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The Fiber UniverseJune 2014
In This Issue
Riverfront Market
June Pattern Ideas
Do it in Public
Le Tour de Fleece
New in Store
June Classes

Tues, Fri 10-5, Wed, Thurs 10-8, Sat 10-4

Join us for Knit Nights
on Wed/Thurs from 6-8pm. 
Or stop by anytime to stitch or spin!  

Every Saturday morning from June to September, the Peoria RiverFront Market brings together artists, craftspeople, fresh produce vendors, musicians and selected exhibitors from across Illinois in a European-style open air market.


FYI: due to the market, Saturday parking (until noon) tends to be more crowded.  Should you have to park farther away, the market has a free golf-cart shuttle.
June Pattern Ideas  
Summer Tee
Nene Shawl- in Knitscene Accessories
Lakota Tank
Coralline Jacket- Interweave Knits
Summer Rose Capelet
Relax Hat


 So many exciting things are happening in June!  First, the Riverfront Farmer's Market opens for the season June 7.  Come get your fresh veggies and yarn in one trip. 

World Wide Knit in Public is here again, a time when yarn enthusiasts world wide come together to celebrate the fiber arts.  Do your part- get out there and Do it in Public!  See below for details of our event, June 14-June 22.

Announcing our next Yarn Tasting! We are proud to host Chicken Knits for an afternoon of new yarns on Saturday, June 28th from 1-3pm. Mandy specializes in hand-dyed yarns in both sock and worsted weights, and will feature 10 colorways in each.  And, of course, there will be cupcakes!     
July preview: Le Tour de Fleece begins July 5th!  This is a time to pull out your wheel or spindle, and challenge yourself with spinning goals. The Fiber Universe has some great events planned during July for the tour, so stay tuned!  More info on Ravelry here.


Thank you for your continued support!   
Melinda & Erin
The Fiber Universe



Do it in Public
World Wide Knit In Public Day is the largest knitter run event in the world. 
The dates for 2014 are June 14- June 22. 


Join us for our "KIP" event:

Knit in public at the Peoria Chief's game, Sunday, June 15th at 2pm!  Purchase tickets for lawn seating here.  Make it a family event- take dad out, kids eat free, and get some knitting done in public.  


Take the "KIP" Challenge:

Knit in 5 public locations during the week.  Post a photo of you in each location to our Ravelry group to be entered in a drawing for a prize!


     * Mandatory Location: Outside area in front of The Fiber Universe

     * 4 other locations of your choosing!

     * Suggested Locations: Starbucks, Library, work and Peoria Chief's game 

Le Tour de Fleece
Tour de Fleede begins July 5th!!
  • Spin every day the Tour rides, if possible. Saturday July 5 through Sunday July 27th. Days of rest: Tuesday, July 15th and Monday July 21st. (Just like the actual tour.)
  • Spin something challenging on the challenge day (usually the toughest high mountain stage: this year, it's Stage 14, on Saturday, July 19th, when they climb over 3,000m at grades from 4-6%).
  • Wear yellow on Sunday July 27th to announce victory. Why not wear yellow on any day you feel particularly successful? (Yellow is the color of the race leader in the Tour - but here we are all 'race leaders') Other colors if desired: Green (sprinter - think FAST), Polka-dot (climber - as in uphill), and white (rookie).
Sign Up for our team on Ravelry: Team  Fiber Universe 2014



New in Store!

Your favorite 100% mink lace weight yarn, now in hand dyed colors!  We have great new colors to complement the solids we already carry.  Stop in to check it out!


 Rylie is back in Stock!

50% Baby Alpaca, 25% Mulberry Silk, 25% Linen

This lightweight luxury yarn is a tran-seasonal wonder. Lusciously soft baby alpaca is enriched with the elegant drape and gleam of mulberry silk and the rustic tactile appeal of linen. Dyed in soft pastels, beachy brights and glowing neutrals, Rylie is ravishing.  All colors are in stock now!  




New Magazines!
We now carry magazines from Interweave: Knitscene, Interweave Knits, and Spin-off! The Knitscene Accessories magazine is available in stores only.
June Classes   
You MUST pre-register for all Classes 
The Fine Print:  All classes must be paid in full at time of registration.  If you give us at least 7 days notice of cancellation, we can give you a full refund.  With at least 24 hours notice, you can transfer your registration to a different class.  Less than 24 hours notice for cancellation will result in forfeit of your fee (we still have to pay our instructors for showing up).  Unless noted, materials are not provided in the cost of the class.  You will receive 10% off all supplies purchased on the day of class.
Drop Spindle Spinning Class
Saturday, June 21,  1pm -3pm,  $30 
Have you always wanted to learn to spin?  Come try Drop-Spindling with Kari!  No experience needed.  You will be provided with a drop spindle to keep, and some fiber to get you started.  Kari will also bring her drop spindle collection and demonstrate her spinning greatness.   



Beginning Knitting/Crochet

This is held EVERY Saturday from 9-10am.  Each hour long session is $10.  Learn everything you need to know to get started on your first project!


Beginning Spinning

2 hour lesson, on your wheel or ours!  4oz of spinning fiber provided.  Cost is $25, lessons are by appointment. 


Beginning Spinning 

2 hour lesson, on your wheel or ours!  4oz of spinning fiber provided.  Cost is $25, lessons are by appointment.


Beginning Weaving

Two, 2 hour lessons, on your loom or ours!  Pick out your yarn and project, learn how to warp your loom, and start your first project.  Then, take your work home to complete the weaving, and come back for your second lesson to learn how to end the project and finishing techniques.  $50 total for the two lessons, $20 to rent the loom.  



Thank you for supporting your LYS- Local Yarn Store!  We appreciate your support!
The Fiber Universe