Updates for, about and by our Monday knitters group.
Yarn Shop and More Closing April 30th 2021
We will continue to hold stitch nights once a month and would love to keep in touch with you.
Starting tomorrow everything in the store will be on sale for 15% OFF. There will be no refunds or exchanges.
On March 15th will be moving to CASH or VENMO ONLY due to the fact that we have […]
Jan – March 2021 Events
Jan 11 Start Sack Sweater Class
Feb 8 We are not meeting due to the weather
Feb 15 TBD is the Irish Center Open Holiday
March 15 TBD Is the Irish Center Open ST Pats week
No word on Mrs Wilson’s Knitting Circle meetings as of yet.
Don’t forget we are […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 26 No Meeting
November 2 Charity Projects Halloween Party
November 16 Field Trip to Yarn Shop and More, no regular meeting
N0vember 23 No Meeting Happy Thanksgiving
NOTE: We will be delivering charity items to Love Fund and Rose Brooks
December 5 […]
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
Aug 3rd Charity Projects
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
May 4 Charity Project
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
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 […]
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)
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.
April 4: Modern Art of the 1910’s and 1920’s
May 2: This is an extra session online. get your ticket […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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)
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 […]
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 2019 Meetings and Events
September 2 No meeting Labor Day Holiday
September 9 Charity Project
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)
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]