Craft Workshop: Arm-Knitting Sunday, November 4th at 1:30pm at the Waukee Public Library Knit a fast and easy cowl or infinity scarf with chunky yarn and your arms as knitting needles! The Heartland Fiber Co. posse will teach you how to cast on, knit, and bind off. By the end you will have a loosely knitted scarf or cowl that drapes beautifully and is perfect for fall weather. Chunky knit yarn in a variety of color choices will be offered and no previous knitting experience is necessary. Cost for supplies is $15 per person.

Cost: $ 15.00
Nordic sweaters are all the rage in knitting right now- with this class you will learn the skills needed to knit the colorwork yoke and still have the simplicity of a poncho. You can choose to knit the adult size or for a quicker project the child size Boden poncho. This is a purchase pattern on Ravelry that you can buy and print at Heartland Fiber Co. We'll be knitting with worsted weight Shepherd's Wool from Stonehedge Fiber Mill in Michigan which is a super soft spun fine wool. This class is set for two Saturdays, if needed. Come one or both classes! Saturday, Nov. 17 & 24, 10:30 - Noon. Instructor: Deb Lundy. Cost: $20 plus materials.

Cost: $ 20.00
Add new dimension to writing, drawing or painting by exploring handmade botanical inks. We will use a variety of botanicals to create plant-based paints and inks. See the artistic potential of flowers, weeds and berries with fresh eyes! No art skills needed, just a desire to play and have fun. You'll take home freshly made plant-based art samples. $40 Instructor: Maggie Howe. Time: Sept. 22, 10:00-Noon

Cost: $ 40.00
This wildly popular shawl is knitted in a series of short rows and the color combinations are endless! Our class shows you how to get started and continue with color changes and short rows. Saturday, Sept. 29, 10:30-Noon. Instructor: Deb Lundy. Cost: $15 plus materials. You'll need two skeins multi color fingering weight yarn and one skein of a solid color; US 4 32" circular needles and stitch markers. This is a purchase pattern on Ravelry and may be purchased and printed at Heartland Fiber Co.

Cost: $ 15.00
Make yarn without a spinning wheel! You will use and take home your own wooden drop spindle and we will provide several kinds of roving. Come with a sense of adventure and a sense of humor- this is a tricky skill and it takes time, but you can do it! We'll talk about wool, its various preparations and how to buy it plus learn to spin wool roving into yarn using a drop spindle. Instructor: Maggie Howe Cost: $45 Time: Sat., Oct. 20, 10:00-Noon Class size: Minimum- 3 Maximum- 8. Sign up early!

Cost: $ 45.00
Everyone would like to give cancer the boot.... or something else! With this class you will learn to knit colorwork and read charts while voicing your opinion! Wear it proudly or gift it to someone fighting the battle of their life. We'll be knitting with Sugar Bush Bold worsted weight merino and because the class is during Breast Cancer Awareness Month we'll discount the pink yarn 30%. Choose from the following: CANCER SUCKS; FIGHT CANCER or F*CK CANCER. Saturday, Oct. 20, 10:30-Noon. Cost: $20 plus materials. Needles needed: US 7 & 9 -16" circulars and US 9 dpn or if using Magic Loop method, US 7 & 9 - 32" circulars. Instructor: Deb Lundy

Cost: $ 20.00
Learn to Knit or Crochet when it's convenient for you! Call us or stop in and set up a time for yourself or for a group of friends and learn a new skill. $30 includes yarn and needles or hook and as much instruction as you need to become an accomplished knitter or crocheter- in other words come back as often as you need or want!

Learn to spin wool on a spinning wheel. There is a very limited class size, so sign up early! If you have a working wheel you may bring it to use, otherwise we will provide wheels to use during class. Wool roving is also provided. Please let us know when you sign up if you have a wheel or need to use one of ours. We will talk about wool, its various preparations and how to buy it plus learn to spin wool roving into yarn using a spinning wheel! Instructor: Maggie Howe Cost: $50 Time: Sat., Nov. 3, 10:00-Noon Class size: Minimum-3 Maximum- 5

Cost: $ 50.00
In this day long workshop you'll learn to make beautiful and amazing pins, ornaments, wall art and more using zippers, beads, roving, ribbons and other notions. Taught by Rhonda Berman of This and That Studios, this workshop will begin in the morning, include lunch and then conclude mid afternoon. You can visit Rhonda's website to see more of what you can create: Saturday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Cost: $65 which includes the material kit and lunch. The material kit contains the Zipply Art - How To Book; wool felt; prepared zipper; sewing, beading and needle felting needles; sewing and beading thread; felting foam; wool roving, a variety of embellishments. Instructor: Rhonda Berman.

Cost: $ 65.00
The grand finale of our 10th Anniversary Party! You'll want to be here to see, laugh, blush and fondle (just don't get too carried away) over all the fabulous A Whimsical Woods Yarn Co. yarns. Exclusively for our 10th Anniversary the queen of sass, Samantha Hardman, is creating a one of a kind colorway available for this trunk show- when they're gone, they're gone! Saturday, Oct. 6, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Join us as we welcome Lindsay Kaiser and Armful of Wool from Northeast Iowa for a truly unique trunk show featuring her naturally hand dyed yarns. Armful of Wool uses only natural dyes (some grown on their farm) on all American fibers including Alpaca/Merino, 100% Merino and 100% Domestic. Lindsay offers several bases including heavy Fingering/Sport Merino, Domestic Worsted and two Aran/Bulky weights (one merino, one alpaca) and a dk alpaca. A perfect gift for the environmentally conscious knitter or crocheter on Santa's list! Saturday, Dec. 1, 10:00-3:00.

This event is SOLD OUT. It's our annual Halloween Retreat at HFC and we're pulling out all the stops! This year's theme is 'dia de los Muertos' or 'Day of the Dead' and it will be a colorful event! If you've attended past retreats you know there will be great food, fun projects and plenty of opportunity to RELAX. You will love this year's goodie bag and Beth Porter of Boozy Broad Yarn Co. is providing the yarn kit for which there will be two patterns included. Throughout the day you'll get to have a chair massage provided by Morning Rain Massage, make a leather bracelet with The Dancing Llama, get a henna 'tattoo' from Alternative Artistry, knit or crochet (so be sure to bring your projects), eat and RELAX. Breakfast, introduction and sign in will be from 9-10 a.m. Lunch, snack and beverages are provided. Be sure to sign up early next year!

Wow! It's been TEN YEARS since our humble beginnings in the side room of an off square secondhand shop! We want to celebrate and we want you to help us..... Thursday, Oct. 4 thru Saturday, Oct. 6. We'll have refreshments, a store wide sale of 10% off (plus a surprise bargain here and there), door prizes and a grand finale you won't want to miss.... A Whimsical Woods Yarn Co. trunk show Saturday, Oct. 6!

If you were lucky enough to visit the Modeknit Yarns booth at the Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival then you know why we're so excited to host them for a trunk show! Truly soft and luxurious, their beautifully hand dyed yarns and unique patterns are a treat to knit and crochet. Stop in and see their full line! Saturday, Nov. 3, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.