2021 Advents are here!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The first day of July can only mean one thing here at Forbidden Fiber Co – our Advent calendars go up for preorder! We work at these year-round to make sure it is the most fun box you open all year long.

Our 2021 Advent theme is Random Acts of Kindness. We feel that there can never be enough kindness in the world, and we want to do our part to spread it throughout our community. So accompanying each colorway (and each extra), will be a simple act of kindness that you can do for a friend, or even a stranger!

That said, we like to do our Advents a little differently. Instead of an Advent box with 24 (or 25) mini skeins of yarn, we like to shake it up a bit! First and foremost, we work with a knit and crochet designer to bring you an exclusive MKAL/MCAL pattern to go along with your yarn. It’s a little bit different each year, but this year is truly outstanding! We’re focusing on several smaller projects instead of one big wrap or shawl. The knitting patterns are designed by Afifa Knits, and the crochet patterns are designed by Katie Clark Crochet.

Our Advent Calendar this year features 25 wrapped gifts – 18 of them will contain a 25g skein of our Fortitude DK yarn (Superwash Merino), as well as a piece of this year’s MKAL/MCAL pattern. The other seven (7) packages are what we call “rest days,” where you have a chance to catch up on your project if you’ve fallen behind. December is a busy month and we want to make sure there’s no stress involved in this Mystery-along! Each “rest day” package will have a fun little extra for you to enjoy along with your stitching – some are knit/crochet related, and some are just fun! Most of them are handmade by our team at the FFC studio, and all of them are bigger and better than ever this year!

I truly think that this will be our best Advent Calendar yet. So preorder yours and join in the fun!

June 10, 2021

13 Days of Halloween is back!

Last year’s 13 Days of Halloween was such a hit that we decided to do it again…magnified. What does that mean? Last year’s box was so last-minute that we were only able to do a knitting version. This year we planned ahead to have knit, crochet, AND cross stitch – and we’re super excited about all three! The knit design is by Afifa Knits, the crochet design is by Karen Whooley, and the cross stitch design is by the FFC team!

This year we’ve been inspired by some of the spookiest places around the world. These are not just your average haunted house; they have some crazy stories to go along with them! We plan to explore thirteen of them with this box, and to give you a few survival tools should you find yourself in a haunted locale.

As always, I’m super excited about everything we’ve put together, and I can’t wait to share it with you. The boxes will ship in September so you have plenty of time for an October opening and have an FO by Halloween!

April 22, 2021

Bridgerton Mystery Boxes

It has been whispered to This Author that Forbidden Fiber Co. has been seen shamelessly promoting their new mystery box inspired by that dreadful Bridgerton family. It was quite the topic of conversation at Lady Danbury’s ball last night. The Ambitious Mamas were dismayed to see their daughters huddled together, discussing the merits of knit versus crochet options, or perhaps even cross stitch, instead of filling their dance cards with determined bachelors. It is rumored that Afifa Knits designed the knit project, and Connie Lee Lynch the crochet project. Leann Ross, the proprietress of Forbidden Fiber Co, designed the cross stitch design.

While This Author understands the excitement, she believes the lack of suitors coming to call next week will be disappointing, especially to those misses who are already in their second and third seasons. It is recommended that you purchase your mystery box today, before all of London society descends upon the shop and they sell out.

Lady Whistledown Society Papers
April 22, 2021

February 1, 2019

Meet the Witherbottoms

Lord Theodore Witherbottom of Rossmore was born to privilege. The standing of his family goes back many generations — more than the average person would even care to know. But, as nobility tends to do, they have every Lord, Lady and little one mapped out from the very beginning. The Witherbottoms’ money comes from transportation, from the earliest wagons to the more technologically forward air machines.

However, young Teddy didn’t find himself enamored with the mode of travel, but rather the history of the places to which he had traveled. As such, he studied archaeology at University instead of engineering. It was while traveling the world, uncovering priceless artifacts from ancient civilizations such as the Onyx Tablet and Sacred Shepherd’s Hook, that he met his true love, Lady Violet. They now live a life of intrigue at Rossmore Estates… but that is a story for another time.

Lord Theodore Witherbottom and his Aeronautical Machinations was the first installment of this fun new collection by Forbidden Fiber Co.! I honestly can’t tell you how I came up with the idea. It started with a collaboration for Stitches West 2018, where I was looking for fun fabric and somehow got it in my head that I wanted steampunk sheep. But I couldn’t find anything fun! So I asked my graphic designer, a dear friend of mine, to help me out! She really knocked it out of the park, and the first sheeppunk bags were made!

And then… somehow, I decided to name them. Because why not? And then… Lord Witherbottom needed a story. So I told it, at Stitches SoCal 2018. And then… his wife needed a story (which will be told at Stitches West 2019.) And each of the 12 (or so) characters will be getting a story, one by one. And, let me tell you, they have woven a web of intrigue so fun, even I can’t wait to find out what they’re getting up to next!

Are you going to Stitches West? If you are, come meet Lady Violet at Booth 636, and learn all about her Teatime Intrigues!