September 20, 2019

Eighth annual Kings County Fiber Festival in Brooklyn

Advertisement for the 8th annual Kings County Fiber Festival on October 12, 2019.

The Kings County Fiber Festival is an outdoor market for the fiber enthusiast! The setting is the historic Old Stone House of Brooklyn, located in picturesque Park Slope, on Saturday, October 12th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Aside from a variety of indie vendors — including dyers, felters, knitters, crocheters, quilters, spinners and weavers — the event will feature a talk and exhibit by crochet artist Nacinimod Deodee, moderated by textile developer Sahara Briscoe of Super String Theory Design.

We will also be collecting donations of handmade hats for the homeless.

Add a bit of mystery to your fall with the Hometown Comfort MKAL

  • A picture of a downtown street and the words Hometown Comfort MKAL with Crafty Flutterby Creations and Destination Yarn

Join me for a Mystery Knit A Long inspired by a few favorite locations in my hometown. Take a stroll down your own memory lane or make new memories with your fellow knitters as you create with each of four clues. Treat yourself to a Mystery kit for even more intrigue. 🙂 Skills used in this adventure include cables, lace, and slipped stitches. The pattern is designed to be achievable for an advanced beginner or easy and quick for an intermediate to advanced knitter.

In the circle of your fellow knitters, you’ll find a welcoming space to share stories and photos from your hometown, mark your town on a collaborative map, share progress for each clue, find support from the designer from cast on to styling, and you’ll even receive a free pattern for finishing by the end of September!

The journey begins on Labor Day, September 2nd, and concludes on September 30th. Pattern description on Ravelry contains a link to the Mystery Knit A Long thread.

If you like spoilers, stop by the Crafty Flutterby Creations booth at one of the September events listed below and ask to see the sample. It will be hidden under a cloth so that the mystery can remain intact if you choose. 😉

Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival in Jefferson, Wisconsin from September 6th-8th

A Wool Gathering in Yellow Springs, Ohio from September 21st-22nd

Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival in Berryville, Virginia from September 28th-29th

Take a Look at what’s new in the Go Anywhere Collection!

  • A speckled lace shawl with a silver shawl pin

Take A Look is a crescent shawl, you’ll create a lacy playground for delicate butterflies. Watch your winged friends float between eyelet clouds and explore speckled pops just as they bloom across your stitches.

To celebrate my newest release, both the pattern and its collection e-book are 50% off now through August 1st, when we’ll be casting on for a KAL! (No code needed for the discount, it will auto apply in your cart.) From August 2nd through the end of the month, Indie Untangled readers can use code INDIEAUGUST for 50% off Take A Look or the Go Anywhere collection.

See this pattern in person in the Crafty Flutterby Creations booth at:
Stitches Midwest in Schaumburg, IL; August 1-4
Michigan Fiber Festival in Allegan, MI August 16-18

Our favorite butterflies have completed a colorful metamorphosis!

  • Black, white, purple and aqua butterflies

The whirlwind response to our friendly flock of Suavest Sheep, Lovable Lambs, and Sensational Sheep has kept these little butterflies on standby for quite some time. Luckily for all of us, they seem to have undergone a very colorful metamorphosis while we were looking elsewhere!

Three new colors have joined the lineup, so I thought I’d take a moment to talk about how I put their wonderful wings to work.

With a gentle squeeze, the top wing of each butterfly opens slightly from the body to make it handy in many everyday situations. They can be used to mark stitches, track your progress, mark pattern repeats, hold other stitch markers, count rows, mark the right side, and hold dropped stitches. My preferred method is to have one large butterfly holding a sampling of smaller ones.

The Flutterby Holder features a lobster clasp, so you can easily attach it to your project bag, key ring, or project for easy access. I enjoy a varied group so I can employ a bit of color coordination-organized projects make for happy crafters! Which new color is your favorite?

See these butterflies and colorful sheep bobbins in person at one of my upcoming events!

August 1st-4th
Stitches Midwest in Schaumburg, Illinois
booth 310

August 16th-18th
Michigan Fiber Festival in Allegan, Michigan
booth located in the Expo Center – Not far from all the fluffy animals to see and pet!

Friends vs. Golden Girls

  • Bags with orange Golden Girls fabric

This Friday we have an epic battle that must be decided!! Friends OR Golden Girls? Who will win!?!?! We have three Friends designs and six Golden Girls Designs. Which team are you????

Vote with your orders! Every order of a Friends or Golden Girls item is a vote! We will announce on Tuesday who the winner is and EVERYONE who ordered an item from the winning team is going to receive a FREE GIFT!!! FUN!!!

Orders go live Friday at 9 a.m. PDT and will ship on or before the week of August 20th!

July 10, 2019

96 patterns and a Rhinebeck Class

  • A knitter models a purple shawl

I have just released my 96th pattern and will be teaching at the New York Sheep and Wool Festival. One class is sold out, but my half-day shawl design class on Saturday still has open seats.

Here is a taste of some of my more recent designs:

The black and white hat and mitt pattern is Hard Rhime shown in White Birch Fiber Arts
The grey and rainbow hat is Atmospheric Optics shown in Canon Hand Dyes
The green gradient shawl is Veles in Three Fates
The grey and blue shawl is Aonori in Periwinkle Sheep
The purple gradient shawl is Tanner to Pacific in White Birch Fiber Arts
The orange and lime shawl is Glass Floats in Blissful Knits

Happy Independence Day Giveaway!

Happy Fourth of July to all you guys in the US! 🇺🇸 To celebrate our Independence Day, I am hosting a contest over on Instagram and giving away a Skein of Choice from my shop (either made to order or ready to ship) to one lucky U.S. Winner!🎉

The winner can choose any one skein, any base, any color! Check it out and enter over on my Instagram page.

Contest ends on Sunday, July 7th, Midnight EST. Winner will be chosen by random generator and announced Monday! (Winner must have a U.S. address for shipping purposes for this giveaway).

Good Luck! 💙🎈😘🎈💙

June 18, 2019

Dye your own yarn fade workshop

Take your yarn dyeing skills to the next level with this fun yarn dyeing class. Learn to create your very own custom yarn fade at this hands-on workshop being held Sunday, June 23 in Brooklyn, New York.

Each student will take home three 20g mini skeins and six 50g skeins of Merino/nylon sock yarn dyed by themselves.

Learn the basics of dyeing yarn, to create various effects like a hand-painted look, a variegated solid and everyone’s favorite: speckles.

All materials, tools and yarn needed for the workshop will be provided.

June 12, 2019

Online Indigo Workshop!

Register to participate in our Online Indigo Workshop, from wherever you are in the world, with the ability to ask questions during our live class session and also watch the recorded version of the class at your own pace after the live class session is over!

Pause when you need, fast forward when you need, ask questions in the comments if you aren’t able to watch it live! We want this to be a fun, lifelong learning and community-building event for everyone that chooses to participate.

In this online workshop, you’ll be learning:

-How to make indigo stock
-How to begin your first indigo vat
-How to dye fibers (wool, cotton and possibly silk) in your indigo vat
-How to troubleshoot with your vat

June 29th, 2019 at 11 a.m. CDT (6 p.m. in CEST/Sunday June 23rd, 4 a.m. KST and JST)

Nutmeg will be live streaming the class beginning at the time listed above for those that are registered! The class will be approximately 1 1/2 hours long, with time built in to answer questions from those of you that have them!

As we live stream, you’ll be able to pause when needed to follow along at your own pace. But also, the recorded version of our live class will be available shortly after the livestream ends for any of you that registered!

This means that if our CDT time zone isn’t convenient, you can still watch it anytime, anywhere and learn at your own pace! You will receive an non-expiring link to our class session to keep as a resource for you whenever you need it!

Class fee is $15 for individuals and $50 for group registration.

For full details or to register for this online workshop event, please visit our website!

xo
Nutmeg

June 12, 2019

Perfect Kits and KAL for all you Whovians!

  • A collage of yarn

Are you ready for a KAL?
Well, then: Allons-y!

Fairy Tale Knits has partnered up with Tabitha’s Heart Design on an all-new Doctor Who inspired KAL! The pattern is a gorgeous shawl inspired by the pan-dimensional surfboard from Doctor Who, and I’ve got four different sets of companion colorways ready to go as kits.

Dates
Order yarn by June 17
Cast on June 29
Cast off July 20

The yarn is my Mermaid’s Hair DK base, which is a 45/45/10 blend of Superwash Merino/alpaca/multicolored Stellina. It’s a perfect combination of study, soft and sparkly!

The KAL starts June 29, so grab your favorite kit below before it begins.

This asymmetric crescent is knit sideways using two contrasting colors in a series of alternating lace and texture patterns connected by slipped stitch stripes. The shawl is finished with a knitted-on edging. You will never get bored with this project. The pattern is suitable for the adventurous beginner to intermediate knitter. Skills required: basic stitches, simple lace, two-color stripes, knitted-on edging.

Color options (in order of collage picture)

Born of the Time War/Slitheen
This pairing matches up the deep blue Born of the Time War with a bright, bold Slitheen green. Named for a villain we all just love to hate, the Slitheen green is sure to brighten your wardrobe and your spirits. This is the kit that Tabitha used in her original design sample.

Heart of the TARDIS/13
Go bold with gold in this companion set, including the rich golden “Heart of the TARDIS” colorway and the delightfully fun 13. Don’t look directly into this colorway matchup – just grab it and cast on!

Sonic Screwdriver/Exploding TARDIS
Fans of Van Gogh will love this last set, featuring a rich, deep blue Sonic Screwdriver colorway and Exploding TARDIS, which is bursting with blues and golds on a background of neutral cream. Knit your shawl in this set and it’ll be your go-to accessory every time.

Harriet Jones MP for Flydale North/Time Vortex
This kit features the deep plum purple colorway inspired by Harriet Jones, MP Flydale North (look at her go!) and the jewel-toned speckled Time Vortex. Speed through space and time and your next knitting project with this set!

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