WoolWinders Instructor Gives Back to Community

Suzy Roy

 

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.

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WoolWinders Featured in Rowan Newsletter

Suzy Roy

 

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.

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FREE Book Signing with Gayle Roehm!

Suzy Roy

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

ROCKVILLE

                                

 

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!

 

 

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Returning Author & Instructor: Gayle Roehm

Suzy Roy

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

Knitted Slippers
from michiyo

Saturdays, March 9 & 30
2 - 4 pm
$65

Register now!
ROCKVILLE shop only at this time

 

 

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Rowan names WoolWinders as Flagship Stores

Suzy Roy

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
ROCKVILLE
January 25 - Februrary 3


Rowan Flagship Presentation
with Micheal del Vecchio
ROCKVILLE
Saturday, January 26th
2:00 pm


**Special Prizes and Giveaways**
BOTH SHOPS
During the Rowan Flagship Trunk Show


*Follow us on social media as we reveal more as we get closer to the event!*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Get ready for our annual Black Friday sale!

Suzy Roy

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!

 

SALE DETAILS

*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.
 

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10,000 NEW KNITTERS!

Suzy Roy

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.     

 

Thank you to Skacel for donating these kits! 

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Cashmere & Chocolate - a June Cashmere Trunk Show!

Suzy Roy
Don't Forget! THIS WEEKEND - Cashmere & Chocolate! 

🐐🍫

Amy Swanson, USA Operations Manager for June Cashmere, is returning to Woolwinders for a Cashmere & Chocolate trunk show. She will be on hand to discuss the production of this wonderful 100% cashmere from small family farms in the mountain communities of Kyrgyzstan. Find out why this cashmere is considered “heirloom quality” unlike your ordinary cashmere.

See you at! 
ROCKVILLE on Saturday, November 3rd
11am - 6pm

and 
ANNAPOLIS on Sunday, November 4th
12pm - 5pm

 

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Introducing Mary & 29 Bridges Studio!

Suzy Roy

Woolwinders is happy to introduce 29 Bridges Studio to our local knitting community.  The yarn for 29 Bridges Studio is hand dyed right here in Maryland by local indie-dyer, Mary Herron.  Woolwinders worked directly with Mary to offer you some exclusive color pairings just for this trunk show!

Mary will be on hand at Woolwinders for portions of the Trunk Show.  Drop by to meet her and learn more about her dying process, the specialty yarns she selects, and the inspirations for her colors.

During the two weeks of the trunk show schedule, Mary will be available in the shop on the following dates:

ANNAPOLIS - August 18 & 19 (Saturday and Sunday)
ROCKVILLE - August 25 & 26 (Saturday and Sunday)

Natural Fibers - Earthy, Calm, Cozy Colors!

The yarns of 29 Bridges Studio are inspired by life's landscapes and experiences - from gorgeous neutrals to vibrant bright colors.  The Free Your Fade shawl is just one example of a project that knits up beautifully with Mary's yarns.  We'll have this and many more samples for you to squeeze and be inspired by at both the Annapolis and Rockville Trunk Shows.  We can help you pick out the perfect palette for your fall project!

 

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Did someone say SALE?!

Suzy Roy
It's time for our Summer Yarn Sale at WoolWinders Yarn Shop! 
WoolWinders Summer Yarn Sale
20% off select cotton and linen yarns
&
40-50% off clearance yarns

WoolWinders Annapolis and Rockville Shops only
(no online orders)

Sale Hours:
11am - 6pm Saturday, August 11, 2018
12pm - 5pm Sunday, August 12, 2018

 

Additional Fine Print


20% off discount applies to select in-stock items only and may not be used for online orders, special orders, classes, private lessons, needles, crochet hooks, patterns, shawl pins, gift cards or other accessories or notions - ONLY on Marked COTTON and LINEN yarn. Clearance yarns in clearance bins are the only yarns offered at clearance discount. This sale may not be combined with any other discount. No holds on items before the sale.
All sales are FINAL.

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