The late night knits for April and May will be postponed to May 3rd and May 31st. We will return to our regular schedule in June.
We have two new classes for all of you. We will be offering another beaded Holden Shawlette class in May and we will also be offering a class on the popular knitted swirls. Please see below for details, and call (937) 429-9276 to reserve your space before they fill up.
This is the perfect pattern for a first lace or shawl project. Learn the basics of lace knitting as well as adding beads to your knitting project while working on one of the most popular patterns on Ravelry, shown below. Class will meet twice, on Tuesday, May 7th and 21st, from 10AM to noon. Cost: $40
Have you seen a swirl jacket and been intimidated by it’s design? Well, then this is the class for you! This is your chance to decode the mystery and learn why so many people have become addicted to this flattering – and fun to knit – design! What you will take away from this class is a gorgeous knitting project. You will learn a fun and new way to construct sweaters will minimal seaming and learn new skills to add to your knitting toolbox. Class meets three times on Thursday evenings, May 23rd, June 6th and June 20th, from 6:30 to 8:30PM. Cost: $40
TNNA, The National NeedleArts Association, has sent us the following information on a survey with a chance to win a $100 gift certificate for use in the needlearts. The survey is to gather your thoughts and opinions on the fiber community to be published in an annual report. The survey is anonymous, so please participate and help us make this community better for everyone. The survey closes April 30th.
Please complete the triennial national Yarn, Stitching, and Weaving 2013 Survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TNNAfiber.
The 10-minute survey asks about your experiences with the needlearts you enjoy: crocheting, cross-stitch, embroidery, knitting, needlepoint, spinning, or weaving. Let us know which types of projects you prefer, how you like to learn, and what you’d like to see needlearts shops do better. The needlearts community needs your advice and opinions, whether you are a beginner or an expert! This survey is conducted every few years by The National NeedleArts Association (TNNA). Your input is very important and will be included in a published national report.
Your answers are anonymous. No one will use your survey responses to market to you.
In return for your participation, you will receive valuable benefits:
· Gain a chance to win one of five $100 needlearts gift certificates.
· Ensure stores, manufacturers, and other suppliers provide what you want.
· Explore your needlearts interests.
Your valuable input will also help the needlearts community:
· Give guilds, associations, community groups, and others guidance to grow the world of needlearts.
· Help independent retailers and family-owned suppliers succeed by giving them the customer feedback they need.
The survey is sponsored by TNNA, an organization of businesses dedicated to supporting the needlearts community. Hart Business Research is conducting this survey for TNNA and compiling the results into a major national report, The State of Specialty Needlearts 2013. Please complete the survey right away at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TNNAfiber. The survey closes April 30, 2013.
We have several new classes we are excited to be offering. Please call the store at (937) 429-9276 or stop in to reserve your space in class and to purchase materials.
Mobius Cowl Class
Make the fun cowl shown in the image below, using the Mobius cast-on method. This class meets on Wednesday, April 10th, from 10AM to noon. Cost: $20
Climbing Roses Infinity Scarf
This light and easy lace scarf is perfect for learning to read a simple lace chart and expanding your lace knitting skills. Class is on Monday, May 6th, from 11AM to 1PM. Cost: $20
This is the perfect pattern for a first lace or shawl project. Learn the basics of lace knitting as well as adding beads to your knitting project while working on one of the most popular patterns on Ravelry, seen below. Class will meet twice, on Monday, April 8th and April 29th, from 10AM to noon. Cost: $40
Learn to knit and purl in the continental method. Increase your speed and never throw your yarn again. This class will meet on Tuesday, April 9th, from 10AM to noon OR on Tuesday, April 23rd from 2PM to 4PM. Cost: $20
If you have always wanted to learn how to knit, this class is for you! This class will meet on Wednesday, May 8th, from 2PM to 4PM. Cost: $20
We have three upcoming class offerings to share with you, be sure to stop by Fiberworks or call us at (937) 429-YARN (9276) to reserve your space in class.
Starry Starry Shawl
Learn to knit this beautiful shawl while learning Estonian lace techniques including the unique “star” stitch. Please stop by Fiberworks to register for the class and to pick up the pattern and supplies. The class fee is $35.
This three part class will meet on Monday March 25th, April 1st, and April 8th from 2 to 4pm or 6 to 8pm.
Felted Hat Class
Come and learn to knit this easy felted hat! Students should be able to cast on, knit and purl. In the first class, students will choose yarn, knit a gauge swatch and start knitting. Homework will be to knit the hat up to row 46. In the second class students will continue to knit, starting decreases for the crown and finishing on the double point needles. Then students will learn how to crochet the twisted rope border. Full felting instructions will be given at the end of the class. The first class will meet Saturday March 30th from 12 to 2pm. Students will decide the date for the second class during the first lesson. Class fee is $35.
Easy Baby Sweater Class
You will learn to knit this easy baby sweater! The sweater is designed for either a boy or girl but the instructor can teach some embellishments if you would like a more “girlie” look. Students should be able to cast on, knit, purl and cast off. In the first class, students will choose yarn, knit a gauge swatch and start knitting. Homework will be to make the two fronts and back. In the second class we will sew the shoulder seams and learn to pick up neck and arm stitches. The first class will meet Saturday, May 18th from 12 to 2pm. Students will decide the date for the second class during the first lesson. Class fee is $35.
Fiberworks is excited to be offering more sock knitting classes. Please be sure to preregister and receive the materials list by calling the store at (937) 429 – YARN (9276) or stopping in.
We will be offering both Top-Down and Toe-Up Sock Classes on Saturday mornings from 10 am to noon. Each session is $10. Beginners will start with the top-down socks, while more experienced sock knitters will improve their skills with the toe-up socks. Each method will use either double pointed needles, two circular needles, or Magic Loop, and knitters will learn the basics of knitting in the round, turning a heel, short rows and picking up stitches.
Questions? Call us at (937) 429 – YARN.
Beginning Knitting lessons will be offered every Saturday from 2-4pm. Weather you’ve never knit a stitch in your life or you’re returning after a hiatus this small class will help you become familiar with the craft. Each class is $10, come as often as you are able. Please call 429-YARN or stop by the store to make your reservation.