Handknit Sample Sale Benefitting Friends of Guest House

As a yarn shop, we frequently have folks come in asking if we are selling the handmade items on display in the store (we don’t). Our display items come from a huge number of places – they are all time-consuming to create and important for the shop to keep on display in order to sell our yarn. We commission them from staff and sample knitters, or they are on loan from the yarn companies themselves. Over the years, though, we have accumulated a lovely collection of samples that we can no longer use. They are made from yarns that we no longer carry at the shop. This year, to benefit our neighbors and one of our favorite Alexandria nonprofits, we are going to sell these lovely handmade pieces at a special Sample Sale outside in our park space! Join us on Saturday, April 24, from 11am to 2pm. We will have samples from our store and many of our amazing vendors for you to browse, try on, and purchase with a donation directly to Friends of Guest House as part of Alexandria’s Spring2Action. We have everything from hats and scarves to sweaters and home goods. All are handmade with natural fibres – Wool, Merino Wool, Cashmere, and more. Stop by and shop these amazing items – it’s to benefit a wonderful organization! Friends of Guest House helps women successfully enter the community after incarceration. We are proud to have them as our neighbors!


  • The latest from Danielle
Danielle, owner of the fibre space shop, has been knitting since the age of six or so, when she completed her first project – a Cabbage Patch doll scarf. A Pittsburgh native with a degree in international development, she moved to the D.C. area to find a job and quickly established a career in non profit management and fundraising. For extra cash, she decided to turn her hobby into a job and taught knitting classes in the evening at area shops. With a heavy dose of sarcasm and a tough love style of teaching, Danielle quickly developed a following of students – busy D.C. professionals looking for a creative outlet. In October 2006, she struck out on her own with Knit-a-Gogo, Inc. – offering knitting classes and events all over the D.C. metro area. Before she knew it, Knit-a-Gogo had grown out of control and Danielle moved to the next natural step – a full service yarn shop. In July 2009 fibre space was born and has been rockin’ ever since. When she isn’t behind the scenes with a mocha in hand, Danielle is hanging with her daughter or lobbying for small business needs at City Hall.

fibre space™ specializes in unique yarns and fibres from hand dyed, independent, local and U.S.-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!


1319 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


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