Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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 for now.

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 purchase. WOW!

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