weekend, the Fibre Studio will NOT be open to the public until Wednesday, November 2 from 10am-2pm (limited hours) for Open Knit & Crochet in the studio. (Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch if you’d like to come and knit and share your SAFF treasures with us.)
We will reopen for normal business hours from Thursday to Friday (Nov 3-4), from 10am to 5pm as well as the first Saturday (Nov 5), from 10am to 4pm for Sit & Spin Saturdays and for Stephen West MKAL participants.
Safe travels to SAFF and happy stitching, y’all!