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ARNE & CARLOS are here THIS week!
ARNE & CARLOS will be here THIS week!
There are still some spaces in the Thursday evening lecture: The World of ARNE & CARLOS. See www.woolwinders.com for lecture and venue information.
We have a Book Signing with ARNE & CARLOS!
10am - 12pm
404 King Farm Blvd.
Rockville, MD 20850
Important ARNE & CARLOS Event Information
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.
WoolWinders Featured in Rowan Newsletter
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.
Rowan names WoolWinders as Flagship Stores
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!*
Get ready for our annual Black Friday sale!
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.
Feel Like Royalty at WoolWinders!
Are you like us and excited for THE wedding?! Stop by this weekend to select your yarn and project that will make you feel like royalty! Here is just a sampling of the British yarns that we carry at WoolWinders Yarn Shop.
Rowan Selects Denim Lace is sourced from recycled denim and spun into an incredibly lovely lace-weight yarn. It's perfect for lightweight shawls, scarves and pullovers that have an old world feel. Rockville only.
Rowan Softyak DK is a cotton and yak blend yarn with a chainette construction. It has a gentle springiness that gives your garment a nice loftiness. Come see this yarn in both Annapolis and Rockville.
A classic staple for any knitter - Rowan Kidsilk Haze is a versatile yarn made of 70% super kid mohair and 30% silk. Use this yarn for all your classic shawls or hold with another yarn to give your project a warm halo effect.
Rowan magazines are world renown for their gorgeous images and classic patterns. WoolWinders Annapolis and Rockville have the current magazine as well as some of the lookbooks for our Rowan yarns!
West Yorkshire Spinners Wensleydale Fleece Gems is made with 100% Wensleydale wool from England. This yarn has a gorgeous luster and subtle shine and works up nicely in textured patterns. Rockville only.
West Yorkshire Spinners Exquisite is made from British Falkland wool and Mulberry silk. This soft lace weight yarn has a slight sheen from the silk content and produces a beautiful drape - perfect for shawls or lightweight cardigans. Rockville only
We have many more yarns that will make you feel like royalty... stop by this weekend and we'll help you pick yarns and a project fit for a queen or king!
BULK up your Stash!!
Bulky Yarn SALE!
This weekend, Friday through Sunday, we are having a sale on all bulky and super bulky yarns at both Annapolis and Rockville shops to make room for our new spring yarns! Stop by WoolWinders this weekend to BULK UP YOUR STASH!!
What: 20%* off all bulky and super bulky yarns
Where: WoolWinders Annapolis and Rockville
When: From 11am Friday, March 2, 2018 until close at 5pm Sunday, March 4, 2018
Who: YOU! Stop by this weekend!
Additional Fine Print
*20% off discount applies to in-stock items only and may not be used for online orders, special orders, classes, private lessons, needles, crochet hooks, patterns, shawl pins, or gift cards or other accessories or notions - ONLY on BULKY or SUPER BULKY weight yarns. This sale may not be combined with any other discount - no further discounts on yarns already on sale. No holds on items before the sale.
All sales are FINAL
Taking a moment
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!
WoolWinders Annapolis - What Yarns?!
So at this point you know to come and see us during our soft opening the weekend of May 19th... but you now might be wondering what we'll be carrying at WoolWinders Annapolis. Well, we'll be carrying some of your favorite brands that you've come to love at Rockville - as well as some new ones! Check out just some of the products we'll be carrying at the Annapolis shop.
Do you see any of your favorites? We're always open to hearing customer suggestions and we'll try our best to get those products into our Rockville and Annapolis shops!