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Spinning Class Schedule is Up!

Corrected dates – see below. Join us for a spinning class in December or January. Madison and Leanna are teaming up to offer our beginning spindle class. We’ve also added a “next step” class on plying that will help you get those singles into a fabulous…

Basic Mini-Sweater Ornament

Jorstad Creek Basic Mini-sweater Pattern by Kerry Graber Materials:    Sock Yarn Needles:      US #1 or #2 Notions:       Safety Pins, darning needle Instructions:  Body from the bottom up Using knitted-on cast-on method, cast on 32 stitches and divide on to 3 needles. Join by knitting…

Star Pony free pattern

Make this simple knitted hair band to embellish your summer “up doo”.     Materials Yarn:  Jorstad Creek “Moonstruck” – 100% Tencel DK or any yarn with sparkle or shine in a DK weight! Needles:  US# 7 double pointed needles, set of 4 Embroidery…

Countdown to December

We know what happens … You’ve promised a scarf, a shawl, a hat, or pair of socks, maybe a pair of mitts as Christmas gifts.  Now it is December and you wish you had all that time from last summer to get started on…

Jorstad Jaunts and Studio Celebrations

Read about our comfy couch, expanded hours, and summer events!

Spring Class Schedule is here! Email jorstadcreek@comcast.net to register.

Overdye Saturdays in April 7, May 5, June 2 – 11 am to 3 pm. Free with donation to Great Steppe Fiber Project! Bring your tired old unloved skeins! With your input we’ll do our best to make them beautiful and fresh again. Donation…

Remember we’re at the Madrona Fiber Arts Retreat in Tacoma this weekend! Thursday 2/15 through Sunday 2/18! The Studio is closed so come see us in Tacoma!

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Changes at the Studio

In November here in Olympia we said goodbye to a Knitting hub and institution, local yarn and fabric store Canvas Works. This past year has seen many long established yarn stores close, sometimes due to financial stress after a long slog through the recession,…

Mushroom Dye Workshop at the Studio!

Alissa Allen, experienced mushroom dyer and instructor is coming to teach! Join us on October 29 at the Jorstad Creek Dye Studio for a day of instruction on the collection, preparation, and use of mushrooms to dye yarn and fabric. This full day class…

News from Jorstad Creek

Speckled yarns were big this past winter and knitters love them. Once you’ve nestled beautiful speckled skeins into your stash, what to do with them? They’re not exactly hand painted variagated, and they are not a gradient yarn by any means. The little pops…

Madrona Fiber Arts Feb16-19 – Winter Classes at the Studio

Every year we begin preparations for Madrona a little earlier hoping that when the day arrives to bring our lovelies to the Hotel Murano to set up our booth that our display will be the best ever. Every year customers come back and we renew…

Is Fall Here or What?

Overdye Saturday was moved to the second Saturday!! Let’s do this on September 10! We love it so much we don’t want to supplant it with other stuff like holidays and even our lovely Harbor Days event! This coming Saturday we will get the dye…

Great Steppe Fiber Project

A scoping project to establish a fiber company in Mongolia based on the principles of Fair Trade

Jorstad Creek

A yarn and fiber company.

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(and crochets, and stitches, and is otherwise generally crafty)

The Sweaty Knitter, Weaver and Devotee of Other Fiber Arts

Interweaving life with fiber arts! (Photograph by Carly Moskat.)

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