Newsletter 499

by Jeremy Lehmann

Holey Hemp 

Holy Moly, it's Holey Hemp!

New to the shop! The Holey Hemp Scarf kit utilizes a simple one row/basic lace pattern. Each kit comes packed with six skeins (three each of two colors) of 100% hemp yarn and the pattern! If you're wool-sensitive, this kit is a game-changer. Hemp is an incredibly versatile fiber valued for its strength and durability. The yarn drapes beautifully and is soft and absorbent -- and it's fairly magical: cool in the summer...warm in the winter!

*sample photographed in Licorice & Napa Cabbage


Brooklyn Tweed Trunk Show 

Brooklyn Tweed Woolens Trunk Show

Visit Haus between April 14th and April 29th to see amazing samples from Brooklyn Tweed's Woolens collection. Eleven accessory patterns by BT designer, founder and creative director Jared Flood are highlighted. From hats and cowls to scarves and shawls, Woolens has projects for beginners and experienced knitters alike. Stop in to gawk and get inspired -- and get your own copy of Woolens, if you haven't already!


Middle TN Fiber Festival 

Save the Date: Middle TN Fiber Fest

The Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival is right around the corner! Located in Dickson, TN, at the Dickson County Fairgrounds on May 25th and 26th, it'll be open that Friday from 12-6 and Saturday from 9-5. We love the local flavor of this festival, now in its eleventh year (and the chicken salad in the concession stand has always been terrific). We'll be there in the Yarn Bus, along with loads of other vendors! Shop around! Take a class! See you there!?


LYS Day 

Save the Date - LYS Day is coming!

Mark those calendars! Show your support for small businesses (like Haus of Yarn!) by celebrating the inaugural Local Yarn Store Day on Saturday, April 21st! This brick-and-mortar yarn shop appreciation day is a nationwide event, so if you don't find yourself in Nashville on Saturday, April 21st, check with your LYS to see what they have planned!

We'll be hosting four local makers to celebrate the craft we all love:

  • Meg from Nutmeg Fibers will be with us all day with all four of her amazing yarns, each sourced from the US and dyed by hand with natural dyes in small batches.
  • Lauren from Old Rusted Chair will be in store between 11am and 2pm and will have freshly restocked us with her incredibly gorgeous yarn!
  • Mary Jo from The Crafting Treehouse will be here all day with her adorable wooden stitch marker sets and Kitchener key fobs.
  • Vicki from Black Cat Bags will be with us all day (uhm, err...she'll be the one running the register!) with her impeccably sewn box bag project bags!

And, as usual, we have an entire section of the store devoted to locally-made yarns and accessories. Come join us and support your favorite LYS and local makers!


Fixing Mistakes 

Fixing Mistakes!

Let's face it: we ALL make mistakes when we knit. We drop a stitch or forget a yarnover and don't see it until the next row...and sometimes we're not quiiiite sure how to fix it! If this sounds a little too familiar to you, you need to take Sue's class! If you take just ONE class this year...we think this one is THE ONE! It's a super-empowering feeling when you make a mistake but you know you can, in fact, fix it!

Saturday, April 28th from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm, $35. Call the shop to register! 615-354-1007

*There's homework required for this one, you'll find the details here.


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