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Old Market House State Historic Site
123 N. Commerce St.
Galena, IL 61036
815.776.9200
9a.m. – 5p.m. Daily

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Fiber Wild!~A Unique Knit Shop

304 S. Main St.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815.777.3550
Fax: 815.777.3551

Overview

This is a unique knitting and crochet store, featuring an extensive selection of quality yarns, unique patterns, books and needles for the knitter or crocheter and handmade finished knit goods for the entire family.


Enjoy all the hands-on activities this unique shop offers year round. The store is open Thursday-Monday and closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


OPEN STITCHING
-6-8 p.m. - Each Thursday evening through, unwind with a cup of coffee and fellow knitters and crocheters at this informal stitch and knit session. Bring projects, questions and inspirations (and chocolate!) to share. Learn from others in a social setting.
-Class fee - Free.


INTRODUCTION TO KNITTING WORKSHOP
-9-11 a.m. - Each first Saturday of the month, learn the basics of knitting, including cast on, knit, purl and cast off. These lessons teach the very basics and is designed for those who have never knitted or have not knitted in a very long time. The focus is on technique and participants will knit a sample swatch.
-Materials - Bring a pair of needles, size 8, 9 or 10. They can be purchased at the shop. Receive a 15% discount off class materials. Yarn is provided.
-Class Fee - $20. Reservations required.
-Skill Level - Beginner.


INTRODUCTION TO CROCHET WORKSHOP
-9-11 a.m. - Each third Saturday of the month learn the basics of crochet, including single crochet, double crochet and half-double crochet,. These lessons teach the very basics and is designed for those who have never crocheted or have not crocheted in a very long time. The focus is on technique and participants will knit a sample swatch. 
-Materials - Bring a size “H” crochet hook, size 8, 9 or 10. They can be purchased at the shop. Receive a 15% discount off class materials. Yarn is provided.
-Class Fee - $20. Reservations required.
-Skill Level - Beginner.


Packages & Promotions

#ParkYourSocks - Sock of the Month Club
FiberWild! has a Sock of the Month Club. Each month, FiberWild! offers an exclusive new sock project with interesting skill building opportunities. There's no registration required or fee. Knit one project or knit them all! And the best part, the pattern is free with the purchase of the yarn.

This year's theme is America's National Parks, just in time for the National Park Service's 100 Year Anniversary. Knit socks - and wear them - in a National Park!

FiberWild! offers monthly and quarterly prizes for photos of participants in a park, any park, knitting socks. Check out Galena's parks at http://www.visitgalena.org/galena-attractions.

March's Sock of the Month is "Biscayne Bay," inspired by the bright, aquamarine waters of Biscayne Bay with over 200 species living in its waters, including sea turtles! These toe-up, three-color socks have fun and easy colorwork details. The toe features a cool wave pattern and the leg of the socks have cute sea turtles all the way around it!
20% Off Wonderland Yarns? That's Frabjous!
Frab-huh? "Frabjous" is a made-up word first used by Lewis Carroll in "Through The Looking-Glass" (1872) as Alice reads the Jabberwock poem. Frabjous means joyful, excellent and fabulous - and isn't that how we all feel around terrific yarn? And it's extra-frabjous when FiberWild! has all Wonderland Yarns on sale at 20% off for the month of March, plus a selection of patterns that are FREE with the purchase of the yarn!

The yarns are available individually or as fun combination packs. The colors are magical - and the silly Wonderland inspired names will leave you smiling like the Cheshire cat!

Pick your project and start knitting - or it's off with your head!

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