January 11th, 2014

Ready, Set, Knit! 340: Kathy talks with Art and Barbara Elkins

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This week Kathy talks with Art and Barbara about the founding of WEBS and their early years in Amherst.

Art and Barbara seen here in the Kellogg Ave. location in 1992 just before moving to the 75 Service Center Rd. location.

Barbara reminisces about buying the first 20 looms, WEBS initial location in the family’s basement,  our second location at 109 Main St., signing for her first loan and more.

Steve’s Yarn Picks:

Steve will have lots of new Spring yarns and closeouts next week!

Upcoming Events:

40th Anniversary celebrations kick off January 20th! Keep an eye out for Valley Yarns collaborations with specialty hand dyers and some big name designers each quarter. 

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Reminder:

We’re collecting Hats for Halos of Hope. Our thanks to everyone that has already sent in hats, keep ‘em coming! You can now make a donation in lieu of hats and help out as well! Each $5.00 contribution counts as 1 hat in our total. Donations can be made here.

Make as many knit and/or crochet hats as you can (check here for preferred fibers and free patterns) and get them to us by February 1, 2014. Make sure each hat and package is labeled with “Team RSK!” Please mail all packages to:

WEBS
Attn: TEAM RSK!
6 Industrial Pkwy.
Easthampton, MA 01027

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Sara

Marketing Coordinator at WEBS - America's Yarn Store
Sara learned to knit and crochet as a child and added spinning and weaving to her skills after being hired at WEBS in 2007. While crochet is her #1 love, she is also very fond of her husband and 2 daughters.

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  • Andrea Feinberg

    Started shopping with Webs in Amherst, 1983, coming from Long Island, NY. Still coming, 30 years later and love the Northampton store (and warehouse!)