WoolWinders Virtual Social Safari
Knitting & Crochet Groups
At WoolWinders Yarn Shop, our monthly group classes are called 'Safari' classes. Our Safari class is our most popular class with many Safari students gaining lifelong friendships.
With the current COVID-19 pandemic we know many of our Safari friends are missing the social aspects of the classes. It's more than just the instruction (although we've been told the knitting project help is KEY!). But also the Safari classes are a way to connect with the WoolWinders community, our friends. So to help all of us out in this time of social distancing, we're offering FREE Virtual Social Safari sessions!
The Virtual Social Safari sessions are online video chat sessions hosted by a WoolWinders staff member. We are currently keeping these to a limited number of virtual seats. These web-video sessions are not meant to be instruction or project help but instead used as a way for us to all connect with each other during this difficult time. Come be social (virtually!) with us!
Find the session that works best for you, registration is free but we need your email so we can send you the session link.
As the days and weeks of our social distancing continue, we'll launch more Virtual Social Safari sessions, so check back often and register for the sessions that work for you! The WoolWinders family will get through this (albeit at a distance!).
Amy Swanson, June Cashmere Managing Director, will discuss the ongoing transformation of this economic and environmental effort in Kyrgyzstan. Amy will present an hour long program both days at noon. (See below for details). She’ll be on hand the remainder of each day to answer questions and give brief discussions. And, of course, there will be lots of samples, free patterns, a prize drawing, and heirloom quality CASHMERE YARN!!
Sunday, October 20th (12pm - 5pm)
WoolWinders is bringing you a month-long BROOKLYN TWEED Pop Up Shop and Trunk Show in ANNAPOLIS! We will be featuring Peerie, Shelter, Loft, and the new Marled colorways for Shelter and Loft. See below for more info on these highly coveted yarns that are breed specific and milled here in the USA!
We are the ONLY yarn store in Maryland to offer Brooklyn Tweed so make sure you stop by Annapolis during the month of October!
The Brooklyn Tweed Pop Up Shop and Trunk Show are at WoolWinders ANNAPOLIS only for the month of October 2019.
*All images in this blog post are used with permission of Brooklyn Tweed with credit to Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed.
Susan Allaway, WoolWinders staffer/instructor, was selected as a Judge for the Skein & Garment Competition at the 2019 Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. Susan was thrilled to see and judge the wonderful finished garments that were submitted by our talented fiber arts community. There were multiple awards for finished items, including those made from hand spun and breed specific yarns as well as items that were made from Maryland fleeces. According to Susan, all were just stunning. She urges you to stop by the judged exhibition at next year's festival.
Susan teaches many classes at WoolWinders and is the ongoing instructor for the Fixing Mistakes and Finishing Technique classes. After having been exposed to all the inspiring handmade items at the 2019 Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, she stresses the importance of properly finishing a garment. Simple techniques such as weaving in the ends, blocking, and seaming are essential to completing a project that was so beautifully made by hand. Check out all of the classes offered by the extraordinary WoolWinders instructors or stop by the shop for a printed schedule.
As you know, WoolWinders Yarn Shop is very proud to be a Rowan Flagship Store, and we were ecstatic to see WoolWinders featured in the Rowan Spring Summer Newsletter 2019! Make sure to check out our spotlight feature starting on page 30 in the newsletter. As a Rowan Flagship Store, WoolWinders has a large selection of Rowan yarns and publications, as well as regular Rowan events and trunk shows.
* Used with permission of Rowan Yarns©, 2019 Mez Crafts.
WoolWinders has joined with other select yarn shops around the world as brand ambassadors for Rowan. We are honored to join forces with this well-known, iconic yarn brand. As a Flagship Store, we will have access to trunk shows, models, select yarns, and special events that will bring you the best in design and yarn options right here in Maryland!
Rowan is known for its classic pattern collections, created by prominent designers such as Kaffe Fassett, Kim Hargreaves and Martin Storey. Last fall, well-known knitting icons Arne & Carlos joined Rowan’s offering of designers. The latest issue of Rowan Magazine, No. 64, celebrates both these collaborations and their “Ruby” 40th Anniversary with a collection of patterns designed by these and other Rowan favorites, all in shades of red.
Rowan Flagship Kickoff Event
To celebrate our new partnership with Rowan, WoolWinders be hosting a Rowan Flagship Trunk Show in our ROCKVILLE shop January 25th - February 3rd. The Trunk Show will feature many sample garments using iconic Rowan Designs and yarns. We'll also introduce Rowan's newest yarn, Moordale. There will be a special giveaway with purchase, raffle prizes from Rowan and much more!
A special presentation regarding the Rowan Flagship program will be given by Michael del Vecchio on Saturday, January 26th at 2pm at our ROCKVILLE shop.
Micheal will be here to meet you and introduce us to the wonderful world of Rowan! You'll want to take this opportunity to hear all about Rowan's brand new yarn, Moordale, a premium blend of British wool and alpaca.
Rowan Flagship Trunk Show
January 25 - Februrary 3
Rowan Flagship Presentation
with Micheal del Vecchio
Saturday, January 26th
**Special Prizes and Giveaways**
During the Rowan Flagship Trunk Show
*Follow us on social media as we reveal more as we get closer to the event!*
The most wonderful shopping day of the year is almost here, and we're celebrating Black Friday at WoolWinders Yarn Shop in a big way! We've got huge discounts all day in the Annapolis and Rockville shops.
And check it out - we are opening 1 hour earlier for this BIG SALE EVENT!
WoolWinders Yarn Shop staff will hand out coupons good for either 30% off or 20% off upon entry to the shop. Customers must enter the store before 11am to receive a 30% off coupon and before 1 PM to receive a 20% off coupon. Coupons are good all day on Friday, November 23, 2018, but must be surrendered at time of purchase.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
*Black Friday Sales are only applicable to in-store purchases at WoolWinders Annapolis and Rockville shops on Friday, November 23, 2018. Discounts apply to in-stock items only and may not be used for online orders, special orders, classes, private lessons or gift cards. May not be combined with any other discount - no further discounts on yarns already on sale. No holds on items before the sale. No winding during the day (but you are welcome to leave your yarn for pick up the next week). All sales are FINAL.
We are participating in this inspiring event on Saturday, November 10th (2pm - 6pm). Please join us in Annapolis or Rockville to pick up a free "learn how to knit" kit. The kit contains needles, yarn, and a simple pattern.
We have a limited number of free kits available - first come, first served. MUST be a new knitter.