Happy Women's History Month!
You've heard the saying, "A man may work from sun to sun, but a woman's work is never done."
Women have been working with fiber and yarn since pre-historic times, and this work has profoundly affected the entire progress of history. To this day, 80% of garment workers are female (and horribly underpaid), so women's textile work is still not done.
If you are looking for some reading (or listening - yay audiobooks!) on the history of textiles, and often how women's lives have been twisted together with their fiber work, this list of books on Goodreads is a great place to start!
We asked Our Wendy and she says her favorite book on the list is Women's Work: The First 20,000 Years Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times by Elizabeth Wayland Barber. Here's a quote:
“So powerful, in fact, is simple string in taming the world to human will and ingenuity that I suspect it to be the unseen weapon that allowed the human race to conquer the earth, that enabled us to move out into every econiche on the globe during the Upper Paleolithic. We could call it the String Revolution.”You, too, are contributing to the history of women and women's work through your own involvement in the fiber arts (yup, even if you're a dude!).
Happy Women's History Month!
Be well, be safe, be kind!
-Caryn & the Yarnivore crew
Needlepoint Santa's Workshop with Nancy
Saturday, March 27 at 1:30 pm
Need some help with your needlepoint projects? This workshop is a great way to practice your needlepoint, including stockings, ornaments, and decor. Bring your own supplies or buy from Yarnivore (class supplies get 10% discount, make sure to tell the cashier it's for class).
Here's a sweet Easter pattern for the Needlepointers! Needle Delights Originals adorable Easter Bunny, Eggs, and Tulips stitched up using Caron Watercolours, Kreinik Metallic Braid, DMC Pearl Cotton, and Rainbow Gallery Fuzzy Stuff for the bunny tail.
Calling All Cross-Stitchers!
We've got our first ever cross-stitch kits in! Be sure to stop in and check them out!
Hours this week
11-5 Monday-Thursday, Saturday
In-store and online private lessons are available! Please call us at 210-979-8255 to schedule a lesson! Wendy, Dawn, and Nancy M. are all available to help you with your projects! Private Lessons can be scheduled outside of regular hours at the discretion of the teacher.
The Tip Jar
Are you thinking about Spring Cleaning? If you have a yarn or fiber stash, consider sorting it by size, brand, and color and sealing it in ziploc bags. They come in all sorts of sizes and are great for protecting your precious stash from the dreaded m*ths!
For even more safety, after sealing the bags, give each bag 3-5 days in the freezer to kill any m*th eggs that may be hiding inside.
All regular classes are currently on hold until we can safely seat up to 6 students in the classroom. We'll let y'all know when we can offer them again. Until then, we're offering most of our class material in private lessons.
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