Fiber Artist Featured at Art Walk

Fiber artist Maile Jones will be featured at the Fiber Gallery this weekend during the 20th annual PhinneyWood Art Walk. She’ll be among more than 100 artists participating Friday May 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday May 9 from noon to 5 p.m. Jones will be showing pieces from her River Series, as well as the storms and fires of nature, painted on rug canvas in wool fabric, roving, handspun yarn, dyed locks and sari silk. More information about Jones’ work, as well as that of the other artists, along with maps are available at the artwalk...

Posted on May 5, 2015 in Art Walk, Events | Comments Off on Fiber Artist Featured at Art Walk

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Huge Annual Clearance Sale

Our annual sale continues Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 12-5. Every yarn in the store is at least 20 percent off. We’ve also got tons of clearance merchandise at 40 percent off and a few steals at 75 percent off. Come on down and help us celebrate our 11th anniversary!

Posted on Apr 25, 2015 in Clearance, Events, Sale | Comments Off on Huge Annual Clearance Sale

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Blue Moon Rising

Join us Thursday through Sunday at the Madrona Fiber Arts Festival at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma. In our booth we’ll be introducing four more yarns from Blue Moon Fiber Arts, maker of the ever-popular Socks That Rock. The yarns will be available at the store from February 16 onward. We think you’ll love them as much as we do. Silky Victoria, a DK yarn, is 85 percent Polworth wool and 15 percent silk. It’s soft and lofty with a touch of shine and excellent stitch definition. Targhee Worsted comes from a domestic sheep breed known for its extra-lofty wool. Raised and milled domestically, this yarn wears exceptionally well. Yaksi Fingering is actually a merino-yak-silk blend. This wonderfully soft, tightly spun wool is excellent for lace knitting. Sookie is an extra-bulky single-ply. It’s light and soft, felts wonderfully and comes in Blue Moon’s signature...

Posted on Feb 11, 2015 in Events, News, What's New, Yarn | Comments Off on Blue Moon Rising

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Get Ready for Knit Fit!

Join us November 8 and 9 at the Knit Fit! festival in Ballard. Our booth full of yarn-y goodness will be open all weekend in the marketplace section, along with 28 other vendors. You can also check out the full schedule of classes and events here.

Posted on Oct 19, 2014 in Community, Events | Comments Off on Get Ready for Knit Fit!

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CustomFit Sweater Kickoff

If you’ve ever dreamed of a knitting pattern sized just for you, we’ve got you covered. If you’ve ever wanted to knit that custom sweater along with the support of dozens of other knitters, we’ve got that, too. And if you want to save $5 while doing it, we’re all in. On Sunday, September 21, from 12:30 to 3:30, we’ll be hosting our CustomFit introductory party. You’ll hear all about this novel way to capture your measurements and generate patterns that fit you perfectly. We’ll be joined by a representative from the CustomFit website, which is the brainchild of designer Amy Herzog, author of Fit To Flatter. And staff members will show off the custom sweaters they’ve already knit. During the party you’ll be able to pick from among the dozens of available sweater styles, you’ll be measured by our trained team, and you’ll pick out your yarn and start swatching. OK, swatching is dull. But it’s essential to this process. Your swatch gives you a chance to test drive your fabric. Is it too tight or too loose? Does it have the drape that your perfect sweater requires? Your swatch also allows the software to generate a pattern that is written to your exact gauge. You never have to try to adjust your knitting or your needles to match a gauge because it’s created just for you! In the next few weeks, you’ll return to the store with your washed and blocked swatch, we’ll measure it and we’ll generate your custom pattern. Over the next three months you’ll be able to attend sit-and-knit sessions where you can get help and chat with other knitters. And we’ll wrap up the process with a finale party in April. The charge for our introductory event is $20. If you can’t make the party, you are welcome to make an appointment during store hours for $25. The charge includes measuring and a .pdf file of your pattern. If you love the process (and you will), subsequent CustomFit patterns will cost $10 to generate. You do not need to preregister to join the party. Please note: We expect very high attendance at this event. If you wish to bring a pre-knit and blocked swatch, we will attempt to generate patterns that afternoon, after we have finished measuring the other attendees. This could take several hours. Thanks in advance for your...

Posted on Sep 7, 2014 in CustomFit, Events, Knitalong | Comments Off on CustomFit Sweater Kickoff

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Come Play In The Street!

Saturday, August 9, we’ll be taking to the streets. Or more specifically, the street outside our door. We’ll be participating in the Seattle Summer Streets program, which will close to cars Greenwood Avenue from 67th Street to 87th Street between the hours of 11 and 5. You’re invited to bring your project and join us as we host a knitting/spinning/crocheting/whatever circle. We’ll be part of a neighborhood-wide celebration that will feature a street soccer tournament, food, and all kinds of activities for kids and adults. Even though Greenwood is closed, you can still access our parking lot from 83rd...

Posted on Aug 2, 2014 in Events, Neighborhood News | Comments Off on Come Play In The Street!

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