Divine Rites of Spring Cleaning

Hi Everyone!
Now that you’ve sprung forward for Daylight Savings, skipped the loch fantastic in Edinburgh, and frolicked your way through Sapphire…what’s next?

Is it intimidating to say…the newest fiber/color season has only just begun? Okay, wow. What to do…what to do…with those lovely skeins you just recently purchased or even those you hand-picked during the yarn crawl, holiday sales, or only recently rediscovered? We have several suggestions, and this type of spring cleaning doesn’t require a Swiffer, a handy maid service, or a honey-do list for a significant other. In fact, our process of matching beautiful yarns with inspiring projects is simply divine.

We have eight beautiful (and FREE) one-skein shawls below, which are perfect for those one-of-a-kind skeins from those aforementioned, out-of-the-world events. Also, we have a One Skein Wonders Favorites Bundle we’ve shared on Ravelry containing these as well as several other popular one-skein projects for your use and reference.

These first two shawls couldn’t be any more different. The Juliet Shawl (below left) is lace from top to edge, crescent-shaped, and can be blocked aggressively. Conversely (and ironically), the I Heart Lace shawl (below right) is a triangular shawl, containing only a little lace on its border, and a large part of the project being formed in stockingette. Both are lovely and choosing is merely a matter of fiber selection and mood.

The next two beauties have both amazing texture and interesting construction. The Wellentanz shawl (below left) is a triangular shawl with an interesting lace border containing horizontal zigzag eyelet groups. The Rambler (below right) is more crescent-shaped scarf than traditional shawl, however, both shape and construction guarantee your beautiful fiber will remain around the wearer’s neck and shoulders for all to see.

These next two patterns have several attributes in common: They are both crescent-shaped, have a significant garter or stockingette section, and contain a lace border with a sparkly add-on. The Biophilia shawl (below left) is inspired by the sea and has a sharp picot beaded edging. The Chevalier Shawl (below right) has a gorgeous beaded diamond surrounded by a rippling feather and fan motif.

These last two (also still FREE) patterns are two shawls we actually have in our retail space. Both shop samples were knit utilizing our Fifty Shades of Gradient™ line in our SW Merino – Fingering fiber. The Bosc Pear shawl (below left) was knit in color way Pyrus, and the Touchstone shawl (below right) was knit in color way Nantahala. Both patterns are simple, contain beautiful eyelets, and can be knit until all the lovely gradient yumminess is used.

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 so pick up a friend or three and plan to enjoy this fun, family-friendly event.

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

What’s Black, Small & Electronic?

Happy Holidays, Everyone!
It’s that fun, hectic, zany, how-am-I-ever-going-to-get-it-all-done time of year again! (Say that three times in a row without twisting your tongue!)
Sound complicated? Nahhh…just the opposite. Remember those little sheep ninjas? Well, we’re they’re back, and they’ve got ya covered. Trust us….you’re gonna want to bookmark this post for the coming weekend! Our ninjas will simply simplify things for you.

Black Friday Sale
We will have all our Fifty Shades of Gradient™ cakes (both 4oz and 7oz) on sale at 25% off on Friday, November 24. Use discount code BLKFRI17 at checkout.

Visit our One Skein Wonders and Big A$$ Skein project bundles on Ravelry for ideas.

Small Business Saturday Sale
We will have all our Atenti and our custom Holly Aiken Baaathsheba bags on sale at 25% off on Saturday, November 25. Use discount code SMBIZ17 at checkout.

Learn more about Holly Aiken’s small, local business hollyaiken.com and Stitch here.

Soxy Sunday Sale
If a three-day sale wasn’t crazy enough, we’ve decided to add a fourth day of savings. Since the weather is cooling down and makers love to take portable projects with them as they travel for the holidays, we will have all our Studio Sox on sale at 25% off on Sunday, November 26. Use discount code SOXYSUN17 at checkout.

This sock yarn’s NOT just for socks, y’all! While we love the Broad Spiral Rib Socks pattern, we also love utilizing Studio Sox for smaller shawl projects like the Wild & Free Shawl.

Cyber Monday Sale
In anticipation of our January 2018 Sweater KAL, we will have all our Walkabout – Fingering, Merino Bamboo – Fingering, and Patterns on sale at 25% off on Monday, November 27. Use discount code CYBER17 at checkout.

This is the perfect time to stock up for all your large-project needs such as generously-sized shawls/wraps (including Find Your Fade & Starting Point Wrap) and sweaters/cardigans (like Granito, Winter Wheat, Tegna & Sunshine Coast).

Let Them Eat Cake Choose
Want to give a gift of color or texture or pleasure? Want to gift the “play” in color play kits but aren’t sure what your loved one already has in his/her stash? Give them a gift card, The Fibre Studio Gift Card to be precise, and let them choose! What a great way to show you care AND ensure they get exactly what they crave. We have gift cards in increments to fit any budget.Want a Gift Card for yourself? Just forward this email to YOUR loved ones as a BIG FLUFFY HINT to show what you’d like to see in your stocking, under your Hanukkah bush, or in your holiday cracker, etc. If someone you love forwarded you this email, they want you to join the “Nice List” and buy them a gift card! *Wink.

Dyeus Interruptus
Please Note: Our dyeing studio will temporarily hibernate after November 30. We will not take any new dyeing orders during the month of December as we sell existing inventory, restock supplies, update our website, and plan our holiday time with family. We will pick back up after the new year. Our retail space will still be open during regular business hours in December through the 22nd.

Disclaimer: All sales, promotions, and discount codes offered herein are valid ONLY on the dates specified above. These offers cannot be combined with any other sales or discounts or be used on clearance merchandise. These discounts cannot be redeemed on previously-purchased items.

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

Peaceful stitching, shopping, and being with those you love, y’all!
The Ewe Crew

Save Big When You Shop “Small”

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

“It’s no longer Thanksgiving,” you say. Ohhhh, but it is! It’s always Thanksgiving around The Fibre Studio at Yarns to Dye For. We live, work, and play with an attitude of gratitude. Our families, friends, and fiber community (both near and extended) are always reasons to feel joy and thanksgiving.

That being said, even though we are spending some much needed time with our families, we know you may be out energetically shopping for YOUR loved ones. Therefore, we are participating in Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday via our online shop by offering 25% off our regularly-priced patterns and hand-dyed yarns…but only via our eShop and only Saturday through Monday. Just use coupon code SMALLISBIG25 during the checkout process.

Our sale includes all our customer favorites: Fifty Shades of Gradient, SW Merino – Fingering, Merino Bamboo – Fingering, Cashmere Silk – Fingering, Color Play Kits, Freckles – Fingering, Walkabout – Fingering, and Roving. We’ve even included our Fibre Studio Exclusives like our Keep Pounding Yarn Club, The Doodler Shawl Kit, Mosaic Stitch Kits, and Peruvian Tweed.

And, if you’re looking for those very special bargains, please take a look at our inventory-reduction Sale Sale Sale for totally “twisted” savings on fiber kits, purse accessories, and soft- and hard-back pattern books…most of which are on sale at 50% off.

Many of our regular customers visit our “petite” retail space and often forget the entire range of color ways and fiber choices we offer because we don’t always have every option on our shelves. If you haven’t taken the time to peruse our eShop lately, now is a great time to do so. Remember: If we don’t have it in stock, we WILL dye it for you.

This three-day cyber sale is over at 11:59pm on Monday, November 28.

Peaceful stitching and being with those you love, y’all!