Tuesday, October 16, 2007

New and Exciting

Since Stash opened, we wanted to support UK yarn companies, especially small dyers. Sometimes this is difficult due to the fact that these guys dye in small quantities, and don't have the supply to sell wholesale. Nathalie came up with the greatest idea, the Yarn of the Month, which will kick off in November. Every month, we will showcase a small yarn company in the UK. We will start off the month with a yarn tasting, where the owner of the company is welcome to come and give an informal talk. There will be sample yarn to 'taste'. Afterwards, their yarns will stay in the shop for the month, giving customers a chance to see yarns that they may have only been able to order online in the past. Novembers Yarn of the Month will be Knit Witches. Come and check them out on 2 November. If you can't make it, you have the whole month to see their offerings!

4 comments:

Fiona said...

Oh no - even more temptation!

Michelle said...

We try our best!

Liz said...

What a great idea! I start working in London on the 5th, just too late for this one, but will be keeping an eye out for future events!

Tricia said...

That is a fantastic idea! I smiled when I read that you had bought some yarn at Knitwitches at Ally Pally, because i ended up with a ton of silk from her stall too. She has gorgeous and unusual colours - the laceweight silk I got reminds me of oil floating on water! I wished I had bought some of her cashmere too, so I will have to drop in next month and see what you've got.