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!).
ARNE & CARLOS will be here THIS week!
We have a Book Signing with ARNE & CARLOS!
10am - 12pm
404 King Farm Blvd.
Rockville, MD 20850
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.
Jeanne Tufano was recently featured in an article on the Holy Cross Health website titled “After Melanoma, Reconstructive Surgery Helps Restore Jeanne's Quality of Life.” Jeanne chose the Woolwinders Rockville shop as the location of the photo shoot for the article. Read Jeanne’s testimonial below which speaks about her connection to knitting and Woolwinders. We are so happy that Jeanne has conquered her battle with melanoma and has returned to Woolwinders for her weekly Safari class.
" Woolwinders was a large part of my recovery. The friends I’ve made through Safari and other classes, as well as the staff, helped me deal with the healing process of my physical “deformity”. Knitting has always been my happy place. Woolwinders has given me a happy place to knit. Now I have two happy places in one! I chose Woolwinders to be the place for the centerpiece of my photo shoot because in addition to its being the best LYS in the area, it's also the best place to learn and grow as a knitter and a person." -- Jeanne Tufano
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.