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For those of you who cannot make it to the shop we now offer some of our products in our online store. Click here or on the "shop" link above to access the store. Many more products are available if you are looking for something specific so please free to call us if you do not find what you are looking for.
Thank you for visiting Flying Fibers!
Flying Fibers is happy to be your local source for all of your Knitting, Crochet, Spinning, Weaving and Felting needs. Located in scenic Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, we are just minutes from the Park City Mall in Lancaster, and an easy drive from the Elizabethtown, Hershey, Harrisburg and Lebanon areas.
Flying Fibers specializes in yarn, fiber and roving from rare breed and locally raised sheep as well as other fiber producing animals. You will be delighted with our selection of sustainable, fair trade, unusual fibers, yarns, and handmade products. It is our goal to provide the handspinner and felter with the largest selection of roving in Central Pennsylvania.
Additionally, we are the exclusive retailer in the United States for Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop Yarns from Yorkshire, England. Other yarns in stock from companies including Rowan, Baah, Classic Elite, Cascade, Universal, Zitron, Tahki Stacy Charles, Appalachian Baby Design, Skacel Yarns, The Alpaca Yarn Company, Frog Tree, Kraemer Yarns (milled and spun in Nazareth, Pennsylvania), and more.
Spinning and Weaving equipment and supplies are available and in stock including products from carry Ashford, Kromski, Louet, Schacht, and Majacraft.
Classes are available one-on-one or in groups. Click here to see our listing of current offerings or call us at 717.898.8020 for individual classes or unique group classes.
A Bit About Us and How We Got Started
The frequent faces in the shop are those of Ellen Anderson, Jeri Robinson-Lawrence, and Irina Lawrence. These woman are extremely passionate about the fiber arts and are regularly willing to share their knowledge and expertise with whomever desires. Ellen has been teaching spinning and drop spindling throughout the community for more than ten years. Chances are if you learned to spin in public it was Ellen who taught you. Her commitment to keeping this age old craft alive is boundless. Jeri also teaches art and design at Millersville University which is why you don't see her in the shop often. Together, the two are leaders of the Red Rose 4-H Fiber Artists Club wherein they teach 8-18 year olds various fiber arts processes. Irina is the President of the Club and she also enjoys sharing her skills. Her talents in knittng and spinning have earned her many accolades throughout the mid-atlantic region.
Jeri Robinson-Lawrence, Flying Fibers owner, began knitting at the age of 10 however she put it aside until the age of 30 when she visited her husband's family in England. Her in-laws took her to an agricultural fair and she was in awe of people shearing sheep, knitting with roving (forget about the yarn), spinning, and weaving. In the mid-90's she visited Yorkshire, England with the family and the sheep and wool bug bit even deeper. It was there that she fell in love with the wool from the Wensleydale Longwool sheep. It took some time but Jeri now has a flock of these magnificent creatures. She simply adores these sheep and the gifts that they provide her for her fiber arts activities. Jeri is presently on the Board of Directors of the North American Wensleydale Sheep Association and is an active ambassador for the breed. If you are interested in following the exploits of Jeri's sheep you can follow them at www.facebook.com/flyingfibersflock
Irina Lawrence, Jeri's daughter, grew up being dragged to fiber festivals and lectures on rare breed sheep and genetic diversity. She learned to knit at the age of 6, and got her first spinning wheel at the age of 9. Her real commitment and passion for the fiber arts began when she was 13 and since then she hasn't stopped knitting, spinning, dyeing, weaving, and crocheting. She regularly works in the shop with her Mom and hopes to one day take over the business. Irina raises Satin Angora Rabbits, and was gifted a breeding pair of rare, heritage Leicester Longwool Sheep and is now a junior board member for the Leicester Longwool Sheep Breeders Association. You can learn more about Irina's animals at Wandering Hare Fibers.
Ellen Anderson, shop manager, is a long time shepherdess and spinner who is often referred to as "the bunny lady" for her public demonstrations on spinning angora fiber directly from the rabbit in her lap. Ellen enjoys spinning primarily but also enjoys a wide variety of the fiber arts. Ellen's fiber animals include Leicester Longwool Sheep, Icelandic Sheep, Angora Goats, and Angora Rabbits. Leicester Longwool Sheep, Icelandic Sheep, Angora Goats, and Angora Rabbits. You can follow Ellen's farm at http://www.aboundingfulfarm.webs.com/
Book Signing With Vicki Twigg
Flying Fibers is delighted to welcome Vicki Twigg, creator of the "Twigg Stitch" to our shop on for a book signing of her new book "Twigg Stitch: A New Twist on Reversible Knitting" Published by Interweave Knits.
Readers will discover a new type of color knitting that produces a fully reversible fabric with mirrored or completely different sides. Worked by knitting two yarns at the same time, Twigg stitch allows the knitter to create two completely different fabrics. Not only can the knitter create simple reversible color work, but also different cable patterns or even lace that is a different color on each side. Ten patterns round out the book, from simple hats and mitts, demonstrating the stitch in its most basic form, to a shaped lace shawl. Unique and fascinating as the technique is, it's not difficult to master. Anyone with basic knitting skills can quickly learn. Vicki is scheduled to teach a class on this technique here at Flying Fibers on November 15th & November 22nd.
Book Signing Dates and Times: Wednesday November 12th from 6pm to 8pm & November 15th and 22nd for 1 hour prior to her classes.
Book are currently in stock at Flying Fibers
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Landisville, PA 17538