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1/15/2024 -- Old Favorites Restocked, New Classes, Workshops and Events in the Pipeline




What are your thoughts on the redo? We trust you'll appreciate the outcome as much as we do—it's been a labor of love from my fantastic team!

We're equally thrilled about the upcoming array of classes, workshops, and events in the pipeline for the coming months, including our 'Olympic Challenge' which will be making a comeback. Any wishlist skills you'd like us to consider? Feel free to share your ideas/ requests with us!

More than an apparel brand, solMate Socks folks like to think of themselves as a destination for cultivating creativity and embracing individuality. Their whimsically mismatched socks and accessories are designed to accentuate style and natural beauty - meant to be worn with confidence and pride. They are full of love, warmth and character.
Each product they make is hand-designed by an amazing team using the most perfectly-curated palette of recycled yarns. Every collection they produce is a reflection of who they are and what they love. And nothing gives them greater joy than to share that love with you.
 

Ruby and Roses Yarn has been causing quite a stir, capturing the admiration of many with its mesmerizing colors. Addy, renowned for her talent, skillfully curates vibrant and eye-catching color palettes suitable for every style or enduring design. Her passion lies in infusing each colorway collection with a distinct ambiance that mirrors the inspiration behind the themes. Without a doubt, she has successfully realized this vision. If you haven't had the chance yet, make sure to drop by and explore the sumptuous yarns on our table!

Is 2024 the year for you to expand your skills? 
Check out our Calendar
Our classes are curated to help you 1) have fun, 2) improve your skills & 3) expand your repertoire by trying new techniques, oh and did we mention to meet new fellow fiber enthusiasts.
With many new offerings starting this month we have something for every level. Check them all out!

Teresa is hosting an exciting Stampin' Workshop centered around delightful Valentine creations! Everything you need is provided, complete with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. Perfect for beginners who may not consider themselves creative – you're in for a pleasant surprise!

Woo hoo - we have found a VERY creative Crochet instructor and hope you will all get a chance to meet Rachel. Embark on your crochet journey with a Beginner & Beyond Crochet Class on Thursday evening from 6 to 7:30. Join the latest trend in fiber arts and discover the art of crocheting! Secure your spot by registering now, as this class is filling up fast. Learn the fundamentals and progress to exciting projects of your own choice.

Our Book Club will be meeting on Friday evening Jan 19th. 
The read  this month is The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

The instant #1 New York Times bestselling mystery and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick that’s captivated more than a million readers about a woman searching for the truth about her husband’s disappearance…at any cost.
Join Sharon and a fun group of fellow readers while discussing this book and knitting/ crocheting.

UP NEXT ON FIBERSIDE CHATS:

Carson Demers will be joining us on Sunday Jan 21st. 
Do you have a plan for growth and knitting sustainability in the New Year? One thing Carson Demers is fairly sure of, is that none of us is resolved to stop knitting. Let’s chat about setting achievable goals for this to be a year of growth toward improving our technique, and personal sustainability.
Our guests for Feb include Helen Robertson and Carol Feller, who will be sharing their fascinating stories! Be sure to check these out.
Have a conflict in your schedule? Don't worry we've got you covered. Many of our guests are allowing Zoom recordings of their Chat. Recordings will be available for 1 week after the chat, only to registered attendees.

LATER THIS MONTH
==> Maer has created some bags for you to embellish in her next Needle Felting workshop; 
==> Tuesday Jan 23 Anne's painting class will feature a lovely winter barn scene.
==> Sunday Jan 28th, Janet will be offering Cocoknits newest cabled cardigan (not for the faint of heart) the Kiki; 
==> and are you finally determined to learn to fix your own mistakes? Register now for our next Fix-it workshop.
We will continue to offer a number of services including Blocking & Finishingyour projects for you.

YARN INSIGHTS HUB
Chainette yarns, also known as chained yarns, have brought a delightful innovation to the contemporary knitting scene. Upon inspecting these yarns, their distinctive appearance immediately sets them apart from traditionally plied yarns—they resemble miniature pre-knitted cords and braids.

The braids and cords are essentially hollow tubes, rendering chainette yarns exceptionally lightweight. This construction method proves advantageous for heavy and non-elastic plant fibers and is particularly effective for short staple fibers that pose challenges in being spun into usable yarns; they are characterized by their lightness, elasticity, and strength.

Chainette yarns are less prone to pilling, as the fibers are interlocked in plies and then braided or knitted into a compact tube, so there is limited 'flat' space for friction. Keep in mind if your yarn is going to pil, stockinette stitched garments will pil more than those created in garter or other unique stitches.
Chainette yarns excel in transforming challenging fibers, into more enjoyable knitting experiences. Despite their versatility, it's worth noting that if stitch definition is important, these yarns do not match that of a standard worsted plied yarn. If exceptional stitch definition is a priority, this is not the yarn to use.
However it is good to note that chainette yarns an excellent choice for summer garments, as the inherent coolness and draping qualities of plant fibers are complemented by the added lightness and elasti introduced by the chainette construction.

 

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