Despite the rain and snow(!) last weekend, we are ready to see everyone at THE Fiber Festival of New England!
Our brand new exclusive shawl kits are selling out very quickly, so be sure to stop by our booth (410/411 East) early for the best selection of colorways! People love the delicate lace in Ice Rain and the vibrant colors in Nymphaea.
Usually the amazing tsocks from Art For Your Feet are in our booth, but at this show they will be showcased in their own booth (476/477 East). We've been working hard on getting new tsock kits ready for you and we will have Willow Ware, Bottom's Dream, Vintage (Chablis), October Fest (all colorways), Shark Week, Fiber Festival, and Tsock 101 kits available as well a very limited number of some other kits. Come early for the best selection.
We know you are getting ready for the winter and you need to have lots of yarn and beads on hand for those long winter evenings!
I know this a brief update, but I have to get back getting ready for the show and then take Daxton, the Bead Biz Kid (He's not a baby anymore!) out trick-or-treating! There will be lots of pictures on FaceBook and Twitter, so be sure to like our pages!
See this weekend at the Big E Fairgrounds!
The Fiber Festival of New England
Saturday November 4th 9am to 5pm
Sunday November 5th 9am to 3pm
Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds
1305 Memorial Avenue (Rte. 147)
West Springfield, MA 01089
***Our Booths 410/411 East***
First, a Big Thank You to everyone who came to our booth in Rhinebeck! We had a blast and know you did, too!
Now, on to our next show. This coming weekend (27-29 October) we'll be at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher, NC for the Southern Animal Fiber Festival. If you've never been to SAFF, now is the perfect year to come. The temperatures are cool and there's so much to do.
There will be an amazing fleece sale - no a seriously amazing fleece sale. We had a few minutes to check it out last year and if You like to spin you're certain to find to the perfect fleece there. They also have a Sheep-to-Shawl contest, a livestock show, and, of course, Skein, Fiber, and Garment Show.
There are lots of great classes, including ours! We'll be teaching our fabulous Beaded Cuff Bracelet Thursday 10-26 from 1 to 4pm in M-6. For only $90 not only will you learn to knit with beads, but you will make this beautiful beaded bracelet!
There are still some spots left and you can claim yours Right Here!
We'll also be selling all of our cool beads and new kits in our new booth Davis Arena 322-324.
Want a taste of we'll be selling? We have a great preview here.
See you at SAFF!
So, we had to to switch internet providers and, sadly, one of the casualties was the old blog posts. We are still exploring ways to make them available, and if we find a way, you all will the next to know!
Right now, however, we are in midst of preparing for Rhinebeck!
First, in order to make space for our new items, last year's shawl kits, Tinkerbells and Cathedral, will be on sale online until we run out of kits!
We are getting 3 new shawls kitted up for you and they will be available only through Bead Biz for the next year!
Cascading zigzags evoke wind on the water, interspersed with floral shell lace bands.
Knit or crochet? It's your choice!
We have commissioned this shawl to use our Bead Sampler Kits in a lovely shawl that has both knit and crochet instructions.
Choose Michele Bernstein's knitted version
or Laurinda Redding's crochet version!
Both come paired with June Pryce hand-dyed merino/cashmere/nylon superwash fingering weight yarn. But what about the colorways? Glad you asked!
Here is a preview of some of the colorways.
But Wait! There's more!
This year we've decided to feature 3 shawls!
Ready for challenge?
Knit Ice Rain!
This new pattern by Kristi Holaas has 1000 beads in the body of the shawl and 20-40 magatama beads along the edge. It is as beautiful as it is complicated. This is your year to be adventurous, so give this Bead Biz exclusive a whirl!
And you'd like a preview of the colorways?
OK, just this once ;)
No matter which kit you choose, you get the pattern, the yarn, the beads, and our amazing kit kit bag!
We can't wait to see you at Rhinebeck Building B Space 4!
We're just a couple of bead chicks who found fiber and came over to the dark side. It's OK though, we brought cookies :)
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