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 Classic Elite Yarns Web-Letter
7942_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Woodsmoke-cowl_small_best_fit
from Love of Knitting, Fall 2014
Lok-loc-0257_200px_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Color-foray-cap_small_best_fit
from Love of Knitting, Knit Accessories 2012
Jcl_lok_140121-5263_200px_small_best_fit
from Love of Knitting, Knit Accessories 2012
Lok-loc-8760_200px_small_best_fit
from Love of Knitting, Knit Accessories 2012
Lok-loc-9396_200px_small_best_fit
from Love of Knitting, Knit Accessories 2012
Lok-loc-9446-2_200px_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Lily_pond_shawl_page_2_image_0010_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Cowl-flat-for-rav_small_best_fit
from Oceanside
3650-oceanside_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Single-scoop-sock-etsy_small_best_fit
from Classic Elite #9241, Alpine Forest
7295_small_best_fit
from Classic Elite #9241, Alpine Forest
7282_small_best_fit
from Classic Elite #9241, Alpine Forest
9241-9_small_best_fit
from Classic Elite #9241, Alpine Forest
9241-3_small_best_fit
from Classic Elite #9241, Alpine Forest
9241-25_small_best_fit
from Classic Elite #9241, Alpine Forest
9241-22_small_best_fit
from Classic Elite #9241, Alpine Forest
9241-29_small_best_fit
from Classic Elite #9241, Alpine Forest
7301_small_best_fit
from Classic Elite #9241, Alpine Forest
9241-5_small_best_fit
from Classic Elite #9241, Alpine Forest
9241-12-large_small_best_fit
from Classic Elite Yarns Web-Letter
Towel1_small_best_fit
from Classic Elite Yarns Web-Letter
5525_small_best_fit
from Classic Elite #9214, Year Round: Perp...
1928_small_best_fit
from Classic Elite #9217, Bird's Nest
3492_small_best_fit
from Classic Elite Yarns Web-Letter
Cover_small_best_fit
from FiberWild.com
Rasta-hat-for-ravelry_small
from Classic Elite Yarns Web-Letter
Dsc_0994a_small
from FiberWild.com
Horseshoe-cable-hat-etsy_small
from Classic Elite Yarns Web-Letter
Dayflower5_small_best_fit
from Classic Elite #9196, Top Notch
9196-supersonic-lg_small_best_fit
from Classic Elite #9192, Cosmic
9192-astral-lg_small_best_fit
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