Amy Swanson, June Cashmere Managing Director, will discuss the ongoing transformation of this economic and environmental effort in Kyrgyzstan. Amy will present an hour long program both days at noon. (See below for details). She’ll be on hand the remainder of each day to answer questions and give brief discussions. And, of course, there will be lots of samples, free patterns, a prize drawing, and heirloom quality CASHMERE YARN!!
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.