Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Dye class

I am happy to announce that on May 5,6,7 we will be having Joan Strausbaugh teaching a dye class here at Grant Street Woolworks. The time will be from 9:00-3:30 all three days. If you are at all interested, please contact me at and I will add your name to the list. The class is filling up fast, so get your name in soon.

The cost will be $135.00 for the three days, and we are asking for a non refundable deposit of $30.00. Joan will be covering many different ways to dye wool. She will be providing hand-outs with tons of useful information pertaining to dyeing. It will be a hands on class. You don't want to miss it! Drinks and dessert will be provided. All we ask you to bring is a bagged lunch.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Thursday's Hook-in

The hook-in yesterday took a different turn. As I was going to go to the shop yesterday I thought, I better make plenty of room because a lot of people said they were coming today. Well the weather report changed some of that and we had a completely different crowd! First to arrive was Thelma and Naomi. They usually go to the Cumberland Valley Hook-ins the last Monday of every month at the Falling Springs Church in Chambersburg 10-2. Very nice group of ladies. Brenda Killian and Kim from the Black Sheep Group in East Berlin came in next from York, Pa. Then Deb and Lori from Chambersburg and Dianna and Sue from Hagerstown. Kathy was the first to arrive as usual but left at 3:30. Next came two ladies from Chambersburg Hospital (newbies) straight from work Linda and Linda. These ladies knew Pat and also knew of her many talents! A little later Nancee shows from Carisle, Pa. I kept checking for the snow that was predicted but we got just a dusting last night. Sorry no pictures, I had thought about it at one point and just didn't have time. Not that I am a picture taker anyways!

The shop got a lot of new wools in the past 2 weeks so we now have over 250 different textured wools washed and ready to hook! Plus Kathy's over dyed wools, Doris Aymar's beautiful abrashed wools and dipped dyed.

Hope everyone has a happy week and hope to see you next week! Just think Spring, Linda

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wool, wool and more wool..........

Just a note to say the hook-in is still on for tomorrow, Jan.9. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and will be blessed with a healthy and happy new year.

There are some new items in the shop and we are proud to say we sell the Beeline-Townsend cutters and cassettes. We have sold three so far and everyone seems to be very pleased. There is a slight change in the color of the cutter body and the caddy is is more like a tool box that has an insert for your cassettes and hooking tools. The cutter is protected in the caddy with foam cut to the size of the cutter. Very nicely done! We also got 10 different new wools of Rebecca Erb's and 14 new wools coming tomorrow or Friday of Heavens to Betsy's. The new wools are all so beautiful. The shop also carries some of the wools now from American Woolens.

Hope to see you soon!

Peace to all,
Linda Keller

Friday, September 10, 2010

Red Salt Box Class

The class for the Red Salt Box which is owned and taught by Wendy Miller has been postponed.  Wendy and I will try and reschedule again this coming spring.   Between the economy, everyone's busy lives and
personal conflicts we had no alternative.  Please follow our websites for a further date.

Our weekly hook-in hosted 16 people including several new hookers.  Some people were planning new projects and others finnishing older ones.  Kathy, who is a regular at the Thursday hook-ins was working on her items for the East Berlin show this weekend .  It is called Colonial Days and is  located on Main Street East Berlin.  She was very nice to take my business cards, fliers and wool to welcome new people to rug hooking.  Thank you Kathy and hope you have a wonderful show and most of all a wonderful time with friends.

This week we received new wool from Heavens to Betsy and it is all beautiful and is going fast.  We are now offering beginner hooking kits which includes a picture, pattern, hook, wool, Chibi needles, instuctions and yarn for finnishing the project.  Many people have come into the shop and have asked if we have kits for beginners, so I hope this will encourage others to share the joy of hooking with friends.

For all of you that were going to attend the class I extend my apologies.  Thank you for your interest and support.

Linda Keller