Small Business Saturday
Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

Small Business Saturday

Support our small business this holiday with our big holiday sale! Grab your holiday gifts, and start checking off your list! We will be having select yarn on sale, and giving out gift certificates with purchases!

When you buy:
$50, get a enamel free pin!
$75, get a $10 gift card
$100, get a $15 gift card
$150, get $25 gift card
$200, get $50 gift card

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Two Color Brioche Workshop
Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

Two Color Brioche Workshop

$35
Lead by Stephanie Warren

Master two-color brioche with this workshop lead by Stephanie Warren. Stephanie with cover the basics of two color brioche worked flat, with increases and decreases. This workshop with get you set for all of those beautiful 2 color brioche shawls you’ve been eyeing!

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The Holly Trolley - Windy City LYS Tour
Dec
2
2:30 PM14:30

The Holly Trolley - Windy City LYS Tour

Join Knit 1, Sister-Arts Studio, Firefly Fiber Arts Studio and Nina Chicago for a fun, holiday, yarn-filled tour to each shop!

This 4-hour tour starts at Knit 1, where you’ll be able to pick up your festive goody-filled tote bag. Shop for 45 minutes while enjoying seasonal treats and beverages. Then board our trolley to continue the tour through our holiday-lit city to the next LYS. En route, knit, relax, and enjoy the tour as we guide you to each shop, sharing the unique characteristics they bring to the Chicago fiber community.

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Handmade Holiday Swap Party!
Dec
7
4:00 PM16:00

Handmade Holiday Swap Party!

Join our Handmade Holiday Swap Party this year for a fun way to share your handmade items with fellow makers!

This year, we will be meeting at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel Drawing Room (2nd floor lobby area). To participate in the Handmade Holiday Swap Party, please read our party rules and Handmade guidelines. You must RSVP to participate.

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Thanksgiving Cookie Exchange
Nov
16
4:00 PM16:00

Thanksgiving Cookie Exchange

It’s a week before Thanksgiving, and our Wine and Unwind Maker Night will turn into a Thanksgiving Cookie Exchange Maker Night! The cookie exchange is easy! Just bring in your favorite homemade cookies, the recipe to exchange, and a list of ingredients used in your cookies (for allergy reasons!).

We cant wait to see what kind of cookies come in! This night is still BYOB, so bring a drink that would perfectly pair with your cookies! Don’t forget your projects! We’ll be tasting and making the night away!

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Toe-Up Two at a Time Sock Workshop
Nov
4
to Nov 11

Toe-Up Two at a Time Sock Workshop

$60
Lead by Stephanie Warren

Say goodbye to second sock syndrome with this Toe-Up Two at a Time Sock Workshop! Stephanie Warren will lead you through each step from cast-on, to bind off. Learn how to fly through your sock patterns and never worry if your pairs will end differently!

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Halloween Makers Night
Oct
31
4:00 PM16:00

Halloween Makers Night

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! 

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Double Knit Workshop
Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

Double Knit Workshop

$40
Lead by Jackie Valdez

Learn how to double knit with this fun workshop! We’ll be learning how to double knit with Jackie Valdez while we make fall and Halloween themed coasters. You’ll be able to learn and take home your project!

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Lost in Time Crochet Along
Oct
7
to Oct 28

Lost in Time Crochet Along

Join us every Sunday in October from 3pm - 5pm to join us in out Lost in Time CAL! 

Want to crochet along with us, but feel like you're not ready? Take our Intro to Lost in Time Workshop! We will go over all the stitch patterns in the pattern and help you pick out color patterns, so you feel confident to start your Lost in Time Shawl!

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Intro to Lost in Time Workshop
Sep
30
2:00 PM14:00

Intro to Lost in Time Workshop

$30
Lead by Leslie Wood

Get started on the Lost in Time Shawl with this workshop! Shop owner Leslie, will be going over the stitch patterns used in the Lost in Time Shawl, so you feel confident to begin our CAL. She will also help anyone who needs to pick out yarn, or help with color choices. 

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Stranded Colorwork Workshop
Sep
16
2:00 PM14:00

Stranded Colorwork Workshop

$35
Lead by Jackie Valdez

If you ever wanted to knit a colorful yolk sweater, mittens with magical designs, or a multi-color hat, this is the workshop for you! Let Jackie guide you through the basics of stranded color-work technique. Jackie will focus on two color stranded colorwork in the round, so you can confidently start that colorful pattern you've been eyeing!

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Fall Read Along Knit Along
Sep
7
4:00 PM16:00

Fall Read Along Knit Along

Join us at Firefly as we host Heidi Gustad of Hands Occupied for her Fall Read Along Knit Along In Real Life! We will be meeting every Friday from 4pm - 8pm in September and October! 

This RALKAL is inspired by the book The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. Read or listen along as we make Heidi's Intarsia Mountain. 

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No Fear Intarsia Workshop
Sep
2
2:00 PM14:00

No Fear Intarsia Workshop

$40
Lead by Heidi Gustad

Get over your fear of intarsia with this fun workshop! Intarsia knitting might sound intimidating, but with a few tips & tricks, you'll be incorporating bold motifs into your knitting in no time. Intarsia is a tool that can take the simplest stitches to a whole new level. 

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Windy City LYS Tour
Aug
3
12:00 PM12:00

Windy City LYS Tour

Park your car, and let us do the rest! Take the Windy City LYS Trolley Tour and visit four of the Chicago shops participating in the Chicago Yarn Crawl. Join shops Knit 1, Sister-Arts Studio, Firefly Fiber Arts Studio, and Nina Chicago, for a fun, yarn filled tour around to each shop!

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Meet and Greet with Mary Robinette Kowal
Aug
1
4:00 PM16:00

Meet and Greet with Mary Robinette Kowal

End the Chicago Yarn Crawl with this unique event at Firefly Fiber Arts Studio!

Join us for a “Books and Hooks” meet and greet with award winning Sci-Fi Author and Crocheter Extraordinaire, Mary Robinette Kowal! 

Kowal's newest Lady Astronaut book series, The Calculating Stars and The Fated Sky, inspired us and our friends at Why Knot Fibers to create two custom gradient colorways that will have you seeing stars! Pick up your skeins and a copy of The Calculating Stars and mingle with Mary Robinette Kowal while we serve light snacks and drinks. 

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Outing: Movies in the Park: Wonder Woman
Jul
29
7:00 PM19:00

Outing: Movies in the Park: Wonder Woman

Join Firefly for a night out at Movies in the Park! We'll be hosting a makers picnic to watch Wonder Woman at Churchill Field Playlot Park, just blocks away from the Firefly shop!

Firefly will set up a picnic spot at Churchill Field Playlot 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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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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Yarn Crawl Kick Off Party!
Jul
27
4:00 PM16:00

Yarn Crawl Kick Off Party!

The 2018 Chicago Yarn Crawl is from July 28 - August 5th! We'll be hosting a Yarn Crawl Kick-Off Party on Friday, July 27th! Pick up your reserved Tote and Passport with us, and get the Yarn Crawl perks the night before Yarn Crawl officially starts! Enjoy 10% off all yarn, plus extra sales Friday night! Put your name in for our in store raffle and enjoy light fare and drinks on us! 

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Outing: Music in the Park: Barber Violin Concerto
Jul
20
4:00 PM16:00

Outing: Music in the Park: Barber Violin Concerto

Join Firefly for a night out at Music in the Park! We'll be hosting Wine and Unwind at Millennium Park to enjoy one of Chicago's best outdoor concert series. 

Firefly will set up a picnic spot at the Jay Pritzker Pvilion in Millennium Park at 4pm. The concert starts at 6:30pm. 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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Rhichard Devrieze Meet and Greet
Jul
13
4:00 PM16:00

Rhichard Devrieze Meet and Greet

Meet the independent dyer behind our newest Fandom Fibers line, Rhichard Devrieze! We are excited to be hosting Rhichard during our Friday Wine and Unwind night. Come meet, make, and mingle with the creator of color! Rhichard will also be showcasing patterns and custom kits inspired by your favorite cocktails! Bring your finished projects made with Rhichard Devrieze yarn to show off, and come prepared to be inspired! 

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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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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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Outing: Music in the Park: Dvorak Cello Concerto
Jun
29
4:00 PM16:00

Outing: Music in the Park: Dvorak Cello Concerto

Join Firefly for a night out at Music in the Park! We'll be hosting Wine and Unwind at Millennium Park to enjoy one of Chicago's best outdoor concert series. 

Firefly will set up a picnic spot at the Jay Pritzker Pvilion in Millennium Park at 4pm. The concert starts at 6:30pm. 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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