Our September 2022 classes are now open and ready for registration!
You can go directly to our webstore to secure your Project class registration, or call or stop by the shop to register for a Safari class. Or scroll below to see the September schedule.
A reminder of general shop/class policies:
When you register for a WoolWinders Yarn Shop Safari Knitting Group, Project or Technique class you are acknowledging that you have read and understand the following.
Knitting Groups, Project classes and Technique classes are a vital part of our community. Our instructors spend many hours preparing and on instruction. We kindly ask that you consider the impact on your instructor and your LYS community as you read the following.
Class Registration Policy
Payment is due at time of registration. Participation is limited to a specific number so that instructors may provide the most personalized instruction. Availability of space is not guaranteed and may be secured only when payment is made for a particular month. The class fee is not refundable after payment unless the spot can be filled with another participant. WoolWinders reserves the right to cancel classes with less than three registered students three days prior to the first day of class due to insufficient registration. Full and complete refunds will be made to students who registered for a class and the class was canceled by WoolWinders. Refunds will be made in the same form of payment accepted during registration. There are no make-ups and no refunds if a customer misses a Safari Knitting Group, Project or Technique class/session.
Class Participation Discount
A 10% class participation discount will be applied to all purchases in the month of class participation. As such, students receiving a class participation discount are required to use only yarn purchased from WoolWinders during their class sessions.
Customers participating in a Safari Knitting Group class may choose to reserve their spot by signing up for a Safari Knitting Group Membership on our website. A membership reserves your spot in the group if the membership is active. Payment is automatically charged on the 1st day of every month for enrollees.
Customers may pause their membership if they do not wish to attend class for a specific month but would like to continue to reserve their spot in the class for the following month. It is the customer’s responsibility to notify the class instructor as soon as possible. It is the customer’s responsibility to place their membership on hold on the website before the first of the month. If the customer does not place their membership on hold, the customer will be automatically charged for that month as usual and will not be issued a refund.
There are no make-ups if a student misses a class session. If an instructor initiates the missed session, a make-up or refund for that session will be given. WoolWinders reserves the right to substitute instructors, as necessary. Customers may choose to cancel their participation in the Membership program at any time.
WoolWinders Yarn Shop will not be held liable for any inability or error in using purchased materials or in receiving oral class instruction. Nor will the store or its employees be held responsible for any yarn that has been purchased and wound incorrectly by the customer. WoolWinders Yarn Shop reserves the right to limit class size or participation for any reason.
Terms & Policy Changes
WoolWinders Yarn Shop reserves the right to revise and modify any and all terms and conditions of sale at any time.
Upon making a purchase from WoolWinders, you will automatically be added to our mailing list with news of new classes, events, sales promotions, and discount coupons. You May remove yourself from our mailing list at any time by clicking “Unsubscribe” at the bottom of all our email
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!).
The fun doesn't stop with our ARNE & CARLOS event!
We are lucky to have Arne Nerjordet and Carlos Zachrison at WoolWinders Rockville for a special book signing! Meet them in person and get your book signed. Several of their books will be available for purchase during the event.
Saturday, November 16, 2019
10am - 12pm
404 King Farm Blvd.
Rockville, MD 20850
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.
To celebrate the publication of Gayle's latest translated book, we'll be hosting a (FREE) book signing right before her scheduled Knitted Slippers from Michiyo Class at WoolWinders Rockville.
Saturday, March 9th
12pm - 2pm
You don't want to miss out on having your new (or previous) book signed. So stop by the ROCKVILLE shop on Saturday, March 9th (12pm - 2pm) to meet Gayle! Books will be available for purchase.
More about Gayle
Gayle teaches knitting classes around the country with a focus on using Japanese patterns. She loves to introduce knitters to the pleasures of Japanese designs, and her knowledge of the subject is unmatched. She majored in Japanese studies, speaks Japanese, and lived in Japan during and after her college years.
She went on to business school and worked as a management consultant all over the world, including many visits to Japan. She is an avid knitter and has been incorporating Japanese patterns for many years.
With the rise of the internet, anyone anywhere can find a wide range of Japanese books and patterns but many have found the translating difficult. Enter Gayle, who has been able to provide instruction on how to translate these beautiful patterns. Her classes have been VERY popular at events such as Vogue Knitting LIVE, Stitches, Interweave Knitting Lab, Yarnover, Madrona Fiber Arts Retreat, Sock Summit and more. Gayle’s designs have been published in Knitter’s Magazine, Interweave Knits, A Gathering of Lace, and by yarn companies. For several years she translated Japanese patterns for Dancing Fibers (now Sunrise Yarns/Diakeito), and she prepared the Japanese section for the book Knitting Languages. She also sells original work at a local fiber arts gallery.
Come meet Gayle at her book signing!
Register soon for the Knitted Slippers from michiyo before all the seats are gone!
The popular (and busy!) Gayle Roehm has just wrapped up teaching another full set of courses at Vogue Knitting Live! in NYC and the Madrona Fiber Arts Retreat. We're delighted to welcome her back to WoolWinders Yarn Shop.
We are looking forward to learning more about her newly published translated work: Japanese Knitting: Patterns for Sweaters, Scarves and More, by michiyo. This book has been described as: "Create versatile wardrobe essentials with these chic new Japanese knitting patterns for apparel and accessories from cult favorite author michiyo."
All of our previous classes with Gayle have been immensely popular, so we're very excited to host one of her first classes from her new book featuring a pair of cleverly-constructed cabled slippers
The class is expected to fill up fast so register now!
Gayle Roehm Japanese Knitting Class
Saturdays, March 9 & 30
2 - 4 pm
ROCKVILLE shop only at this time
There are so many things going on in April - so mark your calendars for the upcoming events and be sure to register for your classes early because they are filling up fast!
Local Yarn Shop Day
Saturday, April 21st is a day to celebrate brick-and-mortar shops. Hooray! Come show your support for WoolWinders, YOUR favorite Local Yarn Shop!
Charm City Yarn Crawl
April 6 - April 15, 2018
BAGS ARE HERE!! Purchase your $15 CCYC bag at WoolWinders NOW to get your passport to discounts and fun! For more information follow our the WoolWinders FB event
CLASSES - CLASSES - CLASSES!
To Register for any of these April classes go to our website www.woolwinders.com