More Women's History!
We're halfway through March — women's history month. Here's a tidbit of women and fiber history: Did you know that colonial women protested British taxation by choosing to make their own textiles instead of buying British goods? This effort included competitive spinning bees, to see who could make the most yarn.
In other colonial resistance, one woman, Molly "Old Mom" Rinker, used balls of yarn to hide information about British troop movements. She would pass these balls to Washington's troops while pretending to knit.
Later in American history, Sojourner Truth taught emancipated slaves several crafts, including knitting, so they could support themselves. Today, craftwork feeds our minds, spirits, and bodies.
As crafters, none of this surprises us, right? Makers make history. :)
Happy Women's History Month!
-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).
Featured Pattern & Yarn
It seems that the sun has reasserted itself and San Antonio is on its way to a warm spring and summer. Layering is essential to stay comfortable in the chill mornings and hot afternoons, and this adorable tank top is a GREAT way to layer. My Little Secret Crop by Jessie Mae Martinson is usually $3, but the designer has made it available for free, in a pay-what-you-can format. We love that, since we've all had to cut back during the COVID crisis. What yarn? It's written for a DK yarn, and MadTosh Farm Twist would be perfect! Want to try Tosh Sock instead? The pattern suggests holding two strands of fingering-weight yarn together.
Take care of your skin with Nuluv! This woman-owned Texas small business uses their own goats' milk to make soap, lotion, and lip balm. We've just restocked so we have your favorite scents and flavors back in stock!
11-5 Monday-Thursday, Saturday
We'll be CLOSED on Easter, Sunday April 4!
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
Today's tip is to stop in the shop for any yarn-craft-related question at all. Can't figure out how to re-twist a skein? We'll show ya! Need to know what row you're on in that pattern you put down 6 months ago? We'll figure it out for ya! Unsure what needles/hook/sett to use for this yarn? One of us probably knows!
We are here to help you achieve success in your crafting adventures!
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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