March 2018 Newes

Hi Everyone,
March Madness is almost upon us! In this instance, we’re not talking basketball, y’all! There is truth in Lorie Hill’s poem, which states, “March roars in like a lion, so fierce. The wind so cold, it seems to pierce. The month rolls on, and Spring draws near. And March goes out like a lamb so dear.”

Here in the South, the weather can be cray cray. It can be 85F in late February and the beginning of March; then we get those last deep freezes at Eastover (the time around Easter + Passover), which causes worry about our peach trees, spring lettuces, dogwoods, hyacinths, and azaleas.

But if we’re not discussing basketball, and we can’t control the weather…what is OUR March Madness all about? It’s about a jam-packed calendar of fun, fiber-centric events!

Spinning Saturday
We are open for retail on the first Saturday, March 3, and will host our monthly Spinning Saturday. Bring your wheels, your roving (or find hand-dyed roving in our studio…some of which just made it into our Sale Bin), and your current projects to sit and spin with us on an on-going basis. All skill levels welcome.

Not a spinner? We welcome knitters and crocheters as well or just come to see what’s new at the Studio!

Edinburgh Yarn Festival
Our fearless leader is making the trip across the pond to the annual Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2018 in mid-March. Expect a few upcoming color surprises and offerings from the studio to celebrate this trip, and we hope to get updates and news from her while she’s on this adventure to share with our followers and greater fiber community.

Carolina Fiber Frolic
The Fibre Studio is a participant in this year’s Carolina Fiber Frolic in Sapphire, NC. The actual retreat is March 16-18, however, we will be packing up our fibers and traveling on the 15th. The Fibre Studio will be closed to the public from Mar 15-18.

This is our first time participating at Carolina Fiber Frolic, and we have planned something special with Jan Smiley (event coordinator) just for this event. C’mon out and see us!

Carolina FiberFest
The Fibre Studio will again participate in the annual Carolina FiberFest, held in the Kerr Scott Building at the NC State Fairgrounds in our fair capital Raleigh, NC. The festival is from Mar 23-24, however, we will pack up our yarns and travel on March 22. The Fibre Studio will be closed to the public from March 22-24.

For those of you who have never attended, there are classes/workshops, demos and talks, a myriad of shopping for all things fiber-related, and is a great opportunity to meet your regional indie dyers and see their fibers in person. This is a great opportunity for a girl’s day (or weekend) out. Pick up a friend and visit us in our booth. We think we will be in the same booth as last year and will update our FB Events Page when confirmed.

Want to know what we’re deweing? Pop in to see our studio wörks on Ravelry, Facebook (we post changes to our business hours here), and Instagram as well as on our website at thefibrestudio.com (we post changes to our business hours here).

Happy stitching, y’all!
The Ewe Crew