Sale! Sale! Sale! This Weekend, Fri-Sun, at American Maid in Wichita 

Looking for a great way to find yarns, fiber, notions at a great price? We all know it’s been difficult in Kansas for Local Yarn Stores in recent years, this is a way to get your hands on fiber fix! 

Join us at American Maid, 1717 Briggs St in Riverside, Wichita

Friday, May 26th, 10am-4pm

Saturday, May 27th, 9am-4pm

Sunday, May 28th, 11am-3pm

I am still taking items for the sale as well! Mark your items with your name and the price, then deliver to me for inventory. Simple as that! 

More details in the original post about the iCT DeSTaSH SaLe 

Starting Saturday! Cap Sleeve Lattice Class 

Starting Saturday!! 

The Cap Sleeve Lattice Class is going to be a quintessential piece in your summer wardrobe. 

In this class you will learn seaming, and a basic mesh pattern that makes this top light and airy. 

View the Ravelry project page for yarn ideas and gorgeous color choices. 

Call or visit Picket Fence Quilt Co to sign up! 

Class dates: 5/13, 6/3, 6/17, 6/24 

Class time: 12:30-2:30pm

Class fee: $50

3/15/17 Tonight’s Meeting

Source: 3/15/17 Tonight’s Meeting

Our morning meeting was a blast, but we did find out that there is more interest in some aspects of Ravelry, namely forums/groups & searches, than expected.

So, with that being said, we’re asking you to limit your Show & Share to 3 items. That way, all will be able to share and the presentation won’t be rushed.

Next month we will present Ravelry Stash & Projects.

Thanks, all!! Looking forward to tonight!

Russian Join in Fingering Weight Single Spun Yarn

This last month at Wichita Knitters’Guild Tami Carlson taught about weaving in ends in lace, and this join was a large part of the discussion so I wanted to demonstrate how fabulous (and so easy)  it is to do. 

First, I chose a needle just smaller in diameter than the yarn, with a very sharp tip. Both in this photo are acceptable, I’m using the longer needle for the demonstration just because I can ☺️

Next, I take my new yarn crossing it over the old in a t, then folding the ends back on themselves. 

Thread the needle in one end, it truly doesn’t matter which end of the two you start with. Now begin weaving your needle through the same yarn; new to new, old to old, for at least 3″ on each side. 

Do you see the loop at the bottom of the woven yarn, where the other end is laying through? You need to pull the tail of the yarn you wove back on itself to close that loop down on the other strand of yarn. 

Once both ends have been woven back on themselves, make sure both loops have been pulled tightly closed and feel smooth when you run your fingers across them. 

Pull both yarns,  letting the tails hang, testing your join, and at the same time, smoothing things out. 

Voila! Knit right on over that join. 

I like to wait to cut my ends until after my piece has been fully blocked,always remembering to cut them close to the fabric on the right side (public) of my work so the ends pop to the back if seen at all. 

Proud American Knitter

Yes, this is a political post.

I have many friends, students, and customers that may feel this is not the best place to post political views, but this directly affects every American, and many that are not American citizens.
I have been knitting pink hats for the PussyHatProject for the Woman’s March on Washington, and enjoying every second of it.

14 or 15 hats in total
(honestly, I lost count…)

They will be worn in 3 different states, by women, girls, men, and boys.
I am one proud knitter!

This is one of my oldest friends and her family ready to march in Sacramento, CA tomorrow and I could not be more proud!

I will be wearing my hat in solidarity tomorrow while I am working. I have half a dozen hats in the Wichita march, 10am meet at The Keeper of the Plains. I will be just around the corner at American Maid, hosting the iCT DeSTaSH SaLe from 9am – 6pm.
I love my country, I love my freedoms, and I love that I can stand up and be heard in a respectful, peaceful yet uber-strong manner. I love my right to speak up against what I feel, and know, to be an injustice for the American people. I own it.

Saturday, January 21st 9am – 6pm
Sunday, January 22nd 11am – 3pm

Get organized to start off 2017

We had a great first day of the sale, but there is still PLENTY of stash to shop from!!

…shop your friend’s stashes that you’ve been green with envy over!

To make things easier for shoppers, and sellers, I have extended the hours to include Sunday, 11am – 3pm.
(Sellers can still pick up Saturday evening, if desired.)
click for link to Google Maps

American Maid
1717 Briggs St
Wichita, KS 67203




  • Bring wallet, this is the most important detail ;o)
  • No cost to shop!
  • Cash, check ($36 returned check fee if NSF), Paypal, and, all credit cards accepted.
    If using Paypal you will need to have access to app to make payment.
  • Patience; sometimes the checkout process with marking inventory sold from different sellers can take a few minutes. Bonus, it gives you a few more minutes to browse!
  • Shoplifters will be prosecuted, fiberphiles don’t steal from other fiberphiles, EVER!!

*There is always a table to sit & knit, chat & visit.
*Free coffee &  hot tea.
* Feel free to bring your own beverage or food.



  • Pick up deadline: Pickup can be done any time you like during the sale Friday or Saturday, I will be in the space until 7pm SATURDAY evening & SUNDAY 11am – 3pm.
  • Your sales will be tallied within 24 hours. You will receive an inventory sheet of all that sold.
  • You have the choice to receive payment for your sold items in the form of cash, Paypal, or check for your payment. We’ll arrange payment pickup when you pickup your stash items after the sale.
  • 5% of all sales will be taken to pay for my time & work. It may sound like a lot but it works out to only a dollar+ an hour payment for my time.

    (Remember, by accepting credit cards & Paypal we are opening up more spontaneous sale opportunities.)

    ***IMPORTANT TO NOTE: the space is rented for the 2 days of the sale. Your items cannot stay in the space after Sunday night. If you cannot make it to pick up your unsold items, then you need to make arrangements with a friend that is selling or buying to pick up your items for you. Or, talk to me. I reserve the right to refuse to hold your items, I am also limited on space.

Any changes to the sale plans will be announced by email, on Firebrunette, in the Firebrunette Knits Ravelry group, and on the Firebrunette Knits Facebook page. Lots of ways to get information!!

The more people we have involved, the more stash you clear out, the more new goodies you can take home. Win, win!!

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