December 2016


Hours of Operation:
Noon to 5 pm, Mondays and Tuesdays, 
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Closed Sundays and Wednesdays.

As I write this at the end of November I'm looking forward (kind of) to the frosty chill in the air that is supposed to accompany this change of seasons. So far we still have sunny and warm in eastern Kentucky. Families are planning the big gatherings, we start sharing favorite recipes and stop to acknowledge the bounty that surrounds us.  We are blessed in this country to have abundant food, resources to stay warm and cool, and people of good will at every turn. We at Fiber Frenzy are so very thankful for the friends we have made, the opportunities we have to share our love of fiber arts, the supportive and encouraging community of Berea.  Thank you, every one, for your business. You could shop anywhere; we are so happy you choose to shop with us.  Here are some reminders about the end of November.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving Day with your families. If you need a break from the big box stores on Black  Friday, stop in at Fiber Frenzy for a cup of tea and a comfy chair. Jessica's Creations Trunk Show is that day, with lots of specials and the chance to chat with Jessica about her yarn and spinning fibers.  

Shop Small  Saturday is  November 26. Make your first stop of the day at Berea's Visitor Center to pick up your shopping bag and grab some refreshments. Then come over to Fiber Frenzy for some great deals. First, all Plymouth Yarns will be 10% off one day only. If you spend $50 that day on Plymouth products you will receive a $20 coupon towards your next Plymouth purchase in the month of December. This is a really good deal, so be sure to check out all the Plymouth lines we carry!  Rock & String Creations trunk show is that day also - don't miss it!  

You won't want to miss out on the new yarns and specials from A Yarn Well Spun, a very popular Kentucky fiber artist whose yarns are unique blends and colors that are soft reflections of Kentucky's natural beauty. 

Jeanette Adams of Bellowing Hills will be in the shop also, demonstrating spinning and signing her series of children's books!


Do you have your heart set on that special hank of yarn or set of needles? Drop off your wish list at Fiber Frenzy and then let your loved ones know where to shop. We will make sure that there is something special under the tree with YOUR name on it.



The  Berea Christmas Parade is Sunday, December 3rd at 6 pm.  Tourism will have open house and refreshments all  weekend.   Fiber Frenzy will offer 15% off all cotton yarn and Artisan handbags on Saturday, Dec. 2nd to welcome in the Christmas shopping season. 


Teresa from Doodle Fibers will be in the shop on  December 10 and again on  December 22. She will demonstrate supported spinning all day and guarantees that you, too, can spin yarn in a half hour or less. Teresa has refined methods of spinning and brings a wealth of knowledge - and a lot of humor - to spinning.  Drop in either day - or both - to learn a new skill!

Jessica will be in the house on  December 17. Call to schedule your spinning lesson, either wheel or drop spindle. Jessica has been teaching spinning for several years, here and at fiber festivals across Kentucky.  She is a great resource and loves to share her skills.

We send you all our very warmest wishes for a happy Christmas and healthy New Year.

 



Knit or Crochet Knockers
Learn how to start a knocker at 1 pm on Tuesday,  December 6th.    No class fee, but yarn must be purchased from us prior to class.  To knit a knocker, you will need size 4 or 5 DPNs, 8 ", and another pair of the same size in 5" or 6" is helpful but not mandatory; size G crochet hook for crochet knocker.  Hooks and DPNs are available to purchase from us.  

 


Susan will show you how to knit up some teeny-tiny ornaments that are quick knits, require small amounts of yarn and are guaranteed to bring warm smiles.

Don't have time to knit socks for all your family and friends? For Class #1, knit Mini-Socks.   Add a ribbon to hang them on a tree or attach them to gift tags on your presents. 1:30 pm, Nov. 22nd

Bitty Britches is on tap for class #2. Hang it on a tree or a key chain or anywhere you think it's fun to look at tiny pants!"   1:30 pm, Nov. 29th.

We add an adorable Snowy Owl for class #3 at  1:30 pm Dec. 6th.

Let's end the series with a  Jolly Santa ornament at 1:30 pm, Dec. 13th. 

Each class costs $12 and includes yarn, pattern, and instructions. Call to reserve your class time.


The holidays are coming and the season of joyful gift giving. A soft, cottony hand-knit washcloth is a quick gift for a neighbor, teacher, or friend. Using easy slip-stitch knitting techniques, the two patterns that have been chosen are sure to bring a smile to both the knitter and recipient. Susan is teaching and contributing a bar of her handmade, all-natural soap to each student. Fold the washcloth, top it with the soap of your choice, and with its raffia bow, it will be the perfect gift that is ready to go! Call us to reserve your class. 
1:30 pm on Thursdays, Dec. 1st, and Dec. 8th. $17 class fee includes yarn, pattern, and instructions.





December is a busy time in Berea, with the Make It - Take It - Give It festival sponsored by Berea Tourism. Hundreds of workshops are offered by local artists in a wide array of fields, so that you can make lovely gifts for all your near and dear. Check out the offerings at  visitberea.com .  in conjunction with the festival we are offering five workshops, all of which can be completed easily in half a day or less. Knit a headband, bandana or necklace of learn needle felting and make mug rugs. 

See all the Make It Take It classes online at Berea.com, and register now before they fill up.  Bask in the glory of handmade Christmas gifts this year.


    
      





Crochet or Knit Knockers Join us the first and third Thursday every month, 3 to 5 pm to make knockers.   Supplies are available at a discount.  Susan and Judy will gladly help you start your first knit or crochet knocker.   December 1st, and 15th, 3 to 5 pm.  

Spinners!
 
 

December 17  is Spinning Day! Bring your wheel or spindle or carder or just yourself and join the fun. We gather around  2:30  or so.  Enjoy some refreshments and have plenty of laughs. All are welcome.




Therapy
December 13th, (3rd Tuesday)
5 to 7 pm

Everyone needs fiber therapy, so bring your current project or start a new one. Feel free to bring snacks and we will just kick back and eat, laugh, have a good time, and hopefully do a little knitting and/or crocheting.  You will be amazed at how much fun you can have at "Therapy."


Pins & Needles Retreat 2017

Have you reserved your place at Pins & Needles yet? We have many new things happening during the retreat, so you won't want to miss it.  Bring your knitty friends or come solo and make a bunch of new ones. 

Say, wouldn't a retreat be a great Christmas present?



January 27 - 29, 2017 
Boone Tavern Hotel in Berea, Kentucky

 

register online at: