Things have been so amazingly busy since the store location opened that I haven't had a chance to post here! Nearing the end of the year seems like a good time for an update.
The brick and mortar location has been amazing! More than I ever could have imagined. I love every aspect of the shop - even the paperwork and planning means I get to meet new people and learn new things. Craft nights have been so much fun! And every new Maker or Teacher that comes by just adds to the awesomeness. I knew I would enjoy the store, but I did not know how much I would just absolutely love it all. And we have a suggestions box if there is something you'd like to see that we don't have yet!
We will be adding a new bulky base in January! I've been dying as much as I can to make sure we have a lot of color options when those are released. But don't forget that we do dyed to order on any Rebel Purl color. Right now I am dying every Monday and most Tuesdays after my day job. With the heat going inside, this means orders are mostly dry and ready by the following Saturday. Bulky takes just a bit longer to dry, so those are more likely ready by the following Wednesday.
For the rest of December, we have a donation bin for the MCHA in the shop. Bring by your donations when you stop in to craft or grab a gift. We will also be doing a special crafting day on January 17th to make items for their animals.
We are planning to move the Watch Alongs to an In Store Movie Night. We won't be able to announce the movies ahead of time, but starting January 14th, we will watch a movie each Friday night until we choose the inspirations for 2022's 13 Days of Halloween.
Starting in February, every other Saturday evening will be a KAL in store for Stephen West's Slipstravaganza Blanket. If you want to join in, we have purchasing options ranging from just the pattern all the way up to all the tools and yarn required for either a large or small version. Check out flyers in the store for more info. Or just bring your own blanket by on those evenings and knit with us!
The Rebel Purl Yarn Club for 2022 is called Mother Forkers - inspired by The Good Place. The full year is closed for pre-orders, but quarterly options will pop up in the future. Each pre-order includes an inspired stitch marker as well. Or you can grab the colors each month as they are released.
If you are a local maker and would like to either grab a spot in the shop or do a trunk show, email me or drop by! And if you would like to share your knowledge in a class, email me about scheduling. We're finding that Saturdays seem better for signups, but we can work with your scheduling as much as possible. If you are a designer and would like to work together with Rebel Purl yarns, feel free to drop in or email. QRG@rebelpurl.com
If you want something we don't currently carry in store, let us know! One of our suppliers might have it available as a special order. Currently we are also open for special orders of Cascade. Any Cascade color or base available but not in the store can either be purchased on it's own (this would be a minimum of 1 package and include shipping costs) or along with our order (no shipping cost for you). We are making our next store Cascade order at the end of December.
We are trying to do the Learn to Knit: Washcloth class at least once a quarter for just the cost of supplies to try to make knitting more accessible. We also have a scholarship fund so anyone can try a new thing - ask about this in the shop if you want to apply to use it or if you'd like to donate funds for someone to use.
We will have a beginner 1 skein shawl class coming up,as well as another class with Bur Oak Studio in February! If there is a class you'd like to see, just let us know or put it into the suggestions box.
We are always looking at the hours the shop is open. If there would be a different day you would like to see, please let us know. Next time we discuss hours we will check out all suggestions.
All the crafters who have come by - thank you so much for your support! And just your general awesomeness. Everyone has been so amazing about masking and safety, as well as just being kind and sharing the gorgeous things you are making. And I love it all! So keep up the creativity. And let me know if I can do anything for you.