Saturday 10th June 2017
10am – 3pm
Come and join The Yarn Dispensary with Sublime Yarn from Sirdar for the largest knitter-run event in the world.
Founded in 2005 by Danielle Landes to promote ‘Better living by stitching together’ WWKIP DAY has grown annually to encompass 1015 individual events in 57 countries.
Where is it?
We’ll have a jolly red and white striped gazebo directly opposite the shop in the Market Place to be outside with our friends at Faversham Markets for a bit of social knitting.
Come along and learn how to get started or bring your current project for a few alfresco rows.
We’ll have tutors on hand to help you and free lessons (a timetable will be available from The Yarn Dispensary, other local outlets as well as online nearer the date.)
What to bring:
If you’re a non-knitter….your curiosity, enthusiasm and willingness to give it a go – we’ll show you how it works.
No previous experience required.
If you already indulge in yarnie happiness bring a current project and hang out with some like-minded souls.
Why are we getting involved?
We passionately feel that the yarn industry has a role in bringing people together to share the social side of knitting as well as encouraging a skill that can bring a great deal of calm to everyday life; whilst it doesn’t change what’s going on in the world, it can certainly help how you deal with it.
There’s the company of knitting with a group or the quiet solace of knitting alone.
The repetition of this visual spatial craft creates the same theta brain wave rhythm as meditation which is why it’s being used increasingly as a mindfulness technique, rehab tool, stress buster and form of pain management.
Our help to make it happen….
Proud to be supported on WWKIP DAY Saturday 10th June by Sublime Yarns from Sirdar Spinning Ltd
Outdoor space, gazebo, bench seating and fresh air enthusiasm provided by Grahame and the endlessly brilliant team at Faversham Markets
The latest yarn from designer Rachel Coopey and (it’s too hard to resist the inevitable pun) comes hot on the heels of the success of the finer gauge Socks Yeah!
This latest collaboration with Fyberspates is a 75% fine superwash Merino wool/25% nylon blend so is robust, soft and machine washable on a 30 degree wool cycle – very user friendly.
The stitch definition is especially clean and pleasing in stocking stitch which makes it a great choice for garments as well as for socks.
We knitted the simple stocking stitch sweater with rolled edges from Erika Knight’s Knit for Baby leaflet to give the yarn a bit of a workout and were delighted with the results…..it’s available in the shop for you to see for yourselves.
If you’re a sock knitter, Rachel has designed a free pattern for you to give her new yarn a go: Bob (Friend of Dave) has a stocking stitch foot with textural columns on the cuff to show off the strong vertical definition of the fibres and can be found on ravelry or in store with a purchase of the yarn.
112m per skein
For details of evening and Saturday workshop classes 2017 for both knitting and crochet click here. Tickets for classes from January until July go on sale 10am Tuesday 17 January.
Nine beautiful patterns to lead us in to Spring with the hope of brighter days and lighter weight yarns. As we expect from PPQ, in addition to interesting design, there’s insightful comment from Anna Maltz’s column and the galvanising affirmation that knitters are far from woolly-minded. A good read, a lovely pattern resource and the appealing production that we have come to know and love.
31 shades of Skinny Singles and all 30 shades of Sock Minis were added to stock; the Skinny Singles are selling so rapidly that a few shades are sold out already.
It’s been worth the wait as the colours are outstandingly good, the handle of the yarn is glorious and it’s great watching your inventive colour combining of Skinny Singles with shots of contrast in the form of a Sock Mini (or two. Or three. Or ………)
All we need now is a huge delivery of extra hours in the day and more knitting time please!
Thursday 1st September 2016
Can you believe we’ll be celebrating soon? What a year it has been and all thanks to the extraordinary support of you lovely lot.
We will be kicking off a month of jollity by being open for a bit during the day (1pm – 5pm) as well as our Knit Night from 7pm – 9pm.
To celebrate the best way we know…with yarn…we have worked with the magicians at SweetGeorgia Yarns to create a unique colourway of handpainted Superwash DK that echoes the hues of The Yarn Dispensary.
This custom shade launching in September will be exclusive to us and available in a limited quantity this year alongside semi solid shades to allow you to scheme and dream to your heart’s content.
The Yarn Dispensary Birthday Blend No.1
on a 234m per skein 100% superwash merino dk base; it echoes the colours of the shop from the rich blue pigeonholes, the bone white walls, the warm oak beams to the dusky grey of our frontage and the burnished gold of the pestle and mortar above the doorway.
One hundred skeins only
£24 a skein
The Yarn Dispensary
6 Market Place Faversham Kent ME13 7AG
01795 597 700