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Ready, Set, Knit! 344: Kathy talks with Kelly from namaste

Saturday, February 8th, 2014
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This week Kathy talks with Kelly, co-owner of namaste bags and accessories,  about the origins and growth of their small, family owned business. From their start at the sewing machine in her home 8 years ago to some of the great new products they are now offering, from the new Harlow bag to Kathy’s favorite Monroe bag.

Spring 2014 Catalog is online now! If you’re on the mailing list it should arrive in your mailbox in the next week or so if you’re not you can request a catalog here.

Steve’s Yarn Picks:

Upcoming Events:

Stitches West, February 20-23 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.

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Ready, Set, Knit! 324: Kathy talks with Lisa Shroyer

Saturday, August 24th, 2013
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This week Kathy talks with Lisa Shroyer, the new editor at Interweave Knits, about the Fall 2013 issue and the upcoming Holiday Gifts issue which will be available in September.

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Lisa began work on the Fall issue with the photography but she has been spearheading the Holiday Gifts issues for the last few years. Lisa will be bringing more of a focus on technique and feature articles that will really make Interweave Knits a part of your long-term reference library for knitting.

This issue is full of lots a great colorwork and textural knits including the Prisma Dolmon and the Filtered Pullover, both worked side-to-side and featuring dropped stitches.

Steve’s Yarn Picks

Our End of Summer Sale runs through August 31st – This is your last week to save on some amazing yarns!

Upcoming Events:

Our Fall class schedule is live on the website and should be arriving in mailboxes soon, classes begin in mid-September.

Labor day weekend is next week! WEBS will be open normal hours on Saturday, 10:00am – 5:30pm but closed on Sunday Sept. 1 and Monday Sept 2. for the holiday.

Registration has opened for our 7th Annual Bus Trip to the NY Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck on October 19th!

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Ready, Set, Knit! 313: Kathy talks with Meta Nesbit

Saturday, May 25th, 2013
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 Kathy talks with Meta about the 3rd Annual I-91 Shop-Hop happening June 27th – 30th, Thursday through Sunday.

Meta owns and runs Metaphor Yarns in Shellburne, MA., set just across the road from a beautiful New England dairy farm with lots of space for classes and knitting groups as well as a great selection of small local yarns.

Meta will have demonstrations happening all weekend in knitting, weaving, tatting and more, hoppers will also get a goody bag. Each store will have a daily raffle. Get your passports stamped at each shop, once you’ve gotten a stamp from each shop you can enter into the drawing for the grand prize. Buy your passports now!

Our Thanks to everyone who came out for the Tent Sale and to the Vendors who participated in our Fleece Market. Thanks to our phenomenal team! You did an awesome job!

Steve’s Yarn Picks

39th Anniversary Sale:  May sale highlights

This is the last week of the Sale! Our 39th Anniversary sale ends Friday May 31st at 11pm EDT

Cascade 220, Cascade 220 Superwash, and Plymouth Encore

New Closeouts

Upcoming Events: 

Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair today and tomorrow May 25th and 26th.

Amy Herzog will be here June 6th to celebrate the release of her new book, Knit to Flatter.

The New England Weavers Seminar (NEWS) is happening July 11-14, on the Smith College campus.

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Ready, Set, Knit! 310: Kathy talks with Heather Ordover

Saturday, May 4th, 2013
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Guest:
 Kathy talks with Heather Ordover about her new book: What (Else) would Madame Defarge Knit?, the sequel to What Would Madame Defarge Knit?

Heather runs the Craftlit podcast and site, and while reading A Tale of Two Cities, she was inspired to wonder what Madame Defarge WOULD knit? As the book idea began to take shape she wanted to make sure the designers not only got paid, but were able to actually recoup the costs of their time spent creating those designs, and to have the book printed in the US, so she worked with Cooperative Press to make it happen.

Iseult’s Dress from What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?, knit in Harrisville Deigns Highland.

The books are divided into thematic sections related to classic literature and each pattern is accompanied by a wonderful essay. WWMDfK- the Shakespeare edition and a Mme Defarge goes Medieval edition are in the works.

Steve’s Yarn Picks

Cascade 220, Cascade 220 Superwash, and Plymouth Encore remain on sale through May 31st!

39th Anniversary Sale:  May sale highlights
New Yarns
New Closeouts

Upcoming Events: 

Maryland Sheep and Wool this weeked! May 4th and 5th and next weekend, May 11th and 12th, is the New Hampshire Sheep & Wool Fair.

The annual Tent Sale is happening on May 18th and 19th, and don’t forget about the Fleece Market on the 18th!

WEBS Fiber Camp for Kids is back this summer, check out both sessions.

The full line-up of Summer classes is now open for registration. Check out some of our guest teachers: Ann Budd, Stephen West, Gail Zucker and Jason Collingwood!

Amy Herzog will be here June 6th to celebrate the release of her new book, Knit to Flatter.

The Third Annual I-91 Shop Hop is happening June 27-30th.

The New England Weavers Seminar (NEWS) is happening July 11-14, on the Smith College campus.

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Ready, Set, Knit! 306: Kathy talks with Donna Druchunas

Saturday, April 6th, 2013
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Guest:
 Kathy talks with Donna about her path into the knitting world, she began as a computer tech writer and at the prompting of a friend began to transfer to writing about something she loved – knitting! She now writes books and teaches as well as tech editing for independent designers and translating German knitting books into English. She has a new book in the works on knitting in Lithuania with history, culture and telling that culture’s story through knitting; similar to her book Arctic Lace.

  

Donna has also worked to develop 2 different apps for iPad and iPhone. First there was the Knit Companion app and her newest is Travel the World of Knitting with embedded stitch video tutorial and a collection of new patterns.

Steve’s Yarn Picks

39th Anniversary Sale Highlights

New Closeouts
Upcoming Events: 

Join us at  Stitches South! this week in the Renaissance Waverly Hotel & Cobb Galleria Centre April 11-14th in Atlanta, GA.

Don’t forget about the Tent Sale on May 18th and 19th!

The Third Annual I-91 Shop Hop is happening June 27-30th.

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Ready, Set, Knit! #286: Kathy talks with Jeanne Lewis, founder of creativebug

Saturday, October 27th, 2012
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Guest:
Kathy and Jeanne discuss how creativebug.com came to be. With almost 100 video tutorials and 2 new video classes added each week user have a unique opportunity to learn at their own pace, at times that are convenient to the individual.  There is an exciting variety of disciplines from Print-making and Knitting to Jewelry, Crochet, Sewing and much more.

Valley Yarns in the new issue of Knitscene!

Knitscene Winter 2012 Issue is out and features 2 lovely designs using our own Valley Yarns:

The Chandra Shawl designed by Laura Coccarelli, knit in Valley Yarns Berkshire.

The Gate Pullover designed by Margeaux Hufnagel, knit in Valley Yarns Northfield.

Steve’s Yarn Picks

WEBS Holiday Gift Guide 2012 Catalogs will begin arriving in mailboxes next week.
Upcoming Events:
Franklin Habit will be here for classes and an event in early November. The event is now full!
Event and book signing with Carol Sulcoski on November 10th.

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Ready, Set, Knit #251: Kathy talks with Stephannie Tallent

Saturday, January 28th, 2012
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Guest: Stephannie Tallent, author of the upcoming California Revival Knits. Her first book is set to be released soon with Cooperative Press. It in inspired by the colors and architecture of southern California. Think beautiful, bright, Spanish-influenced tiles and wrought iron. There are projects in the book for everyone! Several of the projects would be great for your first colorwork project.

Stephannie also shares a bit of her background and how she got into knitting.

Find Stephannie at www.sunsetcat.com and on Ravelry as stephcat.

Steve’s Yarn Picks

Trends from TNNA

Ruffle yarns were everywhere! Lots of different variations on the ruffle yarn theme, including new ideas. If you prefer classic yarns, don’t worry, those aren’t going anywhere. Lots of cotton/linen designs for spring.

Facebook Party – Friday, February 10th 3:30pm-4:30pm EST. We’ll be answering questions and chatting about what you’re working on.

Pre-Game Party at the store Sunday, February 5th

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Ready, Set, Knit #239: Kathy & Steve discuss Stitches East; Kathy & Kirsten unveil the new Valley Yarns pattern collection

Saturday, October 15th, 2011
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Steve’s Yarn Picks

WEBS at Stitches East

701-707, 800-806, Blue Moon Fiber Arts is right across the aisle from us.

We’ll also have Manos del Uruguay, Fibre Co., Malabrigo, and Knitter’s Pride Needles, plus much more! Blocking boards, swifts, ball winders, and Berroco’s new fall yarns.

Guest: Kirsten chats about our Valley Yarns designs in the holiday catalog!

428 Bordeaux Pullover in 2/10 Merino Tencel

437 Loire Cardigan in Northampton Bulky

435 Gears Wrap crocheted in Deerfield by Laura Nelkin

431 Selata Shawl in Charlemont by Laura Nelkin

432 Gnomey Earflap Hat in Cold Spring

438 Snow Day Hat and Mittens in Sheffield

440 Wheatleigh Hat and Mittens crocheted in Stockbridge

433 Provence Coat knit in Cold Spring

434 Aquitaine Coat crocheted in Cold Spring

Check out the blog each week for our Valley Yarns Show & Tell!

Sign up for one (or both) of Laura Nelkin’s classes.

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Ready, Set, Knit #238: Kathy talks with Ben Levisay about Stitches East

Saturday, October 8th, 2011
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Guest: Ben Levisay, president of XRX talks about Stitches East. Stitches East is in Hartford, CT October 20-23. If you’re nearby, make sure you check out this event at the Hartford Convention Center. Thursday the Marketplace is open only for students, but non-students can check it out Friday-Sunday. If you’re not signed up for a class, there’s still classes available, so make sure you check it out. It’s a fantastic opportunity to take classes with some of the best in the industry.

Ben and Kathy also talk about how important is it for knitters to try out other crafts, like crochet, weaving, and spinning.

Steve’s Yarn Picks

We are open on Monday, October 10th, Columbus Day, but we are closed Sunday as usual.

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

Saturday, October 1st, 2011
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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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