Knitspiring Story

Suzy Roy



 

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            

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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!

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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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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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Mark Your Calendars - For an Event-FULL April!

Suzy Roy

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

For Rockville Safari classes

For Rockville Project & Technique Classes

For Annapolis Classes

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Get Ready to CRAWL!

Suzy Roy

We are excited to announce that WoolWinders Annapolis and Rockville will be participating in the 2018 Charm City Yarn Crawl

Charm City... Crawl... WHAT?

A “yarn crawl” is a multi-day event for yarn and fiber lovers connecting YOU to all of our local yarn shops. Yarn crawl participants follow a self-guided itinerary for 10 days of exploration, discounts, and fun.

 

You Had Me At Yarn

That's right - you get a discount on yarn (and more!). Here's how: 

Purchase the CCYC bag ($15) at any one of the participating stores(we'll have them at WoolWinders) and from April 6th – April 15th, 2018, you will receive 20% off your entire purchase of full priced yarn, fiber, and patterns*. You may use your tote as often as you like during these 10 days**. You are also eligible for the prize drawing if you collect at least 8 stamps on your Charm City Yarn Crawl passport!

WoolWinders is new to the CCYC and hope you are excited to join us in this fun event!

*This discount may not be combined with any other discount. Must have the CCYC 2018 bag and passport present at the time of the purchase.

**Please note the shop hours of each store, as some shops are not open every day.

Additional Disclaimers: 
- Discount does not apply to needles, hooks, notions, accessories. 
- Discount only available in-store, no online sales (including patterns), must have CCYC 2018 bag and passport at time of sale. 
- All sales are final.

 

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Let's give it up for WoolWinders Staff!

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Our WoolWinders Staff are quite amazing in so many ways. When something extra special happens, we like to share it with you!  

Have you seen the latest Vogue Knitting magazine?! Our WW staffer Flo is in one of the pictures! We always knew she'd go big time! 

Luv you Flo! 💜

 

And to continuing touting our FAMOUS WW staffers.... Karen modeled her amazing Union Jack Cardi (pattern by Brandon Mably) at Vogue Knitting Live! in NYC last weekend! Karen used Rowan Felted Tweed and looks amazing in this beautiful piece of art!

 

 

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Flo and Karen are just two of our MANY amazing WoolWinders staff. Check out all of our teachers by attending one of our many WoolWinders Safari or Project/Technique classes at Annapolis or Rockville. It's always a fun, learning adventure with our WoolWinders staff! 

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Indulge Yourself!

Suzy Roy

After weeks of frantically knitting gifts, it's time to rekindle your love for your craft. Take some time to slow down, relax, find warm fibers, and sign up for a class with a project or technique you want to learn. Go ahead -- you deserve it! Have a look at our upcoming February & March classes, featured below. Register for the one that is right for you -- go to www.woolwinders.com or call the shop today! 

 

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Oh the COLORS!

Suzy Roy

It's clear that COLOR is the trend for the season. And what better yarn celebrates color than Freia Ombre? With the long color runs of Freia Ombre Super Bulky, you'll want the colors to be the star of your finished piece. As you work with this yarn each color will gradually shift into the next to create an ombre masterpiece! This super bulky yarn is a single ply that require a little extra care and attention, so be sure to always hand wash your Freia Ombre knits.

With just one or two skeins you can work up fantastic hats and cowls that will keep you warm and stylish throughout the winter months. Check out all of our different colorways and find your perfect bulky pattern by stopping by the WoolWinders Rockville shop. We love helping you find your next project!

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