Greetings from space! Here’s what has been happening around the shop this week as well as upcoming classes and events. We certainly hope you’ll come visit us this weekend for the Miss Babs trunk show!
Manos del Uruguay Maxima restock
Visit us now through September 24th for the Brooklyn Tweed Wool People 11 trunk show. We have all 12 items for you to see and try on, as well as all Brooklyn Tweed yarns in stock for you pick up yarn for your favorite patterns.
Mark your calendars for the annual Miss Babs trunk show happening on Saturday, September 23rd and Sunday September 24th! Shop an amazing selection of Miss Babs yarns in endless colors, without the lines and hassle of a fiber festival. There will even be some new colorways for Fall 2017. Trunk show hours are 10am-7pm on Saturday and 10am-2pm on Sunday (please note that the trunk show ends early on Sunday afternoon to allow Babs to pack up and head home to TN but the shop will remain open until 6pm).
If you feel like you sock knitting skills aren’t quite up to snuff or are just interested in expanding your sock skill set, check out our Sock Knitting Workshop on Saturday, October 14th from 1-5pm with Holly. This workshop covers techniques for starting and finishing both top-down and toe-up socks, as well a variety of heels and how to substitute them into your favorite patterns.
The majority of our Wool Immersion weekend is sold out, but a few workshops still have a handful of open spaces. Choose Your Own Arrangement – Cabled Hat with Norah Gaughan have openings on Sunday, November 12th from 9am-noon and 2-5pm. Double Brioche Hat with Olga Buraya-Kefelian has open slots also on Sunday, November 12th from 9am-1pm and 2pm-6pm. These workshops are a great opportunity to be part of the retreat and take classes from some fabulous designers.
Learn the basics of stranded colorwork in the Colorwork Cowl class on Monday, September 25th. You’ll make an attractive botanical motif cowl in the process, perfect for the upcoming fall weather. $50.
Learn cables, lace and hat shaping in the Cable and Lace Hat class beginning on Wednesday, September 27th. This class is packed full of great techniques that will help you create a stylish accessory while greatly expanding your skill set. $65.
Jump into weaving with the Introduction to Rigid Heddle Weaving class starting on Saturday, September 30th. You’ll learn all about setting up and using your loom, as well as planning and executing a scarf project. $80.
Tackle both sweater construction and lace in the Child’s Lace Cardigan class, all while making your very own precious cardigan for a little one in your life. Class starts on Saturday, September 30th and teaches a whole host of skills that you can transfer to a variety of projects. $80.
The First Hat – Ribbed Beanie class is a great second course after completing the Intro to Knitting Course and gives you a versatile hat that can be styled a variety of ways. Class begins on Sunday, October 1st. $65.
If you have ever wanted to learn how to make your own yarn, drop spindling is a great way to get started! Drop Spinning 101 begins on Sunday, October 1st and will get you on your way to making your own extra special yarn. $65.
Learn how to cable in the Cabled Fingerless Mitts class starting on Monday, October 2nd. You’ll also learn all about mitt construction, reading cable charts and other useful skills applicable to countless future projects. $65.
Learn all the basics of sweater construction in the Top Down Lace Panel Sweater class beginning on Tuesday, October 3rd. This sweater has a lovely lace panel running down the back and hidden pockets, making it a lovely addition to your wardrobe as well as a great learning piece. $80.
Looking to expand your fiber crafting to weaving? Check out our Introduction to Tapestry Weaving class starting on Tuesday, October 3rd to learn all the basics while creating your very own artistic wall hanging. $80.
Take your knitting to the next level in the Introduction to Brioche class starting on Thursday, October 5th. Two-color brioche is a wonderful technique that creates a super squishy fabric and wonderful color play. $65.