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What Has Been Happening at Craftworks?

 4/4/23 — NEWSLETTER: Date correction & other great news


Our Trunk show, tasting & give-aways
This month will be 

(not the 7th as previously announced!)
Up next we are bringing back an old favorite Ella Rae's Cozy Alpaca.
The cozy Alpaca is a soft, cuddly, easy-care acrylic/alpaca blend provides great stitch definition for all your worsted-weight knitting and crocheting requirements, and best of all it is machine washable! So think baby garments/ blankets as well as EAZZZY care garments - no felting with this yarn! 

Also launching this month, is Ella Rae's Eco-Tweed. This has to 
be the softest tweed in the world and a dream to work with - it is a DK weight yarn - check it out! I made the Seeking Solace bandana out of the DK paired with Junction Fiber yarn.

As I just mentioned, Junction Fiber Mill yarn will also be on the table, fun fun colorways! Made with 100% American Falkland wool, hand-dyed in small batches and spun in their mill in White River Junction, VT. Each skein is unique.

From Laine du Nord, we have a linen cotton blend for all those summer tees and scarves - a beautiful hand on this yarn as well!
So be sure to join us on Friday April 7th as we launch these fun yarns @ our Trunk Show/ Social knit. 
Windchill shawl, Seeking Solace, Junction Fiber Mill & Upcoming Trunk show of Ella Rae & Laines du Nord yarns.
Time to try something new!  Our new space has allowed us to add a number of new classes. Check out all the non-fiber related workshops: flower arranging, needle felting, painting, embroidery and coming soon, stamping. We also have a wonderful line-up of guests in upcoming Fiberside Chats - names you might not know, but techniques you will recognize! 

There are still openings in several of our  daytime knitting & crochet classes, the April calendar is just as full as it can get. Check it all out.
Combining Yarns, Painting Still Life, Tunisian Crochet & Fiberside Chat w/ Justyna
Wednesday, April 5th is Charity Knit - stop in and join us! 
Reminder Trunk Show/ Social Knit will be the 2nd Friday the 14th not the first, the 7th this month.
Sunday April 9th we will be closed for Easter celebrations. 
Monday April 10th - Makers Clinic - bring in the projects that have you stumped and we will help you get back on track
Tuesday April 11th - Needle Felting bags - really cute make the bag and embellish it! 
Wednesday April 12th - Charity Crochet Group meets ....  join them! 10AM
Here is the Quandry of the week ....  what do you do with leftovers??  I am working on the Striations Shawl (sample for LYS Day) - this version calls for minis ...  and when I follor the pattern I have this little bit (5grms) left before switching to the next color ... so should I:
1) finish with an extra couple of rows and use up the 5 grams or
2) switch colors now as the pattern reads & find something to do such a scrap scarf with the leftover ....  knowing that 5 grams equals about 20 yards.... so my project will be a bit longer or I could drop off a color..... or option 
3) make tassels .....  hmmm - your thoughts?? 
Dates you don't want to miss!!!

Thursdy, April 6th, National Caramel Popcorn Day - Unfortunately, the popcorn has not arrived so we won't have samples for you,  
and of course don't forget LYS Day Saturday, April 29th. A fun swag bag while supplies last and lots of kits & more! 
We wanted to thank you all again!! 
Our life experiences are all different, but our desire to make a positive contribution through our love of making brought us together in the most extraordinary way. Huge appreciation to each and every one of you who supported Team Craftworks in the Knit-athon - together with over 600 knitters around the country, we raised $340,000 to combat hunger and food insecurity and create awareness. Y'all are CHANGE MAKERS!
That equates to 3,400,000 meals to those that are hungry! We raised over $1600 for the team and an additional $650 for the Northborough Food Pantry!! Way to go ladies! & Kudos to Andrea R-W who lasted the FULL 12 hours with us! Thank you all!! 
Yes folks, planning is just about done for our 2nd year of Kraft Club for kids! If you are looking for something creative for your 8-12 year olds this summer you definitely want to check out the schedule! 
Club runs Tues-Thus 8:30-11:30 with all types of creative crafts to keep them busy! 
Week 1: June 27-29
Week 2: July 11-13
Week 3: July 25-27 and
Week 4: Aug 1-3
Note: Although some crafts might vary from week to week, generally the plans are the same
Janet will also be offering a Weaving Workshop for Middle Schoolers, 9AM-noon, Tues-Thurs July 18-20. Seating is limited, so don't wait too long to register! 
Register now for Kid's Club
Do you do some guessing when you block a sweater? One of my tricks: I have the outline of one of my favorite sweaters on a beach towel. Then align my blocking to that shape... no guessing needed, just make adjustments for the shape of your new sweater. 

Dates of Import:
Saturday, April 22, National Take Back Drug Day, drop off any expired, unused drugs @ the Police Station between 10 - 2. 
Friday April 28Northborough Historical Society will be presenting a program on 18th to Early 20th Century Medicine: Doctors and Their Times. These meetings are open to the public so enjoy! 
Ways to enjoy Spring ....  
  • Go for a walk or hike. The fresh air and sunshine will do you good, and you might even get to see some spring flowers blooming.
  • Go bird-watching. Spring is a great time to see birds returning to their nesting grounds.
  • Visit a local farm or nursery. Many farms and nurseries offer spring-themed activities.
  • Have a potluck dinner with friends or family. Have everyone bring a dish that celebrates spring.
  • Do some gardening. Plant some flowers or vegetables, or start a new compost pile.
  • Learn a new skill. Take a knitting/ crochet class, learn a new language, or take up a new hobby.
  • Volunteer your time. There are many organizations that need volunteers in the spring.
  • Spend time with your loved ones. Take a walk, go for a bike ride, or just sit and talk.
  • Relax and enjoy the moment. Spring is a time of renewal and rebirth, so take some time to appreciate the beauty of the season, above all be good to yourself!

3/23/23 — Knit (Crochet)-a-thon for Food

Just days to go ... won't you help us reach our goal, make a donation and plan to join us on Sunday March 26th - 10-10!! 

The Knit-for-Food Knit-a-thon is a 12 hour knitting marathon to raise funds and awareness for food insecurity.
The money we raise will be equally divided between 
Feeding America, World Central Kitchen, 
No Kid Hungry, & Meals on Wheels.

There will be a schedule of zoom programming throughout the day (music, speakers, yoga, stretching, knitting ergonomics, etc.). We’ll hear from each of the four organizations that we’re fundraising for to learn more about the work they’re doing, & we will enjoy each other’s company!

We will start @ 10AM and go till 10PM - join us for as long (or short) a time that you are able.
We hope you are able to make a donation and join us for this event.

Click HERE to make a Donation now


3/17/23 — NEWSLETTER: News & some great reading

3/11/23 — NEWSLETTER: Dates & events you REALLY don't want to miss ... including Rhinebeck question

3/5/23 — NEWSLETTER: Insider news just 4 you - new products/ crafters and more!

 3/2/23 — WOW - here we are @ the beginning of March - and so much new has happened! 

We have created a new space for classes and events, added a number of new knitting & crochet classes to help alleviate some of our waitlist....  and are able to add some new different classes.....  painting ceramics, bringing back floral arranging, and working with some other crafters with other fun options. Mark your calendars to join us for National Handmade Day, Sat April 1st. We are working on setting up some mini-workshops so you can try your hand at something new! 
But I am jumping ahead first is March; Sue will be teaching a workshop on painting a yarn bowl - even if you don't knit, this would make a wonderful gift for a fiber friend! Anne has her decorative painting and has added a Thursday for those of you where Tuesday does not work. 
Our 3rd Friday of the month Book Club group have been having fun reading (well yes,) knitting mysteries. Join them won't you? 
1st Friday of the month 6-8PM we are showcasing new yarns. Stop in, enjoy a 10% discount on your purchase and let us know if this is a yarn we should carry or not! This month was KenYarn from Providence - we still have the show for another 2 weeks so come check it out. Next month (April) we will be featuring Ella Rae's Cozy Alpaca and Eco Tweed.... and then May we have lined up Brooklyn Tweed! Have you purchased a Craftworks Anniversary Tote bag yet? Keep it handy for a special event later in the month.   

2/23/23 — NEWSLETTER: New class space & so many offerings!!

1/29/23 — NEWSLETTER: February is RIGHT around the corner - time to take a class?

1/19/23 — NEWSLETTER: Welcome 2023! Check out what we're offering now .....

01/01/23 -- NEWSLETTER: Gearing up for an AWESOME 2023? Check out how we can help!!

12/31/22 -- NEWSLETTER: NEW Markdowns 4 this LAST DAY of our ANNUAL CLEARANCE - don't miss out!

12/26/22 -- NEWSLETTER: FINALLY it is here - our ANNUAL End Of Year SALE - you don't want to miss discounts up to 75%


12/22 Help us with our 2023 Program planning ... Click here

Have you had fun
 watching our unboxing videos on FB?
We seem to be getting a box of Emma's lovely yarns each week - so many new colors & our mini baskets are overflowing - stop in for some great inspiration and suggestions. We launched Bad Sheep Yarn from North Pole Alaska during LYS Day and it sold out almost immediately - so what else could we do but order a WHOLE BUNCH MORE! and it has arrived, processed and in the system all ready for you! 
Fiberside Chats will be hosting Stephen West on Sunday June 5th (1PM) - watch his trailer here & we will wrap up the year of chats with Marie Greene on Sunday June 19th also @ 1PM 
Chats will be hosting a Virtual Yarn Crawl of the 30+ shops throughout July & August...  15 minute segments of each shop, all over the country & Canada. Just $10 for access to all these chats and lots of great door prizes from our wonderful vendors!!  Watch for more details! 

12/11/22 -- NEWSLETTER: New & Specials for this week - read it all now!

12/05/22 -- NEWSLETTER: Woohoo!! Look what's coming in 2023!!

12/01/22 -- NEWSLETTER: How is your list coming .... we can help

11/27/22 -- NEWSLETTER: Weekend goings on, gift ideas, & more going on .....

11/26/22 -- NEWSLETTER: How to score @ Craftworks this weekend

11/24/22 -- Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family from Craftworks

Whatever is beautiful,
whatever is meaningful,
whatever brings you happiness,
may it be yours this holiday season and throughout the coming year!
Sending you our warm wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving!
May this day be a beautiful reminder of the wonderful things in life, and bring you a wonderful smile! Ande, Staff & Instructors  Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: It must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.”William Faulkner  


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