Monday, June 30, 2014

New WC Mercantile Tote Bags!


Heavy-duty cotton canvas WC Mercantile Shopping Tote! Extra roomy! 11" long, 15" high, 5" wide gusset, nice 22" handles makes it easy to load onto your shoulder. You can fill this bag up with lots of yarn, knitting projects, books, wool to be spun and more! Super awesome classic design with a wild twist...just like WC Mercantile!

Get yours while supplies last! Click here!
  



Friday, June 13, 2014

Warping & Weaving Wednesdays


 

Do you have a cricket loom? Are you worried about warping for a new project? If so, join us on Wednesdays in July and we will warp it up with you. Get extra practice under your belt and get to weaving!

Call ahead to set up a time. 936-825-3378 or email.
Bring your loom and all the clamps and hooks that came with it.
Bring yarn you would like to use for a project, or buy more yarn, we will help you shop!
Feel free to stick around and weave a bit! We love to see how projects progress!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Sugar Sparkles Shawlette Crochet Along!

Sugar Sparkles Shawlette CAL

Ready for a mid-year crochet-a-long? Challenge yourself with the textured and beaded crescent shape of Sugar Sparkles Shawlette by Linda Permann. This shawl is a delight to make! Stop by for supply suggestions, stitch tutorials or to show off your work and visit with other making the same project. Join us on Sunday June 8th from 1pm to 4pm and once a month after for the next few months. You can sit and stitch with us anytime on Sundays at no fee! 

You will need two skeins of Malabrigo sock or 875 yards of fingering weight yarn, 675 size 6/0 beads or three tubes of 20 grams, size D hook and the pattern. 

All items can be bought at WC Mercantile!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Blocking Party!

Blocking Party!
by Stephanie Cunningham

Turning those UFOs into FOs together!

Join in the fun at WC Mercantile on June 28th for a "blocking" party! Together we will sew in tails, soak our garments, spin-dry as much water out as possible and pin them into place.

Please bring (or buy here at the shop) T-Pins or Lace Wires and a blocking mat. 
 
Date: Saturday June 28th, 2014
Time: Noon - 4pm 
 
Cost: Your first two items will be blocked for free, $5 for each additional garments.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Have a Fiber-Ridiculous Happy Birthday!


At WC Mercantile, we know your birthday is special! We want to make it even more special...with yarn. Lots of YARN!

Gather up three of your best crafting buddies and make a trip to WC Mercantile during the month of your birthday. We will treat you to 20% off all regular priced yarns, fibers, patterns, notions and books. But wait! There is more! We will also give the same discount to (up-to) three of your friends that come on the same visit!

And guess what? There is also a cherry on top! WC will present you with a certificate for a free dessert (your choice) at Martha Bloomer's Cafe.

So let's celebrate your birthday by bringing your close-knit friends to WC Mercantile in Navasota!

THE FINE PRINT:
We will ask to see your driver's license as proof of your birthday. This offer is valid once during your birthday month (between Feb 2014 and Jan 2015) at WC Mercantile located at 201 E Washington Ave Navasota, Texas 77868. Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or sales and is not valid for any equipment (Dan Spindles, wheels or looms). No rain checks or extension past your birth month will be honored. There is no cash value or exchanges for Martha Bloomer's certificate. Please know that we will ask you to join our email list and may ask your opinions in a small crafty questionnaire. The information you share with us will not be sold and will be kept private. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Jacey Boggs coming in March


We are thrilled to be hosting Jacey Boggs in March. More details here.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Amy Herzog Knit to Flatter

 Amy Herzog will teach us what shapes we should be wearing and how to knit them up!
Knit to Flatter November 23 & 24th.

Friday, April 26, 2013

 
Fresh Dyed Fibers ready for spinning or felting!!
Click HERE!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

NEW Fiber Art Jewelry Class by Diana North

Come join Diana North of FeistyFenn Fibers for an afternoon of learning how to make fiber art jewelry from art yarns. In this class you will receive a one-of-a-kind FeistyFenn Fibers art yarn, measuring approximately 28 yards and a few yards of wire-spun art yarn to fashion a unique fiber neck-piece and a bangle bracelet from. You will leave with two exclusive fiber art pieces to show off to your friends.

Please, bring size 17 needles to class. All other items will be included in the supplies fee.

Prerequisites: Must know how to knit and purl.

Class Cost: $30.00
Supplies Fee: $25.00
Date: June 15, 2013
Time: 1:00-4:00PM

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

DFW Fiber Fest was a BLAST!!

 

We had such a great time at the DFW Fiber Fest this last weekend. These are pictures of our booth before it opened, and it looked 100% different by the end of the show. We were hopping most of the weekend and tempted many a fiber fan!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Save the Date. Spring Spin In!

We have set a date for the Spring Spin In...Saturday March 9th. The spin in is such a fun time for us. We get together with our fiber friends and spend an afternoon spinning or knitting, choose your demon for the day. We set up a "Batt Bat" for folks to blend their own colors and fibers into beautiful batts to spin. Sheep shape cookies are always at the refreshment table. Do join us

Friday, January 4, 2013

New Year's Knit Along





Join us for our New Year's Knit-Along on January 6th.
We will be knitting up these awesome Turkish Bed Socks, or "Foot Cozies" by Churchmouse yarns. You will need size 3 DPN, Sock Yarn & the pattern.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Go Rattlers!!

Our Rattlers are playing the big game tomorrow!
Go big Blue!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

New Color...Peacock!

New Color in Merino & Tussah Silk Top -- Peacock!
Get it here.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Dyeing up a Storm!

Dyed and rinsed.

  Re-skeining.
 
I can't wait to knit this up!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Pinwheel Sweater in Gina

Mrs. Lillian has finished her short-sleeve Pinwheel Sweater in Gina.
Looks great!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Quick and Easy Christmas Gift

I knitted these up for my Secret Santa gift. It is super fast and easy!

Added buttons where the volume control is 

 Untangled By Samiha Qureshi

Ingredients:

Left-over bit of sock-yarn...colorful!

US 2 1\2 DPN

New set of Earbuds

Two very small Mother of Pearl buttons. 

I cast on four stitches and surrounded the wire in the knitting with each round.   

Really I started at the plug end and made increases around the "Y" section to divide.  

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

My Cup of Tea socks by Robin Lynn

My Cup of Tea Socks by Robin Lynn

My Cup of Tea socks are worked top down on dpn’s. Inspiration for these socks came from the “crocuses” pattern (p. 60) The Stitch Collection Book 5/Specialty Stitches by Debbie O’Neill.

The design is pretty but practical, following a basic sock pattern but with a 24-stitch (12 row repeat) motif added down the front.

It is written with a 64-stitch cast-on, but can be easily modified for fit using your favorite basic sock pattern formula. The motif ends before the toe to make the socks comfortably worn inside shoes.

The sample socks were knit up with undyed panda sock yarn from WC Mercantile that I crock-pot dyed using an assortment of tea bags, resulting in both lovely and fragrant yarn ~ aromatherapy knitting ~ just my cup of tea!

 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Ladybug for Christmas!

There is still time to get a Schacht Ladybug under your Christmas tree!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Got Dye?

This is only half of the yarn we will be dyeing up soon!

Katie...do you hear the phone ringing?

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Picture from Camp Pluckyfluff

Camp Pluckyfluff November 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

Knitting Skills Class with Katie

 Knitting Skills Class with Katie!

Never knit before? Or know a few of the basics and what to progress to the next step. In this Knitting Skills Class, we will get you knitting and beyond! You will learn how to cast on, knit stitch and cast off. Yarn and needles are provided for class; feel free to buy some to take home to practice.

Date: Friday December 14th