Project Description

Who We Are

Located in Downtown Port Angeles, Cabled Fiber & Yarn specializes in natural fibers and blends.  Our founding mission is to support the Fiber Arts and Artists of the Pacific Northwest.  Our collection includes yarns by local spinners and independent dyers, locally sourced spinning and felting fibers, handcrafted buttons & yarn bowls and a wide variety of unique, commercially sourced yarns and fibers.

Cabled Fiber & Yarn is proving to be more than a yarn/fiber store, it’s a community gathering place for people to socialize and share their love of the Fiber Arts. Since our opening in 2011 our fiber-related classes, for all ages, has grown.  We actively support the fiber arts and artists by providing an outlet for selling fiber art and with in-house art exhibitions and lectures.  We also sponsor the annual Fiber Arts Exhibition at Studio Bobs which invites the public to show their fiber talents.

MarySue French, our original founder, has been a ‘fiberholic’ for 55+ years; knitting, spinning, weaving and felting. She has been active in the North Olympic Shuttle and Spindle Guild, Northwest Regional Spinners Association and a founding member of the Rainshadow Rug Artists. Cables are a passion for MarySue (hence the shop name) and the store has had great success with teaching cables to knitters and spinners of all skill levels.

Classes

Cabled Fiber has always had a mission to educate.  We want people to learn new skills and techniques and to feel a sense of accomplishment in their projects.  That’s why we offer free advice and one-on-one classes. See our website (http://www.cabledfiber.com/classes/) for a partial list of classes possible.  Don’t see what you want? Just ask and we’ll find someone to give you the class you need.

Our Teachers

Pamela Burson brings years of experience to the store.  She’s our beginning knitting instructor and also does the socks class.  She’s never afraid to try a new project and her enthusiasm endears her to her students.
LauraLee Deluca is one of our featured fiber artists and not only helps out at the store when Beth and MarySue are gone, but also provides us with all types of felting classes. She offers a wide range of courses from children’s basic classes in needle and wet felting to advanced Nuno scarf classes that bring students from raw fiber to work of art.
Susie Van Ausdle is our newest teacher and brings her knowledge of crochet to beginning crochet students.  Her classes are small, often one on one and designed to let students learn at their own pace.
And many more – we have a wide variety of classes and a large selection of local talent that are eager to share their skills with others.

Social Gathering

Cabled Fiber & Yarn began as Cabled Fiber Studio:  a place to educate and congregate.  Initially a number of our friends were going from coffeeshop to coffeeshop and to each other’s houses to gather and share our love of knitting, crochet and spinning.  No one place had the ideal feel or space.   We grew into a yarn store from there, but never lost that important part of our identity.  Today we offer several specific meeting times (Tuesdays 11-1, Thursday 3:30 – 6:00 and Saturday all day) for people to work on projects, ask for advice from others and to have knit and crochet a-longs, sharing both the problems and excitement of a joint project.  You should come and check it out.  People that have newly arrived in the area are finding this a great way to meet others with like interests and to make lasting friendships.

Our Products

Quality and Value are important to us.  We will always have products that meet the basic needs of beginning crafters, but also go the extra mile to find locally produced luxury yarns and fibers, too.  We evaluate vendors and seek out local fiber artists to provide materials that will meet a wide range of expectations and pocketbooks.  For a list of our products visit our website (http://www.cabledfiber.com/products/)

Community Involvement

MarySue and Beth both individually and through Cabled Fiber are active participants in many community groups including NorthWest Regional Spinners Association (www.nwrsa.net), the North Olympic Shuttle and Spindle Guild, the Rainshadow Rug Artists, the Port Angeles Downtown Art Walk and the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival.  MarySue also is on the board of the Fiero Marine Life Center, the Northwest Women’s Chorale and has been on the board of the Chamber of Commerce.  Beth has been president of the Northwest Regional Spinners Association and is currently on the board of the Port Angeles Downtown Association.  We believe in being part of the solution and work towards building a better community.

Supporting Fiber Art and Local Artists

Cabled Fiber puts on the fiber festival at Studio Bobs in conjunction with the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival, and supports other artists receptions and trunk shows.

Community Involvement

MarySue and Beth both individually and through Cabled Fiber are active participants in many community groups including NorthWest Regional Spinners Association (www.nwrsa.net), the North Olympic Shuttle and Spindle Guild, the Rainshadow Rug Artists, the Port Angeles Downtown Art Walk and the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival.  MarySue also is on the board of the Fiero Marine Life Center, the Northwest Women’s Chorale and has been on the board of the Chamber of Commerce.  Beth has been president of the Northwest Regional Spinners Association and is currently on the board of the Port Angeles Downtown Association.  We believe in being part of the solution and work towards building a better community.

Commision Work

In addition to having local fiber art made by others available for purchase, Beth and MarySue are happy to work with customers and create one of a kind and made to order items for them.

Future Growth

Cabled will always be true to its core principle: to educate, congregate and to showcase the fiber arts and artists of the Pacific Northwest.  We plan to contribute to the growth of Port Angeles through participation in the Port Angeles Downtown Association, Chamber of Commerce and the community work with City of Port Angeles. Twisted Strait is only one area in which we see a vision of the future for fiber arts in our region.  We would also like to be involved with the creation of a Maker’s Space where weaving looms, knitting machines, fiber processing equipment and other fiber art equipment can be available for those who don’t have the individual space.

Cabled Fiber
Cabled FiberMarySue French & Beth Witters
125 W 1st St
Port Angeles, WA 98362
(360) 504-2233
www.cabledfiber.com
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