Dragonfly Fibers is so excited for fall! Of course, fall means fiber festivals, and we’ll be busy, busy with shows near and far over the next few months!
Before we give you a rundown of our upcoming events (and kits and colorways and more), we want to express our heartfelt sympathy to everyone who has been impacted by Hurricane Florence. We know that it may take a while for the hardest-hit areas to come back, and we want to help in our own little way. We have created a new colorway, Carolina. It is a permanent addition to our colorways, but through the month of December, 25% of our sales will go to the organization Global Giving. For now, it’s available in Djinni, Pixie and Traveller. It will be dyed on more bases soon. It’s also listed on our website. It will make its debut this weekend at Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival this weekend! We’ll be in our usual spot in the Dairy Barn.
We had a lovely trunk show at one of our own LYSes, Looped Yarn Works, a couple of weeks back. The highlight of the event was the release of a new pattern from Tanis Gray, Tracye’s Cowl. It’s a quick one-skein project in Super Traveller and another great gift idea. The colorway, Purple with a Purpose, represents our partnership with Project Knitwell. It’s a D.C.-based organization that uses knitting as a therapeutic tool to help people who are facing challenges in their lives. 50% of sales will be donated to this outstanding organization. You can find this kit at Shenandoah this weekend, too!
Designer Andrea Mowry continues to amaze us with her creativity. We have kits for her Find Your Fade shawl and Comfort Fade Cardi, including a brand-new combo-Winter Woods, Black Pearl, Starry Night and Golden Compass.
Now her latest design, The Throwback is taking the knitting world by storm! (Credit for the above photo is to Andrea Mowry. The yarn shown in design on the model is not Dragonfly Fibers.) We have four combos available for pre-order. We won’t have the kits available at Shenandoah but we will have them at Rhinebeck (more on that below).
You will need more than four skeins for either of these cardigans, and we can help you figure it out depending on your size.
We were blown away by the stunning Ixchel Pullover by Catherine Clark on the cover of the latest Pom Pom Quarterly. We have kits available in Djinni in Winterfell and Golden Compass. We will have them at Shenandoah, Rhinebeck and SAFF as well.
If you’re looking for quick gift ideas, we’ve got you covered! We’re excited to introduce Team Spirit kits featuring popular color combinations for many high schools and colleges. Even if you don’t support a school or team, you can mix and match to your heart’s content! Co-owner Nancye has designed an easily customizable hat pattern that is free with kit purchase. The pattern will also be free with purchase at our upcoming shows.
Another fun project are the fingerless mitts called Falling Stars, designed by our talented wholesale manager, Susan. We have created some great combos, or you can make your own. This pattern is also free with yarn purchase at upcoming shows.
The granddaddy of fall shows is New York Sheep and Wool, AKA Rhinebeck. We can’t wait to head back to Building 39 over the weekend of October 20th-21st. We’ll have yarn, kits galore and our show exclusive colorway, Village of Rhinebeck. Supplies are limited, so come early if you want to grab one (or two or three…).
We’ll also be at SAFF in the Davis Arena over the weekend of October 26th-28th. We’ll have an exclusive colorway, Hipster, plus all the kits mentioned above.
The following weekend, we’ll be parterning with the great ladies who own Yarnover Truck, who will be featuring our yarn (and an exclusive colorway called Kaleidoscope) at STITCHES SoCal in Pasadena, November 1st-4th. Be sure to stop by and see them!
Four Purls Yarn Shop, a lovely shop in Winter Haven, Florida, will be at the Magical Fiber Fantasy Retreat from November 7th-10th in Lake Buena Vista. Find our yarn in their booth in the marketplace at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.
Last but not least, we’ll be having a trunk show at Second Story Knits in Bethesda, Maryland, on Saturday, November 10th!
Hope to see you in person or supporting one of our shop partners this fall! Happy crafting!