March 19, 2017 from 12-5pm in the Great Room at Savage Mill!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Sponsor Post: Frederick Fiber Fest is Next Weekend!







Join us for all kinds of fibery goodness!
Two-Day Free event! 65+ vendors
Saturday, June 1010am-4pm
Sunday, June 1111am-3pm
Kids Zone and Petting Area PLUS Great Local Food!

Hurry! Limited Quantity Available.
Get your early bird shopping pass today for only $20
- Early access to special color ways and products
- Fiber Fest project bag (reg. $15) ... please include attached photo 
- Shop before the main crowd on Saturday, June 10 from 9-10am


Spots still available for classes on Saturday and Sunday!
SaturdayBasic Rug Hooking / Nuno Felted Scarf
SundayArt Yarn Spinning with Supercoils / Drop Spindle Spinning for Beginners (kids welcome to sign up)


Saturday, June 10
Fleece to Scarf Demonstration/Competition
Starts at 10:30am. Finished products will be judged and auctioned at 3:30pm. For more information, email droutzahn@newspost.com. 50% of the proceeds go to benefit the Frederick County 4H Camp Center.

Sunday, June 11
Meet and greet with Sam Barsky
An American artist and internet celebrity, Barsky is known for knitting sweaters and other items with iconic landmarks, then taking selfies in front of the landmarks while wearing the sweaters.

Fleece Sale 11am-3pm

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Sponsor Post: Frederick Fiber Fest Shopping Passes



Attending Fiber Fest? Consider our early bird shopping pass to enhance your experience.


Early Bird Shopping Pass - Only $20







• Early access to special color ways and products
• Fiber Fest project bag (reg. $15)
• Shop before the main crowd, Sat., June 10th from 9-10 am


Only 100 passes available.
Don't miss your chance to get yours early!


 

P.S. Fiber Fest is a FREE event that does not require the early bird pass. Please join us for a wholesome, fun event for the entire family that showcases the beauty of a little known industry in the Frederick area. Over 65 yarn dyers and spinners will be participating, plus some extra crafty goodness. For more information, visit: frederickfiberfest.com

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Sponsor Post: Casapinka Shawl Class at Knit Locally




SPECIAL EVENT

AT KNIT LOCALLY

 

CASAPINKA SHAWL CLASS

Knit Locally Web Site
EVENT:  SHAWL CLASS WITH CASAPINKA
WHEN:  Saturday, May 6th, 10-1
COST:  $55 plus supplies

   Casapinka is well known for her glorious slip stitch shawls which look complicated but are surprisingly simple. Learn the techniques and t
ricks of the trade from a designer of international fame.
   Space is limited - reserve your space by emailing peggy@knitlocally.com. Your slot must be prepaid and is non-refundable, unless we are able to fill your space from a wait list.


KNIT LOCALLY HOURS
Wed/Thurs 12-6, Fri 12-8, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5
Shop Address

1-D East Diamond Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD 20877, 301-528-2800

Contact
Peggy Odick, peggy@knitlocally.com, cell 240-351-5118

Love what you knit, knit what you love.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Sponsor Post: Frederick Fiber Fest Classes


Come spend the day shopping for fiber-related products, meeting new friends and working on your latest projects. It's all kinds of fiber goodness wrapped up into this two-day event! You won't want to miss it!


Sign up now for classes!
Space is limited!

Saturday, June 10th

11am-1pm: Nuno Felted Scarft - A fabric felting technique developed by Polly Stirling, a fiber artist from New South Wales, Australia, around 1992. The name is derived from the Japanese word “nuno” meaning cloth. The technique bonds loose fibre, usually wool, into a sheer fabric such as silk gauze, creating a lightweight felt.


2pm-4pm: Basic Rug Hooking - Learn basic hooking techniques to get started and basic finishing techniques. You will receive a kit that includes the pattern, hook, cut wool and a book.


Sunday, June 11th

10am-noon: Freeform Knit/Crochet Shawl - Bring a bagful of leftover yarn and you will learn how to turn them into a work of art. You can use all crochet, all knit or both.


1pm-3pm: Art Yarn Spinning w/Supercoils - Learn the basics of art yarn, but the art of the super coil. We will go over the spinning of a thick and thin single as well as how to create super coils. This is an intermediate-advanced spinning class. No beginners, please.

For more information, check out www.frederickfiberfest.com

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Sponsor Post: Exciting Happenings at Lovelyarns!

The Alpaca Yarn Company is coming to Lovelyarns for a trunk show on Saturday, March 25th 1-4pm to help kick off the Charm City Yarn Crawl!

They now have BUTTONS!!



And of course loads of gorgeous locally hand-dyed yarn and fiber for spinning and felting from Brediculous Yarns, Create Yarnworks, Feederbrook Farms, Full Circle Artworx, Flying Goat Farms, Kim Dyes Yarn, Dancing Leaf Farm, Of Grace and Stitches and Snallygaster Fibers!

Here are some of the goods:


New Hand-dyed organic cotton from The Great Adirondack Yarn Co in Amsterdam, NY


New hand-dyed Roving from FullCircle Artworx in Baltimore, MD


Handcrafted crochet beaded bangles by Susan Adele Davis, Baltimore, MD


New hand-dyed SW Merino yarn by Brediculous Yarns, Baltimore, MD

Sunday, March 19, 2017

10th Annual Thank You Post

Thank you for another great Yarn Party!

We had a really great time today and want to thank everyone who came and participated in our 10th anniversary celebration!  We had over 600 visitors this year.  First, a couple of lost-and-found notes:  several jackets were left in the room.  They're still there - please contact the Great Room to arrange pickup (see photos in our Facebook Group). A WIP was left at our greeter table; PM or email me if it's yours.  One of our visitors lost a floral earring; if you happened to pick it up, please contact us.  Now for the thanks...

Our generous sponsors:
Door prize donors:
Our talented vendors:
All of our vendors make their own products in some way, whether that means raising the animals, dyeing the fiber, spinning the yarn, or crafting bags, jewelry, woodworking, or pottery by hand in small batches. You can find profiles of each of the vendors on our blog, with links to their websites.
Our wonderful volunteers:
We couldn’t do this without you and truly appreciate all your hard work helping spread the word and ensuring everything comes together on the day of show.
  • Andrea B.
  • BlueLoom
  • claireleah
  • cozit
  • cyb
  • darymaid
  • dreamerwithdrive
  • elizen8876
  • EmpirePhoenix
  • geniap
  • gottoknit
  • imjustlori
  • jhankie
  • joneice
  • KatMacPet
  • Klevitan17
  • heiressknits
  • laramary
  • laurenhaiken
  • leapatti
  • LiisaB
  • ljhaynes
  • LuckbeaPanda
  • marseille
  • miscellaneaarts
  • mizzleahmae
  • passionateknittr
  • p1lambird
  • pef1996
  • pelageyka
  • PhDelicious
  • Su1282
  • Tanno
  • TipsyTarsier
  • tobebeatrice
  • vaacosta
  • Vegetarianwmn
  • woundtootight
  • xavyor
  • and the bonus helpers that came with these folks!

Our teachers:
Our selection committee, who have the difficult job of narrowing down the applicants to fit our space.

TAPS. Alternative House, and AAMC project and yarn donors and everyone who stopped by the charity tables to work a few rows on our scarves and hats.  Kyrsalynn shared some photos in the charity thread on Ravelry.

And everyone who came to shop and socialize and learn and be awesome together!

Please share your photos on Facebook, Instagram, and Ravelry!  Lindsay's photos are up on Facebook, and purchase show and tell is happening on Ravelry.

-Jess, Paula, Corrine, and Lindsay



10th Annual Homespun Yarn Party - Today's the Day!

Roads are clear and it's warm and dry inside the mill.  Come party with us!


Here's a round up of information about this year's event:

Where: Historic Savage Mill - 8600 Foundry Street, Savage, MD 20763

When: Sunday, March 19, 2017 from 12-5pm

Admission is FREE!




Carpool if you can and come later in the day to avoid the crowds.  We promise there will still be great yarn, fiber, prizes and other treasures.  We recommend parking in the West lot (at the far end of the mill), and you can usually find street parking in the neighborhood within a few streets.

We're excited and we hope you are too.  See you soon!
 

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