Flying Needles launches Handmade for the Homeless – collecting now through Aug. 12
The Flying Needles, kicked off its first Handmade for the Homeless Project on June 10, 2017, also International Knit In Public Day.
For two months, The Flying Needles will collect handmade items, like, mittens, hats, scarves, socks, etc., to donate to the Harbor, a day center for the homeless located at the Williamsburg House of Mercy and a collaboration between community partners, Williamsburg House of Mercy and Greater Williamsburg Outreach Mission, united to serve the homeless. For a full list of needs, CLICK HERE.
During the Handmade for the Homeless event, The Flying Needles will raffle off a GRAND PRIZE, sponsored by Bryson Distributing, Plymouth Yarn and Done Roving Yarns. The prize will go to the person who donates the most number of handmade items. The Flying Needles will collect handcrafted items AND PURCHASED items through August 12.
The timing of the Handmade for the Homeless Project is perfect, said Williamsburg House of Mercy, Executive Director Shannon Woloszynowski. “We’re coming into the Winter Shelter season, and people don’t really think about his until November. To have these items in September as we gear up for Winter Shelter is ideal.”
Items needed for the homeless population include: hats, gloves, scarves, and socks are a great need as the weather starts to turn colder. Other items in great demand include: men’s underwear (new), laundry cards, laundry detergent pods, bus tickets, diapers, wipes, toilet paper, razors, deodorant, toothpaste, and small-sized shaving cream.
The Flying Needles will host its first World Wide Knit in Public Day event on Saturday, June 10, 2017, from 10 am to 5 pm. Rain or shine, bring your own chair and KNIT, CROCHET, WEAVE OR SPIN! COME HELP US TAKE OVER THE SIDEWALK at Williamsburg Crossing Shopping Center! Dragontamer Woodworking, Dimensions Raku Fired Clay and Done Roving Yarn will be on site with TRUNK SHOWs. Shannon Woloszynowski Williamsburg House of Mercy Executive Director will be on hand to help The Flying Needles launch its first Handmade for the Homeless Project (CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT THE HANDMADE FOR THE HOMELESS PROJECT). There will be free water and lemonade on site until supplies run out and giveaways on the HOUR! All winners must be present to win.
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Flying Needles celebrating SIX MONTHS with Virginia-based Unplanned Peacock for April 14 & 15 Trunk Show
We’ve got EXCITING NEWS!! Natasha Laity, Unplanned Peacock Studio artist and Yarnista, will be in the HOUSE Easter weekend, Friday & Saturday, April 14 & 15, to help us CELBRATE OUR SIX MONTH ANNIVERSARY!
She’s bringing everything but the kitchen sink! Join us at The Flying Needles both days, 10 am to 5 pm touch, feel and really LOOK at all of her colors, textures, models and just plain AWESOMENESS!! Come help us CELEBRATE and get INSPIRED!
Flying Needles hosting its 1st KAL
To celebrate our FIRST SIX MONTHS of being opened, The Flying Needles is hosting its Inaugural KAL (Knit A Long)!
For those new to the knitting world, KALs are created opportunities for people to knit MORE! The project we will all be doing is the Etched Rio by Sarah Smuland. We have the pattern in the shop, but it is available via Ravelry, too. We picked this pattern because it has just enough lace to be difficult for a beginner while being an attractive enough garment that expert knitters will love it as well! There are some GORGEOUS spring yarns to do this wrap in, especially the JUST LANDED Plymouth Nettle Grove! And the absolute best thing about a KAL, is that every Wednesday Open Stitch Night, we will be available to assist if you run into trouble – it’s like Knitting With An Instructor!
We launch Wednesday March 15 & Bind Off within 8 weeks by May 15! For the full story, click here.
Feb. 20, Monday, 10 am & 5:30 pm
We can tell you now that we are hosting a Plymouth Yarn Tasting on Monday, Feb. 20. YOu will get to try out 5 delectable Plymouth spring yarns! The free event will be held at 10 am and again at 5:30 pm. Each seating is free and will hold 25 participants. Call us NOW to reserve your space as we are expecting to fill up early! (757) 345-3655!