Monday, January 24, 2011

Onwards and Upwards - the next step for Fiber Action

The folks who brought you the Anything Fiber Yard Sales will have a new direction, and Fiber Action will be taking a back seat to our new endeavor. Nice Threads Fiber Gallery/Studio is the next step to achieve several of our objectives that we had as Fiber Action Cooperative - a public space to show and sell fiber work, as well as a space to give workshops and share the techniques that excite us. We hope that you will follow us on our new blog at and visit us in person at the gallery in Black Mountain. The commitment of Fiber Action is not going away entirely, and we will have news in the spring regarding the Anything Fiber Yard Sale. But Nice Threads will be the new sponsor, so you can follow our new blog to get all the updates for that event as well.
Thanks so much!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Anything Fiber Yard Sale - Just 5 days away!

It's here! The 2nd Annual Anything Fiber Yard Sale this Saturday. Nearly 30 sellers, lots and lots of cool stuff to buy, resource tables and spinning/knitting circles and everyone there is a fiber person like you! See the map to the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly here and driving directions can be found here. AND if you have put it off til the last minute, there are still selling spaces available. Hope to See you there!

(Yard Sale Sellers - leave a comment with the goodies you will have to sell here or on our Facebook page)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Ephemeral textiles

In the shade and the dew, two spinners have set up in my front yard. One's specialty is a gauzy silk tablecloth, on which she sits like a lady on a picnic. The other has a beautiful net to cast for lawn shrimp. Both of their beautiful spun and woven creations catch the droplets of morning dew so beautifully, but they'll be gone by noon. 

(click on the photos to see details)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

More Anything Fiber Yard Sale News!

We are briskly renting selling spaces and the corner spaces are nearly gone. The first 18 registrants will get corner spaces, so get those registrations in soon!!
We have a new pdf flyer with a description of the event and a map to the Blue Ridge Assembly for you to email/print out and share with your friends, your guild, your mailing list. Please get the word out so we have a big crowd of fiber enthusiasts!
Even though it seems like August is a long way off, it will be here before you know it (summers are like that!) so make your plans early to be there!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Anything Fiber Yard Sale Registration is Open!

You can now download the new Registration Form in a pdf format for you register for selling spaces and accomodations and mail in. The online registration will be IS UP!!! on our website. Be sure to "like" us on Facebook, and you'll automatically be updated on all the news! Comment here with any questions! Or go to Facebook to get in touch.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Date is set! The 2nd Annual Anything Fiber Yard Sale is coming!

Yes, we now have a date and a fabulous new location for the 2nd Annual Anything Fiber Yard Sale, a yard sale just for fiber. It will be held August 21st at the Washburn Center at the YMCA/Blue Ridge Assembly, just off Blue Ridge Road and minutes away from the I-40 exit for Black Mountain. This space is HUGE and perfect for our gathering of fiber enthusiasts. Save the date, and look for details to follow on reserving a table to sell your unused fiber, tools, materials and clear your closets for some new stash! Buyers should also record the date and plan to be there to buy and network with your fellow fiber artists. Many more reminders to follow! See you there!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

New Fiber Classes in Black Mountain and Asheville

Greetings fiber enthusiasts!

Now that the new year is begun and spring is arriving, our thoughts turn to new fiber techniques we can learn and fun classes to take!

More news! Fiber Action has a new Facebook site! Just search for Fiber Action and become a fan to be alerted for all our postings and events!

I hope that you will find a class that interests you and we will continue to offer classes in the fiber arts during the coming year, as well as our popular Anything Fiber Sale and Swap in August. We'll be back in touch to alert you to our upcoming events. 

Have a wonderful spring!

Eileen Hallman - Dyeing and Charkha spinning: 

• Sat., March 27, 1–4pm: Dye a Silk Scarf with natural dyes using shibori techniques. - $45 includes all materials and instruction. (at my studio. register at )

• Thurs April 15, 1-4pm: Dyeing Indigo/shibori on cotton at the Arboretum (register at ) - $32 members/$37 public

• Sat. April 24, 9am-12pm: Spinning Cotton on a Charkha, at the Black Mountain Yarn Shop  (register at - $45, including supplies

• Sat & sun, May 1&2, 10am - 6pm: East of Asheville Studio Tour (free, open to the public) Map  and descriptions at

Robyn Josephs - Knitting, Crocheting, Spinning and Weaving

Register at Black Mountain Yarn Shop, 203-A West State Street/ Black Mountain, 828 669 7570,

• 1st Friday's in March - May, 6-8pm:  Knit-along- Great American Afghan-  -$10 per class

• Every Monday, March - May, 4-6pm: Fiber Fun-bring anything fiber you are working on for help and support-$10

• March 17, 24, 31, 4-6pm: Seamless knitting-double points and circulars-fingerless gloves - $10 per class

March 20, 10am-12pm: Parent/child knitting; Learn to knit together-making a bookmark or mug rug - $10

April 5, 10am-12pm: Beginning spinning- must bring a wheel or arrange with instructor to rent one- or just learn on a hand spindle

• Saturday April 17, 2-4 pm: Skein to Scarf- Using a Knitter's Loom and the knitting yarns you love, learn to weave a scarf in 2 hours! - $15 plus $15 loom rental 

Dates and times TBA: Weaving on hand made looms- We’ll make simple looms out of household items and use beautiful yarns to create mug rugs and bookmarks. I’ll bring additional small looms to help you move to the next level in your weaving. -  -$10 plus material fees

email for more information:

Leslie Owens - Basic and Nuno Felting

Register online at (Classes and Events page)

• April 24, 2010, Saturday 10-4:  Basic Felting introduction - You will make coasters and another flat felt piece (a wall hanging, runner, purse or book cover) 

• April 25, 2010, Sunday 10-4:  Silk and Wool for Spring -  Learn the technique of Nuno felting and make a scarf with silk and luxurious merino wool. 

The classes are $75 each day or $135 for the full weekend. Tools and materials are included in that price. You can certainly do just the first day, but you must have some wet felting experience to come to the Sunday class only. 
Bring a friend! Felting is a social craft!

 email for more information at