Ewephoric Trunk Show

Join us at Yarnworks on Friday, December 12, from 4 to 8 pm for an evening of crafty goodness! Find the perfect gift for the fiber crafters on your holiday shopping list. (Or pick up a little something special for yourself.)

New Class Schedule!

Ewephoric Fibers is teaming with Yarn Works to bring you a full schedule of classes. Visit Yarn Works’ website to register.

Note: A spinning wheel may be reserved if the student notifies us ahead of time.

Here is a list of our classes:

Spinning Beaded Yarn
August 2, 2014, 10:30 am – 3 pm
$50, materials included
Lots of us love knitting with beads. We can place the beads exactly where we want them. But if you don’t care where the beads end up, there are wonderful yarns with the beads already attached, if you are willing to pay the price! And what if you love the color of the beads or the yarn, but not both together or you want a specific yarn with beads but can’t find it. This class will teach you how to spin your own beaded yarn. We will explore two different methods for placing beads while spinning.

You must be able to spin a continuous thread and bring a spinning wheel in good working condition. Fiber, beads and written material will be provided by the instructor.

 

Spinning Silken Yarns
August 11, 2014, 5 – 8 pm
$50, materials included
So many people are intimidated by the thought of spinning silk! It is such a fabulous fiber: shiny, soft, strong, drapey. It takes dyes with a brilliance and depth rarely seen in other fibers. And it is available in a variety of different preparations which completely change the appearance of the yarn. So why are spinners so afraid of it? This class will introduce you to the two most common preparations of silk: top and hankies. You will learn how to spin them with ease and confidence! We will start with the easiest to spin, tussah, progress through Bombyx top, and finish off with hankies.

You must be able to spin a continuous thread and bring a spinning wheel in good working condition. Fiber and written material will be provided by the instructor.

 

Cool Fibers for Hot Summer Spinning
August 18 & 25, 2014, 5 – 8 pm
$60, materials included
Summers in Florida are hot, hot, hot! Even with air conditioning it’s hard to escape the heat — and spinning wool can still be less than appealing. So let’s spin some fabulous non-wool fibers that are great for summer yarns! We will spin fibers that are often thought of as being hard to spin like bamboo or cotton or just old fashioned like flax. Learn to spin beautiful, cool summer yarns that you can use for knitting, crocheting, or weaving. Imagine wearing a hand spun, hand knit shirt for work or a light weight shawl perfect for those air conditioned restaurants and movie theaters. This class will explore fibers over two weeks. We will start with flax, bamboo, and black bamboo. The second class will cover tencel, hemp and cotton.

You must be able to spin a continuous thread and bring a spinning wheel in good working condition. Fiber and written material will be provided by the instructor.

Canceled: April Communal Spinning/Crafting at Peaceful Paths

Hi Folks: We are postponing the Peaceful Paths meetups until further notice. We will have them again, as well as classes and Ewephoric Trunk Sales, and we will post here several weeks in advance so you will be able to get them into your calendar. Cheers! Jane

February Communal Spinning and Crafting at Peaceful Paths

Due to a scheduling conflict, we have decided to permanently move the spinning and communal crafting at Peaceful Paths to the third Saturday of the month. That means our next gathering is on February 15 at 1 p.m.

As it turns out, it is also the date that the Gainesville Handweavers Guild is going on a guided tour of the Kongo exhibit at the Harn. It starts at 10 a.m. and will last about an hour.

See you there!

When: February 15 at 1 p.m. Where: Peaceful Paths Google map: 2100 NW 53rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32653 Communal Crafting: FREE. Please bring a donation to . . . → Read More: February Communal Spinning and Crafting at Peaceful Paths

Silkworm Trivia

More fun silkworm trivia from Weaving Today’s BeWeave It column!

Imagine flowing down the aisle in a darkened room in a silk wedding dress that glows red, orange, and green under a UV light. Scientists in Japan have been experimenting with breeding mutant silkworms that produce silk that glows under a UV light.  These silkworms have had genetic material from other organisms inserted into their genomes so they produce a silk with fluorescent qualities.  The transgenic critters have a red glowing protein from Discosoma corals, orange from the Fungia concinna coral, or a green fluorescent protein from jellyfish.  . . . → Read More: Silkworm Trivia

2014 Show Schedule

On The Road With Ewephoric Fibers

Ewephoric Fibers is on the road again!  We look forward to seeing all our customers and friends during the year.

January 23-25, 2014: January Spin In: You must be registered to attend

March 13-16, 2014: Florida Tropical Weavers Conference

April 4-6, 2014: Carolina Fiber Fest

April 12, 2014: Swallowtail Farm Country Fair

April 25-27, 2014: Florida Sheep, Wool and Herding Dog Festival

May 17-18, 2014: Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival

September 19-21, 2014: Florida Fiber In

October 23-26, 2014: SAFF: Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair

. . . → Read More: 2014 Show Schedule

EDIT: SOLD OUT!! (Was: Fiber for SALE!)

Wow! Thanks Everybody! We just got back from the Carolina Fiber Fest in Sanford, North Carolina and we need to renew our stock. Watch the front page of Ewephoric fibers for an updated Sales Page.

Eco-Friendly Cashmere, Yak, Alpaca, BFL, Silk, Oh My! Check below for our most recent offerings!

Ewephoric Fibers is now offering its luscious fibers through our online shop!  You no longer have to wait for a show to acquire our unique spinning fibers!  We offer semi-solid colors and some multi-colored colorways that will be available at any time.  We are also offering one off dye . . . → Read More: EDIT: SOLD OUT!! (Was: Fiber for SALE!)

A Taste of What We Have to Offer!

Look at what I just got in the mail! Notice it came by courier into the USA before going into the mail? The wrapping is muslin cloth that has been sewn onto the box! How fun is that?!? My charka and punis came packaged like this. Makes you realize how inexpensive labor is in India.

     

These takhlis will be going into our cotton kits. These fabulous kits have a variety of different cottons and cotton preparations for you to try with your lovely takhli or spin on your wheel. You will get to experience cotton . . . → Read More: A Taste of What We Have to Offer!

2013 Show Schedule

Come see Ewephoric Fibers at the following shows:

September 19-21, 2013: Florida Fiber In

September 27-29, 2013: Thundering Drums Native Gathering

October 25-27, 2013: Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair (SAFF)

Spinning Lessons & Communal Crafting at Peaceful Paths

Our Last Meetup: photo by haldechick via flickr

When: August 31 at 1 p.m. Where: Peaceful Paths Google map: 2100 NW 53rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32653

Our first gathering at Peaceful Paths for spinning lessons and communal fiber crafting was a fabulous success! We gave three spinning lessons — but the best part was the turn out of spinners & crafters, about 15 of them, and their donations to Peaceful Paths of both needed items and cash. We had so much fun that we’ve decided to meet up the last Saturday of every month.

So bring in your spinning, knitting, . . . → Read More: Spinning Lessons & Communal Crafting at Peaceful Paths