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 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
from Space Series Sock Collection
Celestial-diamond-sock_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Ellipse-cowl_small
from Space Series Sock Collection
Saturn-landing-3_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Stardust-mitts-close-up_small_best_fit
from Space Series Sock Collection
Terra-firma-sock_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Boot-toppersr-heel-up_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Byzantine-shawl-pp_small_best_fit
from Space Series Sock Collection
Hunter_s-moon-sock-1_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Snow-bunting-cowl_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Star-dust-hat-mirror_small_best_fit
from Space Series Sock Collection
Strange-orbit-front-w-boots_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Autumn-sky-poncho-taylor-4_small_best_fit
from Space Series Sock Collection
Zero-gravity-3_small
from FiberWild.com
Winter-berry-cowl-model-1_small_best_fit
from Space Series Sock Collection
Crystal-galaxy-socks-on-pointe_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Waterford-shawl-sitting_small_best_fit
from Space Series Sock Collection
Cosmic-dna-front_small_best_fit
from Space Series Sock Collection
Rogue-star-sock_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Flax-hand-towel_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Whippoorsill-skirt-sitting_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Kiskadee-skirt-standing_small_best_fit
from Space Series Sock Collection
Red-planet-socks-model-side_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Golf-club-covers-in-golf-bag_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Baby-trio-pink_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Nymeria-wrap-vera-rav_small
from Space Series Sock Collection
Launch-pad-socks_small_best_fit
from Along The Shore
Cey1503-14_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Fletcher-socks-front_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Solar-waves-wrap-amber-3_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Abra-evy-park-rav_small_best_fit
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