WOOLBEARERS WINTER 2007 NEWSLETTER
Wow – have you been to the store lately? There’s so much yarn you can hardly get down the aisles. We’ve really packed it in --- knowing that you want to have the most variety and highest quality yarns. If that isn’t incentive enough --- we will be having a sale on Super Bowl Sunday, February 4, 2007. If you can’t make it to the store, you can now shop online at www.woolbearers.net.
For all you Uruguayan yarn fans – we are now carrying Malagbrigo yarns, Sheep Shop yarns and we are getting in a brand new Uruguayan yarn from a company called Punta del Este. We are getting their fingering weight yarn (wool with a touch of cashmere), a bulkier weight and a linen/alpaca blend – all space dyed in yummy colorways. From Classic Elite, we are getting Classic Silk, a cotton/silk blend and Sundance another cotton blend. Wool in the Woods is coming out with a handpainted cotton chenille blend in 6 different colorways. It will be great for baby blankets. Skacel has a silk blend called Urban Silk that we couldn’t resist in 5 colorways. We are getting Bamboo tape, Summer Tweed, and Handknit Cotton from Rowan along with a ton of new pattern books. We already have our Ecological Cotton in from Nashua. It is naturally dyed pima cotton on 6 different colorways – very soft and knits at 5 stitches to the inch. A pattern book to go with the yarn is forthcoming. We already have our Silk Shire, Royal Bamboo, and Linen Isle from Plymouth. Have you seen Plymouth’s answer to Noro Silk Garden – it’s a self striping yarn called Boku. We knit a small sample and it’s really nice yarn and it felts wonderfully! Brown Sheep’s Cotton Fleece just arrived in the store – there are so many colors to choose from. We also found a new yarn company while we were at Stitches. They are called JoJoland and we have their sock yarn – a cashmere/merino blend and their Entrelac Shawl Kits. We have tons of Woolbearers’ handpainted yarn. Our latest addition is our new sock yarn. The undyed yarn comes from Cestari farms in Virginia – it’s nice and lofty, even when knit on size 1’s.
If you are a spinner or are thinking about it, you must come in and see our latest addition – the Victoria Wheel from Louet. It’s only 6 ½ pounds it folds up, has its own backpack and comes with a Lazy Kate. We are also getting in Aurora’s “Nifty Swifts”, table top swifts to help you wind your yarn. We carry all Schacht, Louet and Ashford products for spinning and weaving. Try out the new circular glass needles – they warm up in your hands.
We’ve got loads of classes. We are so lucky to have Uyvonne Bigham teach two Machine Knitting classes for us. We also have Nelda Davis coming for a spinning – fiber prep workshop. Other classes include the popular Rug Stomping class and Yarn goddess classes taught by Rosemary Dunaif. Susan Maruska is teaching a needlefelting class. We have sweater classes – Wallaby and Side to Side; lots of Entrelac classes, slip-stitch, cable, sock, spinning and weaving classes. Check the class list for more info.
We are having the Following Trunk Shows: “Noni Felted Bags” Jan. 24-31; Jordana Paige Knitting Bags Jan. 29-Feb 4; garments from Nicky Epstein’s “Edge” book series – March 13-19.
Remember – the first Friday of every month, is our knitting meet-up group meeting, starting at 6 pm. The South Jersey Handspinners are now meeting at Woolbearers the first Sunday afternoon of the month at 1 pm. Join our yahoo group “Twisted Woolbearers” for up-to-date information.
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Myra & Suzie