October 18, 2017

New York Sheep & Wool Festival 2017!

I can’t believe it’s time once again for the New York Sheep & Wool Festival! This will be Spirit Trail Fiberworks’ 14th year at the Festival, and every year we’re just as excited as our first year. It’s such a fantastic weekend (even if this coming weekend doesn’t look like it will be sweater weather).

We’ll be at the Festival in our regular spot: Building A, Booths 3-4. We have loads of new colorways, a few new yarn bases, and lots of new booth samples to inspire you. Shown here are just a few of the great new colors we’re bringing with us. We hope to see you at the Festival, but if you can’t make it, no worries. We’ll be having an online shop update of new colors and bases as soon as we can!

April 11, 2017

So many gorgeous yarns….but how will they look knitted up??

We’ve all had that thought.

And I’ve got the answer! Did you know there are different dye techniques? There are 4 — semi-solid, speckled, kettle dyed, and hand painted.

We’re going to explore each one in this FREE week long challenge! It’s all going down the week of April 24 and we’d love to have you join us.

Each day we’re going to explore a different technique. I will send out an email describing the technique, listing the pros and cons, and giving pattern suggestions. Then we’ll knit up a swatch to see how the colors dance and play together! I’ll even have a swatch for my hookers. There will also be prizes!

So are you in? Go here to join us!

April 3, 2017

Getting Ready for a Yarn Season

At Galiana Creations we have been busy getting goodies ready for our 2017 shows.

Steel City Fiber Festival in Allentown, PA, is next weekend, April 8th and 9th. There is a chartered bus round trip from the city. If you’re interested, feel free to check out the Festival’s website. It’s a day trip and the bus will depart from right outside Penn station.

At Steel City we will premiering our Yummy Minis. Set of six skeins in gorgeous colors. Each skein is over 90 yards! Just imagine all you can create with 540 yards of Yummy goodness.

Also we are offering for the first time YAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Our new Silky Yak is approximately 522 yards of silk, yak and Merino wool blended to create a luxurious yarn.

Speckles are back! Fun yarn full of color and of course GRADIENTS!!! Lots of gradients, project bags plus many other surprises. I can’t wait!

Hope to see you there.
~Gaby

January 27, 2017

Inspiring knitting retreats in the most exquisite surroundings in Switzerland

Escape your busy everyday life and turn your back on the mundane
Knitterati Retreats offers two separate weeklong retreats, one in a pleasant historic setting, the other in a location with breathtaking views in the Swiss alps. Both of our knitting retreats are tailored to the knitter desiring a bit of travel and gentle adventure along with enriching their knitting skills, flowing with a pleasant and easy pace, with plenty of free time for reflection and, of course, knitting.

Enjoy thoughtful workshops by Nancy Marchant, Andrea Rangel and Simone Kereit of OwlCat Designs.

Schloss Münchenwiler, July 31st – August 6th 2017
Exhale and retreat to a fairytale setting on the grounds of a historic castle.
Escape the ordinary and make time to wander through a walled medieval town, and relax into the gentle and easy pace, while enjoying the view of the surrounding hills. Knit with kindred spirits, tour a chocolate factory and enjoy the award winning local seasonal kitchen at this location.

Learn from Nancy Marchant (who will be presenting her famous Brioche classes) and Swiss native Simone Kereit.

Riederalp – Aletsch Arena, August 7th – August 13th, 2017
For a more physically active recharge, a car free village situated high up on the sunny slopes of the Rhone valley is our destination. Take a guided day hike to the foot of the Aletsch Glacier, Europe’s larges glacier and a UNESCO world heritage site, hike up the slopes to a pristine clear mountain lake or simply take in the fresh air as you languorously sit in the sun and let your thoughts drift with the clouds. Spend time with like minded knitters and let your soul soak in the expansive view from your hotel balcony.

Workshops for this retreat will be conducted by guest instructor Andrea Rangel and Swiss native Simone Kereit.

Come find out what happens when you mix knitting with the most striking surroundings in Switzerland. No matter what your speed, the most magical time awaits you!