May 26, 2021

NJ Fibershed Spring Fleece & Yarn Sale

Need fiber? We’re having a Fleece & Yarn Sale on Sunday, May 30, 2021, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The sale will feature fleece, yarn, spinning fiber, natural dye plants, honey, and other farm products from local fiber producers. Are you a spinner? Join us for a Spin-In, hosted by the North Country Spinners and the South Jersey Guild of Spinners & Weavers! This is an outdoor event, with field parking and shopping.

Windswept Acres Sheep Farm, 173 Whitebridge Rd, Pittstown, NJ 08867
Sunday, May 30, 2021 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
(Rain date Sunday, June 6, 2021)

May 21, 2021

Stripes in Space MKAL

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

This is a Fiber Coven MKAL. The pattern is available to Fiber Coven Patreon members for $5 exclusively it is $10 for non Fiber Coven Patreon members. You only need to join the Coven for one month to get the exclusive price.

Inspired by fashions from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, this modular shawl is the perfect accessory for a hyperspace journey. The shape is a take on a triangle shawl but uses modular techniques to show off a self striping yarn and make the shape easier to wear. Grab a coordinating tonal, solid, or speckle yarn to pair with your self striping yarn and create an out of this world shawl. The shawl features a clean modern look that would be at home on any starship.

Pre-Order the pattern here

Fiber Coven exclusive coupon here

If you do not want to use Ravelry, email [email protected] with the subject link MKAL and we will get you set up with a PayPal invoice and you will receive pattern clue updates via email!

Yarn:
Fingering Weight in 2 colors
C1 Solid/Tonal/Speckle: 460 yds / 420 m
C2 Self Striping: 460 yds / 420 m
Sample shown in Valkyrie Fibers Matte Sock in Ghost Crew and Spectre 5.

Yarn Color Tips:
The sample shawl uses a coordinating skein that is the same color as one of the stripes in the self striping. It will look good whether you do this or choose a totally separate color! It will also work with either high contrast or low contrast pairs.

Needles:
US 4/3.5 mm 50”/135 cm circular needle

Gauge:
24 stitches x 36 rows = 4” in stockinette, unblocked

Notions:
Darning needle for weaving in ends
Stitch Markers

Clue Release Dates
Clue 1 – June 1st
Clue 2 – June 8th
Clue 3 – June 15th
Clue 4 – June 22nd
Clue 5 – June 29th

Full pattern will be released in a single PDF on July 1st, 2021. Pattern will retail for $7 to all on this date.

Accessibility Note:
All videos include auto generated YouTube captioning.

Grow Together, Save and Celebrate with Crafty Flutterby!

Gold swirled metal shawl pins atop a skein of light blue yarn.

I’m celebrating my birthday weekend with dazzling debuts, a weekend-long sale, and a free gift for every Flutterby friend! 💙

I was inspired by how we as a fiber community have grown together while apart and used that concept to create my MDSW festival exclusive. The sparkling leaves of the bead are kept snug and secure by an intricate wrap of wire — with graceful curves and spirals that complete the piece with flair. My signature Noteworthy style holds your shawl in place throughout the day and enables you to try your hand at new styling techniques, just as we have all helped to hold each other up and learn new skills.

Starting right now through Monday, you can preorder the Laurel Leaves MDSW 2021 Exclusive Shawl Pin in your choice of Shining Gold or Vintage Bronze. Along with FREE shipping within the U.S. on all orders over $15, you’ll save 10% sitewide with code MDSW2021 now through Monday. Each shopper who uses the code will find a free goodie bag of mystery notions in their order as a special birthday treat!

April 13, 2021

The Sheep Camp Sweater KAL with Native Knitter and Native Fibers starts April 23

  • A long-haired woman in a wide-brim hat models a black and white colorwork sweater.

Meghan Bailey of Native Fibers and Jennifer Berg of Native Knitter will be hosting a Knit-A-Long beginning April 23rd and running through May 21st.

Details:
Open to everyone. You don’t have to use Native Fibers yarn, but if you do, Native Fibers is offering a 15% off coupon for kits on nativefibers.com; just use coupon code SCSKAL15

Dates:
Cast-on date is Friday, April 23rd. We will have a Zoom kick-off party.
WIPS are welcome, just come and join us.

Zoom Date:
April 23rd at 5:00 PM Mountain Standard Time and 7:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

KAL End:
May 21st

We will do Zoom events once a week where you can chat with both us and we will be knitting right along with you! We are SO excited!
We will also have prizes!

You can follow along by joining the Native Fibers and Native Knitter email lists.

Here’s a link to the KAL thread on the Native Fibers Ravelry group.

March 11, 2021

Stardust Yarn Club – March Box

Blue yarn and the words Stardust Yarn Club March Box Lilo and Stitch.

Hello from Stardust Fiber Studio!

For those who don't know, we have a monthly subscription box! This month’s colorway is Ohana inspired by Lilo and Stitch, and features a lovely ocean-themed yarn.

Each month, you will receive two skeins of our Andromeda base (437 yards each of 100% Superwash Merino wool in fingering weight) and one exclusive enamel pin with Stitch (either knit or crochet) only available to Stardust Yarn Club subscribers!

We also have our Stardust Sock of the Month club available as well!.

A bonus about our clubs is that we do not auto-charge you every month. You will receive an invoice on the 5th asking if you would like to renew.

Interested? Check out the link to the Stardust Yarn Club and the Stardust Sock of the Month Club for more info!

February 12, 2021

The Little Red Dress Knit-Optional KAL

Born in the Shanghai Ghetto after her family fled Germany in 1939, Judy Fleischer Kolb donated her little red dress for the 2009 opening of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. Kolb’s story is told in detail in the Little Red Dress of Hope on Modern Daily Knitting, which invites each of us into the story of Kolb and her family, who were among 20,000+ refugees who fled Nazi persecution to Shanghai, the last safe harbor in the world.

As an homage to the endurance of this piece of clothing, the piece includes a link to a contemporary little red dress knitting pattern by designer Melissa Shinsato, available for purchase on the knitting website Ravelry.

Kolb, a former nurse and museum volunteer, uses her dress to urge children to have courage and to “realize their heroes are right in front of them.” Kolb continues, “I’m so happy my dress can bring hope to others. I only wish I could share the impact of the little red dress with my family who made my life so special.”

Starting Feb 17, a Knit-Optional KAL will be held on Facebook, accessible via the Little Red Dress KAL Facebook group, which is comprised of people who have been touched by the moving story, will have the opportunity to meet Kolb, Singer and Shinsato as they knit the dress step-by-step.

The little red dress is on display at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, IL. Museum volunteers have knit 60 copies of the dress, which are sent to classrooms around the nation to teach about the Holocaust, reaching more than 1,200 students each month.

January 28, 2021

Need a Winter Pick-Me-Up? Try our Sock of the Season Club!

Have you tried the SOS Club yet? The Sock of the Season Club is a collaboration between Jilly & Kiddles Yarn and BritStitchery Design. Traci and I create seasonal mystery sock kits in which all the items are curated around an inspiration photo and theme! You’ll receive a package in the mail that’s all wrapped up just for you (or great for a gift) to enjoy.

Club installments include:
-100 gram skein of club exclusive Jilly & Kiddles colorway on Fancy Sock base, inspired by Pansies
-Club exclusive, brand NEW sock pattern by Britstitchery
-Two surprise extras (this season features a special collab with Birdie Parker Designs for one of them and a goodie from Katrinkles for the other!)
-Invitation to join us for a virtual Makers Social March 5th
-Everything wrapped up individually just for you and delivered to your door!

Spring 2021 SOS Club ships on Feb. 26th, but orders close on Monday, Feb 1st. Read more about the club in the shop or peek at past season on IG. These are so much fun that we had to offer subscriptions because no one wanted to forget to order a season! You can sign up for one installment or subscribe to have the chance to order first when the next season opens. What could be better than a curated, nature inspired, mystery sock kit? It’s like a special treat just for you. So go ahead, treat yourself.

December 11, 2020

Our Winter Wonderland Collection is out now!

Hello from Stardust Fiber Studio!

Our newest collection, Winter Wonderland, has been released! This collection contains eight colorways, from beautiful winter colors to fun Christmas themes. We also have a festive stitch marker set to match the collection! The collection is dyed on our signature fingering base, Andromeda. Looking for a different weight? We can custom dye any colorway on your pick of weight!

Take a look at our website for this current collections, one-offs, and many handmade stitch markers. Be sure to like and subscribe to our Youtube channel to watch all our shenanigans in the studio, follow us on Instagram, like us on Facebook and join our new Facebook group to stay up to date on all the new and exciting things we have in the works!

Shop Small and Save on Sparkling Shawl Pins, Cuffs, Patterns and Notions!

  • A bronze shawl pin on pink yarn.

The Crafty Flutterby Creations shop small sale starts now! Save 20% sitewide through November 30th at 11:59 PM ET, no code required (discount auto applies).

I designs and handcrafts shawl pins, cuffs, patterns and notions to make stitching a joy from start to styling. My end minders tame your yarn tails and bring a smile to your face as soon as you open your project bag. My shawl pins add wearability, versatility and a beautiful accent to your stunning handiwork. The sale includes my newest pins: sparkling Czech glass and timeless Celtic knot. The dove of peace pin has returned from the archives to bring hope for the days to come. Check out the bestsellers collection full of pins, cuffs and notions selected to brighten anyone’s day. Looking for a fun easy knit to wear your pins or cuffs on? The latest pattern Ages Hence has got you covered.

With designs for every yarn weight and a wide variety of pins with beads, charms and metal settings, I’ll be by your side this Saturday to help you find the perfect piece for your personal #ShawlPinStyle! Tune in to the Virtu-wool Festival November 28th at 11 a.m. ET on Facebook for shawl styling tips with pins and cuffs.

Virtu-Wool Fiber Festival: Tricks and Treats

Join 22 of the best and brightest in the fiber industry for this two-day virtual fiber frolic. We will have vendors presenting everything from fiber and yarn to bags and stitch markers. Each vendor will have a 45-minute slot every hour on the hour to present their company to you. Each vender will be sharing with us some “tricks” of the trade. Whether it is introducing you to the animals that provide fiber or a dyeing demonstration, each hour will have something new and unique to share. Come learn how to wind a skein of yarn into a ball without a swift or ball winder! Watch a pottery demonstration. Come see something set on fire! And as an even more special “treat” the vendors have collaborated with a show color palette with special yarns and products available to coordinate your next project!

The date is this weekend, October 31-November 1 beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern time and running until 9 p.m. both days. We hope to see you there!