Firefly is committed to offering socially and environmentally responsible yarns free of plastic or harmful chemicals and practices.
We have a great line up of Fall events this year! join us for trunk shows, workshops, and knit-alongs!
We’re partnering with Nina Chicago to bring you a fun fabric dye workshop with Japanese Mud Dyes.
Sarah Jamison will be guiding you to create your own hand-painted organic cotton scarf as you learn the history of these ancient pigments. Bringing her experience and knowledge back from Japan, Sarah will instruct you on the techniques to prep and dye your organic cotton scarf with the beautiful earthy tones of the Japanese Mud Dyes. Workshop fee includes all materials.
One of our favorite indie dyers is coming back to Chicago! We are excited to be partnering up with Nina Chicago to bring you a double trouble trunk show with Why Knot Fibers! Why Knot Fibers will be hosting a trunk show at both Firefly Fiber Arts Studio and Nina Chicago! Each location will have a custom color way and be carrying different bases, so be sure to visit both shops for their full line-up!
Dyer Kat, will be visiting each shop at the following times:
Friday: Firefly Fiber Arts Studio
4pm - 8pm, Wine and Unwind Maker night!
Saturday: Nina Chicago
12pm - 6pm, Meet and Greet!
Sunday: Firefly Fiber Arts Studio
3pm - 6pm, CraftTea Sunday afternoon!
Join us as we knit the Dragon Breath shawl by Andree Beddoe! Jackie Valdez will be leading the knit-along every Friday during our Wine and Unwind nights for four weeks. Click to learn more!
Image © mawie on Ravelry
We are excited to be hosting a trunk show with Echoview Fiber Mill!
Echoview Fiber Mill is a spinning mill, knitting operation, and design house based in Weaverville, NC. They make exceptionally high quality craft knitting and weaving yarns using natural fibers like wool, alpaca, silk, mohair, and organic cotton. Their facility is a Gold LEED certified building. Sustainability is the foundation of their business and is taken into account in each decision made.
Bengala Mud Dye Workshop
Sunday, Oct 13
2pm - 3:30pm
Lead by Sarah Jamison
Learn the history of Japanese Bengala Mud Dyes with Sarah Jamison, as she guides you through the technique of dyeing wool with these ancient pigments. Bringing her experience and knowledge back from her Japan tour, Sarah will instruct you on how to prep and dye wool with the Bengala Mud Dyes. Learn a new dye technique and have fun creating your own hand painted yarn!
Join us for our first ever Spindy City weekend! This weekend we invite all spinners and any one looking to learn how to spin to come together for a weekend of workshops and spinning fun! We’ll be offering classes, demos, workshops, and open spinning time with contests and raffles to win! Plus sales on our spinning wheel floor models!
Join us for our Annual Halloween Maker Night! Bring your favorite Halloween snack and relax as we play classic Halloween movies, along with drinks and treats!
Come dressed up or show up as yourself, just don't forget your project! Let's get (witch)Crafty on this All Hollow's Eve!
We are excited to host BrittyRaeKnits, an indie dyer from Michigan for a Trunk Show!
Brittney of BrittyRaeKnits spent most of her life in sunny Arizona until she found herself moving to Northern Michigan. To keep her desert blood warm in the Great White North, she immediately took up knitting and it quickly became an obsession! Though Brittney loved knitting, she had a hard time finding the exact colors she wanted to work with. Not one to give up, she began to create her own colors, experimenting with different techniques and fibers. Thus, BrittyRaeKnits was born! Now, Brittney creates super-saturated, speckly colorways on high quality yarn bases for makers who love color as much as she does!
Earthly Halloween Colorways!
Halloween inspires our creativity to embrace the weird and otherworldly in our lives. Dyed on 2 ply DK Debouilette Wool, these Halloween Colorways are a fun way to celebrate the funky in your life!
Workshops & Events
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Check out our drop-in classes or schedule a private lesson!
An all natural yarn line dyed right here at Firefly!