Greetings from space! Here’s the full scoop on upcoming classes and events here at the shop.
Join us for the 8th annual Alexandria sidewalk sale on August 12th and 13th. Over 50 participating shops throughout Old Town and Del Ray will be offering select summer items for up to 80% off. We’ll have loads of great yarns on sale, including mYak Chunky, Perwinkle Sheep Delirium, The Fibre Co. Arranmore, Brooklyn Tweed Plains, The Fibre Co. Luma and more!
Join us next Friday, August 18th for Stitch at the Movies. We’ll be watching Money Pit, a classic 80s comedy starring Tom Hanks and directed by Steven Spielberg. We’ll begin to gather around 6:30, and the film will begin at 7.
Learn all about heritage and rare breed wools during the Ross Farm Pop Up Shop on Saturday, August 26th from 10am-5pm. Ross Farm is located in Pennsylvania and is dedicated to these unique breeds of sheep, turning their wool into beautiful natural yarn. If you are interested in learning more about raising sheep, what it means to be a rare or heritage breed or how you can help these breeds before you shop on Saturday, join us on Friday, August 25th from 6-7pm for a Meet the Farmers event, complete with wine and cheese pairings from our neighbor, La Fromagerie.
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.
Ready to jump into the fabulously fun world of brioche? Learn the basics in the Brioche Cowl class starting on Tuesday, August 15th. $50.
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, August 20th and will get you on your way to making your own extra special yarn. $65.
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 Monday, August 21st. $65.
Looking to expand your fiber crafting to weaving? Check out our Introduction to Tapestry Weaving class starting on Tuesday, August 22nd to learn all the basics while creating your very own artistic wall hanging. $90.
Move beyond scarves and other flat projects with the Beanie Hat class on Thursday, August 24th. This is a great second class option that will get you well on your way to your first hat. $50.
Go deeper into knitting two color brioche with strategically placed increases and decreases, creating a very cool project like a pro, in the Advanced Brioche class starting on Thursday, August 24th. $65.
In preparation for the upcoming move, we are selling all of our cabinets and shelves. Originally purchased from Smart Furniture/Smart Fixtures, we are selling them at a great deal. 3 foot units are $250 and 6 foot units are $400. Please email to reserve yours!