knit collage is coming!

Amy from knit collage will be at the shop this Saturday as part of our continuing birthday festivities. Read all about it right here. Amy is the amazing +  talented owner and designer for knit collage, a new yarn company based right here in Boston. We are lucky to have her and are excited that she’s bringing along her spinning wheel to show us her techniques for spinning lovely pieces of trim into her special yarns. Amy sources all of her materials in India where her yarns are hand spun. Welcome Amy!

Posted on March 7th, 2013 by craftygals

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Customer Appreciation Party Thank You!!!

Thanks to all who came out to sip on champagne, eat yummy cupcakes (from our neighbor, Quesqueya Bakery), and show off all your creations during our Customer Appreciation Party. See below for some party photos and check out our Pinterest board for shots of all our crafty customers. We couldn’t have made it through without you and we are so grateful to all!

Next up on our merry month of March calendar is the knit collage trunk show and spinning demonstration. We are thrilled to welcome Amy back to the shop with her rich array of silky delights. She will be spinning for us in the afternoon so be sure to stop on by see how the magic happens. See all the details here.

March 16, 1-4pm, Threadfollower Workshop

March 16, 6:30-9:30pm Seamstress Cassette Release Party

March 23 & 24 Giant, 2 Day Sale

 

Posted on March 6th, 2013 by craftygals

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We are turning TWO in March!

JP Knit & Stitch is turning TWO (!) and we couldn’t be more grateful that we’ve come this far. What started as a dream around a kitchen table (ok, there may have been wine involved), became a reality that we have lived for two-very full-years. As we take this time to thank you, our loyal customers, we’d like to take a moment to honor our founding owner and JP Knit & Stitcher, Jennifer Boyd. Jennifer passed away last August after 18 brave months of fighting breast cancer. She left a fully realized vision in JP Knit & Stitch and we honor her with continuing her mission to provide our community with a crafting space to call their own. Our motto is “a yarn and fabric store with a community soul” and with your help we have been able to be that to our community these last two years. Thank you.

So please join us for a full slate of events throughout the month of March to help us celebrate turning 2:

MARCH 3, 12-5pm Customer Appreciation Party: A celebration of what makes us get up and do this every day: you and your beautiful creations. We will have champagne mimosas, mini cupcakes from our neighbors at Quesqueya Bakery, a wonderful raffle (sweaters worth of O-Wool yarn; a set of interchangeable needles; and a full felt and embroidery kit), a customer slideshow (you didn’t think you could get away that easily did you?), and last, but not least, if you bring in something you have made out of JP Knit & Stitch materials (and let us photo you for our Pinterest Board), we will give you a 10% off coupon.  So come on by!

MARCH 9, 1-4pm, Trunk Show and Spinning Demonstration with knit collage. Amy will be here with her gorgeous yarns and treating us all to a spinning demonstration. Click HERE for all the details.

MARCH 16, 1-4pm, Sewing workshop with Cynthia Treen from Threadfollower. We get all warm and fuzzy inside when we see Cynthia’s adorable felt + embroidery kits. It’s like dreaming of tiny kittens and fluffy puppies. Except there are foxes and birds and a lovely and refined element to it all. Click HERE for all the details and to register [seats are limited, pre-registration is strongly suggested]

MARCH 16, 6:30-9:30pm, Seamstress Cassette Release party. This is new to us and we are thinking it’s going to be fun to have live music in our fabric area. What can we say, their symbol is a pair of scissors and I can’t even tell you what their merch[endise] is (ok, I will…little tiny sewing kits with the Seamstress logo…). Click HERE for more details.

MARCH 23 + 24, all day, 25% off storewide SALE! Last year we were blown away (in a good way) by the number of people who came out for our 1st anniversary sale. Last year it was 25% off all yarn and fabric on one day only. This year we are sweetening the deal and are offering 25% off EVERYTHING IN THE SHOP and we are holding it OVER TWO DAYS. We thought it was the least we could do to say thanks for a great + crafty year.

xo JP Knit & Stitch

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Posted on February 28th, 2013 by craftygals

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JP Knit & Stitch Design Contest

As part of our March birthday festivities, we are holding a DESIGN CONTEST. What’s your favorite thing about having a yarn + fabric store in your neighborhood? What does craft mean to you? We are looking for a fun and inspiring design that celebrates your love of all things crafty. The winning design will be printed on a 100% recycled cotton tote bag (perfect for your JPK&S projects) and the winner will also receive a $50 gift certificate to JPK&S. We are looking forward to celebrating what JP Knit & Stitch means to you. Click here for all the details. (And see Eloise’s lovely design from last year below.)

MARCH 2nd ANNIVERSARY FUN:

–Sunday, March 3rd Customer Appreciation Day! Raffle, Champagne + Cupcakes

–Saturday, March 9th, Trunk Show with Amy from KnitCollage

–Saturday, March 16th, Sewing Workshop with Threadfollower. Click here for more info and to register

–Saturday, March 16th, 6:30-9pm, cassette release party with Seamstress. Click here for more info.

–Saturday & Sunday, March 23 & 24, GIANT STOREWIDE ANNIVERSARY SALE

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Posted on February 21st, 2013 by craftygals

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March is for birthdays + knitting/sewing/crochet classes!

We have just released our March recurring knitting classes. Check them all out right here. We still have a few spots left in some of our fun + project-oriented workshops, including the Design Your Own Sweater Workshop; Winter Cowl Workshop; Cabled Mitts and Legwarmers Workshop.  We have some great sewing classes also starting soon including Jeanne’s popular Sew Liberated Tunic (only 2 spots left!), Quilting Techniques, and 1 Day Woodland Stroll Cape.

Mark you calendars! March is our birthday and we have so, so much planned. Check out our special workshop with Threadfollower Designer Cynthia Treen and our Anniversary Tote Design Contest!

Stay tuned for more details, but Shhh…we have special guests visiting us, a design competition, a cassette release party (!), a giant sale, champagne, cupcakes, and more!

 

Posted on February 12th, 2013 by craftygals

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We are OPEN!

We are open our usual hours today, from 12-5PM. Classes are running on their regular schedule. If you are out and about, please stop by! Happy Snow Day to all!

Posted on February 10th, 2013 by craftygals

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SNOW EMERGENCY – SHOP CLOSING + CLASS CANCELED

The mayor has declared a snow emergency in Boston. This means non-essential businesses are encouraged to close and all non-essential workers are to stay at home. As much as we all think crafting is, in fact, a most essential activity, we are closing early today, at 3:30pm, and will be CLOSED all day tomorrow. Friday afternoon classes are CANCELED as are SATURDAY CLASSES. We will re-open our usual hours on Sunday.

I know many of you have already stocked up on crafty items yesterday and will do so today so we have created a special Pinterst board to showcase your Janaury 2013 SNOW crafts. See the board for crafty ideas here! And if you pin a project or idea, mention us (@@JP Knit & Stitch) and we’ll repin it to our SNOW crafts board!

So do some cooking, make some great crafts, and stay warm + safe.

xxoo from all of us at JP Knit & Stitch

Posted on February 8th, 2013 by craftygals

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To Dye For: New Pattern and Sale!

We’re excited to announce that, for a short time, our selection of Lady Dye yarns is 25% off. These yarns are hand dyed with eco-friendly dyes by local spinner, designer, and knitting–and one of our lovely knitting teachers!–Diane Ivey.

To further sweeten the deal, we are also now carrying Diane’s newest pattern, the Eclectic Cowl. This is a cozy and generous cowl that combines lace and cables for wonderful texture. Stop by the shop to see it knit up! This pattern is included with the purchase of any Lady Dye yarn. You can also buy the pattern separately; it works great with worsted weight yarns.

A selection of Lady Dye's yarns

Posted on February 6th, 2013 by craftygals

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February = NEW CLASSES + WORKSHOPS

A new year brings new ideas, new teachers, new techniques, new inspiration. We are full of new-ness here at JP Knit & Stitch. We’d like to welcome three new teachers to our rooster: Stephanie (whom some of you may know from working in the shop since we opened almost two years ago), joins us as a teacher and we couldn’t be more thrilled that she’s made the leap. She is teaching our 1 Day: Learn to Sew! Crash Course, our Beginning Quilting Techniques class, AND our Beginning Crochet (yes, friends, she does it all!). We also welcome Lynne Salmonsen to our rooster with her Winter Cowl Workshop (the 1st one in January filled up with a wiatlist so we added another) as well as a NEW Cable Knits and Legwarmers Workshop .  And we are so happy to welcome Ashley Rao to team JP Knit & Stitch. Ashley is teaching our very first sweater class, the Custom Fit Yoke Sweater. Ashley comes to us from the world of knitting pattern design so we feel like we are in very good hands!

Along with new teachers we are also adding lots of new classes. Taylor is teaching a fun, 1 day workshop in Liesl’s (of Oliver + S fame) recently published Woodland Stroll Cape Pattern for you sewists out there and Alexis has taken on our Beginning Sewing Tote and Zippered Pouch class. Kelly will be teaching knitting Continental style in our NEW Saturday morning Beginning Knitting class. These join our February continuing classes with the wonderful Allison, Diane, and Nancy. For a list of all our knitting classes click here, our sewing classes click here, and our crochet classes click right here.

We hope everyone is staying warm with noses buried in cozy winter cowls. I know I am thanking Rasta + the stockinette stitch for keeping my kids warm these past few cold and wintery days….perfect weather for knitting!

Posted on January 25th, 2013 by craftygals

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January Classes

We have lots of great classes starting this week and next. Whatever your skill level or interest we have a class for you: from Lynne’s Winter Cowl Workshop to Beginning Knitting on Wednesday morning (Knitting for all Levels). Our Wednesday evening Beginning Knitting class is full, but if you are a returning knitter and want to continue with Alison sign up for the Wednesday evening Alumni class right here. Two kids knitting classes are starting, one on Thursday afternoons and one on Friday afternoons.

If the wonderful world of crochet is what you’re looking for, then Eva’s Beginning Crochet starting next Saturday will be right up your alley. Crochet is fast + fun + great for all sorts of projects.

For sewing classes we have a Children’s Clothing Workshop with Jeanne coming up on Wednesday evenings. There are only two spaces left in our Beginning Quilting class, and Taylor’s ever-popular Sloper Workshop starting mid-month.

January is all about learning new crafts or honing old ones. Join us and don’t forget to check back often as we are still stocking our shelves with great knitting, sewing, and crochet materials and notions.

Posted on January 5th, 2013 by craftygals

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