June 2019 Newsletter
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 12 - 6
Wednesday: 12 - 6
Thursday: 12 - 6
Friday: 12 - 6
Saturday: 10 - 6
Sunday: 12 - 4
ReBelle will be CLOSED
Sunday, June 30
Friday July 5th
May flowers are in full bloom and all of the colors are inspiring us to knit. If you know us, you know how much we love color and summer is the perfect time for color exploration- everything from learning to create your own color paths with dyes to experimenting with color combinations you have never before considered. We have added quite a few beautiful handdyed yarns to the shop including some inspired by the national parks (another favorite summertime activity of ours) and others inspired by some of our favorite summer foods so whether you are traveling this summer or stuck in town and want to pretend to take a trip, we have you covered. 
We were so busy in May that we didn't get the newsletter out, so this one is chock full of all the new squishy goodness that has entered the shop lately. June is going to be a bit of a crazy month for us here as we prepare for the fall, but we really think you are going to love the things we have planned for the rest of 2019.
New In The Shop
First and foremost there is a new yarn from Malabrigo in the shop. Is Mecha too big, but Mechita too fine? Meet Washted, a worsted weight single ply superwash merino wool. Like Malabrigo's other worsted weight wools, it has 210 yards per 100g skein. We have 10 beautiful colors in the shop right now including two (Arcobaleno and Heriloom Vegetables) that are not available in any other base.
We have new colors of Feederbrook Farm's Entropy! This is one of our favorite yarns, it is made of BFL wool, the fiber is dyed prior to being spun which gives it the look of some hand spun yarn and since the fiber is dyed first the colors slowly shift one to the next. This yarn is super bouncy and squishy and each 100g skein has 260 yards of yarn and it knits up great on a size 6-8 needle. Sarah is getting ready to knit up The Shift (cowl) with it. It also works great with these patterns: Rhinebeck Hat, Crazy Magic Boomerang, Nandina (shawl), Duotone Cowl, Pioneer Braid Scarf or Inspira Cowl.
Since we didn't get to last month's newsletter, here are the Sassy Holiday colorways for May and June. May's is the pink one called 5 cents for Lemonade Day (May 5th) and June's is called ShannaJean for Best Friends' Day (June 8th.) We love the way these two colorways look together, there might be a two color shawl in our future!!
Knitted Wit has a fabulous series of colorways inspired by the National Parks. They are releasing 16 new colorways this Summer (4 per month starting in May) in their Sock yarn. The first four colorways (Haleakala, Channel Islands, Wrangell-St. Elias and North Cascades) are all fantastic and we can't wait to see what the next four look like. If you need sock patterns check out Shannon Squires' Designs here.
For those of you who love self-striping sock yarn, we have just what you need! A fresh shipment from Art Yarns by Abi, with a re-stock of some of your favorites (watermelon, sock monkey, grainbow and rainbow cake) plus two new colorways, Strawberry and Urban Hippie Stripe. The strawberry looks good enough to eat!
If that's not enough for you, we also have some fresh stock fom Rock and String Creations, all in the matchy-matchy skeins for those of you who like perfectly matching socks! Dyed right here in Kentucky, we have some classic rainbow, neon rainbow as well as colorways like Rebel Child and Meow! Erin's colorways never disappoint!!
Upcoming Events
Shell Stitch Wristers Crochet Along
May 24-June 9
Description:Description:We are tucking a quick CAL into the last of May and beginning of June. Raellyn will be leading you in crocheting the Shell Stitch Wristers by Mary Jane Hall featured in the Fall/ Winter 2017 issue of Noro Magazine. The project requires 328 yards of sport weight yarn and a size F5/3.75mm crochet hook. So, break out your crochet skills and join Raellyn on Fridays, May 24th, 31st and June 7th from 12-1:30pm and Sunday June 9th from 1-3pm. All ReBelle knit and crochet alongs are free and open to the public. You are welcome to attend as many or as few of the CAL sessions as you like.
For more information about the pattern can be found on Ravelry.
Yarn of the Month
Our Yarn of the month for June is Nettle Grove. Nettle Grove is a delicious sport weight blend of 45% cotton, 28% linen, 12% nettle, and 15% silk. It is super soft with a slightly irregular texture and subtle sheen. Nettle grove works great for Summery tops and shawls. Some perfect patterns are: Ridged Shawl, Cullum (tee), Tank Top, and Nettle Tee.
Featured Upcoming Classes
Sign up for indigo classes here.

Indigo Dying
The indigo plant has been used to create deep, beautiful blues for thousands of years. This will be a combination class and open dye workshop. For those who want to learn we will talk about the different methods of creating and maintaining an indigo vat and we will make the vats for the class to use. We will also talk about the history and chemistry of indigo dyeing. For those of you who just want to dye with indigo there will be vats made up for dyeing fiber as well as fabric and people to instruct you in the process.
Sunday, June 2nd 2-5pm

Tie-Dye Workshop ($15)
Description:Come spend a fun morning tie-dyeing! We will be dyeing with professional quality fiber reactive dyes for vivid colors. Each participant may bring 3 items to dye (one pound of fabric or less). Suggested items include t-shirts, pants, skirts, bandanas, cloth napkins, socks, lightweight tote bags, plain fabric or yarn. We will review basic folding and tying techniques and supply all the materials needed for you to tie and dye your pieces. Recommended for ages 5+, younger children are welcome, but they may need extra help. Materials needed: Light colored or white, clean, fabric or garments made from cotton, linen or rayon.
One class $15 for adult/child pair, each additional child $5

Saturday, June 8th
Choose one session
3pm-4:30 pm

Sign up for Tie-Dye here.
We offer classes for knitting, crocheting, spinning, dyeing, embroidery, felting, and weaving. Please sign up for classes in person, by phone, or by email at least 24 hours in advance. Click here for the full calendar of upcoming classes and class descriptions!
225 Rosemont Garden
Lexington, KY 40503
map & directions


Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 12 - 6
Wednesday: 12 - 6
Thursday: 12 - 6
Friday: 12 - 6
Saturday: 10 - 6
Sunday: 12 - 4