June 2015


  New Location                               
                        New Hours

We are open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10 am to 6 pm.  Fridays we are open from noon to 8 pm.  We are closed on Wednesdays and Sundays. 

137A N Broadway, Berea, KY 40403 
859 986 3832



Click here to access the current calendar containing information about classes. Call or email us to register for a class.


 
Learn to Knit with Judy. Bring a friend and learn together. Get started on three Monday afternoons starting June 1st at 1:30 p.m.  Lesson yarn is included. Bring size 7, 8, or 9 needles or purchase them from Fiber Frenzy. At the end of the class you will start on your first real project. Class fee of $60 does not include project yarn.




Pick Up and Join  - Thursday June 4, 1:00 p.m.  Here are 2 techniques popping up in many patterns these days. Joan will demystify them with you! You will learn alternative methods to pick up stitches, pick up and knit stitches, and how to decide which to do. Then we will also cover several methods to join yarn and talk about which method to use when. These little helps are sure to improve the appearance of your finished project. Class fee is $20.



My Heart, My Love (Mo Chride, Mo Gradh) - A simple shawlette which was inspired by Outlander, written by Diana Gabaldon. The novel's
 characters,  Claire and Jamie, possess a love that passes through the centuries. Many of us are mesmorized by the Outlander so this should be a fun time to knit and reminisce!!    This project has different pattern sections that symbolize the rhythmic tune of the story, ultimate trust, and represent the Scottish Highlands, hard fast castle walls, and so forth!  Pattern uses fingering weight yarn and a size 3 or 4 circular needle, 24 or 32", which can be purchased at Fiber Frenzy prior to class. There is no class fee for this project, just a chance to sit with friends and have a good time knitting something together.  Tuesday, June 9th, 3 pm to 5 pm. 





Oops! Learn to pick up dropped stitches, change an knit to a purl, undo an unintended increase. We will fist focus on identifying common mistakes in your stitches. This 1 hour class is 1:00 on Thursday, June 11 and the fee is $20. Bring along 3 swatches of stockinette, each about 2" square (live stitches, don't bind off).




Learn to knit with Joan, 4:00 on Fridays beginning June 12.  Its not too early to think about holiday gifting, and a special hand knit item might be just the thing! Learn to knit in June and you will be well situated to create special gifts in December. The class is 6 hours (2 hours each on three successive Fridays). Class fee $60.



Fiber Day is June 13 and we have a full day of fun planned!
Jessica will start us off with a drop spindle spinning class at 11:00. In one hour you will be making yarn from beautiful wool fibers! With just a little practice you will be well on your way to creating art yarn of you own design. Class fee is $20 plus materials.


Ready for some color play? Jacquard acid dyes use an acid like vinegar to set the colors, resulting in vibrant bright hues. Jessica will take you step by step, so you can make the fantastic colorways that reflect your persona.  The fee for this 2 hour class, which starts at 1:00 p.m, (June 13), is $35, plus the cost of the yarn you choose to dye.





Maybe you aren't in the knitting mood
but enjoy creating color and texture.
Wet felting manipulates fibers together with water and a bit of soap to create fabric. Strategic placement of fiber results in beautiful blending of colors. The 2 hour class with Jessica begins at 4:00 pm,  (June 13) . The class fee is $30 plus the cost of the fiber you choose (4 - 5 ounces makes a nice scarf).




Ready to try some different cast ons? Joan will lead you through 3 new cast on methods, each designed for a particular purpose. Stretchy, stable, two directional - some projects need an alternative to the long tail method.  The fee for the 1 hour class at 1:00 on Thursday, June 18 is $20.


Garter Stitch In-the-Round - No Purl, Seam Free . If you like to knit in the round, but don't like to  purl, this quick and easy garter stitch cowl is  just the thing. Learn to Slip-Flip-Slip-Turn and  forget about the pesky purl. Knit at a loose  ga uge, as in the sample, this pattern creates  a light, airy cowl with a lot of drape. Or knit it  with a chunkier yarn for a cozy cold-weather  cowl. Pattern uses an 11 or 13  circular needle, 16 or 24" cable, and aran or chunky weight yarn, which can be purchased from us prior to class.  Class fee is $20.  Monday, June 22nd, 3:30 to 5:30 pm.   



Learn Tunisian crochet by learning Tunisian simple stitch and Tunisian knit stitch. Get the look of knit without learning to knit. Jessica offers this 1 hour class for beginners at 2:00 on Thursday,  June 25 , class fee is $20 plus materials.



Wheel spinning with Jessica - Thursday,  June 25, 4:00 p.m. Just starting or ready for next steps? Jessica will start where you are and get you to the next level. Class is limited to 3 students to ensure personalized attention. Class fee $20 per hour

Frenzied Spinners 
 


Is it too hot to have a knitting project sitting on your lap? That must mean its time to SPIN! Bring your wheel or spindle and spin some yarns with friends on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays (that's  June 13 and 27 2:00 pm  - close.





Araucania 10% off the week of  June 8 - 13   



Mirasol 10% off the week of 
June 22 - 27
 


First Friday in the Old Town Artist District is hopping! In addition to all the artists and shops you will find live music, dancing, food and more the first Friday of the month, June 5, from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Stop in at Fiber Frenzy for a little respite, a cold drink, a comfortable chair and conversation.






Therapy is offered on Friday, June 19th, from 5:30 pm to 7:30  pm.  Bring a project or pick up some yarn and begin a new project. Treat yourself to two hours of relaxation and fun with your fiber friends.  

  



Berea's Festival of Learnshops is coming up.  Check out the great offerings this year, and expand your creative horizons.  Registration is now open. 
http://www.berea.com/festival-of-learnshops/