Majestic Shawl Kit with special offer and FB Live Sale! So much exciting news to share!

Warwick Reflections is more than a shawl, it’s a journey. Travel through time and explore Shakespeare country as you create a look inspired by the majestic Warwick Castle and River Avon. This kit includes the supplies to knit your own noteworthy shawl. Why Knot Fibers Sole provides a solid structural base as dependable as the high stone walls, and Stardust adds the sparkle of sunlight on the water. Complete your look with the included Celtic Shawl Pin, because brave explorers can’t have their handknits flying off in every gust of wind and crashing wave!

This holiday season, buy any Warwick Reflections Kit get a Charm Bracelet free with code REFLECTIONS at checkout. This handy piece of jewelry will keep your notions close at hand, no matter where your craft takes you. Choose from themes like Fiber Animals and Knitting, or get a little extra knitspiration from Affirmations. Change your look from day to day by simply swapping the progress keepers!

Looking for the perfect gift for the knitter or crocheter in your life? Join Michelle on Friday, December 14th at 9 p.m. EST for a Frolic in the Frost Facebook Live sale! Come spend the evening with a wonderful online community for shopping, styling tips, swapping stories, and maybe a few yummy holiday cookie recipes. Get to know the maker behind your #ShawlPinStyle, and be there the moment her newest Penannular Shawl Pin debuts!

Rare Breeds Shawl Pins: A Facebook Live Sale and Style Soiree

Would you like to learn shawl pin styling tips? Enjoy hearing stories from my fall events? Want to have your chance to claim treasures from my show only selection of shawl pins?

Catch your own Rare Breed on Friday, November 9th at 9 p.m. EST with my first ever FB Live Sale! To RSVP for this event click ‘going’ on the event on the Crafty Flutterby Creations Facebook page.

A very special collection of shawl pins has been curated for this event! Included in the Live Sale Rare Breeds collection are:
– Rare Breed Pins that are normally only available at shows.
– The very first club exclusive pin
– Mini Noteworthy Pins that made their debuts at SAFF and SoCal.

Interspersed with pin sales will be time to ask Michelle questions about wearing shawl pins, stories from fall events, and anything else you would like to know or share.

Looking forward to sharing the evening with you!

October 17, 2018

NYSW Preview and Changes at Spirit Trail Fiberworks

I’m headed to the New York Sheep and Wool Festival this weekend, where I’ve been a vendor for the past 14 years. You’ll find us in our regular spot in Building A, Booths 3-4 (just inside the main entrance, on the right side and down a bit).

I have a lots of new colors coming with me to the Festival; I’ve included just a few here. I’m bringing a ton of yarn, in lots of bases — everything from laceweight to super bulky: Nona, Philomena, Aurora, Sunna, Selene, Birte, Andromeda, Luna, Verdande, and Zaftig. I’m also bringing, for the first time, mini-skeins of Philomena which will be available for purchase in a few gradient kits and lots of single skeins so you can pick your own.

Fun extras coming to my booth are logo enamel camp mugs, temporary knitting-themed tattoos, gleener de-piller tools, and a special set of stitch markers made for me by Katy at Katrinkles.

I have been in the midst of some huge personal changes this year: both my kids headed off to college, and my husband and I are splitting up after 22 years. I’m in some major transitioning, and may actually be moving pretty far away from where I now live. I’ve written about all this in much more detail on my blog, so if you’re interested in reading more about it please check out my blog. Suffice to say, it’s been a crazy, stressful year!

With everything so up in the air, this may or may not be my last year vending at the New York Sheep & Wool Festival. I know it will be my last with my current booth set-up (I may go back to a single booth rather than a double, and a different overall booth set-up, but everything is too up in the air right now to say for sure what 2019 will bring). I made the decision last month that I will no longer be vending at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival and, while I’d absolutely love to continue vending at NY, I won’t know until my future plans and move are finalized to say one way or the other.

I’m offering some specials and discounts over the course of NYSW weekend, in hopes that you’ll support me and Spirit Trail Fiberworks by purchasing something from me at the Festival.

Here’s the run down (and these will all be posted in my booth, too):

Saturday, October 20:

9 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m. (while supplies last):
• A free temporary tattoo with purchase of $50 or more
• Your choice of a free tattoo or fun STF logo enamel camping mug with purchase of $150 or more.
• Your choice of a free tattoo, logo mug, or Gleener de-piller with a purchase of $250 or more.

1-5 p.m. (closing):
5% off purchases of $50 or more
10% off purchases of $100 or more
15% off purchases of $250 or more

Sunday, October 21:

9 a.m. 1 p.m.: 15% off all yarn in the booth; no minimum purchase required.
1-4 p.m. (closing): 25% off all yarn in the booth; no minimum purchase required.

I hope you’ll come see me at the festival if you can, and support me and Spirit Trail Fiberworks if you find something you love!

I’m looking forward to seeing you at the festival!

September 25, 2018

Autumn Equinox Collection

I’ve updated my shop with a collection of pins perfect for keeping your shawls in place while on a fall evening! These handcrafted shawl pins are ready to shine like the moon on your autumn outfits. Tree of life and leaf charmed pins show your love of the season loud and proud. The newest golden pins sparkle like morning dew on a crisp fall morning, wrapped in wire the color of golden autumn leaves.

Looking for something subdued? Check out the newest bronze pin which shines with subtle hints of lavender and gray.

See them in person this weekend, September 29-30, at Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival in Berryville Virginia. Find Crafty Flutterby Creations in the Ruritan building nearest the entrance.

Located on picturesque country fairgrounds, this event features a crank-in (sock knitting machines), sheep herding demos, sheep to shawl contest, classes, fleece sale and, as always, a wonderful selection of fiber arts vendors!

Follow CraftyFlutterby on social media for the secret code phrase to get a shawl pin storage tin with any purchase. We are doing this for each event that we attend. Check out the event list on our website for the full lineup.

September 13, 2018

Hunter’s Moon Shawl: Indie Untangled Exclusive

Lavender Lune Yarn Co., Asylum Fibers and Knitting Expat Designs have collaborated to bring you a shawl and yarn kit just in time for Indie Untangled next month!!!

Mina Philipp’s gorgeous new pattern will be released October 19th, the day of Indie Untangled. She designed it with a kit Sam and Stephanie created combining both of their yarns. The magic of this shawl is that you hold a strand of mohair throughout to create a glorious blend of colorways and an oh-so-soft FO!

Preorders for two different yarn kits will be up on Saturday September 15 @ 10 a.m. Central/11 a.m. Eastern
Where: www.lavenderluneyarn.co AND asylumfibers.com
If you are an Indie Untangled ticket holder you can purchase kits to pick up the day of the Indie Untangled event at the Asylum Fibers/Lavender Lune Yarn Co. booth.
Or you can have them sent to you just before the pattern releases.

Quantities are limited and preorders will only be open for about a week!!

**And did I mention all three of us are so excited to see y’all next month, come see us in booths 19 and 20!**

Shawl Pins Perfect for Any Season

Bronze is the name of the game this week-and I think you’ll find a few new favorites in this collection! From Dragonflies to Frosted Oceans, you’ll find rich, warm colors to showcase your luxurious knits. Which one are you over the moon for?

If you would like to see these pins in person, you’re in luck! I travel to events from coast to coast. Check out the Events page on my website for the full lineup. The most recent event was Michigan Fiber Festival. This is the most fun I’ve had at a fiber festival. They had kids and sheep in costume parading around the festival, among many other adorable and fascinating entertainments. Check out the event recap on my blog for pics and videos!

August 24, 2018

Shimmer & Whimsey KAL/CAL

Asylum Fibers is hosting a KAL/CAL in collaboration with Kristy Glass of Kristy Glass Knits and Michele Costa of Stitch and Hustle.

Kristy is best known for her “Tell me about your Rhinebeck Sweater” video, so it’s especially fitting that this knit and crochet along will culminate in a fun group photo at the New York Sheep and Wool Festival. If you can’t make it but would like to be included in Kristy’s video, you can send her a photo.

Michele designed two shawl patterns for this KAL/CAL. Unicorn Kounty is a knit pattern that’s simple enough for beginners, but allows a lot of room for interpretation for adventurous knitters. Unicorn County is the crocheted version and looks very similar. It’s extra special that both knitters and crocheters can participate in this together, and I’ve already seen quite a few double dippers! Both patterns are available on Ravelry.

The original kit for what I’ve been calling the “Unicorn Along” has colors curated by Kristy and adorable unicorn themed stitch markers as well as a limited edition project bag. There are just a few of these kits left from Stitch and Hustle.

For those looking to break the mold, I’ve put together some other color combos, using the same sparkle DK base as the original kit, and they will be available at 7 p.m. EST, Friday, August 24th.

If you can join us, share your progress using #kgkunicornalong!

P.S.: I can’t wait to see you at the Indie Untangled Trunk Show! Look forward to a very special pattern and kit collaboration with Lavendar Lune Yarn Co. and Mina Philipp, aka Knitting Expat on Youtube. There will be mohair involved!

June 5, 2018

New Colorways and Yarn Weights!

Our latest shop update is just for you color lovers out there! We have five colorways of Fully Spun Sock Sport, including two new colorways. These skeins are huge at 150g and 400 yds, just enough for a shawl!

We also have launched a new yarn weight with Fully Spun Original DK. We’ve taken a few of our favorite colorways and translated them to a heavier weight yarn perfect for a hat, cowl, or your new favorite sweater! If you are local to the DMV area, come see us on Saturday from noon to 4:30 p.m. for Public Knitoxication at Fabbioli Vineyards. Check out our Instagram post and Facebook event for details!

May 30, 2018

Kemper Wrap Kits / By Hand Serial – Lookbook #6

The Kemper Wrap was designed for By Hand Serial by Mara Bryner (Orange Knits) and we’ve put together some special kits for the release! These kits will be available through June 15th on the By Hand Serial website as a preorder to be delivered before August 1st. The Kemper Wrap combines three elements to make it a totally addictive knit: marling, mohair and a cool construction!

Come join us starting August 1st in the Junkyarn Ravelry group for a Kemper Wrap KAL. Mara will be stopping in occasionally to chat in the threads and we’ll have some lovely prizes to give away!

** Kemper Wrap Kits will also be available this weekend at the Junkyarn Trunk Show at the Knot House in Frederick, Maryland. I hope to meet some of you Maryland and DC-area knitters there! **

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