Homespun Yarn Party

March 24, 2019 from 12-5pm in the Great Room at Savage Mill!

Friday, April 5, 2019

Fibre Space: Hazel Knits Pop Up!


May 2-5 at Fibre Space in Alexandria, VA!

Shop the largest selection of Hazel Knits you may ever see! This amazing hand dye from Seattle is popping up at fibre space the first week in May. Find unique kits, one of a kind colorways and mega skeins of yarn! We will have: Entice, Artisan Sock, Ombre and Colorplay kits, Lively DK, Cadence and more!

About Hazel Knits: Hazel Knits yarn is brought to you by Wendee and Dave from their dyeworks studio in the heart of Seattle, WA. Inspired by the beauty of the Pacific NW, their broad color palette features tonal colorways that glow in richness and depth.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Lovelyarns Charm City Yarn Crawl Trunk Shows!

Lovelyarns is hosting TWO trunks shows during the Charm City Yarn Crawl this year.  
Tiny Owl Yarns will be at the shop on Saturday, March 30th 11am-5pm. Event Details here!
Kim Dyes Yarn will be at the shop on Saturday, April 6th 11am-5pm. Event details here!

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Many Thanks and a Couple of Lost & Founds

Thank you for another great Yarn Party!

We had a really great time today and want to thank everyone who came and participated. We had about 600 visitors from at least 12 different states this year and appreciated the steady stream of arrivals throughout the day.

Thanks go out to....

Our generous sponsors:

Tier 1 sponsors:

* Cloverhill Yarn Shop (Catonsville, MD)
* Fibre Space (Alexandria, VA)
* The Knot House (Frederick, MD)
* Looped Yarn Works (Washington, DC)
* Lovelyarns (Hampden/Baltimore, MD) who also sponsored our charity table this year
* Red Fox Yarns (Fairfax, VA)
* Woolwinders (Rockville and Annapolis, MD)

Tier 2 sponsors:

* Charm City Yarn Crawl (March 29-April 7 at LYSes in the Baltimore area)
* Corrine Walcher Designs
* Leona’s Gallery (Savage Mill)
* Second Story Knits (Bethesda, MD)
* Two Rivers Yarns (Purcellville, VA)
* Unicorn Clean

Our talented vendors:

All of our vendors make their own products in some way, whether that means raising the animals, dyeing the fiber, spinning the yarn, or crafting bags, jewelry, woodworking, or spindles by hand in small batches. You can find profiles of each of the vendors here on the blog.

29 Bridges Studio
Avalon Springs Farm
Backyard Fiberworks
ColorStorms
Crabapple Yarns
Dragonfly Fibers
Duck Duck Wool
End of the Row Yarns
Fair Winds Farm
Feederbrook Farm
Flying Goat Farm
Folktale Fibers
Fully Spun
Hobbledehoy Yarn and Fiber
Jammin Yarn and Fibers/AlpacaJoy of Maryland
Metis Industries
needleclicksEtc
Rajkovich Designs
Rising Tide Fiber Co
Snallygaster Fibers
SpaceCadet
StarKnits
Taylored Fibers
Tempting Ewe Yarns Inc
The Lazy Ewe
The Spanish Peacock
Three Ravens Studio
Unplanned Peacock Studio
Wandering Wool
Wild Hare Fiber Studio
Wolles Yarn Creations
Wood Rasp Shop

(double thanks to those of you who also provided a volunteer door prize)

Our wonderful volunteers:

We couldn’t do this without you and truly appreciate all your hard work helping spread the word and ensuring everything comes together on the day of show.

AddieElizabeth
ariadnesthread
bedheadmaestro
cozit
cwashing
cyb
darymaid
ejweidig
elizen8876
FireMedic
geniap
gottoknit
heiressknits
hopefultoast
jennalyn
jhankie
joneice
KatMacPet
Kdlane77
kiraknits
Klevitan17
laramary
laurenhaiken
LiisaB
LuckbeaPanda
mizelissa
mizzleahmae
mrgcaster
MtownKnitGuy
OfftoExplore
p1lambird
pelageyka
PhDelicious
Sandrag08
Shawnknitter
Su1282
Tanno
tcknit
textilegeek
TheManny
tichubabe
TipsyTarsier
tobebeatrice
vaacosta
woundtootight
xavyor
5cats4me
Liz G
Andrea J

Special thanks to our teachers:

pelageyka, Tanno, mrgcaster, geniap, ariadnesthread, TipsyTarsier, and laurenhaiken

Our selection committee, who have the difficult job of narrowing down the applicants to fit our space.

Everyone who brought FOs for the 500 Hats Project and yarn for Knitters & Crocheters Care, and everyone who stopped by the charity tables to work a few rows on our scarves and hats.

And everyone who came to shop and socialize and learn and be awesome together!

Please share your photos on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Ravelry with #homespunyarnparty

We have one lost and found item returned to us (a heart earring left at a vendor booth) - if this is yours please get in touch with us and we'll pop it in the mail.

We also had a size 3 16" circular needle left at one of the social tables. If you happened to pick this up accidentally please let us know and we'll arrange to get it back to its owner.

-Jess, Lindsay, Corrine, and Paula

Let's Party!

Come party with us!

Here's a round up of information about this year's event:



Where: Historic Savage Mill - 8600 Foundry Street, Savage, MD 20763
When: Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 12-5pm
Admission is FREE!




Carpool if you can and come later in the day to avoid the crowds. We promise there will still be great yarn, fiber, prizes and other treasures. We recommend parking in the West lot (at the far end of the mill), and you can usually find street parking in the neighborhood within a few streets.



We're excited and we hope you are too. See you soon!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

2019 Maps and Venue Info


(Click the image to enlarge)

Savage Mill is a super cute old complex that was once a fiber mill. It's got spinning areas, carding areas, weaving areas, and a cotton shed. You can read more about the history and renovation here. It's the perfect venue to hold us and our fiber fanatics!

Savage is just north of Laurel - get directions from your location here. It's pretty convenient from I-95, right off Rt 32. For your GPS, the address is 8600 Foundry Street, Savage, MD 20763.



Once you're at the mill, we'll be in the Great Room. There are maps around once you're in the door, so it shouldn't be hard to find us! Parking is easiest in the west lot - it gets pretty crowded in the closer lots!  Street parking is also available in the surrounding neighborhood.




While folks tend to line up outside the room before doors open, please come a little later if you can...this ensures that our vendors and volunteers can set up safely and is courteous to our neighbors at the Mill.  If you prefer to avoid crowds keep in mind that the shopping experience is always much more relaxed after the first hour.  We promise you there will be tons of great yarn to check out all afternoon, and we will encourage vendors to hold back some of their best sellers until later in the day! We'll be announcing new door prizes every 30 minutes.

Also, take some time to check out all the great antiques and furniture! There's a used book store, craft and scrapbooking stores, a bead shop, a game shop, and more to see! Save room for a delicious french pastry at Bonaparte-Rustiq or a sweet treat at Sweet Cascades Chocolatier. The rest of the Mill is open until 6pm.  If the weather is nice, go for (or send your family on) a walk on the Savage Mill Trail or take a self-guided tour of Savage!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

2019 Sponsor: Charm City Yarn Crawl

What is CCYC?
Join the Charm City Yarn Crawl and receive 20% off full-priced yarn, fiber, and patterns by purchasing the CCYC tote for $15 from participating Baltimore area shops. The discount is valid March 29th - April 7th, 2019. Each shop will be planning events during the 10 day event and each shop is offering an amazing raffle prize that participants can enter to win.

What stores are participating?
Each year participating stores are listed on the website. www.charmcityyarncrawl.com

When is it happening?
This year the Charm City Yarn Crawl will be March 29th - April 7th, 2019.

What inspired you to start the crawl?
Honestly, we wanted to participate in the Metro Yarn Crawl in D.C. but we were too far away to participate. Danielle from Fibre Space encouraged us to start our own crawl and even connected us with people who could help us get started. I think it benefits customers as well as LYS owners.

How does it benefit customers?
Customers buy a tote for $15 and during the yarn crawl they are entitled to 20% off their purchase of yarn, fiber and patterns. They have a "passport" they will get stamped as they visit the shops (no purchase necessary for a stamp). While they are at the shops they should ask what the shop has as a raffle prize because at the end of the crawl, they'll drop their stamped passport off at the shop with the prize they like the most.

This event is a great way for customers to be introduced to all of their local yarn shops. Each shop has their own specialty and a yarn crawl is the perfect opportunity for each shop to demonstrate their uniqueness to a new group of customers.

2019 Sponsor: Woolwinders

What is your website? Email?  
Woolwinders.com
info@woolwinders.com


What is your Ravelry name/group?  
Woolwinders Yarn Shop

Facebook: WoolwindersYarnShop
Instagram: Woolwinders
Twitter: Woolwinders

Where are you located and what are your hours?  
Woolwinders Rockville:
404 King Farm Blvd., Suite 150,
Rockville, MD  20850

Woolwinders Annapolis:
709 Skippers Lane
Annapolis, MD  21401

Hours at both locations:
Tuesday - Saturday  11:00 - 6:00
Sunday  12:00 - 5:00
Closed Monday

What kinds of things do you carry?  
Large assortment of yarns, needles and accessories

How long have you been in business, and what inspired you to open your business?  
Woolwinders has been in business for about 15 years.

What's your favorite thing about having a LYS?  
We love helping customers with their knitting projects!