Knitting and crocheting along with others appears to be a
great way to stay on task, make new friends, and generally have a good
time. By request we have scheduled some more of these adventures. For
crocheting, you can pick one of the Heidi Bear African Flower Animal toys.
The KAL’s will be The Maple Leaf Shawl, the Optical Delusion: Conflagration
Scarf and one of 4 other shawls: Find Your Fade, Free your Fade, Waiting
for Rain, or Fight the Fairies. Each of these includes one pattern with the fee and a
discount on the yarn used for the project.
Karen Laudenslager is joining our teaching staff with a
wonderful crochet series: Scarf of The Month. She has chosen some beautiful
scarves for our crocheters to choose from. Be sure to see them in the shop.
Sign up for one or all four! Here are 3 of them, The fourth is still
on the hook.
Joy Lange will be offering a six week Tapestry Weaving class. This is the
first time we have been able to offer it on a Saturday in years.
We have come up with a fun idea for everyone who wants to improve their
knitting skills and increase their general knowledge. Since most of us tend
to get into a knitting rut, we are offering Stitch Swatch Boot Camp. On the
second and fourth Tuesday and Thursday each month, a cast-on, a knit stitch
and a bind-off will be randomly selected to learn that day. Sharpen up your
tools, fingers, and wits and get knitting!
A couple of our teachers have had to cut back on their teaching schedules
for personal reasons this session. Some categories are a little thin in
offerings but should be back in full swing in the spring. Sad for us but
good for her, Molly has been offered an internship and will be moving to
Texas for at least 6 months. This means bookbinding classes will not be offered
Yes, the Fiber Factory will be collecting scarves for the Red Scarf
Project, sponsored by Foster Care to Success. We plan to ship out the
scarves by December 5th. Information on the program and scarf guidelines
can be found on the organization’s web page and our web page.
You may notice that the cost of classes has increased. With the increase of
the minimum wage in Arizona, we had to increase class costs to ensure that
our instructors would be getting fairly compensated. Our classes are still
the best value for your hard earned dollars in the valley.
And finally, we will be having a Trunk Show with Marianated Yarns again at
the end of November and early December. It’s exciting when the HUGE boxes
of yarn from this talented, independent dyer arrive.
As always, if you see something interesting and the time offered isn’t
right for you, just ask! We can usually work something out.
Don't forget our Yarn-a-Holics Anonymous 12 Stamp Rewards Program
Come in and pick up your card. Get a stamp when you purchase
$25 or more of merchandise in a visit. Turn in
your filled card (12 stamps), and get $25 off on your next