Oh my! How quickly the days, weeks, and months fly by. I feel as though I have been away for the past year and am running as fast as I can to catch up. We’ve been dyeing lots and lots of yarn, I’m dyeing silk scarves, and I am learning a new dyeing technique for silk painting. What fun! Come see the new silks I have hanging; beautiful Summer colors!
We thoroughly enjoyed our week at John C. Campbell and had a marvelous class. Everyone produced amazing silks and we had such fun doing it.
SALE FOR MAY: This month we are having a GIVE AWAY! For every purchase over $50, you may chose one yarn from the sale room – for FREE! It can’t get better than that, can it? If you are working with mesh yarns, we have a wide choice to choose from, and we are keeping them at 25% off. Don’t forget that our sale area is always a great opportunity as these yarns are 30% off. As new yarns come in, older yarns give up their space and are put in the sale yarn. You can always find interesting yarns there at a whopping 30% off. Please say that you receive our newsletter when you check out.
You should see the yarns we’ve dyed…almost 100 skeins over a three-day period, (pant, pant). They are gloriously bright and beautiful…shouting out “SUMMER IS COMING!”
See below for class times and dates.
The yarns we are currently dyeing are:
100% Alpaca, sport weight
Superfine Alpaca Lace weight
Superfine organic merino wool
Silk/merino 50-50 blend
Merino/silk 75-25 blend
Superwash Merino, worsted, sport, and bulky
Baby alpaca/silk blend – super soft
Superwash merino chunky (NEW)
and Local yarns from Madison County
…with more to come. We also offer any of our yarns that are awaiting dyeing, if you’d like some in natural white. Want to knit a special sweater with a special color? We will dye the yarn to the color that fits your needs…have something you’d like dyed, bring it in. We have ready-to-dye sock yarn from Plymouth (Happy Feet) that can be knitted and then dyed to your liking.
UPCOMING CLASSES: WHAT FUN!
SILK PAINTING – Thursday and Friday, May 9 and 10, from 10 to 4 both days. In this class, you will learn how to control the flow of the dyes, and do fine, precise painting on silk. Fee of $350 includes all materials and silk, steaming, and processing. Silks can be picked up the following week, ready to wear or frame. Call 828-697-0630 to register; registration with deposit required.
SILK DYEING – Some time in June, date to be determined. Dye scarves to suit your wardrobe.
Are you a beginning knitter – or want to be? Already do basic knitting but
want to learn some new stitches? Are you having problems deciphering the
language of patterns? Want to learn sock knitting, or knit a simple jacket?
Call for an appointment and have one-on-one assistance at a time suited to
your schedule. Fee is $15 per hour. 828 697-0630 Ask for Peggy.
Peg is here and available for individual crochet lessons. Fee is $15 per hour. 828 697-0630 Ask for Peggy.
If you are interested in learning any of the following:
I will structure a class for a minimum of three (in some cases, a maximum of three), for one, two, or three-day classes. Let’s talk about what you’d like to learn. This is also a good opportunity to have some educational fun with family members visiting you. Family classes are so much fun!
FUN AND GAMES
Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 to 2. This is a social knit, with lots of
laughter. Come in and meet some very talented knitters who enjoy each
others company and seeing the work of our hands. Yarn purchases are
discounted on the days you knit with us. We are a very “relaxed” shop.
You can find yarns that we carry, or can get for you, at the following
websites. If we don’t have it on the shelf, we will gladly order for you.
We also subscribe to a Skeins List, which gives us an opportunity to find
discontinued and out of date yarns as well. If it can be found, we’ll find it
- and for you who live out of town, we will gladly send it to you.
Art Yarns www.artyarns.com
Classic Elite www.classiceliteyarns.com
Muench Yarns www.muenchyarns.com
Universal Yarns www.universalyarn.com
Mountain Colors www.mountaincolors.com
Southwest Trading Co. www.soysilk.com
Dale of Norway www.dale.no
Euro and KFI www.euroyarns.com
Plymouth Yarns www.plymouthyyarns.com
The Alpaca Yarn Co. www.alpacayarnco.com
Dark Horse Yarns www.darkhorseyarns.com
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Thank you for shopping with us. We appreciate your patronage and will do
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We look forward to helping you chose colors and textures for your next
Donna, Magdi, and Peggy