Yarn Related in Seattle:
Seattle Knitters Guild April 2020 Meeting
OK, knitters, we’re trying something different this month. Of course, there is no guild meeting, but I am going to try and upload a video to youtube on the day of the scheduled meeting. I have no idea if this will work—it depends in part on you. But, hey! what else do I have to do (besides stress eat?)?
Here’s how it works:
We’ll see what happens!
Paula Ward, President
Please continue to post your quarantined knitting adventures on our Instagram or Facebook sites.
Follow us, like our posts, hashtag your projects - we want to see them all @seattle_knitters_guild) and
Seattle Knitters Guild
Brooklyn Tweed Apart Together initiative
Amy Singer from Knitty is maintaining a list of cancelled yarn events with links to all of their vendors and I’d encourage you to check it out and support them if you’re able to. You can access that list here.
Acorn Street Yarn
In light of this new mandate, today, March 25, will be our last day for curbside pick-up and window shopping for at least the next two weeks. We will, however, still be able to ship orders out to you for free during this time. Please continue to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-525-1726 to let us know how we can help.
Please keep in mind that we're down to a skeleton crew of just Janet and Mary, so it may take a bit longer than usual for us to get back to you. And we may be helping you while still in our jammies, so there's that. ;) But we're still committed to helping out our community in any way that we can during this chaotic time. You all have shown us so much love and support, we'd like to continue to offer the same while still adhering to the new norm.
We miss you all and can't wait to see what you all have been working on! Thank goodness we all have our needles and hooks to see us through the worst of this. Please continue to be safe, be kind to each other, and cast on something beautiful!
Churchmouse Yarns and Teas
Heeding this order and doing our part to help the COVID-19 crisis pass, Churchmouse is suspending online sales starting today, March 24th. While we tend to think of yarn and tea as essential to our happiness, we know that at this time the health of our staff and the health of all in our community is so much more important.
If you have already placed an order, our small crew of Mice are packing as fast as they can in order to ship as many packages as possible (while maintaining a safe distance from each other) before Governor Inslee's order takes effect.Please note: If you place an order after this, your package will not be shipped until after the 'Stay Home' order is lifted. We are so grateful for your patience.
We are still able to support the sales of our PDF patterns. This is a great opportunity to revisit your yarn stash, rediscover those gorgeous skeins you already have, and make something beautiful! Peruse our PDF patterns—we hope you find some inspiration among them.
Since we'll be safely ensconced in our own homes until further notice, we won't be able to retrieve phone messages left on our shop's answering service. But we will be able to check your emails from home! If you have a knitting question (or simply want to say hello!)—please write to email@example.com. We would, as always, love to hear from you.
Class and Event Cancellations
In an abundance of caution, we are cancelling all classes and gatherings (including our Knit Along and Sweater Society meetings) through the end of April. In addition to classes all social groups (Tuesday night, Wednesday day and Thursday charity knitting, and Seattle Spinners) are also suspended through the end of April. We will continue to monitor the situation and if prudent we may alter or extend these cancellations.
We are reaching out to individuals scheduled for classes and will be refunding class fees. We will work on rescheduling some of the classes, but it is unclear when that will happen.
The cancellation of the Tuesday night social knitting means we will close at 6 pm on Tuesdays. At this point we will continue to stay open until 8 pm on Thursdays and offer project help, but this may also change.
Our Anniversary Sale was scheduled for mid-April and at this time I also feel it is wise to postpone this usually crowed event. It will likely be rescheduled for June, but again, things are subject to change as the situation continues to evolve.
Fidalgo Artisan Yarn
We plan to be open our regular hours through month end and then reassess for April. Come by Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday, 11am-3pm.
Many of us are staying home for the time being and we wish you health and good cheer in this time of uncertainty. Remember to check in with loved ones and those who are alone or vulnerable. This is the time for kindness and patience. Please think of us should you need any supplies or assistance and know we are thinking of you, missing you and wishing you well.
Seattle showroom temporarily on hiatus due to Covid-19.
Website https://www.hazelknits.com/ is always open!
Email for inquiries firstname.lastname@example.org
Brick & Mortar Shop Temporary Closure
In an effort to keep our team, customers, and community safe during this pandemic, our Brick & Mortar shop will be closed to all business through March 31, 2020. Curbside and in-store pick ups for online shopping are not available at this time.
Our online shop remains open and will continue to accept orders. However, due to the current environment, there may be a delay in the shipment of your product. Thank you for your patience (and business) as always!
Here's what we're doing to try to get yarny goodness into the most hands:
In spite of our physical store being closed, we are doing what we can to keep you all crafting! We have lots of great ideas for yarn/project pairings and we will be sharing these with you on Facebook, Instagram and here. For some this will be a great way to try something new and different - a different yarn, a new to you pattern. Others will know exactly what they want. We can deal with both of these and anything in between! Our phone line is open - 425-369-3098. We can text you photos of colors or yarns and we can help you search Ravelry for the perfect pattern. About the only thing we can't do is show you how the yarn feels - you'll have to trust us!
Pay As You Can Kits!!
In an effort to expand accessibility, we have initiated a "Pay As You Can" option for two shawl kits - the gorgeous Courage Shawl by Shannon Cook and the quick and lovely Worthroy Shawl by Taiga Hilliard. We have put together 4 color kits for the Courage shawl and the Worthroy shawl can be knit with 3 skeins of Meeker Street Hardware Store (call the shop at 425-369-3098 and we can tell you which colors we have available and text photos to you). Our hope is we can deliver a soothing project into more of your hands and promote some smiling out there (we take our "happy-go-lucky" tagline seriously!).
Pay As You Can works like this: we provide discount codes for 30%, 20% and 10% off the kit prices and you decide which of these are most appropriate to your situation. Of course, if these challenging times find you in a financially strong place, we welcome your full price payment so we can help each other though this!
Please use these discount codes to order: COURAGE30; COURAGE20; COURAGE10; WORTHROY30; WORTHROY20; WORTHROY10 and we will get a kit whipped up for you. You can choose to have your kit packed for curbside pickup, shipping or we can deliver to you!If you want to place an order, call us at 425-369-3098 from 10am-6pm any day of the week or email us at email@example.com Let us know what you’d like and we will reply via email or phone to get the details if we need any.
After Wednesday, and for the next few weeks, we will ONLY be processing online orders. Please check our web store! We will continue to add to our online offerings (because we can do that from home!)
We will still be available to answer questions or take orders over email while we are closed.
Our email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
These are unprecedented times, and we are doing everything we can to manage, just as you all are. We want very much to be here on the other side of this. We are so eager to open our doors, sit at the table with you, help you pick up a stitch. Your continued support of our little business during this closure is what will keep us going. We hope we are helping to keep you going, in our way, too.
-Destiny, Cheryl, and Elspeth
In an effort to keep our staff and customers safe, and following the governor's orders, our brick and mortar store is closed. However, we will continue to ship out online orders and to offer phone ahead service. We will be checking our phone messages regularly and will return your call if we are not available when you call 425.242.0086
We are happy to help you and to work out personal options if you are stuck on your projects so do call, please.
And remember, all of your favorite small businesses are being affected by this crisis. You don't have to visit them to support them.
Gift Certificates are a great way to give small businesses some love. (Wink, wink!)
This is a stressful time for all of us. Thank goodness we've had some training and know what to do when hunkering down. Just make sure you have enough to knit or crochet. And, if not, keep in mind, we're still here!
So Much Yarn
Effective March 18, 2020, all nonessential retail shops in the Pike Place Market are closed until further notice by direction of the Pike Place Market PDA. This includes So Much Yarn.
We will be temporarily closed starting March 18th and will provide updates as they become available.
Stilly River Yarns
The best thing we can do right now: hunker down and tighten up operations. We’re going into #ExtremeBlanketFortMode starting at 8 PM tonight (March 25, 2020). What does that look like?
1. I will continue to be at the shop from 11 AM - 4 PM, Tuesday through Saturday. I’ll be available for phone/email/text orders and video-conference shopping. I'm the only person in the shop and continue to wash my hands and sanitize and clean workspaces and shipping areas according to CDC and Snohomish Health District mandates.
2. PLATFORM CHANGE: I’ll be holding office hours on Facebook Live from noon-1 PM, Tuesday - Saturday.
3. We love you, but we’re asking you to #stayhome and let us ship things to you. We’re offering “pay what you can” domestic shipping from now until we can fully reopen; this will happen via the following coupon codes:
5. If you have a project emergency that requires fix-it help or a diagnosis, let’s look at it via photos sent in email/text - or a video conference - first. I know a lot of our emerging crafters are looking to their projects as a remedy for boredom and anxiety, and a mistake (or uncertainty about a possible one) can stop you in your tracks. We’ll handle it one stitch at a time.
6. We have some financial assistance available for our community members who may want new projects but also have a tight budget right now. Please get in touch with us by one of the methods below and we’ll work things out with you.
7. We still have several $10 shop credits from our Yarn Fairy - orders over $50 before shipping costs qualify for these bonuses!
8. Join us for social times! I’m broadcasting live each night on Instagram at 8:30 PM PST, and we’re doing virtual social times on Zoom on Tuesdays from 7-8 PM PST and *new!* Sundays from 2-3 PM PST.
9. We’ve had requests for a KAL/CAL and online learning opportunities. I’m working on that and will try to launch all info by Sunday.
10. This has been an overwhelming two weeks. Your local independent businesses have been creating new business models and operations manuals from scratch... on top of adapting to life with everyone home and limiting our outings. I know I’m running behind on answering emails and getting the website better-stocked, and you have all been fantastic about patiently using alternate solutions to get the supplies you need. All I can do is continue to ask you for grace and space as we all navigate Extreme Blanket Fort Mode together.I’m almost certain that I’ve forgotten something in this message, but if you need clarification or details on anything here, the shop contact information is below.
We got this. We’re in this together, and we’re carrying each other as best we can. There are a lot of unknowns out there, but the Stilly River Yarns community is stepping up to handle it with its usual amount of class and heart.
Take care, be well, and know that we miss you. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Stranded by the Sea
We are increasing our cleaning protocols and regularly disinfecting our community table and all frequent contact surfaces. We are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable space for our guests.
If you are concerned about visiting the shop, please contact us. We will arrange for a quick curb-side pickup, local delivery, or mailing of your fiber arts supplies. If you don't feel well, are limiting contact, or self-isolating, then we will work with you to reschedule any classes.
The Tea Cozy
Give us a call or email and let us know what we can mail to you! We plan to be available for mail service Tuesday - Friday from 1 - 3 pm until further notice.
Working with fibers and creating beauty soothes the soul. Sending all of our friends and customers kind wishes for safety and wellness.
Tolt Yarn and Wool
Our brick & mortar shop in Carnation may be temporarily closed due to COVID-19, but our online shop is buzzing away! Most of the products we sell in store are up and available online at toltyarnandwool.com.
During this time of uncertainty, we are offering free USPS First Class/ Priority shipping on US orders with code: freeship
We miss you in the shop, but are enjoying what you've been tagging us in on Instagram! We love seeing our packages being opened and we especially love seeing what you wonderful makers are creating. Keep sharing, keep connecting. We'll see you all very soon!
I want to thank all of you who have reached out in the past few weeks in support of WildFibers!
We have been shipping packages daily, taking bags of yarn to the curb, and making local deliveries. It has been humbling to see how much you all love WildFibers and our craft!
We will do everything we can to keep you knitting and crocheting in the coming weeks and months. As of Wednesday, March 25th at 4:00 pm, our doors will be closed to the public. We will continue to send out inspirational emails and will be adding new project kits to our website weekly.
I will be at the shop daily answering the phone, shipping packages, and being available for curbside pickup, so if you need anything call, email, or send us a message on Instagram or Facebook.
We are all in this together and we will emerge on the other side stronger - and with a lot of finished projects! Stay well! Sarah
January 8 Heather Pleva with Earl Grey Fiber Co
February 5 Jenn Lysen with Cedar House Yarns
March 4 Marcie Leek with Yoga for Knotted Knitters
April 1 Online: Movie Night and KAL KickOff
May 6 Mary Roth with Elemental Fiberworks
June 3 TBD
July 1 Cherish with Dandelions & Daisies Fiber Art
August 5 Ice Cream Social
September 2 Back to School Mini Classes
October 7 Tea with Churchmouse Yarns & Teas
November 4 Knit-A-Long
December 2 Holiday Party
Marcie Leek with Yoga for Knotted Knitters will be guesting on Marly Bird's Yarn Thing podcast next Tuesday, March 31, at 9:00 am. In that podcast, she will be leading a short yoga session.
Here's a link to info about her podcast (which is actually video-based):
Tolt Yarn and Wool
Saturday at 2pm (Pacific Time), we're hosting a free Stitch Circle for anyone that wants to knit with us! It's easy to join - grab your project, click on the below link and we'll be waiting for you!
Saturday, March 28th
2:00pm (Pacific Time)
The Nifty Knitter
Each week we want to have you join us for our meetup with all your favorite friends online with The Nifty Knitter. We will be using a brand new online portal called Zoom. Just download the app and then sign up and we will send you a link.
Tuesday Tea 10:00am-12:00pm
Fridays Wine and Knit 6:00pm-9:00pm
We are hosting our first virtual Knit Night this Monday March 30 at 6:00 p.m. on Zoom. We hope you will join us! Zoom is pretty easy to figure out - we have instructions for you here, on our website.
This is the link you can use to join: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/380186611.
Or use meeting ID: 380 186 611
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4R Ranch and Fiber
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A Little Knitty
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BJS Fiber Creations
Blackberry Hill Farm
Cooke Creek Sheep Company
Fidalgo Artisan Yarn & Clothing
Firwood Farm Alpacas
McFarland Creek Lamb Ranch
The Nifty Knitter
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