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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April 10th, 2018

#WEBSFiberFollowThrough: March Wrap-Up

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Hey . . . wait a minute. Aren’t we already well into April? Isn’t it time for a #WEBSFiberFollowThrough update? 🙂

Every month is crazy here at WEBS, but March is one of our busiest months! In between Stitches United and planning Anniversary Sale, we are getting ready to produce our annual Valley Yarns catalog, which means lots and lots and lots of swatching and sampling. Since I spent the month of March sample knitting a new design for Valley, I didn’t  make a lot of progress with my personal knitting resolution.

Liz, our social media coordinator, however,  has been the one of the only ones out of the bunch who has been diligently knitting – and she has been veeerrrrrry busy!

She finished Andrea Mowry’s Free Your Fade shawl in several colors of Madelinetosh Dandelion – a gem from our End Of Year sale after the holidays.  We often forget that the attention to detail we put into each piece doesn’t stop with the knitting. On finishing her shawl, she said, “I pinned out each edge of that picot edge individually, so it was super satisfying to finally be able to wear this one!”.

Slowly fading from a dreamy shell pink into a speckled cream, Liz’s shawl has the perfect neutral-with-a-pop combination that we’ve all been dying to see this spring!

Liz has also been steadily working on a STUNNING sweater she’s designing as a gift for her mom out of Valley Yarns Mount Holyoke – one of our newest luxury yarns here at WEBS. Last month, Liz told me she “just reached the underarms of the cashmere sweater I’m making for my mom out of Valley Yarns Mount Holyoke. Next I’m going to cast on the sleeves and plan the colorwork chart for the yoke.”

The way those two contrasting colors pop, and the tweedy flecks running through the finished fabric are making me swoon, and totally giving me WIP envy!!

To check out what we’re working on, and for a chance to be featured, follow the #WEBSFiberFollowThrough tag on Instagram, and don’t forget to tag your posts!

. . . And don’t forget. Stash building is ALWAYS permissible during Anniversary Sale!

 

April 7th, 2018

Ready, Set, Knit! Show 523: Kathy Talks With Heather Zoppetti

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This week, Kathy is talking with Heather Zoppetti, owner of Stitch Sprouts, about Local Yarn Store Day 2018! This is a new event all about celebrating your own LYS, and bringing together the fiber arts community! Here at WEBS. we’re celebrating with a couple of in-store only specials, including a FANTASTIC cowl kit from Oink Pigments! AND LYS Day 2018 is happening during our anniversary sale – so it’s the perfect excuse to take a Saturday off and come visit all of us at WEBS for the day!  Listen to hear more and to find how how you can find if your own local yarn store is participating!

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 on Saturday, April 21st! To learn more, visit this page on TNNA’s website!

The WEBS Rhinebeck Sweater KAL is back and will be starting up TODAY!!!!! To knit a sweater to wear to Rhinebeck in a supportive atmosphere, consider joining  us! The cost includes 6 meetups (snacks included!) AND your ticket on the WEBS bust to Rhinebeck! We can’t wait!!

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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March 31st, 2018

Ready, Set, Knit! Show 522: Kathy Talks With Stacy Charles

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This week, Kathy’s chatting with the newest member of Team WEBS – Stacy Charles! Listen to this week’s show to hear all about our exciting new partnership with Tahki Stacy Charles! We are soooo excited to have Stacy and his team join us – so tune in to hear Kathy and Stacy chat about what this means for Tahki Stacy Charles and WEBS!

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the Week: 

Our Spring 2018 catalog is LIVE! Click here to view 

Upcoming Events

WEBS is a proud sponsor of Meltdown 2018  – a family festival held right here in Northampton at Smith Vocational High School on Saturday, March 31st from 9:30-3! Visit Ashley for arts and crafts!

The WEBS Rhinebeck Sweater KAL is back and will be starting up soon! To knit a sweater to wear to Rhinebeck in a supportive atmosphere, consider joining  us! The cost includes 6 meetups (snacks included!) AND your ticket on the WEBS bust to Rhinebeck! We can’t wait!!

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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March 24th, 2018

Ready, Set, Knit! Show 521: Kathy Talks With Linda Pratt

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This week, Kathy is chatting with Linda Pratt of Rowan about their stunning new spring collection for 2018! With two new yarns featured in our spring catalog, and plenty of older favorites to try, Rowan has something for everyone! In Magazine 63, Rowan explores their Modern Nomad collection with plenty of knit and crochet patterns for you to enjoy. Click the links below to take a peek at Magazine 63 and each of the yarns we’re featuring this spring!

Rowan Selects Denim Lace

Rowan Cotton Cashmere

Rowan Softyak DK

Rowan Baby Merino Silk DK

Rowan Magazine 63 

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the Week: 

Our Spring 2018 catalog is LIVE! Click here to view 

Upcoming Events

Visit the WEBS team at Stitches United this weekend, March 24th and 25th! We’ll have tons of yarn and pattern inspo, so be sure to check us out if you’re in New England!

WEBS is a proud sponsor of Meltdown 2018  – a family festival held right here in Northampton at Smith Vocational High School on Saturday, March 31st from 9:30-3! Visit Ashley for arts and crafts!

The WEBS Rhinebeck Sweater KAL is back and will be starting up soon! To knit a sweater to wear to Rhinebeck in a supportive atmosphere, consider joining  us! The cost includes 6 meetups (snacks included!) AND your ticket on the WEBS bust to Rhinebeck! We can’t wait!!

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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March 10th, 2018

Ready, Set, Knit! Show 520: Kathy Talks With Kate Gilbert

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This week, Kathy is talking with our very own Kate Gilbert of Twist Collective! Twist Collective just released released their March issue, full of gorgeous sweaters and accessories to help you ring in spring! Each pattern has been kitted, so you can get the yarn and the pattern in one convenient stop, but if you’d rather buy them separately, you’re more than welcome! To check out the full issue, head on over to Twist Collective’s site! What’s your favorite project from the March issue?

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the Week: 

 

Our Spring 2018 catalog is LIVE! Click here to view 

Upcoming Events

The WEBS Rhinebeck Sweater KAL is back and will be starting up soon! To knit a sweater to wear to Rhinebeck in a supportive atmosphere, consider joining  us! The cost includes 6 meetups (snacks included!) AND your ticket on the WEBS bust to Rhinebeck! We can’t wait!!

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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