New Rose Gold Shawl Pins and Upcoming Event

So excited to add a new color of wire to our lineup! After years of silver, gold, and vintage bronze it was time to add something new. Rose gold is as shiny and stunning as the other wire colors. It stands out and looks gorgeous on a wide range of yarn colors. These shimmer beads are also new! The shimmer on them changes slightly when viewed at different angles.

If you would like to see the new wire color and beads in person, stop by our booth at Maryland Sheep & Wool; May 5th & 6th. We are located in Barn 3.

April 11, 2018

Local Yarn Store Day

Since Local Yarn Store Day is April 21, let’s celebrate our small business owners who specialize in yarn! Not only do they create havens of inspiration, friendship and learning, small businesses are so important for the fiber of our community (in more ways than one).

If you buy yarn for my pattern “Local Yarn Shawl” on April 21 from any of the participating LYSs, you will be given the pattern for free. Many local yarn stores are doing special yarns for this, or you may of course choose your own.

The shawl comes in two sizes. Here, it is shown in one 560-yard skein of Fifty Shades of Gradient by Fiber Studio (the small shawl) or you may use two skeins of fingering weight yarn with at least 360 yards each. The large shawl is shown here in Primrose Yarn Company Sophia (the peach and pink) and Anzula Cloud (the white and purple).

Please take the time to visit your local yarn store on April 21 and support them with some love and yarn purchases.

March 9, 2018

Introducing Aerie!

I admit I have a slight addiction to laceweight kid mohair/silk blends. Not only is it in my personal stash, I’ve started dyeing it too. I’m excited to introduce Aerie 460 yards of 70% kid mohair and 30% silky goodness. Knit by itself, doubled up or knit with another yarn — you’ll love the results. It’s light and fluffy as the name suggests and also very warm — perfect for the month of March in the Northeast where winter seems to putting up a fight.
Select colors are currently available on my website.

I’ll be at Stitches United in Hartford, CT, March 22-25 booth 530-532. Stop by and see Aerie in person!

Spring in your Step!!

Stripe sock yarn… inspiration for my stripes is thinking about spring coming and thinking about it not getting here fast enough. As I am writing this there is a Noreaster storm hitting us and leaving us with a foot of snow! I am dreamimg of spring and the beautiful colors it brings us. As winter is winding down it is great to think about all the things spring brings. The Daffodills, Tulips, and Hyacinth will soon be coming up and everyone will be ready to get back out side in the fresh air.

I have been dyeing all kinds of fabulous fibers this winter and producing some new colors for customized Fades for customers. Also started making stripe Sock with the help from my math guru Husband. So much fun with color. Wish I could knit faster to create more colorful FOs!

Since I only sell at shows and to LYS you will only see all of my colorways and fibers at those locations. Check out my show & LYS locations on my website under the news and events page. If you own a shop and would like access contact me and I will provide you with a access code.

Show to start off the Fiber Season: Chancellor’s Sheep and Wool Showcase in Clermont, N.Y., on April 21st.

Blue skies, warm sunshine and birds singing…. I hope everyone had a wonderful winter and now…. On to spring!!!

November 22, 2017

The Handmaid’s Tale Has Arrived at Kim Dyes Yarn & Brew City Yarns

For Small Business Saturday, come to the Republic of Gilead with Kim Dyes Yarn and Brew City Yarns. We have crafted 10 colorways inspired by the iconic book and television series in a special collection.

Brew City Yarns colorways available at www.BrewCityYarns.com:
Handmaid
Moira/Ruby
Aunt Lydia
Scrabble For Your Life
Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum

Kim Dyes Yarn colorways available at www.Kimdyesyarn.com/shop:
Offred
Commander
Serena Joy
Under His Eye
Children of Gilead

At 8 a.m. Eastern, limited quantities of mini skein sets of all 10 colorways will be available for purchase at both websites. The mini skeins will weigh 10 grams each and have 40 yards, for a total of 100 grams/400 yards of 80/20 super wash merino/nylon fingering weight yarn.

Each individual website will also have individual skeins of the colorways for sale. Please note that Brew City Yarns will only have their colorways available for purchase as individual skeins. The same applies to Kim Dyes Yarn.

Kim will also bring a limited quantity of mini skein sets and full skeins of her colorways to a trunk show on Saturday the 25th at Lovelyarns in Baltimore, MD. 1-5 p.m.

November 7, 2017

Fluffy U Fiber Farm

Fall is the perfect time to try Fluffy U Fiber Farm’s yarns. We are a small farm located in Dover, Pennsylvania. We raise various British breed and heritage breed sheep whose fiber we use to produce our line of yarns. We hand-dye all of our yarns and roving. Our goal is to provide quality yarn and roving from our farm to ewe. Small Business Saturday is fast approaching and we will be offering some incentives for our shoppers.

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!


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