Northwoods Fiber Arts, LLC. is located in Ladysmith, Wisconsin. We opened our doors on October 13, 2006.
We carry a wide variety of knitting and crocheting supplies. Our motto is, "Yarn, Needles & Notions....Feed Your Addiction!
Lisa Podgornik and Kathy Revak are the owners of Northwoods Fiber Arts, LLC.
We began our friendship through our daytime jobs as being co-workers. We found that we both shared some very similar attributes!
It just so happened that Kathy made the mistake of showing how to master the simple knit stitch and away we went! We became completed obsessed with knitting! We soon became yarn horders and just couldn't get enough fiber in our greedy little paws. That was when we decided to seriously discuss a business venture.
We were truly the luckiest two women in the world when we found our fairy godmother, Ruth Ralston! She is the one who allowed for this business venture to actually become a reality.
We had a vision with our building and went to it with our wonderful families support and help. If it wasn't for them putting in just as much if not more sweat equity into the remodeling of the building, we would still be peeling carpet from the tile floor!
Our grand opening was quite a success! It was standing room only. We had such a great support network and a very positive feedback from the people in the community.
Ever since then it has been an amazing journey.
Please stop by to register your month/day of your birthday and receive 25% off the entire week of your birthday! For those of you who don't think that there is a reason to celebrate your birthday...now there is!!!
Just wanted to let everyone know that a new 2009 Fall/Winter Class Schedule is in the works. I hope to have it wrapped up by the end of the week and then emailed to all of our fiber friends. If anyone has any class suggestions, please just email myself or Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Debbie Kroening of Ladysmith made the NONI METRO BAG for her daughter Shelby. It turned out beautiful! Debbie added a few adorable features that makes this bag unique! Way to go Debbie and have fun Shelby!
We have recently emailed & mailed out the new March - May 2009 Class Schedule. If by chance you were missed, it was not intentional, just email, call or stop by to received yours! We are excited to be able to offer some old favorites, but even more excited to have some new classes as well! Remember if there is a new technique or project that you would like to see us offer just let us know and we will work it in!
Today one of our fav clients, Joyce Wisherd, came into the store and showed us this most adorable knitted doll and the book that she took the pattern out of as well. Inside of this book are some very unique have-to-have finished projects. Check it out, Linda Guy (author) of And So To Bed... (Trafalgar Square Publishing).
Just in....new color in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino and more Skacel Fortissima's Mexico Country Color Pack Sock Yarn!!!!!! I can't stand that I just don't have enough time in the day to knit with everything! It is a terrible compulsion, but what can I say...it could be worse, right?
Remember, our top-down cardigan class is coming up. If you have been pondering this one now is the time to jump in and go for it! Just think of all those cute one-of-a-kind sweaters that you could be knitting. My luck is when I find something that I just have to have in the stores and then wear it, it never fails that somebody else has the same exact one on! That's all the justification that I need to knit my own!
Anybody want to share their New Year's Resolution?
Happy New Year from Kathy & Lisa at Northwoods Fiber Arts, LLC. We are very excited for 2009....We will be bringing some new yarns, patterns, books and notions. Lisa is currently working on her lightly felted sweater from Felted Knits. This sweater is knit from the bottom up and includes side slits, slits on the sleeves a v-neck and hood. On all of these openings also is an adorable embroidered paisley. This pattern is very simple and make a warm and cute sweater for skiing, skating or just hanging out. I will post a picture as soon as it is done. Kathy is working on her top-down cardigan for the class that she will be offering this month. If you are interested there is still time to sign up. Kathy says, "once you knit from the top down you will never have to seam again"!
We do have several copies of the new Felt Forward in the store and we have also reviewed and ordered the Debbie Bliss, Baby Knits. Now this is a must-have for those of you that want to knit they too-cute and too-simple outfits for that special baby or toddler. Over Christmas break, I knit 2 pairs of the little slippers for my new nephews in one afternoon! Just think...adorable, simple outfits knit with Debbie Bliss' Baby Cashmerino; now what would be more enjoyable?
Remember that we are now carrying Craig Faibert's (Tony, Wisconsin) exquisite wildlife prints that have been chosen for the DNR's stamp awards. Also, we have just recently been privileged to carry Andrea Schneeberg's beautiful embellished gourds! There are no words for the craftmanship of both of these artists work! You'll have to stop by and check them out! These are perfect for the hard-to-buy-for relative, friend or yourself!
We are proud to announce the addition of exquiste wildlife prints by Craig Fairbert, Tony Wisconsin. Below are only 2 of his masterpieces. Craig has won numerous DNR Wildlife Stamp Awards. We are very fortunate to be able to offer these beautiful pieces of art! So, if you don't know what to get that very special person in your life or just want a beautiful work of art for yourself, stop in at Northwoods Fiber Arts, LLC. and check out Craig's prints.
SALE - During the month of December 2008 we will be discounting at 25% off, all GREEN, RED & WHITE yarn! Stock up on enough yarn to make those christmas stockings, slippers, mittens, hats or whatever!!!! This sale is effective 12/01/2008 thru 12/31/2008!
I was worried that the Baby Gnome Hat that I knit from the 101 One Skein Wonders, was not going to fit my new nephew, Trent. Low and behold it does and is just precious! Trent, thank you for being our GQ model!
25% off all regularly priced yarn and already reduced selected yarns, cross-stitch kits, knitting kits, weaving looms are now marked down to 50% off original price.
Stop in to see new patterns and yarns that have recently been added to our inventory.
Since the cold weather is upon us, we are encouraging all to stop in and knit on Saturdays. The coffee is always on! We would love to share ideas, help out with questions, and just knit. So stop down and join us for "Saturday's Sit, Knit and Relax Group". Oh and by the way, remember, "what happens at the knitting store, stays at the knitting store"!
Looking for that perfect Christmas gift? Sign up for a class to make a one-of-a-kind gift. We have the Christmas Stocking class, ribbed vest, crocheted beanie hat, crocheted hip bag. Or how about a gift certificate! Stop in and check out all of your options to make it a wonderful Christmas!
Check out the gorgeous Fan Fare Lace Scarf that Kathy just whipped up to donate to this weekend's Women with Courage Foundation Fundraiser. Hopefully the lucky winner of the scarf is as excited about it as we are. Beautiful knitting Kathy!