October 1st, 2011

Ready, Set, Knit #237: Kathy talks with Assistant Store Manager Leslie Ann about National Spinning & Weaving Week

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Guest: Leslie Ann Bestor, our Assistant Store Manager tells us about what’s going on at WEBS for National Spinning & Weaving Week October 3-9.

Join us as we celebrate Spinning and Weaving Week at Webs, America’s Yarn store. We will be hosting a week of activities, demonstration and classes to highlight these fiber crafts. Featured during the week will be:

  • Daily demonstrations (free) from 11 – 1
  • Mini Workshops ($5 each) from 2 – 4
  • Spinning Open House on Tuesday October 4 from 6 – 9
  • Meetup Day all day Wednesday

Daily Demonstrations 11am – 1pm, free
Each day we will demonstrate weaving or spinning in many forms including spinning wheel, inkle weaving and others. Schedule to come.

Mini Workshops 2 – 4 pm, $5
These mini workshops will offer a taste of spinning and weaving techniques.
Monday: Rigid Heddle Weaving for Knitters
Tuesday: Loom Dressing
Thursday: Drafting for Spinners
Please sign up for this on our website.

Spinning Open House Tuesday 6 – 9 pm
The store will be open late Tuesday night in conjunction with the monthly meeting of the local spinning group. We will have a demonstration of the various wheels available at Webs, the store is open for sjhopping and it’s a great time to visit with other spinners and meet the local group.

Meetup Day Wednesday
We welcome weavers and spinners from near and far to meet each other and enjoy the company of like-minded fiber fiends. We will have goodie bags, raffles, a room with refreshments to hang out in and more! Barbara Elkins, Webs founder, will give a demonstration of weaving on a computer loom from 11 – 12 and Gail Callahan, the Kangaroodyer, will demonstrate dyeing roving for spinning from 12 – 1. We encourage people to bring show and tell and look forward to lots of laughter and fun.

Steve’s Yarn Picks

Knit & Crochet for the Cure – Sunday, October 2, 2011, 1pm-4pm

Visit the store and we’ll be creating projects to donate to the Cancer Connection.

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Mary

Marketing Manager at WEBS - America's Yarn Store
Mary has worked at WEBS since 2005. She has been knitting since 2000 and also knows how to crochet, spin, and use a rigid heddle loom.
Her favorite color: bright pink
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  • Jan

    Just came over from KGB’s blog.  Love having new blogs to read!

  • Mbk808

    Hi Kathy – just listened to Knit Purl Gurl podcast and couldn’t wait to take a look at your new interchangeable needles! I’m putting the Nova’s on my wishlist!

  • Anonymous

    This looks like a lot of fun…which I lived closer to play with the yarn and roving!