After the rush of the holidays, we could all use a little break. The Studio+Shop will be closed for Winter Break from December 23 through January 1. Business resumes Wednesday, January 2!
— Last day to shop in 2018 — Saturday, December 22 from 10 am to 3 pm
When we come back, posted hours will be changing slighting. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday will be expanding an hour. Thursday will be for appointments and workshops only. You can still schedule appointments for classes and private lessons any time Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.
Tuesday + Friday : 11 am to 4 pm Wednesday : 11 am to 7 pm Thursday: Appointment only Saturday : 10 am to 3 pm
Celebrating 11 years, the Yarn Discovery Tour provides fiber enthusiasts the opportunity to visit 19 amazing yarn shops throughout Northeast Ohio. This will be the first time Gwen Erin Natural Fibers is participating! We are the most eastern stop on the tour and easy to find just off I-80 (exit 234). If you are coming from Pennsylvania, we’re a great place to start.
During the tour, September 4 thru September 22, the Studio will be open special hours: Tuesday 12 PM – 4 PM Wednesday 12 PM – 7 PM Thursday & Friday 11 AM – 6PM Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM
How does the Tour work?
Purchase a $8 passport at any
participating shop & receive a free souvenir tote bag. Passports
available for purchase beginning Tuesday, August 21 and continuing
through the 2018 YDT.
2018 Yarn Discovery Tour begins Tuesday, September 4 and concludes Saturday, September 22.
a minimum of $10 from any participating shop and receive that shop’s
free YDT pattern and entry into that shop’s Prize Basket drawing ($100+
When you make your purchase, receive a passport stamp
from that shop as well as their pin for your souvenir totebag. Visit a
few shops or visit them all!
Collect 5, 10, 15 or all 19 passport stamps and be entered into YDT Prize Basket drawings as well.
YDT will draw 4 winners from all shoppers with 5 passport stamps, 2
winners for all shoppers with 10 and 15 passport stamps and 1 Grand
Prize Winner from shoppers with all 19 passport stamps. Shoppers with 5,
10 or 19 passport stamps not already winning a YDT Prize Basket, will
be entered in a Last Chance Drawing.
Shoppers with all 19 passport stamps will also receive a free I Did It All souvenir.
winners will be drawn and notified the week after the YDT concludes.
Winners of shop prize baskets pick those up from the shop itself.
Winners of YDT Prize Baskets may pick those up from their shop of
Winners will be posted on the website as soon as possible after the YDT concludes.
For several years my business card has said “lessons”, which of course prompts people to ask, “You teach knitting? I’ve always wanted to learn how to knit!” And I mumble something vague in return and then nothing ever happens after that. I have never really pursued the lessons/classes aspect of knitting and spinning for a few reasons. The main reason was money and then after that things just escalate. How much to charge? Do I force them to come to my chaos house or do I waste my gas driving to them? Do we meet in some neutral middle place like a Panera? What about follow up classes? What if I can’t teach them? What if I’m actually just a bad teacher? From there I spiral into self-doubt. And inactivity.
With the new Shop in operation, I have decided to give classes a genuine effort. It provides a central space to hold them, so location is no longer a sticking point. And for some reason having that issue resolved makes me more confident to move forward with the rest of it!
We’re starting this month with Beginner Spindle Spinning Thursdays at 2 pm. Dates are July 9, 16, and 23. They will resume again in August. These afternoon classes will be $15. We will be using a Turkish spindle which you will have the option to purchase at the end of class.
Starting on August 12 I will teach Knitting Basics on Wednesdays at 10 am. We will cover casting on, binding off, knitting, and purling (time permitting). This first intro class is $15 and includes needles and yarn. Follow up instruction will be $10 per lesson. You can drop in or email me to reserve a spot (firstname.lastname@example.org).