Crochet for Knitters
Jun
3
2:00 PM14:00

Crochet for Knitters

$35
Lead by Sarah Jamison

Learn how to incorporate crochet techniques into your knitting projects with this 2 hour Crochet for Knitters Workshop. This works shop will go over the basics of crochet, how to use simple crochet techniques to compliment your knitting, and basics of creating a crochet border around a knit project. This workshop is perfect for the students who want a new approach to learning crochet techniques. With this workshop, you will begin to learn how to use each technique to your advantage! 

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Wet Felt Flowers Workshop
Jun
10
2:00 PM14:00

Wet Felt Flowers Workshop

$35
Lead by Marina Post

Learn the creative process of using water, soap, and wool to shape and create! In this workshop, wet felt artist, Marina Post, will teach the basics of felting and shaping wool to create felt flowers. This workshop is a great introduction to the many ways you can create with raw wool! 

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Outing: Movies in the Park: Guardians of the Galaxy
Jun
15
8:00 PM20:00

Outing: Movies in the Park: Guardians of the Galaxy

Join Firefly for a night out at Movies in the Park! We'll be kicking off the summer with a makers picnic and the movie Guardians of the Galaxy at Independence Park, right off the Addison Blue Line stop. 

Firefly will set up a picnic spot at Independence Park at 7pm. The movie runs from 8pm - 10pm. We will provide limited picnic coverage. If you can, bring a blanket to help make more room! This is a Bring Your Own Snacks and Drink event. Don't forget your projects! 

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Intro to Tunisian Crochet Workshop
Jun
17
2:00 PM14:00

Intro to Tunisian Crochet Workshop

$40
Lead by Leslie Wood

Dive into the world of Tunisian Crochet with Firefly Co-Owner, Leslie Wood! This technique is a mix of crochet and knit stitches, creating fun stitch patterns and fabrics. Learn the basics from how to start a project, to the beginning stitches. Kits will be available for you to start your first Tunisian Crochet Project!

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Intro to Contemporary Latch Hook Workshop
Jun
24
2:00 PM14:00

Intro to Contemporary Latch Hook Workshop

$45
Lead by Heidi Gustad

Forget about those latch hooking kits you had as a kid! Learn the mechanics of latch hook, a craft that originated as a rug making technique that has evolved into a beginner-friendly textile art. Rather than use this skill to make a bath mat featuring a clown face, learn how to intuitively and meditatively design your projects to create a stunning & contemporary wall hanging. Project planning, yarn processing, and basic finishing will be covered in this introductory workshop. 

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Natural Dye Workshop
Jun
30
1:00 PM13:00

Natural Dye Workshop

$40
Lead by Victoria Thurmond

Learn the roots of dying wool with plant based dyes in our Natural Dye Workshop. Spinner and dyer fo Granny Witch Yarns, Victoria Thurmand, will walk you through the process of dying with Quebracho Rojo and Indigo dyes. Learn different dye techniques and have fun creating your own hand painted yarn! 

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Arc Reactor Shawl KAL
Jul
1
to Jul 29

Arc Reactor Shawl KAL

Every Sunday from July 1st - July 29th
3 - 5pm

Knit Along with us as we create this stunning Arc Reactor Shawl by Monica Evans. Designed for our Fandom Fibers line, this Iron Man tribute is knit with custom dyed yarn from Why Knot Fibers. Kits are available online and at our Firefly shop. Grab yours today, and let's create together! 

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Chicago Yarn Crawl
Jul
28
to Aug 5

Chicago Yarn Crawl

The Chicago Yarn Crawl is an annual celebration of Chicagoland's Local Yarn Shops. With 20 participating shops, this crawl is a great way to experience the vibrant fiber arts community that lives in and around Chicago. Enjoy special events, exclusive new patterns, and the best part - YARN!
Join us this year for a fun filled yarn adventure!

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Firefly's Fandom Fibers at C2E2!
Apr
6
to Apr 8

Firefly's Fandom Fibers at C2E2!

Firefly's Fandom Fibers at C2E2!
Fri - Sun, April 6 - 8th
Booth 561

McCormick Place

Join Firefly at C2E2 for our grand debut of our new exclusive yarn line Fandom Fibers. 

Inspired by pop culture, Fandom Fibers celebrates the fandom community through hand dyed yarns, and custom kits. We have collaborated with Rhichard Devrieze to bring you the best yarns to celebrate your favorite characters, books, movies, and TV series. 

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Windy City LYS Tour
Mar
10
6:00 PM18:00

Windy City LYS Tour

Experience Chicago like a local during your visit to Vogue Knitting Live! Join local shops Nina Chicago, Firefly Fiber Arts Studio, Sister-Arts Studio, and Knit 1 for a special Windy City LYS Tour. Only 34 spaces are available, so sign up NOW!  Tickets are only $40 and include transportation, refreshments, food and exclusive LYS tote. Trolley will depart from Hilton Chicago sharply at 6pm, stop at each yarn shop for 45 min. and return the Hilton Chicago at 11:00 PM.

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Natural Dye Workshop
Mar
4
1:00 PM13:00

Natural Dye Workshop

Natural Dye Workshop
$40
Sunday, March 4th
1pm - 4pm
Lead by Victoria Thurmond

Learn the roots of dying wool with plant based dyes in our Natural Dye Workshop. Spinner and dyer fo Granny Witch Yarns, Victoria Thurmand, will walk you through the process of dying with Quebracho Rojo and Indigo dyes. Learn different dye techniques and have fun creating your own hand painted yarn! 

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Wet Felting Workshop
Feb
11
2:00 PM14:00

Wet Felting Workshop

Wet Felting Workshop
$35
Sunday, Feb 11th
2pm - 4pm
Lead by Marina Post

Learn the creative process of using water, soap, and wool to shape and create! In this workshop, wet felt artist, Marina Post, will teach the basics of felting and shaping wool to create heart shapes, and mini felted soaps. This workshop is a great introduction to the many ways you can create with raw wool! 

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Crochet Stitch Design Workshop
Jan
28
2:00 PM14:00

Crochet Stitch Design Workshop

Stitch Design Crochet Workshop
$45
Sunday, Jan 28th
2pm - 4pm
Lead by Sarah Jamison

Stitch Design is a workshop designed for crocheters who are ready to take their crochet from beginner to intermediate! In this workshop, you will explore the rib stitch, chevron stitch, the shell stitch, crocodile scale stitch, and how to work color into your crochet patterns. With this workshop, you will learn how to combine the basic stitches to create beautiful and fun patterns. 

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Exploring Textures Knit Workshop
Jan
21
2:00 PM14:00

Exploring Textures Knit Workshop

Exploring Textures Knit Workshop
$45
Sunday, Jan 21st
2pm - 4pm
Lead by Deb Daigle

Exploring Textures is a workshop designed for knitters who are ready to take their knitting from beginner to intermediate! In this workshop, we will explore the following stitch patterns:
1. Double Moss stitch
2. Twisted Rib stitch
3. Fisherman's Rib stitch
4. Eyelet stitch
5. Chevron stitch
6. Overlapping Waves stitch

Each student will also receive a custom Firefly Fiber Arts Stitch Book detailing the above stitches for future reference. With this workshop, you will be one step closer to becoming a master knitter ninja! 

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My First Sweater Workshop
Jan
14
2:00 PM14:00

My First Sweater Workshop

My First Sweater Workshop
$45
Sunday, Jan 14th
2pm - 4pm
Lead by Jackie Valdez

Prepare to knit your first sweater with Jackie Valdez. This workshop is designed to answer all of your questions about sweater knitting and help you start on your knit apparel journey. This workshop includes three sweater patterns with the following construction technique - Top Down Raglan sweaters, Seamed sweaters, and Bottom Up Seamless sweaters Jackie will cover the difference between each construction type and help you decide what would be best for you to try for your first sweater. She will also cover the following important techniques you will come across in your sweater knitting journey - 

1. Swatching
2. Picking up stitches
3. Mattress Stitch
4. Kitenener Stitch
5. Setting in sleeves
6. Sloped bind off

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Cast On Clinic
Jan
7
2:00 PM14:00

Cast On Clinic

Cast On Clinic
$30
Sunday, Jan 7th
2pm - 4pm
Lead by Heidi Gustad

Join designer and owner of Hands Occupied, Heidi Gustad for her 2 hour cast on clinic. Heidi will walk you through various cast ons, plus, when and why to use them. You can look forward to learning the cable cast on, the knitted cast on, decorative cast ons, and many more! There's more than one way to start your project, and the right cast on goes a long way in the end.

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Brioche Workshop
Dec
10
2:00 PM14:00

Brioche Workshop

Brioche Workshop
$65
Dec 10th
2pm - 4pm
Lead by Heidi Gustad

This workshop is for the knitter who is looking to master another skill! Knit designer and Hands Occupied owner Heidi Gustad will be leading this workshop with her very own Funkasonic Cowl design! Her workshop will include one color brioche basics, how to fix dropped stitches in brioche work, and move into two color brioche in the round. This workshop will have you knitting up all your favorite brioche patterns in no time! 

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Amigurumi Crochet Christmas
Dec
3
2:00 PM14:00

Amigurumi Crochet Christmas

Amigurumi Crochet Christmas
$65
Sunday, Dec 3rd
2pm - 4pm
Lead by Sarah Jamison

This festive workshop brings handmade to the holiday season! 

Learn the basics of crocheting adorable stuffed creations using Lalylala's festive patterns! Sarah Jamison will be leading you through your winter wonderland adventure! We’ll learn the basics of single-crochet, working in-the-round, and sculpting with stitches. We’ll also work on adding finishing details to bring life and personality to your creation.  

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Tunisian Crochet Workshop
Nov
12
to Nov 19

Tunisian Crochet Workshop

Tunisian Crochet Workshop
$75
Sunday, Nov 12th & 19th
2pm - 4pm
Lead by Leslie Wood

Tunisian Crochet is a technique that melds crochet and knit together to create unique and creative patterns. Perfect for a knitter who is interested in crochet, or a crocheter interested in knitting, join our workshop as we work through Christina Adorjan's scarf pattern. Firefly co-owner Leslie Wood leads this workshop, going through the basic technique, stitches, and how to read the pattern. If you are looking for a new and exciting technique, this workshop is just for you! 

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Stitch Craft Halloween Movie Night
Oct
31
4:00 PM16:00

Stitch Craft Halloween Movie Night

Join our spooky Stitch Craft Halloween Movie night this All Hollow's Eve! Bring in your project, or start something new as we make magic with our creations! We will be screening family friendly halloween movies (Hello, Hocus Pocus!) and have treats for everyone! Costumes welcome, magic required. 

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Fair Isle Stocking Workshop
Oct
22
2:00 PM14:00

Fair Isle Stocking Workshop

Fair Isle Stocking Workshop
$100
Sunday, Oct 22nd, 29th, & Nov 5th
2pm - 3:30pm
Lead by Jackie Valdez

Create a custom stocking this holiday season with our Fair Isle Stocking workshop! In this workshop, you get to pick your stocking pattern as Jackie Valdez leads you through  introduction to the Fair Isle color technique and the basic sock shaping. Create the perfect holiday gift, or a new festive look this holiday season! 

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Intro to Fair Isle Workshop
Sep
24
to Oct 1

Intro to Fair Isle Workshop

Intro to Fair Isle Workshop
$75
Sunday, Sept 24th & Oct 1st
2pm - 3:30pm
Lead by Jackie Valdez

This workshop provides the perfect introduction of color work and the Fair Isle technique. Jackie Valdez leads the workshop with the pattern Baa-ble Hat by Donna Smith. Knit with 4 colors and worsted weight yarn, this is a perfect Fair Isle pattern for any color work beginner. 

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