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Spring 2014 Retreat was Wonderful!

March 31, 2014

It was a wonderful weekend that went by too quickly!!! Thanks to all our instructors, vendors, caterer, but most importantly: Thanks to everyone who attended!!! All who came, whether long-time friends or new friends attending for the first time, are a great group of people who welcome the opportunity to gather, play, produce, learn, eat, laugh, and enjoy a fiber filled weekend. The Carolina Fiber Frolic Retreat is a great event because of the participation of great people!

I’ll get caught up soon and post some of our photos, but in the meantime, Michiele has already put up her blog post about the weekend – you should take a look! Thanks Michiele! Here’s her blog addy:

Once the fall Retreat and next spring’s 6th Annual Retreat dates are set, I’ll post them here. Until then, have fun creating with fiber!

March 28-30, 2014 Retreat Registration Is Open

January 27, 2014

Yes it’s true! Teachers have been hired, supplies are ordered, door prizes are being gathered, and fantastic classes are waiting for you! We hope that You will join us at the next Carolina Fiber Frolic Retreat!

This will be our 5th Annual Spring Retreat and it promises to be the best one yet! Click on the link in the right hand side bar to read all the class descriptions, see who the teachers are and start making your plans to join the Frolic in the Mountains. We have a fabulous mountain resort center setting and a great caterer to complete the perfect weekend getaway for you and your newest fiber loving friends.

Hope to see you soon!

Seacell and tea

Is this your seat?

March 20, 2013


We’re looking forward to spending time with wonderful fiber friends this weekend. Some we’ve already met, others will soon be new friends…. as you can see, we have comfortable chairs and warm fireplaces if it’s chilly outside. If you’re not coming this time, we hope you’ll join us at a future retreat!!

Carolina Fiber Frolic Spring Retreat: March 22-24, 2013

January 18, 2013

It’s here, It’s here, read all about it!!

The class descriptions for all 14 classes that are being offered this spring, info on all 6 teachers who are going to be joining us, the registration form which you can either fill out on-line or print and mail, as well as info you need to make your housing accommodations – it’s (hopefully) all here!!
What: Carolina Fiber Frolic Retreat (all types of fiber activity are welcome!)
When: March 22-24, 2013
Where: Sapphire Valley Resort, Sapphire, North Carolina (in the western NC mountains)
We hope you’ll come, bring a project and enjoy a relaxing and productive weekend, or sign up for up to 5 different classes over the course of the weekend and expand your fiber knowledge. We hope to see you at the Frolic!!
Let me know if you have any questions – hope you’re as excited as I am!!!

Carolina Fiber Frolic Fall Retreat: Nov 9-11, 2012

June 21, 2012

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year (probably because it means the heat of the summer is behind us….) I say this every year & my family responds with “yes, we know that because you say it every fall”. Well, it’s good to be consistent, right?

The first Carolina Fiber Frolic Fall Retreat is shaping up to be a fabulous event. We’re including some favorite parts of the spring retreat, like the evening socials, the friendly atmosphere, and the pleasures of working with fiber, but we also are working hard to make the Fall event unique!

We’re planning a Stash-Swap-Sale evening, as well as an opportunity for attendees to sell other hand made items that they make year round!

We are working on a very special “pre-retreat” bonus day that will take place on Thursday, November 8, so you’ll want to pencil that day onto your calendar too. We’re still working out all the details & can’t wait to share it with you. We think you are going to love this unique opportunity!!

If you want to be added to the Carolina Fiber Frolic Retreat e-mail list, send a message to Jan AT CarolinaFiberFrolic DOT com and you’ll be kept up to date with plans and registration information.

Thanks for your interest in and support of the Carolina Fiber Frolic!!

Upcoming Retreat Dates

May 22, 2012

Everyone had such a great time at the Spring 2012 retreat, that we’ve already booked dates for the next 2 events!

November 9-11, 2012

March 22-24, 2013

The conference center is booked, our amazing caterer is looking forward to serving us, the housing block is set up & we are busy hatching plans to make these 2 events memorable for you.

Get the dates on your calendars now & let us know if you’d like to be added to the e-mail list for registration information.

Thanks and we look forward to having you join us at our next event!


She’s a Cover Girl & She’s Teaching at the Carolina Fiber Frolic

March 20, 2012

Kate Larson, who is teaching two classes at the upcoming Carolina Fiber Frolic retreat has an(other) article in the newest Spin-Off magazine. Not only that, but her work is featured on the cover! Come take a class with her at the Frolic before she starts taking her classes around the globe & you won’t be able to catch up with her. Seriously, she’s coming to us!  She’s teaching Making the Most of Your Handcards, as well as Spinning the Three Leicesters. Click on the link in the right side bar for all the class and registration information.



Here a Leicester, There a Leicester, Everywhere a Leicester Leicester

March 9, 2012

Have you gotten into a rut with your spinning? Do you want to learn about different sheep breeds but don’t know where to start? There is such an incredible variety of wool to spin that you owe it to yourself to learn more about the types of wool available to you for future projects.

Come to this class and start (or continue) your wooly journey. Kate Larson, from the Spinning Daily blog and one of this year’s national SOAR retreat teachers will share her knowledge of the Three Leicesters: Blueface, Border, and English. These 3 breeds share a deep history, but have become very different breeds. Luster longwool fleeces create versatile yarns that can be used for the finest lustrous lace or durable socks and sweaters. You will learn how the breeds developed and diverged, fiber preparation, spinning methods, project ideas, and where to find these fibers.

Why travel to the other side of the country to take a class with Kate when she is traveling to North Carolina to join the Carolina Fiber Frolic in the Mountains?

You won’t be able to think about “just plain wool” ever again. For full class details: click on the link to the right.

Thrum-­‐didly-­‐icious: Weave Without Buying a Loom!

March 5, 2012

So, you’re interested in weaving, but concerned about investing in a loom. Or you would like to weave, but don’t have an extra room in your house for a full size floor loom. Or perhaps you spend more time sitting and waiting for people than you spend at home. Or could it be that your stash of yarn scraps has started to mock you from the other side of the room.

If you answered YES to any one of these questions, this class is for you! You just need at least 12″ lengths of yarn and Suzy will have you weaving in 3D! Once you’re hooked on this portable process, you will be ready to weave Kindle, Nook or iPad cases, pillow tops, tote bags, camera cases, cell phone pouches and more!

Affordable, portable, and a way to use those bits of yarn that you haven’t been able to part with. Win Win! Click on the link in the right side bar for all the registration info.

Spinning With A Supported Spindle

March 1, 2012

Support Spindle Class being taught by Susan, aka fleegle

Who better to teach you how to get started spinning with a Supported Spindle, than the woman who literally wrote the book on spinning with a supported spindle???

Hot off the press, this brand new book (available directly from the author as a printed book or as an e-book) was written at the request of so many spinners who wanted to learn fleegle’s techniques! Known for her supported spindle spinning, she heard the requests and just recently released the book.

She’ll be teaching a class (or two, depending on demand) on spinning with a support spindle. Registration is required, but she will be providing spindles & fiber for everyone to get started during class. Follow the link in the right side bar for all the details.