Greetings from space! Here’s what has been happening around the shop this week as well as upcoming classes and events.
Yummy 2-ply Toes
Pawley Studios Yarn Bowls
New colors from Woolfolk in Tynd, Sno, Far and Hygge
Lazadas flexible blocking wires
The Brooklyn Tweed Wool People 10 trunk show will be in space through just this weekend. See all of these beautiful garments in person from designers scattered all over the world!
Join us tomorrow, Saturday, August 27th for the Ross Farms Pop Up Shop. Ross Farms is located outside Pittsburgh and features amazing wool from a variety of rare breeds of sheep. Most of their natural yarns even have the name and picture of the animal that provided the wool! You can’t get much more direct than that! Learn all about these unique animals from the shepherds who care for them, all while discovering some really beautiful yarns.
Jared Flood will be in space on Thursday, September 8th from 6-9pm for a book signing of his brand new book Woolens. Be sure to visit the shop or give us a call to purchase your copy ahead of time. We will also have all of the items from the collection, so you can see them for yourself as well.
The annual Miss Babs Trunk Show will be happening on September 10th and 11th this year! This trunk show will feature some brand new colors and bases as well and tried-and-true favorites. See a variety of samples and meet Babs herself. Please note the special hours on Sunday for the trunk show yarns.
We are so excited to announce a special screening of the Yarn! movie on September 15th at the AMC Hoffman in Alexandria. Tickets are $10 and the movie will only be shown if we sell 100 tickets by September 8th (19 still need to be sold!). We’ll have a pre-movie gathering at the shop before we all meet at the theatre for a fun night of stitching!
Stephen West is indeed coming to space in September! While the Top-Down Shawl Workshop, meet-and-green and trunk show, both on September 17th, and his Two Color Brioche Workshop on September 18th are all sold out, you can always call the shop to be placed on the waitlist.
Join us on Friday, September 23rd for the Short Beach Shawl Workshop with designer Kirsten Kapur from 11am-2pm, a Finger Puppet Bar with Mary Lou Egan (free!) from 3-5pm and Photographing Your Knits with Gale Zucker from 5-8pm. Also swing by the night before, September 22nd, for a book signing of the brand new Drop-Dead Easy Knits book by Kirsten Kapur and Mary Lou Egan, photographed by Gale Zucker.
Move beyond scarves and other flat projects with the Beanie Hat class on Tuesday, August 30th. This is a great second class option that will get you well on your way to your first hat. $50.
The First Hat – Ribbed Beanie class is another great second course after completing the Intro to Knitting Course. This class begins on Tuesday, September 6th and gives you the option of a beanie or slouch hat. $65.
For those who have made some sweaters but want to dive in to the world of set in sleeves, check out the Open Study Sweater class with shop owner Danielle. Armed with your favorite set in sleeve sweater pattern, she’ll walk you through everything you need to know to create a beautiful sweater. Class begins on Wednesday, September 7th. $80.
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