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 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.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Coming Soon....Rustic Modern Knits

Cost is $24.99. Payment is due at time of pre-order
Local designer and fiber artist, Yumiko Alexander has an amazing new book of patterns coming out this fall. Both TYF and AYF are taking pre-orders for her book now. Call today or stop in at either shop to reserve your copy today.