fibre space™ specializes in unique yarns and fibres from hand dyed, independent, local and US-made sources for knitting, crochet & spinning. Enjoy our wide selection of classes, designer workshops, yarn tastings, movie nights & more. Join the community in our comfy lounge, and let the helpful staff at fibre space™ get you started on your next handmade creation!
fibre space™ is owned and operated by Danielle Romanetti, who can be found most days behind the counter with an iced mocha in hand or in the lounge with the shop Italian Greyhound – Nemo.
“My shop is really an extension of my original business – Knit-a-Gogo, Inc., which I opened in October of 2006 to offer knitting classes in the DC metro area. Initially, I taught beginner and intermediate classes at coffee shops, bakeries and even public libraries in and around Washington, DC. Utilizing these spaces required a solid relationship with the businesses that hosted us and has led to the collaborative philosophy that fibre space™ now maintains. As my customers grew in number, so did the community of knitters and crocheters, as well as the number of classes being offered and my staff of instructors. Eventually, the Knit-a-Gogo community really needed a permanent home – a place where stitchers could meet outside of classes, buy quality supplies and and share with other stitchers. In 2009, this dream became a reality when Knit-a-Gogo became fibre space™ and opened its doors in historic Alexandria, VA.”
Our Charity partnership
fibre space™ and Project Knitwell are partnering! We hope to bring more resources to the work of Project Knitwell while offering fibre space™ customers an opportunity to use their craft for the benefit of the community.
Project Knitwell is a non-profit organization bringing the joy of knitting to persons facing difficult situations. Most Project Knitwell participants are patients and/or family members who have spent a considerable amount of time in a local hospital. The fibre space™ community will support the work of Project Knitwell by contributing project kits and other supplies to the program, as well as hosting regular stitching and fundraising events to benefit the mission of the organization. Both Project Knitwell and fibre space™ look forward to developing this relationship and collaborating on many future activities.
The Mission of Project Knitwell
To bring the joy of knitting and its therapeutic benefits to persons facing stressful situations by providing expert instruction and quality materials. Through knitting, participants can obtain a myriad of wellness benefits, find comfort in becoming part of a larger knitting community, and gain a sense of satisfaction by completing hand-knit items for themselves and others.
Buying from a distance
Because of our commitment to fostering community and having one on one interactions with our customers, fibre space™ does not sell its products online. If you are not in the area but want to experience some of the unique yarns and fibres that we carry, feel free to call the shop to discuss and place an order. We are happy to ship to you, within the United States.
Become part of the Space Explorer program
Your explorer’s card is your passport into fibre space™. Collect stamps as you shop and earn rewards like project bags, shirts and patterns. Be the first to know about upcoming events and new products. Get a special discount for your birthday. Even take over fibre space™ for an exclusive private party!
Levels of the program:
- Become a Space Cadet
- Fill up all 8 spots on your card with every $25 you spend in the shop each day and earn a fibre space™ t-shirt, project bag or notion. You then graduate to the next level!
- Become a Space Explorer
- Fill up all 8 spots on your card with every $50 you spend in the shop and earn advance notice on fibres and products that have “just landed;” a 10% discount the entire month of your birthday; and a fibre space™ shirt or project bag for completing your card!
- Become a Space Commander
- Fill up all 8 spots on your card with each $100 you spend and receive advance notice on retreats, special events, yarn tastings, and other workshops; a 10% discount the entire month of your birthday; a private shopping event for you and your friends every year; and invitations to members-only parties. Once you have become a Space Commander (completed this card), you will continue to receive a $20 gift certificate every time you complete a card.
We offer a 5% discount to military, teachers and students, with valid ID.
We also provide 10% off any yarn that is still in the box and unpacked and will frequently put new yarn out for this discount. In addition, our shop has a sale section that always has something new and exciting in it.
Look for new arrival and sale information on our site and on Twitter and Facebook.
Bring your own bag
We strive to be as eco-friendly as possible and do not have disposable shopping bags. We do recycle the bags that are yarns arrive in and offer those for free. We are delighted to have reusable drawstring bags that may be purchased for $2 or are free if you spend $100 or more. Bring your bag back, and we will enter you into our monthly drawing for a 20% off shopping spree!