All classes and the lecture will be held at Ingleside at King Farm, a short walk from WoolWinders Rockville.
All classes and the lecture are located on the campus of Ingleside at King Farm on King Farm Blvd., a short walk (0.3 miles) from the WoolWinders shop. We are grateful to the Ingleside community for this outstanding event space. Please visit their website (https://www.ikfmd.org/) to find out more information about this wonderful retirement community in our neighborhood.
All Thursday and Friday classes are located in the Art Studio. The Thursday evening lecture is located in the Cultural Arts Center. These rooms as well as the building entrances are shown on the facilities drawing. Please note that the closest entrance to each of these locations is Lobby #2. You can, however, also enter the building through Lobby #1 at the front of the building on King Farm Blvd.
There are several free parking choices. On site parking for Ingleside guests is located outside Lobby #2. Additional street parking is located along King Farm Blvd. All parking is first come first served so we suggest you arrive early to get to your scheduled class or lecture on time.
The pattern for each of the classes will be provided by Arne & Carlos at the beginning of each class. A list of supplies for each class is available in the class description at woolwinders.com. You can come by the shop, call the shop, or purchase your supplies online on our website. Please call us if you need help determining your supplies.
This Arne & Carlos event is sponsored by Rowan and as such, all the yarns specified for the classes are Rowan yarns. Arne & Carlos respectfully request that you use the exact yarns and colors identified in the class description.
The WoolWinders class policies apply: we require that your yarn be purchased at WoolWinders and you will receive a 10% discount on the materials needed for this class.
Please note that some classes require homework. For these classes, you will need your yarn in advance. For non-homework classes, you can make a credit card payment (either online or by phone) and we will have your supplies available the day of the class.
For classes, please be present in the classroom prior to the scheduled beginning of the class to check in. For the Thursday evening lecture, please pick up your badge at the badge table prior to the schedule time of the lecture.
WoolWinders requires a minimum of 72 hours (3 days) advance notice to receive a refund. No exceptions please.
Sunday, October 20th (12pm - 5pm)
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
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.