Sunday, December 30, 2012

Plan Bee

Over the past summer HUE Magazine came and did a story on our bees! 

To see the full story and some video check out

There is even a little mention of Queen Bee Fibers! 

Friday, December 28, 2012

My Gift to YOU!

Did you not get what you wanted this holiday season? Are you tired of shopping for gifts? Hey, for all of your hard work Queen Bee Fibers is offerering 10% off on our Etsy shop so you can get a present for yourself. 

You deserve it!

Use coupn code SpoilYourself for 10% off at checkout until 1/1/13
My gift to you! 

Happy Holidays! 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Happy Holidays from Queen Bee Fibers!

I just wanted to take a moment and wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season. Remember to take time to enjoy and breath in the spirit of the holidays. This last week has tested our spirits with some evil acts. I know that it has effected my holiday spirit. Let's not let evil take away the joy we get from our families, instead let it remind us of what we have and to be grateful for it. 
So eat, drink and be merry! 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Shop Update

Did not get to visit with us at one of the shows? Not to worry!! We just updated the esty shop and will be adding more later this week!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Last event before the Holidays

This weekend will be Queen Bee's last event before the holidays. Its the Holiday Boutique at Deepwells Farm in St James. 

Thirty artisans create boutiques throughout the decorated 1845 Greek revival style farmhouse featuring hand-crafted gifts, stained glass, jewelry, handmade marionettes, dolls, painted Santas, pottery, floral arrangements, candles, organic soaps, Christmas ornaments, fiber arts, holiday items and more. Enjoy complementary hot cocoa and cookies in the beautifully decorated mansion and get a glimpse into the past while supporting The Deepwells Farm Historical Society.

For more information visit

Hope to see you there! And don't worry if you cant make it everything that is not sold will be listed on Etsy next week! 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Cyber Monday

Come shop with Queen Bee Fibers this Cyber Monday and receive 13% off your entire purchase! 

Use coupon code : CyberMon at checkout

Monday, November 19, 2012

Shop Handmade This Holiday!

I think its very important to shop local and handmade this holiday season. Go support your local artist and local stores. Lets do our best to help build the economy in our communities.
 I know I will be! 

To shop with Queen Bee Fibers you can visit us at one of the following events: 

Sag Harbor Schools Holiday Market
Pierson High School Gymnasium
200 Jermain Avenue 
Sag Harbor NY
November 24th 2012
9am to 4pm

Holy Family St. Tomas Aquinas Church Flea Market
249 Ninth Street 
Brooklyn NY 11215
November 25th 2012
9am to 3pm

Holiday Boutique at Deepwells Farm
Deepwells Farm Historic Park(Formerly at Flowerfield Fairgrounds)
Route 25A and Moriches Rd
St. James, NY
December 8th and 9th
10am to 5pm

Deepwells is located at 497 Rt. 25A, St. James, NY 11780
From west - LI Expressway to exit 56 (Rt. 111). Travel north to 25a east, 3 miles to Deepwells on the left.
From east - LIE to exit 62 (Nichols Rd.). Travel north to the end and onto 25a west, 3 miles to the Deepwells.

Or shop with us online at:

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy holiday season! 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

This Saturday

Come Join Queen Bee Fibers at the East Northport 21st Annual Holiday Craft Fair! 

                                                              Trinity Regional School
                                               1025 5th AvenueEast Northport, NY 11731

Saturday, November 10, 2012 - from 10am to 4pm

Over 70 tables offering beautiful handmade crafts and gift items. This is a great opportunity to start your holiday shopping!! There will be a snack bar, bake sale, raffles and prizes and free admission. Great fun for the entire family. Hope to see you there!

We will have all of our products from all natural soaps, handspun yarn, hand knitted items, hand felted jewelry and more! 

Shop local handmade this holiday and support an artist! 

Crocheted With Love

I know how to knit by hand and by machine. I know how to spin but I have never crocheted until about 9 months ago. I had this beautiful blue wool and I wanted to make a house warming present for one of my best friends Macall who is an interior designer. I paired the blue yarn with orange which I think are very contemporary colors and Macall is a contemporary designer. I decided to knit a granny square blanket with the help of this YouTube video I find YouTube to be a great way to learn new techniques. I actually learned how to hand knit while I was at the Fashion Institute or Technology because in the Knitwear specialization they only taught machine knitting. 

In February I began this blanket and figured I would be done in a month or two.... boy was I wrong. It took me until September! So it became Macall's house warming, birthday and I threw in Christmas present too. 

I wound up putting a border around the blanket in the orange to tie it all together. I think one of the hardest parts was assembling the blanket. It took two days. 

On the left is a detail of the blanket and on the right is Madison enjoying her new blanket! 

Does anyone else mourn the ending of a project? I was so happy to finish the blanket and give it to it's new home but I was sad to see it go at the same time! Macall's blanket became my go to project. When ever I wanted to feel like I was accomplishing something but not concentrate I worked on it. I also took it everywhere with me.  

I am so happy with the outcome and most of all I am so happy that Macall loves it (Madison too). 
I told her before I gave it to her that I made her something and to lie if she didn't like it, so I'm not 100% sure that she loves it but I think she does! 

Next time I crochet something I think it will be smaller not a full on blanket! 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

And the winner is.....

Nick picked Janice Stegall- Seibert for our winner! Congrats Janice and that you everyone who participated! We will be doing more give aways in the near future! 
Janice please email me at with you shipping address! 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fiber Festival

We had a wonderful time a few weekends ago at the Kings County Fiber Festival. 

This is my husband Nick managing the booth! 

We met tons of amazing people at the festival and this 14 year old cute pup! 

The Queen Bee Fiber dream team! 

 One of our Snurtles on display. These were a great hit at the show. We still have a few left, check out our Etsy shop to purchase one of these great Fall and Winter accessory!

 We have also added a great all natural soap to our line! Raw wool gets disintegrated in the soap to add all the wonderful properties of the lanolin (sheep's natural grease) and proteins from the fiber! These will be for sale on our Etsy shop in the next few weeks. Also featured are our hand felted pendent jewelry, Buzz Off Balls and handspun yarns! All for sale on Etsy! 

We cant wait to participate next year! Keep checking our blog and like our facebook page for updates on upcoming events! 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Blog Give AWAY!!

This is our first of many blog giveaways.

Up for grabs is one of our hand felted pendent necklaces!

This necklace is a great addition to anyone’s fall wardrobe. No two are the same. 

The pendent is hand felted by myself using domestic wool and the chain is an antiqued metal. The necklace is completely designed and made by me. 

Give away rules: 
First follow our blog if you don't already

Like our page on Facebook:

Share this link on your facebook page

Thats it! Good luck! 

We will post a winner at the end of the week! 

We would love to hit 100 fans on our Facbook Page! Thanks for the support! 

If you don't win dont worry they are for sale in our etsy shop:

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Upcoming Event

Our first show is coming up! The Kings County Fiber Festival. The event is taking place Saturday, October 6th from 10am to 6pm at the Old Stone House in Washington Park Brooklyn, NY 

For more information visit the website:

There are going to be some amazing vendors plus great demos! So if you are in NY October 6th swing by and say hi to us! We look forward to seeing you there!

Schedule of Events

10 am - 6 pm  :  Marketplace 

11:00 am -12:00 pm : An ergonomic stretch for crafters


Calling all knitters!! Do you experience pain and discomfort from knitting too much? This yoga class is made for you. Pop Up Yoga NYC is participating in the Kings County Fiber Festival. This FREE class is specifically designed to help with knitting related injuries. Learn how to sit correctly and release tension in the hands for long hours of knitting/crochet/spinning action. What a perfect way to gear up for all the warm fuzzy hats and scarves we’ll need for the upcoming winter season!

12 pm - 2 pm **

Finger Knitting Demonstration for Children with the Yarn Monkey
** Yarns sponsored/supplied by :

2 pm : Spinning Demo

This will be a circle of spinners from all the boroughs their group is Spin City. The will demonstrate spinning and fleece preparation by:

  • Wheel
  •  Drop spindle
  •  Hand
  •  Fleece carding which is a combing process to prepare the roving for spinning into yarn.

3 pm


  • The differences between sheep breeds and their fleece characteristics.
  • What to look for in a raw fleece.
  • Fleece evaluation.
  • How to look for what you want in a fleece.
  • Prepping a raw fleece for spinning.
Speaker: Kris Brynes from Winter's Past Farms

Our family has been shepherding for almost 10 years, with our farm's primary focus being wool sheep. We raise Coopworth sheep, a long wool breed considered a rare breed in the US, whose wool is prized by hand spinners for their long lustrous staple. We show our fleeces at the county, state and national level and market our wool products at regional.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Hi Everyone! I am so sorry that I have slacked off on posting, life got in the way and it has been a little crazy. 

Anyway, I wanted to announce the launch of! This is so exciting for me. 

Joe and John from Pollen Brands a Green Branding Agency, did a amazing job with the site and logo, I couldn't be happier. To check out more about Pollen Brands visit their website A special thanks to my husband Nick Parisse for the amazing photography ( I am so blessed to have an amazing team behind the scene at Queen Bee Fibers. I hope you enjoy! Let me know your thoughts! 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Shop is OPEN!!

The day that we have all been waiting for has come (well I have been waiting for it!)

My Esty shop is now open and ready for you to buy something! There is a little bit for everyone. 

The first 5 customers with a purchase over $50 get a free gift!!

Enjoy and let me know what you think! Oh and feel free to share away! 

Here is a little preview:

                   Handspun Yarn

Queen Bee's Handspun Yarns are a great treat for any knitter, crocheter and weaver. They are all hand spun by myself and hand dyed. Great to use for a smaller project or to add with other yarn. All yarns are done in small batches and cannot be duplicated, making them one of a kind! 

               Queen Bee's Buzz Off Balls

Queen Bee’s Buzz Off Balls safeguard your fibers against unwanted odors and pesky fluttering foes. These mothballs are made from cedar wood, organic lavender, sage or thyme. Hand dyed domestic wool is then felted around the ingredients. To refresh the scent simply rub the balls around in you hand to break up some of the herbs.

               Hand felted wool pendent necklace

This necklace is a great addition to anyone’s fall wardrobe. No two are the same. Makes a great unique gift for any fiber loving friend or a little something special for yourself! 


Queen Bee's Snurtles are this fall and winter’s best multi functioning accessory. The name Snurtle comes from mixing a scarf, turtleneck, shawl, hood and collar. They can be worn in so many ways and are great to accessorize any outfit. 

Friday, August 31, 2012

Yarn Bombing.... Even Tampax is doing it!

I thought it would be really fun to do a blog post all about yarn bombing. For those of you that are not familiar yarn bombing is "is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk." -

A few days ago I was sitting on my moms couch  and looking through Oprah magazine to find this ad:

Now if that does not get you to want to buy Tampax I don't know what will!,_Montreal.jpg

The next image is from 

This is one of my favorite. The world would be a lot happier place is everyone knit! 

Yarn bombed statue in Bali (Photo by Mike Piscitelli)

Artist, Magda Sayeg covered a bus in Mexico City with yarn.
Details bellow:

This one might be by far one of the craziest one I have seen 

This piece of yarn bombing is so big the belly button is
actually a person! This is a yarn bomb in Italy

This video is also really cool!! Take a second to watch it! 

So go out there and get your yarn bombing on!! Great way to use up some of your stash and put a smile on a few strangers faces. Lets make this world a much more colorful place!