Friday, March 27, 2015

Fun Fiber Events: April 11

We're publishing this post early to make sure everyone knows that the Crochet Twin Cities meeting for Saturday April 11 is cancelled. Our regular space is not available - but this actually turns out to be a blessing in disguise. It's finally spring in Minnesota and the fiber arts community is celebrating with a bang - there are many other fun fiber activities on April 11 so we hope you can check out one or more of the following events.

  • Textile Center Garage Sale - Image a warehouse building (U of M ReUse Program Warehouse) full of yarn, fabric, arts and craft books, tools, and equipment - some barely used, some a little more worn - and all at great prices. It truly is the world's largest textile garage sale and makes this table - from CTC's own destash - look minuscule.
  • Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop - In the Twin Cities, we are incredibly fortunate to have a large number of quality yarn shops - and this year 17 of them are participating in the 9th annual hop. It's a fun way to visit shops you don't normally frequent - the hop features door prizes, special yarns and patterns, and it's a fun festive adventure alone or with friends. If you'd like more information, one of the best places to ask questions is the Hop's Ravelry group.
  • American Craft Council St. Paul Show - This show is in St. Paul's RiverCentre and features a wide variety of contemporary arts and crafts - from fiber to jewelry to leather goods to woodworking - something for every member of the family. If you want ideas for clothing and decor, be sure to check out this show.
  • Upper Midwest Bead Society Annual Demo & Do - UMBS is another guild member of the Textile Center and they'll be holding their annual extravaganza of classes at the Textile Center. If you'd like to learn more about beading techniques, check them out.
We hope each and every one of you find something fun to do in the list - and we look forward to hearing about your adventures when we resume our regular meeting schedule in May.