Thursday, July 31, 2008

Lovely New Fibers from River's Edge

We have a lovely selection of new 50 Merino/50 Silk hand dyed braids from River's Edge...each colorway was handpicked by Leslie especially for you! (She brought them back from the Midwest Fiber & Folk Festival.) Each braid is 3 oz., $24. Good job, Leslie!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Thought of the Day

When you follow your bliss...
doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors;
and where there wouldn't be a door for anyone else.
Joseph Campbell
As a BTW, do you know we sell vintage ephemera and game pieces at The Fiber Studio? I love collage and altered art projects and have collected this stuff for years. And that's how a place that sells fibers came to offer collage classes! We've got some great stuff for collage, altered books, scrapbooking, atc's, jewelry, art dolls or anything you want to use it for! Stop in sometime and do a little rummaging!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

We're Opening an Etsy Store

Just a quick note to let you know that I'm setting up an Etsy store, and our seller name is thefiberstudio. I hope to get some product up for sale over the coming week, so if there is something you'd like to see for sale on Etsy, please e-mail me at

I'll be working at the shop tomorrow (Monday) from about 11 am to 4 pm and the shop will be open while I'm here. If you need anything, feel free to stop by!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

More Tidbits

The COLLAGE: PAPER DOLLS CLASS with KATHY COULTER Thursday evening was a lot of fun! My first paper doll is on the left and the Frieda doll is one Kathy made that I keep on display at the shop. It was great fun to see everyone's paper dolls come together. It was quite a meditative process, really. We made new friends...and we all agreed that it was a great way to spend a summer evening! Thank you so much're the best!

The latest issue of WILD FIBERS is in, and as usual, it is packed with interesting articles and beautiful photos!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Speaking of it being quiet around here...Judy, Kris and Jill are at the Midwest Felting Symposium in Madison, Wisconsin through Sunday. They registered for some great workshops and they're going to come back with lots of ideas! I can't wait to hear all about it. I know some of you are going to the MFS, but for those of you sticking around town, The Fiber Studio will be open all week and week-end! (hint,hint) Why not stop by?!

There's room in the COLLAGE: PAPER DOLLS CLASS with KATHY COULTER Thursday evening if anyone is interested. It goes from 6-9 pm and $35 includes all supplies. See for yourself what altered art is about!

There are a couple spots left in the FELTED TOTE BAG WORKSHOP with KRIS POST on Saturday, August 9. It goes from 10 am to 4:30 pm, $65 + supplies. This is a wonderful workshop and the participants are always thrilled with their finished tote bags!

I had a quick chance to look at the new QUILTING ARTS magazine last night while the Beginning Spinning class was going. It's dubbed their "Go Green" issue and it's full of interesting items, such as "rusting fabric," mixed media wall hangings incorporating found and recycled objects, quilted pet portraits, digital designing, dyeing with indigo and more.

Here's a head's up...I've been rustled into taking a shift demo-ing spinning at the State Fair. I'll be there from 5-9 pm on Monday, August 25. I don't have all the details yet, but it's with the Weavers Guild of MN and we'll be in the Creative Activities Building.

Hot Off The Presses...

The new FIBERARTS and QUILTING ARTS magazines came in today. I haven't had a chance to look at them yet but plan to do so this evening while the Beginning Spinning class is going on. I'll tell you about them tomorrow.

All of the small custom blended batts I brought into the shop sold and I'll be blending more, as time permits. I do them at home on my electric carder...but I don't seem to be home much lately! I brought about 2 oz. of a color I'm calling "Seamist" in today. It's a blend of merino with a little tencel and some glitz. I'll post a picture when I can.

It's been quiet around here since Leslie took off on vacation last week. She's been lazing (and feltmaking, of course) along the shores of Lake Geneva in Wisconsin. And last week-end she took in the Midwest Fiber & Folk Festival in Illinois. She hooked up with Carol and Debb from River's Edge Weaving Studio (from Michigan), and she'll be bringing their new 50 Merino/50 Silk hand dyed braids back for the shop. We met Carol and Debb at Shepherd's Harvest Festival in May and have been selling their lovely hand dyed fibers. (We have their BFL, 80 Merino/20 Silk and some 50 Merino/50 Tencel.)

I have to scoot...the Beginning Spinning class is on tonight and I need to start getting set up for them. BTW, I had no idea this blogging thing would be so much fun!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Budding Artist Visits The Fiber Studio

The other day, my friend Molly stopped by the shop with her children, Vivian (4 yrs) and Gus (18 mos). Just about as soon as they got here, Viv whipped out an unfinished drawing she had brought along and a red crayon. Draw, draw, draw, scribble, scribble. Once satisfied with her work, she gave it to me. I've taped her "artwork" on the wall and already the city's art lovers are noticing! I can't wait to see her little face when she sees it. By the way, Molly is a talented artist and graphic designer herself, with a lovely line of stationery and gift bags. See for yourself at

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Our New Blog!

Hi everyone,

You've found us in the midst of a new adventure...blogging! Today's post will be short and sweet, as we just wanted to say "hello" to you all. We'll be posting again soon, so be sure to check back.

Until then, may you have many happy adventures in fiber mischief!