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Fiber Follies New Hours

Starting November 2nd Fiber Follies will be meeting from 2:30-4:30.  With the onset of DST ending on November 1st it will get dark around 5pm.  We decided to meet during daylight hours and to hopefully beat rush hour for most.  We will continue this new time until Spring when he have more daylight.  So come […]

October 27th, 2020|Categories: Fiber Follies|

Saving Your Ears

Now that we are all wearing masks into 2021, you know that elastic is wearing on the back of your ear.  Many have tried to find a way to keep that from wearing away the skin and hurting.  Do you have some scrap yarn and 1″ buttons, here are some crochet and knit patterns to […]

September 8th, 2020|Categories: Fiber Follies|

October, November, December 2020 Meetings and Events

October 3 Mrs Wilson’s Knitting Circle
October 5 Charity Projects
October 12 Field Trip to Alpaca Farm
October 19
October 26 No Meeting

November 2 Charity Projects Halloween Party
November 9
November 16 Field Trip to Yarn Shop and More, no regular meeting
N0vember 23 No Meeting Happy Thanksgiving
November 30

NOTE: We will be delivering charity items to Love Fund and Rose Brooks

December 5 […]

August 13th, 2020|Categories: Fiber Follies|

July, August, September Meetings and Events

Don’t forget for now we are meeting on the street level in #21.  Should things go back to being locked down we will meet through Zoom.
 NOTE:  Field trip scheduled for Aug 3rd will be moved to October.  Date TBD

July 6th Event at Private Home
July 13th Charity Projects
July 20th
July 27th

Aug 3rd Charity Projects
Aug 10th
Aug 17th
Aug 24th
Aug […]

June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Fiber Follies|

April, May, June Events

WE ARE MEETING AGAIN AT THE IRISH CENTER DOWNSTAIRS IN #21
April 3 Mrs Wilson’s Knitting Circle Cancelled due to virus and city shutdown

April 6  Charity Projects
April 13
April 20
April 27

May 4 Charity Project
May 11
May 18
May 25 No Meeting Holiday

June 1 Charity Project
June 6 Mrs Wilson’s Knitting Circle
June 8  Meet IC
June 15 Meet IC
June 22 Meet IC
June […]

March 3rd, 2020|Categories: Fiber Follies|

Fiber Follies is Moving

We have talked about moving to one of the offices downstairs on the street level. We have a few members who can no longer handle the stairs.  We will temporarily be in the office with the posters in the windows:  #21.  We do have a bathroom and thermostat.  So come join us now that we […]

February 25th, 2020|Categories: Fiber Follies, Uncategorized|

Jan Feb Mar 2020 Events

Jan 6 Charity Projects
Jan 13 Mitten Tutorial
Jan 20 Mitten Tutorial
Jan 27 Mitten Tutorial

Feb 1 Mrs Wilson’s Knitting Circle
Feb 3 Charity Projects
Feb 10 Nirmal will teach a tutorial on a crocheted hat (You will need 1 skein of yarn any weight, crochet hook that corresponds to the weight of the yarn and a stitch marker)
Feb 17
Feb […]

December 17th, 2019|Categories: Fiber Follies|

Mrs Wilson’s Knitting Circle 2020

I will let you know when tickets are available.

Feb 1  The author of this book will be the guest lecturer:  https://www.amazon.com/They-Said-She-Couldnt-Did/dp/1690825413/ref=pd_sbs_14_t_0/137-8698429-6431037?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1690825413&pd_rd_r=cc7b4d56-5f7c-4009-babc-1bd7dc0324cb&pd_rd_w=IIJTC&pd_rd_wg=g2y2m&pf_rd_p=5cfcfe89-300f-47d2-b1ad-a4e27203a02a&pf_rd_r=TJ67392QBX3BHPFSVQT8&psc=1&refRID=TJ67392QBX3BHPFSVQT8

Tickets are available for Feb 1 now. Remember you need a login but the ticket is free.
https://my.theworldwar.org/6006/6007

April 4:  Modern Art of the 1910’s and 1920’s

May 2:  This is an extra session online.  get your ticket […]

December 7th, 2019|Categories: Fiber Follies|

Fiber Follies Charity Project 2020

We have chosen to support the Love Fund from Fox 4 with hats, scarves, and mittens for ages 5-17. The Love Fund especially needs mittens. We will also support Rose Brooks with hats, scarves, cowls, or headbands (women and children).

We will have a quick mitten class starting Jan 13 if you want to learn how to […]

December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Fiber Follies|

Charity 2019

Our charity project this year was to make winter items to hang at Browne’s in hopes that we could help those who need a hat or scarf to keep warmer this winter would come by and pick out one they like and use it for several years to come.  6 of us met at Browne’s […]

November 26th, 2019|Categories: Fiber Follies|

Creative Hand Show and Sale

The Creative Hand Show and Sale starts Nov 22 from 4-9 and Nov 23 10-5.  There will be lots for sale and fiber technique demonstrations both days.  It is located at the Old Shawnee Town Hall at 11600 Johnson Drive Shawnee, Ks 66203.  It does get crowded in there so get there early.  Admission and […]

November 13th, 2019|Categories: Fiber Follies|

Gift Knitting

Thanks to Sharon for this pattern.

Have you checked the calendar because Christmas is two months away.  If you are like many crafters there are people on your list that you want to make something for.  Or there is the last minute gift, a teacher your child wants to give a gift to, or ….

This simple […]

October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Fiber Follies|

November and December 2019 Events

 WE WILL NOT BE MEETING TOMORROW, THE 16TH DUE TO THE WEATHER. 

November 4 Fiber Follies Charity Project
November 9 Northland Cathedral Sale (Marlene have a table)
November 11 No Meeting to Veteran’s Day Holiday
November 18 Fiber Follies  (Meet us at 1:30 at Browne’s Irish Market for a late lunch.  We will then begin to hang the […]

October 15th, 2019|Categories: Fiber Follies|

October 2019 Events

October 5 Mrs Wilson’s Knitting Circle

October 7 Fiber Follies Charity Projects

October 14 Fiber Follies (We will not meet due to Columbus Day Holiday)

October 21 Fiber Follies

October 28 Fiber Follies Halloween Party

November 9 Northland Cathedral Sale (Marlene and Anne have a table)

September 18th, 2019|Categories: Fiber Follies|Tags: , , |

Tutorials

Two of the members are working on a cape that requires increases, decreases, and wrap and turns.  Since we went over the stitches I thought I would post some tutorials here for those who need a reference, or a little refresher, or if you have never completed these stitches before.  Purl Soho has some great […]

September 18th, 2019|Categories: Fiber Follies|Tags: |

Changes to the Yarn World

Thanks to Nirmal for providing the information.
Yarn industry news:

Spinrite (company in Canada) recently bought Red Heart. They now own half the world: Red Heart, Caron, Lily Sugar’n Cream, Yarnspirations, Bernat, Patons, Phentex (https://www.spinriteyarns.com/brand/phentex) and wonderart (for latch hooking).

The parent company of the Interweave magazines (and much more) went bankrupt and sold itself off in bits […]

September 16th, 2019|Categories: Fiber Follies|

September 2019 Meetings and Events

September 2 No meeting Labor Day Holiday
September 9 Charity Project
September 16
September 23
September 30

September 7  “Art in the Park”, Westwood Park 47th & Stateline (Ann Scott and Marlene Toms will have a booth)

September 21-22 Non Plaza Art Fair (Ann Scott of Fiber Follies will have a booth)

August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Fiber Follies|

ScrapsKC

Have you been to ScrapsKC?  If not, you should get there soon. We bought a lot of yarn here for our Yarn Bomb.  I also get a lot of yarn for our charity projects here as well.   Imagine all those craft supplies and school supplies you have in your house, what do you do […]

August 9th, 2019|Categories: Fiber Follies|Tags: , , |

Mrs. Wilson’ s Knitting Circle

Aug 3rd is the next meeting of Mrs Wilson’s Knitting Circle.   We meet six times a year on a Saturday morning for an hour and pick up WW1 patterns, along with a lecture about some topic during that timeframe.  Did you know there are even knitting songs?  The lectures are sometimes about the knitted garments, […]

July 26th, 2019|Categories: Fiber Follies|Tags: , |

Socks

We are about halfway through the sock class.  The yarn is so pretty and while knitting it up it can completely change the look.  So why make socks.  Whenever someone asks me why I make something when I can go to Wal-Mart and buy it, I always answer why not?  There is nothing better than […]

July 26th, 2019|Categories: Fiber Follies|Tags: |

Charity Items

As you may know Fiber Follies has made lapghans, hats, and scarves for Redemptrist Senior Center, World War 1 Museum, ScrapsKC, and red hats for babies.  This year we had a request to make hats, scarves, cowls, and headbands and hang them on the fence at Browne’s Irish Market.  We have been given many skeins […]

July 21st, 2019|Categories: Fiber Follies|Tags: |

July and August Events

 

July 22:  Sock Class continues

July 29:  Sock Class continues

August 3:  Mrs Wilson’s Knitting Circle (If you are going you need a ticket)  Mrs. Wilson’s Knitting Circle

August 5:  Sock Class, Charity Project  We will not meet due to the rosary/visitation for Sheehan Corkill. 

August 10 Field Trip to Unwind Fiber Arts (Meet at 10 and we […]

July 20th, 2019|Categories: Fiber Follies|Tags: , , |

Fáilte

Hi!  I am so excited that Fiber Follies at the Irish Center now has our own blog.  I am the Chief Knitwit of the group and have been wanting to do this for awhile now.  I know we have an email list, a group on Ravelry, and sometimes we have posts on Facebook.  That is […]

July 19th, 2019|Categories: Fiber Follies|Tags: |