Welcome to Yarns by Design
Yarns by Design offers you over 2,000 square feet of fiber arts shopping fun. If you're in the neighborhood, stop by…if you can only visit us through this Web site be assured that our goal is to keep expanding.
Find Us on Facebook
Yarns by Design now has a facebook page. "Like us" and be the first to know when something new comes in! I'll also post announcements about events we're hosting or vending at, so you can plan your fiber show travels.
Yarn Bowl Workshop
Here's your chance to customize your own yarn bowl! On Sunday, May 1, The Fire Escape has offered to come to the shop and teach us how to paint a ceramic yarn bowl. The Fire Escape is a paint your own pottery studio in Oshkosh. They’ll take the bowls back to the studio, do a final glaze and fire them. If you can't make it back to the shop to pick up your bowl, we can ship it to you. The class will be 1:30 – 3:00PM. Register by April 15, if you’re interested. Prices range from $26 to $40 for the class (depending on the size of the bowl) and shipping will be an extra $7.50.
Second Annual Rites of Spring: Fiber Frolic
|We're thinking about Spring! Visit Yarns by Design and 14 other fiber shops, farms, boutiques and cafes during the 2016 Fiber Frolic. The shops are located from Appleton to Cedar Grove, Lake Winnebago to Lake Michigan. Coffee shops and cafes will be ready to fuel your trip along the way. And, since it's springtime, you'll meet lots of adorable sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas, bunnies and all their babies! Find all the details and a map on the Rites of Spring Fiber Frolic website.|
Spring Midwest Masters on April 29, 30 and May 1
This year's workshops feature classes with Lucy Neatby, Beth Brown-Reinsel, Gwen Bortner and Theresa Schabes. The schedule and the homework/supply lists are posted. You can register on-line, by phone or in the shop. See you in April!
Check Out What's New
Summer sock yarn is here! Check out Opal's Cotton Premium sock yarn is a blend of superwash wool, cotton, and polyamide in muted summer stripes. Opal is always a favorite yarn. Comfort Sock is nylon and acrylic. No wool! It has long color repeats for self striping socks - or hats or baby sweaters or anything that calls for a fingering weight yarn. And if getting socks to match is your thing, try Regia's Pairfect Cotton. It comes with a starter thread to show you where to start the second sock for matching stripes on each sock. In cotton, polyamide, and polyester, it's soft and "pairfect" for summer.
Pima Lino Lace is a new laceweight yarn that is 60% cotton and 40% linen. The cotton makes it soft to knit with and linen gives it a rustic look.
Another summer fiber is from Hemp for Knitting, called Hempton. It's a DK weight blend of cotton, hemp, and modal. Great for dishcloths, baby sweaters, or summer tops.
Looking for a new sock or shawl yarn? Sprout from Fiber Seed comes on 150 gram skeins - plenty of yarn for a pair of mens socks or to use as the main color in the Cameo Shawl. It comes in bright, clear variegated or solid colorways.
Mark Your Calendar
|April 29, 30 and May 1||Midwest Masters Weekend|
April 29, 30 and May 1
|Rites of Spring Fiber Frolic|