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Spinning Wednesday! 5:00 pm
Spinning Wednesday! @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Sep 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spinning Wednesday! @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
Spinning Wednesday! Repeats every other Wednesday! Come in anytime. Open until 8pm. Bring your drop spindle! Bring your wheel! Check out the pretties! Come join us!
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Open Fibre Night! 5:00 pm
Open Fibre Night! @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Sep 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Open Fibre Night! @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
Bring any project to work on! Repeats every Thursday!
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Birdie Knits Trunk Show 10:00 am
Birdie Knits Trunk Show @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – Sep 16 @ 4:00 pm
Birdie Knits Trunk Show @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
At Michigan Fibre Studio, we are always looking for new and exciting hand dyed fiber for you! We are pleased to have in the Studio: Birdie Knits! Beautiful 100% Organic Cotton. Hand Dyed in Florida! ...
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Open Fibre Night! 5:00 pm
Open Fibre Night! @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Sep 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Open Fibre Night! @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
Bring any project to work on! Repeats every Thursday!
Sweater Series! Fall 2017 Edition 7:00 pm
Sweater Series! Fall 2017 Edition @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sweater Series! Fall 2017 Edition @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
This series is tailored for you! After you choose your favorite sweater pattern this class will guide you through all the steps necessary for knitting a sweater that fits. We will start by considering yarn ...
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Spinning Wednesday! 5:00 pm
Spinning Wednesday! @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spinning Wednesday! @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
Spinning Wednesday! Repeats every other Wednesday! Come in anytime. Open until 8pm. Bring your drop spindle! Bring your wheel! Check out the pretties! Come join us!
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Open Fibre Night! 5:00 pm
Open Fibre Night! @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Open Fibre Night! @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
Bring any project to work on! Repeats every Thursday!
Knitting BASICS! 101 7:00 pm
Knitting BASICS! 101 @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Knitting BASICS! 101 @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
You see people knitting everywhere you go and think to yourself that you’ve always wanted to learn but haven’t had the time…or patience…or skill. Well here’s your chance! Designed for absolute beginners or for those ...
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Crochet BASICS! 101 10:00 am
Crochet BASICS! 101 @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Crochet BASICS! 101 @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
Description: Learn crochet basics! In this class you will learn enough of the basic skills to get started on a dish cloth that will help you to practice your stitches and be able to read ...
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Indie Fiber Trunk Show
Indie Fiber Trunk Show @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Sep 26 – Sep 30 all-day
Indie Fiber Trunk Show @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
************* It’s Spinzilla Time! ****************** Two stores partnering together this year with a team – Fibre Benders! We are teaming up with Threadbender Yarn Shop for a great Spinzilla event! In preparation of Spinzilla October ...
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Open Fibre Night! 5:00 pm
Open Fibre Night! @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Open Fibre Night! @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
Bring any project to work on! Repeats every Thursday!
Sweater Series! Fall 2017 Edition 7:00 pm
Sweater Series! Fall 2017 Edition @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sweater Series! Fall 2017 Edition @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
This series is tailored for you! After you choose your favorite sweater pattern this class will guide you through all the steps necessary for knitting a sweater that fits. We will start by considering yarn ...
Finishing Workshop 4:00 pm
Finishing Workshop @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Finishing Workshop @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
  The pieces have been knitted .The pattern says weave in ends and finish – huh? No more explanation than that, now what? The Finishing workshop is for you! Learn the ins and outs of ...
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Friday Fibre Ball 5:00 pm
Friday Fibre Ball @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 12:00 am
Friday Fibre Ball @ Michigan Fibre Studio | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States
Come join us for the monthly Friday Fibre Ball! We are open until the midnight hour! Bring your wheel, needles, hooks, or pins and create with us! Feel free to bring snacks to share (not ...
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Open Fibre Night! @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fiber Addiction KAL
Bring any project to work on!

Repeats every Thursday!

Knitting BASICS! 101 @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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You see people knitting everywhere you go and think to yourself that you’ve always wanted to learn but haven’t had the time…or patience…or skill. Well here’s your chance! Designed for absolute beginners or for those who are still learning the basics, you’ll get a solid foundation of knitting fundamentals in our Beginning Knitting Workshop.

Prerequisites: None

Skills taught: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off, common mistakes and fixes

Dates: Thursday, Sept 21 from 7p – 9p

Materials: 20% off materials with sign up

  • Bamboo needles size 8
  • Cotton yarn

Class Size: Maximum of 6

Instructor: Heather Havens

Reserve your spot by purchasing tickets above, register in person or call the Studio! 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

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Crochet BASICS! 101 @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Description: Learn crochet basics! In this class you will learn enough of the basic skills to get started on a dish cloth that will help you to practice your stitches and be able to read the pattern.

Prerequisites: None

Skills taught: Chain, single crochet, double crochet and how to read a simple written pattern.

Dates: Saturday, Sept 23 from 10a – noon

Materials: 20% off with class sign up!
Crochet hook size H
Cotton yarn

Class Size: Min 2, Max 6

Instructor: Karin Sajdak

Reserve your spot by purchasing tickets above, register in person or call the Studio! 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

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Indie Fiber Trunk Show @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Sep 26 – Sep 30 all-day

************* It’s Spinzilla Time! ******************

Two stores partnering together this year with a team – Fibre Benders! We are teaming up with Threadbender Yarn Shop for a great Spinzilla event!

In preparation of Spinzilla October 2 – 8, we have gathered the best of locally dyed fiber for your spinning stash!

We will have a special trunk show set up from 9/26 – 9/30 showcasing a variety of local and indie talent!

Bricolage Studios
CJ Kopec Creations
Circle R Ranch Alpacas
Creative Birdcage Shop
Michigan Spinning Company
Misha’s Obsessions
Nebula Fiber Collective

Here is the timeline of dates and events:

September 1 – 30 – Spinner Registration – Team: Fibre Benders Cost per participant is $15

Link to registraton: http://www.tnna.org/general/custom.asp?page=SpinRegistration

Don’t forget to join our Ravelry group: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/spinzilla/topics/3671441

Don’t forget to check back for more details!

Sep
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Open Fibre Night! @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fiber Addiction KAL
Bring any project to work on!

Repeats every Thursday!

Sweater Series! Fall 2017 Edition @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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This series is tailored for you! After you choose your favorite sweater pattern this class will guide you through all the steps necessary for knitting a sweater that fits. We will start by considering yarn fibers and weights, move to size and fit, learn the importance of gauge and swatching, cover techniques, and finally we will focus on finishing and care of garment. The class will concentrate on sweater basics as well as provide individual instruction.

Prerequisites: The student must be able to cast on, knit, purl and bind off as well as have some previous experience knitting and completing a project.

Skills Taught: Sweater construction, checking gauge, pattern reading, techniques, life lines and correcting mistakes.

Dates:
Thursday, September 14 & 28, October 12 & 26, November 9 from 7-9 pm.

Cost: $100.00

Materials: To be purchased at Michigan Fibre Studio.

All class supplies purchased at Michigan FIbre Studio are entitled to a 20% student discount

 Pattern of your choosing. Please select and purchase your pattern prior to first class. (unsure of a pattern? Check out the Sweater Series Bundle on our Ravelry page)

Bring two copies of pattern to first class.

 Yarn to be purchased after first class.

Class size: 4 students.

A Ravelry account is strongly suggested. It will make searching for patterns easier.

Check out the Michigan Fibre Studio Sweater Series Bundle here!

 

Instructor: Amy Gallmeyer Knitting

Please call or stop in 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

Finishing Workshop @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 

The pieces have been knitted .The pattern says weave in ends and finish – huh? No more explanation than that, now what? The Finishing workshop is for you! Learn the ins and outs of seaming, picking up stitches for button bands, and weaving in ends.

Prerequisites: This class is for the intermediate knitter who has already completed projects in the past but wants to polish their finishing skills.

Skills Taught: Finishing techniques.

Dates: Thursday, September 28 from 4 – 6 pm.

To bring to class:
 Knitting tool kit: scissors, tapestry needle, pins, tape measure, left over yarn from project.

Homework: Make two swatches in garter stitch using a light colored worsted weight yarn and US 7 or 8 needles. Cast on 14 stitches and work in garter for 4 inches and bind off.

Make two more swatches this time in stockinette using a light colored worsted weight yarn and US 7 or 8 needles. Again, cast on 14 stitches and work in stockinette for 4 inches and bind off. Block all four swatches.

Cost: $20.00

Class Size: Minimum of 4 students, maximum of 8.

Instructor: Amy Gallmeyer Knitting

Please call or stop in 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

Photo credit: creativeknittingmagazine.com

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Friday Fibre Ball @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 12:00 am

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Come join us for the monthly Friday Fibre Ball!

We are open until the midnight hour! Bring your wheel, needles, hooks, or pins and create with us!

Feel free to bring snacks to share (not a requirement). BYOB if you want. Your favorite chair is recommended!

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Spinzilla! @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Oct 2 – Oct 8 all-day

************* It’s Spinzilla Time! ******************

It’s Spinzilla Time!

Two stores partnering together this year with a team – Fibre Benders! Michigan Fibre Studio and Threadbender Yarn Shop are coming together for a great Spinzilla event!

See store hours below.

What is Spinzilla?
Spinzilla is a global event where teams and individuals compete in a friendly challenge to see who can spin the most yarn in a week!

Spinzilla’s Goals
*To raise awareness about the joy of spinning yarn by hand
*To empower spinners to spin more
*To connect spinners locally and globally
*To fund educational programs for the spinners and weavers of tomorrow
*To support small fiber-related businesses

Here is the timeline of dates and events:

Spinzilla Information & Rules: www.spinzilla.org

Our Team Name: Fibre Benders

September 1 – 30 – Spinner Registration – Cost per participant is $15

Link to registraton: http://www.tnna.org/general/custom.asp?page=SpinRegistration

Don’t forget to join our Ravelry group: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/spinzilla/topics/3671441

Fibre Benders Team Members will receive a special coupon from each store!

September 26 – 30 – Indie Fiber Trunk Show (variety of indie dyers) @ Michigan Fibre Studio

October 1 – 8 – Frabjous Fibers, Indie Fiber, and two local farms Trunk Shows @ Threadbender Yarn Shop (new location on Wilson!)

October 2 – 8 – Spinzilla ~ A Monster of a Spinning Week:

Friday, September 29 Fiber prep @Michigan Fibre Studio 5p-9p
Come join us at our late night 9/29! Drum carders and hand carders available for fiber prepping!

Monday, October 2 Spinzilla kicks off at 12:01a (no in-store events)
Tuesday, October 3 Spinning @Michigan Fibre Studio 5p-9p
Wednesday, October 4 Spinning @Threadbender Yarn Shop 5p-9p
Thursday, October 5 Spinning @Michigan Fibre Studio 5p-9p
Friday, October 6 Spinning @Threadbender Yarn Shop 5p-9p
Saturday, October 7 Spinning @Michigan Fibre Studio 10a-4p
Sunday, October 8 Spinning @Threadbender Yarn Shop 12p-4p

We will also have days and times for counting yardage once we find out the deadline for turning it all in to Spinzilla.

Feel free to bring your wheel or spindle anytime during business hours to either shop! Spinning does not have to be done in store though. You may spin from anywhere! Last year, we had a spinner bring a drop spindle to the symphony, a woman drop spinning while hiking in Iceland, people spinning on their lunch breaks at work…get creative! And if you spin a mile (1,760 yards), you will be entered in Spinzilla’s prize pool to potentially win something. Anyone who registers is also registered to win random prizes. It’s all about the fun during this week!

Please note: if you are bringing fleece or fiber to spin for this event that have been purchased elsewhere, we only require that it has been thoroughly cleaned first.

Special hours for this week for both shops:
Michigan Fibre Studio
Monday 10/2 – Closed
Tuesday 10/3 – 12p – 9p
Wednesday 10/4 – 12p – 6p
Thursday 10/5 – 12p – 9p
Friday 10/6 – 12p – 6p
Saturday 10/7 – 10a – 4p
Sunday 10/8 – Closed

Threadbender Yarn Shop
Monday 10/2 – 10a – 5p
Tuesday 10/3 – 10a – 7p
Wednesday 10/4 – 10a – 9p
Thursday 10/5 – 10a – 5p
Friday 10/6 – 10a – 9p
Saturday 10/7 – 10a – 5p
Sunday 10/8 – 12p – 4p

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Spinzilla Spin Night @ Michigan Fibre Studio
Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

************* It’s Spinzilla Time! ******************

It’s Spinzilla Time!

Two stores partnering together this year with a team – Fibre Benders! Michigan Fibre Studio and Threadbender Yarn Shop are coming together for a great Spinzilla event!

See store hours below.

What is Spinzilla?
Spinzilla is a global event where teams and individuals compete in a friendly challenge to see who can spin the most yarn in a week!

Spinzilla’s Goals
*To raise awareness about the joy of spinning yarn by hand
*To empower spinners to spin more
*To connect spinners locally and globally
*To fund educational programs for the spinners and weavers of tomorrow
*To support small fiber-related businesses

Here is the timeline of dates and events:

Spinzilla Information & Rules: www.spinzilla.org

Our Team Name: Fibre Benders

September 1 – 30 – Spinner Registration – Cost per participant is $15

Link to registraton: http://www.tnna.org/general/custom.asp?page=SpinRegistration

Don’t forget to join our Ravelry group: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/spinzilla/topics/3671441

Fibre Benders Team Members will receive a special coupon from each store!

September 26 – 30 – Indie Fiber Trunk Show (variety of indie dyers) @ Michigan Fibre Studio

October 1 – 8 – Frabjous Fibers, Indie Fiber, and two local farms Trunk Shows @ Threadbender Yarn Shop (new location on Wilson!)

October 2 – 8 – Spinzilla ~ A Monster of a Spinning Week:

Friday, September 29 Fiber prep @Michigan Fibre Studio 5p-9p
Come join us at our late night 9/29! Drum carders and hand carders available for fiber prepping!

Monday, October 2 Spinzilla kicks off at 12:01a (no in-store events)
Tuesday, October 3 Spinning @Michigan Fibre Studio 5p-9p
Wednesday, October 4 Spinning @Threadbender Yarn Shop 5p-9p
Thursday, October 5 Spinning @Michigan Fibre Studio 5p-9p
Friday, October 6 Spinning @Threadbender Yarn Shop 5p-9p
Saturday, October 7 Spinning @Michigan Fibre Studio 10a-4p
Sunday, October 8 Spinning @Threadbender Yarn Shop 12p-4p

We will also have days and times for counting yardage once we find out the deadline for turning it all in to Spinzilla.

Feel free to bring your wheel or spindle anytime during business hours to either shop! Spinning does not have to be done in store though. You may spin from anywhere! Last year, we had a spinner bring a drop spindle to the symphony, a woman drop spinning while hiking in Iceland, people spinning on their lunch breaks at work…get creative! And if you spin a mile (1,760 yards), you will be entered in Spinzilla’s prize pool to potentially win something. Anyone who registers is also registered to win random prizes. It’s all about the fun during this week!

Please note: if you are bringing fleece or fiber to spin for this event that have been purchased elsewhere, we only require that it has been thoroughly cleaned first.

Special hours for this week for both shops:
Michigan Fibre Studio
Monday 10/2 – Closed
Tuesday 10/3 – 12p – 9p
Wednesday 10/4 – 12p – 6p
Thursday 10/5 – 12p – 9p
Friday 10/6 – 12p – 6p
Saturday 10/7 – 10a – 4p
Sunday 10/8 – Closed

Threadbender Yarn Shop
Monday 10/2 – 10a – 5p
Tuesday 10/3 – 10a – 7p
Wednesday 10/4 – 10a – 9p
Thursday 10/5 – 10a – 5p
Friday 10/6 – 10a – 9p
Saturday 10/7 – 10a – 5p
Sunday 10/8 – 12p – 4p