July 2017

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

10 - 5 pm Thursdays and Fridays 

Closed Sundays and Wednesdays.
  


Last Chance!  Call in today to reserve your place at the Knitter's Pride Needle and Plymouth Yarn TastingJune 27 from  5 - 7 p.m.  A representative of both companies will join us, so bring your questions about the right yarn and needles for that next project.  Everyone will leave with a great door prize of needles and yarn!  Advance tickets cost $5.  $7.50 at door.  Big prize will be $50 gift certificate to spend at Fiber Frenzy. 



The gardens are planted and fresh vegetables abound! I love this time of year.  Brilliant summer flowers greet us at every bend in the road. It's also time to relax in the shade with a tall iced tea and a light-weight knitting project.  We have a large selection of cottons, linens and blends to keep your hands occupied.




Hemp is the new fiber of choice for those summer projects, and Hempathy is a fantastic blend of hemp and cotton.  Join Joan for a sweet KAL of this Pastiche Lacy Tea Towel. Cast on the lace border  July 6, work the bottom section  July 13 and the main diamond pattern on  July 20.  All classes begin at  1:00 p.m.   The class is free with the purchase of 1 ball of Elsbeth Lavold Hempathy, and we have several colors from which to choose. This is a nice, small project to practice charts that results in a very functional decorative touch for your kitchen or bath. 





Shoulder Cozy.  Call it a capelet. Or a poncho. Or a cowl. It's the perfect touch of warmth for all seasons. Scrunch it up around your neck when you put your coat on, then slip it down over your shoulders when you get there. Or pleat the neck with a pretty pin. It knits up in a weekend using size 11 or 13 needles, and Ella Rae Cozy Alpaca Chunky yarn which is so soft and luxurious, yet machine washable.  Shop sample used only 2 skeins.   $15 class fee covers pattern and instruction.  Yarn can be purchased separately prior to class.  July 11th or July 22nd  at 3 p.m. 





Berea's Festival of Learnshops will be in full swing during the month of July.  Our contribution is a Sheep to Scarf workshop, which meets 9:30 - 12:30 on July 10, 11, 13 and 14.  Learn how to wash and comb raw wool, spin a nice single ply yarn, dye it using natural dyestuffs, and crochet a sweet scarf.    Register on the Learnshops webpage 

 

Does that natural dyeing pique your interest? Join us for just that part in the Dyeing to Meet Ewe Learnshop July 13from 2 - 5.  The Learnshop fee includes 1 hank of sock/fingering weight yarn and natural dyestuffs. Chances are your clothes will get stained, so dress accordingly.   Register on the Learshops webpage

After a month of hard work, relax those hands and engage your mind with the
inspiration of Berea Arts Council's Quilt and Fiber Extravaganza,  July 28 - 29  at  Foley Middle School - note this is a different location from prior years!  This year's focus is Weddings - from Wedding Ring Quilts to wedding dresses to wedding theme d handwork.   Among the workshops offered this year is a Fiber Tasting on  July 28 at 11:00 a.m.  and Knockers workshop the same day at  1:30 p.m.  

Crochet or Knit Knockers Join us the third Tuesday every month, 3 to 5 pm to make knockers.   KK approved yarn is available at a discount. Judy will gladly help you start your first knit or crochet knocker,  July 18th.  
 
We normally get together on the 1st Tuesday of the month as well, but since July 4th is a holiday,  please feel free to come knit knockers on Monday afternoon, July 3rd.    


"Therapy"
resumes on the third Tuesday of 
July, the 18th, from 5 to 7 pm.  Please join us with your favorite fiber project, or let us help you start a new project.  Come ready to have a good time with your fiber friends and watch your stress float away!

Spinners!


Spinning Day is July 15. The pot luck was so much fun we're going to do it again!  Bring your wheel or spindle (or both or neither) and join the conversation.  This is the best way to improve your spinning - all are welcome!


Happy July 4th

Fiber Frenzy will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th.  Holidays should be spent with family and friends or doing whatever you love, so please enjoy the day; and be sure to buy yarn ahead of time so you can work on a fun project while celebrating. 
   

Looking ahead, make your reservations now for our
Yarn Crawl Kick-Off Knit Night party August 7.  We'll gather at the Holiday Inn Express in Berea  on Monday  night to get acquainted, knit a bit, and plan out the yarn crawl route!  Call this number to make your reservation, and be sure to tell them you're with the Yarn Crawl.   (859)985-5500 .  During the crawl, show your hotel receipt and receive an extra 10% off your purchase.  We'll have plenty of goodies on the sale table and a boatload of new arrivals especially for this event!