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Spring 2018 Ltd. Ed. Bags

January 29, 2018

The Carolina Fiber Frolic Spring 2018 Limited Edition bag is here! For this retreat, I’m making a larger project/fiber/knitting/carry-all bag as shown here in these photos. The outer fabric is a charcoal grey wool blend with yarn “couched” down in an all over doodle design. Turquoise, yellow, cream, melon, hot pink, green, and purple all meander throughout. The lining fabric is a decorator weight woven fabric & each bag will have a large 2 compartment interior pocket.

The bag handles are a supple black leather, so they easily stay out of your way when the bag is open and you are knitting or spinning from it. There are also leather cords that can be used to tie the sides of the bag together to make the top of the bag narrower (if it’s not stuffed to the gills with yarn :-0), and to secure the contents as you carry your current project with you while out and about. The 100 gram cake of yarn & fiber braid are shown for scale & not included in your bag purchase (there will be yarns & fibers available from one of the vendors during the retreat that compliment this fabric – no pre-order necessary for yarn & fiber).

Each bag will have a Carolina Fiber Frolic Spring 2018 tag. If you would like to order a bag, please indicate that on your Registration Form, or send me an e-mail if you already registered & would like to add one to your registration information. Thanks everyone for your continued support of the Carolina Fiber Frolic Retreat!


Make Friends With Your Handcards

February 6, 2012

You can use your humble hand cards to prepare a fleece for either woolen or worsted spinning – if you have the right information. Come take a class from the talented Kate Larson on Making the Most of Your Handcards.

You’ll learn how to blend fiber and color and how carding techniques can affect your finished yarn. Both spindle spinners and wheel spinners are welcome in this great class. Click on the right hand side bar for all of the Retreat Registration information.