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April 2016 Newsletter

Spring is here!
Have you noticed the cherry blossoms, daffodils, tall grass and the return of the song birds?.  Color is once more in our outside environment!  YEAH!  However, don't forget that you can enjoy our colorful yarns all year long.  Ask us for help in finding your next project.

Second Weekend
Art Event

Saturday April 9th
 

Come see the wonderful exhibit of Indigo Dyed Kasuri (Ikat) textiles at this special showing presented by avid textile  collector Nita Lynn. 
 
Nita will give a presentation on her travels to Japan, her collecting of Vintage and contemporary Kasuri fabric and her fascination of the weaving process and the Japanese use of  indigo color in dying.


The display will be available for viewing all day Saturday with a reception beginning at 4:00 and talk at 4:30.
// Kasuri is a traditional folk textile produced in Japan since at least the middle of the 18th century.

Prior to dyeing, sections of the warp and weft yarns are tightly wrapped with thread to protect them from the dye.  When woven together, the undyed areas interlace to form patterns. It's an amazing process.

New Yarns Have Arrived!


MarySue and I have been exploring new vendors and have some interesting yarns to share with you! 

Fyberspates

This winter we added yarns from Fyberspates including the awesomely soft Cumulus, a brushed Suri Alpaca lace weight yarn.  In March we increased the color selection and added complementary colors for their Scruptious aran weight wool silk blend.  MarySue has developed a combo cowl using Cumulus as a soft liner to the lace patterned exterior out of Scrumptious.  The pattern is now free with purchase of one of these yarns.

Vivacious 4ply Hand Dyed Colour 606 Sea Green - 5 x 100gm Hanks



We had such success with their Vivacious fingering that we've added new colors to that collection as well.  The hand dyed colors range from saturated bright colors to soft gentle greys and blues, perfect for stripes and colorwork.

And Other Additions


 

Cascade Yarns

Heritage Wave (sock yarn), with its long gradients make this a great choice for projects that use long repeats of color including shawl, baby sweaters and of course Socks!

Naturalia  is a SUPER chunky yarn that is organic (which means you'll experience the wonderful ambiance of natural wool with lanolin).  If you've seen pictures of arm knitting, this may be the bulky choice for you.  Natural colors only.

Queensland

Rainbow Beach is a gradient, loft, pure wool, machine-washable yarn with fantastic versatility.
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Spring/Summer
Knit, Crochet
or Weave Along


Did you make the fall Tote Bag?  Do you want a smaller project to carry you through the summer months?  We've got just the project to take along on trips, or to finish in an evening.  We found a wide selection of dish cloths and towels to knit and crochet for the kitchen and bath.  Check out th patterns in the notebook at the store and ask Beth where to find the patterns online. 

New cotton yarns have arrived to tempt you to try a wide variety of stitches in these small projects.  Cascade has added a wide range of  colors to their cotton with glitter in the SunSeeker line.  Cascade Luna Paints are another new addition.  This handpainted cotton yarn has a  soft, ripple texture that adds interest to even the simplest stitch.

We'll be having a special closeout sale on our Cotton Rich yarns for those who want to participate.
 
 
 


 
 
This time we'll also have our table loom available for anyone who wants to weave a towel.    We'll have a schedule sheet for people to sign up to weave their item and take all off at the end of the project.  The faster you weave, the sooner we'll be cutting the cloth.
 

Classes Continue

Felting Classes
Felting is really catching on and we have an ever increasing collection of dyed wool to choose from. Plus we've added the Star Point needle and the Reversed Barb needle for making a fuzzy finish

LauraLee has been doing youth classes at the Sons of Norway hall and has a large collection of classes for all ages available by request.

If you want to learn wet felting or needle felting, check out the schedule on our website or stop by and talk to us about what craft you or your child might be interested in taking.
Felted Bowls
Explore the Magic of creating  with felt.  In two hours you'll learn the techniques of wet felting with wool blended with other fibers to create a felted bowl from start to finish with MarySue.

Once you've completed the class, you can use the technique to create vases, bird houses, cat caves, and other "vessels" of all shapes and sizes -- only limited by our imagination.

Class cost includes all materials and kit to take home. Saturday April 16 2:00-4:00 $40.00

 

Weaving and Spinning  as well as Crochet and Knitting are always available as individual or group classes for all ages.  Call us to schedule you next class.
 
Beth Witters
Education Coordinator,
Cabled Fiber Studio
125 W 1st Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362
360-504-2233
www.Cabledfiberstudio.com
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