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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

They say its your Birthday.....

cake by Machovka -
All of us at 
Tempe Yarn & Arizona Yarn 
want to wish
Rachel & Tiffany a very Happy Birthday!!!!

We are so happy to have you as part of the 
TYF/AYF Family

We hope you have a wonderful day filled with
fiber & yarn. 


Sunday, November 09, 2014

Happy Birthday....

Happy Birthday by rgesthuizen - Just text for Happy Birthday used for decorative cake piping
Today is a very special day cause 
it's Fred's Birthday!!! 

On his special day, we want to thank him for all he does for Tempe Yarn & Arizona Yarn, his witty jokes, his words of wisdom and his special charm.

He has earned everyone of those grey hairs from his kids 
and years working so hard...
(Aaron actually caused them all, I (Allari) had NO part in the grey hairs)

Happy Birthday Sir!!!!

Your family, friends, staff, customers & all those people who love ya.

Birthday Icon by nicubunu - Birthday - hat

Part of the "Events" set made for WorldLabel.com

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Sally Melville is HERE!!!

Fred just went and picked Sally up from the airport. Her classes begin tomorrow. If you haven't signed up yet for one of classes, there is still room in a few of them. Call today to sign up. Don't forget if you take two or more of her classes, you will receive a TYF/AYF gift card. Ask for details when you sign up.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Tempe Yarn Voted Phoenix 2014 Best Knitting Supplies Shop

Tempe Yarn & Fiber was voted by New Times Readers as the 
Phoenix 2014 Best Knitting Supplies Shop!

We want to thank everyone who voted for us.

New Times Best Knitting Supplies Shop

Monday, November 03, 2014

Sign Up For Two or More of Sally Mellvilles Classes at TYF and Get a Gift Card

Sally Melville 
It's time to sign up for her farewell tour.

To help us fill the remaining seats and to give you a chance to experience 
working with this legend, we have a special deal. 
Sign up for more than one class and we will give you a gift card(s).  

Take TWO classes and get a $15 
Tempe Yarn & Arizona Yarn Gift card.

Take THREE classes and get a $30 
Tempe Yarn & Arizona Yarn Gift card.

Take FOUR classes and get a $45 
Tempe Yarn & Arizona Yarn Gift card.

Gift Cards can not be used for Sally Melville classes, but may be used for any product or future classes in either shop.

 This is a great chance to learn from one of the best.


DATE: Fri., Nov. 7, 2014 - 11:00-2:00

COST: $75
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

Stripes… oh so easy to knit! But who can wear them? The truth is that everyone can both knit and wear them. This workshop explores ways to build stripes, knit stripes, and match stripes. And then we’ll play with simple stitch patterns that knit like stripes but don’t look like stripes and can produce some of your favorite knitting.


DATE: Sat., Nov. 8, 2014 - 11:00-2:00
COST: $75

A knitter who spends the time and energy to make her own clothes should be rewarded with a result that makes her happy and proud. It should fit, it should flatter, and there should be no mystery as to how this happened. But sadly, and too often, this is not the result. Why? Because the knitter chooses the wrong pattern OR choose the right pattern but follows the directions without questioning them OR makes the right garment but wears it with the wrong thing.  There are a few simple rules to follow for successful knitting: start with styles that flatter, knit with appropriate decisions for a personalized fit, then wear it with something that makes it look wonderful! This workshop has a lot of hands-on work that looks at these decisions and puts the power for successful results into your competent hands. Yay! 


DATE: Sat., Nov. 8, 2014 - 3:00-6:00
COST: $75
SKILL LEVEL beginner intermediate and beyond.
(Very experienced knitters get a lot from this class, and so do newer knitters.) 

No matter how advanced and accomplished we are, there are habits or holes in our knitting repertoire. Perhaps we rely upon the same cast-on, the same increase, the same decrease; perhaps we are confounded by selvage stitches; perhaps we knit without the awareness that we have choices.
This workshop explores and explains the many techniques we should all have in our repertoire.  We'll talk about which are best suited to each situation and why, and we'll practice them all with lots of hands-on experience.

DATE: Sun., Nov. 9, 2014—3:00-6:00
COST: $75
SKILL LEVEL: beginner intermediate and beyond

Sometimes the most insight comes from the struggle one faces when something goes REALLY wrong.  But there are remedies for most any kind of 'disaster' in knitting.  Using these can turn a problem into a wearable garment while teaching us to be more intuitive and more confident knitters!

This workshop will discuss the problems that confront most knitters plus what to do if the garment is too wide, too short, too long, too narrow, too outdated in style, if a bad colour choice was made, if the edgings are not holding well, if the knitter has run out of yarn or forgot to make pockets, or if the garment has suffered a laundering disaster.


Sunday, November 02, 2014

Tempe Yarn Hiring

Tempe Yarn is looking for 
part-time instructors/customer service employees. 
Applicants must have a solid mastery of 
knitting and/or crocheting.

To apply complete the application

and bring it into Tempe Yarn. 

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Gift Buying Made Easier...

Purple present by secretlondon - A purple present.

With the holidays fast approaching, we find that often times our "non fiber artist" family and friends don't know what to buy us. Growing up, my brothers and I often had a hard time finding that perfect gift for Terry (aka Mom) with out her knowing what we were buying.

So at Tempe Yarn and Arizona Yarn, we have made things easier on you and your family/friends. Stop in today and create your very own "Wish List". This way when someone comes in and wants to get you something but they don't know where to start, we can give them your wish list and they can shop away. This way you get exactly what you want, and they get to shop with out getting frustrated.

For those out of town family and friends we do sell gift cards or they can purchase items on your wish list over the phone. We are happy to ship the items that they purchase or hold them at the store for you to pick up. Feel free to call or stop in for more details.  Come fill out your "Wish List" today!!! 


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Don't Forget...

Smiley!!! by inky2010 - Smiley see it's .....Arizona Yarn & Tempe Yarn will be closing at 4pm tomorrow, October 31st.
Have a Safe & Happy Halloween!!!

happy halloween by OlKu - Skeleton dance group

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

It's Back.......

Arizona Yarn and Tempe Yarn now have Highlighter Tape in stock!!!!
This tape is great for keeping your place on patterns, it is easily removable and reusable. I have found that most of the time, one strip of it works for my whole pattern. It is something I keep a roll of in my knitting toolbox and use all the time. Come get some today and you will be so happy that you did!


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We have always prided ourselves on helping out within our community and in that spirit, we are asking for our community to help out one of the local domestic violence woman's shelters. The Chrysalis Shelter that is located in Phoenix and is in need of lots of items. Donation items can be dropped off at either Tempe Yarn or Arizona Yarn from Saturday, October 18th to Sunday, November 30th. Please consider helping out this wonderful organization and the local community.

Items Needed:

Knitted/Crocheted Hats 
Knitted Crocheted Scarves 
Knitted/Crocheted Small Stuffed Animals 
Bath Towels 
Hair Brushes/Combs 
Daily Planners 
Zip drives 
Plastic drinking cups 
Ear plugs 
Make-up (lipstick and eye shadow) 

Hair Mousse 

Visit the Chrysalis Shelter website for more information 
about them and the work that they do.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Between the Colors, A Young New Supplier

It started out when Braeden and Alyssa said, "we want to start a business."  Over the next month, Braeden (11) and Alyssa (9) came up with a name and formed a business (Between the Colors), purchased yarn and dyes, defined their color ways, and hired their employees (cousins/siblings).

Last week, "Between the Colors" dyed their first run of hand dyed 100% superwash Merino fingering weight yarns (400 years).


After some training and coaching, the co-CEOs took over and directed and supervised their employees while doing their own dyeing.

Their end product turned out amazing (no bias here) and is now  available at Tempe Yarn.  

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

At Tempe Yarn we love our local suppliers!!  This month, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, two of our talented local artists, Kathy of SDG Creations & Krysten of Gherkins Bucket have volunteered to give back to our very own Knitted Knockers Charities.

Gherkins Bucket has a hand dyed line of pink yarns that were dyed specifically for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Krysten is donating 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this "pink" yarn.

This "Pink" line of yarn is available only at TYF

SDG Creations is donating 100% of the proceeds from all of her creations that sell in the month of October. This includes her jewelry, buttons, shawl pins and stitch markers.

Please help support our local artists and Knitted Knockers Charities.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Somethings Cooking at TYF....

You asked....Nancy is making it happen!

Nancy of Dyelicious Yarns is back at it again, she has been working hard all day and creating some beautiful hand dyed yarns. They will be available soon!


Halloween scene by laobc - A halloween scene. A witch and some bats flying, an old tree, some evil pumpkins and the moon.
Tree from http://www.openclipart.org/detail/60391Tempe Yarn & Arizona Yarn will be closing at 4pm, Friday, October 31st for Halloween.
This way our employees can go trick or treating with the kiddos and maybe even get into some mischief. 

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Social Happenings @ TYF

Did you know that we have social groups at TYF??? As you already know, we have our community tables that you can sit at anytime we are open and work on your projects, hang out with friends and relax. In addition, we also have social groups that meet weekly. The groups are open to anyone who wants to join them. All you have to do is come in anytime during the group meeting times, pull up a chair and have fun!

Here is a list of all the groups that meet at Tempe Yarn:

Sunday: AZ Dudes Who Knit 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Tuesday: Knotty but Nice Social Group 10:30am-3:00pm

Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday Stitchers 12:00pm-3:00pm

Friday: Friday Morning Social Group 11:00am-2:00pm
       Friday Evening Social Group 5:00pm-8:00pm
   Knitted Knocker Fridays 5:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday: Saturday Social Group 11:00am-7:00pm

Come hang out with us anytime!!!

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Sally Melville is Coming to TYF

Who is Sally Melville??? 
Glad you asked, get to know Sally here. 
Sally will be teaching at Tempe Yarn November 7th, 8th and 9th. For more class information, check out our website, stop in or call (480) 557-9166. Classes are filling fast, don't miss out on this opportunity.