It's finally time to escape the cold and come visit our friends in Washington, Oregon, and California! We have two new amazing exclusive shawls coming with us this year.
Our first one is lots of fun! Laurinda Redding and Michele Bernstein teamed up to create a shawl design that can be either knitted or crocheted. Both use our amazing gradient bead kits and use yummy merino/cashmere fingering hand-dyed by June Pryce Fibers.
If you're feeling adventurous, and we know that you folks are very adventurous, we have a wonderful new knitted shawl by Kristi Holaas.
We've scoured Japan and the Czech Republic to find tons of new beads that will work perfectly with your fiber projects and we've brought a few that have been unavailable for a while.
All that's left for you to do is come see us in Tacoma at the Madrona Fiber Arts Retreat, in Santa Clara at Stitches West, or in Portland during the Rose City Yarn Crawl at Fiber Rhythm Craft & Design.
So, what are the dates for these?
Madrona Fiber Arts Retreat
Thursday February 15th 8:30am to 6pm
Friday February 16th 8:30am to 6pm
Saturday February 17th 8:30am to 6pm
Sunday February 18th 8:30am to 2pm
1320 Broadway Plaza
Tacoma, WA 98402
Friday February 24th 10am to 6pm
Saturday February 25th 10am to 6pm
Sunday February 26th 10am to 4pm
Santa Clara Convention Center
5101 Great American Parkway Santa Clara, CA 95054
***Our Booth: 322 - 421***
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Fiber Rhythm Craft & Design
Thursday March 1st 10am to 6pm
2505 SE 11th Ave, Suite 124
Portland, OR 97202
We can't wait to see all you lovely people and show off all the cool new beads and designs we have for 2018.
We just scheduled another trunk show while we are on the West Coast. We be in Seattle at the Seattle Yarn Gallery on Wednesday the 17th of June from 4 until 8pm. We'd love for all our Seattle area friends to drop by and say hi and see all the wonderful yarn and fiber supplies that Ruth has at the shop. This is a lovely family-owned shop currently run by the founder's daughter Ruth.
Not only will we be selling our wonderful beads, we will also be giving demonstrations on how to knit and crochet with them! There will even be sit and knit going on!
This is going to be a really fun evening. Don't miss it!
We had a wonderful time at the Massachussets Sheep and Woolcraft Fair last weekend and are gearing up for the Maine Fiber Frolic June 6th and 7th. After that, it's back to the Left Coast for us!
First up will be having a trunk show and teaching a Basic Beaded Kumihimo Class at Blizzard Yarn and Fiber in Vancouver, WA. The class will be on June 13th from 11am until 2pm. For only $65 you will learn basic kumihimo as well as kumihimo with beads and leave the class with a beautiful fully beaded bracelet. Spaces are filling up quickly, so if you want to attend, reserve your space today. In addition to teaching, we will have a trunk show on June 13th from 2 to 5pm and June 14th from 1-4pm. If that isn't enough beady goodness, Laurinda Reddig will be teaching Crocheting with Beads on 13th from 3 to 5pm. She is an amazing instructor and designer and a great person. Don't miss out on this opportunity to add some sparkle to your crochet projects.You can call the lovely folks at Blizzard to sign up for either class (360) 991-5350.
Also in the works is a trunk show and possibly a class at Seattle Yarn. The tentative date is June 17th, so mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details!
Next is the Black Sheep Gathering on June 19th through the 21st. This will be our first time at the Gathering and everyone we've talked with says we'll be glad we came. The entire Marketplace will be indoors in the Exhibit Hall and will have the added bonus of WIFI, Air Conditioning and nice restrooms. Lily Chin will be teaching Beadaring, Beadelighted, Beadazzled – Bead Knitting on Friday, June 19, 8:30-11:30am and 1:30-4:30pm and we'll have plenty of beautiful beads on hand for those who need to bring some to class or get some to take home.
We can't wait to see all our pacific Northwest friends and to make lots of new ones!
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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