Row by Row

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It is almost time for my favorite summer activity- Row by Row!  In case you haven’t heard about this phenomena that is taking over the quilting world, let me explain.  All participating quilt shops (which includes Woolstock Knit & Sew this year) offer a quilting Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving and planning for holiday giving

Back in July, I posted some ideas to get everyone thinking about the holiday gift giving season (See the post here).  I hope you got started since it is now Thanksgiving which only leaves a week until Hanukkah and three weeks until Christmas.  With that in mind, here is a round-up of some quick and easy gift ideas.

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National Sewing Month Challenge

The other day, we had the first person to compete in our Sewing Challenge bring in her project.  One of our sewing students, an amazing 14 year old, “L”, made this incredible bag.  She has been sewing with us for a while but has been sewing even longer on her own.  She came to Woolstock to learn technical sewing and pattern reading, as she was already great at creating her own patterns and finding the “hacks.” Continue reading

At Long Last!!!

Madelinetosh

We waited 4 months and finally Madelinetosh is in!  We have so many new colors, variations of colors, and new colorways.  You will love Madelinetosh yarn. Not only is it beyond soft, but the hand-dyed colors are amazing with their signature depth of color.  It gives you the interest of variegated yarn but the feeling of a tonal solid.

Woolstock offers 3 types of Madelinetosh-

This yarn can make beautiful shawls, shrugs, and sweaters.

Tosh Vintage- Pull Me Over

Pull Me Over by Andrea Black

Skinny Fit Mitts by Andrea Black

Vintage Bouquet by Dani Sunshine

Toorie by Carina Spencer

Harmonia’s Rings By Sivia Harding

Sampler Cowl By Heather Knitz Designs

September is National Sewing Month

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Did you know that September is National Sewing Month?  Way back in 1982, President Reagan issued a proclamation declaring September to be National Sewing Month “In recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation.”  (Proclamation #4576)

Woolstock is celebrating by hosting a Two Fabric Sewing Challenge!!  Everyone who plays earns a free pattern (retail value up to $10, one per customer)

Here are the rules:

  1.  You must purchase at least 2 different fabrics between September 1-30, 2015.
  2. Yardage needs to be at least 1 yard each to count.
  3. Pre-cut packs or jelly rolls count as 1 fabric.
  4. Both fabrics must be used in the project.
  5. Project must be completed and brought into the shop on or before Sept. 30, 2015.
  6. Challenge is open to only local customers- sorry no web or mail customers.

Are you ready for the Challenge?

International Knit in Public Day

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Do you know what happening Saturday? It is International Knit in Public Day!! I am so excited about this because it is always fun to hang out with a bunch of other knitters and show the world we knit.  Here are Woolstock we have plans- great plans!  We are going to have some munchies (and we are across the street from the wine store) and some undercover outdoor seating.  There will be discounts and it will be fun to see what others are knitting.  If you are local, come down and visit!!  Saturday, June13, 2015 from 12-4pm