Cindy Fitzgerald launched Fiberlicious back in 1996. “I was seeking a career change that would allow me to utilize my design background in a new, fun, and challenging way,” she explains.
From that desire came Fiberlicious, a Madeira-based yarn boutique that has allowed her the opportunity to express her creativity and artistic sense of color through creating one-of-a-kind knitwear with clients.
Fitzgerald says that she was inspired to launch Fiberlicious not only to express her own creativity but to also help others find a love for knitting.
“Over the years, I found that the most difficult part of knitting was reading and understanding patterns,” she says. “This pushed me to start writing patterns that everyone could understand and allowed more people, previously indicated by the technical language, to embrace and enjoy knitting.”
Fiberlicious offers clients the encouragement they need while also teaching personalized classes to keep the confidence high.
“I always keep the shop full of fabulous colors and textures, with something new to discover every time you visit,” she says.
Currently, Fiberlicious is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Fitzgerald is available to personally select, package, and ship yarn and accessories directly to your home or via curbside pick-up.
In addition to yarn kits, Fiberlicious is also offering free “Yarn Art” kits for children of all ages. The kits include yarn cut into lengths, beads, pasta, and large sequins for beading or gluing. Also included is an instruction page and links for more fun ideas to allow creativity to flow.
Kits are ready for pick-up on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Fitzgerald says that larger groupings of yarn kits are available.