Greetings! Here’s what’s been happening around the shop this week.
We’ve been counting the days until the arrival of this very special hand dye. Now it’s official: Crave Yarn has landed at fibre space!
Crave is the absolutely gorgeous work of hand dyer and owner Amor, who dyes out of her private studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The first base she sent us is Filigree fingering — 435 yards of 75% superwash fine merino and 25% mulberry silk — which Amor calls “enchantingly soft” and says this yarn’s most unique characteristic is the glimmer that catches light as you turn it over in your hands. We also found there’s great depth to the colors Amor has created in her small-batch dyeing process. Each skein is $40.
Yipes Stripes kits are back! Designed for Ann Weaver’s Yipes Stripes Cowl, we have a multiple stunning color options to pick from. Five 100 yard mini skeins of Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Worsted for $55. The next session of the excellent Yipes Stripes workshop is coming up on November 22. Click here to learn more and register.
Yoga and Yarn – a fundraiser for Project Knitwell is this Saturday! Join us for an open and all-level accessible 60-minute yoga practice specifically designed for knitters’ posture, joint health and harmony at Pure Prana. Following the class, we join together here at our shop for refreshments from La Fromagerie, accessing skillful knit instruction or to knit bracelets for the local children’s hospital while socializing with the community. Knitting materials and project kits are available for purchase at the store.
Learn to brioche this Columbus Day! The popular Brioche and Beyond with Olga Buraya-Kefelian returns on Monday, October 12 at 6 pm. Grab your spot before the workshop fills up! Click here to learn more and register.
fibre space™ is proud to participate in the fall Boutiques Give Back event this Wednesday, October 14! You can make a difference by giving to your favorite charity by shopping and dining with local businesses like ours. Simply mention Boutiques Give Back, and we’ll give 20% of your purchase to ANY Alexandria charity you choose! Not sure who to support? No worries! We will contribute 20% of our sales to Project Knitwell – an organization that brings the joy of knitting to those facing stressful situations.
Looking to learn lace in a smaller project? Try Introduction to Lace Hat beginning on Thursday, October 8 at 7 pm. ($65)
Maybe you’re looking to take on hats for the first time. Try Beanie Hat on Saturday, October 10 at 1 pm. ($50)
Double your speed at sock knitting with Two at a Time Socks beginning on Monday, October 19 at 7 pm. ($80)
Improve your lace skills with Intermediate Lace Shawl – Iolanthe on Tuesday, October 20 at 7 pm. ($65)
Tackle your first stranded colorwork project with Introduction to Fair Isle Mitts on Tuesday, October 20 at 7 pm. ($65)
Try your hand at sweater knitting with Bottom Up Lace Raglan on Wednesday, October 21 at 7 pm. ($80)
Learn multiple fair isle skills with Fair Isle Hat on Wednesday, October 21 at 7 pm. ($65)
Learn to crochet with stranded colorwork in Stranded Crochet Cowl on Saturday, October 24 at 10 am. ($40)
Step up your lace skills with Intermediate Lace Shawl, Ruxton on Saturday, October 24 at noon. ($65)
Learn to work in the round on double pointed needles with Introduction to Fingerless Mitts on Saturday, October 24 at noon. ($65)
Tackle your first pair of socks with Beginner Socks or Stockings from the Toe Up on Saturday, October 24 at 2 pm. ($80)
Learn to make a gorgeous wrap with Intarsia Wrap on Sunday, October 25 at noon. ($40)
Take the fear out of fixing errors with Oops! Fixing Mistakes on Sunday, October 25 at 2 pm. ($40)
Learn to make a sweater for you or a little one with Cabled Adult or Child Cardigan on Monday, October 26 at 7 pm. ($80)
Get ahead of your gift knitting with Fingerless Lace Mitts on Wednesday, November 4 at 7 pm. ($65)
Try the Intermediate Lace Shawl, Cynara on Wednesday, November 4 at 7 pm. ($65)
Learn to work lace in the round with Beginner Lace Cowl on Saturday, November 7 at 2 pm. ($50)
Make house and home just a little more cozy with Padded Crochet Rug on Sunday, November 8 at noon. ($50)
Try shawl making with the popular Beginner Shawl, Jimi on Monday, November 9 at 7 pm. ($65)
Get into specialized techniques and learn to make fabric that looks woven with Entrelac Scarf – Purling Backwards on Tuesday, November 10. ($65)
To learn more about what’s coming up, check out our full calendar!