Greetings from space! Here’s what’s been going on the shop.
Maybe you’re looking to bring a little more portable organization to your knitting? Binkwaffle project bags are back in stock! These very popular reversible dumpling bags are $35 for the small and $55 for the large. The small tote is approximately 6″x6″x14″ and the large is approximately 9″x9″x21″.
Our spring calendar/dance card is filling up. Come share some of the excitement with us!
fibre space is hosting its first trunk show from Hazel Knits at the end of April! The Hazel Knits mega trunk show will feature a host of exclusive items including amazing color pairings in one of a kind project kits, giant yardage “big wheels” of several yarn bases and “babycakes” (mini skeins) perfect for color work and color block projects. Think of it like the Miss Babs trunk show, but with less variegation. The trunk show will be at the shop April 29 – May 3.
We’re also thrilled to be hosting workshops from Olga Buraya-Kefelian, Carson Demers,Kirsten Kapur, and Ann Weaver! Don’t miss grabbing a seat in the new session of Olga’s Brioche and Beyond! The first date sold out quickly, and seats for Saturday, May 9 are going fast. Get while the getting is good – here!
We will be hosting a series of workshops from Carson Demers in mid-May. Carson is a physical therapist, fiber enthusiast, designer and teacher. His passion and experience in fiber arts combine with his expertise in physical therapy and ergonomics to create a unique skill set that he eagerly shares with the fiber community at local yarn shops, guilds, and major knitting events across the country.
Come and learn how to knit without getting that crick in your neck. Carson will be here in mid-May teaching KnitRX (Friday, May 15, 6-9pm, $75), Ergonomics on the Go (Saturday, May 16, 10am-1pm), and Swatchbuckling (Saturday, May 16, 2-5pm). Seats are filling up, grab yours now!
Master designer Kirsten Kapur is joining us in early June for two shawl workshops and a book signing! Kirsten’s first book, Kirsten Kapur Designs Shawl Book One, a collection of her best loved shawls, is scheduled to be released in mid-April. She will be signing books and sharing the trunk show with us on Saturday, June 6 from 10 am-7 pm. Additionally, Kirsten will be teaching two workshops over the weekend: Top Down Lace Shawl on Friday, May 15 from 3-7 pm ($85) and Duane Park Shawl on Saturday, June 6 from 2-6 pm ($85). Kirsten uses her experience in the garment industry to deliver gorgeous patterns with interesting construction and design elements. Need a shawl to put on your needles? Please, allow me to suggest the Andrea Shawl, which is worked from the outer edge in. Just when you’re losing steam and ready to move on to something else, the rows get shorter and faster.
Looking for a little inspiration? Check out our display of class samples and then sign up to learn fun, new skills!
Learn the fundamentals of knitting with Introduction to Knitting. Seats are available in our upcoming sessions, with classes beginning on Saturday, April 11 and Monday, May 4. ($75)
Learn to knit in the round with one of our great beginner hat classes. First Hat – Beret or Slouch begins on Monday, April 6 at 7 pm ($65).
Maybe you’d rather knock out a hat in a night. The next Beanie Hat class meets on Tuesday, April 28 at 6 pm. ($50)
Learn to make exquisite lace patterns in Introduction to Lace Stoles, starting on Saturday, April 4 ($80).
Try lace in shawl form with Intro to Lace Shawls starting Thursday, April 16. ($65)
Or, get into lace in blanket form with Introduction to Lace – Lace Blanket on Sunday, April 12 at 2 pm. ($50)
Looking for a shawl that isn’t lace-focused? Look no further than Beginner Shawl – Jimi on Monday, April 6. ($65)
Or, are you looking for a colorwork shawl? Learn fundamental colorwork and short rows with Aggregate Shawl on Monday, May 11 at 7 pm. ($65)
Lace is great, but maybe you’re looking for other textures? Check out our Introduction to Cabling – Cable Scarf meeting on Thursday, April 9 at 7 pm. ($40)
Or, learn chevron shaping and get a jump on a really cute baby blanket with our Chevron Baby Blanket – Increases and Decreases on Thursday, April 16 at 7 pm. ($65)
Looking for a special skill? Try our Entrelac – Purling Backwards class beginning on Wednesday, April 15 at 7 pm ($65).
Another great skill: Double Knitting – Working in the Round. The last double knitting class was such a hit, we had to bring it back. This class meets Saturday, April 4 at 12:30 pm. ($45)
Say yes to colorwork with Advanced Fair Isle – Mittens beginning on Tuesday, April 7 at 7 pm. ($65)
Who doesn’t love a good sweater? We definitely do. Get into it with Introduction to Top Down Sweaters – Spring Cardigan beginning on Wednesday, April 8. ($80)
Or, try your hand with the Top Down Raglan Summer Tee beginning on Sunday, April 12. ($80)
You asked, and we listened. We’ve got a killer technique series now open for registration. There’s Efficient English on Saturday, April 18 at 1 pm ($30), Blocking Lace on Thursday, May 7 at 7 pm ($40), Beaded Knitting on Sunday, May 17 at noon ($40), Cast Ons and Bind Offs on Saturday, June 13 at 10 am ($40), Button Bands on Saturday, June 13 at 1 pm ($40), Darn Those Knits on Saturday, June 27 at 10 am ($50), and Duct Tape Dress Form on Saturday, June 27 at 2 pm ($70).
Not ready to commit to a class for April? You can check out all of our upcoming knitting classes here!
Learn the basics of crochet and make a sweet baby blanket or lap afghan! Introduction to Crochet begins on Saturday, April 11 at noon. ($80)
Get comfortable reading charts and increasing with Crochet Lace Wrap beginning on Tuesday, April 7 at 7 pm. ($60)
One of our exciting new classes for this semester: Tunisian Crochet – Working in the Round meets on Saturday, April 4 at 10 ($40).
It’s April 2. Have you cast on your Second Story Tee? We’ve seen some great yarns head out of the shop. Indigo, and Fiberstory, and NFC, oh my! Share your progress with the community on Instagram by tagging your photos with #fsAprilKnitalong. Don’t forget: post a picture of your finished project by the end of the month to be entered to win a $50 gift card. As always, feel free to bring your sweater in with any questions you may have. We’ll be hanging out in the lounge tonight knitting away.
See you in space!