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Tea Towels To Risk Your Life For….

I woke up to a snow storm!  Can you believe it?  We haven’t had any snow yet this year at all, but of course it is a tradition to have a major snow during the Arts Market.  After all, it wouldn’t be any fun unless you had to risk your life to see all the lovely scarves, ornaments, and tea towels.  And if there was ever a tea towel worth risking your life for, it will be found at the Textile Arts Market.

I’ve spent the entire week getting ready for the Textile Arts Market and it is finally here.  I love this day even though it seems to always snow.  Last night I was up until about 1 am putting the finishing touches on the ornaments I’d made and getting everything tagged and inventoried.  Now I’m ready, though dragging from sleep deprivation.

Join me at The Textile Arts Market!

2009 TEXTILE ARTS MARKET
PRINCE CENTER, CALVIN COLLEGE CAMPUS

Friday, December 4, 2009 5p to 8p
Saturday, December 5, 2009 10a to 4:30p

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From the North (Cadillac and/or Big Rapids Area):
Take US 131 South to I-96. Take I-96 East toward Lansing to the East Beltline (Exit# 38). The exit will immediately be after I-196 merges with I-96. Take a right at the traffic light and go south on the East Beltline for 3 miles (4 traffic lights). Exit to the right onto Calvin College ‘s campus (just before the Bridge Walkway). Follow the signs to the Prince Conference Center.

From the North West (Muskegon Area):
Take I-96 East toward Lansing to the East Beltline (Exit# 38). The exit will immediately be after I-196 merges with I-96. Take a right at the traffic light and go south on the East Beltline for 3 miles (4 traffic lights). Exit to the right onto Calvin College ‘s campus (just before the Bridge Walkway). Follow the signs to the Prince Conference Center.

From the West (Holland/South Haven Area):
Take I-196 East toward Grand Rapids to the East Beltline (Exit# 38). The exit will immediately be after I-196 merges with I-96. Take a right at the traffic light and go south on the East Beltline for 3 miles (4 traffic lights). Exit to the right onto Calvin College ‘s campus (just before the Bridge Walkway). Follow the signs to the Prince Conference Center.

From The South (Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Area):
Take US131 North to Burton Street (Exit# 82). Go east on Burton Street about 4 miles to just before the East Beltline (10 traffic lights from the Expressway). You will see the Calvin College entrance sign on your left. Follow the signs to the Prince Conference Center.

From the East (Lansing/Detroit Area):
Take I96 west to the 28th Street (Exit# 43a). Go west on 28th Street about 3 miles to the East Beltline . Take a right on the East Beltline and go north about a mile (4 traffic lights). Exit to the right (after the Bridge Walkway) for Calvin College and follow the signs to the Prince Conference Center.

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The New Shop is Open (Mostly!)

You know when a big project seems like it won’t be that big… and it turns out to be even bigger than you’d imagined possible?  Well, that is what it is like moving a fiber artisan store and studio into your home.

My family was tired of my being gone so much and we had a buyer for our commercial building… so why not move the business to the house.  After all, we live downtown and we have plenty of room… maybe I can offer more hours and expand my product line too. 

I picture my kids helping me wind skeins of yarn and card roving.  We all sit in a circle by the fire and spin on Sunday afternoon.  The dog lays peacefully at my feet and my dining room is always ready to receive guests and students.

THEN I WAKE UP!

First I have to make a space.  The side porch is perfect.  It is light and breezy and actually bigger than the space I had before.  It is also a major disaster area as it has served as our families catch all for the last 5 years. 

Then there is the parking.  My husband’s collection of junker cars has got to go!  (This is the good part!) Woo Hoo!!

Now we are in the middle of moving and organizing.  I took a few pictures after stage one and posted them on the website.  www.yarn2spin.com

At this moment I have had a relapse with a sudden onslaught of stuff brought from the old location.  It arrived faster than I could put it away.  But hopefully by Thursday, the next Knit -n- Spin, I’ll be ready for the public once again.

Find out when we meet at http://www.meetup.com/Greenville-Knit-n-Spin/  Class schedules too!

 

See the New Selection of Michigan Made Shepherd’s Wool yarn!!

shepwoolallcolors 

 

2009 – The International Year of Natural Fibers

Yarn 2 Spin strives to provide quality fibers to textile artisans.   Spinners, Weavers, Knitters, Felters and Crocheters can all find unique fibers to feed their creativity.  95% of the fibers we sell are natural fibers.  We strive to obtain products that are grown and processed with environmentally responsible methods.  Visit the online store to see what we have:   Yarn 2 Spin Store

We are very excited that the UN has declared 2009 as The Year of The Natural Fiber.  This video will show the production and uses of natural fibers around the world and how the industry is changing to meet the demands of today’s market.