KNIT-A-LONG with Project Knitwell

Join us for Project Knitwell’s first ever KNIT-A-LONG  (KAL)! Join the Sock Knitting Wave!
Starting July 26 and continuing through Labor Day we’ll be knitting “Matt’s Socks” to raise awareness of knitting as a way to cope with stressful situations and to promote wellness. Summer is a perfect time for sock knitting – especially if the pattern is a lovely, soothing “wave” motif in a gorgeous blue yarn!
Details on the KAL  or contact info@knitwell.org.

Project Knitwell at Fibernate Fiber Farmer’s Market

On March 25, Project Knitwell will be at Fibernate Fiber Farmer’s Market! Come join us to learn about Project Knitwell, check out our knitting publications and pick up a Matt’s Socks Kit.

About the event: Join Fibernate with over a dozen vendors for an afternoon of fiber love!  Our market includes vendors and fiber producers you already know and love, and highlights some new faces to our market, all offering our local best in fiber, yarn and fiber arts supplies. Admission is free, and open to the public!

Stitch it Forward – a fun(d)raiser!

stitch-it-forward-1Thank you to Danielle, of fibre space, for hosting Stitch it Forward – An Event Benefiting Project Knitwell on Sunday.

Participants gathered at the store to share the joy of knitting with friends while enjoying refreshments and lively conversation. On top of that, over $1000 was raised for Project Knitwell!

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Special thanks to expert instructors Dee O’Keefe and Tanis Grey who taught new knitters the basics.

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Congratulations to Marie and Paula! They each won a “relaxation basket” containing yarns donated from Miss Babs, Lux Adorna, Neighborhood Fibre Co., Brooklyn Tweed Co. and Freia, as well as gift certificates donated by local Alexandria businesses Salon de Zen and Killer E.S.P.

If you missed this fun class, keep your eyes open for future fundraisers. Follow Project Knitwell on facebook to get the most current news.

Stitch it Forward – An Event Benefiting Project Knitwell

Knitters – share the joy of knitting with a friend at fibre space on October 9, 2016 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.

$60 registration is for 2 tickets – one new knitter and one experienced. All registration fees go to Project Knitwell. Click here for all the details.

During the class, you’ll both enjoy refreshments and a 20% shopping spree, along with a nice gift from fibre space!

Can’t be there on the 9th?  Take a chance to win one of two fabulous “relaxation” baskets filled with goodies for knitters and non-knitters.

2014-yarn-yoga-basketThe baskets will include yarns from Miss Babs,  Lux Adorna (cashmere), Neighborhood Fiber Co., Freia and Brooklyn Tweed, knitting books and accessories, tea, gift certificates, salon items from Salon de Zen, and more. (Basket pictured here was from a previous fundraiser.)

Tickets are $10 EACH OR 3/$20.  You can purchase tickets via Paypal and send an email to info@knitwell.org to let us know how many tickets you bought. Raffle ticket sales close at noon on October 9. The drawing will take place during the Stitch it Forward event.

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Meet Betsan Corkhill!

corkhillProject Knitwell and Medstar Georgetown Lombardi Arts and Humanities Program are sponsoring an evening with Betsan Corkhill, Personal Wellbeing Coach and physiotherapist. Betsan wrote Knit for Health and Wellness and founded Stitchlinks, a global support network for people who enjoy the therapeutic benefits of crafts.

Monday, October 17, 2016
5:00 – 6:00 pm
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC

Join us as Betsan Corkhill reveals how the power of knitting can transform your life.

Reservations are recommended; register here
This event is open to the public, reception to follow

For additional information, contact info@knitwell.org

March 2016 Fiber Farmer’s Market

Thanks to our partners and friends at  Uniquities Yarn Shop and Fibernate for selling our publications (Resource Guide for Young Knitters and Project Knitwell Presents the Comfort of Knitting) at their tables at the March 2016 Fiber Farmer’s Market.

Caroline Hockenberry of Fibernate and co-author of the Resource Guide for Young Knitters at the Fiber Farmer's Market)

Caroline Hockenberry of Fibernate and co-author of the Resource Guide for Young Knitters at the Fiber Farmer’s Market