Saturday, September 21, 2013

Fiber Factory October Classes and Events

First, we want to welcome back Sharon Elliot who will be teaching her pine needle basket class in November. Second, we want to welcome BrandiFalls who will be teaching some needle tatting and crochet classes.
 Some exciting news to share, Terri and Susan will have paid off the bank loan at the end of October. To mark this momentous event, there will be a yarn tasting event in November. Please stay tuned to our web page and periodic email news for details. We hope that you will join us for the event.  Plans include refreshments, lots of new yarns to sample and prizes!
 Have you heard? There will be a statewide yarn crawl throughout the month of October. Visit as many of the participating local yarn stores as you can, get your passport stamped and be eligible for fabulous prizes. The Fiber Factory will be featuring guest instructors, trunk shows other special events to liven things up, as well as new yarns coming in. Details will be unveiled at the official website of the event, You will be able to pick up and return your passport here at the shop. In addition to the official prizes, we will have some of our own right here.
 We have just received some new sock yarn from ZenYarnGarden, Fleece Artist and Happy Fuzzy Yarn. We will also be featuring yarns from Cats Mountain Fiber Arts, owned by a lovely young independent dyer named Kimberly Perkins. Fibers from Sweet Georgia  and Happy Fuzzy Yarns are in stock and fibers from Anzula have been reordered. Come in and give them a squeeze. We are also looking forward to some new yarns from Mirasol and Aracunia this fall as well.

Schafenfreude Yarns and Fibers will be in the shop all month long. This will be the first time they are available in Arizona!   Hand Dyed Sock and Lace weight yarns and Spinning fibers by fiber artist Diane Palme.   (Photos are just a sample of what will be available.)

October 24-31 Cat Mountain Fiber Arts Trunk Show
Hand dyed yarns by fiber artist Kimberly Perkins. She also makes kits for the Knit Swirl! sweaters. There will be a meet and greet the artist one evening that week. Date to be announced as soon as it is finalized.

Elemental Affects yarns lace and fingering weight Shetland wools will be in the shop all month. Fiber Artist Jeanne DeCoster Will be in the shop for workshops October 24-26.

Our dear friend Maybelline Doolan, one of the best lace knitters around,  is knitting a lace shawl using Precious Lace silk yarn from the Natural Dye Studio to be raffled off at the end of the month.  Raffle tickets will be available and the shawl will be on display at the beginning of the month. All money collected from the raffle will be donated to The United Food Bank. We will provide a picture as soon as it is finished.

Jeanne DeCoster of Elemental Affects will be at The Fiber Factory  for the following workshops.

Double Fisted Knitting
Thursday, October 24, 6-9 PM or
Friday, October 25, 1-4PM

Leap fearlessly into learning to knit with two colors at the same time.
Both stranded and Fair Isle knitting styles are smooth and easy when you can carry one yarn in each hand. Regardless of which hand you use to carry yarn when you knit, you'll learn how to use both hands in this class. Choose a small project (hat band or small bag pattern provided) and learn the basics of handling multiple colors, creating steeks, managing yarn tension, reading color charts and . . . wait for it . . .
CUTTING THE STEEKS! (Previously knit samples will be provided for practicing cutting and finishing steeks. )

Experience level: Beginner/Intermediate (Must be able to cast on (any method) and do a knit stitch -- with either hand carrying the yarn.

$40 pre-registration required.  Supply list and  prep work provided at time or registration

Knit Swirl! Workshop
Saturday, October 26, 10:30 AM -5:00 PM

Listed as the technical editor for Knit Swirl!, Jeane deCoster worked closely with author/designer Sandra McIver on the engineering, sizing and construction of this unusual garment.  Jeane will be with us on Saturday, October 26, 2013 to teach a one day Swirl workshop.  This Introduction to Swirls workshop includes learning about the basic construction technique of this "one seam" garment, understanding the 4 silhouette options, how to choose sizes, choosing and substituting yarns, special gauge and swatching techniques, and more!Swirls are suitable for both beginning and experienced knitters.  Hint: Swirls are often easier for the beginning knitters, than experienced knitters.  Join us for this unique opportunity and find out why!

Bring: Pencil, paper, ruler, your copy of Knit, Swirl! book.
$75  pre-registration required.
$100 includes book pre-registration and payment required by Oct 12 to save $10 on the book.

Sign up for October classes now!

Get Started Knitting
Beginning Knitting
Intermediate Knitting
Knit Your Wish
Learn to Knit Socks
Mitered Squares
Knit One Below Hat
T-Shirt 101
Vitamin D Cardigan
Beaded Knitted Jewelry Workshop
Wavy Lace Tunic
Sweet Tomato Heel Sock
Wingspan Shawl
Magic Mobius Cowl
Hill and Dale Scarf
Cream and Sugar Cowl
Column of Leaves Scarf
Inside Outside Scarf

Beginning Crochet
Cradle Church Purse
Chain Strand Bead Crochet Necklace
Intro to Irish Crochet

Intermediate Tatting
Needle Tatting

Paint and Zap Scarf

Beginning Spinning

Round Twined Basket

Beginning 4 Harness Loom Weaving
Rigid Heddle
Beads in Rigid Heddle Weaving
Backstrap Weaving
Woven Sash
Finger Weaving
Finger Weaving II

Navajo Weaving-
Beginning Navajo Weaving
Miniature Navajo Rug

Creative Fiber-
Knotless Netting
Knotless Netting-Flat
Serendipity Dyed Silk Scarf
Spring Flowers

#1 Fun With Fiber

Free Stuff!- Call for info or to sign up for these events so we know how many are coming.
Every Friday Afternoon Happy Hour
Every Friday Afternoon Crochet Study group
First and Third Saturday Morning Spin Ins

Best Regards,
Susan, Terri and the Fiber Factory Gang

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