The Handmade Market is tomorrow!
11 am to 5pm at Cobblestone Hall in downtown Raleigh’s City Market.
CFF is pleased to sponsor this event.
Meet these authors at CFF.
Jane Edwards & Renee' Pappas
Carol Leigh Brack-Kaiser
Marcy Smith—Best of Interweave Crochet
Allie Pleiter—Homefront Hero
Tom Hudgin—The Andros Connection
Charles Gandy—The Embellished Sock
Jane Edwards & Renee’ Pappas—Jelly Bean Finds Her Special Place
Carol Leigh Brack-Kaiser—Continuous Strand Weaving Method,
Techniques and Projects
Dirt to Shirt, a first for CFF with t-shirts made of cotton grown right here in the Carolinas. In sizes S-XXL, these tees sport CFF’s logo in green (printed with eco-friendly ink) and the label you see here. Available only during CFF!
A big thank you to CFF advertisers!
Hillsborough Yarn Shop
Ken McNeill Art
The Twisted Knitter
Yarns of Wilmington
Click on their logos (right sidebar) to visit them today.
If you attended Carolina FiberFest in previous years, you’ll find even more ways to fuel your fiber passion in 2012. If this is your first time, get ready for big fun at every turn.
Score unique gifts at Rock and Shop Market, with one hundred designers, plus food and live music. Saturday, December 17 in Durham, NC.
Tomorrow is Small Business Day. Please shop small and buy from local farmers, indie publishers and bookstores, indie fiber suppliers, indie garden shops, bakeries… you get the idea!
Thank You For Coming!
Nov 13th, 2011, from The Handmade Market:
“A great big THANK YOU goes out to everyone who came to The Handmade Market yesterday! We really appreciate your patronage and support for the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.
And many many thanks to all of the artists and volunteers who worked so hard on this show.”
…and getting happier. More than one-third of vendor booths for 2012 have been reserved. Yeah!
Do you sell yarn, roving, needles, hooks, patterns, projects bags, pins, knitting bowls? Beads? Buttons. Books? DVDs? Be part of CFF and send in your vendor application today.
Carolina FiberFest is a sponsor of The Handmade Market, a semiannual shopping event in downtown Raleigh, NC. It features a juried selection of the best and brightest artists, designers, and crafters from NC and beyond. The event is produced by The Handmaidens, a North Carolina collective of independent designers.
Saturday, November 12 from 11 am—5 pm at Cobblestone Hall (City Market/Moore Square). Arrive early to receive your free shopping tote!
Get ’em while they’re hot!
At 15″ x 15″, these totes are not too big. They’re not too small. They’re just right. Perfect as project bags, shopping bags, birthday gifts, holiday gifts, anytime gifts.
Sturdy cotton duck your needles and hooks won’t poke through. Navy print. Pictured yarn and needles not included, but you’ll enjoy filling yours during Carolina FiberFest.
Order today. $8 includes shipping.
Mail your check or money order to:
508 Sedgewood Rd
Four Oaks, NC 27524
Next May, half of the Graham Bldg will belong to CFF, with 47,500 square feet of fiber heaven. That’s 15,000 more than 2011′s event.
More space more shopping + more demos + more activities + more friends. Way more fun!
What’s that? An event for yarn and fiber lovers to visit local yarn shops in the Triangle October 8 and 9. Participation is free. No purchase is required, though who can resist the tempting promotions offered that weekend? Be sure to collect your free ticket at each shop for raffle bags chock full of goodies. For the complete low-down, visit prancerwhoknits.com
Explore the world of fiber. Discover diverse cultures and their fiber traditions.
Imagine the places you might go during three days of free demos.
You’ll enjoy seeing spinners, knitters, crocheters, weavers, tatters, lacemakers, felters and embroiderers. Get acquainted with rug hooking. Follow that with bobbin lace. Admire works-in-progress and finished objects.
Tumble to creative ways to be kind to the planet with green projects such as the elegant black and silver clutch (pictured left). It was knitted and crocheted with VHS videotape.
Montagnard-style spinning wheel
Want more? Weaving looms. Machine knitting. Montagnard-style spinning wheels like the one below. Fiber carding, combing and blending.
Chat with experts. Learn about materials, tools and techniques. Marvel at antique fiber equipment. Ask questions. Pick up the lingo. And try your hand at something new. Who knows, you just might love it.
Want more yarn. Need more yarn. Gotta have more yarn.
Gotta have it now.
Do I have a fiber problem?
Cotton and cashmere. Bamboo. Linen. Llama, alpaca and wool. Hemp. Silk. Angora and mohair. Quiviut. Camel, yak, and buffalo. Vicuna. Banana silk. Yum.
Gotta have more roving. Hooks, needles, an embroidered needle case. Patterns and projects bags. Beads. Buttons. Books. DVDs. Two monkey dolls—the twins would kill for those. A knitting bowl for Sis’ birthday. Shawl pin for Jen’s wrap. Help!
Retail therapy. It’s good for you.