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17 Nov Clementine KAL Update

Hello from KAL Headquaters! We've stitched our way through the first half of the Clementine KAL and are having a blast together as we enjoy the color changes of this sumptuous yarn and the company of so many knitters who are brightening the shop each Friday with their kindness, laughter, and treats! We can't forget the treats. Here are some hot tips that...

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20 Oct Fall 2016 JPKS KAL Launch: Spincycle Yarn’s Clementine Cowl

Have you felt that chill settling into the air? Have you smelled that familiar crisp fall scent? It can only mean two things: 1. Someone somewhere is going to regret gorging on pumpkin flavored everything 2. Knitters will be rolling up their sleeves and diving into some Serious Levels of Projecting In honor of this special time in the knitting calendar, we're launching our Fall 2016...

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17 May #MMMay16 Maker Profile: Crista Jaeckel

We are celebrating Me Made May all month long! Each week Kate Herron, JPK&S sewing and embroidery teacher, will interview one of our sewing teachers about their Me Made May makes. This week we check in with Crista Jaeckel, JP Knit & Stitch kids sewing teacher (Crista is pretty much our most loving and patient sewist so this is a very good...

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10 May #MMMay16 Maker Profile: Taylor McVay

We are celebrating Me Made May all month long! Each week Kate Herron, JPK&S sewing and embroidery teacher, will interview one of our sewing teachers about their Me Made May makes. This week we check in with Taylor McVay, founder of the indie pattern company, Blueprints for Sewing. See HERE for more info about Me Made May and ways YOU can join in...

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02 May #MeMadeMay & JP Knit & Stitch

It’s Me Made May guys [photos here are all from Me Made May 2015] and we’d like you to join us! We’ve all been getting excited for spring sewing season here in the shop—eyeing the patterns and fabric that are begging to be paired together and thinking about what creative sewing challenges we’ll set for ourselves. Read about our Me Made...

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04 Mar Kate #wip: Monogamy or Polygamy?

Next up on our tour of JPK&S staffer #wip (works in progress) is Kate Noe. Kate works in the shop on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and Sundays. She is a pattern detective, a serial projecter, an enthusiastic supporter of any project you are working on, and a passionate crafter. Here's a peak at her #w(s)ip: I've often heard there are two...

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05 Aug Summer Days

We can't believe it's August! Summer is still here and we are wringing every moment that we can from it - hope you are too! Though we are knee deep in Fall planning - new yarns, new classes, new teachers - there is still lots of crafty fun to be had in the shop this month! Freedom Trail KAL - Join...

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25 Jun Me Made May Interview

The lovely and talented Janice won the JP Knit & Stitch Me Made May Instagram contest. Me Made May is a celebration of all things handmade. Crafty folks from around the world post photos of their handmade goodness throughout the month of May. We sat down with Janice to chat about her crafty life. Here are the highlights: How did you...

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02 Jun #be inspired – June!

Are you a knitter, sewer, quilter, embroiderer, chef, urban homesteader - all of the above? Whatever  manner of crafty maker you are, we have a beautiful book or magazine or quarterly to inspire your next project (edible or otherwise..check out the fiddlehead fern recipe in the latest lovely issue of our very local Maine based quarterly, Taproot). We file this...

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23 Jan Start Felting!

Due to popular demand JP Knit & Stitch now carries a wonderful selection of felting supplies.  We now have everything you need to start this fun and easy craft. Get inspired by checking out our new felting book, with the very appropriate title: Wool Buddies: 20 Irresistible Simple Needle Felting Projects. ...

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