Seattle Area Yarn News
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Bazaar Girls Yarn Shop
Oct. 21 & 22: Join us for “Knitting Norway: Selbu Mittens,” an in-person mini-retreat with Lorilee Beltman. During our two days together, Lorilee will teach you the traditional Selbu mitten components--the motifs found on the back of the hand, the smaller “wallpaper” designs of the palm, and the edge pattern. Please visit our website for more info: https://www.bazaargirls.com/wp/?event=selbu-knitting-norway-with-lorilee-beltman. Questions: email@example.com
Churchmouse Yarns & Teas
Join us online on Wednesday, 10/11, when we participate with Brooklyn Tweed in their launch of a new yarn. Lips are sealed until then. We'll carry 13 colors! And we'll show two new knitted samples in... Oops. Almost spilled the beans! If you're not on our email list, sign up on our website. And thanks to SKG, the best Guild on the planet!!
Seattle Sky Dyeworks
October 22nd: Drop Spindling 101 12pm-2pm Seattle Yarn, WA
"If you're reading this I know you love yarn. Maybe you're ready to feed your yarn addiction just a little more? Perhaps you want to dip your toe in the water but you're not ready to commit to a whole spinning wheel? Give drop spindling a try!"
First trunk show in our new location! Thought to Thread pop-up, Saturday- Sunday, October 7th-8th.
Intermediate rigid heddle weaving classes, beginning drop spindle, and beginner knitting classes are scheduled now - check our website!
Sit and Stitch groups now meeting the 2nd & 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6-8pm, and every Sunday from 11-5 - drop in any time!
Skagit Woolen Works
International Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival, hosted by the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, Edward D Hansen Conference Center in Everett. We'll bring our locally sourced & processed quilt batting along with an assortment of roving, yarn, and other crafting items.
2nd Annual Quilcene Fiber Festival: From Sheep to Shawl
10am-4pm at the Worthington Park Quilcene. 'Quilcene Historical Museum is excited to partner with Fiber and Clay in hosting our second fiber festival – celebrating the extraordinarily diverse talents in our region. We’ll have performances, live music, a food court, workshops, animals, and many vendors on 10 acres – within the 1892 Hamilton-Worthington Mansion, large meadows, the Linger Longer Stage, near the 1915 Historic Barn and inside the Quilcene Historical Museum. Learn the history, meet today’s experts and crafters, find amazing holiday gifts, bring the whole family – kids will love the hands-on workshops and live animals. It will be the most exciting and unique new Fiber Festival on the peninsula!'
Mini Fiber Fest at Skagit Woolen Works! Save the date; more details coming soon. Classes and local vendors. Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates!
Creative Avenue Holiday Market at the Anacortes Depot
All Wound Up
Our chemo hat drive is benefiting two local cancer centers in the Edmonds area. Charity Makers are encouraged to knit hats of all sizes, colors, and patterns for men and women. Please only use cotton or bamboo yarns (no acrylic or animal fibers). You may drop off your hats at All Wound Up.
Accessories and garments of all kinds are also collected at the store for Clothes for Kids. These can be made in any washable fiber.
Capitol Hill Knitters of Doooom
A group of knitters in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle (and beyond!) have been collecting hand knit (and crochet) hats, scarves, mittens, and gloves to distribute to those in need at Cal Anderson Park. More information/meeting information is available on their blog or in their Ravelry group.
When a knitter, crocheter or quilter dies mid-project, or is no longer able to do handwork due to disease or injury, they will likely leave behind unfinished items they were making for friends and family. These tangible, handmade expressions of love could get lost, donated away, or thrown out.
This group connects unfinished projects to volunteer finishers who complete and return the garments, blankets, & accessories, to their intended recipients.
More information on how to sign up to be a finisher (or for information on submitting WIPs) is available on their website.
Stranded by the Sea
Stranded by the Sea's Hook & Needle Knockers Group is collecting knit and crocheted "Knitted Knockers" for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. Anyone is welcome to attend the group's bi-monthly meetings in the shop on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 4:30 - 6 PM. Completed knockers made with approved yarns may be dropped off any time at Stranded by the Sea. Our group will size and stuff the knockers for patients at the Swedish Cancer Institute in Edmonds. Click here for more information.