April 2017 Newsletter
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 12 - 6
Wednesday: 12 - 6
Thursday: 12 - 7
Friday: 12 - 6
Saturday: 10 - 6
Sunday: 12 - 4
We will be CLOSED
on Sunday, April 16th for Easter.
Spring? Winter? Spring? Winter? Summer? While we have no idea what the actual season is here in Kentucky, we do know that warmer days bring an exciting shift in our knitting habits. Whether you use the warmer weather as an excuse to knit more plant fibers, try out spinning/dyeing, or simply knit lighter weight yarns, we've got you covered.

We have some terrific workshops coming up this month! 
Lotions & Lip Balms
Goatmilk Soapmaking
Shibori, Batik, and Indigo Dyeing 
Mark your calendar for the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival coming up May 21 & 22
New In The Shop
We have six new colors of Avalon just in time for Spring.  Avalon is a 50% cotton 50% acrylic blend, worsted weight with 192 yards per 100g skein.  It's great for just about anything, but we particularly love it for baby and kids items due to it's durability and washability. We now have 22 solid colors and 6 varigates.
We have four new colors of Amitola!  Amitola is a blend of 80% wool and 20% silk, it's single-ply and fingering weight with 273 yards per 50g ball. Amitola has long color blocks that gradually shift from one color to the next which makes it fascinating to knit and results in some stunning projects. It's stunning in shawls, scarves and cowls, but can also make a delightful sweater.  Check out these patterns that highlight Amitola's color changing character: Linientreu (shawl), Astrid (scarf), and Taliesin (sweater).
Yarn of the Month
The yarn of the month for April is Old Dominion Cotton by Cestari.  It's a 100% cotton dk weight with 250 yards per 100g skein.  The cotton is grown, spun, and dyed in Virginia and is softer and fluffier than many cotton yarns.  Cestari Old Dominion Cotton is great for garments, shawls, blankets, washclothes and baby items. Some patterns that are perfect for Old Dominion Cotton are: Simply Washclothes, Summer Garden Granny Square, Beach Tank, Stella Baby Blanket, The Perfect Baby Bib, Teething Dolly,
Ava Tunic (child's), Jarul (shirt), Beachcomber (shawl) and Cracker (baby blanket).  
Save 10% on Cestari Old Dominion Cotton in April.
Featured Upcoming Classes
Repairing Mistakes ($30)
In this class you will learn to fix common mistakes in your knitting as you go, without having to rip out several rows or start over. We will cover reading your knitting, counting rows, identifying common mistakes, techniques for frogging, and making repairs in finished pieces.

Saturday, April 15th 1-3:30pm
Lotions and Lip Balm ($30)
Goatmilk Soapmaking ($30)

Come and spend the afternoon making your own skin care products with plant oils, beeswax and essential oils. First, learn to make lip balm, whipped balm and lotion. Then, learn to make cold processed goat's milk soap. Each participant will get to take home 3 lip balms, a whipped body balm, 2 lotions and 2 bars of soap. You can sign up for each class individually or sign up for both classes for only $50! Call the shop or purchase your space for the class online here.
Saturday, April 22nd 12-5pm


Indigo Dyeing Workshop ($35)
Shibori Wrap($45)
Intro to Batik ($55)
Join us for a fun weekend of dyeing. On Saturday, we will be having two workshops. The first is Shibori Wrap where we will explore ways of wrapping, folding and stitching fabric to create different patterns on a silk wrap. The second workshop is Batik where we will use hot wax to brush or stamp designs on tea towels. Each of these workshops includes a space in the Indigo dyeing workshop on Sunday, or you can sign up for the dyeing workshop without either Saturday class for $35. Sign up for all three classes for only $85! Facebook event here. Online registration here.
Saturday, April 29th, 10-4pm
Sunday, April 30th 1-5pm

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 - 7
Friday: 12 - 6
Saturday: 10 - 6
Sunday: 12 - 4