Sunday, June 15, 2008

WWKIP Day Recap

We had a great time yesterday knitting in public. The sun was shining, a band was rocking out in the distance (Italian Street Festival) and for those of us who needed it, shade was abundant thanks to scaffolding attached to the building.

It was the perfect day to sit outside and knit and to show the public that people everywhere knit!

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Click on one of the photos to see the entire Flickr album!

Happy Knitting!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

WWKIP, Mini Maiden, Moving News

Greetings Fiber Friends!

The summer months may be quiet in the knitting universe but things are anything but quiet here at Marin Fiber Arts. Exciting yarn shipments, special events, and new about our upcoming move. Yes, we are moving.

Mini Maiden in the House!
Many of you covet the yarns produced by Canadian hand dyers Fleece Artist/Hand Maiden Yarns. Many of you also covent Mini Maiden, their wonderfully fine and lustrous blend of silk and wool, perfect for lace projects.
Our long-awaited shipment of Mini Maiden arrived today in 10 lucsious colors: nova scotia, periwinkle, capri, bronze, rose garden, lily pond, monarch, blackberry, vintage, and sangria. Fingering weight and approx. 500 m / 550 yards per 100 grams. Stop in or call to purchase yours today... it won't last long.

World Wide Knit in Public Day - June 14th
World Wide Knit In Public Day (or WWKIP) was started a few years ago as a way to 'spread the word' about our beloved craft. People are encouraged to literally knit in public - the park, your favorite cafe, on the bus, at the mall. Be proud of what you make and maybe you'll convert a new knitter!
We will be celebrating WWKIP on Saturday, June 14th in front of the store. It is partially shaded but I suggest bringing a hat/umbrella/sunscreen. Water will be provided. As an added bonus, mention WWKIP (that's the secret code) and get 20% off your in-stock yarn purchases for the entire day! The event kicks off at Noon on Saturday, June 14th.

Go to the WWKIP website

Class: Lace Edgings for Garments
Renee wraps up her summer lace kntting series with a 1-session class on how to turn an OK garment into a fabulous one by adding a knitted lace edging. Learn how to make your garment sing! The class is on Saturday, June 14th (WWKIP Day!), from 10 am to Noon and is $30.
Please call to reserve your spot today... space is limited!

Details of Lace Edgings Class

MFA is Moving
After much hunting around and soul-searching, I'm happy to report that I've found a terrific new space to house Marin Fiber Arts... and it's only a few feet away from the original location! If you turn right after leaving the front door, go up the stairs, turn right and continue going up the stairs, you will find our new location.
The big move is slated for the weekend of June 21st (Friday - Sunday). I am currently looking for able- bodied people to help with the move - either schlepping yarn or hauling furniture. We have a lot of shelving to move, so if anyone can bring along a strong husband/boyfriend/partner/son to help, all the better! Note: we will be CLOSED during the actual move. More details will follow.