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Moving Sale!

We’re moving the studio to a new space that will allow us to have direct retail as well as online with studio space in the back…. sooooo looking forward to it. We’ve been painting for 3 days– I think one more will do it! While we are prepping...
e-Commerce Migrations

e-Commerce Migrations

I’ve been using Zen cart for my e-commerce solution since I started offering product for sale online at Fiber Rhythm Craft & Design. Since the business was new and I had more time than money to spend, it was a great solution for me. Over the years since I...
Fashion Illustration I

Fashion Illustration I

Just finished up the Fashion Illustration I class at Portland Sewing.  Its been decades since I did any figure drawing, but the proportions for figure drawing did  need to be overcome to fit into the fashion mind-set. (It’s mostly in the legs!)...

Discover Color Knits

Wow. Fun to create the video and got to collaborate with my son, Sam. Introducing our new class that will start next month.  Registration will be opening SOON!

How to calculate starting stitch for color chart work

For Scandinavian styles garments, you are often left with figuring out where to start your row, as the number of stitches in the chart do not match the number of stitches in your row.  Also, these patterns are often centered on a single stitch. This is usually marked...

Joining pieces while knitting

You can join your current knitting to previous knitting by working a stitch from the current piece together with a stitch from the edge of the previous piece. This requires that the previous piece either has stitches that were left on holders, or you have picked up...

Joining double stranded yarn

When you need to attach a new ball of two-stranded yarn, stagger the joins. About 4 or 5 stitches before you need to actually join the new yarn, let one strand of your working yarn fall and pick up one strand of the new yarn. Work the 4 or 5 stitches thus (with one...

Fiber Rhythm Classes

Our in-person classes for May have been scheduled!  these are held at the Fiber Rhythm Studio in Portland, OR.  Signup on the website. See the calendar here. We are offering: Beginning Knitting – Saturdays at 1pm starting May 3 – three sessions...
Bambu yarn twist

Bambu yarn twist

Another customer question I thought I would share.  Q: I’m a weaver and interested in your yarns. For weaving the “twist” of yarns is important. What is the twist of your bamboo yarns? A: This question can be very important for both weavers and...

Studio Meetups scheduled

For those local to Portland, Oregon folks: I’ll be hosting an open studio / meetup on Monday evenings from 7:30 until 9:00 pm and again on Wednesday afternoons from 1:30 to 4:00 pm.  Starting next week (April 14th and April 16th).  You are welcome to...