Work continues...

Posted by Brenda Alexander on July 20, 2017

Coming soon.. our brand new retail space.. we'll continue to stock the high quality weaving, spinning, felting and knitting products we always have (now with room to expand!), but we're excited to be able to provide more knitting yarns, needles, books and other supplies for you to enjoy.. Stay tuned! 

Exciting plans are underway...

Posted by Brenda Alexander on July 06, 2017

Stay tuned..  We'll be announcing a big change for Penelope shortly.. In the meantime, we're still open for in person sales and shopping - please check the Home Page for updated info re: hours this Summer. 

Wall Hangings, this months featured products

Posted by Brenda Alexander on June 01, 2017

This month on our Home Page we're featuring 4 of our most popular products to create the wall hangings that are all over Pinterest and Etsy. Our Ashford Weaving Frames (small and large), *new* Tapestry Beater and Weaving Needles from Ashford, Ashford 100% Corriedale Sliver and Brassard Seine Twine are all you need to get started making your own, unique wall hangings.

With the addition of stash yarns, ribbons, fabrics and other embellishments, it's easy to make a lovely project for yourself or to give away.. 

 

December 2017 hours

Posted by Brenda Alexander on December 05, 2016

It's hard to believe it's December already, the year certainly has flown by.  For us November and December have been very busy filling online orders, seeing you in person at the store and, of course, planning for Fibres West in 2017 (our Ninth Annual show is March 17/18, 2017).

Here are our hours for the rest of the month (we'll be open again Jan.6/7) 

Friday, Dec. 23, 9:30-12. (we are around other times if you'd like to make an appt)

 

Fibres West 2015, recap

Posted by Brenda Alexander on March 30, 2015

Thank-you to all who attended, taught and vended!  The new venue worked out well. The renovations that the City of Surrey and the Rodeo Association completed on the Agriplex have certainly worked out well for us. Improvements to lighting and the new floor were great! We've booked for next year  - dates are Friday and Saturday, March 18 and 19, 2016. We certainly heard from customers and vendors that they enjoyed everything under one roof, free parking, lots of light... and of course... lots of colour and texture to inspire! 

Fibres West 2014

Posted by Brenda Alexander on February 21, 2014

Where has this past 11 months gone! I can't believe we're a month away from Fibres West, it seems impossible. If you haven't had a chance, check out the show website, www.fibreswest.com for details on the classes, vendors, how to get there etc... We have more vendors than ever this year (55 so far) and can't wait to meet everyone in a few short weeks. 

What's been going on around the shop? Well - we're busy! I've enlisted all sorts of help including darling hubby - who has kindly stuffed, labelled and mailed hundreds of our cards out to vendors, shops, guilds and other fibre related groups. 

 

We've also been re-stocking like crazy. We received a big order of cottons from Brassard, and have ordered from Ashland Bay (brand new fibres from them this year), Hiya-Hiya, Fleece Artist, Schacht (a brand new Sidekick is on it's way) and Majacraft (a new Suzie wheel is flying over from New Zealand).

 Hiya-Hiya   Brassard Cottons   Ashland Bay Merino

 

 Majacraft "Suzie"  $1,045 plus tax Schacht "Sidekick" $799 plus tax

We've already had the assistance of many friends in promoting the show, many thanks to them in advance! My good friend (really, really good friend as she doesn't knit, weave or spin - yet!) has agreed to be our social media guru and is refreshing the Facebook page, opening a Twitter account and posting on our Ravelry Group page plus much more... these are the things I find it hard to get to each year, so thank-you a hundred times over to Lee  :) 

            

 

And who can forget classes - we have 3 already full and a few more about to max out. It's quite a job sorting out what to offer, who will teach, where to hold the classes (we're not in a swanky hotel unfortunately) and all the other little details. If you're thinking about registering, now is the time. Teachers need time to prepare and we hate to cancel and then have last minute registrations. All the details are on the website, if you need any more info, please contact us at info@penelopefibrearts.com 

 

  

class registrations in progress   

 

Until next time, happy knitting, spinning, weaving, felting...   

 

Brenda :)