Bubble Tea and Noncho!

The Noncho in honor of National Bubble Tea Day – April 30, 2021

Have you heard about the upcoming project by Casapinka. It is called Noncho (because we know she would NEVER design a poncho). This project may be made using either a DK weight yarn on a US #6 needle, or a Fingering weight on a US #4 needle. The Fibre Studio has put together kits using our Studio DK and our Studio Sox. Our Studio DK yarn is 100% Super Wash Merino with approximately 280 yards on a 4.0 ounce | 113g skein. Our Studio Sox is 75% Super Wash Merino, 25% Nylon with approximately 440 yards on a 3.5 ounce | 100g skein. We have dyed up a special color on our Studio Sox that we are calling Bubble Tea.

As in years past, Casapinka will be offering the pattern for “Free” with yarn purchase. As a thank you to Casapinka (and to you, our wonderful customers) The Fibre Studio will offer all of our Noncho kits at a 15% Discount, no code needed.


This got Glenda and I wondering what exactly is Bubble Tea? So we soon went on a reconnaissance mission. We googled Bubble Tea near you and found that there was a Bubble Tea shop less than 2 miles away. Shortly, we were at Kung Fu Bubble Tea shop. It was a colorful little shop with a great sign. This is how Kung Fu Tea describes Bubble Tea.

Bubble Tea (also known as pearl milk tea, boba milk tea, or simply boba) is a Taiwanese drink that was invented in Taichung in the 1980s. The tea is mixed with milk or fruits and topped off with chewy tapioca pearls. 

By the early ‘90s, bubble tea became prevalent in Japan and Hong Kong. From there, international traders brought the product to Chinatowns across North America. By the late ‘90s, the prominence of bubble tea grew among non-Asian shopping areas and nightlife districts.

Today, bubble tea is consumed almost as frequently as coffee, soda, and smoothies and celebrated heavily by kids, parents, chefs, and celebrities. To spread the bubble tea culture even further, Kung Fu Tea founded National Bubble Tea Day on April 30th, 2018.

Along with the growing popularity of bubble tea and how the beverage has evolved since its creation, it’s also important to mention that not every recipe maintains the same original flavor first discovered in Taiwan and that’s where we come in!

My choice of Bubble Tea was Black Tea mixed with milk and honey . . . and of course I had to have the tapioca pearls. I loved it andI think it will become a regular afternoon pick me up.

We Are Smitten

Hi Everyone,
We hope you are enjoying these long and languid dog days of summer. This week we introduce a new fiber base, new kits for a new project, and made the decision to keep our treasure chest replenished.

Studio Smitten
Our latest fiber offering is Studio Smitten, a squishy, three-ply fingering-weight yarn with exquisite hand feel and stitch definition. The blend is made up of 80% Superwash Merino | 10% Cashmere | 10% Silk and is sold in 3.5-ounce (100 gram) skeins of approximately 406 yards.

This fiber is a beautifully-soft addition to our studio and is perfect for those sweater,  shawl, and other multi-season projects where drape, flexibility, and lighter-weight (density) is desirable.

Acoma Pullover
The Acoma (ACK-uh-muh) by designer Casapinka is a top-down sweater that is inspired by the pottery of the Acoma along with the beautiful skies that you see from Acoma Sky City in New Mexico. It is written to have 2” of positive ease. Two pretty lace panels separate areas of stranded knitting for a unique yoke with scalloped accents. This is a fairly fast sweater to knit, with subtle side seams and a casual fit.

The Fibre Studio has put together two Acoma kit options for this sweater. The first is in our new Studio Smitten and the second is in our Studio Sox.

Crown Jewels
While The Fibre Studio may have created these dynamic, 12-color kits for designer Casapinka’s The Crown Wools MKAL, we have decided these treasures should remain available for our customers on an on-going basis. Each of our Crown jEWEls kits contains twelve, 1-ounce skeins of our SW Merino – Fingering base, which are approximately 140 yards each (~1,680 yards total in kit).

Our color ways including Cherokee, Eastwick, Nouveau Rainbow, River Rock, Seaside, and Tourmaline. We will continue to offer these kits as an in-stock-only item in the future. With these color options, your fiber community will be green (or sapphire or citrine) with envy!

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

Dog Days of Summer Sale – Our Biggest Ever

Hi All,
Those hot, humid August days are upon us. The fans emit a slight burning smell as they labor so industriously to keep us cool. And, if it wasn’t humid enough already, we like to boil large vats of water for various purposes here in the studio. Our skin looks great….our hair, not so much.
The one cool customer who says it’s time to shake up the lethargy and create some fun is studio dog, Lola. She says, “Bring it on, y’all!” [Maybe not in those exact words woofs.] So….here we are with OUR BIGGEST EVER SALE dedicated to Lola and those dog days of summer.

During the sale, from August 1-5, 2017, add your items to the cart and then at checkout, enter the appropriate discount code for your purchase amount as shown below.

Exclusions: This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts or sales. It cannot be applied to previous purchases. Items in our Spin and Weave Collection are not included. Sale ends at 11:59pm on August 5, 2017 EDT.

Qualifying Items Include:

We don’t make any promises that this sale will cool things down, but it sure is fun to throw shade on the bland and the blah and perk things up a bit.

Stay cool and peaceful stitching, y’all!