Amy Loberg (FiberWild!)

Amy Loberg (FiberWild!)

I learned to knit as a small child by my grandmother. I didn’t knit much as a kid but picked up my needles about 17 years ago and have not set the down! Well, long story short, with the support from my mother Sarabel, and big sisters Anne and Jane, all of whom are addicted knitters, and my husband Sean, and I opened FiberWild! just before Memorial Day weekend in May of 2004.

How in the world … did I end up in a yarn store in Galena you ask? Well, back around 1996, my husband and I were living in suburban Chicago, and visited Sean’s parents outside of Galena. We fell in love with the rolling hills and historic small town, and eventually purchased a “farm”, where we started spending as many weekends as possible. We had always talked about “moving to the farm one day”, and “getting out of the concrete jungle”. So after 15 years as a Facilities Engineer at a manufacturing plant, and Sean’s exhaustion from traveling internationally, we decided to make the “big move”.

Sean set out to look for opportunities in Galena, to either buy a business or start something, when I called him and suggested we open a yarn store. I believe his first question was “what’s a yarn store?” I simply explained that it was one of those stores that I would drag him into, and he would immediately decide there was nothing for him, turn around and look for a tavern.

“In business with your husband?” you ask, What? … am I crazy? Sean and I have figured out how to use our strengths and stay out of each others way (most of time). Sean likes to say he “knows everything about knitting, except how to knit”. He takes care of the marketing, website, accounting, helps out on busy Saturday afternoons, and takes the trash out on Monday nights. I focus on helping our customers, teaching classes, ordering the fun stuff, making unique patterns and knitting samples.

Scout, our kitty has become a big part of our yarn store community!

Drop a note or call if we can help! … Amy

original designs  

original designs

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from FiberWild.com
Yarrow-tunic-full_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Spring-in-japan-front-toe_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Woodfield-sweater_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Tulip-field-socks_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Queens-shawl-tied-in-front_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Lineation-shawl-wrapped_small_best_fit
from National Parks Sock Collection
Biscayne-bay-socks-1_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Quintet-shawl-back_small_best_fit
from National Parks Sock Collection
Colorado-river-socks-3_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Rose-wedge-shawl-front_small_best_fit
from National Parks Sock Collection
Muldrow-socks-model-3_small_best_fit
from National Parks Sock Collection
Logan-pass-socks_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Gingerbread-cowl-on-amber-with-tree_small_best_fit
from National Parks Sock Collection
Pinnacles-socks-studio-1_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Salvus-shawl--back-with-leaves_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Tallgrass-henley-front_small_best_fit
from National Parks Sock Collection
Acadia-tidepool-model-1_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Conifer-scarf-and-cowl-by-door_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Conifer-scarf-and-cowl-with-logs_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Cloud-crystal-hat-side_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Sponge-cake-shawl-wrapped-on-amber_small_best_fit
from National Parks Sock Collection
Chain-of-craters-on-model-rav_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Turkish-stone-cowl-on-amber-rav_small
from FiberWild.com
Stratify-cowl-slouchy_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Apple-spice-front_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
In-the-muse-cowl-on-amber-rav_small_best_fit
from National Parks Sock Collection
Hot-springs-model-2_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Stalagmite-hat-front_small
from National Parks Sock Collection
Paradise-meadow-studio-2_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Melodious-wrap-with-vera-against-a-wall_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Pixie-hood-front_small
from National Parks Sock Collection
Fern-and-forest-side_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Abalone-shell-hat-front_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Vermilion-shawl-on-steps_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Nautilus-shell-hat-front-2_small_best_fit
from National Parks Sock Collection
Stout-grove-socks_small_best_fit
from National Parks Sock Collection
Continental-divide-studio_small
from FiberWild.com
Lions-mane-cowl-front_small_best_fit
from Space Series Sock Collection
Interstellar-sock-3_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Water-street-shawl-full-rav_small_best_fit
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