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Windham Presents Echo! A New Fabric Line by Lotta Jansdotter

Last week we proudly announced the upcoming launch of Lotta Jandsotter's very first US fabric line, Echo, from Windham. And now, thanks to the generosity of Windham Fabrics, we are thrilled to include our online community in this celebration! So, dont fret, out-of-towners! Our friends at Windham are giving you a chance to get in on the excitement.

That's right, even if you cannot be with us on the evening of the 18th, you still have a chance to win. What, you ask? A fat quarter bundle of Lotta's new line AND a signed book by Lotta! To enter, please leave a comment below. Tell us what you're inspired to create with the Echo collection, tell us what you love! The winner will be chosen at random the evening of Tuesday, October 18th, so please make sure to include your email address in the comment submission form.

If you are local, please join us at Purl Soho, the evening of Tuesday, October 18th at 7PM! If you aren't local, still join in the fun and enter to win!


You're Invited! Launch Party for Lotta Jansdotter's Brand New Fabric Line, Echo!

We have seen her sew, stamp, stencil and more. We've read her books and drooled over her creations. And now, we are honored to announce the launch of Lotta Jansdotter's very first US fabric line, Echo... brought to us by the equally enthused Windham Fabrics.
Please join us at Purl Soho, the evening of Tuesday, October 18th at 7PM to meet Lotta and to celebrate her talent!

Lotta's new Echo collection inhabits her Scandinavian roots and her DIY spirit. Her whimsical aesthetic is paired with an unmatched graphic boldness. Inspired by the Nordic landscape, yet designing for the urban dweller, there's something for everyone here!

Come raise a toast to Lotta!  

  • Event Details:  Purl Soho, 459 Broome Street, NY, NY 10013, Tuesday, October 18th at 7PM 

You might just win one of the five raffle prizes which include the never before sold fabrics from Echo, generously donated by Windham Fabrics. PLUS, spoiler alert... our guest of honor has dropped the hint that everyone will be going home with a must-have party bag! We hope to see you there!


Reminder: The 2011 New York City Yarn Crawl is this Friday - Sunday!

Please join us this weekend, Friday September 30th through Sunday October 2nd, as we celebrate the 3rd annual New York City Yarn Crawl! The Yarn Crawl is a high-spirited, self-guided tour through fourteen of the city's best yarn shops with discounts, giveaways and demonstrations galore! Each participating store hosts a free raffle for a fabulous Yarn Crawl Gift Basket filled with amazing prizes from sponsors like Cascade and Lantern Moon. 

This year we're extra excited about our own events and promotions. We'll be hosting  raffles which are free to enter with any purchase!  We're giving away over 30 great yarn related prizes, many of them related to Purl Bee posts, including the yarn and pattern to make the Big Herringbone Cowl (pictured above), The Chevron Blanket (pictured below), the Pom Pom Peds and many, many more.

Additionally we
will be offering 15% off of gorgeous multi colored Koigu Painters Palette Premium Merino and amazing Cascade Magnum both in the store and at Friday September 30th through Sunday October 2nd. During those days you'll also receive a free Purlsoho muslin project bag, pictured above, with any purchase online or in the store!

This event is always a perfect kickoff to the fall and winter knitting season and a fun excuse to mingle with like-minded yarn lovers. This year it even looks like the weather will participate, with a sunny and pleasant forecast for the whole weekend! It's hard to imagine a better way to spend an autumn day in New York!

For a more in-depth explanation of all the festivities please check out our previous Yarn Crawl post here or the official NYC Yarn Crawl website here where you can find a Crawl map, info about the Official Yarn Crawl raffles and scavenger hunt and even suggestions for places to eat.

The celebration starts on Friday, September 30th and runs through Sunday October 2nd. We'll be open an hour early on each day of The Crawl, from 11-7 on Friday and from 11-6 on Saturday and Sunday. We hope to see you there!


Meet Prints Charming from Australia at Purl Soho!

How do they do that? Find out all the tricks when the super talented duo from Prints Charming comes to Purl Soho! Join us for a one evening workshop where you will meet Cath Derksema and Kristen Junor and discover just exactly how they make their whimsically embroidered linen creations.

You will learn how Cath and Kristen combine basic stitches with a variety of thread types to create Prints Charming's signature playful modern style. You'll be treated to a fascinating demonstration of their untraditional free form embroidery approach, and finally, you will try your own hand at creating your very own interpretive embroidery masterpiece! Plus, be the first to see Prints Charming's new line of hand screened fabrics, 'Daisy Chain' by Kokka.

Sign up now! You won't want to miss this rare opportunity to work with these stitching vixens from down under. The Prints Charming workshop takes place at Purl Soho on Tuesday, October 11th, from 5:30pm to 8pmWe can't wait to see you!


Announcing the 2011 New York City Yarn Crawl!

Mark you calendars for the 3rd Annual New York City Yarn Crawl! Clear the weekend of September 30th, October 1st and October 2nd for an exhilarating opportunity to explore the city and its vibrant knitting community! The Crawl is a self-guided tour of fourteen New York City yarn shops. At each one you'll find a special celebration of the weekend's festivities!

Here are some of the exciting promotions you can expect:

  • Yarn discounts
  • Door prizes
  • Store give-aways
  • Demonstrations
  • Scavenger hunt

In addition to these great deals and surprises, each location will hold a raffle for an enormous basket filled with goodies from Crawl sponsors. Some of the sponsors include Cascade, Lantern Moon, Milla Mia, Stewart, Tabori and Chang... and the list goes on. These baskets are valued at well over $350 dollars each and the raffle tickets are FREE! With one basket at each shop, that means there are 14 chances to win!

New this year will be post-Crawl rendezvous spots for everyone interested in sharing tales of traveling the City. 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! You won't want to miss this.

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