Greetings from space! Here’s what has been happening around the shop this week as well as upcoming classes and events.
DARUMA Beanie-shaped point protectors
DARUMA ball winder
Four new colors of mYak Worsted
Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles
Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Worsted and Studio DK in 4 limited-edition fall colors
Join us tonight, 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.
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).
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.
Treat yourself to a new skill this summer with our Introduction to Knitting or Introduction to Crochet classes!
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.
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 Tuesday, August 22nd and you have the option of knitting a scarf or wrap. $65.
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.
Must Make Monday
Moonrise Shawl and The Fielder Dress