☀ Studio News ~ Late Summer Edition ☀

Hello!

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So, what is on our plate for the rest of the summer and as we start swinging into fall?  We have two knit alongs going on right now and two more set up starting at the end of August. Also, trunk shows! Who doesn’t love hand dyed yarn? We are gearing up for fall’s class season with lots of offerings. Plus! We are always game for giving a private lesson. So take a long look at what we have below and come create with us!

~ Heather & Michelle

Today Only! 
Don’t miss out on picking out your Pig Tails for the next KAL!

Knitting Classes

Sweater Series 2018 Late Summer
September 6 & 20October 4 & 18November 1 (Th) 7p -9p

Sweater Series 2018 Early Fall
September 15 & 29October 13 & 27November 10 (Sat) 10a -12p

The Sweater Series is our most popular class and for good reason! Amy Gallmeyer takes you from pattern to gorgeous sweater in this five session class. She will help with measurements, finding the right yarn for the right sweater just for you, and any techniques needed for your sweater and so much more.There are only two spots left in both the Late Summer and Early Fall sessions, so sign up quickly! Register and check out the specifics and homework HERE for the Late Summer and HERE for the Early Fall.

Magic Loop & Sock Class
September 29October 13 & 27 (Saturday) 1p – 3p

Is knitting socks one of the knitting hurdles you want to cross this year? This class will have you sailing over that hurdle like nobody’s business! In these three sessions Amy Gallmeyer will guide you through a cuff, heel, gusset, and toe while creating a sock from the top down. And all the while demystifying the Magic Loop technique! So bring your curiosity and your questions and sign up HERE.

Oops! Fixing Knitting Mistakes
September 13 (Th) 6p -9p
October 11 (Th) 6p – 9p

November 10 (Sat) 1p – 4p

I cannot tell you enough how much every knitter needs this class. The skills taught in this single session class fix many of the mess-ups we occasionally and not so occasionally make: twisted stitches, dropped stitches, wrong leaning decreases, increases and cables. Amy Gallmeyer will teach you how to fix those issues and more, which will give you confidence to try to knit anything ~ for what more would we do if we knew that we could not fail? There is some homework to be done before class, so please check out our website for September’s class HERE or for October’s class HERE or for November’s class 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 FibreStudio supports your LYS and enables us to continue bringing in teachers for your continued fiber education.

*Consignment yarn not included in discount

Stay Tuned!  Our Basics! Classes and our Crochet Classes are in the final stages of planning. We will have a full schedule up on the website by September 1st. Check our website Events Calendar or our Facebook page for our future classes.

Click Here For Events Calendar

Knit Alongs

We have been having a lot of fun with our Knit Alongs lately! Most recently we did a brioche-along cowl that was super cute and introduced a lot of us to the two color brioche technique. Currently we are finishing up Casapinka’s The Crown Wools Mystery KAL and our Summer Block Party KAL and my oh my! What beauties we are seeing! We welcome you to join us Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings during business hours to work on your KAL with others that are working on it too. Come see progress, get questions answered, answer some questions from others, check out how awesomely we Knit Alongers are doing…

UPCOMING KALS!

August KAL at the Studio 

Pudding Stone 
by Jeanne Long of Kokoro Patterns

Pudding Stone is a stunning pattern designed with six Oink Pigment’s Pig Tails (105 yd fingering weight mini skeins). A special modification made for Michigan Fibre Studioonly calls for 1 fingering weight single skein (400 yd) of any color and three mini skeins of different colors. Either way will make a gorgeous shawl.

The pattern is available on Ravelry. As we are a Ravelry friendly store, we are able to sell you the pattern at the same price and kindly ask that you purchase the pattern through us.

Dates: Running from August 30th (Th) through September 15th (Sa)
Special Appearance by Jeanne Long on our Opening Day of the KAL!!!
Thursday August 30th from 7p – 9p

***Oink Pigments will be in the Studio***
One day only, August 23rd from noon to nine for a Pop-Up trunk show
Come find your Pig Tails here!

Photo Credit: Jeanne Long

September KAL at the Studio

Comfort Fade Cardi
by Andrea Mowry of Drea Renee Knits

Before we know it we will be finding ourselves ankle deep in leaves nursing a pumpkin spice latte addiction. We might as well do it in style, right? This beautiful sweater has so many delightful variations, but we have yet to see yours! Join us in creating a sweater just in time for the cold weather. You say that you’ve never made a sweater before? Check out our Sweater Series classes up above ~ what a great way to start your first sweater… guidance in a class by a teacher and accountability and encouragement from your friends by joining our KAL sessions!

The pattern is available on Ravelry. As we are a Ravelry friendly store, we are able to sell you the pattern at the same price and kindly ask that you purchase the pattern through us.

Dates: September 20th (Th) through November 17th (Sa)

Photo Credit: Andrea Mowry
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Crocheters! Weavers! We would love to have a Crochet Along or a Weave Along with you too! Have a cute pattern in mind? Want to try something new? Please let us know! We love fun and great ideas and creating with you all!

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KAL/CAL/WAL Policies:
Although we would love to see you at the group sessions, you can participate from anywhere! This KAL is free to participate in, but as with all classes, KALs/CALs/WALs, you must use yarns purchased from our store to join. Purchasing supplies and patterns supports designers and your LYS.

For those that need help:
There will be help available during KAL times. As always, we are happy to help with quick questions. This is not a structured class so if you are finding that you may need a little extra help and attention, let us know and we can schedule a quick private lesson with you!

~  Spinners  ~

Keep your eyes open for a special Spinning Event!
October 1-7

Upcoming Trunk Shows

August 23rd
Oink Pigments

September 28 & 29
Honey Girl Farms

Notable Dates & Events

Open Spinning
Bring your wheel or drop spindle and enjoy spinning with others that share your love of the craft.
Wednesday  September 12th until 8p

Open Fibre Night
Crochet, weave, knit, felt or spin with us, we love all of the fibre crafts! Open until 9 every Thursday.

Friday Fibre Ball
Friday September 28th
5p – 12a
Bring your friends, bring your fibre & have a ball!

Rigid Heddle Loom Study Group
To Be Determined
Bring your rigid heddle loom down to the Studio and study different patterns and techniques. You must have your own loom.