Happy Spring!

Hello Fiberlovers!

Spring will be here soon….right? RIGHT?? You wouldn’t know we are already passed the solstice. Oh well, it is what it is and we have to make the most of it. Personally: I finished the Blue Kimono and delivered it to my very happy recipient. It was, without exception, the most pleasant thing I have ever knitted. The yarn was right (alpaca) and the color was lovely (sky blue), and I had Peggy at my side to help me out of a few problems, AND she did the finishing. She makes such beautiful seams in all the finishing she does. My current project is to finished the cardigan I’m knitting with Universal’s Shades. Gorgeous Colors!

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Our week at JC Campbell was marvelous, small class of six but they were dedicated to learning the technique of silk painting. I have a class coming up, so if you’ve ever wanted to learn the joy of color into silk, give us a call for time and date, and sign up. It will probably be the 14th or 28th.

We have received our BIG order from Cascade and these yarns are spectacular. The new yarns are jumping off the shelf, and lots of the more ‘seasoned’ ones are selling at 30% off. Our little sales corner is FULL, come see if you can find something that would be just what you need, for a price that will surprise you. Speaking of sales, our hand dyed garments (t shirts, dresses, baby socks, etc) as well as knitted garments and scarves, are all discounted at 25%. This does not apply to silk scarves.

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We have a table of yarns ready to be dyed, if we can just get a warm day without all this wind. I’m hoping it will be this week as “sunny and warm” are some words that the weather people are throwing about.

FYI: The Yarn Crawl will be held Thursday May 8 through Sunday May 11. At this point in time, we are 11 shops participating in this ‘crawl’ and it covers at least 5 counties, maybe more. We will have baskets of yarn for lucky raffle winners and a large prize at the end of the ‘crawl’. We will keep you informed.

We have patterns galore, in fact a full room of them, with chairs and tables. Come spend some time looking through the patterns and get inspired. Find something new to knit; we are happy to help you find the right yarn for a new project, and perhaps you can find some hand dyed yarn that will be perfect. New yarns are arriving each day…come see the latest. We also have a sweater program that can print out a sweater pattern using your measurements and desires.

You will now find vintage Japanese fabrics that can be purchased in amounts from very small to full kimono lengths. In addition, we have kimono and obi that can be purchased whole. These garments are high quality. If you have an interest in Japanese kimono and obi fabrics, we just might have what you are looking for.

Don’t forget, our sale room is marked down to 30% ALWAYS…good bargains there!

See below for class times and dates.

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The yarns we are currently dyeing are:

100% Alpaca, sport weight
Superfine Alpaca Lace weight
Mohair/wool/nylon boucle
Superfine organic merino wool
Silk/merino 50-50 blend
Merino/silk 75-25 blend
Silk sport
Superwash Merino, worsted, sport, and bulky
Baby alpaca/silk blend – super soft
Kid Mohair
Cashmere blends
Superwash merino chunky
Superwash fingering
and Local yarns from Henderson and Madison Counties

…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!

KNITTING CLASSES

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 $35 for two hours. 828 697-0630 Ask for Peggy.

CROCHET CLASSES

Peg is here and available for individual crochet lessons. Fee is $35 for two hours. 828 697-0630 Ask for Peggy.

SILK PAINTING CLASS

This class will be held either April 14th or April 28, call to pin down the day you would like. Time is from 10 to 5 with a break for lunch, for those who can tear themselves away from their painting. Fee is $175 and is to be paid at the time of signing up. You do not have to bring anything as I supply all the silks, dyes and tools needed. Come and have a barrel of fun painting with beautiful and vibrant colors on luscious silk scarves.

If you are interested in learning any of the following:
Silk Painting
Silk Dyeing
Shibori Dyeing
Yarn Dyeing,
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
Berroco www.berroco.com
Dale of Norway www.dale.no
Euro and KFI www.euroyarns.com
Plymouth Yarns www.plymouthyyarns.com
S.R.Kertzer www.kertzer.com
Tahki www.tahkistaceycharles.com
The Alpaca Yarn Co. www.alpacayarnco.com
Dark Horse Yarns www.darkhorseyarns.com

We will soon have Malibrigo Yarns.

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Thank you for shopping with us. We appreciate your patronage and will do
whatever we can, to make your knitting experience more interesting and fun.
We look forward to helping you choose colors and textures for your next
project.

Sincerely,
Donna,  Magdi, and Peggy