yarn Archives - Patty Lyons | Knitting Teacher

5 Small Yarn Producers You Should Support and Keep on Your List

As you know, the cancelations of knitting events has hit teachers and event organizers hard, but it has also impacted vendors and our local yarn stores. Supporting local and small businesses is one of the great ways to send out our love and help our craft community during this crisis.

I’m extremely thankful that I get to work with a lot of amazing vendors, and they really do a great job ensuring that we can get the supplies we need for our projects. So, please allow me to introduce these amazing folks who are doing their best to provide us with beautiful yarn even during this challenging time.

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4 Yarn Types for Your Spring Knitting

Have you noticed all of the lovely trees in bloom? The pretty, yellow daffodils? The weather has warmed up and I’m excited! I usually start designing my spring projects right after the holiday season so I can be ready to launch a spring KAL and have fun with all of you.

I love how spring presents the opportunity to work with lighter yarns and knit drapey fabric. Thankfully, we’ve got a nice range of quality yarns to work with as the weather warms up. If you’re joining me for the Palm Canyon KAL, you’ll love both yarn options suggested for the pattern.

I can’t wait to get started on this project with you all, our community is so supportive. Especially during this time of social isolation, it’ll be great to come together online and enjoy our love for knitting.

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TNNA 2016

Another TNNA (and more YARN!!!)

Twice a year, the needle arts folks get together for five fun (but exhausting) days of classes, meetings, shopping, cocktails, and YARN. It’s our trade show where retailers, teachers, designers, and manufacturers in Yarn, Spinning, Weaving, Needlepoint, and Cross Stitch all get together to see what’s new. Welcome to…

TNNA 2016

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