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Wednesday
Apr212010

The BIG Move: Online Customer Appreciation Raffle

We are so excited about this Saturday's Customer Appreciation Party at our lovely new location at 459 Broome Street in Manhattan, but since we know a lot of you won't be able to make it we wanted to bring the party to you! Unfortunately we can't deliver refreshments or our great teachers to your house so we decided to offer a fun raffle especially for our online customers!

From today until Monday April 26th you can enter our Online Customer Appreciation Raffle by taking a quick survey here. We are offering four equally exciting prizes:

One lucky winner will receive Jade Sapphire's Manly Scarf Kit in White Knight. This kit is amazing! It comes with instructions and all the luxurious cashmere you'll need to make your choice of any of the stunning scarves pictured above. This beautiful display of scarves hangs behind our cash registers at the new store and people are constantly asking about it.

Another winner will receive the Charlie Harper Needlepoint canvas entitled Gregarious Grosbeaks along with all the yarn needed to complete it! This sweet canvas is a favorite at the store. It's a nice size for a beginner needlepointer and the colors are both cheery and sophisticated.

Another winner will receive a beautiful Liberty of London Tana Lawn fat quarter bundle (five of them are pictures above). This is ten 26-inch by 18-inch pieces of some of the most beautiful fabric in the world. It's enough for a quilt top or several smaller projects. Even if you have never sewn this is a fantastic prize- it's just so beautiful to look at!

And finally, our last lucky winner will receive four luminous Wool Felt Bundles, one each in Rainbow, Spring Greens, Earth, and Spice. Wool felt is one of the most useful and fun crafting supplies around. You don't need to hem it and it comes in spectacular colors!

To enter to win one of these four great prizes please fill out a quick survey here. There is a space to mention which prize you would prefer but please keep in mind that you will be entering to win any of the four and not one specifically.

Thank you so much for all of your support durring our BIG Move, and good luck in the raffle!

Saturday
Apr172010

The BIG Move Update: WE MOVED! Plus Customer Appreciation Party Details

We are thrilled to announce that The BIG Move was a great success! Thursday April 15th was our first day open at our brand new location, 459 Broome Street, NYC.  It has been incredible!  It has been such a pleasure to see so many familiar faces and great to meet new customers and all of our very friendly new neighbors. Thank you so much to everyone who has showed up to usher in our first days at Purl Soho, it means so much to see you all there!  

Here are some snapshots of the new store.  Above is a picture of our check out area and winding station. It feels like such a luxury to have two registers and a dedicated place to wind yarn!

One of our favorite things about our new space is that all of our products are under one roof, you can find yarn and fabric and much more right here.  We hope this will breed some cross-craft projects, a sewn dress with a crocheted color maybe, or a knitted scarf lined with some beautiful printed fabric? The possibilities seem endless!

All of the space at our new location invites you to get up-close and personal with our products. Above is a picture of one yarn display area where we are keeping our cashmere yarn and other special fibers. If you ever visited our original location on Sullivan Street you might remember that our cashmere section was right above our cash register desk in a hard to access spot (sometimes we even had to stand on the desk to bring down colors)! We love that now you'll have the opportunity to really feel all the different weights and thicknesses and truly appreciate all of the amazing colors.

We also have so much more room to display Purl Bee projects. Above is a picture of our front display area. Readers of this blog might recognize the Felt Flower Pillows, New Years Garland, Fuzzy Easter Chicks, and Fun Kid's Hat among others!

All of these new changes are great but the absolute best thing about our new location is having more room to interact with all of our customers. We are so lucky to have such an incredibly dedicated and enthusiastic group of people as our customers.  So, to show our gratitude for all of your support we are throwing a Customer Appreciation Party on Saturday, April 24th from noon until 6pm.

This is going to be such a fun day! We will be hosting free raffles for goodies from all of our favorite vendors. Prizes will include fabric from Liberty of London, Yuwa, and Kona Cotton, yarn and patterns from The Fibre Company, Blue Sky Alpacas, and Imperial Stock Ranch, and a whole collection of books from STC Craft. This is just the tip of the iceberg prize-wise! We will also be serving free refreshments and giving away goodie bags full of amazing freebies to everyone who comes by.

During the party we want to share our new dedicated classroom with all of you so we are planning a series of demonstration workshops that are absolutely free! Below is the schedule, please call 212-420-8796 during our normal business hours to sign up as space is limited:

  • 1:00- 1:30- Hand sewing a Four Patch with Cassandra
  • 2:00- 2:30- Embroidery Basics with Sophie
  • 3:00- 3:30- How to Read a Knitting Pattern with Finlay
  • 4:00- 4:30- Beginning Knitting- How to Cast on with Calia
  • 5:00- 5:30- Needlepoint Basics with Laura

We really hope you can make it to this event but if you can't we're also having a raffle for our online customers with lots of great prizes. We'll be posting details about the prizes and how to enter for online customers on Wednesday, April 21.

Thank you so much for all of your support during this big transition. We hope to see all of you on Saturday April 24th for the party if not sooner!

Here are the details for our new shop:

Purl Soho

459 Broome Street

New York, NY 10012

212 420-8796

For now our store hours will remain the same as always:  Monday-Friday 12 to 7; Saturday and Sunday 12 to 6pm. 

If you need a map to the new location please click here.

See you soon!

Saturday
Apr102010

Reminder: The BIG Move is This Week! Plus a Week of FREE SHIPPING and a Survey About Our Classes

Hopefully you're heard about our BIG move by now, but if you haven't you should know that we're moving our two shops on Sullivan Street (Purl and Purl Patchwork) into one BIG location at 459 Broome Street (also in Soho) this week! You can read all about it at this link.  Our new shop will be called Purl Soho.

 

The BIG Move Schedule

  • Our last day OPEN on Sullivan Street will be this Monday, April 12, 2010.
  • We will be CLOSED Tuesday and Wednesday (April 13th and 14th) while we move from our original locations and into our new one.
  • Thursday, April 15th will be our first day OPEN at the new space! You can find Purl Soho at 459 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013.  We hope you'll visit as soon as the doors open!   Our store hours will be the same as they are right now, Monday-Friday 12-7, Saturday and Sunday 12-6.

If you need to get in touch with us at any time you can call us at the following number (our phone number is not changing):  212 420-8796.

Here is a map showing how to get to the new store created for us by the lovely and talented Lena Corwin!  You can download and print a copy for yourself right here.

 

 

FREE SHIPPING From Our Website During The Week of The BIG Move!

Meanwhile, our website, purlsoho.com will be very much open for business during the entire week. The purlsoho.com warehouse is actually in Southern California so it will not be disrupted in any way during the move.  In fact we are are offering our online customers a special treat:  Free Ground Shipping (on U.S. orders) from Monday April 12 - Friday April 16th!  All you have to do is place your order, no special offer number is required!

 

Purl Soho Class Survey

Our new space has a dedicated class room!  We have always loved having classes at our shops and we have some of the greatest teachers around, but the lack of space in our original shops was constantly getting in our way. Now that we have more room we are anticipating offering a much broader array of classes. We're hoping you can help us to understand how we can best fill your class needs by filling out the class survey at this link.  We are really looking forward to hearing your thoughts!

 

Customer Appreciation Party!!

Thank you all so much for your support during this transition, we can't wait to see you at the new space! Don't forget that Saturday, April 24th is our all day Customer Appreciation Party.  We have such exciting things lined up for this including raffles, goodie bags and refreshments!  We'll have an update with more specifics on the party soon, but for now it's time to pack!

Tuesday
Mar302010

The BIG Move: Moving Dates and Customer Appreciation Party!

As many of you know we are moving our two small stores Purl and Purl Patchwork into a bigger space in SoHo this April. (For more information on The BIG Move and our new space please click here.) We can hardly believe how quickly our BIG Move is approaching! The new space is looking more and more beautiful each day; the walls are painted, the shelves are built, the lights are working and we're starting to get really excited to share it with you all. As we begin to pack up the old stores and make plans for the new space we wanted to let you know the exact dates of our move:

  • Monday April 12th will be the last day at our Sullivan Street locations. We have absolutely loved being on Sullivan Street for the past 8 years so this day will be bittersweet for us, but also very exciting!
  • We will be closed on Tuesday April 13th and Wednesday April 14th for the actual move.
  • We will re-open with our regular hours (12- 7pm) on Thursday April 15th at our new location 459 Broome St. (Click here to download a copy of Lena Corwin's adorable map which you can see below). We truly hope you all to come visit us on this day, but please be prepared for a little bit of dust and disorder as we get used to our new space and new systems!

If you'd like to print your own copy of our moving calendar you can download the full sized image right here.

Moving is going to be a huge amount of work, but we're so excited about our new space that we're actually looking forward to it. Best of all, after we've had a bit of time to adjust we're having a big party for all of our customers!

  • Saturday April 24th is the BIG opening celebration and Customer Appreciation Day. There will be free refreshments, goodie bags, giveaways and raffles along with free classes to show off our brand new dedicated classroom. (There will also be some fun surprises for our online customers who can't visit us in person!) We'll be sharing more exact details in the coming weeks but we really hope you can join us on this fun, special day!

Thank you so much for all your support and enthusiasm for this new exciting chapter. We hope to see you all at the new Purl Soho soon!

Saturday
Mar202010

More on The BIG Move:A Lena Corwin Map!

In case you haven't heard, we're moving our two teeny-tiny New York shops, Purl and Purl Patchwork, to a much bigger space, at 459 Broome St. in Soho this April (you can find more information on The BIG Move right here). 

When we decided to move we knew we wanted designer, illustrator and author Lena Corwin to create a map to show you that our new shop is just a hop, skip and a jump from our original locations.  Lena's book, Printing by Hand, is one of our all time favorites and her blog is a visual treat that inspires us everyday! In addition to all this she is also known for her cartography, you may recognize her adorable illustrated maps from the pages of Elle Decor.

We love looking at Lena's sunny map and imagining a Soho stroll in springtime, just follow the dotted lines!  We included a handful of our favorite Soho spots on our BIG Move Map as well.  Make sure you check out the gorgeous clothes at Dosa (#9) and Makie (#10), stop for a snack at Birdbath Bakery (#13), peek in the window at Kate Spade (#4), and end up at our new location, Purl Soho (#1)!

If you'd like to download and print a bigger version of The BIG Move Map to bring with you next time you visit Soho, you can do so here. We really hope it encourages you to make a day of exploring our lovely neighborhood.  

We'll be open at our current locations until the day of The BIG Move.  Stay tunned for the precise dates in mid-April 2010!

P.S. To see more of Lena Corwin's work check out her online shop (where she sells a great poster based on her maps!)