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            Time for a haircut!
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                    ... and a pedicure!
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                                      ahhhhh..... that's better!  Loving spa day!
 
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Click on photo above to RSVP for May class!
Classes have filled fast! for "Grandma's Attic" Origami felted bag.

Below are photos from our first class.  Everyone had a great time creating their bags.

3 sessions of this class have filled. I have added an additional class for Friday, May 4th. 

So much fun to use the new feltloom that transforms fiber into fabric!
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A creative mastermind at work. 
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Dollies are embedded into the fiber with the feltloom. 
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Transforming fiber into fabric with the feltloom.
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Distressed silk base gives a vintage look to the final fabric.
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Layers of beautiful white fiber ready to transform to felt. 
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Flowers from vintage dollies were added as embellishments
 
Spotted at the Shoppe
     Thanks to Stacy & Sue for loan of this beautiful "Infinity" 1-ball shawl for display at the Shoppe.  Yarn & free patterns available at the shoppe. 
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NEWS FLASH..... NEWS FLASH.... NEWS FLASH...
Central Iowa Yarn Shop Hop is April 25-28.   The Fiber Art Shoppe is on the HOP!   The Fiber Art Shoppe will be OPEN Wednesday - Saturday   April 25th-April 28th from 7am-7pm.                                      YES!!  7am-7pm

 
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"PIGS - People in Glorious Socks" Held Their Retreat in Ankeny (despite the name - it's a wonderful event!)
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Myra had a fun time at her first circular sock machine event!  
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I learned to make fingerless mittens on my antique circular sock machine!
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Sue made a great pair of socks from Pix yarn!
     The Circular Sock Machine event in Ankeny was great.  I personally learned how to make fingerless mittens; how to use my ribber; how to make a picot edged anklet; and how to make a selvedge edge - all on my vintage circular sock machine!  
 
Yarn Shoppe Mystery (What does Sherri do with her time?) Since we checked in last...
  • Vending and participated in the sock crank-in
  • Helped give pedicures & haircuts on Alpaca "spa day"
  • New fibers arrived! Stocked shelves with Northern Lights & other favorites. 
  • Packaged fibers for a breed study that a spinning group is undertaking!  Delivered to Des Moines. 
  • Set up and instructed 1st feltloom purse class
  • Packed up spinning wheels; fibers; etc to take to Spin-In Iowa (Watch for photos of event in next newsletter!)
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       All packed up to head over to 3-Day        
"Spin-in Iowa" retreat
 
     We have just a couple spaces left in the silk vessel class on Saturday, April 21st.   No prior experience necessary.  Using raw silk from silk cocoons you will embed beautiful fibers and create a vessel that you can illuminate with an LED tea lite or use to hold precious items. 
 
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Click on Photo Above to register for the          April 21st Class
 
 
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Thank you Judy for making these adorable bunny hats to donate to the Preemie Project.

Next up is making hats with a 4th of July theme. 
2018 Friendsgiving Project
HOLIDAY THEMED HATS & BOOTIES For The Preemie Project
 
For 2018 will be doing one year-long project rather than several different projects every
other month. We will be making holiday themed hat/bootie sets for The Preemie Project.

Following is the schedule of holidays and deadlines:

January & February – Easter/Spring theme                      deadline – 3/3/18 - COMPLETE
March & April – 4th of July (red/white/blue)                         deadline – 5/5/18
May, June & July – Cy-Hawk Challenge                                 deadline – 8/4/18
August & September – Halloween                                         deadline - 9/29/18
October & November – Christmas/Winter                             deadline – 12/1/18

Finished projects may be dropped off at The Fiber Art Shoppe 

For more information on sizes; yarns; patterns go to "thepreemieproject.com" 
 
Fiber Art Shoppe

5 Benton Ave. East

Albia, IA 52531

(641) 777-0465

http://www.fiberartshoppe.com
Store Hours
NEW Fall 2018 Hours

Friday 1pm - 4 pm
Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
The Fiber Art shoppe is the Largest Yarn and Fiber Shop in Iowa. We have a unique and very large inventory of yarn, fiber, fabric and supplies for mixed media fiber art. The shop is located in a beautifully restored Victorian building on the historic Albia, Iowa square.

Fiber Art Shoppe is eye candy for the creative!