5.14.20 -- A Good Piece of News
Did you catch the Facebook Video of Janet loving our new yarn order - she is so much fun and full of energy!! Speaking of energy, she is going to be moderating the Secret Handshake Mystery KAL; a continuation of the Sharon Shawl. Clues will be released on Fridays, giving you time to look them over before the Zoom Meeting! Mark your calendars Sunday, at 7PM Join her!!
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How are you doing?? Loving this fall weather - one part of me hates that time is flying by .... and another part of me can't wait for this year to be over - what a challenge it has been!! Together we will get through this!
We are looking forward to the holiday season! Not quite sure what it will look like but we WILL make it work! Starting with our day of FLASH SALES ... remember this? Every 2 hours we put something on sale, from the yarn side and the gift side so be sure to set your alarms and check out this year's deals! Tuesday October 13th.
Much to our chagrin, all the retail gurus and help groups are telling us to get Christmas/ Holiday goodies out now ..... We are working on it but s-l-o-w-l-y .... and we are not forgetting Thanksgiving! So stop in and pick up something fun!
7.28.20 -- How is your summer going?
What has changed? We are staying open on Sundays for all those enjoying Stay-cations! So stop in between 12-4PM.
Lots of new yarns have been arriving, the fall season from Berroco, lots of new Emma colors and new monthly colors from Forbidden Fibers. Be sure to check them out and pattern suggestions - some great ideas for holiday gift giving.
What are you working on? Looking for help choosing your next project .... we have put together a number of kits for you - be sure to check the kit pages.
Our classes have started back up - several have openings - daytime classes are under our canopy (with fans) and evening classes are in the shop (with air conditioning & shop is closed to customers) - register today and get started!
Speaking of looking for help we are; so if you are interested come talk to us!
CUSTOMER-FOCUSED SALES & FIBER ARTS PROFESSIONAL
If you …
• Love to knit/ crochet or any other fiber arts • Are Motivated & Willing To Go The Extra Mile • Are Friendly & Outgoing • Are Detailed & Organized • Have a Burning With A Desire To Help Customers • Want to share this love of the fiber arts
A Really Fun Place to Work! • Flexible work schedule • Being part of a creative team • Paid Training • Continued and ongoing in-house training
Must be a proficient knitter, (Crochet experience a plus); Sales Experience helpful but training is provided …
Craftworks is a handcrafted gift shop, all made in the US and a full-service yarn shop, located in Northborough, MA. We offer gifts, classes, and yarn, and are focused on growing sales through customer service and satisfaction.
Come in today and fill out an application, call for an appointment or e-mail the application found on our About Us page
6.22.20 -- Thank you to everyone who stopped by for the "Re-opening Tailgate"
It was wonderful to see so many of you after our quarantine & ALL your AMAZING projects. Congrats to Katie, Lois & Marci - they won the drawings!!
Just a reminder, we do required social distancing (2 arm lengths) the wearing of masks if SD is not possible, and the use of sanitizer by all. The staff & I will be wiping things down on a regular basis, while sanitizing in the evening.
Classes and Drop-ins have started back up again with strict guidelines: if there are 3 or less folks, you have the option as a group to come into the shop, all others need to meet outside under the canopy with the fresh breeze and the fan.
Lori & Sarah have worked hard to get all the shop inventory up on the website. We are continuing to offer online sales and curbside pick-up options. Marsha came in and has created a new Virtual Tour - check it out!!
We continue to receive a number of boxes weekly, wooden puzzles, more shirts from Jess 'n Jane, new yarn from Alegira (Manos), Emma, Berroco & of course Plymouth. All these new yarns have inspired new kits that now available on the website as well ... remember you can always swap out the colors or make up your own kit.
Looking forward to seeing you in the shop soon!
6.12.20 --- Re-opening TAILGATE Party (w/ Social Distancing!)
5.29.20 -- Reopening Information
June is right around the corner …. That means we are getting closer to opening ..…..
We are working diligently towards our Phase 2 opening which is currently set for June 8th. This date is fully dependent on the data trends continuing to move in the right direction. In the meantime, we will continue to ship orders out, do curbside pick-up, and local (Northboro) delivery. Current shop hours are Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri 10-3, and by appointment on Saturdays.
Our goal is to open the store on Monday June 8th, after Governor Baker’s press conference. We will announce our opening status on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages following Governor Baker’s announcement. Once open, we will be maintaining our regular hours: Mon – Fri 10-5, Sat 10-4 and Sunday 12-4. To start, we will not remain open any evenings except for classes.
We will all be wearing masks or shields, and you will be required to wear one as well. We will be able to provide you with a disposable mask if you don't have one, ($1 donation). Cloth ones will be available for sale from our quilters/ seamstresses. If you have an underlying health issue that makes wearing a mask difficult or impossible, we encourage you to shop online or arrange curbside pick-up.
For your safety and comfort, we will be social distancing as much as possible when helping you choose yarn, reviewing your patterns and helping to fix issues with your work. At this time, we are not planning on having one-way directions in the shop, but will limit the number of customers in the shop at one time.
We are in the process of obtaining canopies large enough to accommodate our classes and social knitting outside weather permitting and as you are comfortable attending. Our Zoom social meetings will continue as requested, as will some of our virtual classes/ workshops.
While the CDC recently announced they no longer feel surface to human transfer of the virus is likely, we will be sanitizing high traffic surfaces prior to opening, during business hours, and again after closing. Bottles of hand sanitizers will be located around the shop, you will be asked to sanitize your hands as you enter the store, we will be happy to pump for you should you wish as these are not touchless.
We will accept returns, per our normal policy (they will be quarantined prior to being put back out for sale), we will wind your yarn as needed/ requested, you will be asked to sit outside, or come back later to pick the skeins up.
We miss you all and cannot wait to welcome you back! It is imperative we do so within the guidelines set by Governor Baker as we want all of you and our awesome team to be safe. We will continue to update you as we get closer to our reopening date.
Thanks for all your support, stay safe!