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


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It is our biggest sale of the year – the MAKE IT WITH WOOL event. The entire month of September is dedicated to singing the praises of wool – AND everything in the store with any wool in it at all (spoiler alert – we count alpaca as wool) is at least 20% off! That means everything from our best selling workhorse yarn  Encore worsted to Luxe, the decadent new hand dyed merino-yak-silk, is at least 20% off the entire month of September. Special orders on wool yarns placed in September? 20% off! And check out our clearance section with mark downs to 50%! We love wool for so many reasons… remarkable to wear, sustainable,  versatile and yes, EASY TO CARE FOR. If you have fallen victim to the bad rap that wool often gets, let us dispel the myths and make you a believer. Just ask us when you come in, and prepare to be amazed. 

JODY LONG IN STORE! We are kicking off our September Make it with Wool sale with designer Jody Long in the store! The author of over 10 knitting books, Long designs for celebrities and yarn mills around the world. Join us Friday, September 1 from 4-8 PM and meet Jody in person, enjoy the treats and check out his great designs!

We know this sounds like a cop out but we are serious – there are too many new yarns to cover in this newsletter. We have been clearing shelf space and moving out discontinued yarns and new yarns are arriving basically every day. They are a wide variety of fiber contents and in every weight, from lace to mega chunky. One yarn we are very excited about is the introduction of Vintage worsted in about 70 colors. This yarn has been requested for years and we are thrilled to have it here for you. A blend with 52% high quality acrylic, 40% wool and 8% nylon, Vintage worsted is the big sister to Vintage DK, a perennial best seller. You are going to  love the sophisticated color palette and the rich heathered tones of Vintage worsted, and it is 20% off in September! Come see all the new yarns – self striping, gorgeous tweeds, even Footsie, the elastic sock yarn perfect to knit beautiful compression socks. And… we want you to let us know what you think of what we are doing around here!

This fun weekend event has become a customer favorite so it’s back! We have a collection of easy to knit or crochet afghan patterns designed to be finished in a weekend. Come in and pick your pattern out of the jar, get your yarn and get started! Finish the afghan in 72 hours and get it back to the store to show us and you 
receive 50% off on the yarn you bought! The fun starts Friday, September 29.








Our one shot class/mini KAL each month continues on the 2nd Saturday from 10-noon. Buy a kit for the class and take 10% off the regular retail price and of course as always, you get all the help you need any time at Heindselman’s to make sure your project is a success.
September 9: Capitol Reef, October 14: Zion, Nov 11, Grand Canyon. $10.00 plus supplies. Pre-registration is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED so we have enough hat kits available!

TWO AT A TIME (TAAT) SOCKS: Hava helps you end “2nd Sock Syndrome” forever when you knit both socks at the same time. Using one circular needle you will never again be waiting to get that other sock done. Tuesdays, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 6-8 PM. $35 plus supplies.

APPLESEED MITTS TAAT: This much requested class from the Merry Making Field Guide is here! These fun 2 at a time (TAAT) mitts fly off your needles when Hava shows you the tricks. Make a pair for everyone on your list! Wednesdays, Oct 11, 18, 6-8 PM. $25 plus $16 for the Field Guide. Requires size 5 and 7 32” or 40” needles, worsted weight yarn.

GRACE NOTES PULLOVER: Hava takes you through a beautiful Joji design that keeps you entertained. A completely new sweater construction of simple lines that are as flattering as they are beautiful. Saturdays, Sept 16, 23, 30, 2-4 PM. $35 plus supplies and $16.00 for the Field Guide, 6 and 7 needles, worsted weight yarn.

SWONCHO: Is it a sweater? Is it a poncho? Kathy leads this fun class. The swoncho, featured in the MDK Beginnings Field Guide, is a sophisticated look in a  project a beginner can master. See the model in the store! Tuesdays, Sep 26, Oct 3, 10, 6-8 PM. $35 plus $16 for the Field Guide.

OLD FRIEND: It’s the comfortable pullover you reach for again and again, over sized and gender neutral. Kathy leads the way to getting through this sweater you will love to wear, and gift. Saturdays, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, noon-2 PM. $40 plus $16 for the Atlas Field Guide. Uses worsted weight yarn, size 7 and 8 needles.

CHRISTMAS CLUB: Join us the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month for a fun, one shot class to get ready for the holidays. Ornaments, quick gifts, holiday decor and more! Follow us on Facebook or call the store to find out what is coming up! 10-noon, $5 plus supplies.



CROCHET WATERFALL CROCHET: The newest rage in the crochet world, Hava teaches this fun technique. Students will complete 2 dishcloths: one to  master the technique and one to learn the hacks to make it bend to your will. Wednesdays, Sep 20, 27, Oct 4, 6-8 PM. $35 plus supplies. Uses worsted weight cotton yarn, G or H hook.

Join Autumn as she teaches this clever construction and create a thick, double layered hot pad… or make a really big one and stuff it as a pillow! Saturday, Sep 23, 2-4 PM. $15 plus supplies. 




YARN/FIBER DYEING: Use the dye studio and create your own original hand painted yarn, sock blank, or roving to spin. Choose your yarn or fiber and you have access to all our dye colors and the studio. You leave with a very wet finished product to launch your next creation. Thursday, Sep 14, 6-8 PM OR Saturday, Oct 21, 10-noon. $45.




TATTING / LACE ALL DAY TATTING I MARATHON: We have had so many requests for a concentrated tatting course that can be attended by those who live too far away to come to 8 weeks of classes and Dale has delivered! This is a beginning class with no pre-requisite. Come learn the art of tatted lace in this
intensive, one day course: 4 sessions of 2 hours with 15 minute breaks (we will have food and drink provided for you). Saturday, Sep 30, 9 AM – 5:45 PM. $110 plus supplies. No pre-requisite.

TATTING I: Dale teaches this entry level tatting class gets you comfortably mastering all the basics of this lovely lace making technique. Tuesdays, Sep 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. 7-9 PM. $110 plus supplies.

TATTING III: Continue the journey with Dale as you learn more of the nuance of tatted lace structure. Tuesdays, Sep 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. 5-7 PM.

LACE LOUNGE: Have a question about your lace project? Stuck on a technique? Mad Tatter to the rescue! Join other lacemakers every 2nd Tuesday from 6-8 PM as Dale gets you on your way with all the help you need.

SNOWFLAKE TAT ALONG: Join Dale and take advantage of this one shot class to tat a lace snowflake. Third Wednesday of the month until Christmas! Sep 20, Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec 20, 6-8 PM. Join in the fun for just $5.00 plus supplies! 




SPINNING BEGINNING SPINNING: Learn the process of turning unorganized fiber into yarn, and find your newest obsession! Bobbi teaches students to spin both on a drop spindle and the spinning wheel. Wednesdays, Sep 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 6-8 PM OR Saturdays, Sep 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 10 AM-noon. $85.00. Class fee includes use of spindle, wheels and all supplies.




BEGINNING HARNESS LOOM WEAVING: Taking on harness loom weaving on your own is quite the investment in time, equipment and a huge learning curve. Hava fixes all of that in this entry level class where students complete 2 pieces under Hava’s direction and a third piece of their choosing, with Hava’s help. Learn to warp (thread) the loom and how to manipulate the machine to create stunning colorwork and textured fabric, no previous experience required. Tuesdays AND Saturdays, Sep 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30. $95 plus supplies for 3rd project.




SOAP MAKING COLD PROCESS SOAP MAKING: Learn the process of saponification – what turns fat and lye into soap, discuss common pitfalls and learn some hacks in this demonstration class that Kathy teaches. Leave with a pre-measured kit and complete instructions to make approximately 20 bars of soap at home, or choose 10 bars of Kathy’s hand made soaps. Kathy has great holiday friendly scents featured in her upcoming classes. Saturdays, 2-4 PM. $65.00 includes kit or soaps.



Most crafters see their unfinished objects (UFO's) and their stash of yet-to-be-started projects as a type of personal failure. They sigh and refer to them with resignation, realizing that they will never live long enough to get them all done, while simultaneously eyeing (and buying) new patterns and projects. It turns out we shouldn't be so hard on ourselves; that stash is a sign of a person being in a really good place. Who knew, right?
In the psychology world people with lots of unfinished projects are seen as people who live with an underlying sense of optimism. On a subconscious level they see the future as a fundamentally good place where these projects do get done. Every project planned and supplies purchased is a vote of faith in the future.
These people tend to be forward thinking, eager to get on with life and moving toward that place with a measure of confidence. In short, a healthy stash and a decent number of UFO's is the mark of a healthy, optimistic mind. There, feeling better about yourself now? You should be!
However, if the size of your stash has you uncomfortable as to what others may think of you we suggest this brilliant strategy to alleviate any problems, no matter what your fate.  Go through your stash and UFO's and separate them by project. Bag or package up each project individually, and tape a little piece of paper on it with the name of a friend or loved one. These names can be completely arbitrary, they do not need to have anything to do at all with the project in the package.

Having completed this you now return to life as usual. Finish a project, don't finish a project, whatever makes you happy. It doesn't matter because you are now set. When you pass away and your family is sorting through your belongings, instead of thinking, "Good grief, what a hoarder", they will all lovingly say, "Awww, look what she was going to make for me!"