What knitting techniques and projects are you hoping to learn in 2018?

Suzy Roy

Whatever your fiber-crafting goals are, WoolWinders is here to help. We have a full list of classes scheduled for the 2018 Winter season at both Annapolis and Rockville for Safari and Project classes. Below you'll find the classes schedule for January - including a special class and book signing with our friend, best selling author Gayle Roehm!

Please take a look at the classes and make 2018 the year you invest in something that brings you joy, satisfaction, and peace! We hope to see you soon at WoolWinders Yarn Shop! 

 

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Create for love and kindness

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For the past several years WoolWinders Yarn shop has helped The Original Pancake House restaurants by donating handmade knits for their annual Christmas Day breakfast and giving to the less fortunate. We are blessed to continue this tradition. 

We are currently accepting donations of handmade hats, scarves, mittens, gloves, and socks. They also ask: 

Knit or Crochet scarves -
Length: 4 feet – 6 feet
Width: at least 6''
Yarn: Acrylic or washable wool preferred, for ease of care
Color: We are asking that most of the items be made in neutral colors, if possible, because many of the recipients are men who prefer plain dark colors, but we had a lot of families last year, too, so don't forget children's items.  If you are contributing multiple items, it would be nice to have a tag for each indicating whether the item is intended for a woman, man, or child to help the volunteers sort the gifts.

If you have items you would like to donate, please drop off your knitted goods to WoolWinders Annapolis or Rockville by Thursday, December 15th

Thank you in advance for all of your help and kindness! <3 

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Your Black Friday super-sale is here!

Suzy Roy

Get ready for our

HUGE

Black Friday Sale!

30% off the entire store!*

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!

 

11 AM - noon - 30% off all merchandise*
Noon - 2 PM - 20% off all merchandise*
2 - 6 PM - 15% off all merchandise*

 

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 noon to receive a 30% off coupon and before 2 PM to receive a 20% off coupon. Coupons are good all day on Friday, November 24, 2017, 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 24, 2017. 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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The Open House - Featuring June Cashmere

Suzy Roy

Today we continue our feature of June Cashmere, the luxury cashmere yarn company that will be featured at the WoolWinders Annapolis Open House on Saturday, October 14th and Sunday, October 15th. 

We hope you've enjoyed learning a little about June Cashmere over the past few blog posts. June Cashmere is an extraordinary company, with extraordinary yarns and an extraordinary story. WoolWinders Yarn shop is very excited to bring June Cashmere to you!

We hope to see you at our Annapolis shop on Saturday, October 14th (11am - 6pm) and Sunday, October 15th (12pm - 5pm). Amy Swanson, of June Cashmere, will be here on Saturday to tell you about the company and show you the beautiful yarns.

We are also giving away door prizes to lucky customers. AND, we're offering 10% off storewide* all weekend! More details about June Cashmere and the Open House can be found on our Facebook Events page. We hope to see you there!

*Discount excludes June Cashmere, patterns, and classes and only pertains to WoolWinders Annapolis during the weekend of October 14-15, 2017.

 

 

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The Yarns - June Cashmere

Suzy Roy

Today we continue our feature of June Cashmere, the luxury cashmere yarn company that will be featured at the WoolWinders Annapolis Open House on Saturday, October 14th and Sunday, October 15th. 

June Cashmere yarn has only been on the market for a year, expanding from a few colors to now offering a dozen naturally dyed hues. There are two weights of yarn (DK and lace) in plies of three and six strands. This allows for incredible stitch definition in knitting. The stitches bloom upon washing, showing off the softness of the fiber. This is a luxury yarn that any fiber artist would love to work with and anyone would love to receive as a gift, either as a skein or knit up in a scarf and hat set. Simply, it's warm and beautiful!

 

 

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The Commitment - About June Cashmere

Suzy Roy

Today we continue our feature of June Cashmere, the luxury cashmere yarn company that will be featured at the WoolWinders Annapolis Open House on Saturday, October 14th and Sunday, October 15th. 

June Cashmere actively invests in the communities where cashmere is gathered. They promote village-to-village training sessions teaching best practices for increasing the quantity and quality of cashmere fiber production.

This textile company truly cares about producing a luxury yarn that in turn provides betterment for Kyrgyz families. June Cashmere prides itself on restoring cashmere to its most pure and luxurious form with a process that ensures Kyrgyz traditions are not lost. Such an investment in people and resources shows that June Cashmere is a gem of a company that we are thrilled to help support. 

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About our featured company & yarn - June Cashmere

Suzy Roy

June Cashmere started with the vision of J.C. Christensen and his family, owners of Morning Star Fiber, located in North Carolina. In 2007, they met a group of Kyrgyz artisans and became aware of the need for revitalization in the Kyrgyz fiber industry. Shortly thereafter, Christensen connected with Sy Belohlavek from Ohio, who had previously worked in Kyrgyzstan. Belohlavek was drawn toward the idea of working with the Kyrgyz people and revitalizing their fiber industry. In 2010 Belohlavek, with his wife and children, moved to Kyrgyzstan to begin working toward making the the vision of June Cashmere a reality.

Over the next few days check back here, on our blog, to learn more about this amazing company! 

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WoolWinders Annapolis Open House!

Suzy Roy

We are excited to host our first Open House at the WoolWinders Annapolis shop. We are especially delighted to feature June Cashmere, a company known not just for beautiful cashmere yarns but also for their efforts in creating a social and economic endeavor with the people of Kyrgystan. Keep reading below to learn more about this remarkable company and their yarns. We hope to see you at the WoolWinders Annapolis Open House on Saturday, October 14th and Sunday, October 15th!

 

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Taking a moment

Suzy Roy

There are some days where you just have to take a moment to relax. Enjoy. Take a moment to breathe. Luckily we have two cute shops where we can do that! So take a moment with your favorite cuppa and your knitting/crochet. Take a seat. And enjoy the moment!

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Fall for NEW Classes at WoolWinders!

Suzy Roy

We could go on and on about how we love cool, crisp mornings, bright sunshiny afternoons, freshly-harvested produce, colorful landscapes, and all of the feelings that lend perfectly to our favorite hobbies - knitting and crocheting!  This time of year gives us good reason to stock up on fall favorite yarns and to begin knitting and wearing sweaters and other knitwear. This is why we are so excited to bring you our new Fall and Early Winter classes. The class lineup  features our foundation classes like Knitting 101 and Fixing Mistakes, as well as new sock, technique and project classes. And many of you have been asking, so we’ve added a couple sweater classes - for humans and pups!  Hoping to see you at Rockville or Annapolis soon!

Check out our classes!

Rockville Safari Classes

Rockville Project & Technique Classes

Annapolis Classes

 

 

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