Dirt Woman Fiber Arts is So Cool - 2017.07.20. Escape the heat - visit the yarn shop. We have air conditioning to keep you cool, and beautiful linen and cotton summer knitting yarns for you to enjoy in comfort. See you soon!
Independence Day Holiday Schedule - 2017.06.29. Be sure to come by the shop to get your fiber fix before we close for the week of the Independence Day Holiday. We reopen for regular hours on Tuesday, July 11th. Sit & Knit resumes 7/13. Have a great holiday!
Laura Aylor Classes & Trunk Show at Dirt Woman Fiber Arts Friday/Saturday June 2-3 - 2017.05.30. Don't forget to register for Laura Aylor'sTD4S class scheduled for 1-5 p.m. on Friday June 2nd and herKnit Your Own Truth class scheduled for Saturday June 3rd from 1-5 p.m. On Saturday morning from 10 a.m.-noon Laura will present a trunk show showcasing her unique designs. The trunk show is complimentary - you don't have to register in order to attend this exciting event!
Dirt Woman Fiber Arts Third Anniversary Sale Memorial Day Weekend - 2017.05.25. Come by the shop to help us celebrate our third anniversary with special pricing on books and yarn on May 26th & 27th!
Special May 15th-21st Shop Openings and Hours - 2017.05.13. The yarn shop will be open for special hours during Jason Collingwood's rug weaving workshops May 15-21. Take advantage of these extended hours to visit the shop for your fiber fix!
Introducing New Stolen Stitches Nua Yarn at Powhatan's Festival of Fiber - 2107.04.27. Visit our booth at Powhatan's Festival of Fiber on Saturday, April 29th to meet Nua Yarn from Stolen Stitches (and many more beautiful and exciting yarns)! Nua is the result of a special collaboration between Jeni Hewlett of Fyberspates and Carol Feller of Stolen Stitches. We'll also have the trunk show garments that showcase Nua in our booth. See you there!
Presenting Eddie Hazan of Knitting Fever, Inc. at Sit & Knit Next Thursday, April 27th - 2107.04.21. Join us from 10:15 a.m-noon on Thursday, April 27th for a special Sit & Knit session featuring Eddie Hazan of KFI. Eddie will present a preview of the new fall/winter yarns from Debbie Bliss, Ella Rae, Katia, Juniper Moon Farm, Louisa Harding, and Noro. And he'll be giving away free yarn samples to attendees! We look forward to seeing you at this exciting complimentary event!
Amano Apu Ayni, and Mayu Yarns - 2017.04.11. We're pleased to offer Amano's luxe Peruvian yarns of Imperial, Royal, and Baby Alpacas paired with cashmere and silk. Check out Amano's Apu, Ayni, and Mayu yarns online or visit the shop to experience them in person!
The Fibre Company Luma Trunk Show Leaves April 10th - 2017.03.25. Visit us to see the Luma Yarn trunk show from The Fibre Company and try on the fashionable poncho, cardigan, and pullover models knit with Luma, an exquisite blend of cotton, linen, silk and merino. You may also purchase Luma online now!
Yuri Yarn Pattern Book Trunk Show Leaves March 13th - 2017.03.04. Come by the shop to see the Yuri Yarn trunk show from Classic Elite before it leaves. Try on the fashionable pullover, shawl, hat, and mitts knit with Yuri. Yuri is available in 18 tone-on-tone colors inspired by florals and with an exquisite pattern book for your knitting pleasure. Purchase Yuri online now!
The Fibre Company Luma Yarn - Our March Feature - 2017.03.01. We're featuring The Fibre Company's Luma Yarn, a blend of organic cotton, linen, merino, and silk spun in Peru throughout March. Luma's texture and colors are inspired by scenic vistas of savannahs and grasslands. Plan to come by the shop to check out the Luma trunk show we'll be displaying through April 10, 2017. Purchase Luma online now!
Carrie Bostick Hoge's Madder Anthology 2 Trunk Show - 2017.02.07. We're excited to be hosting the trunk show for Carrie Bostick Hoge's Madder Anthology 2 - Simple Pleasures pattern book through February 22nd. The Liv and Lucia Hoodie Cardigans we've featured in our sweater knitting classes introduced our customers to the classic elegant, and graceful fashions in these pattern books. Visit the shop to see and try on more of the exquisite garments in the Madder Anthology 2 Trunk Show before it leaves!
February's Featured Yarn - Fyberspates Vivacious 4-Ply - 2017.02.01. We're featuring Vivacious 4-Ply, a robust, 100% superwash Merino with a high twist spin from Fyberspates. It makes a warm and drapey garment, and gives cables exceptional definition. One of our favorite sweater-knitting yarns, it also makes wonderful socks, scarves, shawls, and more! Purchase Fyberspates Vivacious 4-Ply online now, and come by the shop to experience it person!
Start Weaving for $72 - 2017.01.25. We're offering a versatile (and inexpensive) 10" beginner's rigid heddle loom pre-warped, with a shuttle of weft yarn, and two reeds for $72. It's turnkey and ready for you to start weaving immediately! Perfect for scarf weaving. Currently we have one on display, and we'll be ordering our stock order soon. Visit the shop to check this loom out and let us know if we can order one for you!
Register Soon for Jason Collingwood's Rug Weaving Classes - 2017.01.18. Be sure to register before February 18th if you're interested in signing up for rug weaving classes with Jason Collingwood!
January's Featured Yarn - The Fibre Company's Arranmore - 2017.01.03. We're featuring Arranmore, an exquisite yarn in the Irish Donegal Tweed tradition by The Fibre Company throughout January. We have some great models and patterns to show you. Purchase Arranmore online now, and come by the shop to experience it person!
We're Open for Normal Hours through New Year's Eve - 2016.12.27. Don't miss the last Sit & Knit of the year on Thursday. Crocheters and spinners are welcome, too. The next meeting of the Lucia Hoodie bottom-up sweater class will be Friday morning. The sweaters are looking great! Check out our Stuff-A-Bag and Clearance Bonus sales before they end! See you in the yarn shop soon!
Knitting Guild of Tidewater Christmas Party - 2016.12.17. We'd like to extend a warm and friendly welcome to the Knitting Guild of Tidewater as we prepare to host their annual Christmas party today (Saturday) in our fiber arts school. Shop will be open for extended hours during this event.
Classic Elite's Century Yarn and Winter Pattern Book Trunk Show - 2016.12.06. The Century Yarn and Winter Pattern Book Trunk Showfrom Classic Elite has just arrived. Come see the beautiful pullovers, vests, cowls, and scarves that you can knit with this exquisite yarn. Visit the shop to try the garments on yourself and take advantage of a discount on your Century yarn purchase while the trunk show is here!
2017 Class Schedule Coming Soon - 2016.12.03. We're offering some exciting fiber arts classes in 2017. Jason Collingwood will be returning to teach introductory and intermediate rug weaving classes in May. Contact us for details and to reserve your spot. To be one of the first to receive our class schedule updates, sign up for our email newsletter and check our web page often!
Lucia Hoodie Winter Bottom-Up Sweater Workshop With Michael del Vecchio & Becky McCoy - 2016.11.30. Adventurous beginners who can cast-on, knit, purl, bind off, and make simple increases and decreases won't want to miss this exciting bottom-up sweater knitting workshop that starts this Saturday and continues as a Knit-A-Long!
Black Friday and Shop Local Saturday Promotions November 25th-26th - 2016.11.23. Escape to Dirt Woman Fiber Arts and enjoy special pricing at our Black Friday/Shop Local Saturday sale. Buy more to save more. Knock out your gift shopping and add to your stash at a great discount!
Two New Classic Elite Trunk Shows Here Through December 2nd - 2016.11.15. The exciting new trunk shows for the Classic Elite Wildwood Yarn and Fall pattern books have arrived. As with the Adelaide trunk show, our shop is the only place these trunk shows are visiting in the area. Come see!
Spinning 101 and Sock Knitting Classes Saturday November 5th - 2016.10.02. Don't miss our last spinning and sock knitting classes for 2016 this Saturday. Spin or sock it to me? Your choice. See you there!
The Fibre Company Arranmore Trunk Show - 2016.10.15. Like Napoleon Bonaparte's exile to Elba, the Arranmore trunk show was imprisoned in a box in Alexandria until we helped it escape and begin marching to White Stone. It has finally arrived! To celebrate the liberation of the garments, we're offering a discount on Arranmore Yarn until the trunk show marches onward. Vive l'Arranmore!
Stephen West's Building Blocks Shawl Mystery Knit-A-Long - 2016.10.13: We're hosting Stephen West's latest shawl mystery knit-a-long at Sit & Knit-Crochet-Spin on Thursdays. Join us to get started on Stephen's next wild and crazy and shawl adventure!
Two New Classic Elite Trunk Shows - 2016.10.06: The trunk shows for the Classic Elite Arietta and "A Time To Crochet" pattern books have arrived. Visit to see and try on some of these exquisite knitted and crocheted model garments!
Getting Ready for Fall Fiber Festival At Montpelier - 2016.09.27: Come see us at Montpelier this Saturday and Sunday (October 1-2). We're putting together an exceptional fiber arts display for our booth in tent 1, space 4!
Special Knit-A-Longs & Classes Happening This Week - 2016.09.20: There's lots of fiber arts excitement at the yarn shop this week! Two fun Knit-A-Longs start at Sit & Knit on Thursday: The Shibui Rise Hat & Cowl Pair in Shibui Drift & Silk Cloud Yarns, as well as the Brenna Shawl in The Fibre Company's Cumbria Yarn. Of course we have the patterns and yarns for you to participate. Don't forget to check out the Dimensions Button & Shawl Trunk Show before it leaves on Thursday afternoon. Friday brings Michael del Vecchio back for the kickoff of the Four Great Top-Down Sweaters in One Fall Class & Knit-Along. Come back on Saturday for Janet Griffin's Felted Dream Clutch Purse class.
Trendsetter's "Not Your Grandmother's Pearls Shawl" KAL - 2016.08.10: We have the kits in some great color combinations and yarns at a nice price for you to participate in this fun knit-along. Visit our shop to check them out and join us on Thursdays at Sit & Knit-Crochet-Spin through September 8th to knit-a-long!
New Shalimar Enzo Aran Yarns for Fall/Winter - 2016.08.03: An exquisite color palette in a machine washable blend of soft, luxurious 70% merino, 20% cashmere, and 10% nylon for resiliency has just arrived. With Kristi and Paul's evocative color names: "Love Potion" "She's a Pill" "Meet Me At the Belvedere" and "Radio Flyer" (guess which color this is), Shalimar Enzo Aran will be a dream to knit! Come see the model on display in our shop that shows what this yarn can do for a garment.
Complimentary Ball Winding - 2016.07.05: We're pleased to offer complimentary ball winding for skeined yarns purchased from our White Stone shop. If you've purchased yarn elsewhere that needs to be wound, we can wind it for a fee. Please contact us for pricing and details. As with yarn purchased from our shop, we may ask you to leave your yarn with us for winding and pick it up later. We look forward to winding you up!
Bonnie Bishoff Shawl Pins - 2016.06.14: We visited Bonnie Bishoff at a recent trade show and brought some of her latest polymer clay shawl pins to our White Stone shop. Bonnie collaborates with her husband, J.M. Syron, to create fine jewelry, sculptural objects, and functional art of metal and polymer clay. Their work is exquisite and critically renowned. Visit us to purchase Bonnie Bishoff shawl pins!
Rachel Coopey & Jeni Hewlett Venture Across the Atlantic Ocean to White Stone - 2016.06.02. Join us Wednesday for an exclusive afternoon with Jeni Hewlett, the creative genius behind Fyberspates - the European-based company bringing small production hand-dye and design to the U.S. - and Rachel Coopey, the amazing sock designer behind Socks Yeah! Come learn about Jeni and Rachel's yarns and designs. This will be a great opportunity to purchase their books in our shop and have them signed by the authors!
Second Anniversary Sale - 2016.05.26: Join us Friday and Saturday for our second anniversary sale! There will be drawings for door prizes: projects from Berroco, Bijou Basin, and Kelbourne Woolens (The Fibre Co.) plus Cumulus yarn from Fyberspates, a UShopper basket with yarn, and more! See you there!
Spinning 101 Classes - 2016.05.21: Introduction to Spinning on a Wheel will be presented on Saturday, May 28th to two classes. The first class is from 10-1; the second, from 2-5. Schacht spinning wheels will be available for purchase and rental afterwards. Come learn to spin with us!
Learning to Weave With Peter Collingwood; An Evening Seminar with Jason Collingwood - 2016.05.17: Join us Friday, May 20th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. asJason Collingwoodpresents a seminar on his father, Peter Collingwood's innovative rug weaving techniques. The talk will be illustrated with a slide presentation. Before and after the event, you will have the opportunity to meet the presenter. Admission to this event is complimentary for students who have registered for Jason's three-day rug weaving workshop.
Jason Collingwood Rug Weaving Seminar & Workshop - 2016.05.10: Contact us to reserve your seat in Jason Collingwood's three day workshop: "Introduction to Rug Weaving" scheduled for May 20th-22nd, 2016 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) in our White Stone weaving school. Jason is an internationally acclaimed rug weaver and instructor who trained with his father, Peter Collingwood, author of "The Techniques of Rug Weaving". We look forward to seeing you!
Powhatan's Festival of Fiber Saturday - 2016.04.27: Come visit us in booths 79 & 79A at Powhatan this Saturday, April 30th from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. We'll have some extraordinary yarns, spinning fibers, dyestuffs, and Schacht spinning wheels for you to see. Michael del Vecchio will be joining us to demonstrate spinning, and whet your appetite for his upcoming Spinning Classes on May 28th. Please note that our White Stone shop will be closed on Saturday, April 30th while we exhibit at Powhatan. See you there!
JUL Trunk Show - 2016.04.20: On Friday, Michael del Vecchio will present a trunk show exhibiting the artistry of JUL shawl pins, closures, bags, and accessories. We look forward to seeing you!
Class & Event Policy Update - 2016.04.06: We aspire to bring quality, accomplished, professional guest instructors to our White Stone knitting and weaving school that you're unlikely to encounter elsewhere in our region. To respect the time and expense they invest to prepare, travel, and be at their best for you, we require advance registration for classes and special events. If there is lots of interest in a class, preregistration enables us to add sessions. If there is insufficient interest in a class or event for it to be successful, we can cancel it without penalty or inconvenience to our customers, instructors, and ourselves. We have some great classes and events on the schedule that we hope will interest you, and we're planning more for the future. Come learn with us!
Hand-Dyed Yarns Showcase; Feather/Flame/Leaf/Intarsia Classes - 2016.03.28: Join us for a complimentary presentation on the secrets of hand-dyed yarns with Michael del Vecchio on Friday (no April fooling!). Some of the hand-dyed yarns he will feature include: MJ Yarns, Bijou Basin, Shalimar Yarns, and Lotus Yarns. Visit the shop again on Saturday, to take Michael's classes on Feather, Flame and Leaf Knitting in Shawls and Intarsia. We look forward to seeing you!
Ben Richardson Carving Demonstration and Exhibition - 2016.03.15: Renowned wildlife carving artist Ben Richardson of Mathews will conduct wood carving demonstrations and exhibit his work at our White Stone shop on Saturday and Sunday. Ben has won a first in division at the Ward World Carving Competition in Ocean City, Maryland and over twenty blue ribbons and awards for best in show at other events. Also on display in our shop and offered for sale from Ben's private collection is the first decoy that Grayson Chesser, coauthor of "Making Decoys the Century-Old Way", carved in 1961.
Miter Masterclass Preview Friday and Class Saturday - 2016.02.24: Mark your calendar for the "Miter Masterclass Preview Night" and "Fashioning Fantastic Mitered Squares, Diamonds, and Triangles Class" with Michael del Vecchio on Friday, February 26th and Saturday, February 27th. Michael will present a complimentary preview of the incredible designs of Jane Slicer-Smith on Friday, and the class on Saturday.
Virginia Beach Yarn Getaway - 2016.02.16: Dirt Woman Fiber Arts will be exhibiting as a vendor at the Virginia Beach Yarn Getaway on Saturday. The vendor area will be open to the public from 1-5 p.m. This is a great opportunity for knitters from the Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth and surrounding areas to experience our unique and special yarns and kits in person at The Beach. We look forward to seeing you at our booth in the breakfast nook off the lobby of the Springhill Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel located at 901 Atlantic Avenue in Virginia Beach.
Lana Grossa Yarn Tasting; Upcoming Classes with Michael del Vecchio - 2016.02.02: Join Michael del Vecchio for a complimentary tasting of Lana Grossa's 2016 yarns on Friday. Plan on registering for the exciting Arioso Shawl/Hat and Log Cabin Square Technique classes that Michael is offering on Saturday. Between classes, join him for some consultations, coaching, and bonhomie as he hosts a Sit & Knit with Michael session. We look forward to seeing you there!
Knitting Guild of Tidewater Christmas Party - 2015.12.12: We're pleased to host the Knitting Guild of Tidewater Christmas party on Saturday in the knitting and weaving school adjoining our White Stone shop. The shop will also be open during this festive seasonal event.
Shawl and Wrap Knitting With Michael del Vecchio - 2015.11.10: On Saturday, Michael will offer classes on knitting the Buttonwillow Wrap in The Fibre Company Road to China Light. Afterwards, there will be a wrapup for the Rum Raisin and Liv Cardigan class.
Dream in Color Yarn Tasting with Mark Economy - 2015.11.04: Meet Dream in Color yarns in person on Saturday. Some very nice door prizes await attendees. Bring your needles to the shop and join us to taste these yarns!
Stephen West's "The Doodler" Shawl 2015 Mystery Knit-A-Long - 2015.10.24: We offer the pattern and some great yarns for this fun shawl MKAL. The first clue is to be released on Friday. Join us in the shop to participate!.
Additional Beginner's Weaving Class - 2015.10.12: We will be offering an additional Beginner's Weaving Class on Thursday and Friday. Contact us today to register!
Fall Fiber Festival at Montpelier Cancelled/White Stone Shop Open - 2015.10.01: The White Stone shop will be OPEN for regular hours on Friday and Saturday. The Fall Fiber Festival has unfortunately been cancelled due to weather. We look forward to participating in next year's event under sunny skies!
The Fibre Company Yarn Tasting - 2015.09.24: Join us on Thursday for a tasting of The Fibre Company yarns with Michael del Vecchio. Contact us today to reserve your spot, and don't forget to bring your needles!
Shop Policies Update - 2015.08.21: We recently updated our payments policy to express a preference for cash/check payments for purchases under $25 due to bank fees. You can help us maintain competitive pricing by using cash/checks for your purchases. Our shop policies are posted in the shop at the checkout counter, and in the termssection of our web page.
New Yarn Box Opening Event and More Shawl Techniques Classes with Michael del Vecchio - 2015.07.20: Come experience the Yak yarns of Bijou Basin on Saturday. Before and after the box opening, Michael will offer classes on knitting the Minestrone Short Row Shawl, and the Geology Shawl.
UFO Sightings - 2015.07.16: We have it on good authority that there will be some UFOs sighted in White Stone on Thursday as our next knitting help session focuses on completing UnFinished Objects. BYOU (bring your own UFO) and keep an eye on the skies!
Drachenfels Shawl Knit Along (KAL) - 2015.07.07: We offer the kits for this attractive shawl in so many interesting colors at an exceptional price point. Join us in the shop to participate in this KAL!
Trendsetter and Fyberspates Yarns Trunk Show - 2015.06.21: Come see models that show how the Trendsetter and Fyberspates yarns knit up. The trunk show will be in our shop for another week or two.
Yarn Tasting and Summer Solstice Shawl Technique Classes with Michael del Vecchio - 2015.06.13: Plan on joining us for a complimentary yarn tasting with Michael on Friday. On Saturday Michael will offer three shawl technique classes. Contact us today to register!
Weaving Classes - 2015.06.10: The studio looms are warped and ready for the second and third sessions of our Beginner's Weaving classes scheduled for 6/12-13 and 7/17-18. Contact us today to register. We congratulate the students on their weaving accomplishments!
First Anniversary Celebration and Sale - 2015.05.22: Join us for cake and tea on Saturday to celebrate our first anniversary. We're also offering special promotional pricing!
Maryland Sheep & Wool - 2015.05.03: Spectacular Spring weather smiled upon this event. We enjoyed attending, visiting with some of our trade partners, and establishing relationships with new yarn suppliers. The working sheepdog demonstrations were incredible.
Powhatan's Festival of Fiber - 2015.04.25: We appreciate the opportunity to exhibit at this event. It was a pleasure to visit with our customers, and become acquainted with the many talented fiber artists who attended. The weather provided some excitement, which the organizers and exhibitors met with enthusiasm to make this a successful and enjoyable event.
Tides Inn Taste of Spring - 2015.04.11: We thank the Irvington Village Improvement Association for inviting us to exhibit our handwoven items, Dirt Woman bath and skin care products, and Hey Bubba herb blends, teas and salts at this event on the grounds of the nearby Tides Inn resort.
Ben Richardson's Carvings - 2015.03.19: We're pleased to offer Ben Richardson's waterfowl carvings and marine sculpture in our shop. Stop by to see them if you will be attending the 36th annual Rappahannock River Waterfowl Showin White Stone. In addition to being an accomplished carver, Ben operates a fine art gallery, Put-In Creek Carvings, in Mathews.
History Unwound - 2015.03.13: Please join us at the History Unwound knitting retreat at the Williamsburg lodge on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and check out our booth in the market. We are offering special promotional pricing on individual skeins of HPKY yarns during this event. Our White Stone shop will also be open for normal hours.
Now Open in White Stone - 2015.02.03: We've moved the shop and reopened in White Stone at 577 Rappahannock Drive (Route 3). As you enter town from the south, we're in the large two story building to the right after you pass the the 7-11 and before you reach the P.O. and River Market. If you reach the light, you've gone too far. We've ordered many new and unique yarns to stock the expanded space, and they are arriving daily. Come see!
Moving Promotion - 2015.01.16: We're having a special moving sale to facilitate our relocation to White Stone. Sale pricing is in effect through January 24th when our Mathews shop closes so that we may move to White Stone.
Expanding and Relocating the Shop - 2015.01.07: We'll be relocating to larger space more conveniently located to our customers in late January 2015. Our Mathews shop closes on January 24th, and we are reopening February 3rd at 577 Rappahannock Drive in White Stone, Virginia 22578. Our new location has space for customers to sit and knit, and a weaving studio well equipped with looms for instruction.
Handwoven Magazine "Yarn Lab" Article - 2014.12.27: Handwoven Magazine has published our article on Made in America Yarn's chunky Florafil yarn on page 70 of their January/February 2015 issue. This yarn is spun and dyed by Huntingdon Yarn Mill in Philadelphia, and available from us online.
Tagua Palm Buttons - 2014.10.26: We're now carrying tagua buttons, made from the nuts of the tagua palm in Ecuador. Tagua closely resembles ivory after drying and polishing. Some refer to them as "vegetable ivory". We're pleased to offer tagua buttons in many attractive colors and shapes.
Karen Podd's Fantastic Yarn Bowls - 2014.10.15: Karen Podd of "The Poddery" has developed a line of beautiful handmade pottery yarn bowls. The glazes and shapes are beautiful. They are available for purchase in our shop now.
Montpelier Fall Fiber Festival Update - 2014.10.01: Come visit us at the Fall Fiber Festival and Montpelier Sheep Dog Trials at James Madison's Montpelier in Orange County Virginia. Festival hours are 10-5 Saturday October 4, and 10-4 on Sunday. We'll be exhibiting in Tent 1, space 4.
Convergence Conference - 2014.05.29: We'll be exhibiting at the July 14-20, 2014 Handweavers Guild of America "Convergence Conference" in Providence, RI. Visit us in booth 424 and check out the cones of yarns made and dyed in the U.S. by Huntingdon Mills in Philadelphia, PA.
Thank You for Supporting Our Grand Opening - 2014.05.24: We thank our customers and friends for making the grand opening of the Dirt Woman Fiber Arts retail shop successful (particularly the folks who traveled from California, Nevada, and New York)!
Dirt Woman Fiber Arts Grand Opening - 2014.04.30: Mark your calendar for May 22, 2014, the Grand Opening of the Dirt Woman Fiber Arts retail store [formerly] located at 401 Main Street in Mathews, Virginia. There will be weaving and knitting demonstrations, a promotional sale, and drawings for free door prizes.