Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Yorkshire Yarns February Newsletter

Designer, Chrissy Gardiner of Gardiner Yarn Studios will teach on March 6th & 7th.

Stay tuned for details!

Renown Spinner, Sarah Anderson will teach during the YY Spin-In,
February 20th

"Controlled Spinning: Drafting & Plying" Students will explore different drafting & plying techniques with the wheel. But spindles ARE welcome!
Class begins is 4-7pm.
Cost is $45.
Class size limited to 16 wheels.

Check out some of the spec on Sarah.

Teaching Experience:

Soar- Spin Off's Autumn Retreat, 2008 & 2009 - Mentor/Teacher
Madrona Fiber Arts Festival - Teacher & Spinning Mentor
Shepherd's Extravaganza- Instructor
Instructor & Speaker at various spinning & fiber guild throughout the PNW

Contributor To:
  • Spin Off Magazine (Spring 2008)
  • All New Homespun Handknit book (2009)
"Moth Mittens" pp. 16-21
"Nordic Child's Cardigan, Hats & Mittens" pp 90-101
  • U Tube Video- Wrap & Roll Yarn Technique & Navajo Plying
Memberships & Awards:
Member - Valley Spinners, Snohomish WA
Member - Northwest Regional Spinner's Association - member & contributor - member & contributor
Winner of 4 Diamond awards from the Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival
Various Awards/ribbons Evergreen State Fair, Puyallup State Fair, Polk Co. Fair & NWRsA Conference

Stuff of the Month
Yarn of the Month- Silky Wool- 65% wool/35% silk, DK. Luscious...10% off all month!

Book of the Month- **New** "Wardrobe Favorites" by Lisa Ellis

Gadget of the Month- Ebony, square handmade double point needles by Brian Keller

Classes & Events for February

  • YY Christmas Club- Saturday, Feb. 6th 10:30-11:30(Start knitting for Christmas right now!)
  • Magic Loop Socks w/Sonya- Tuesday, Feb. 9th & 16th 6-8pm
  • Knit To Fit- Saturday, Feb. 13th 10:30-12 w/Pam S.!
  • Sock of the Month Club w/Shirley- Monday, Feb. 15th 6-8pm
  • Entralac Knitting w/Shirley - Wednesday, Feb. 17th 12-2pm
  • My 1s Hat w/Terri- Wednesday, Feb. 17th 2-4pm
  • All-day SPIN IN! February 20th 10-4pm
  • Controlled Spinning:Drafting & Plying w/Sarah Anderson Feb. 20th 4-7pm
  • My 1st Sweater- Saturday, Feb. 27th, 10:30-12:30
  • Beginning Lace w/Terri, Saturday, Feb. 27th 1-3pm

Check out the details on our Google Calendar.


Special Events

NEW!! We now offer FREE help clinics to our Yorkie Yarns customers Mondays & Fridays from 6-8pm.
NEW!! YY Christmas Club- Saturday, Feb. 6th 10:30-11:30 -FREE!
Hooks & Needles Club - Mondays 6-8pm
Friday Night Knitting Club - Fridays 6-8pm
Chicks, Flicks & Sticks Movie Night - Saturday, Feb. 27th 5:30-8pm

We have THREE trunk shows right now.
Count 'em. THREE!

Drop by and see the amazing work of Mary Scott Huff
(pictured below)

*Sigh* Life is good. :-)