Introducing Mary & 29 Bridges Studio!

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!

 

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! 

Mark Your Calendars - For an Event-FULL April!

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

CCYC GRAND Prizes!

We're excited to participate in the CCYC this year and we hope you are too! Follow our Events Page on Facebook and stay tuned for more info! 

But in the meantime... Did you know that there will be prizes given away? 

Each shop will have a different prize package valued at $100 or more, which will be given away at the end of the crawl. To participate in the drawing, collect at least 8 stamps on your CCYC passport from your shop visits between April 6th – April 15th, 2018. Shops will stamp your CCYC passport for visiting as long as you bring your CCYC tote. No other purchase is necessary for a stamp. Each shop will offer a different prize, so you may choose where to submit your entry. Drop your card off at the shop of your choice by April 22nd, 2018. Winners will be announced by each shop after April 22nd, 2018.

 

ANNAPOLIS Grand Prize

Our Annapolis shop grand prize is donated by Sirdar. It includes a Rowan booklet and 15 colors of Rowan Selects Handknit Cotton to make the Dynamic Stripe scarf pattern, designed by Kaffe Fassett! The prize also includes the new Rowan Magazine Number 63.

ROCKVILLE Grand Prize

Our Rockville shop grand prize is donated by Kelbourne Woolens. It includes ten skeins of Kelbourne Woolens newest addition, Andorra - a 2-ply Merino wool, Highland wool, and mohair blended yarn in a lovely lavender color. The Season 1.0/Winter 2017-2018 look book is also included.

Get Ready to CRAWL!

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.

 

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!! 

The DETAILS: 

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

 

 

Let's give it up for WoolWinders Staff!

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! 

Indulge Yourself!

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! 

 

Gayle Roehm Book Signing

Come meet Gayle and get your Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible signed in person! That's right, in addition to the Japanese Lace Scarf class, we're having a book signing with Gayle! 

We will have books for sale or you can bring your own. 


Saturday, January 27
12PM - 1:30PM
WoolWinders Rockville

For more info about the Japanese Lace Scarf class, please see the class page. For more information about Gayle, please see our previous blog post. And if you have any questions please call or email us.

More information about Gayle Roehm Lace Class

We are Excited to welcome back Gayle Roehm - who is coming to WoolWinders Rockville right after she completes a full set of teaching courses at the famous Vogue Knitting Live! in NYC. Gayle will be joining us for a Japanese lace knitting class and a book signing! 

Description: Knitters who love beautiful stitch patterns are delighted with the "Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Designs by Hitomi Shida," recently published in English. This class will give you an exclusive preview of one of the designs - Hitomi Shida's Exquisite Scarf! Join the translator to knit the scarf project from this book, and gain experience and insight into the complex charts and symbols. We'll start the body of the scarf in the first class, practicing chart-reading and some of the more complex maneuvers, to be sure you can work on the project later at home. In the second class, we’ll complete the “frill” at one end. The pattern will be provided; you don't need to purchase the book ahead of time.

Class Dates/Times:

Saturdays, January 27 & February 10

2PM - 4PM 

Materials Needed for Class: Approximately 350 yards of DK-weight wool or wool-blend yarn, preferably in a light color. A set of straight or circular needles in US size 6 (4.0mm); you may want to have a couple of additional sizes to get gauge, especially if you're a tight or loose knitter.

Cable needle.

Small amounts of smooth waste yarn. 

Location: WoolWinders Rockville

 

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. 

We are very excited to welcome her back to WoolWinders! Come meet Gayle at her book signing and her class!