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16 09, 2019

Changes to the Yarn World

September 16th, 2019|Categories: Fiber Follies|

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 […]

22 08, 2019

September 2019 Meetings and Events

August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Fiber Follies|

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)

9 08, 2019

ScrapsKC

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

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 […]

26 07, 2019

Mrs. Wilson’ s Knitting Circle

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

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, […]

26 07, 2019

Socks

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

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 […]

21 07, 2019

Charity Items

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

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 […]

20 07, 2019

July and August Events

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

 

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 […]

19 07, 2019

Fáilte

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

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 […]

18 07, 2019

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

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5 10, 2018

Mundy & the Art of “Happy Accidents”: An Interview

October 5th, 2018|Categories: Artists, Music|Tags: |

Since arriving on the alt-pop-rock music scene in the 90’s with a string of multi-platinum hits (including his hit 1996 debut album Jelly Legs and an iconic rendition of “Galway Girl”), Mundy has cemented his status as an internationally beloved musical artist.

As the County Offaly native embarks upon a new US tour (including a couple […]

18 07, 2018

4 Awesome Perks of Being a KCIC Member

July 18th, 2018|Categories: Kansas City, Membership|

We’ll admit it: we have some really amazing stuff going on here at the Kansas City Irish Center. Can’t-miss concerts from world-class musicians and artists. Irish language, music and dance classes. All the pints you can drink (if you set your mind to it).

While you don’t need to be a card-carrying member of the Kansas […]

2 09, 2016

Kansas City’s Irish Center Purchases Drexel Hall

September 2nd, 2016|Categories: Campaign|Tags: , |

Historic Rental Venue to Continue Hosting Family-Friendly Events
Historic Drexel Hall, a popular gathering place for generations of Kansas City families celebrating weddings, recitals, birthdays, and other personal and business milestones, has been purchased by not-for-profit Kansas City Irish Center.

The seller was Drexel Hall LLC., which had owned and operated the 14,400 square-foot building at 3301 […]

15 09, 2015

KC Star – New Kansas City theater company to be affiliated with Irish Cultural Center

September 15th, 2015|Categories: Campaign|Tags: , |

Too many small theater companies in Kansas City?

Who says?

Katie Gilchrist, well-known in the theater community as an actress, singer and director, has now assumed a new title: founding artistic director of the Irish Repertory Theatre, Kansas City, a company dedicated to producing plays by Irish writers and works addressing Irish themes.

The theater, although independent, would […]

10 09, 2015

KCUR – Reflecting Kansas City’s Irish Heritage, Two Cultural Organizations Announce Major Moves

September 10th, 2015|Categories: Campaign|Tags: , , |

The luck of the Irish was with two arts organizations this past weekend at the 13th annual Kansas City Irish Fest at Crown Center.

The Irish Center of Kansas City kicked off a $3.5 million capital campaign for a new home. Festival officials matched on-site donations with a check for $125,000 for the non-profit, which has been housed in the […]

6 09, 2015

Kansas City Irish Fest Announces $125,000 Matching Pledge

September 6th, 2015|Categories: Campaign|Tags: , |

The Kansas City Irish Center enjoyed a tremendous Labor Day weekend! Over 100,000 people gathered to hear the news that the Center is moving into a new home. The Irish Fest showed its support for our relocation with a $125,000 pledge. The Irish Fest’s offer to match the weekend’s gifts led to over $14,000 in […]