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!
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 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.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Here at Hillcreek Yarn Shoppe, holiday festivities are in full swing all December.
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!
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
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.
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!
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.
Don’t miss great chances for sales and celebrations coming up soon!
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!
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!
- 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.
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!
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!
After that, I will be at the shop till mid July and FiberU! Whew!
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
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!!!
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.
With a lot of help from our friend, Kirsten, Hillcreek Yarn Shoppe now has a new web site with a blog! The new web store should be up and running soon. Thank you for being patient with us. As our regulars here will attest, we aim to be more than just a retail store, we want to be your yarn based community center. Hillcreek offers space for various Fiber Arts groups to get together, we promote donations of yarn and finished goods to multiple charity organizations and we offer classes for every level on any Fiber Art we know. Our customers are our friends and neighbors and we like it that way! I appreciate any input you give on classes you’d like to take, yarns and fibers you want us to carry and other ways we can improve our customer service and atmosphere in the shop. If you are passing through Missouri on I-70, come see us! We are only half a block away. We are your “LYS with a heart”.
Speaking of hearts…many of you know I am not a “heart” person (or a pink person). When I came back to the store in 2014, everything was branded with a great big pink heart logo. I went with it because rebranding takes a long time and a lot of effort and money. I think with the new web site, it’s time. I would like to come up with a new logo that doesn’t include pink or hearts. I bet you folks could help! Let’s have a “New Logo for Hillcreek” contest. Send in your ideas and suggestions by the end of January. If I pick your design as my new logo, you get a $50 gift certificate to the shop!
Stay tuned for updates on new products, classes and events at Hillcreek and anything else interesting I find to pass along! Just for fun (and so I learn how to do it) here is a gratuitous picture of my little nephew, Roland, on the woven blanket Grandma made for him.