Staycation July 26 & 27, 2019

We’re staying home and bringing in some fabulous people for you to meet!

Stephanie Shiman

On Friday and Saturday, July 26 & 27, Wonderland Yarns Creator & Owner Stephanie Shiman and Virginian designer, Tanis Gray, are headlining the weekend of fiber & fun, which we will host at The Flying Needles. Stephanie is bringing THE MOTHER OF ALL TRUNK SHOWS of Wonderland Yarns.

Tanis is working hard on the Williamsburg Cowl & Hat set, which she will debut & teach on Saturday. We’ve had peeks of the final product… We CANNOT wait to see it! We’ve also gotten whispers that this COLOR WORK QUEEN is in the process of writing her TENTH BOOK!

Tanis Gray


Friday, July 26, 7 to 9 pm

With a purchase of a ticket, you will be included in our Wine & Cheese Meet and Greet Friday night from 7 to 9 pm. Come out, meet both Stephanie & Tanis, hear Tanis talk about the History of Knitting & get first look at the Frabjous Fibers & Wonderland Yarns Trunk Show.


Saturday, July 27

9 am to 12:30 pm


1:30 to 5 pm

Choose either the morning or afternoon session of Tanis’s Class, 9 am to 12:30 pm OR 1:30 to 5 pm. Tanis will get you cast on for either the Williamsburg Hat or Cowl and get you doing color work like a pro! This class is for all levels of knitters. Your knitting skills only have to consist of knitting, purling, casting on, binding off and knitting in the round.

What will I be learning?

Tanis will launch a cowl & hat pattern inspired by Williamsburg. The knitted cowl & hat will be colorwork. We recommend that you learn to knit in the round prior to attending the retreat. Should you need to learn this skill, The Flying Needles has knitting in the round on our class schedule, and if you don’t find a time that suits, you can sign up for a Pick Your Project class. Head to our website at, mouse over events and click on Classes. All levels of knitters can attend Tanis’s class, but skills necessary are: knitting, purling, knitting in the round and consistent tension.

Out of Town Guests

For our non-Williamsburg attendees, we have a block of rooms reserved at The Marriott Spring Hill Suites. Please let us know at the time of registration if you need a room and for how many nights. This will be included in your registration.



Wine & Cheese Meet & Greet PLUS either morning or afternoon teaching session: $95.

1 night at The Marriott Spring Hill Suites, $175.60 per night with all taxes and surcharges

CLASS ONLY: $60; pick the morning or afternoon class ONLY option, and learn how to master the Williamsburg-inspired cowl with all those color work floats!

So grab a friend, book your trip, and car pool on over for a majestic retreat getaway with Fiber Friends! Call The Flying Needles Yarn to register: (757) 345-3655.


All ticket purchases are non-refundable. Customer loyalty points cannot be accrued or used for The Flying Needles’ special events.


7 to 9 pm Friday, July 26: Wine & Cheese Meet & Greet

9 am to 12:30 pm Saturday, July 27: 1st Williamsburg Cowl & Hat session

1:30 to 5 pm Saturday, July 27: 2nd Williamsburg Cowl & Hat session

10 am to 5 pm – ALL DAY TRUNK SHOW with Stephanie Shiman of Frabjous Fibers & Wonderland Yarns*

*Half the shop will be closed for classes