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DKG Yarn Market

Just a quick reminder that tomorrow, Friday, April 21st and Saturday, April 22nd, Fiberworks and other local yarn stores will be peddling their wares at the Dayton Knitting Guild Yarn Market.  The market will be open to the public from 3 to 7 pm on Friday and from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, and is located at the Bergamo Center, 4400 Shakertown Rd., Dayton, Ohio 45430, near the intersection of Shakertown and County Line Road, in the Mount Saint John campus.

Need a little temptation?  We just received a HUGE shipment of Koigu that will first be available at the Yarn Market.  Here’s a little taste:

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Easter and DKG Yarn Market

Two quick notes:

First, Fiberworks will be closed on Sunday, April 16th.  We apologize for the inconvenience and wish everyone a happy holiday.

Second, Friday, April 21st and Saturday, April 22nd, we will be one of the fabulous vendors at the Dayton Knitting Guild Yarn Market.  The Yarn Market is a regional collection of yarn shops coming together to support one of our local knitting guilds.  The market will be open to the public from 3 to 7 pm on Friday and from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, and is located at the Bergamo Center.  Come out, say hi and see what makes the Dayton yarn market so unique.

The Bergamo Center is located at 4400 Shakertown Rd., Dayton, Ohio 45430, near the intersection of Shakertown and County Line Road, in the Mount Saint John campus.

New Classes and New Needles

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Fiberworks has had a lot going on lately, and we have lots to share with you.  First, we just received a new knitting needle – the Lykke Driftwood needles!  Lykke means “happiness” in Norwegian, and these gorgeous needles will bring you just that!  The needles are made of hard birch with a grayish finish that varies needle to needle, showing off the wood grain.  The tips are long, and the finish is smooth, with joins on the circulars and interchangeables that won’t snag your yarn.

We have straight needles, both 10 and 14 inches in length, from sizes US 2 through 17, circulars in 16 inch lengths from size US 0 through 11, circulars in 24, 32 and 40 inch lengths from size US 0 through 17 and interchangeable sets in a lovely grey faux denim case.  The interchangeables are in sizes from US 4 through 17, with the sizes laser etched on the black metal end caps.  There are two 24 inch, two 32 inch and one 40 inch cable, 4 keys, 2 cord connectors and 4 stoppers in each set.

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Next, we are excited to be offering a class on different ways to use a blending board to make your own fiber combinations.  Class will be held Saturday, March 18th, from 10 am to 1.  Fiber and the use of a blending board will be provided, but please bring a spinning wheel or spindle for sampling.  Class size is limited, please sign up early to reserve your seat.  participants will receive 10% off the purchase of a blending board and fiber on the day of class only.  The class is $45, and our phone number to register is (937) 429-9276.

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Finally, we have several needle felting classes coming up.  All classes are on Thursday evenings, from 6:30 to 9 pm.  Please register for class by the day before, as class may be canceled if there no participants.  No experience is necessary, all levels are welcome.  Register by calling us at (937) 429-9276, or call us if you would like a private lesson or would like to request a specific class.

March 16th – Gnomes – These little stump dolls come with a pre-felted “stump” so you can concentrate on the details.  Class and materials are $20.

March 23rd – Exploring the Felting Machine – Try out the Babylock Embellisher!  Create your own original felt fabric and use it to create a coffee sleeve, bookmarks, or artist trading cards.  Class and materials are $20, please bring your Babylock if you have one.

March 30th – Bunny Pins – Just in time for Easter!  Create a bunny pin to wear or give to a special friend!  Class and materials are $20.

April 6th – Easter Eggs – Best Easter eggs ever!  Unbreakable, reusable and no messy dye!  Class is $20, pre-felted eggs are $5 each.

April 13th – Finger Puppets – Your choice of animals and/or people.  Make several and tuck them into your favorite little person’s Easter basket.  Class and materials are $20.

April 27th – Exploring the Felting Machine – Create an original felt fabric you can turn into a purse, journal cover, or pillow.  Class is $20, you will receive a materials list when you register for this class.

ETA: Here is another option for the Bunny Pins class on March 30th – don’t make it a pin!

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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!