Join Tammy’s Barn Chat

Meet us in the barn via Zoom on Saturday, May 15 from 5 – 6 pm EST for Wing and a Prayer Farm’s Monthly Barn Chat!

We are proud to be sponsors of this month’s event.  This Saturday, Deborah Robson, author of “The Fleece + Fiber Sourcebook” and Farmer Tammy will host a “Wool Free For-All”.

Bring your questions about wool, any and all of it. Tammy and Deborah ‘ll do their best to answer and if they can’t it will be fodder for future talks!

You’ll need to register to get access to the zoom event.  $20 tickets are available in Tammy’s shop here: May Barn Chat Tickets.

We hope that you enjoy this fun and informative gathering, perhaps we’ll see your smiling face in the group!


A Baby Cocktails Trunk Show

Tomorrow night on Zoom, we will be sharing a special collection of Thea Colman’s patterns with the Vogue Live attendees who tune in!  There is still time for you to register so that you can join us at 6pm EST January 14th, 2021.

We thought that we would summarize the details of these gorgeous patterns in one spot so that you can find all the information you need to get started on any of these designs that call for our yarns.

© Thea Colman

The internet is abuzz this week with photos of Claret, Thea’s newest release.  This V-neck pullover features an eye-catching combination of cables, a cropped length (that of course can be modified) and a boxy fit.  It looks absolutely adorable on Thea’s daughter who is modelling it layered over a linen dress.

The pattern includes sizing from 39(43,47,51,55)(59,63,67,71) inches and is intended to be worn with 5-7 inches of positive ease.  The yardage requirements of 1100(1200,1350,1450,1550)(1650,1700,1750,1800) yards reflect a cropped length, and you may opt to purchase an additional skein or two to make your sweater longer.

To save you a few moments with your calculator, we have figured out that these amounts translate to 8 (9, 10, 11, 11)(12, 13, 13, 13) skeins of Mountain Mohair.  Thea’s sample shown above is worked up in Claret (hence the pattern’s name).

Over a dozen of her test knitters chose to make their sweaters with Mountain Mohair, and only two selected the same shade! You can see a beautiful spectrum of sweaters by browsing among the finished projects to be found on Ravelry.

Next up is Thea’s Heady Topper.  This beanie style hat features more gorgeous cables paired with garter stitch columns, and a ribbed brim that can be folded up for extra warmth.  This pattern provides instructions for three adult sizes and calls for between 175 and 225 yards of worsted weight yarn.  Thea designed this hat with rustic farm yarns in mind, knowing that crisp woolen yarns would hold every detail of those textured stitches.

Kate knit up this sample for our Trunk Show in a just few hours of knitting using less than a single skein of our undyed worsted weight Organic Maine yarn.

© Thea Colman

Back in the fall of 2018, Thea released her Fernet Branca pattern, just in time for Rhinebeck.  Shown here in Pine Warbler Weekend Wool, this sweater provides a fun bright pop of color to liven up cold winter days.  Fernet Branca features a simple textured block motif, bookended by bold ribs and cables on either side of the body. Thea’s favorite part of this design might just be how those panels meet under the arms.  (We’ll be sure to show you that detail on our zoom presentation.)

The pattern has sizing that ranges from 38.5(39.5,42.25,44.25,46)(49.5,53,56.75,58.25) inches and calls for 1000(1100, 1200,1300,1350)(1450,1575,1675,1800) yards of our heavy worsted/Aran weight yarn.  This translates to 8 (8, 9, 10, 10)(11, 12, 12, 13) skeins of our Weekend Wool.  Thea recommends finding a finished sweater size that includes 5-6 inches of positive ease.

© Thea Colman

Next up is Glenfidditch.  This beanie features an unusual bold asymmetrical cable that transitions out of the ribbing like a climbing vine.  Nesting twisted cables  make for a “paneled” effect that lends itself to a almost star-like effect on top.  It’s stunning.

The pattern includes instructions for a single size and calls for approximately 225 yards of worsted weight yarn.  That would be two skeins of our Weekend Wool or a single skein of our worsted weight organic yarns.

Its 18 inch circumference has quite a lot of stretch thanks to that 2×2 ribbing, it can comfortably fit heads up to 21 inches in circumference.  Thea thoughtfully provides suggestions for modifying both the depth and width of this hat to accommodate a greater size range.

© Thea Colman

Travelling back to the Fall of 2017, Thea’s Cranberry Gose was another Rhinebeck hit for us!  This oversized short sleeved tunic is a perfect layering piece.  Thea found inspiration for this design from a beloved thrift store find that she modified with the addition of a little gansey detail, a few options for the neckline, a split hem, and most importantly – Spinnery Alpaca Elegance, with just the right amount of tweedy interest, softness, and drape.  This sample is made with our Rosehip colorway.

This pattern includes sizes from 44.25(47.25, 50.25, 53, 56, 61.75) inches and is intended to be worn with 10 – 12 inches of positive ease.  You’ll want 1300(1450, 1550, 1700, 1900, 2100) yards of DK weight yarn or 8 (9, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins of our Alpaca Elegance or Sylvan Spirit for a garment with lovely drape.

Kate made a cropped version of this pattern that she still wears regularly three years later!

© Thea Colman

Thea released Greenbriar in June of 2016.  Greenbriar is a simple open cardigan featuring a shaped lace panel with leaves that travel from the neckline, down the center of the body, and then taper away at the small of the back. It’s knit seamlessly from the top down and uses contiguous shaping at the shoulders. The collar is picked up last and knit on.

This pattern includes sizes that range from 32.25(34, 36.25, 38.25, 40.25)(43, 45.5, 50.75, 54) inches and calls for 1150(1200, 1250,1300,1400) (1500,1550,1600,1650) yards of DK weight yarn.  That equates to  7 (7, 7, 8, 8)(9, 9, 9, 10) skeins of Spinnery DK yarn.  It is shown here in our Mean Mr Mustard Mewesic.  Our Cotton Comfort yarn could be another terrific option for a similar look and feel.

Thea suggests selecting a size that gives you 2-3 inches of positive ease, based on your bust size. That said, this is a style that works in a more fitted silhouette if desired. Buttons can also be added to the front for a less casual look, and the collar can be knit deeper or narrower if desired. Thoughts on modifications, including length and width are included in the pattern notes.

Thea’s City Park Hat was included in the pages of the 2016 issue of Knitscene Handmade, and has been included Interweave’s Ultimate Collection of 100 top patterns.  Kudos, Thea!  This two color lacey slouch hat pattern includes instructions for two sizes and is shown here in our Sterling and Citrine Sylvan Spirit.  A single skein of each color is sufficient for both sizes of the pattern, leaving you some extra yardage for a matching pompom.

© Thea Colman

Thea’s Windward Island hat is part of a six pattern accessory collection (the Tiki Collection) that was originally published in March of 2015.  Thea is in the midst of updating all the patterns in this collection with more sizes, new charts with written instructions, better layout, metric measurements and lots more details.   She estimates that the new and improved patterns should be ready later this month.

Her Windward Island hat shown above in Purple Rain Mewesic, plays with texture by mixing a smooth cable with with eyelets, and staggered decreases to create undulating lines.  This mix of lace and cables in this hat looks beautiful in a delicate tweed like Mewesic, which comes in some gorgeous, vibrant colors!  This pattern includes two sizes, creating a yardage range from 180 – 210 yards of DK weight yarn.  This means that for the smaller size you’ll need  just a single skein!

© Thea Colman

Thea’s Tanqueray is a classic pullover, featuring a deep V-neck with an intricate ribbing that continues around the shoulders and is seamed together at the back of the neck.  Shown here in Silver Cotton Comfort; this yarn adds a rustic touch and a little texture to the stockinette, and it makes the design’s motif of little flowers wonderfully delicate. The sleeve cuffs echo the ribbed flower and lace accent, and twisted ribbing stands out against the simple body. The weight is perfect for almost any occasion and the detail is subtle enough for any outfit.

Thea updated this pattern this summer and it now includes sizing that ranges from 33.5(36.5,39.5,42.5,45.5)(48.5,51,54,57) inches, which calls for 1000(1100,1200,1350,1450)(1550,1700,1850,1950) yards of DK weight yarn or 6 (7, 7, 8, 9)(9, 10, 11, 11) skeins of Cotton Comfort.

© Thea Colman

Last but not least is her Champagne sleeveless top, shown here in our undyed Winterbeech Cotton Comfort whose cinnamon color comes from the unusual FoxFibre cotton grown by Sally Fox.

Champagne is an elegant top that will take you from late summer right into fall. A soft, rustic yarn in a neutral tone like this one goes with anything – a tank top and flirty skirt in summer, or jeans and a crisp blouse as the days get cold. The 80/20 wool/cotton mix in Cotton Comfort is perfect for either, and the vest provides just enough warmth for the transition in season.

The diagonal lace creates a strong visual bias across your natural curves which is both elongating and camouflaging! Shaping is loose at the hips and fitted above, and the slanted lace accents the deep V.

Thea’s recently updated pattern includes sizing from 33.25(34.5, 36.75, 38.25, 40.5, 41.75)(44.75, 47.75, 49.25, 51.25) inches and she recommend selecting a size that would allow for 2-3 inches of positive ease.  The pattern’s yardage requirements are 750(800,850,900,950,1000)(1050,1100,1150,1200) yards of DK weight yarn or 5 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6)(6, 7, 7, 7) skeins of our Cotton Comfort.

We hope that you’ve enjoyed learning a bit more about Thea Colman and her designs.  We are certain that if you aren’t already a fan of her work, you will be as soon as you cast on for one of her patterns!


Come to our Virtual Trunk Show!

We’ll happy to announce that Green Mountain Spinnery will be participating in next week’s Vogue Knitting LIVE event as a vendor.
We’ll be hosting a Baby Cocktails Trunk Show on Thursday January 14th from 6 – 7 pm EST. You’ll be able to access our Zoom presentation by registering to attend VK Live through the link below.
You can register here: https://www.vogueknittinglive.com/janvirtual/begin
Access options range from $3.99 for a Virtual Marketplace Ticket which will provide you with access to vendor virtual shops and all Marketplace extras for the entire event; to a $375 all-access 5th Avenue Getaway package which includes a Virtual Marketplace Ticket and access to all Marketplace extras for the entire event, 9 (2-Hour) Classes, 2 Lectures and a $75 vogueknitting.com coupon. Think of all that you could learn and enjoy!
We hope that you’ll take a look at the exciting variety of offerings that will be available and that you find a package that is just right for you.

This year’s Putney Craft Tour has been reimagined!

Every Thanksgiving for the past 41 years, Vermont’s most iconic open studio tour, The Putney Craft Tour, the oldest continuous craft tour in the country held during the long Thanksgiving Weekend (Nov. 27, 28, 29), draws thousands to the studios to meet the artisans to experience where art begins and purchase one of a kind works.

Due to the on-going concern of spreading COVID-19, artisans on the tour felt it important in these trying times, to share their work that brings so much joy and meaning especially during the holidays, rather than cancel the tour altogether.

This year the 42nd Putney Craft tour will come straight into people’s homes offering shoppers and “tour-goers” the opportunity to shop and browse the Putney Craft Tour Collection from the comfort of their own homes. This year’s online tour will feature 19 artisans—including glass blowers, potters, jewelers, weavers, painters, woodworkers, – even artisan cheesemakers, and winemakers.

The virtual tour kicks off on Black Friday, November 27 at 10:00 a.m. sharp and continues throughout the weekend until Sunday at 5:00 p.m. The tour’s website will be open for browsing in advance, but the artisan’s online stores will not be open until 10:00 a.m. sharp, Friday morning.

The virtual tour at putneycrafts.com will not only offer browsing and purchasing of the works of some of Vermont’s finest artists and craftspeople, but to help create an up close and personal opportunity that the tour is known for, several of the artists are available by appointment to share their lives and how they work via a Zoom call. And, since you can’t be there in person, the tour has produced short videos of each the artists, which is a great way to engage with the artists and discover the secrets of how they work and to browse their collections to help you choose a piece.

Many of the Putney Craft Tour artisans are offering specials and other promotions during the tour. Each of the artisans will have different offers, so “tour-goers” will want to check them all out. The tour itself is offering a prize of $100 to one lucky winner. “Tour-goers” can sign up at putneycrafts.com for a chance to win. The winning ticket will be pulled on Sunday afternoon after the tour ends.

Traditionally, the Putney Craft Tour brings important business not only to the artisans, but also to the local shop owners in Putney. Putney’s businesses like many small businesses across the country are struggling and for years the Craft Tour has donated a percent of profits to the Putney Food Shelf and will continue that tradition this year. So not only will purchases, help the artisans, it will also help the community.

Each year the tour also partners with Sandglass Theater and Next Stage Arts which will also be celebrating the rich tradition of Putney as one of Vermont’s most creative communities. This year is no different.

Sandglass Theater artists Shoshana Bass and Jana Zeller will conduct an hour of puppet making for the whole family. During this free, online workshop they will create a beautiful little shadow box and animate 2-dimensional puppets on a screen. To participate go to their website for materials you will find around the house. The workshop will be available at sandglasstheater.org from Friday 10:00 a.m. November 27 through Sunday 5:00 p.m. November 29 during the Putney Craft Tour.

Next Stage presents a Mini-Comics Workshop with Marek Bennett Both Sandglass and Next Stage Arts are offering virtual events as part of the virtual Putney Craft Tour weekend. Sandgglass offers a puppet-making demo (www.sandglasstheater.org) and Next Stage presents a Mini-Comics Workshop on Saturday morning with Marek Bennett https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTAxODcz

We hope that you’ll enjoy the festivities from the comfort of your home this holiday weekend!

 


Join in

Our next virtual meet up is scheduled to occur later this week!  This Thursday evening from 6:30pm – 8:30 pm Larisa will be hosting our next virtual meet up on Go To Meeting.  Using your computer, tablet or  phone, head over to this website: https://www.gotomeeting.com/meeting/join-meeting  and enter our Meeting ID number: 176-221-037.

Going forward you can connect with her and our other crafting friends twice a month. This month, those gatherings will occur on July 2nd 18th.

On the first Thursday of each month we’ll gather at 6:30pm – 8:30 pm (Eastern Standard Time) using Meeting ID number: 176-221-037.

On the third Saturday of each month we’ll gather at 10 am – noon (Eastern Standard Time) using Meeting ID number: 423-682-741.

Larisa will be there to knit with you, and get caught up.  We hope that you can gather your current project and a cool beverage and join our virtual group for some socially distant crafting.

We hope that you can add these regular meet-ups to your calendar and join us whenever you are available.


Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival 2020 Special Savings

We are very excited to be able to offer a special 15% discount on our entire Simply Fine collection to our friends this weekend.  Use Coupon Code MDSW2020 when checking out on the Spinnery website for savings available until 9am Monday May 4th.

This includes our three natural, undyed colors that are skeined at 450 yards each (Dark, Variegated, and White – shown in the center) as well as our nine new bale dyed Skinnies skeins that are a smaller 225 yards each.

This yarn blends the finest fibers we work with at the Mill into a single ply yarn that works beautifully for fingering weight and sport weight projects.  It blooms beautifully when blocked into a featherweight fabric that is comfortingly soft.  The halo of fine kid mohair protects the stitches from wear, and invites you to run your hand along your garment enjoying its inviting softness.

Guilford Shawl Lopez Island Cap Septor Moorit Gansey
Gillette Mercury Rising Phoebe Cowl Stony Point Cowl
Frilly Mobius Cowl Mad River Cowl Bunny Hill Be Simple Shawl
Thermal Cap Snowmelt Cowl West River Wrap

We have over a dozen patterns that were created with this yarn in mind including a brand new sleeveless Tunic made with crochet that we’ve released this morning!  We’re pleased to introduce you to the Sign of Spring Top!  This beautiful new pattern was designed by Moon Eldridge.

Spring is here! It is a perfect time to put winter clothes away and add a fresh new top to your wardrobe. This crochet tunic is perfect for warmer weather.  With a crisp textured background of crochet Moss stitch, and four centered ribs decorating the front, this top is fun to make and will become your newest favorite for many seasons to come.
The pattern includes a generous size range from 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)” bust circumference, to be worn with 2-4 inches of positive ease.  It calls for 7 (7, 8, 8, 9) skeins Simply Fine Skinnies (224 yds each).
This top is worked from the bottom up. The front and the back are worked separately in two pieces and then seamed at the shoulder. The delicate edge of the sleeves are worked after seaming.

If you have any questions about our Simply Fine yarns or the pattern selection that we have listed above, we invite you to reach out to Larisa via GotoMeeting

8:30 and 6pm on Saturday with Meeting ID: 543-527-429
8:30 and 5pm on Sunday with Meeting ID: 150-812-365

She has most of our samples with her at home in her adorable sewing corner so she can show you our garments and answer your questions.

We hope that you enjoy browsing the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival Online Community this weekend  and supporting your favorite small fiber related businesses that you would otherwise seek out at this festival.


Coming soon

Before you know it, it will be time for our January Sale!

Soon to arrive in your mailboxes (email or actual) will be our annual Sales Flyer! From Monday January 13th to Friday February 14th, 2020 we’ll have special discounts available on some of our most popular yarns!

You can find a digital copy of our flyer here. You may want to plan your purchases by reviewing your pattern options and making sure that you’ll have the yardage you need!

For those of you shopping online, be sure to shop among the SALE ITEMS, to ensure proper savings. (those listings won’t be visible on our website until our sale begins on January 13th). You’ll find additional options of single project quantities (less than 20 skeins) from the yarns and colors listed on the flyer.


A feast for the senses

Happy Holiday!  We hope that your day will be filled with delicious traditions to be shared among friends, family and neighbors.

Over the Holiday Weekend after Thanksgiving, the Spinnery will be open special hours as a participant in the 41st Putney Craft Tour.  Over this special weekend local artists and craftspeople open their studios to the public, offering you a unique opportunity to see them at work, learn more about their creative process and find artfully made holiday gifts that support their endeavors.  While you are exploring the area, we hope that you’ll be able to visit our Mill to share in the exciting wooly offerings that we’ll have on hand.

We’re releasing a new FREE pattern for the holiday knitting season.  Our Gathering Hat is a very quick knit, making it a great option for last minute gift making.

This sturdy topper calls for bulky yarn and can be worked up in just a few hours with a single skein of Yarn Over or our Capricorn yarns.  The hat is worked from the bottom up. featuring slipped stitch ribbing and clever decreases that form a five pointed star at the top.  The pattern is charted for your ease.

We’ll also have a fresh stock of our very popular Ugly Christmas Hat Project Kits.  This fun project kit includes all the yarn and the pattern to make an ugly holiday hat of your own for just $32.75. If you aren’t a knitter, but know someone on your gift list who is, you may want to pick one up as a gift that will certainly bring some laughter to your holiday gathering.

And last but certainly not least will be our annual Sample Sale! We’ve selected dozens of beautifully handknit items that are ready to find new homes.  These items were made to test our patterns and provide several color or sizing options among our sample selection to help visitors plan their projects.  We are bursting at the seams with gorgeous samples that can now be retired to make room for what’s next.  You’ll be able to find sweaters, hats and more!

This offers you an amazing opportunity to purchase hand knit items made with Green Mountain Spinnery yarns at unbelievably reasonable prices.  Plus, a percentage of the proceeds from these items will go to benefit the Putney Food Shelf: our local foodbank that needs our support especially during the holidays.

We hope that we’ve succeeded in enticing you to come and visit.  The Spinnery will be open 10 am – 5 pm Friday November 29 – Sunday December 1st; and we can’t wait to see you!


Planning your holiday weekend

Thanksgiving Weekend is Putney Craft Tour Weekend, and we’ll be celebrating our 41st Anniversary Year!  This Open Studio event has been designated one of Vermont’s Top Ten Winter Events.  You don’t want to miss it.

November 29, 30 and December 1 (10 am – 5 pm)

The 41st Annual Putney Craft Tour, the oldest continuing crafts tour in the country, is held during the long Thanksgiving weekend and gives shoppers, visitors and collectors another reason to be thankful. Glass blowers, potters, jewelers, weavers, painters, woodworkers, – even artisan cheese makers, and winemakers- invite visitors to come in to their studios, discover, ask questions, sip hot cider and buy that one-of-a-kind gift direct from the artisan who made it.

Part of the fun is meandering through the beautiful Vermont countryside, following the map to find these prominent craftspeople and view the works where they are conceived and created. Most studios do demos. The weekend is promoted as the “Putney Craft Tour’s Craft, Culinary and Performance Weekend” with wine and cheese tastings and performances at night at Next Stage and Sandglass Theatre. Location: Putney, Westminster, Westminster West and Saxtons River, VT.

Visitors may start at The Gleanery Restaurant, 133 Main Street, Putney for info, maps, and a preview exhibition of the artisans’ works. www.putneycrafts.com

This year, the organizers will be hosting a Photo Competition: Snap pictures as you visit the studios and post them on Instagram to win a chance for a $50 gift certificate.

We have lots to share with you.  We will be offering Mill tours, we have some exciting new yarn offerings, and you’ll find our annual Sample Sale during which you’ll be able to purchase one of a kind hand knit items at prices you won’t believe!  We hope that you can stop on by, we look forward to your visit.


A Special Inviation

Fibershed Woven Together: From Farm to Fashion Within Fifty Miles

On exhibit November 4, 2019–January 3, 2020.
Opening reception Saturday, November 9, 11 am–1 pm.

FIBERSHED Woven Together: From Farm to Fashion Within Fifty Miles, celebrates the successful production of bioregional wool fabric (woven from yarn spun here at the Spinnery) that was fashioned into original designs by ten local craftspeople.

From bespoke shoes to flat caps and everything in between, ten expert artisans turned the flat fabric into one-of-a-kind, wearable items.  Alongside the completed apparel, the fiber, yarn, cloth, and narrative storytelling materials will be on display to educate the public about producing local textiles—introducing them to the land, the people, and businesses integral to the journey.

This exhibit features the work of: Leonore Alaniz, Daphne Board, Katie Cavacco, Larisa Demos, Anna Gilbert, Erin Kiewel, Gretchen Laise, Joanne Semanie, Sarah Shields, Nur Tiven (and Green Mountain Spinnery).  We are proud that we we asked to spin the yarn that was woven into this very special fabric used by the artists listed above.

Western Mass Fibershed received a microgrant for this debut project from Fibershed California, an organization that develops regional fiber systems that build soil & protect the health of our biosphere. With this funding, our local Fibershed organization embarked on a two-part mission: first, to navigate new territory to map the process and potential for future bio-regional cloth-productions and second, to inspire, educate, and generate interest for locally sourced, sustainable materials.

Uniquely situated, regional resources enabled the metamorphosis from farm to fabric within a 50-mile radius!

The exhibit opened earlier this week on Monday, November 4.  This weekend marks the opening reception on Saturday, November 9 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.  There, you can meet the Fibershed founders, farmers, spinners, weavers, and designers who are involved with this exciting project and others interested in sustainable practices.

For questions and to learn more about this project please contact WMF co-founder Michelle Parrish, 413-461-5588. She is a natural dyer, weaver, spinner, and blogger living and working in the Connecticut River Valley of Western Massachusetts.


Hop in for a Madder Trunk Show next month

Over the past several months, we’ve offered a few reminders about the I-91 Shop Hop, hoping that it will make it on to your calendar. This week we have an exciting announcement that may inspire you to solidify your plans for that weekend!

We’re delighted to announce that Christina of Maine based Madder Root will be bringing her iconic designs for sale at a one-day Pop-up Trunk Show during the I-91 Shop Hop weekend.  We hope that you’ll coordinate your I-91 Shop Hop travel plans to time your visit to the Spinnery while she is here, on Saturday June 29th 10 am – 6 pm.

She and her husband Andy are working on some special offerings that will be available on a first come first served basis.  She will be bringing her unique trundle project bags, tote bags, sketch books, T-shirts and more, all printed with her stylized designs featuring all things yarny!

The I-91 Shop Hop is a yarn crawl organized by 11 yarn stores located in the I-91 corridor that runs from New Haven, CT to Putney, VT.  This year’s theme is COLOR!  And Maureen is working up a special pattern that we’ll have kitted up and ready for sale as the fun starts on Thursday morning.

During the Shop Hop, when visiting the participating shops over the 4-day Shop Hop weekend (June 27th – 30th, 2019) you’ll have the chance to get your passport stamped.  Every time you get your passport stamped you will be entered to win the Daily Door Prize at that shop. A total of 48 door prizes will be given out to participants!  By visiting all 11 shops you will be entered into a drawing for the fabulous $550 Grand Prize, which includes gift certificates for the eleven shops, as well as yarns, needles and other goodies.

Here’s your chance to explore new yarn shops and win some great prizes. You can complete the Shop Hop all in one day, or make it a weekend event.

Feel free to purchase your $5 passport ahead of time.  You can find them available for sale on our website, here.

We hope that you’ll be able to visit us during this special weekend.  We’re looking forward to your visit!

 


Head our way for some great deals

We’d like to give you a reason to plan a road trip to southern Vermont for your Memorial Day weekend.  Next Saturday May 25th through Monday May 27th, the Spinnery will be hosting its annual Tent Sale!

Our shop will be open from 10 am – 5:30 pm on Saturday, 12 – 4 pm on Sunday and 9 am – 5:30 pm on Monday.

We’ll have special items available in the shop that you won’t find among our sale yarns on the website.  We are going to be able to offer special savings on a large selection of irregular and orphan skeins.  These will be available at just $5 and $8 respectively.  Irregular skeins may have slubby bits or more than one knot; and our orphan skeins are the last remainders of older dye lots that are perfect for larger projects that call for multiple colors or smaller accessories that need smaller yardage amounts.  Because these quantities are limited, they are only going to be available to our tent sale customers that visit the shop in person.

While you’re here, you can check out 12 stunning new samples from the pages of our new book: At The Spinnery.

You can plan your sales purchases ahead of time by downloading a copy of our sales flyer here.  This includes all of the odd weight and unwashed skeins that we have available in larger quantities.  These yarns will be discounted from 20 – 40% and will become available in the Sale Items section of our website at 9 am on Friday May 24th.