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 Heindselman's Knit & Gift
America's Oldest Yarn Shop

July Newsletter, 2021


July Sale!
It's a long story but the short version is that a yarn shop in the Midwest closed when the owner retired and we bought all of her inventory of quality yarns! This was a very nice yarn shop and the yarns are exquisite; beautiful colors, high quality manufacturers, and premium fiber contents. Lots of it is still in the original bags as it arrived at the shop. There are some sunning hand dyed yarns and all sorts of blends featuring alpaca, cotton, silk, rayon and other fun stuff. All of this yarn and a whole bunch of other yarn from our stockpile will be on sale starting Monday, July 5th and will be deeply discounted. All sales are final during this close-out sale. Come early and often as the selection of these premium yarns will continue to change. We will periodically update what is on the shelf on Facebook. 

To re-cap: we bought a whole lot of dreamy yarn and it is all going on sale at crazy low prices starting July 5th. Your July calendar should now say 1) Enjoy the 4th. 2) Get to Heindselman's on the 5th and 10th and 17th and so on...

Local Yarn Shop Customer Appreciation Week
Our annual Utah yarn shop crawl this year manifests itself July 10-17th as the Utah Yarn Shop Customer Appreciation Week with shops from all over the state participating. Along with Heindselman's, there are special events happening that week at Willow Hill Yarn in West Jordan, The Knitting Post in Santa Clara, Julia's Shop in Richfield, Needle Point Joint in Ogden, Petit Fours and Purls in Lehi, and Harmony in Provo

We thank our customers for your support that has kept us in business, expecially this last year during the pandemic. We love you and to show our appreciation we will hold FREE special events every day that week. Materials and use of equipment during the classes are included and also free. Events will be ongoing all day, no need to reserve a spot.

We also have free gifts every day during the Customer Appreciation Week.

GRAND PRIZE DRAWING
During our Customer Appreciation Week event, we will be holding a GRAND PRIZE DRAWING. Register for free each day you come in during the customer appreciation week. The Grand Prize is a $190.00 Schacht 10" Cricket Loom!

IN STORE EVENTS
Saturday, July 10: Kids Day.
  All day long, kids can come in and make all the twisted yarn necklaces and bracelets they want (with parental assistance).
Monday, July 12: Make-It/Take-It! Come in and weave a potholder on the fun-to-use Cricket loom by Schacht. Also register for the prize drawing of a 10" cricket loom! Bring the kids and Hava's daughter Lea will be teaching beginning knitting to the younger set.
Tuesday, July 13: Try your hand at spinning and learn to spin on a drop spindle. Hava's daughter Sally will be teaching crochet to kids all day.
Wednesday, July 14: Come eat waffles! We will be cooking up the amazing organic, 5-grain Wasatch Baking Company waffles from the mix we carry. You can try them with the great locally made syrups by Uncle Bob's and Probst Farms.  
Lisa will also teach how to crochet and you can walk out with your first completed project - a cotton dishcloth.
Fly tying. Meet the artists - Ricky Butrum (10a-6p) and Joyce Westphal (6p-8p). They have been tying flies professionally for decades, and they both knit! They will be demonstrating, answering questions, and tying flies for purchase. Check out the giant framed art flies for purchase!
Thursday, July 15: Explore the world of needle felting and take home a felted wool dryer ball that you have personalized any way you want. Hava's daughter Lea will be back to teach knitting to children so bring the kids to learn a new skill. Sample the best chocolate around. We will be sampling Theobroma chocolate bars from Sitka, Alaska and learn why they are worth hand carrying from Alaska, which is what we have to do to get them here!
Friday, July 16: Try wet felting and make a square of fabric from unspun wool fiber using nothing but hot soapy water and elbow grease. Wet felted fabric can be shaped into 3D pieces or cut and sewn with no raveling. Hava's daughter Sally will be back teaching beginning crochet to kids. Also from 4p-6p, free to learn to knit class for everyone taught by Elizabeth Smith. This includes all the materials to learn to knit.
Saturday, July 17: Meet the bunnies! Bobbil will have angora rabbits that you can pet and cuddle. She will demonstrate the harvesting of the fiber and handspun angora yarns (and bunnies!) will be available for sale.
Kid's Day: Again, kids can come in and make all the twisted yarn necklaces and bracelets that they would want. 

OUR FREE GIFTS TO YOU

All Week: The first 100 customers who spend $20 and mention the newsletter will recieve a free drawstring tote/backpack/project bag (an $8 value).  
Daily Give Aways: The first 25 customers who mention the newsletter eady day of Customer Appreciation Week (July 10-17) will receive a free gift just for coming in: 
Saturday, July 10: A pair of embroidery/knitting scissors or round tipped scissors that are approved for airline flights.
Monday July 12: A 36" rose gold chain necklace with a 1.5" diameter 4.5x glass lens magnifier.
Tuesday, July 13: Close-out Hard and Paperback pattern book(s) of your choice. Value up to $40.00
Wednesday, July 14: 7pc Repair Needles Kit with UPholstery Needles, Leather Needle, canvas, carpet, & curved needles.
Thursday, July 15: A fun, colorful pom-pom to add to any project, hat, or shoes.
Friday, July 16: Lip Wicks, a delightful flavored lip balm by Soaplicity of Pleasant Grove.
Saturday, July 17: 5 honey sticks in natural flavors, your choice.

SUMMER CLASSES:


Knitting 

Free learn-to-knit with Elizabeth: Elizabeth is back! Beginning July 16th Every Friday from 4p to 6p Elizabeth will be teaching a Free Learn to Knit Class which even includes materials. Children 8 years and older can attend with a parent.

2-Stranded Colorwork: Join Kit and dive into the world of 2-stranded colorwork, a fairisle technique that works 2 colors simultaneously into your piece. Students need US size 8 needles and 2 contrasting colors of worsted weight yarn. Tuesday July 27, 6-8p. $25

Top Down Construction Design: This is a design class using a template Bobbi created that allows you to write a pattern for endless styles of sweaters for any size or shape person, using any yarn and any stitch pattern. Students bring a 6"x6" knitted swatch that they would like to make a sweater out of and using the template and measurements, write the pattern to complete the sweater they envision. Students will receive a blank template that they can copy. Wednesday July 7, 6-8pm. $25

Crochet

Basic Techniques for Amigurumi: Kit is our resident amigurumi master and she is accepting apprentices in this one shot class. Get started into the fun world of this crochet sculpture technique. Students will need a working knowledge of crochet, an E hook and one skein of Encore worsted weight yarn. Tuesday, July 20, 6p-8p. $25

Spinning

Beginning Spinning: Bobbi will introduce you to your newest obsession as you learn to spin your own yarn from fiber. Students will learn to spin both on a drop spindle and a spinning wheel. Try various wheels and fibers to find what "sings to you"! All supplies and the use of the drop spindle and spinning wheel are included. Tuesdays and Saturdays, July 6, 10, 13, & 17. 6p-8p $75

Spinning 201: You have learned how to spin, so what now? Join Bobbi and the next level of fun at the wheel. Explore plying variations and learn Navajo plying, allowing you to create a 3 ply yarn from a single strand. Discuss wheel setting and what to tweak to get the effect you want in your yarns. Try out various exotic fibers with input on how to maximize their best qualities. Students bring their wheel and 2 bobbins at least a quarter full of yarn and a third empty bobbin. If you do not have a wheel, let us know and we will make arrangements for you to use one of ours. All supplies are included. Wednesday July 28, 6-8pm. $35

Needle Felting:

Intro to Needle Felting: It's the most fun you can have jabbing something with a needle and Kit gets you going with this ufn craft that can be applied to a surface or used to make 3D pieces. Tuesday, August 3, 6p-8p. $35

NEW RAVEN FROG YARNS

Mini Merino
: A DK weight, hand painted superwash merino in the great Raven Frog line of colors. It works up into a beautiful, soft fabric that will have you coming back for more. 4 oz, 300 yds, $27.99

Kettle Dyed Marvelous Merino: Beautiful solids in rich, kettle dyed, (heathered) colors. 4 oz, 275 yds $19.99

Ewe Kute Kid: DK weight, hand painted, 80/10/10 blend of superwash merino/cashmere/nylon. Same fiber as Bear Feet sock yarn and Ewe Gorgeous Goat worsted weight yarn, now in a DK weight. 4 oz, 275 yds, 29.99

CLOSE-OUT RACK
Our close-out yarn rack has been restocked and then some. 100s of skeins, mostly wools and cottons. Yarns that sold for up to $15.00 are just $1.99 each. We also have Comfort Fingering, a microfiber/nylon yarn in big 100 gm skeins, perfect to crochet or knit baby items. Regular price is $10.00, this is just $4.99.

IT'S A SAD DAY
We just received word that one of our most popular yarns, Pluscious, has been discontinued. It is a chenille yarn that is used to edge baby blankets and bibs. What we currently have in stock is all that we will ever get. 

SOAPLICITY HAND LOTIONS
A solid disk of hand lotion in a tin that you can take anywhere. Keep a tin in your porse or car for dry skin relief anytime! This fantastic hand lotion absorbs right in - no greasy feeling. These bars are infused with natural oils and Mango and cocoa butter and packs a punch against dry, irritated skin. Even better, this is a Utah product.