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A Fiber Filled Evening at Fabric with Casey Ryder
April 27, 2018

Did we have a spectacular evening at Fabric with Casey Ryder? In fact, we did!

1. Casey is an amazing human. Spinning and fiber purveyor recently expanded into the cashmere world of yarn; she was a delight!

Casey is holding Bristol Ivy’s latest design, “The Shape of Bay”

2. Her unforgettable trip to Tajikistan made us feel like we’d gone along on the journey.
3. YARN, YARN, YARN. Go and get some of this hand-spun sustainable cashmere or cashgora. It is the best!

Another cashgora sample, I may have bought yarn to make one of these Indigo Sea Shawls by Carrie Bostick Hoge

4. When you buy the cashgora or cashmere from Cashmere People, you are transforming lives, people! Transforming lives through buying yarn is something I can get behind! Who is with me?

5. Amazing non yarn items were available for purchase too. The elusive Taproot Magazine was in the building, along with Casey’s tempting Coffee Club, Making Magazines, handmade rug mugs, and some of Amy King’s handmade ceramic mugs may have found new homes as well.

Did you miss out? The Gofundme for Casey’s project is still live with lots of rewards, including some that were available at the meeting. Go now, the fundraiser ends April 30th.  Check it out here

And that was just the guest speaker part.  We also had a rip roaring share session (one of my favorite parts of the guild community).  I apologize for the picture quality.  It was all too exciting and I’m not a great photographer on my best day.


Margery showed off her touch me chenille hat. I have blogged about coveting this very yarn right here on
Bonnie showed off Meg Swansens Mananita, the Primula variation, out of Istex Ginband. One of the very cool features of this shawl, is it can be worn as a poncho OR shawl. Love the versatility!
Willa showed off a WIP of a crocheted sweater, combined out of a few designs she pieced together.
Bonnie also showed us an Alabama Chanin skirt. The pattern is Swing Skirt, and the picture does not do it justice.

We also had several quilts make appearances.  Did you know that FABRIC has a long arm you can learn to use? Talia showed us a few of the awesome pieces recently made in house.

Quilted right at FABRIC, day passes are available for $20 and they will teach you how to use the long arm too!


It was a wonderful evening, thanks again to all those who shared their WIPS and FO’s, and massive thanks to Casey Ryder!  Casey’s shop Portfiber is located in beautiful Portland, Maine. If you missed her talk, take a field trip out to the store and report back.  I am definitely making plans for a visit.


Yours in Cashmere,


Your Prezknit




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