Springing & Flinging At Michigan Fibre Studio!
Right now, we are gearing up for WEST MICHIGAN YARN QUEST! Starting this Saturday, 10 locally owned yarn shops in Mid-Western Michigan are hosting a yarn-hop. It covers two complete weeks, including three Saturdays so there is no excuse to not make it. Grab your friends and make your rounds. Your passport purchase will get you a piece of a knitting pattern at each of the shops, a mini-skein to use in the project, entries into daily drawings at the shops you visit, and a 20% discount on stock yarn purchases. A full passport will put you into a drawing worth well over $1000. A submitted passport with eight stamps will enter you into a runner’s-up drawing worth over $500. Get your passports soon, though ~ they are selling quickly!
Our Basics! classes teach you the beginning stitches that are the basis of all knitting and crocheting. You will also learn variations of the techniques and helpful tips. It’s all you need to get you started. The Beyond Basics! class teaches you the next step in your journey. Have Karin help you through the crochet class or choose to learn knitting and have Heather guide you. Each Basics! class is one two hour session and costs $20.
Crochet dates: April 19 (Thursday) 7-9
Beyond Basics Crochet date: April 26 (Thursday) 7-9
Cast On Workshop
Knitting a sock, a dishcloth, a baby blanket or casting on stitches in the middle of a project all have different demands of their beginning stitches. In this workshop, Amy Gallmeyer will go over several different methods and the best places to use them and why. A great class for both the beginning and experienced knitter! Click on the link below to purchase the class and check out the materials list.
Bind Off Workshop
So now you know how to fancifully and accurately cast on those stitches, how about binding them off? Say good bye to the too-tight sock cuff or the loosey-goosey sweater collar! Amy Gallmeyer will walk you through several different bind off techniques and the best times to use them. You don’t need to take the Cast On Workshop in order to take the Bind Off or vice~versa, but we think you may just want to! Click the link below to purchase your class today!
Beaded Waves Cuff Workshop
Have beaded projects caught your eye? Ever wonder how they get on to the stitches? Amy Gallmeyer has the answers and is willing to share! The Beaded Waves Cuff Workshop will walk you through adding beads to your knitted projects while working on a fun bracelet pattern by Laura Nelkin. Click the date below to purchase the class and satisfy that curiosity!
Continental Knitting, where the yarn is held in the left hand and ‘picked’ with the needle in the right, is a great skill to have! You will find it useful for doing color work as you can hold a different color in each hand as you knit. Like magic! Some knitters report that after regular use of the skill, they knit faster and more efficiently. Come learn from Amy Gallmeyer the best way to hold your yarn, your needles and how to use your fingers and hands to keep a steady tension, and the stitches moving efficiently on the needles.
This year’s West Michigan Yarn Quest will be like no other! 13 fun-filled days (includes 3 Saturdays!), 10 fabulous shops, daily drawings, free patterns and a chance to win one of two prizes worth several hundred dollars ~ what isn’t to love?!? Passports are only $10 and include the following:
- 20% off regularly priced yarn purchased 4/14 – 4/28 at all participating 10 stores (exclusions apply)
- Collect free pattern pieces at all 10 stores for an exclusive design
- Enter to win daily drawings each time you visit any of the shops
- Visit all 10 stores, enter to win the Grand Prize worth over $1000
- Visit 8 stores, enter to win the Runner Up Prize worth over $500
This year at the time of purchase of the passport, the shops will be handing out 1 mini skein of Mountain Color’s Twizzlefoot. Michigan Cool Waters has been exclusively dyed for West Michigan Yarn Quest and will be available only at the participating shops. It is an integral part of this year’s pattern, so you may just want to hold on to it. Too tempted and need to use it now? There will be some for sale here at the Studio.
Passports are limited quantity, so you are going to want to get yours right away. Purchase your passport in the Studio, on line or even over the phone. We will be happy to mail it to you or make us your first stop and we will keep it at Michigan Fibre Studio for pick up. Find more information, including our extended Yarn Quest hours HERE.
***Class Registration Policy***
Payment is due upon time of registration. Class fee is not refundable unless cancellation is made 72 hours before the class start time. Classes with fewer than four students may be canceled or rescheduled for insufficient registration. Unless otherwise indicated, our classes are for students 16 years of age or older. Your registration is valid for the dates listed in the description and may not be transferred to other class dates.
Be sure to come to the studio early enough to have your supplies purchased and your yarn wound into balls before the start of class. Purchasing supplies from Michigan Fibre Studio supports your LYS and enables us to continue bringing in teachers for your continued fiber education.
*Consignment yarn not included in discount
Upcoming Trunk Shows
April 14 10a-4p
Nebula Fiber Collection
April 21 10a-4p
Leading Men Fiber Arts
April 27 5p – April 28 4p
Grab your friends and pack some snacks! It’s time to hit the road and enjoy your local and not so local yarn shops in this adventurous yarn crawl!
Saturday April 14-Saturday April 28 Open Spinning
Bring your wheel or drop spindle and enjoy spinning with others that share your love of the craft.
Wednesday May 9th until 8p FB event here
Open Fibre Night
Crochet, weave, knit, felt or spin with us, we love all of the fibre crafts! Open until 9 every Thursday.
Local Yarn Store Day!
Saturday April 21