A Day with Francis the Shepherd

Don’t forget!!!!

Tomorrow, Saturday, July 9th is our day with Francis the shepherd!  Also known as the founder of Cestari Sheep & Wool Company, Francis is bringing a truckload of yarn and stories of his company, life and sheep.  This event is only from 10 until 5, and then Francis returns to his farm and takes his gorgeous yarns with him.  This is an event that you don’t want to miss!

Cestari Yarns

Upcoming Events at Fiberworks!

Mark your calendars!!!

There are a lot of exciting events coming up this summer and early fall!

Monday, July 4th – Fiberworks will be closed for Independence Day

Saturday, July 9thA Day with Francis the Shepherd – From 10 am to 5 pm, Francis Chester, the founder of Cestari Sheep & Wool Company, will be at Fiberworks to share his yarn, the history of the company and the life of a shepherd with us. Cestari yarns are made entirely in the U.S., from raising the sheep to spinning and dying the yarn, and is a small, family owned and operated business. They make great efforts to preserve the quality of the wool during processing, resulting in a springy yarn with soft, natural texture. Francis is bringing a truckload of his yarn – every yarn in every color to drool over – and we will provide refreshments to help keep your energy up.

Cestari Yarns

Tuesday to Sunday, August 9th to 14thI75 Yarn Crawl – Fiberworks will be participating in one of the largest yarn crawls in the U.S., with nearly 40 shops from Kentucky to Michigan, all along 400 miles of the I75 corridor. Passports are on sale now. More information can be found on their website.

Saturday and Sunday, September 17th and 18thA Wool Gathering – The area’s largest yarn and fiber festival, A Wool Gathering is held every fall at Young’s Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs, Ohio. You’ll want to keep this weekend free.

Socks Classes

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

Beginning Knitting lessons will be offered every Saturday from 2-4pm. Whether 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.

Welcome

Welcome everyone to Fiberworks new blog spot! The site is currently under construction, so keep  checking for updates. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to call!

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