Posts made in May, 2014

Zinnia Knitalong Starts June 1

Zinnia Knitalong Starts June 1

Our first summer knitalong features the Zinnia cardigan, a pattern written exclusively for The Fiber Gallery by up-and-coming designer Andi Satterlund. Zinnia, a vintage-inspired sweater with a simple all-over texture stitch and a lace detail at the waist, is knit in Kenzie, a light-worsted weight blend of merino wool, angora, alpaca, silk and nylon. The knitalong begins June 1 with a kickoff party. It concludes September 13, and as usual we’ll have social and project help sessions along the way. Full details are available in...

Posted on May 27, 2014 in Knitalong, What's New, Yarn, Zinnia Cardigan | Comments Off on Zinnia Knitalong Starts June 1

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Imperial Stock Ranch Comes to Us!

While we’re incredibly excited to head to Imperial Stock Ranch this fall, Imperial Stock will be headed to us on June 7. Jeanne Carver, the incredible force behind the development and growth of Imperial Yarn will be joining us at the shop to tell us the the story of Imperial Yarn. She will be bringing with her a trunk show of beautiful designs made from her wonderful wool (perhaps from the very sheep in the photo above). Plus we will have a smorgasbord of yarns from Imperial Stock to take for a test drive. The trunk show and yarn tasting will run from 1 to 5 p.m. Jeanne’s talk will begin at...

Posted on May 19, 2014 in Events, Retreat, Trunk Show | Comments Off on Imperial Stock Ranch Comes to Us!

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Free Patterns For LYS Tour

We hope you’ll join us and 24 other area stores on this year’s LYS tour, now through Sunday. Every store will have free, exclusive patterns available, and here’s a sneak peak at ours. Above is the Campfire Cowl, knitted in superbulky Tosh ASAP yarn with a motif reminiscent of a campfire’s flame. For the crocheters in our midst, we have a pint-sized Washington State Ferry (below), made out of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. Stop by and pick up one or...

Posted on May 15, 2014 in Events, Free Patterns, LYS Tour, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Free Patterns For LYS Tour

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Take a Tour

Don’t forget: The annual Puget Sound Local Yarn Shop Tour starts Thursday and runs through Sunday. This year’s tour includes 25 stores from Kent to the Canadian border. Every store will have extended hours, prize drawings and free, exclusive patterns. In addition to the individual store drawings, there will be $1500 in grand prize opportunities for those who visit multiple stores. Visit eight stores to be eligible to win. Visit 16 stores and your chances get better; visit all 25 stores for the best chance. Maps and passports are available at all participating stores, including the Fiber Gallery, of course! Hours for the tour are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 to 8, and Sunday, 10 to 6. All the details are available on the tour website....

Posted on May 12, 2014 in Events | Comments Off on Take a Tour

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Mix It Up With Shibui

We’re excited to announce an opportunity to test out all the lovely yarns created by Portland-based Shibui. And of course, we’re making it a party. Our Shibui Mix party will be Friday, June 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the store. Come find explore the entire Shibui line while you enjoy wine and refreshments. Their innovative Mix concept lets you create unique fabrics by matching and accessorizing with more than one of their nine color-coordinated yarns. We’ll also have a Shibui trunk show on display. Reserve a spot now by calling the store. The $15 admission fee includes mini-skeins for you to play with, refreshments, and a $15 credit toward any yarn purchased during the event. Don’t forget your needles!...

Posted on May 9, 2014 in Events, Yarn | Comments Off on Mix It Up With Shibui

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Registration Deadline Near For Fall Retreat

We still have several spaces left for our fall retreat at the Imperial Stock Ranch in rural Oregon, but time is running out to register. The retreat will take place October 24-27, and features a day at the ranch to meet the sheep and learn all about the family-run yarn-processing business. It will also feature a day of classes with Bonne Marie Burns, founder and designer at ChicKnits. Participants will stay at a riverside inn with all meals provided. Transportation to and from Seattle will be via eco-friendly bus service. Learn all about the retreat here. The deadline for registration and deposits is May...

Posted on May 7, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Registration Deadline Near For Fall Retreat

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Needle-Felting Artist In Spotlight

Our featured artist for the 19th annual Phinneywood Art Walk is not only well-regarded for her work with fiber arts — she’s also a customer of ours!  Moxie Lieberman’s  primary medium is needle felting, but she also expresses ideas with embroidery, cross stitch, crochet, e-textiles and more. Her work has been shown in galleries in Seattle, New York, Los Angeles and more. She’s taught thousands of people to needle felt in dozens of settings, including both the Frye and Bellevue Art Museums, The Exploratorium in SF, and the Maker Faire Bay Area. Moxie’s work will be featured in the store Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 5.  Her work will be joined by that of 150 other artists at multiple locations in the area. Friday night also features entertainment and refreshments at many area businesses. Full details are available...

Posted on May 4, 2014 in Art Walk, Events, Needle Felting | Comments Off on Needle-Felting Artist In Spotlight

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