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Wednesday
Oct032012

Reminder! 2012 New York City Yarn Crawl is this Weekend!

We're only three days away from the 4th Annual NYC Yarn Crawl! Get ready to explore the city and to celebrate your yarn infatuation with free prizes, raffles, a scavenger hunt, and so much fun!

WHAT: The New York City Yarn Crawl!

WHEN: This weekend! Saturday, Sunday and Monday; October 6th, 7th and 8th. Purl Soho's shop hours will be 11am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday, and 12pm-7pm on Monday.

WHO: You, your friends, and 10 of New York City's most exciting yarn shops, including Purl Soho! 

WHERE: All over New York City, from Brooklyn to Central Park to Soho!

HOW: Click here for all the details.

Join the Yarn Crawl's free raffle for a gigantic prize basket filled to the brim with lots of yarn, knitting patterns, books, knitting needles, crochet hooks, kits and more! Featuring goodies from Berroco, Classic Elite, Knitter's Pride, Louet, Skacel, Potter Craft, Tahki Stacy Charles, Vogue Knitting, Rowan, and more!

There will also be a super scary scavenger hunt starring the beloved creatures of MochiMochi LandVisit every participating shop during the three-day Crawl, find all of the "clues", and you could win an additional prize! For more details about the scavenger hunt just click here.

And at Purl Soho's Manhattan store, Manos del Uruguay's handspun Clasica Semi Solids and Multi Colors will be 20% off, and the always stylish waxed canvas Brave Brown Bags will be 40% off all weekend long! 

We will be hosting our own free raffle too! Every customer will be entered to win prizes from: Jade Sapphire, Blue Sky Alpacas, Cascade Yarns, Swans Island, Anzula, Madeline Tosh, Brooklyn Tweed, Knit Collage, Manos del Uruguay, Skacel, STC Craft | Melanie Falick Books, Unicorn, Monterey Bay Spice Company, Bellocq Teas, and more!

We don't want to spoil all the surprises, so be sure to visit us this weekend for the Yarn Crawl!

View the official NYC Yarn Crawl website here, and view our full 2012 Yarn Crawl post here. Can't wait to see you!

Saturday
Sep292012

The 2012 Yarn Crawl at Purl Soho!

What better way to kick off fall than with a self-guided tour of New York City's finest yarn shops? It's time for the 2012 Yarn Crawl! Come explore the city and discover its vibrant knitting community this Columbus Day weekend

WHAT: The 4th Annual New York City Yarn Crawl! Raffles, gifts, discounts, scavenger hunts, and tons of free fun!

WHEN: Saturday, Sunday and Monday; October 6th, 7th and 8th. Purl Soho's shop hours will be 11am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday, and 12pm-7pm on Monday.

WHO: You, your friends, and 10 of New York City's most exciting yarn shops, including Purl Soho! 

WHERE: All over New York City, from Brooklyn to Central Park to Soho!

HOW: Click here for all the details. 

All along the Yarn Crawl you'll find special discounts and prizes, great opportunities to meet fellow yarn enthusiasts, and chances to win a free Yarn Crawl raffle. This year's big prize baskets are filled with goodies from the official Yarn Crawl SponsorsBerroco, Classic Elite Yarns, Interweave, Lantern Moon, Louet, Skacel, Rowan, Potter Craft, Knitter's Pride, Karabella Yarns, STC Craft | Melanie Falick Books, Westminster Fibers and more. 

And don't miss the super fun Yarn Crawl scavenger hunt! The stars of the 2012 hunt will be the monsters of MochiMochi LandVisit every participating shop during the three-day Crawl, find all of the "clues", and you will be entered to win an additional prize! For more details about the scavenger hunt just click here.

Purl Soho will also be hosting our own free raffle with prizes from Jade Sapphire, Blue Sky Alpacas, Cascade Yarns, Swans Island, Monterey Bay Spice Company and more. Plus, everyone who attends the Yarn Crawl at Purl Soho will receive a great gift!

On top of that, Purl Soho will celebrate the weekend with very special discounts. One of our most loved yarns, Manos del Uruguay's Clasica Handspun Semi Solids and Multi Colors, will be 20% off all weekend long. With a rustic texture that's perfect for felting, this gorgeous worsted weight wool is a super popular fall favorite!

Also on sale at 40% off during Yarn Crawl Weekend, Brave Brown Bags are always stylish and hardworking! Designed to replicate the classic grocery store paper bags, these beautiful bags are formed by hand in a sturdy eco cotton canvas. They're the perfect way to tote your haul from shop to shop!  

While Purl Soho opens an hour early on Saturday and Sunday, the Yarn Crawl extends into the night with post-Crawl rendezvous spots so you can share your best yarn tales and meet kindred spirits! So, if you are in New York, around New York or can get to New York, we hope to see you for the annual festivities of the Yarn Crawl! 

To find all participating stores and event information, please visit the New York Yarn Crawl right here!

Wednesday
Aug012012

Purl Soho's Tenth Anniversary Sale: 20% Off Everything!

It is hard to believe that ten years ago today we swung open the door to our first tiny shop. Packed full of the most beautiful natural fibers we could find, we crossed our fingers that people walking by might notice our little jewel box of a store. And you did!

Since then, of course, Purl Soho has grown in size and scope, now occupying a spacious, light-filled shop on Broome Street and catering to needlecrafters of every ilk, but our roots remain the same. We still comb the world for supplies that nourish our souls, and we still thrive on the friendship of our customers. Every single day we are inspired by you, your creativity and perseverance, your dedication and loyalty.

So, it is with deep gratitude and joy that we announce Purl Soho's first ever storewide sale! We have never put all of our inventory on sale (and it may another ten years before we do it again!), so don't miss this special opportunity!

Tenth Anniversary Sale!

What: Everything is 20% off its regular or sale price! Yarn, fabric, knitting needles, books, notions, patterns, kits, needlepoint supplies... everything! (Okay, gift certificates and classes aren't on sale. So, almost everything...) 

When: The sale is going on now and ends Sunday, August 5th at 6pm, EST.

Where: At our New York City store at 459 Broome Street and online at www.purlsoho.com.  The California warehouse will be closed to the public while we catch up with orders.  We will reopen on Wednesday 8/8

How: If you're shopping online, please be sure to enter the code word TENTH when you're checking out. If you forget, you will not be charged the sale price and we won't be able to refund you the difference, so this is IMPORTANT!

To get started shopping right now, just click here. And thank you so much for a decade of crafting together. You are the best customers in the world! Thank you! -Joelle, Jennifer, Page and the whole Purl Soho team

Tuesday
Jul172012

Reminder: Launch Party for Liberty of London's New Lifestyle Collection!

Mark your calendars! Purl Soho is hosting the launch party for Liberty of London's new Lifestyle collection this Thursday from 6 to 7pm. We hope you'll join us in celebrating Liberty's first line of fabrics specially designed for crafting and patchwork. Made with all the love we expect from Liberty of London, the Lifestyle collection brings its own fresh pop with punchy florals, super cute feedsacks, and wild paisleys. Come get a sneak peak and a jump-start your stash!

The Party

When: Thursday, July 19th from 6 to 7pm

Where: Purl Soho, 459 Broome Street, New York City

We'll be toasting to the Lifestyle collection with an amazing cocktail mixed up by Heidi Johannsen Stewart, co-owner of the extraordinary tea atelier, Bellocq. Her special summery creation will combine Bellocq's refreshing herbal blend, Le Hammeau, with a light Prosecco. It's the perfect introduction to Bellocq, whose out-of-this-world teas we are now proud to carry at Purl Soho! 

The Giveaways

Three lucky partygoers will each win a giant fabric bundle that includes all 55 Lifestyle fabrics! In addition, Liberty has generously provided goodies so everyone will have something to walk away with!

And if you can't join us. . . 

Two lucky online readers will also receive a Lifestyle fabric bundle that includes all 55 fabrics! To enter, leave a comment on this post by 7pm EST on Thursday telling us what you would make with all of this beautiful fabric. Remember to leave a working email address on the comment form so we can contact you if you win (please be assured that your email address won't be public and we promise not to share it with anyone!)!

We hope to see you at the celebration this Thursday!  

Friday
Jul062012

Launch Party for Liberty of London's New Lifestyle Collection at Purl Soho!

Purl Soho is having a party for Liberty of London and you’re invited! Join us for the official launch party of Liberty of London’s beautiful new Lifestyle Collection, the first fabric from the historic mill intended for crafting and patchwork. The Lifestyle Collection combines fresh, punchy colors and lively designs with the attention to detail that has made Liberty a timeless classic for more than a century. 

The Party  

When: July 19th from 6 to 7pm

Where: Purl Soho, 459 Broome Street, New York City

Please join us for a little inspiration, a good time, and great company!

As a special treat for the party, the extraordinary local tea company, Bellocq, will be mixing up some delicious tea-based cocktails! Heidi, Bellocq's co-owner, will be on hand to personally serve up her unique refreshments and to talk tea!

The Prizes

Three lucky partygoers and two online readers will each win a giant fabric bundle that includes all 55 fabrics in the Lifestyle Collection (stay tuned to the Purl Bee for details on how to get your name entered)! In addition, Liberty has generously provided goodies so everyone will have something to walk away with!

If you can’t join us. . . 

You can pre-order your Liberty Lifestyle fabric right here. Lifestyle is exclusive to Purl Soho until mid-August!

And if you can join us, we can't wait to see you on July 19th!