Announcing: The String Exchange

Winter 2017

Fiber & Yarn

Spunky Eclectic Targhee Fiber & Mountain Sport Targhee Yarn

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We’ve chosen patterns for sweaters and accessories that will pair perfectly with our yarn selections.

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What Is String Exchange?

We started String Exchange as an attempt to quench the thirst of fiber and yarn enthusiasts in the Wichita area. We may not quench your thirst, but we can keep you regularly hydrated!
Denise Renee of Filament Fiber Arts and Chauntel Ensey of Firebrunette Knits bring you quarterly special offers of yarn and fiber from amazing companies. We also provide pattern suggestions for each offering. This will give us all a chance to sample different talent, breeds, twist, and colorways.
Order the yarn, fiber, and patterns online or with one of us and we will deliver your order at our fiber meet up groups. We are not offering shipping at this time.


You will receive a 5% discount off retail.
Sales tax is included and there is no shipping charge.
The savings will be over a 10% discount in the end!


String Exchange Blastoff!

 
Join us on Small Business Saturday!!
November 25th
Bring your knitting, crochet, weaving, and spinning to spend time with other fiber folks ! We are featuring Targhee wool and yarn indie dyed from Spunky Eclectic. There will be yarn  and fiber to fondle in both of our 2 colorways, Merlot and Last Leaf. You can order at the gathering or in the comfort of your home on our website.

Location and time to be announced.

We are featuring Spunky Eclectic yarn and fiber this season, bringing in the warm colors of fall and the holidays.

Spunky Eclectic:

Amy King (aka ‘Boogie’) is the owner of Spunky Eclectic, a fiber studio that is both a brick-and-mortar and online store. One of the most dedicated and impassioned of the “younger generations” of handspinners, she has played a significant role in the spinning community for years. Known for her fiber prep and dyeing, she is acclaimed by spinners across the country as well as internationally for her fiber samples and innovative fiber club. The Spunky Eclectic shop is focused on spinning and weaving featuring a wide selection of wheels, spindles, looms, fibers, and handpainted yarns as well as instruction; everything a weaver and spinner needs to get going and keep going.
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Targhee: Notes from The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook

The Targhee sheep was born of practicality. In 1926, USDA researchers bred Rambouillet rams with Corriedale and Lincoln/Rambouillet eyes and back crossing the offspring with each other. They did this to make a dual purpose sheep, good for meat and fleece.This resulted in a fairly long wool that is fine with loft and elasticity, great for “making soft, cozy, resilient textiles that feel indulgent, yet wear well. Using a light touch in spinning will help keep the fibers flowing and Targhee also felts well.

Order NOW through December 1 – Deliveries in early 2018

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We are also offering this discount on ALL fiber & yarn available at Spunky Eclectic.
In order to receive other items at the sale price you will need to compile your list of items and contact us through the Special Orders link on the Shop Page.
We will then send you an invoice that must be paid by the December 1st deadline for ordering.
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Fiber Fun Day & Summer Classes

                                                   

Wichita Knitters’ Guild is happy to host Knit, spin, crochet Day!!

From 10am-6pm, Saturday July 8th we will have an open knit/spin/crochet day at the Wichita Central Library in the Patio Room.

$2 per person goes to paying for the room and into the Guild coffers.

We’ve got the Patio room all day Saturday, June 8th from 10am – 6pm.

The room is located on the 1st floor all the way at the back behind the computer lab.

We can bring in food and drinks, spinning wheels and all our bags of fibery goodness. Chairs & tables provided, if you need a seat cushion, bring your own.
If you are not yet a member of the Wichita Knitters’ Guild this is a good time to take advantage of a social gathering to talk to members and pick guild board member’s brains with any questions you may have about joining a knitting guild and what it’s all about.

Any questions contact Chauntel, 316.633.3217


Summer is a time for lightweight knits, lots of color and some new techniques. In this round of classes we’ll work on a uniquely constructed lightweight sweater, learn to knit socks, and learn to thrum using wool roving in our knitting.

There is also a Beginning Knitting class to encourage your friends to join you in this fiber odyssey.
Call Picket Fence to register today!

Check out these beauties!
Upcoming Classes 

Hachure Sweater by Bristol Ivy

July 6th, 20th, August 3rd, 17th, & 31st
6 – 8pm
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The unique construction and lightweight fabric of this sweater is a must have in your year-round wardrobe. You can knit the sleeves to any length you prefer, making it ideal to customize to your preference.
Any sock yarn will work, but we have some beautiful yarns at the shop so that you can do a special order before class starts, choosing the colors YOU want!

$60

Thrummed Slippers

August 5th, 12th, 19th
10am – 12pm
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With our winter climate changing we don’t exactly reach for thrummed mittens any longer. But, who wouldn’t want a pair of cushy, warm slippers!?
These are so fun to knit and you get to use wool roving to knit with, not just boring old yarn.

$40

Beginning Knitting

July 10th, 17th, 24th, & 31st
5:30-7pm

I think EVERYONE should learn to knit! Not everyone becomes a Master Knitter, but everyone can enjoy every stitch they knit.
In this 4 session class you will learn the knit stitch, the purl stitch, textured (seed) stitch, increases, decreases, casting on in 2 different methods, and binding off.
It’s a thorough class getting you solidly started on your knitting journey.

$40

Beginning Socks

July 13th, 27th, & August 10th
6-8pm

Socks. Sock knitting can be VERY addicting…and sock yarn…the colors, the texture, the uniqueness!!!
(oh, and it doesn’t technically count as stash)
In this 4 session class you will learn to knit a pair of traditional top-down socks on double point needles. I will teach you how to measure correctly for yourself and for gift knitting for others.
It’s a thorough class getting you solidly started on your sock knitting journey.
You must be an advanced beginner – intermediate knitter, this is not for beginning knitters.

$40

More classes will be coming soon to the Firebrunette Knits at American Maid calendar, keep an eye out!!
And, as always, feel free to contact me for private or group lessons, as well as any other classes you want to see offered.
Thank you to my amazing knitting community!!


Don’t forget the Wichita Knitters’ Guild also meets monthly on the third Wednesday from 10am-12pm, and again in the evening from 6-8pm at Picket Fence Quilt Co
COME JOIN US TO FURTHER YOUR KNITTING SKILLS!!
ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME…YES, EVEN BEGINNERS…

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Fiber Fun Day Saturday July 8th

Wichita Knitters’ Guild is happy to host Knit, spin, crochet Day!!

From 10am-6pm, Saturday July 8th we will have an open knit/spin/crochet day at the Wichita Central Library in the Patio Room.

$2 per person goes to paying for the room and into the Guild coffers.

We’ve got the Patio room all day Saturday, June 8th from 10am – 6pm.

The room is located on the 1st floor all the way at the back behind the computer lab.

We can bring in food and drinks, spinning wheels and all our bags of fibery goodness. Chairs & tables provided, if you need a seat cushion, bring your own.

Any questions contact Chauntel, 316.633.3217

Source: Fiber Fun Day Saturday July 8th

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

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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

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cap-sleeve-lattice-top

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