Greetings from space! Here’s what has been happening around the shop this week as well as upcoming classes and events.
Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Worsted
Hedgehog Fibres Merino/Silk and Merino Nylon Top
Schacht Cricket Loom
Travel-sized Soak Flatter Spray
It’s not too late to join our Wonder Woman KAL! The KAL runs through July 8th and uses everyone’s favorite: Lux Adorna Fun Bundles. Be sure to enter your finished shawl by July 8th to be eligible for one of two amazing prizes.
Join us for an opening ceremony kickoff party for the 2017 Tour de Fleece spinning event! We’ll be watching the beginning of the Tour de France on July 1st from 12-1:30 while spinning away on spindles and wheels alike. The entire tour runs until July 23rd and you are welcomed and encouraged to join our team, even if you cannot attend the party.
Join us for a summer of learning. We are offering a variety of workshops throughout the summer to help us improve our skillset. July will be focusing on crochet, with workshops in Tunisian Crochet (Parts 1 and 2), Arches cowl crochet lace and broomstick lace. August features a weekend with designer Ann Weaver. She’ll be offering her No-Sew Zipper workshop, Yipes Stripes workshop (sold out, but give us a call to get on the waitlist) and Fair Isle for All workshop.
Please join us for our Wool Immersion weekend from November 9-12th in historic Old Town Alexandria. Registration begins today, June 30th for a variety of great workshops and events with designers Franklin Habit, Olga Buraya-Kefelian and Norah Gaughan. Pick and choose which events to attend or sign up for an entire weekend of fibre-y fun! Spaces are filling extremely fast, so be sure to sign up soon.
Treat yourself to a new skill this spring with our Introduction to Knitting or Introduction to Crochet classes!
The Entrelac Scarf – Purling Backwards course is a great intro to the technique of purling backwards (sure to speed up your knitting) all while learning the unique art of entrelac. This course begins on Saturday, July 8th and you have the option of knitting a scarf or wrap. $65.
Toe up socks are perfect for using up your entire skein. Learn this great technique by making a pair of thick worsted weight socks in the Beginner Socks from the Toe Up class starting on Saturday, July 8th. $80.
Bring your knitting into the summer while learning to make this summer weight tank! You’ll learn all about fitting a garment and knitting stripes while creating this go-to piece. The Striped Spring Tank class begins on Monday, July 10th. $80.
The Jimi Shawl class starting on Wednesday, July 12th is a great beginner shawl class with the designer, Dee O’Keefe. Learn a variety of useful techniques, including increases, basic lace and striping. $65.
Ready to jump into the fabulously fun world of brioche? Learn the basics in the Brioche Cowl class starting on Thursday, July 13th. $50.
Must Make Monday
Seashore Crochet Scarf and Anneli Double Front Dress
4th of July Hours
- Saturday, July 1st: 10am-7pm (regular hours)
- Sunday, July 2nd: 12pm-6pm (regular hours)
- Monday, July 3rd: 11am-8pm (regular hours)
- Tuesday, July 4th: 11am-5pm