June 23rd, 2018

Ready, Set, Knit! Show 532: Kathy Talks With Andra Asars

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This week, on Ready, Set, Knit!, Kathy is talking with Andra Asars of Berroco! We absolutely love when Andra comes to visit, and she always has gorgeous new offerings from Berroco to tell us about. Click the links below to check out what are sure to become your new favorite Berroco yarns!

Berroco Mercado

Berroco Skye

Berroco Pixel

Berroco Ultra Wool DK

Berroco Aero

Berroco Brielle 

Berroco Ultra Alpaca Eco 

Sad news for the yarn industry, Classic Elite Yarns is closing its doors. We were very sad to hear the news and wish everyone involved the best. Mango Moon will also be closing.

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the Week: 

Our Valley Yarns 2018 catalog is LIVE! Click here to view 

Upcoming Events

The I-91 Shop Hop continues through the weekend and ends TOMORROW, June 24th! Don’t miss this fun shopping event.

Looking for something to do this summer? Check out the full list of WEBS class offerings over here!

Registration for the WEBS retreat is full and we are soooo excited! To join the waitlist, click here!

Reminders

We’ll be closed on Wednesday, July 4th, but we’re always open online at yarn.com!

Do you have a crafting resolution for 2018? We sure do! Tag your posts #WEBSfiberfollowthrough for a chance to be featured!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great new products, contests and fun!

Check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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June 16th, 2018

Ready, Set, Knit! Show 531: Kathy Talks With Ruth Manna

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Today, Kathy talks with Ruth Manna, a teacher at WEBS who will be teaching a Kids Knitting Camp our store. You can check out Section 1 here and Section 2 here. She and Kathy discuss the differences between teaching adults and children.

Sad news for the yarn industry, Classic Elite Yarns is closing its doors. We were very sad to hear the news and wish everyone involved the best. Mango Moon will also be closing.

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the Week: 

Our Valley Yarns 2018 catalog is LIVE! Click here to view 

Upcoming Events

The I-91 Shop Hop is coming soon! Don’t miss this fun shopping event.

Looking for something to do this summer? Check out the full list of WEBS class offerings over here!

Registration for the WEBS retreat is full and we are soooo excited! To join the waitlist, click here!

Reminders

Do you have a crafting resolution for 2018? We sure do! Tag your posts #WEBSfiberfollowthrough for a chance to be featured!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great new products, contests and fun!

Check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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June 9th, 2018

Ready, Set, Knit! Show 530: Kathy Talks With Kate Solomon

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This week, Kathy is chatting with Kate Solomon from Green Mountain Spinnery all about the I-91 Shop Hop, which begins on Thursday, June 21st and runs through the weekend! Shop Hop is a fantastic event where 11 local yarn stores along the 91 corridor of New England get together for a weekend-long yarn crawl! Each store will have exclusive patterns and you’ll have the chance to win prizes! If you visit all 11 stores in one weekend, you’ll be entered into the grand prize drawing for an enormous basket put together by all of the participating stores!

Participating Stores:

Green Mountain Spinnery (Putney, VT)
Handknits (Brattleboro, VT)
Sheep & Shawl (Deerfield, MA)
Northampton Wools (Northampton, MA)
WEBS (Northampton, MA)
Marji’s Yarncrafts (Granby, CT)
Village Wool (Glastonbury, CT)
Country Yarns (Wallingford, CT)
Knit New Haven (New Haven, CT)
The Yarn Barn LLC (Woodbridge, CT)
The Yarn Basket (Branford, CT)

 

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the Week: 

Our Valley Yarns 2018 catalog is LIVE! Click here to view 

Upcoming Events

Looking for something to do this summer? Check out the full list of WEBS class offerings over here!

Registration for the WEBS retreat is full and we are soooo excited! To join the waitlist, click here!

Reminders

Do you have a crafting resolution for 2018? We sure do! Tag your posts #WEBSfiberfollowthrough for a chance to be featured!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great new products, contests and fun!

Check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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May 26th, 2018

Ready, Set, Knit! Show 529: Kathy Talks With Kristin Nicholas

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This week, Kathy is talking with one of our favorite WEBS friends – Kristin Nicholas! Kristin has just published a stunning new book, Crafting a Patterned Home. In this new book, you’ll get a ton of inspiration for combining pattern, texture, and color when decorating your home – or putting together a craft project. Best of all, the photos for the book were shot at Kristin’s house in Leyden, MA – a short distance from WEBS. She even hosts crafting retreats at her home!

Kristin will be at WEBS on Saturday, June 2nd from 2-4. Sign up here for this free event!

 

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the Week: 

Our Spring 2018 catalog is LIVE! Click here to view 

Upcoming Events

Looking for something to do this summer? Check out the full list of WEBS class offerings over here!

Registration for the WEBS retreat is full and we are soooo excited! To join the waitlist, click here!

Reminders

Do you have a crafting resolution for 2018? We sure do! Tag your posts #WEBSfiberfollowthrough for a chance to be featured!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great new products, contests and fun!

Check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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May 19th, 2018

Ready, Set, Knit! Show 528: LIVE FROM TENT SALE

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This week, Kathy and Steve are live from our 16th annual Tent Sale! Listen to hear more about Fleece Market – one of our favorite parts of Tent Sale, and to hear more about what we have under the tent and in the store! You won’t want to miss this!

 

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the Week: 

Tent Sale deals!

Our Spring 2018 catalog is LIVE! Click here to view 

Upcoming Events

Registration for the WEBS retreat is full and we are soooo excited! To join the waitlist, click here!

Reminders

Do you have a crafting resolution for 2018? We sure do! Tag your posts #WEBSfiberfollowthrough for a chance to be featured!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great new products, contests and fun!

Check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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May 18th, 2018

Five Last Minute Tent Sale Tips!

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The wait is finally over – grab your umbrella and gas up the car! This weekend, Saturday, May 19th and Sunday May, 20st WEBS will be hosting our 16th Annual Tent Sale at our Northampton, Mass store!

Whether this is your first time coming to Tent Sale, or a long-held tradition, keep reading for a few quick tips!

 

1. Plan ahead!

If you’ve never been to WEBS before, Tent Sale weekend can be daunting. Inside the store, we’re mostly set up by weight and then fiber content – so having a list AND coming with a plan of things you’d like to make is the best way to make sure you get the most out of your trip! Under the tent there will be full bags of yarn for sale, while in the classrooms and warehouse, we’ll have plenty of boxes with skeins of yarn for a major discount – so plan out what you definitely want, but leave some room for that $15 one-of-a-kind skein of Madelinetosh! If you’re still in need of inspo, check out our website and Ravelry! We also have our WEBS discount system, where all of our customers get 20% off $60 worth of full priced yarn, and 25% off of $120 worth of full priced yarn!

2. Make Sure You’re Comfy!

We’re expecting some rain in the Pioneer Valley this weekend, but Tent Sale is rain or shine! Make sure you have comfortable footwear and clothing, and bring a snack if you’re planning to spend the day. There are also tons of great restaurants within a short distance of WEBS, so while we won’t have food on site this year, you won’t be out of options!

3. Stop By The Fleece Market on Saturday!

Every year we host a fleece market in our parking lot with local vendors who bring homemade and farm-fresh items to sell. Don’t forget to take a peek at what they brought, because you could end up taking home a stunning hank of handmade yarn, or a beautiful handmade project bag to start off the summer with!

4. Pack Your Patience!

The Saturday of Tent is WEBS’s busiest day of the entire year! We will have parking attendants on hand to help you find a space to park, and an express checkout lane. Every single person who works at WEBS will be on hand to help out (we’ll be in green t-shirts this year), but please keep in mind that the person who is helping you out may not be a store employee or even a crafter, and might need a little extra time to find you exactly what you’re looking for. If you have a specific knitting or crochet question, we please ask you to consider stopping by one of our fantastic (and free!!) drop-in lessons! There will definitely be lines, but we promise to keep it movin’ and to keep it fun!

5. We’ll Order More!

Not from Western Mass? No problem! Our website lists the total quantity of what we have in stock, but does not reflect what we have in the store versus what we have in our shipping warehouse. This means that you could see something in stock online, but we may not actually have it in the store. If there’s a yarn you’re dying to have that we have in stock, but may not have in Northampton on Saturday or Sunday, let us know and we can ship it to you for free at checkout!

This is our biggest and best event of the year, and we can’t wait! WEBS will be open from 10-5:30 on Saturday, May 19th, and from 10 – 4 on Sunday, May 20th.

May 11th, 2018

Ready, Set, Knit! Show 527: Kathy Talks With Amanda Jarvis

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This week, Kathy is chatting with an in-studio guest: Amanda Jarvis, the new owner of Lorna’s Laces and Mrs Crosby! Lorna’s Laces is one of our absolute favorite yarn brands here at WEBS, and Mrs Crosby’s Reticule is featured in Twist Collective’s May issue. Listen to hear more about Amanda’s journey with fiber arts and her new role as owner of Lorna’s Laces!

 

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the Week: 

Our Spring 2018 catalog is LIVE! Click here to view 

Upcoming Events

Planning a trip to WEBS? Come in between now and May 18th to participate in the WEBS Super Summer Giveaway! Shop in the store, and when you check out, you’ll receive a sealed envelope that contains a secret prize – don’t open it! Bring it back to WEBS between June 1st and June 30th and we’ll open it for you! Your envelope could contain WEBS goodies including a $250 gift card!! The best part? Every envelope is a winner – every single one! Don’t forget to come back!

Our favorite event of the year is coming soon!!! The WEBS Tent Sale is happening Saturday and Sunday May 19th and 20th! Protip: Come on Saturday so you can visit our Fleece Market!

Registration for the WEBS retreat is full and we are soooo excited! To join the waitlist, click here!

Reminders

Do you have a crafting resolution for 2018? We sure do! Tag your posts #WEBSfiberfollowthrough for a chance to be featured!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great new products, contests and fun!

Check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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May 5th, 2018

Ready, Set, Knit! Show 526: Kathy Talks With Kate Gilbert

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This week, Kathy is chatting with Kate Gilbert of Twist Collective all about the newest collection we’ve put together for May 2018! This issue has everything you’ll need to take you through spring and summer, from eye-catching shawls to comfortable cotton tops, perfect for keeping you cool. Check out some of our faves! We love Montpelier, knit in Prism Merino Mia Private Palette New England Spring – an exclusive WEBS color palette! Check out Kate’s own pattern -the Bette cardigan knit in Juniper Moon Farm Zooey, which is on sale this month during our Anniversary Sale! Listen to Kathy and Kate to hear more about Twist Collective!

 

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the Week: 

Our Spring 2018 catalog is LIVE! Click here to view 

Upcoming Events

Planning a trip to WEBS? Come in between now and May 18th to participate in the WEBS Super Summer Giveaway! Shop in the store, and when you check out, you’ll receive a sealed envelope that contains a secret prize – don’t open it! Bring it back to WEBS between June 1st and June 30th and we’ll open it for you! Your envelope could contain WEBS goodies including a $250 gift card!! The best part? Every envelope is a winner – every single one! Don’t forget to come back!

Our favorite event of the year is coming soon!!! The WEBS Tent Sale is happening Saturday and Sunday May 19th and 20th! Protip: Come on Saturday so you can visit our Fleece Market!

Registration for the WEBS retreat is full and we are soooo excited! To join the waitlist, click here!

Reminders

Do you have a crafting resolution for 2018? We sure do! Tag your posts #WEBSfiberfollowthrough for a chance to be featured!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great new products, contests and fun!

Check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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April 28th, 2018

Ready, Set, Knit! Show 525: Kathy Talks With Amy Greeman

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This week, Kathy is talking to WEBS Education Manager, Amy Greeman! Summer is the PERFECT time to learn a new skill, so why not sign up for a class or two at WEBS! We have a huge range of offerings this summer, from knitting and crocheting, to weaving, spinning, and even dyeing! Also, back again, is our ever-popular Kid’s Knitting Camp! Kids who are entering 4th, 5th, or 6th grade in September are welcome to join us!

Which classes are you dying to take this year? For a full list of offerings, click this link!

 

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the Week: 

Our Spring 2018 catalog is LIVE! Click here to view 

Upcoming Events

Our favorite event of the year is coming soon!!! The WEBS Tent Sale is happening Saturday and Sunday May 19th and 20th! Protip: Come on Saturday so you can visit our Fleece Market!

Registration for the WEBS retreat is full and we are soooo excited! To join the waitlist, click here!

Reminders

Do you have a crafting resolution for 2018? We sure do! Tag your posts #WEBSfiberfollowthrough for a chance to be featured!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great new products, contests and fun!

Check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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April 21st, 2018

Ready, Set, Knit! Show 524: Kathy Talks With The Shibaguyz

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This week, Kathy is talking with two of our best friends, Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby, otherwise known as the Shibaguyz! Shannon and Jason just published the only crochet book you will ever need, Complete Crochet Course! This book is a fantastic resource for new crocheters, seasoned crocheters, or knitters who want to pick up a few stitches. It truly is a complete crochet course – you’ll go from learning to the basics through making intricate garments, including crocheted sweaters with set-in sleeves! Our favorite part? The blocking tips! You can use their ideas and instructions for knitwear AND crochet garments!

Click the link here to get your hands on a copy of Complete Crochet Course

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the Week: 

Our Spring 2018 catalog is LIVE! Click here to view 

Upcoming Events

Local Yarn Store Day 2018 is happening TODAY Saturday, April 21st! To learn more, visit this page on TNNA’s website!

Our favorite event of the year is coming soon!!! The WEBS Tent Sale is happening Saturday and Sunday May 19th and 20th! Protip: Come on Saturday so you can visit our Fleece Market!

Registration for the WEBS retreat is full and we are soooo excited! To join the waitlist, click here!

Reminders

Do you have a crafting resolution for 2018? We sure do! Tag your posts #WEBSfiberfollowthrough for a chance to be featured!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great new products, contests and fun!

Check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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