WoolWinders Community is Staying Connected!

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INTRODUCING

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!).  

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WoolWinders Yarn Shop COVID-19 Update: March 16, 2020

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WoolWinders Yarn Shop COVID-19 Update
March 16, 2020

 

As we continue to monitor the fast paced movement of the COVID-19 information, we have decided that to ensure the safety and health of our staff and customers we are implementing the following changes.  

 

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY at BOTH SHOPS

 

Beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020, all Safaris, project classes, and events are cancelled until further notice.  Instructors will be in touch with students.  



NEW SHOP HOURS (until further notice)

Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 3pm

Closed Monday

 

Please note: The table is closed for knitting and in-shop project assistance.  Staff are on hand to help pick out projects and patterns.

 

 

However, www.woolwinders.com is open 24 hours a day!!

 

Most yarns and notions are on our website.  Order online and shipping is FREE over $25 purchase or specify pickup in the shop.

 

Or you can order by phone and pick up at the curb during our revised business hours.  

 

 

At WoolWinders our top priority is the safety of our customers, staff, and their families.  Thank you for your continued support of WoolWinders, your favorite yarn shop! 

 

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WoolWinders Update on COVID-19

Suzy Roy
At WoolWinders our top priority is the safety of our customers, staff, and their families.  At this time, we remain open during regular business hours and are doing all we can to make the shop a safe place.  Additionally, our online shop is available for you to shop from home.  Or if you prefer, give us a call and we will take your order over the phone for curb pickup. 

We will continue to monitor the situation and will let know if there are any changes to the above information. 

In the meantime, please be safe and diligent to follow the CDC guidelines outlined below: 
  • Stay home when you are sick. 

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. 

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. 

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

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Cashmere Event

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If you are in LOVE with cashmere, you will LOVE the fascinating story behind June Cashmere.  WoolWinders is pleased to host a June Cashmere event where you’ll learn all the details behind this cashmere company and its impressive respect for the people and animals of Kyrgyzstan.

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!!

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ARNE & CARLOS are here THIS week!

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Can you believe it?

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. 

*******Don't Forget!*******

We have a Book Signing with ARNE & CARLOS!

We are lucky to have Arne Nerjordet and Carlos Zachrisson at WoolWinders Rockville for a special book signing!  Meet them in person and get your book signed.  Several of their books will be available for purchase during the event. 
Saturday, November 16, 2019
10am - 12pm
WoolWinders Rockville
404 King Farm Blvd. 
Rockville, MD 20850

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Important ARNE & CARLOS Event Information

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All classes and the lecture will be held at Ingleside at King Farm, a short walk from WoolWinders Rockville.

EVENT LOCATION

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.

Ingleside at King Farm
701 King Farm Blvd. 
Rockville, MD 20850
CLASSROOM/LECTURE LOCATION AT INGLESIDE

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.

 

PARKING

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.

CLASS SUPPLIES

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. 

CHECK IN

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.

CANCELLATION POLICY

WoolWinders requires a minimum of 72 hours (3 days) advance notice to receive a refund. No exceptions please.

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ANNOUNCING... A Book Signing with ARNE & CARLOS!

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The fun doesn't stop with our ARNE & CARLOS event! 

We are lucky to have Arne Nerjordet and Carlos Zachrison at WoolWinders Rockville for a special book signing!  Meet them in person and get your book signed.  Several of their books will be available for purchase during the event. 

Saturday, November 16, 2019
10am - 12pm
WoolWinders Rockville
404 King Farm Blvd. 
Rockville, MD 20850

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Taste of Fall - A Brooklyn Tweed Event

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Saturday, October 19th (11am - 6pm)

Sunday, October 20th (12pm - 5pm)
ANNAPOLIS ONLY
"Taste" the yarn and enjoy a warm drink and snack while celebrating the arrival of autumn! 
Drop by to see the beautiful knit garments in the Trunk Show and knit with the yarn to see for yourself the unique qualities of these breed-specific yarns.  In particular, see the difference that the "woolen" and "worsted" spinning processes make in the yarn.  All Brooklyn Tweed yarns are sourced, spun, and dyed right here in the USA.
The Brooklyn Tweed Pop Up Shop and Trunk Show are at WoolWinders ANNAPOLIS only for the month of October 2019.
*All images in this email are used with permission of Brooklyn Tweed with credit to Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed.

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Brooklyn Tweed Pop Up Shop & Trunk Show

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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

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WoolWinders Instructor Gives Back to Community

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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.

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