New In: Classic Elite

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Our first new inventory of the new year comes from Classic Elite, a popular brand here at Wild Fibre. We have restocked a couple favorites and are also trying some new.

First up is Magnolia, a 70/30 dk weight merino and silk single ply blend with a great hand and excellent stitch definition.

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We’ve also added in more Toboggan, a favorite of ours that’s already selling out quickly. This beautiful chunky weight is a 70/30 blend of merino and superfine alpaca, making it pleasantly soft and cozy. What’s best is that we now have it in practically every color!

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Our first new yarn is La Gran, a chunky mohair, wool, and nylon blend produced exclusively for Classic Elite.

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Finally, our new obsession, Inca Alpaca. This worsted weight pure alpaca is so soft we just had to have it in as many colors possible.

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Come in and see them all for yourself!

SCAD Fibers Portfolio Exhibition

Last week marked the end of the school year for our area’s biggest local college, The Savannah College of Art and Design. Which means, that although things are slowing down in our shop, we got to go to see all of the beautiful work that students have been slaving away for, much of it with supplies acquired from our store!

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Both Paige and I are graduates of the Fibers program at SCAD, so getting to see all the student’s work and catching up with all of our old professors is always fun times! We are probably going to do a Part 2 post later on this week because there was so much amazing work, and we have a lot of pictures to sort through!

Alison Curran

Alison Curran

The colors that Alison uses in her work are what caught my eye at first. They are so magical and feminine that her pieces made me feel like I was seeing bits out of a fairytale.

Alison Curran

Alison Curran

Alison Curran

Alison Curran

Caitlin Henry

Caitlin Henry

Caitlin Henry

Caitlin Henry

We loved Caitlin Henry’s style, and the many cool techniques she used on this surface embroidery piece. She works in a variety of mediums and has a lovely little blog and website that I encourage you to check out!

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Caitlin Henry

Caitlin Henry

Caitlin Henry

Courtney Teague

Courtney Teague

Stitched and dyed chairs by Courtney Teague.

Courtney Teague

Courtney Teague

Heather Riniker

Heather Riniker

We loved this series of stitched leaves and maps by Heather Riniker. This work must take serious patience! You can find her portfolio on Behance right here.

Heather Riniker

Heather Riniker

Adrienna McDermott

Adrienna McDermott

Love this pretty beaded cake by Adrienna McDermott! She also had this really beautiful beaded curtain that I want about ten of for my future dream home. You can see more of Adrienna’s work on her website.

Adrienna McDermott

Adrienna McDermott

Kaitlin Feichter

Kaitlin Feichter

Loved the woven razor blade pattern by Kaitlin Feichter! She has a lot of cool designs, and you can check them out on her website.

Madeline Favre

Madeline Favre

And finally some knit work! Madeline is a great knitter and a loyal customer in our shop. She makes all kinds of exciting knit stuffs. I couldn’t get pictures that I thought did her work justice, but you can check her out on Behance right here. The piece below is actually a throw blanket!

Madeline Favre

Madeline Favre

We have a lot more grad work to show you in our Part 2 post! Check back, and check out all the ladies’ websites to see more of their portfolios!

Paige’s Projects: Speed Racer Drawstring Project Bags

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Paige has had this awesome vintage Speed Racer fabric lying around our apartment forever, and now she is constructing these perfect little drawstring project bags out of them. They are a lot bigger than our Sweet Stash Bags and are perfect for carrying around your bigger project materials. They can easily fit an assortment of needles and probably 5-6 skeins of yarn.

 

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We will soon have these project bags for sale in our shop, and Paige will be sharing the pattern with everyone here on our website! That way, even if you don’t have your own vintage Speed Racer print fabric, you can make these with whatever your heart desires!  Happy stitching!

 

 

Manos is Here!

Yay! We just received our shipment of Manos Del Uruguay’s Maxima ultra-soft merino! These kettle-dyed yarns are handmade by artisans all over Uruguay to help sustain their communities. The subtle marbleized color of these hand-dyed skeins create beautifully rich color palettes for your next project, and we have some great colors in stock!

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speeding ticket

speeding ticket

spirulina

spirulina

highlighter

highlighter

acid

acid

oxygen

oxygen

helium

helium

ion

ion

foil

foil

 

Not sure what your next project is? Well we have some great ideas for some spring time Manos Maxima fun!

beaubourg sweater

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The Beaubourg sweater is perfect for breezy spring nights and perfect for dressing up or for more casual occasions. The pattern is also way easy to knit up, not to mention it would look great in any of the awesome colors we are carrying! The pattern is for sale on Ravelry.

 

star crossed slouchy beret

 

star crossed slouchy grey the star-crossed slouchy beret is great for any season and is an awesome project for beginners. This makes a great first cable project if you are venturing into more advanced knitting projects! And best of all the pattern is available for free!

 

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The Brioche hat and cowl from the Purl Bee are so bright and fun, we had to include them as a project idea! These two wearables are also a great project for beginner knitters and the color possibilities are endless. We are big fans of the highlighter trend, and we are currently carrying this exact color! The pattern and directions for construction can be found in the above link!

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This bandanna cowl is sooooo sweet! I would love it in a brighter color, and I think I will have to make one. Once again, this project comes from one of our favorite knitting resources, The Purl Bee. There are a variety of yarns that could be used to create this cowl, but the subtle changes in color that you get with Manos Maxima would add a really great effect to this easy-to-make textile!

 

Come grab some of this sweet yarn while it lasts!!

 

Awesome and Easy Crocheted Rugs

Happy April! Spring is here and the warm weather is returning to us down here in Savannah! Just because we are taking off our hand-knit hats and scarves doesn’t mean we stop making things! Spring means nature coming to life. It means sandals and iced coffee; garden parties and fun new projects! We realized that we have been so into knitting projects lately and thought the perfect way to start out the new month would be with a fun crochet project!

For a lot of people Spring is not only a great time to don some fresh new fashion, but also a time to spring-clean and redecorate! One of the easiest ways to spruce up a room is to throw a colorful and pretty rug on the floor, so here are some of our favorite options.

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My next project is definitely going to be an over-sized doily rug. They are just so charming and feminine! The one above is made by Heins Home , and they also make really great little ottomans and stools. What I love about this project is that you could potentially find any sturdy fabric you like to add this lace edging to! It is a lot less crochet work, but you still get that beautiful lace-like feel. Although they don’t offer you this pattern, there are tons of edging patterns you can use on Ravelry and the like. I found this one that seems pretty similar to the one above.

doily rug

I am in love with this chunky crochet doily rug from Ladies & Gentlemen Studios! It looks like something your toes could just sink into, and it would add such a dainty touch to any room. I am envisioning them in all different sizes, it would be so cute to have little mini ones all over the house!

t-shirt crochet rugs

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These colorful lovelies are a great crochet project because, if you are like us, you have a ton of old t-shirts and fabric bits that can be used to create this colorful rug.  I love how the many different colors work together, and the nubbly texture gives the rug a sort of hippie-dippy hand-made feel. This project comes from Olino Hobby, which is a Russian blog, so although you may not be able to read the instructions, if you already know how to crochet there are easy-to-follow pictures at the bottom of her post.

Cherry blossom applique

rainbow applique rug

whale applique rug

When I found the King Soleil Etsy shop I almost died! They make these adorable crocheted rugs with all kinds of great appliques added on to them. This is a great project for a more basic crocheter. You can make the simple circular crocheted base, and then add all sorts of embellishments to them. The cherry blossom and rainbow rugs above look like the embellishments have been crocheted directly onto the rug base, which is simple and also allows you to let your imagination and crochet hook get a little wild. The whale rug is perfect for a little boys room and in their shop they allow you to pick from a variety of different whales. However, you could cut out any shape you wanted to sew onto your rug, how about a name or inspiring phrase?

turquoise doily rug

Last, but not least, I wanted to include this pretty little doily rug from Camille Designs. Since we are on this doily rug kick, i thought this was a perfect example of a more intricate lacy pattern in a fun color besides white. She has a ton of great little rugs in her shop, so check them out!

New Roving!

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Just a quick post to let you know that we just received a big shipment of roving! New materials include steel grey alpaca top, some delicious new undyed extra soft merino, and white welsh top ready for you to dye! We also replenished our stock of brown welsh top, Jacob wool, raw white romney top, and a variety of dyed wool in some sweet new colors! Come check it out all you spinners and felters!

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Malabrigo : Need I Say More?

Malabrigo Yarns is one of the most adored and sought after yarns of fibers enthusiasts. Sumptuous merinos, silks and a variety of different weights are just the tip of this yarn company’s iceberg. Their kettle dyed yarns have colorways that you simply CAN NOT match. Go ahead..try it. Every time we order stock from Malabrigo it goes FAST, which is why we are letting you know now that we just received a new shipment! We now have four different varieties of Malabrigo yarn in stock just waiting for your nimble fingers..knit it…weave it..ply it..come in and BUY it, because it will not last long!

Malabrigo Lace:

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Malabrigo Lace colorways we carry

Malabrigo Lace yarn is the perfect blend of soft + light + fuzzy. Need a cardigan that adds color and elegance without adding weight?  The Whisper Cardigan is the perfect balance of lofty and light and makes the perfect knit for chilly southern nights. The pattern for this little lovely is for sale on Ravelry here.

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floofies whorl

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we love this pretty, light weight cowl! The scalloped edges are so dainty! The pattern is called Floofie’s Whorl, and it is free on Ravelry!

Silky Merino

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Malabrigo Silky Merino yarn is pretty much as soft and lustrous as you can imagine. This DK weight, single ply yarn is great on a variety of needle sizes. It is just fluffy enough that it will beautifully fill out the stitches when using larger needle sizes. There are so many beautiful things you can make with this yarn, here are a couple of our favorite patterns!

Enrejado Shawl

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The Enrejado Shawl showcases the subtlety of the color changes in this yarn perfectly and is classy, soft and feminine.

roku mits

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mulled wine mits

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Above are two different types of mitts that use the Malabrigo Silky Merino yarn, and are perfect for beginner knitters. The top ones are called Roku Mitts, and the pattern is free on Ravelry! I love that they call for two colors of this fantastic yarn, because once you see them it is almost impossible to settle on one! Also, the geometric pattern on the cuffs are fun and youthful. The bottom ones are called Mulled Wine Mitts and the pattern is also a free Ravelry download. This pattern is great for beginners and also utilizes the unique kettle dyed effect of the yarn.

Malabrigo Rasta

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I am going to throw it out there right now that Rasta is my favorite type of Malabrigo Yarn we are carrying right now! The color changes in the silky merino and lace are subtle, the changes in Rasta are dramatic and beautiful! These yarns are super bulky, 100% merino wool, and are slighty felted, which make them real easy to work with!  There are seriously hundreds of patterns out there that work great for this special product, it was hard to narrow it down to just a couple of our favorites, but are three awesome scarves!

herringbone rasta

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This Herringbone Cowl pattern is perfect for the color variations of the Rasta yarn! Each stitch gives its own little pop of color!

Aujourd'hui cowl

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The geometric feel of the Aujourd’Hui Cowl is beautiful in contrast with the organic change of colors you get with Malabrigo Rasta!

convolution scarf

convolution 2The Convolution Scarf was just too sweet to pass up sharing with you! It’s very versatile and it has the effect of being a complicated cable pattern, when it’s actually perfect for beginners! The pattern is for sale on Ravelry

Gruesa

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This single ply super bulky yarn has a great slubby, thick and thin texture and makes a beautifully chunky and organic textile. The colors of Malabrigo Gruesa are not as variegated as the Rasta yarn but come in lovely bright colors that make a bold statement no matter what you create with it.

gold inflation

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The Gold Inflation Cowl is simple and lofty, and shows off the subtle changes in yarn thickness that makes Malabrigo Gruesa so great!

autumn hat

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The Autumn hat is a simple and comfortable slouchy beanie that makes a perfect gift for your girlfriends or guyfriends!

There are so many project possibilities with Malabrigo Yarns, and we will continue to share our favorites!

New Year, New Yarn

Just a quick post to let you guys know about the awesome new inventory we recently got in our store! Yummy new colors and interesting fiber content are the name of the game, check it out!

blue sky jewel

If you know us, then you already know that we absolutely love Blue Sky Alpacas ! Well, we just got a whole new shipment of their deliciously soft and sumptuous alpaca silk in a whole range of yummy colors including (from left to right) black, slate, plume, white, brick, garnet, and peacock. These yarns are super soft and have a beautiful silky sheen to them.

 

 

worsted cotton

Also from Blue Sky, we got some new colors of their light and lofty worsted cotton! In colors like lemonade, honey dew, Mediterranean and ladybug, how could you not want to knit these up into something delicious?

 

 

lustra

Our featured yarn in the store this week is the amazing Lustra by Berroco. This 50% Peruvian wool 50% Tencel yarn has a luxurious shine an ultra soft handle. We are currently carrying this yarn in over 10 different colorways, and for a limited time it is 15% off! So come get it while it lasts!

 

 

nettle and hemp

Also new on our shelves are these all natural, hand-spun hemp yarns and nettle yarns from Frabjous Fibers. These yarns look really interesting and textural when knit or crocheted, but we are really curious to see how they look when some one puts them on a loom. How about you come pick up a ball and try it?

 

 

wool and nettle

The last yarn on our new arrivals list also has a fiber content of partly nettles, but is also about 65% wool.  This is Plymouth Yarn‘s Woodland yarn, and its earthy colors are perfect for your wintry projects!

Come down to the store to get your hands on some of our awesome new offerings!

Three Ways – One Scarf

We just got this amazing yarn in from Classic Elite! Its called “Chalet” and has a fiber content of 70% baby alpaca and 30% bamboo viscose. For all you non-fiber people, that pretty much means that it is super duper soft! The really unique thing about this yarn is that it is interlocked, which means it sort of looks like it has been chained with a crochet hook, but really it is a method of spinning.

the four colors we carry

the four colors we carry

Paige, our manager and knitting ninja, whipped up a scarf out just one skein of this lovely stuff! She calls it the One Hour Scarf, because it literally took her an hour to make. The pattern is really simple, adding the fringe is even easier, and there are three ways you can wear it! She used the color third from the left, called steel grey. Come on in to the store to grab a skein, and we will provide you with the pattern for free!

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