Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Call Today to Sign Up for YBD's Children's Summer Camp!

It's not too late to sign up for YBD's Children's Summer Camp, which will be held July 21 through August 18! The camp is for children ages 9-12 years and will run every Wednesday from 10:30am-12:00pm for five consecutive weeks. Each week the children will have a new project to work on, including learn to knit, kid's notebook, all-together bag, bean-bugs and hand felting. The cost is $30 per week or $140 for five weeks, which includes needles, yarn and accessories. Call the boutique today to register!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

TNNA Update!

Sandy and Tamara have returned from the whirlwind that is The National NeedleArts Association (TNNA) NeedleArts Market in Columbus with good news to share - lots of new products are on their way to the boutique!

We are excited to expand our Habu product line and will now offer every color of Cotton Gima as well as all of the Habu yarns featured in the new book Ori Ami Knits, which we will also carry. We will also offer all of the Habu textiles featured in Kirsten Johnstone's Assemblage patterns and Julie Weisenberger's CocoKnits patterns. Also on order are new products from Trendsetter (including the yarn used to make the scarf pictured at right, Soleil), Hand Painted Knitting Yarns, Interweave Books, Gedifra, Rowan, Berroco, Namaste, Authentic Knitting Board and Annie Adams Adornment, Inc.

Unfortunately, with the good news always comes the bad. In this case, the bad is the sobering reality that many local yarn shops across the nation are being forced to close as they lose business to online retailers and big-box stores, and it showed at TNNA. Sandy and Tamara were surprised to find that participation at the show was reduced compared to past years. "The most shocking thing for me at the show was how empty it was," Tamara noted. In an article published on the blog "The Crafty Retailer", a Toledo yarn shop owner explained the situation that so many LYS's find themselves in. With that in mind, we would like to encourage everyone to support their LYS and participate in The 3/50 Project.

We hope to see you soon at the boutique!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Stop in for 25% Off on O-Wool Classic and Balance and Rowan Bamboo Soft!

We are so sad to hear of the news, but Vermont Organic Fiber Co. will be going out of business. We have enjoyed carrying both the Classic and Balance yarns from the O-Wool line in our boutique. However, this is not the end of O-Wool. The O-Wool line of hand knitting yarns will continue under new ownership. Yarns By Design will be offering 25% off all O-Wool fibers while supplies last. For the Rowan fans out there, YBD will also be offering 25% off the price of the now-discontinued Rowan Bamboo Soft, while supplies last.