Great Northern Yarn Haul

Coming very soon to a shop near you!   Starting July 7 and running through July 23, 23 shops across Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine will be participating in this fun event meant to encourage you to explore all of our shops.  Your first $20 purchase will get you the cool canvass bag and passport.  Take these to every shop (or as many as you can!), get your passport stamped, and you'll be eligible to win the Grand Prize - last year's was worth over $500 of yarn and accessories, and we have many more shops this year so it's bound to be bigger.  Each shop will have special sales or goodies available only to participants making your time on the road well worth the trip.  So, get a couple fiber buddies together, and hit the roads!  You won't believe the terrific shops hidden in our hills of these great states.   And start right here at Yarn & Yoga.  You can "buy" your bag now and then be completely ready on July 7 for all the fun.!  

Welcome Blanket: 2000 Miles of Warm Welcome

A good customer and friend shared an idea with us that her lovely daughter-in-law shared with her, so now we're sharing it with you!  Knit a Welcome Blanket and join in this effort to respond with a warm welcome instead of a wall to refugees and immigrants.  As stated on the group's website:  "The blankets you make, along with your enclosed notes, will be displayed together in an inaugural show at the SMART Museum at University of Chicago beginning in July 2017 and officially opening in September 2017. After the show's close, the blanket packages will be distributed to refugees and other immigrants through resettlement organizations."  

Check out the whole website for more information and the pattern.  You can also get a copy of the pattern (very simple) here at the shop.  

As our thank you, if you buy your wool from us, bring in your finished blanket and we will offer you a coupon for your next purchase of non-consignment, non-sale items.  

This is going to feel so good!  

The Great Northern Yarn Haul of 2017 is coming soon!

You loved it last year, and 2017 is even bigger!  With 23 yarn shops across Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine running for two and a half weeks, we offer a wide variety of opportunities to be inspired and find new yarns!  The Yarn Haul runs from July 7 -July 23 and you can pick up your passport/flier and bag with a purchase of $20 from us, or any participating shop and then get going!  If you visit 20 shops, you are eligible for the Grand Prize; last year's was worth over $500!  This year we're open every day but Tuesday!  

Winter Fun!

Oh dear... far too long since I've posted any news, and wow - we have some!  So...

Current Good News:

  • Cabin Fever Workshops - lots of projects, methods, and stitches in our new offerings - check them out on the Fiber Workshop page!
  • Social Knit & Crochet: Every Saturday from 1:30-3:30:  Creativity, Coaching and Community.  No charge, just bring a project and enjoy some time with friends and neighbors as we create beauty and share our community.
  • All sale yarns are marked down to 50% off the original retail price!   

Great Northern Yarn Haul

Starting July 8th and running through July 17th, you won't want to miss this Great Northern Yarn Haul!  16 shops across Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine are participating in this celebration of all things "yarn-y", and we hope you'll join in the fun.

Here are the details:

  • 16 yarn shops across Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine are participating (7 VT shops participating!)
  • Pick up your brochure / passport and a canvas bag (while supplies last) with your $20 purchase at Yarn & Yoga.
  • Visit many other participating shops across New England and get their signature.  
  • Send in your brochure by July 20 for a chance to win the Grand Prize.  
  • Runs from July 8th to July 17th.  

Call the shop at 453-7799 if you have questions!  Remember that we are open only Wed through Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday.  See you soon!

 

Spring in to Art Sale!

April 23 & 24 - all non-consignment yarn will be on sale for 40% off its regular price to celebrate Spring.  The sap has finished running, but our creative juices are flowing more than ever.  We have gorgeous yarn to choose from - wools for to help you start your winter gift-giving and lightweight cottons and blends for right now!  The shop is open 10-5:30 on Saturday and 11-3 on Sunday.  

Also, we have two new workshops to help you learn some new skills:  Cardigan Knit-Along, five sessions (more if you want) starting on April 30, 1:30-3:30.  Double-knitting with Marin Melchior on Saturday, May 14, 11-1pm.  See our Fiber Workshop page for more details.  

Welcome Jen Peterson!

Jen Peterson has been teaching yoga for over two years and has a 200hr yoga teacher certification from Yoga Alliance.  She has been practicing yoga regularly for 10 years and is a student of mindfulness and meditation.  Her emphasis in her classes is on helping people experience all of the holistic benefits of yoga. She loves yoga for the profound help it offers in slowing down within our demanding lives and acknowledging the moment and the spirit within.  Jen loves the depth, expansion, and humanity that yoga can inspire and is happy and grateful to have the chance to share that with others in her classes.  She lives in Bristol with her two children Owein and Mae.

Jen will be leading the Tuesday evening sessions, 6:00-7:15pm.