August 2016 Newsletter
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 12 - 6
Wednesday: 12 - 6
Thursday: 12 - 7
Friday: 12 - 6
Saturday: 10 - 6
Sunday: 12 - 4
You may have missed out on the first couple days of the I-75 yarn crawl already, but here is what is happening for crawlers in the shop the rest of the week.  If you don't have a passport, we still have a few available.
Thursday, August 11
First 5 crawlers get a travel notions kit with purchase.
6-9pm- ReBelle knit-in with coffee and locally sourced treats 

Friday, August 12
Fiber Friday Sale- 10% off all spinning fibers for crawlers.

Saturday, August 13
Rock and String Pop-Up shop
10% off all books, 25% off loose patterns 
First 15 crawlers on Saturday get a free Addi Messenger bag with purchase.

Sunday, August 14
First 5 crawlers get a free mini tapestry loom with purchase.
20% off everything on the clearance shelf

August 13
We love local artists and as a way to celebrate our community we have scheduled a series of pop-up shops with area artists thoughout the fall. We are excited to kick off the series with Erin of Rock and String Creations!! We know that many of you are already big fans of Erin's beautiful handdyed yarns and fibers, but if you haven't had the chance to experience them, this is the perfect time.  Facebook event here.


September 10
Last, but not least, don't forget about our 10 year anniversary sale coming up on September 10th.  We're planning for this to be our biggest celebration yet, with carnival themed decor and activities.  We're dyeing up 100 skeins of a luxury fingering weight yarn as well as 20 mini-skein gradient packs and 10 4oz braids of luxury spinning fiber.  These will be on sale for $10 during our celebration with a limit of one each per crafter.  Watch our facebook page and your e-mail inbox for more details.

New In The Shop

Malabrigo's new yarn, Caracol, is here!  It's 90 yards and 150 grams of super soft superwash merino. It looks like stained glass when knit up and looks great in plain stockinette.  The quantity we have is limited for now since the yarn is new and in demand, we won't be able to get any more for a little while. 
We found a dad and son duo at the yarn show in June that dye some of the most beautiful colorways!  We got two types of yarn from them.  The first is Silk Traveler (pictured above), a fingering weight single-ply blend of 30% silk and 70% superwash merino with 438 yards per 100g.  Silk Traveler will make beautiful shawls, scarves or cowls.  The second is Rockshelter Sock (pictured below), a fingering weight, two-ply 100% superwash merino yarn with 400 yards per 100g.  Rockshelter sock is great for socks, but also for other fingering weight projects like hats, shawls or scarves. 
We have a fresh order of Madeline Tosh with 16 new colors of Tosh Merino Light, 6 new colors of Tosh Sock and a couple new colors of Prairie.  We also have eight colors of Tosh Vintage, a worsted weight, 4-ply, 100% superwash merino yarn with 200 yards per 4oz. skein.  It's very similar to Malabrigo Rios and the two would combine well for striping or colorwork.
We also have new felt notions bags and mini-skein packs from Frabjous Fibers including the giant So Fond of Rainbows pack with 20 mini skeins in a beautiful rainbow gradient.  We have a few colorways in a new yarn from them, Queen of Hearts, which is a luxury sock weight blend of 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere and 10% nylon, there's 5 mini skeins with a total of 510 yards per 5oz.  We also have a couple of their full-skein gradient packs.  These packs feature 5 skeins of sportweight superwash merino for a total of 1724 yards and 20oz of yarn.  These large gradient packs are perfect for sweaters or blankets.
We've added Anzula's Squishy, a fingering weight blend of 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere and 10% nylon with 385 yards per 100g skein.  It's great for socks or shawls and it combines well with Zen Yarn Garden's Serenity 20.  We also have some new colors in Anzula Haiku.
Yarn of the Month
Koigu KPPPM is a fabulous fingering weight yarn sold in 50g skeins with 175 yards of 100% superwash merino per skein.  Koigu is renowned for it's vibrant hand painted colorways.  This yarn is great for any fingering weight project from socks to shawls to sweaters.  We've used it to knit up the Leyburn Socks, Fine and Dandy Socks and Hitchiker.  Plus, we now have Koigu mini skeins which are perfect for scrappy sock project, bee keepers, heels and toes or baby booties!
Featured Upcoming Classes
Mounting Your Faux
Taxidermied Creatures (FREE)
ReBelle is hosting a Magical Creature Faux Taxidermy contest for our 10th anniversary this year. If you are interested in participating, but unable to figure out how to finish your magical creatures, this class is for you. Robyn will show you her mounting technique and help you customize a mount for your magical creature. You will need to bring the item you want to mount your creature on and we will provide the other materials. Registration for this class is suggested, but not required.
For more information, visit the event page
Sunday, August 21st, 1-4pm

Granny Square Class ($25)

Come learn to crochet 3 different styles of granny squares with Raellyn. You will need to bring a size H or I crochet hook and worsted weight yarn. Beginners welcomed, but basic crochet experience is needed.
Sunday, September 18th 4-6pm


Shibori, Batik & Indigo Dyeing
Shibori ($45)
Learn to use various folding techniques to create designs on fabric.  Class includes a wrap, necessary materials, and a space in the Indigo Dyeing class on Sunday.

Saturday, September 24th, 10am-12pm

Batik ($55)
Use wax to create a resist on fabric with brushes and stamps.  Class includes two tea towels, necessary materials, and a space in the Indigo Dyeing class on Sunday.
Saturday, September 24th 1-4pm
Indigo Dyeing ($35)
Learn how to create and maintain an indigo vat and then try your hand at indigo dyeing.
Sunday, September 25th, 2-5pm
Sign up for both Shibori and Batik
classes for only $85!  
Advance registration and payment is required for these classes.  Register 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 - 7
Friday: 12 - 6
Saturday: 10 - 6
Sunday: 12 - 4