To say we have a lot going on in October would be a MAJOR understatement. It’s only October 7th and we’ve already been busy and we have three events still to come this week alone!
Before we get into what we have upcoming, a couple of belated thank yous. First to the fabulous Amy Singer who was at the shop just two short weeks ago. For those who made it to her “No Sheep for You” presentation, it was a great evening.
I only had time to make a quick introduction and snap a couple of pictures before I had to speed up to the boys’ school for Back to School night. As I left the classroom, it was already full of laughter. Her class the next day was a hit and then – she was gone.
Last week we hosted author and designer Mary Beth Temple. She was in the shop on Thursday night to sign copies of her latest book Hooked 4 Life and offered a free class on Friday that she’s in the process of refining.
This past Sunday was our annual Knit for the Cure event. We once again partnered with the Cancer Connection and this year we knit chemo caps. Thanks to everyone who came and participated.
I told you it’s been busy!
Tomorrow, October 8th, we are tickled to welcome Ysolda Teague to WEBS. She’ll be in the shop from 6-7:30pm signing copies of her book (which we’ll have for sale), selling some of her single patterns and most importantly, displaying many of her garments. Should be a fun time so be sure to drop by!
This weekend is Columbus Day weekend. The hockey schedule shifts into full game mode and we are also participating in two major events here in our valley.
The first is in partnership with Yankee Candle. If you listened to last week’s podcast, you already know what’s going on. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Scarf will be a the Yankee Candle Flagship Store in South Deerfield, MA over the weekend. Each Day from 12-4pm folks visiting Yankee Candle will have the chance to knit a row on the scarf to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We are donating the needles and yarns to the cause and are truly thrilled to be partnering with such a great company. For more details, visit the Yankee Candle site.
In addition to the Yankee Candle event, we are also going to be participating in the Paradise City Arts Festival. For those of you not familiar with Paradise City, it is a high-end, juried craft show. The artists who participate are truly gifted. Several of our customers participate in the fall show and it’s always great to see them. This year, we’ll be doing a variety of demos and participatory activities geared towards kids. Here’s our schedule:
Sat 12-1pm Spinning Demo with Ashley
Sat 1-2pm Wet Felting with Gail (aka The Kangaroo Dyer)
Sun 12-1pm Kool-Aid Dyeing with Gail (aka The Kangaroo Dyer)
Sun 1-2pm Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom with Leslie Ann
Mon 11:3o-1pm Beading with Janet
If you’re planning to be in the area this weekend, I highly encourage you to check out both of these events and of course swing by the store to say hi and to check out a GREAT trunk show from Filatura Di Crosa. We have 10 or so amazing garments that will be in the shop for the next couple of weeks.
Also coming up later this month:
10/17 Bus Trip to Rhinebeck - my last update showed only 7 or 8 seats left!
10/19 & 20 Annie Modesitt will be at WEBS. She’s teaching a class and although we haven’t scheduled a formal booksigning, I’m sure if you are loitering about with her book in hand, she’ll be happy to add a little signature!
10/20ish We’ll be receiving a Trunk Show from Judy’s Colors. It’s really time to get inspired for holiday and her stocking kits are just the thing to get us rolling!
10/23-25 Stiches East in Hartford. Did you listen to the podcast a couple of weeks ago? Did you hear our big announcemnt?
We are partnering with the amazing Tina Newton of Blue Moon Fiber Arts and will be carrying a wide array of her yarns, including the Socks that Rock family in our booth at Stitches East and after the show, back at the shop.
It’s so beautiful and exciting I can barely stand it. Tina is one of those amazing women that I just wish lived closer so I could just be around her more often. We are incredibly honored to be carrying her yarns.
We will not be carrying any BMFA on our website and it will not be discountable.
November is pretty jam-packed as well and we kick things off on November 7th with the lovely Clara Parkes. She’s teaching a class and will be signing copies of her NEW book The Big Book of Wool.
She’s also our guest on this week’s podcast so be sure to tune in!
There’s more, but I think that’s enough for now! What events are you most excited about? Anyone we haven’t had at the shop that you are hoping to see on the schedule?