May 2024
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 11 - 5
Wednesday: 11 - 5
Thursday: 11 - 5
Friday: 11 - 5
Saturday: 10 - 4
Sunday: 12 - 4
May is always an exciting time here at ReBelle and this year is no different. We have so much happening in and out of the shop, it is hard to know where to begin. First, May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we are tying that into both a monthly KAL/CAL (Emotional Support Animals) and a challenge for you to knit or crochet everyday in May (see below.) Next up, we will be celebrating all things Mad Tosh at our monthly stitch-in with new kits and prizes. For those of you who love learning, we have some really great classes this month including the Deschain Tee (knit), the Boho Granny Square Headband (crochet), and for those wanting to do something totally new- an Intro to Tapestry Weaving classFinally, would it even be May if we didn't mention the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Fest? We will be there with a booth set up in our normal spot so come by and say hi!!
New In The Shop
Madeline Tosh May (or Mad May) is here!!! Above is the color of the month- Rebel Rainbow Rider. We already have it in the shop in the Tosh sock base, but we loved it so much when it arrived that we reordered more of it in the Vintage which will be here towards the end of the month. We also reordered the LYS Day colorway, Spring Fever, in sock and Vintage for anyone who missed out on it last weekend. Those will be here at the end of the month as well. Yell if you need us to hold any skeins for you. 
Coming in time for our Mad May Par-tay on May 12 will be the Motley Hoof kits which include 8 unicorn tails, a project bag, a pattern download code, and some other goodies- everything you need to make the stunning cowl pictured above. 
We are super in love with this month's Crazy Beautiful Color of the month from Emma's Yarns. "May 2024” has a cool, minty base color with pinky purple pops inspired by blooming liliac bushes. While this color was not meant as a collaboration with Casapinka, we do think it would work well in any of her LYS Day designs like the Local Yarn Cowl, Kitation, Breathe and Hope, or Ric Rac. As usual, the color plays well with a huge variety of coordinating colors! Pictured here with Mint to Be, Zuni, Pure, Crown Jewel, Jammin', Down the Rabit Hole, Cactus Flower, and Very Berry. 
It is our favorite time of year- Knitted Wit National Parks Club season!!! Every month from May-August, Knitted Wit will release 4 new colorways inspired by National Parks areas, such as National Recreation Areas, Heritage sites, etc. 
For May we have (from left to right) Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail, New River Gorge National Park, and the Lorraine Hansberry Residence. 
As usual, there is a Passport to track your parks purchases from us and other local yarn shops as you travel through the summer. At the end of the summer, there will be a commemorative patch for those with four filled squares and an enamel pin for those with all sixteen. 
Events at ReBelle
May is Mental Health Awareness Month so for our shop knit/crochet along we are making emotional support animals. The main focus will be the Emotional Support Chicken pattern by Annette Corsino which is available in both a knit and crochet version on Ravelry. Most of the group will be working on these, but if you would like to participate and a chicken does not appeal to you, Robyn made a Ravelry bundle of other animals who might be your perfect emotional support pal. 

All ReBelle knit alongs are free and open to the public. You are welcome to attend as many or as few of the KAL sessions as you like. 

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 848 0551 1817
Passcode: chicken
Come join other Lexington area knitters, crocheters, and stitchers while we craft away a lazy Sunday afternoon. This month we will be celebrating all things Tosh with special party packs and giveaways.  If you are a fan of Mad Tosh, you won't want to miss this!!
Don't forget to stop by and visit our friends next door at Olive's Apron for a warm cup of tea and some tasty treats to nibble on while you stitch away the afternoon. Free!!
Sunday, May 12, 1-4pm
Staying in theme for Mental Health Awareness month, we are issuing a challenge for customers to knit or crochet everyday in May. As little as a couple of stitches or as much as a few hours, the goal is to create a habit that is good for your mental health. At the end of the month, submit your physical or digital tracker to us and we will be doing a drawing on June 6 for a $50 ReBelle gift card.
Trackers are available in the shop or if you want a digital version to keep on your phone or print yourself, you can download the pdf here
Since its inception, the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival has been our favorite thing about May. This year the fest will be May 18 & 19 at Masterson Station park. There will be over 50 vendors with everything from yarn and fiber to pottery to soaps and sundries. There are lots of great classes and workshops, demos, food, and for the spinners there is a skien contest. ReBelle will have a booth in our usual spot so stop by and say hello, there will likely be some goodies for visitors.
For more information you can visit the KSFF site or follow the Facebook page to keep current. We'll see you there!!
Featured Upcoming Classes
Monthly Project Help Sessions
Whether you are stuck in the middle of a pattern and want some guidance, need some finishing help, or just need a bit of motivation, join Susan for her Project Help Sessions and get those outstanding projects done. No matter which fiber art you enjoy- knitting, crochet, weaving, felting, Susan can get you and your project back on track. Sessions will take place on the first Wednesday of most months and  each group session is $20 for two hours and space is limited so register early.

Teacher: Susan Winkler 
1 Session. $20
Wednesday, May 1, 6:30-8:30pm
Wednesday, June 5, 6:30-8:30pm
Deschain Tee 
The Deschain Tee by Leila Raven combines dropped stitches and lace to create a beautiful center panel accent on this relaxed summer top. In this class, Susan will teach you to customize this top- Want it more fitted? Shorter or longer sleeves? A yarn with a different gauge? It’s all possible with this pattern. Students can consult with Susan before the class about this if they choose. Model is made from Cumulus for an airy summer tee.

Teacher: Susan Winkler
3 sessions, $40
Thursdays, May 2, 16, & 30, 6:30-8:30pm

Nymphalidea Shawl
Nymphalidea by Melinda VerMeer Great for long striping yarn, mini skeins, or bits and bobs from your stash. Can be made in any gauge and to any size. Susan will teach you  lace and short rows to make this shawl, there are endless possibilities of color combinations and ways you can go with this one. Quoting the pattern, “Nymphalidea is named for one of the largest families of butterflies... With the mesh edging and solid welts, it reminds me of delicate butterfly wings.” 

Teacher:  Susan Winkler
2 sessions, $30
Thursdays, May 9 & 23. 6:30-8:30pm
Register here- 
Camino Bubbles Scarf
Camino Bubbles by Kieran Foley is a fun pattern that makes the perfect summer shawl or scarf. A long striping yarn makes the colorwork easy, and the pattern is both charted and written. This project is a great way to use your favorite long striping or ombré sock yarn to knit a delicate little treat for yourself. Susan will walk you through the project, everything from finding the perfect yarn to working with a charted pattern.
Teacher: Susan Winkler
2 sessions, $30
Wednesdays, May 8 & 15. 6:30-8:30pm
Boho Granny Square Headband
This cute little headband is a quick make with leftovers from your other projects. Join Raellyn for a fun afternoon learning how to use those small granny squares to create a colorful headband.  This project uses five 3” granny squares, and you can make them in class, or have them made ahead of time to focus on assembly and finishing the headband.

Basic crochet skills and a knowledge of basic granny square construction are needed for this class.
You will need small amounts of worsted weight yarn in several different colors and a size H8/5.0mm hook. 
Teacher: Raellyn Hatter
1 sessions, $20
Wednesday, May 22.  6-8pm
Beginning Tunisian Crochet
Tunisian crochet is often described as a hybrid of knitting and crochet techniques, but the fabric created is unlike anything knitted or crocheted. Come and learn to make a highly textured cowl using the Tunisian Simple Stitch. This fun project will take your basic crochet skills to a whole new level.

*Materials needed: 3.5oz. worsted weight yarn and a size K-10.5/ 6.5 mm Tunisian crochet hook*
Teacher: Raellyn Hatter
1 session, $20 
Saturday, May 25, 1 -3pm
Intro to Tapestry Weaving
Come spend an otherwise boring Wednesday evening learning to weave on a small tapestry loom. This is a beginning class and no prior experience is necessary. All materials (including the loom that you get to take home) are included in the class price, but feel free to bring additional yarn, fiber, and add-ins to embellish your weaving. 
Teacher: Susan Winkler
2 sessions, $45 (includes materials)
Wednesdays,  May 29 & June 12. 6:30-8:30pm
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
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Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 11 - 5
Wednesday: 11 - 5
Thursday: 11 - 5
Friday: 11 - 5
Saturday: 10 - 4
Sunday: 12 - 4