We Are Moving……… one last time

Many of you have heard it from me already, or heard it from a friend….we are moving our location again. This time, when I say we are moving home, I mean it literally. My husband, Eric, is in the process of building a 900 sf studio on top of his workshop area for ME! It has a vaulted ceiling, lots of natural light from 8 huge picture windows and a screened in porch looking over the woods and ponds. Things have been a little confusing lately because not everything has been moving as planned, but it is definitely going in the right direction. We hope to have the building partially done, enough to move things in downstairs, by the end of August. Luckily, our landlord at the Range Line St shop is very understanding and is letting us rent month to month until we get moved.

This is going to be a great move for us. We will be expanding our website for sales, building our YouTube channel, traveling to all of our usual shows to vend and teach PLUS have the flexibility to attend more.  I will still teach workshops and offer classes at the new location, as well as private tutoring in all your fiber artistic desires. When we are gone to shows, the shop will be closed, so please call before coming out to see us. I will be keeping the same number. Details on our address will come when we start moving, but it is only 15 minutes from the current location.

There will be some changes, of course. I am trying to get the inventory back to what it was before – you know – when I opened in 2003 with a mission statement: “To provide quality materials, natural fibers and yarns with exceptional instruction and customer service for all fiber artists.” I strove then, and now, to only stock domestic, local, Indie or fair trade products.  An LYS with a conscience, what a concept! Some big companies I can’t avoid (you do want needles, right?) But, no more Berroco, Plymouth or even Cascade. I will always carry Brown Sheep Company yarns because they only use domestic wool and are a family owned company out of Nebraska. I will be able to bring back even more glorious, independently dyed yarns from the shows if I don’t have big payments to the big box yarn companies that require massive minimum orders and the overhead of shop rent and payroll.

So please bear with us during this transition. Bex will be at the shop Tuesday – Saturday, 10-4 thru August. September is still up in the air, but call us, we’ll make sure you get the help and yarn you need! We will update more often to keep you all informed.

Closed on Sundays

Just to give a heads up, we will be closed on Sundays for the Summer starting this week. Call or stop by any other time! Happy Mother’s Day!

Upcoming Classes!

We have classes every Saturday and Wednesday. If you are interested in learning something new then this is the place for you!

Feb 11th, 15th: Beginning lace sampler scarf (knit)

Feb 18th, 22nd: Starry night scarf pattern (knit)

Feb 25th, 1st: Entrelac knitting

Mar 4th, 8th: 2-at-a-time Toe-up socks (knit)

Mar 11th, 15th: Crochet for knitters

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at Hillcreek Yarn Shoppe.  We hope you have a fiberliscious and stress-free holiday.

Today, Christmas Eve, the shop is open until 2pm.  There is still a little time to come get those last minute presents!  Tomorrow, Christmas Day, we will be closed. Monday through Wednesday next week, we will be open our normal hours.  However December 29th through January 1st we will be closed for inventory.

Wednesday, December 28th, we will be having a Kids Day from 1pm to 4pm.  We will have 5 different types of weaving for kids to try, knitting spools, lucet braiding, a simple crochet project, and soap felting!  This will be a great event for getting the kids out of the house during holiday break.

December Happenings

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!  Here at Hillcreek Yarn Shoppe, holiday festivities are in full swing all December.

Holiday Potluck

On Saturday, December 17th, we will be having a Holiday Potluck!  You are encouraged to come in and bring a yummy dish or dessert.  We will have grab bags, a $5 make and take stocking stuffer event, and the ornament sale will be continued.  Please join us for a wonderful time!

TWO SALES

This month we have 2 sales going on.  All month we have the Ornament Sale.  The Christmas tree in the shop is covered with clear ornaments filled with scraps of yarn.  When you make a purchase, grab one of these ornaments and bring it to the counter.  Inside the ornament is a mystery discount from 5-40% off or you could win a free project kit.  The second sale is the 12 Days of Christmas Sale.  This sale goes from December 13th to December 24th.  Each day a different type of item will be 20% off.  You can still use an ornament discount on other items, but the ornament discount will not stack with the 12 Days Sale.  However, if you want to be a risk taker, you can choose to pick an ornament to replace the 20% discount of that day’s item.  Maybe you will get a bigger discount, but you might also get less of a discount.  Here are the items on sale each day:

December 13th: Books

December 14th: Lace Weight Yarn

December 15th: Patterns and Magazines

December 16th: Fingering Weight Yarn

December 17th:  Crochet Hooks

December 18th:  Sport/DK Weight Yarn

December 19th:  Felting Tools

December 20th:  Worsted Weight Yar

December 21st:  Spinning Tools

December 22nd:  Bulky Weight

December 23rd:  Weaving Tools

December 24th:  Knitting Needles

New Products

We also have some new products in the store.  Knitting needles and crochet hooks have been restocked.  The long awaited order of Mountain Colors Crazy Foot yarn has arrived.  We also got some beautiful new Sari Silk yarn that is great for weaving, embellishments for your knitting or crochet projects, fringe, embroidery, and mixed media projects.  There are also some new colors of  Th’Red Head yarn and Carol Leigh’s natural dyed yarn.

CLASSES

As always, we have classes every Saturday.  We recently began offering a second time to take the Saturday class on Wednesdays from 2pm to 5pm.  Here is a list of the rest of the classes in December:

Saturday Dec. 10th and Wednesday Dec. 14th: Brilliant Last Minute Gifts in Knitting, Crochet, and Weaving
Saturday Dec. 17th and Wednesday Dec. 21st:  Knit Cabled Fingerless Mittens

On Christmas Eve, we will be open but there will not be a class.  Instead we will be offering free help on whatever projects you are working on.  On Christmas Day we will be closed.

Here are the classes we will be offering in January as well:

Saturday Jan. 7th and Wednesday Jan. 11th:  Two At A Time Toe-Up Socks

Saturday Jan. 14th and Wednesday Jan. 18th:  Slipper Socks with Bulky Yarn

Saturday Jan. 21st and Wednesday Jan. 25th:  Crochet in the Round with Kat

Saturday Jan. 28th and Wednesday Feb. 1st: Double Knitting

If you are looking for some gift ideas for the yarn lover in your life, Hillcreek Yarn Shoppe is a great place to find some.  We have some beautiful knitting needle sets and crochet hook sets that make wonderful gifts.  If you aren’t sure what to get someone, a gift card to the shop is great option.  We also have tons of stocking stuffer items like notions, shawl pins, buttons, and hand lotions.  Another idea is the “Sheep Incognito” 2017 Calender which will be 20% throughout December.

As a reminder, we are always willing to help you with your knit, crochet, or weaving projects.  If you make a mistake that will just take 10 to 15 minutes to correct, feel free to come in and we will help you fix it at no cost.  We also are awesome at suggesting color combinations or yarns for any patterns you’d like to start.  However, if you need help learning a new technique or getting through a pattern, we ask that you schedule a private lesson at $10 an hour.  This helps us make sure that someone will be available in the store to help you.  We want you to succeed and are committed to helping you do so!

Finally, after the rush of finishing holiday presents, many of us are stressed once the holidays are over.  This is why we designate January as “Make For Yourself” month.  We encourage you to find some of those projects you’ve been really wanting to make for yourself, indulge in some nice yarn, and just focus on yourself next month.  You deserve it!

November Newsletter, Sales and Classes

Newsletter

Our November Newsletter is out and classes have been announced. Bex is in town and available for private sessions in Knitting or Weaving any day but Tuesday, $10/hr. Sign up by giving us a call at 573-449-KNIT (5648)

Yes, we are at our 1414B Rangeline St location, in Rangeline Plaza, Columbia, between the Vacuum Care/Sewing Center and the Dive Shop.

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Don’t miss great chances for sales and celebrations coming up soon!

HILLCREEK YARN SHOPPE HAS MOVED!

We have been in our “new” location for about 2 months now. For anyone that hasn’t heard, the new address is 1414B Rangeline Street. We are back in the same location we originally started in back in 2003. Come in and check out the new set up!

Happy Anniversary to US!

July 1st is our second Anniversary of Bex being back with Hillcreek Yarn Shoppe!

We are so excited for all the big things coming up for our Fiber Arts Community!

We’ll have a BIG Anniversary Celebrations this Saturday, July 2nd from 10-5.

Special Discounts, Grab Bags, Refreshments and HUGE Announcements! Come join the FUN!

Bring projects to work on and goodies to share!

Second Anniversary 
sale

June 26th thru July 2nd
  • Buy 3 get 1 FREE on yarns and needles 
  • 20-60% off all books, magazine and single patterns
  • Specials, sales and Big Surprises announced on Saturday, July 2.

 

Upcoming Show and Class Schedule

Our show schedule is busy for a little bit!

We had a GREAT time at the Kentucky Sheep and Wool Festival last Weekend, even with all the rain!  It sure was a good thing I had my husband, Eric, along to help with set up and tear down! See you all again next year…and yes, we’ll bring the cute tent!

Thought I’d let you know where you can find me in the next month. First off:
HILLCREEK YARN SHOPPE will be CLOSED Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30th for Memorial Day! Be Safe and Have Fun! I will be here on Tuesday and Wednesday morning if you need specific “Bex” help!

SHOW SCHEDULE:

This weekend, May 27th – 28th, we will be in Dickson, TN For the Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival

June 3-4: Magnolia State Fiber Festival in Vicksburg, MS

June 11-12: Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival in Colfax, IA

June 18: Edwardsville, IL for the Reeves/Fish wedding! That’s my middle boy, Jesse!

Danae and Jesse

After that, I will be at the shop till mid July and FiberU! Whew!

CLASS SCHEDULE

Those of you who are local and still come in to the shop when I am not around, there are some great class coming up! All classes 10am-1pm, Saturdays, $30

June 4th: Locker Hooking a Rug with Yarn taught by Linda Rexroth

June 11th: Mitered Scarf to Knit with Mariea Caruthers

June 18th: Pinwheel Bag to Knit or Crochet with Mariea Caruthers

pinwheel bag These Pinwheel Bags are both knit, but a crochet pattern and help will be available.

 

JUNE 25th – BEX’S 15th BLUE PARTY at Hillcreek FIBER STUDIO! You don’t want to miss this!

Every year, Bex makes up different versions of Indigo dye vats for you to play in! More info soon on the events page.

 

SEE YOU SOMEWHERE SOON!!!

Bex

 

 

February Already! Come hang out with me!

Wow, no way it can be February 2016 already! Looking through my schedule, this year looks so busy. The only months I don’t have at least two shows to vend and/or teach at are February and December. If you aren’t in the Mid-Missouri area, look for me at a wool festival or knitting conference near you. If you don’t see me there, let me know where (East of the Rockies) and I’ll see about getting that event on next year’s schedule.

Come see me in February since I’ll be in the shop most days except Tuesdays and some Sundays. I love having the shop hopping and buzzing all day! We have social groups that hang out everyday of the week to knit, crochet, rug hook, needlepoint, spin, dye…. whatever is portable enough to bring in. We even have a new Mah Jongg group!

Check the schedule of February classes on our Events page and check back often.  We will have some extra special events coming up! If you need some private time with me to help you work through a project, technique or to fix your knitting and get you going again, call me soon to schedule a time. Remember, I only charge $10 an hour for my time here in the shop. They pay a lot more for my attention elsewhere, you lucky locals! If you just need a quick fix and don’t need me to rework your pattern’s gauge, fix a problem five cables back or teach you how to knit backwards…..I can be bribed with a $3.50 burger from Just Jeff’s in the parking lot. Just saying.

Now, I know it is way past Christmas, but my sister keeps sending me these adorable photos (she is a professional photographer) of my nephew in hand knit or woven items. I promise no more Christmas photos after this (but no promises on not posting Roland inside the pumpkin last fall, too cute…) Maybe she’ll send me some cute Valentine’s photos.

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