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Open Fibre Night! 2018 5:00 pm
Open Fibre Night! 2018 @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Open Fibre Night! 2018 @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
Join us every Thursday until 9pm! Plenty of Fibre Fun to be had! Bring a project to work on. Creation, conversation, inspiration, and maybe cookies! We appreciate you using supplies purchased from Michigan Fibre Studio!
Sock Construction & Magic Loop 6:00 pm
Sock Construction & Magic Loop @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sock Construction & Magic Loop @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
This class is for the knitter who is interested in learning the process of sock knitting using the Magic Loop technique but not ready to commit to knitting a pair of socks using sock weight yarn ...
July KAL @ the Studio – Casapinka 7:00 pm
July KAL @ the Studio – Casapinka @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
July KAL @ the Studio - Casapinka @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
Join us for a MKAL! Casapinka is releasing a MYSTERY Knit Along that will be perfect to do with those trunk show mini skeins! Bonus! It’s a stash buster too! And sometimes you need more ...
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July KAL @ the Studio – Casapinka 10:00 am
July KAL @ the Studio – Casapinka @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
July KAL @ the Studio - Casapinka @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
Join us for a MKAL! Casapinka is releasing a MYSTERY Knit Along that will be perfect to do with those trunk show mini skeins! Bonus! It’s a stash buster too! And sometimes you need more ...
Summer Block Party – KAL/Class 10:00 am
Summer Block Party – KAL/Class @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Summer Block Party - KAL/Class @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
Join us for a Summer Block Party! Block party as in Afghan blocks! Who wants to make an afghan? It’s summer, you say? Challenge yourself with different techniques with individual blocks. Work on small projects ...
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Summer Block Party – KAL/Class 12:00 pm
Summer Block Party – KAL/Class @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Summer Block Party - KAL/Class @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
Join us for a Summer Block Party! Block party as in Afghan blocks! Who wants to make an afghan? It’s summer, you say? Challenge yourself with different techniques with individual blocks. Work on small projects ...
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Open Fibre Night! 2018 5:00 pm
Open Fibre Night! 2018 @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Aug 9 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Open Fibre Night! 2018 @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
Join us every Thursday until 9pm! Plenty of Fibre Fun to be had! Bring a project to work on. Creation, conversation, inspiration, and maybe cookies! We appreciate you using supplies purchased from Michigan Fibre Studio!
July KAL @ the Studio – Casapinka 7:00 pm
July KAL @ the Studio – Casapinka @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
July KAL @ the Studio - Casapinka @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
Join us for a MKAL! Casapinka is releasing a MYSTERY Knit Along that will be perfect to do with those trunk show mini skeins! Bonus! It’s a stash buster too! And sometimes you need more ...
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July KAL @ the Studio – Casapinka 10:00 am
July KAL @ the Studio – Casapinka @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
July KAL @ the Studio - Casapinka @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
Join us for a MKAL! Casapinka is releasing a MYSTERY Knit Along that will be perfect to do with those trunk show mini skeins! Bonus! It’s a stash buster too! And sometimes you need more ...
Summer Block Party – KAL/Class 10:00 am
Summer Block Party – KAL/Class @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Summer Block Party - KAL/Class @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
Join us for a Summer Block Party! Block party as in Afghan blocks! Who wants to make an afghan? It’s summer, you say? Challenge yourself with different techniques with individual blocks. Work on small projects ...
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Summer Block Party – KAL/Class 12:00 pm
Summer Block Party – KAL/Class @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Summer Block Party - KAL/Class @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
Join us for a Summer Block Party! Block party as in Afghan blocks! Who wants to make an afghan? It’s summer, you say? Challenge yourself with different techniques with individual blocks. Work on small projects ...
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Open Fibre Night! 2018 5:00 pm
Open Fibre Night! 2018 @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Open Fibre Night! 2018 @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
Join us every Thursday until 9pm! Plenty of Fibre Fun to be had! Bring a project to work on. Creation, conversation, inspiration, and maybe cookies! We appreciate you using supplies purchased from Michigan Fibre Studio!
Sock Construction & Magic Loop 6:00 pm
Sock Construction & Magic Loop @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sock Construction & Magic Loop @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
This class is for the knitter who is interested in learning the process of sock knitting using the Magic Loop technique but not ready to commit to knitting a pair of socks using sock weight yarn ...
July KAL @ the Studio – Casapinka 7:00 pm
July KAL @ the Studio – Casapinka @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
July KAL @ the Studio - Casapinka @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
Join us for a MKAL! Casapinka is releasing a MYSTERY Knit Along that will be perfect to do with those trunk show mini skeins! Bonus! It’s a stash buster too! And sometimes you need more ...
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July KAL @ the Studio – Casapinka 10:00 am
July KAL @ the Studio – Casapinka @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
July KAL @ the Studio - Casapinka @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
Join us for a MKAL! Casapinka is releasing a MYSTERY Knit Along that will be perfect to do with those trunk show mini skeins! Bonus! It’s a stash buster too! And sometimes you need more ...
Summer Block Party – KAL/Class 10:00 am
Summer Block Party – KAL/Class @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Summer Block Party - KAL/Class @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
Join us for a Summer Block Party! Block party as in Afghan blocks! Who wants to make an afghan? It’s summer, you say? Challenge yourself with different techniques with individual blocks. Work on small projects ...
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Summer Block Party – KAL/Class 12:00 pm
Summer Block Party – KAL/Class @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Summer Block Party - KAL/Class @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
Join us for a Summer Block Party! Block party as in Afghan blocks! Who wants to make an afghan? It’s summer, you say? Challenge yourself with different techniques with individual blocks. Work on small projects ...
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Oink Pigments Pop Up! 12:00 pm
Oink Pigments Pop Up! @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oink Pigments Pop Up! @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
Come meet Helena of Oink Pigments! ***ONE DAY ONLY*** Thursday, August 23 from noon to 9pm! Great opportunity to see Oink Pigments if you can’t make it to the Michigan Fiber Festival! Helena and Roy ...
Open Fibre Night! 2018 5:00 pm
Open Fibre Night! 2018 @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Open Fibre Night! 2018 @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
Join us every Thursday until 9pm! Plenty of Fibre Fun to be had! Bring a project to work on. Creation, conversation, inspiration, and maybe cookies! We appreciate you using supplies purchased from Michigan Fibre Studio!
July KAL @ the Studio – Casapinka 7:00 pm
July KAL @ the Studio – Casapinka @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
July KAL @ the Studio - Casapinka @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
Join us for a MKAL! Casapinka is releasing a MYSTERY Knit Along that will be perfect to do with those trunk show mini skeins! Bonus! It’s a stash buster too! And sometimes you need more ...
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July KAL @ the Studio – Casapinka 10:00 am
July KAL @ the Studio – Casapinka @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
July KAL @ the Studio - Casapinka @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
Join us for a MKAL! Casapinka is releasing a MYSTERY Knit Along that will be perfect to do with those trunk show mini skeins! Bonus! It’s a stash buster too! And sometimes you need more ...
Summer Block Party – KAL/Class 10:00 am
Summer Block Party – KAL/Class @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Summer Block Party - KAL/Class @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
Join us for a Summer Block Party! Block party as in Afghan blocks! Who wants to make an afghan? It’s summer, you say? Challenge yourself with different techniques with individual blocks. Work on small projects ...
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Summer Block Party – KAL/Class 12:00 pm
Summer Block Party – KAL/Class @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Summer Block Party - KAL/Class @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
Join us for a Summer Block Party! Block party as in Afghan blocks! Who wants to make an afghan? It’s summer, you say? Challenge yourself with different techniques with individual blocks. Work on small projects ...
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Open Fibre Night! 2018 5:00 pm
Open Fibre Night! 2018 @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Aug 30 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Open Fibre Night! 2018 @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
Join us every Thursday until 9pm! Plenty of Fibre Fun to be had! Bring a project to work on. Creation, conversation, inspiration, and maybe cookies! We appreciate you using supplies purchased from Michigan Fibre Studio!
August KAL @ the Studio – Kokoro Patterns 7:00 pm
August KAL @ the Studio – Kokoro Patterns @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
August KAL @ the Studio – Kokoro Patterns @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
It’s KAL time! Join us for Pudding Stone by Jeanne Long! Jeanne will be at the Studio for the opening session on Thursday, August 30th! The pattern is available on Ravelry for $6.00. We are ...
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July KAL @ the Studio – Casapinka @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Join us for a MKAL!

Casapinka is releasing a MYSTERY Knit Along that will be perfect to do with those trunk show mini skeins! Bonus! It’s a stash buster too! And sometimes you need more yarn because you don’t have quite the right color. We got you!

Grab your mini skeins and your leftover fingering weight from projects past and plan your color order!

Be sure to read all the details on color in the links provided.

The pattern is available on Ravelry for $6.00. We are a Ravelry friendly shop so please consider purchasing the pattern through us if you plan to KAL with us!

We have Mountain Colors Twizzlefoot mini skeins that would make great “jewel” colors!

We also have a few Why Knot Fibers mini skeins in house still. Who couldn’t use a little more cashmere in their life?

KAL times:
Starting
Thursday July 19 from 7p – 9p
Saturday July 21 from 10a – noon
Running Thursday and Saturday for 6 weeks ending Saturday August 25th!

Yarn:
12 colors of approx 133 yds each = 1,596 yds total
OR
Stash bust several colors to get the yardage

Difficulty:
Beginner to Intermediate

On the Ravelry page:
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-crown-wools

The Crown Wools MKAL begins July 19. 2 clues per week for 6 weeks, 12 mini-skeins (details linked below.)

Your wooly crown jewels will be in shawl form (of approximately 80” X 17” depending on the yarn, similar in shape to my Goldfish Memory shawl.)

Details can be found in my group. Please read them – all of the details are right here!
https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/casapinka/3792904/1-25

Designed to be a STATEMENT PIECE, go as crazy or as tame with your colors as you like. I plan to wear mine like a giant necklace wrapped around a couple of times with black or neutral colors on the rest of me…and unlike the crown jewels, the CROWN WOOLS can be worn everywhere, from subway to airplane, to wine store and Rubik’s Cube competitions.

Remember that jewels come in every color of the rainbow, so pink diamonds, orange rubies, etc. are encouraged. And if you think you just need a giant sapphire or all the shades of taupe and brown you can find, power to you. Maybe you hate diamonds and like tourmalines or neon plastic “gems” – fine – they are YOUR jewels and you get to choose! Are speckled and variegated yarns ok? Of course.

Signup begins June 19, one month before the start of the MKAL.

1. Begins July 19. Two clues per week over six weeks. The shape is a parallelogram, or asymmetric rectangle, similar in shape to Goldfish Memory. The design is done in 12 skeins of Miss Babs Toes and kits will be available in several colors from Miss Babs as well as other dyers.

2. Requires 12 different fingering weight mini skeins,133 yards each. However, if you are stash diving or want to use smaller mini skeins, you can make up for it by just using more of them. As long as you like the colors in the order you place them, you will be just fine. Just continue to follow the clues and change yarns as needed.

3. Colors There will be very little mixing of colors, unlike some of my patterns. This is so you can place your colors in order and know that you like them together. They will be ordered 1-12 and you can play around with color to find the order that you like. Fade sets, two gradient sets of 6 skeins each in colors that you like together (say a blue and orange gradient set) also work (see one of my favorites, belwo), stash yarn is encouraged (all of those leftovers – time to get them out and turn them into gemstones!) speckles are encouraged (our jewels are allowed to have inclusions and imperfections!) Variegated yarn, solid yarn etc. is all just fabulous.

4. Yarns There is a separate page here in the group that has links to participating dyers as they begin to advertise. It will be updated as other join in. Miss Babs plans to begin selling her kits around June 23 and will have several combinations including the one I’m using.

5. Difficulty It is written for beginning to intermediate. There are a range of different stitches to keep things interesting, interspersed with more easy stitches for relaxing (like a lot of my patterns.) For the intermediate level sections, there is a always a simpler alternative that you can use, so if you don’t want to use any of the techniques that you 1. Don’t like, or 2. Find too difficult (i,e, there is a bit of lace), then you just do the alternative! If you love a stitch that you did in a previous clue, you can go back and use it instead of the one that is in the clue. This can truly be YOUR own design.

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!

Join anytime!

Summer Block Party – KAL/Class @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Join us for a Summer Block Party!

Block party as in Afghan blocks!

Who wants to make an afghan? It’s summer, you say? Challenge yourself with different techniques with individual blocks. Work on small projects this summer and then seam them together for a full size afghan later this fall.

Don’t want to make a blanket? You can use knitted blocks for a variety of projects. Make a:
pillow
bag
wall hanging
shawl
jacket
skirt
Possibilities are endless!

Prerequisites: The student must be able to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off.

Skills Taught: This is a KAL but also a class. You get to pick what block you want to make with help available. Skills learned depend on the afghan blocks chosen.

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 in store. Purchasing supplies and patterns supports designers and your LYS.

Dates:
Tuesdays from noon – 2pm and
Saturdays from 10a – noon
in July and August
Times can change depending on interest!

Cost: $5.00 per session or purchase 5 sessions for $20.00
$5.00 individual session
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=DSCR2PJM976SN

$20.00 for 5 sessions
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=YZZNGCF24M2T4

Materials: To be purchased at Michigan Fibre Studio.
Worsted weight yarn and appropriate sized needles.

Here are a few suggestions on patterns to use:

Knitterati Afghan 2017 by Cascade Yarns https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/knitterati-afghan
The whole pattern is available for $5 online.

Gradient Lapghan 2018 by Cascade Yarns
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/gradient-lapghan
This pattern is still being released over the course of the next year. Six blocks have been released.

Knitting Block by Block by Nicky Epstein, available on Amazon.
Affiliate Link: http://amzn.to/2ns1UL3
I personally have this book and love it! I will be making a few blocks from it.

The Great American Afghan Book – This is a classic afghan square book. It is out of print and a little harder to find.

Afghan Blocks by Woolly Thoughts (oldie but goodie!)
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/afghan-squares-1

Do a Ravelry search for “Afghan Blocks” and put your own design together!

Join anytime!

Please call or come into the studio to sign up and reserve your spot! 616.551.1273

***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

Aug
21
Tue
Summer Block Party – KAL/Class @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm


Join us for a Summer Block Party!

Block party as in Afghan blocks!

Who wants to make an afghan? It’s summer, you say? Challenge yourself with different techniques with individual blocks. Work on small projects this summer and then seam them together for a full size afghan later this fall.

Don’t want to make a blanket? You can use knitted blocks for a variety of projects. Make a:
pillow
bag
wall hanging
shawl
jacket
skirt
Possibilities are endless!

Prerequisites: The student must be able to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off.

Skills Taught: This is a KAL but also a class. You get to pick what block you want to make with help available. Skills learned depend on the afghan blocks chosen.

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 in store. Purchasing supplies and patterns supports designers and your LYS.

Dates:
Tuesdays from noon – 2pm and
Saturdays from 10a – noon
in July and August
Times can change depending on interest!

Cost: $5.00 per session or purchase 5 sessions for $20.00
$5.00 individual session
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=DSCR2PJM976SN

$20.00 for 5 sessions
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=YZZNGCF24M2T4

Materials: To be purchased at Michigan Fibre Studio.
Worsted weight yarn and appropriate sized needles.

Here are a few suggestions on patterns to use:

Knitterati Afghan 2017 by Cascade Yarns https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/knitterati-afghan
The whole pattern is available for $5 online.

Gradient Lapghan 2018 by Cascade Yarns
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/gradient-lapghan
This pattern is still being released over the course of the next year. Six blocks have been released.

Knitting Block by Block by Nicky Epstein, available on Amazon.
Affiliate Link: http://amzn.to/2ns1UL3
I personally have this book and love it! I will be making a few blocks from it.

The Great American Afghan Book – This is a classic afghan square book. It is out of print and a little harder to find.

Afghan Blocks by Woolly Thoughts (oldie but goodie!)
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/afghan-squares-1

Do a Ravelry search for “Afghan Blocks” and put your own design together!

Join anytime!

Please call or come into the studio to sign up and reserve your spot! 616.551.1273

***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

Aug
23
Thu
Oink Pigments Pop Up! @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come meet Helena of Oink Pigments!

***ONE DAY ONLY***

Thursday, August 23 from noon to 9pm!

Great opportunity to see Oink Pigments if you can’t make it to the Michigan Fiber Festival!

Helena and Roy G. Pig are bringing trunks full of yarn & fibery goodness to Michigan Fibre Studio! Come see what fabulous things they’ve been cooking up at this one-day trunk show.

Established in 2010, Oink Pigments is a purveyor of small-batch, indie-dyed yarns in Vista CA (San Diego) and Indianapolis IN. Our team (Alexa, Helena, and Julie) is a trio of strong-willed women who love pigs, puns, and purls (and parentheses). Our bright and playful yarns and fibers are 100% USA made from sheep to shelf (yes, even the sheep are Americans).

Yarns:

Oink Lace: $29.00
100g/820yds, 100% Domestic Superwash Merino 2-ply

Oink Sock: $28.00
100g/420yds, 90% Domestic Superwash Merino/10% Nylon 8-ply

Oink Targhee Sock: $28.00 (NEW)
100g/400yds, 90% Domestic Superwash Targhee/10% Nylon 3-ply

Jewls: $29.00
115/430yds, 60% Superwash Merino/30% Bamboo/10% Nylon -ply

Disco: $30.00
115/405yds, 92% Superwash Merino/8% Lurex Sparkle -ply

Nimbus: $33.00
100/410yds, 80% Superwash Merino/10% Cashmere/10% Nylon 3-ply

Oink Sock Pigtails: $10
25g/105yds, 90% Domestic Superwash Merino/10% Nylon 8-ply

Oink Sport: $27.00
100g/345yds, 100% Domestic Superwash Merino 2-ply

Oink DK: $26.00
100g/270yds, 100% Domestic Superwash Merino 4-ply

Oink Worsted: $26.00
100g/230yds, 100% Domestic Superwash Merino 4-ply

Oink Bulky: $26.00
100g/120yds, 100% Domestic Superwash Merino 3-ply

Helix $32.00
100g/400yds, 50% Domestic Alpaca/30% Domestic Merino/20% Silk 3-ply

Fluff & Stuff:
Oink Fluff: $24.00
4oz braid, 100% Domestic Superwash Targhee Wool Top

Oink Knotty Fluff $6.00 or 4 for $22
1oz knot, 100% Domestic Targhee Wool Top (feltable)

Silky Fluff: $30
4oz braid, 75% BFL, 25% Tussah Silk (feltable) Top

Scarf: $34.00
100% Habotai Silk Circle Scarf, 21″W x 72″ around;
Made in China, Hand-dyed in the USA

Tiny Skein Earrings: $14.00
Hypoallergenic Surgical Steel Leverback posts; Oink Pigments Yarn. Hand-made in the USA.

Web: www.oinkpigments.com
IG: https://www.instagram.com/oinkpigments/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/oinkpigments
Etsy: http://oinkpigments.etsy.com/

Open Fibre Night! 2018 @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us every Thursday until 9pm! Plenty of Fibre Fun to be had!

Bring a project to work on.

Creation, conversation, inspiration, and maybe cookies!

We appreciate you using supplies purchased from Michigan Fibre Studio!

July KAL @ the Studio – Casapinka @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Join us for a MKAL!

Casapinka is releasing a MYSTERY Knit Along that will be perfect to do with those trunk show mini skeins! Bonus! It’s a stash buster too! And sometimes you need more yarn because you don’t have quite the right color. We got you!

Grab your mini skeins and your leftover fingering weight from projects past and plan your color order!

Be sure to read all the details on color in the links provided.

The pattern is available on Ravelry for $6.00. We are a Ravelry friendly shop so please consider purchasing the pattern through us if you plan to KAL with us!

We have Mountain Colors Twizzlefoot mini skeins that would make great “jewel” colors!

We also have a few Why Knot Fibers mini skeins in house still. Who couldn’t use a little more cashmere in their life?

KAL times:
Starting
Thursday July 19 from 7p – 9p
Saturday July 21 from 10a – noon
Running Thursday and Saturday for 6 weeks ending Saturday August 25th!

Yarn:
12 colors of approx 133 yds each = 1,596 yds total
OR
Stash bust several colors to get the yardage

Difficulty:
Beginner to Intermediate

On the Ravelry page:
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-crown-wools

The Crown Wools MKAL begins July 19. 2 clues per week for 6 weeks, 12 mini-skeins (details linked below.)

Your wooly crown jewels will be in shawl form (of approximately 80” X 17” depending on the yarn, similar in shape to my Goldfish Memory shawl.)

Details can be found in my group. Please read them – all of the details are right here!
https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/casapinka/3792904/1-25

Designed to be a STATEMENT PIECE, go as crazy or as tame with your colors as you like. I plan to wear mine like a giant necklace wrapped around a couple of times with black or neutral colors on the rest of me…and unlike the crown jewels, the CROWN WOOLS can be worn everywhere, from subway to airplane, to wine store and Rubik’s Cube competitions.

Remember that jewels come in every color of the rainbow, so pink diamonds, orange rubies, etc. are encouraged. And if you think you just need a giant sapphire or all the shades of taupe and brown you can find, power to you. Maybe you hate diamonds and like tourmalines or neon plastic “gems” – fine – they are YOUR jewels and you get to choose! Are speckled and variegated yarns ok? Of course.

Signup begins June 19, one month before the start of the MKAL.

1. Begins July 19. Two clues per week over six weeks. The shape is a parallelogram, or asymmetric rectangle, similar in shape to Goldfish Memory. The design is done in 12 skeins of Miss Babs Toes and kits will be available in several colors from Miss Babs as well as other dyers.

2. Requires 12 different fingering weight mini skeins,133 yards each. However, if you are stash diving or want to use smaller mini skeins, you can make up for it by just using more of them. As long as you like the colors in the order you place them, you will be just fine. Just continue to follow the clues and change yarns as needed.

3. Colors There will be very little mixing of colors, unlike some of my patterns. This is so you can place your colors in order and know that you like them together. They will be ordered 1-12 and you can play around with color to find the order that you like. Fade sets, two gradient sets of 6 skeins each in colors that you like together (say a blue and orange gradient set) also work (see one of my favorites, belwo), stash yarn is encouraged (all of those leftovers – time to get them out and turn them into gemstones!) speckles are encouraged (our jewels are allowed to have inclusions and imperfections!) Variegated yarn, solid yarn etc. is all just fabulous.

4. Yarns There is a separate page here in the group that has links to participating dyers as they begin to advertise. It will be updated as other join in. Miss Babs plans to begin selling her kits around June 23 and will have several combinations including the one I’m using.

5. Difficulty It is written for beginning to intermediate. There are a range of different stitches to keep things interesting, interspersed with more easy stitches for relaxing (like a lot of my patterns.) For the intermediate level sections, there is a always a simpler alternative that you can use, so if you don’t want to use any of the techniques that you 1. Don’t like, or 2. Find too difficult (i,e, there is a bit of lace), then you just do the alternative! If you love a stitch that you did in a previous clue, you can go back and use it instead of the one that is in the clue. This can truly be YOUR own design.

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!

Join anytime!

Aug
25
Sat
July KAL @ the Studio – Casapinka @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Join us for a MKAL!

Casapinka is releasing a MYSTERY Knit Along that will be perfect to do with those trunk show mini skeins! Bonus! It’s a stash buster too! And sometimes you need more yarn because you don’t have quite the right color. We got you!

Grab your mini skeins and your leftover fingering weight from projects past and plan your color order!

Be sure to read all the details on color in the links provided.

The pattern is available on Ravelry for $6.00. We are a Ravelry friendly shop so please consider purchasing the pattern through us if you plan to KAL with us!

We have Mountain Colors Twizzlefoot mini skeins that would make great “jewel” colors!

We also have a few Why Knot Fibers mini skeins in house still. Who couldn’t use a little more cashmere in their life?

KAL times:
Starting
Thursday July 19 from 7p – 9p
Saturday July 21 from 10a – noon
Running Thursday and Saturday for 6 weeks ending Saturday August 25th!

Yarn:
12 colors of approx 133 yds each = 1,596 yds total
OR
Stash bust several colors to get the yardage

Difficulty:
Beginner to Intermediate

On the Ravelry page:
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-crown-wools

The Crown Wools MKAL begins July 19. 2 clues per week for 6 weeks, 12 mini-skeins (details linked below.)

Your wooly crown jewels will be in shawl form (of approximately 80” X 17” depending on the yarn, similar in shape to my Goldfish Memory shawl.)

Details can be found in my group. Please read them – all of the details are right here!
https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/casapinka/3792904/1-25

Designed to be a STATEMENT PIECE, go as crazy or as tame with your colors as you like. I plan to wear mine like a giant necklace wrapped around a couple of times with black or neutral colors on the rest of me…and unlike the crown jewels, the CROWN WOOLS can be worn everywhere, from subway to airplane, to wine store and Rubik’s Cube competitions.

Remember that jewels come in every color of the rainbow, so pink diamonds, orange rubies, etc. are encouraged. And if you think you just need a giant sapphire or all the shades of taupe and brown you can find, power to you. Maybe you hate diamonds and like tourmalines or neon plastic “gems” – fine – they are YOUR jewels and you get to choose! Are speckled and variegated yarns ok? Of course.

Signup begins June 19, one month before the start of the MKAL.

1. Begins July 19. Two clues per week over six weeks. The shape is a parallelogram, or asymmetric rectangle, similar in shape to Goldfish Memory. The design is done in 12 skeins of Miss Babs Toes and kits will be available in several colors from Miss Babs as well as other dyers.

2. Requires 12 different fingering weight mini skeins,133 yards each. However, if you are stash diving or want to use smaller mini skeins, you can make up for it by just using more of them. As long as you like the colors in the order you place them, you will be just fine. Just continue to follow the clues and change yarns as needed.

3. Colors There will be very little mixing of colors, unlike some of my patterns. This is so you can place your colors in order and know that you like them together. They will be ordered 1-12 and you can play around with color to find the order that you like. Fade sets, two gradient sets of 6 skeins each in colors that you like together (say a blue and orange gradient set) also work (see one of my favorites, belwo), stash yarn is encouraged (all of those leftovers – time to get them out and turn them into gemstones!) speckles are encouraged (our jewels are allowed to have inclusions and imperfections!) Variegated yarn, solid yarn etc. is all just fabulous.

4. Yarns There is a separate page here in the group that has links to participating dyers as they begin to advertise. It will be updated as other join in. Miss Babs plans to begin selling her kits around June 23 and will have several combinations including the one I’m using.

5. Difficulty It is written for beginning to intermediate. There are a range of different stitches to keep things interesting, interspersed with more easy stitches for relaxing (like a lot of my patterns.) For the intermediate level sections, there is a always a simpler alternative that you can use, so if you don’t want to use any of the techniques that you 1. Don’t like, or 2. Find too difficult (i,e, there is a bit of lace), then you just do the alternative! If you love a stitch that you did in a previous clue, you can go back and use it instead of the one that is in the clue. This can truly be YOUR own design.

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!

Join anytime!

Summer Block Party – KAL/Class @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Join us for a Summer Block Party!

Block party as in Afghan blocks!

Who wants to make an afghan? It’s summer, you say? Challenge yourself with different techniques with individual blocks. Work on small projects this summer and then seam them together for a full size afghan later this fall.

Don’t want to make a blanket? You can use knitted blocks for a variety of projects. Make a:
pillow
bag
wall hanging
shawl
jacket
skirt
Possibilities are endless!

Prerequisites: The student must be able to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off.

Skills Taught: This is a KAL but also a class. You get to pick what block you want to make with help available. Skills learned depend on the afghan blocks chosen.

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 in store. Purchasing supplies and patterns supports designers and your LYS.

Dates:
Tuesdays from noon – 2pm and
Saturdays from 10a – noon
in July and August
Times can change depending on interest!

Cost: $5.00 per session or purchase 5 sessions for $20.00
$5.00 individual session
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=DSCR2PJM976SN

$20.00 for 5 sessions
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=YZZNGCF24M2T4

Materials: To be purchased at Michigan Fibre Studio.
Worsted weight yarn and appropriate sized needles.

Here are a few suggestions on patterns to use:

Knitterati Afghan 2017 by Cascade Yarns https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/knitterati-afghan
The whole pattern is available for $5 online.

Gradient Lapghan 2018 by Cascade Yarns
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/gradient-lapghan
This pattern is still being released over the course of the next year. Six blocks have been released.

Knitting Block by Block by Nicky Epstein, available on Amazon.
Affiliate Link: http://amzn.to/2ns1UL3
I personally have this book and love it! I will be making a few blocks from it.

The Great American Afghan Book – This is a classic afghan square book. It is out of print and a little harder to find.

Afghan Blocks by Woolly Thoughts (oldie but goodie!)
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/afghan-squares-1

Do a Ravelry search for “Afghan Blocks” and put your own design together!

Join anytime!

Please call or come into the studio to sign up and reserve your spot! 616.551.1273

***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

Aug
28
Tue
Summer Block Party – KAL/Class @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm


Join us for a Summer Block Party!

Block party as in Afghan blocks!

Who wants to make an afghan? It’s summer, you say? Challenge yourself with different techniques with individual blocks. Work on small projects this summer and then seam them together for a full size afghan later this fall.

Don’t want to make a blanket? You can use knitted blocks for a variety of projects. Make a:
pillow
bag
wall hanging
shawl
jacket
skirt
Possibilities are endless!

Prerequisites: The student must be able to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off.

Skills Taught: This is a KAL but also a class. You get to pick what block you want to make with help available. Skills learned depend on the afghan blocks chosen.

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 in store. Purchasing supplies and patterns supports designers and your LYS.

Dates:
Tuesdays from noon – 2pm and
Saturdays from 10a – noon
in July and August
Times can change depending on interest!

Cost: $5.00 per session or purchase 5 sessions for $20.00
$5.00 individual session
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=DSCR2PJM976SN

$20.00 for 5 sessions
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=YZZNGCF24M2T4

Materials: To be purchased at Michigan Fibre Studio.
Worsted weight yarn and appropriate sized needles.

Here are a few suggestions on patterns to use:

Knitterati Afghan 2017 by Cascade Yarns https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/knitterati-afghan
The whole pattern is available for $5 online.

Gradient Lapghan 2018 by Cascade Yarns
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/gradient-lapghan
This pattern is still being released over the course of the next year. Six blocks have been released.

Knitting Block by Block by Nicky Epstein, available on Amazon.
Affiliate Link: http://amzn.to/2ns1UL3
I personally have this book and love it! I will be making a few blocks from it.

The Great American Afghan Book – This is a classic afghan square book. It is out of print and a little harder to find.

Afghan Blocks by Woolly Thoughts (oldie but goodie!)
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/afghan-squares-1

Do a Ravelry search for “Afghan Blocks” and put your own design together!

Join anytime!

Please call or come into the studio to sign up and reserve your spot! 616.551.1273

***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

Aug
30
Thu
Open Fibre Night! 2018 @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Aug 30 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us every Thursday until 9pm! Plenty of Fibre Fun to be had!

Bring a project to work on.

Creation, conversation, inspiration, and maybe cookies!

We appreciate you using supplies purchased from Michigan Fibre Studio!