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Ready, Set, Knit! 412: Kathy talks with Doris Chan

Saturday, August 29th, 2015
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This week Kathy talks with WEBS 2015 Crochet Designer in Residence, Doris Chan!

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #412 - Kathy talks with Doris Chan. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

The talk about the surprising simplicity of her newest design, the Crocheted Goshen Jacket, and how sophisticated and elegant it can look.

WEBS was a sponsor of the 2015 Crochet Guild Crochet Design Contest – check out the winners on their recap blog post.

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week :

Reminder:

Fall classes are open. Register now, they’re filling fast!

Bathroom renovations are happening in our retail store. We are now restricted to a single stall for all our customers and employees. Please plan ahead for restroom stops before and after your visit to help alleviate lines for other  customers and staff. We will be down to just one bathroom stall through the Labor day weekend – PLEASE plan ahead.

Upcoming Events:

Registration for Spinzilla opens Sept. 1st at 10am. Are you ready?

Sign ups are open for our annual bus trip to Rhinebeck – get your seat now!

Be sure to check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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No new Ready, Set, Knit! this week – What are you working on?

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015
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There’s no new show this week, but but you can cool down a bit just by listening to this episode from February of this year when we were in the grip of a record breaking cold snap!

With some steadily hot temperatures and high humidity in the Northeast this past week it’s been hard to find projects to work on that didn’t make it even worse! What do you knit/crochet when it’s too hot but you just can’t help yourself?

Ready, Set, Knit! 411: Kathy talks with LA Bestor

Saturday, August 15th, 2015
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This week Kathy talks with WEBS Weaving Manager, LA Bestor, about Spinzilla and Spinning and Weaving Week in October.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #411 - Kathy talks with LA Bestor. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

Sign-ups open on Sept. 1st for our Spinzilla team, we’re prepared to spin our way to victory! Join us for a Pajama Party Spin-in and lots more fun if you’re local to WEBS, and look for some great prizes for our team members.

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week :

Reminder:

Sign ups are open for our annual bus trip to Rhinebeck – get your seat now!

Upcoming Events:

Bathroom renovations are happening in our retail store starting August 23rd. Please plan ahead for restroom stops before and after your visit to help alleviate lines for our customers and staff. We will be down to just one bathroom stall through the Labor day weekend – PLEASE plan ahead.

Be sure to check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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Ready, Set, Knit! 410: Kathy talks with Debbi Stone

Saturday, August 8th, 2015
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This week Kathy talks with Debbi Stone WEBS’ featured Emerging Designer, about her Sproutlet collection eBook.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #410 - Kathy talks with Debbi Stone. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.comLearn about Debbi’s design aesthetic and inspiration as well as the growth of her company, Stitches of My Life Designs, her collaborative design label Adventure Du Jour Designs, and learn about the Strung Along knitting retreats she hosts in Port Ludlow each year.

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week :

Reminder:

Stitches Midwest is happening THIS weekend, August 6-9. WEBS is there and you can save 50% on admission with a coupon from us.

Sign ups are open for our annual bus trip to Rhinebeck – get your seat now!

Upcoming Events:

Bathroom renovations are happening in our retail store starting August 23rd. Please plan ahead for restroom stops before and after your visit to help alleviate lines for our customers and staff. We will be down to just one bathroom stall through the Labor day weekend – PLEASE plan ahead.

Be sure to check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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Ready, Set, Knit! 409: Kathy talks with Carol Sulcoski

Saturday, August 1st, 2015
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This week Kathy talks with Carol Sulcoski about her newest book Lace Yarn Studio, a wonderful collection of patterns, from some of the best designers in the business, that celebrates using lace weight yarn for more than just lace knitting.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #409 - Kathy talks with Carol Sulcoski. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

Be sure to check out Carol’s other books, patterns, her line of yarn and fiber, and her teaching schedule at Black Bunny Fibers.

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week :

Reminder:

Stitches Midwest happens next weekend, August 6-9. WEBS will be there and you can save 50% on admission with a coupon from us.

Sign ups are open for our annual bus trip to Rhinebeck – get your seat now!

Upcoming Events:

Bathroom renovations are happening in our retail store starting August 23rd. Please plan ahead for restroom stops before and after your visit to help alleviate lines for our customers and staff.

Be sure to check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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Ready, Set, Knit! 408: Kathy talks with Ben Levisay

Saturday, July 25th, 2015
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This week Kathy talks with Ben Levisay of XRX, and Knitter’s Magazine about the upcoming Stitches Midwest show. If you’re going you’ll find over 130 vendors, more than 100 great classes and lots of new teachers!

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #408 - Kathy talks with Ben Levisay. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

If you can’t do classes AND all the great vendors try one of the Market Sessions!

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week :

Reminder:

Northampton Sidewalk Sale is happening this weekend. Shop today at WEBS, and the rest of the weekend downtown.

Now through Monday 7/27 save  an extra 15% off Noro, Sirdar, and Sublime Closeouts.

Upcoming Events:

If you’re local to our retail store we’re hosting another American Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday July 29th, more info here.

Are you headed out to Stitches Midwest August 6-9 in Illinois? WEBS will be there and you can save 50% on admission with a coupon from us.

Bathroom renovations are happening in our retail store. Please,plan ahead for restroom stops before and after your visit to help alleviate lines for our customers and staff.

Be sure to check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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Ready, Set, Knit! 407: Kathy talks with Barry Klein

Saturday, July 18th, 2015
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This week Kathy talks with first time guest Barry Klein, owner of Trendsetter Group. Barry has been working in the industry for over 40 years and run Trendsetter for the last 27.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #407 - Kathy talks with Barry Klein. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

Barry discusses being the US distributor for Lotus Yarns, the Mimi recall and what you can do if you have Mimi in your stash at home. You can read more about the recall process in a letter from Barry, here.

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week :

Reminder:

Now through Monday 7/20 save  an extra 15% off Plymouth Closeouts.

Upcoming Events:

If you’re local to our retail store we’re hosting another American Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday July 29th, more info here.

Are you headed out to Stitches Midwest August 6-9 in Illinois? WEBS will be there and you can save 50% on admission with a coupon from us.

Bathroom renovations are happening in our retail store the 3rd week of July, more details to come.

The Blue Sky Alpacas Trunk Show has grabbed everyone’s attention, be sure to stop by the store and check it out!

Classic Elite Yarns Trunk shows are ongoing and there’s always something new to see!

Be sure to check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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Ready, Set, Knit! 406: Kathy talks with Christina Fagan

Saturday, July 4th, 2015
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This week Kathy talks with first time guest, Christina Fagan, founder and owner of  Sh*t That I Knit, a Boston based knitwear company.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #406 - Kathy talks with Christina Fagan. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

Christina left her full-time job to run her company, employing a great group of knitters, most of whom she met through Instagram. She was even featured on Chronicle recently and looks forward to seeing her company grow.

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week :

Reminder:

Now through Monday 7/6 save an extra 15% off Berroco and Classic Elite Closeouts. And next week, 7/7 – 7/13,  save an extra 15% off Cascade Closeouts.

We are closed this weekend to celebrate Independence Day. Shop in-store again on the 6th at 10:00am! Enjoy a safe and healthy holiday weekend.

NEWS is next weekend July 9 – 12!

Upcoming Events:

Summer Classes are online – sign up now before all the seats are filled!

Bathroom renovations are happening in our retail store the 3rd week of July, more details to come.

Classic Elite Yarns Trunk shows are ongoing and there’s always something new to see! Stop by the store to see what’s on display.

Be sure to check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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Ready, Set, Knit! 405: Kathy talks with Leslie Ann Bestor

Saturday, June 27th, 2015
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This week Kathy talks with Leslie Ann about N.E.W.S., the bi-annual weaving conference hosted by the New England Weaving Guilds. This year N.E.W.S. is at Smith College the weekend of July 9 – 12.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode #405 - Kathy talks with Leslie Ann Bestor, WEBS Weaving Manager. Listen now on the WEBS Blog - blog.yarn.com

Learn from internationally know teachers in a wide array of classes from short 3 and 6 hour sessions to multi-day classes on every topic from beginner basics to advanced weaving, and even specific techniques. You can register for classes now.

Check out the vendor show, as well as the gallery and fashion shows(the runway show is Friday night) that are open to the public.

In the WEBS vendor booth you’ll find a Toika computer loom set up for demonstration that is for sale at 15% off, lots off mill end yarns, tools and accessories, benches, boards, and books!

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week :

Reminder:

I-91 Shop Hop is HAPPENING RIGHT NOW! You still have time to shop and hop, all stores are open today until 6pm and will be open again tomorrow from noon till 5pm. And don’t forget there’s a special kit with exclusive patterns available at each shop!

We are closed on July 4th and 5th to celebrate Independence Day – Shop in-store on the 3rd until 5:30pm and we’ll see you again on the 6th at 10:00am! Enjoy a safe and healthy holiday weekend.

Upcoming Events:

Summer Classes are online – sign up now before all the seats are filled!

Classic Elite Yarns Trunk shows are ongoing and there’s always something new to see! Stop by the store to see what’s on display.

Be sure to check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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Ready, Set, Knit! 404: Kathy talks with Andra Asars

Saturday, June 20th, 2015
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This week Kathy talks with Andra about the new Fall yarns from Berroco.

Ready, Set, Knit! episode 404 - Kathy talks with Andra Asars - listen now at blog.yarn.com

Northstar is a chunky, superfine alpaca with a touch of nylon, in all natural colors. Gusto is a thick-n-thin wool acrylic blend great for quick garter or stockinette accessories while Briza is a worsted weight nylon netting filled with blown in mohair for easy, lightweight cardigans and accessories

Artisan fills the need for a hand dyed look with great, repeatable kettle dyed colors, and don’t forget to check out Colora and Folio Luxe. Also be on the look out for Berroco’s extensive pattern support which will be arriving in the coming weeks, including Portfolio Vol. One – Celebrating 10 years of Ultra Alpaca!

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week :

Reminder:

We are closed on July 4th and 5th to celebrate Independence Day – Shop in-store on the 3rd until 5:30pm and we’ll see you again on the 6th at 10:00am! Enjoy a safe and healthy holiday weekend.

I-91 Shop Hop is coming NEXT WEEK, starting on Thursday 6/25 – get your passport now! Shop Hop hours for all participating shops:

Th 10-8
F/Sat 10-6
Sun 12-5

And don’t forget there’s a special kit with exclusive patterns available at each shop!

Upcoming Events:

Summer Classes are online – sign up now before all the seats are filled!

Classic Elite Yarns Trunk shows are ongoing and there’s always something new to see! Stop by the store to see what’s on display.

Be sure to check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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