We are going to do two shows this weekend, The New England Fiber Festival and Stitches SoCal. How will we accomplish this witchcraft? Glad you asked! Esther and Jean Elizabeth will be in Springfield, Mass for The Fiber Festival of New England and our wonderful employee Cecillie will be in Pasadena.
Cecillie will have the shawls Ice Rain, which is knit, and Nymphaea which can be done as a knit or a crochet project. As well as a ton of brand new beads!
We are participating in the Scavenger Hunt this year!
All you need to do to participate is to find the booths which have this picture posted and then scan the QR code and answer the questions in order to be entered into a chance to win a boatload of amazing prizes!
Esther and Jean Elizabeth (and Daxton) will be at THE Fiber Festival of New England in Springfield, Mass. We'll have two amazing shawls of our own!
We'll also have a ton of new beads including a great selection of these brand new square beauties!
Jean Elizabeth will be teaching Learn to Knit with Beads. This is a great class which will show you multiple methods for adding beads to your projects and talk about what beads are good for different types and sizes of fibers. You will start to make a beaded cuff bracelet. It's an easy project that lets you focus on the beads instead of complicated directions. If you knit, you can make this beautiful, sparkly, soft bracelet.
You can still register for the class right here!
We also have it on good authority that Art for Your Feet will have an amazing selection of Tsocks in the booths right next to ours at THE Fiber Festival of New England!
So where are these great shows? Glad you asked!
Friday 2nd November 10am to 6pm
Saturday 3rd November 10am to 6pm
Sunday 4th November 10am to 4pm
Pasadena Convention Center
175 South Euclid Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
***Our Booths 421-423***
The Fiber Festival of New England
Saturday November 3rd 9am to 5pm
Sunday November 4th 9am to 3pm
Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds
1305 Memorial Avenue (Rte. 147)
West Springfield, MA 01089
***Our Booths 410/411 East***
So, no matter which coast you're on, you can get all the beads you this coming weekend!
Can't wait to see you!
Before we get to SAFF, we want to give a big shout out and thank you to all the great folks we met and the friends we saw at Rhinebeck! It was great seeing you even if we were way too busy for long chats!
We're coming down to Fletcher, North Carolina and bringing all our beautiful beads and kits to SAFF! Before we get there, we've decided to give you a little preview!
And these are just the beginning. You'll have to come over to the show to see some more!
Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair
Friday October 26th 9am to 6pm
Saturday October 27th 9am to 6pm
Sunday October 28th 9am to 4pm
WNC Agricultural Center
1301 Fanning Bridge Rd.
Fletcher, NC 28732
***Booth Davis Arena 322-324***
Jean Elizabeth will also be teaching at SAFF this year!
Always wanted to know about beads and how to use them in your knitting?
Take her class Knitting with beads: An introduction in which you will learn all about beads and practice several techniques for adding them to your work.
Need a project to practice knitting with beads? She has one just for you!
Learn to Knit with Beads in which you will learn about adding beads and make a fabulous beaded cuff bracelet!
There are only a few spaces left, so sign-up now!
We'll see this weekend!
Now that we are one week away from Rhinebeck, let's talk.
First things first, when and where:
New York State Sheep & Wool Festival
Saturday October 20th 9am to 5pm
Sunday October 21st 9am to 4pm
The Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Avenue
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
**Our Booth: Building B Space 4**
We will be premiering two new shawls. The first one is a knitted lace shawl by Kristi Holaas called Twisted Leaves. Kristi has reworked this pattern and added beads in both the body and the edging of the shawl. The yarn in the kit is a fingering weight mix of cashmere and merino hand-dyed by June Pryce Fibers Arts. The beads in the body are wonderful Czech size 6 beads and along the edge are Japanese Long Magatamas.
The second one is a crochet shawl created for us by Linda Dean called Pilgrimage. This pattern includes two colors of our brand new Square Miyuki Seed Beads. They are so new that they are not even up on the web page yet! (As soon as I get them up, I will include a link here.They are up! You can get them here!) The yarn in this kit is also the cashmere/merino hand-dyed by June Pryce Fiber Arts. This kit has both a neutral gradient and a colorful one to create a great contrast!
Not enough goodies yet? We will also have a special Art For Your Feet Surprise! We will have a rarely seen Tsock-Shawl set. We are not revealing here, so you will have to come to the booth to see what it is! (Hint: The colors are black and red.)
See You at Rhinebeck!
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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