Monday, August 27, 2012

Sign Up For September Classes And Workshops!

Sign ups for fall classes are in full swing.  What do we have for you in September?

Beginning Knitting
Tools of the Trade
Intermediate Knitting
Knit Your Wish
Fearless Fair Isle
Argyle Sock In The Round
Knit and Crochet Socks
Baby Soaker
Continental Knitting
Magic Loop Socks
Fair Isle Bag
Knitted Beaded Necklace
Knitting 911
Faroese Shawl Workshop
Frosted Fern
Beaded Shawl or Shawlette
Entrelac Scarf
Entrelac Hat
Finish Those UFOs
Helena Lace Shawl
Knit N' Kibbitz

Crochet in a Day
Add a Crochet Edge
Crochet Shawlette
Crochet Bag in 4 Quarters

Beginning Tatting

Beginning Spinning

Market Basket

Beginning Weaving on a 4 Harness Loom
Beginning Inkle Weaving

Navajo Weaving-
Beginning Navajo Loom weaving

Creative Fiber-
Serendipity Dyed Silk Scarf

Parent and Child Knitting
Parent and Child Crochet

Free Stuff!- Call for info or to sign up for these events so we know how many are coming.
Friday Afternoon Happy Hour
Friday Afternoon Crochet Study group
Once a Month Rigid Heddle Study Group (formally the Cricket Club)
2nd Friday Night Out
Twice a month Saturday Morning Spin Ins

And last, but not least, Lori's retirement party on September 15th.

Best Regards,
Susan, Terri and the Fiber Factory Gang

Friday, August 10, 2012

Fiber Factory Fall Scheduel Now Available!

Friday Night Out in Downtown Mesa!  
Drop in August 10,  between 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Let’s make beaded stitch markers!
Debby Taylor of Bead Creations will be in the shop to lead us in making stitch markers and earrings using beading wire and beads.
Your imagination and the supplies on hand are your only limits.
Make as many as you want.
The cost is a donation to the Food Bank.
Come and join the fun.

Fall Class Schedule Posted
Fall always brings changes, and there are some changes coming to The Fiber Factory. Su Walker is heading to the Northwest were the sun rarely shines. She has, however, provided us with a quite capable successor. Please welcome Pam Pollack to our teaching staff.

Speaking of our delightful teaching staff, they have provided a plethora of classes this fall. We implore you to take a little side trip to as it is well worth it. You can download or print a PDF file from the the main page if you are so inclined. Many of the classes are geared toward small projects, excellent for gift giving. If a class interests you and is not offered at a time convenient to your schedule, by all means, ask us if we can offer it again for you and a friend to take together.

(Insert heavy sigh here…) One of the less welcome changes coming is the announced retirement of our beloved Lori Smith. (Insert collective gasp here!) Although we threatened to lock the doors and not let her leave, we understand her desire to stay home and fulfill her own creative desires; including weaving the large rug her husband has been patiently waiting for the past 11 years while she has been here. Of course there will be a party! Mark your calendar for the afternoon of September 15th. If you have ever made something in a class Lori taught, you MUST bring it to share. It would be awesome to see the impact that we know she has made on us all.

New Yarns, Trunk Shows, a Dye Day and Stuff!

We will post information as they are scheduled and arrive via social media, email and our web page. Check the web page often for specials and activities. They always show up there first!

In case you we wondering, the first phase of Light Rail construction has been quite painless, as long as you stay off of Mesa Drive. Activity will be minimal through the fall and winter months. Remember that you can always access our parking lot via First Street to Robson, turn west down the alley and park all day. Those signs that say restricted parking, well the signs are there to keep others out so you have a space to park!

Susan, Terri and the Fiber Factory Gang