Monday, November 27, 2006

Marin Fiber Arts Holiday Events!

There is a lot going on at Marin Fiber Arts as we are getting well into the Holiday Season. Many of you knitters out there are still searching for "that perfect gift" for friends and family, so why not give them something hand-made? To help manage the holidays, there are several specials happening at Marin Fiber Arts that are available through the end of the year:

Clearance Shelf!! Right now the entire Bollicine line as well as some Cascade yarns are on sale at 50%.

Last-minute holiday gift classes FREE of charge. On December 2 and 9 (both Saturdays) there will be a short series of free classes on getting together holiday gifts. Topics include: Modular Felted Coaster, Multi-directional Scarf, Star Ornament, Modular Circular Stuffed Ball Ornament, and Keyhole Scarf. Classes are taking place throughout the day and last approximately 1-1.5 hours. All you have to do to participate is buy the materials that you will be using.

A Jo Sharp trunk Show will be taking place Thursday November 30- Tuesday December 12. Many beautiful garments featured in Jo Sharp's new book "Knit" Vol.1 will be on display, from cardigans to pullovers, featuring two new yarns for fall: Alpaca Silk Georgette and Alpaca Kid Lustre. During the trunk show, all Jo Sharp yarns will be on SALE for 15% off!

Cash for Stash is still happening! Clean out your stash, bring it in and Marin Fiber Arts will donate it to charity. In exchange for every pound of yarn you bring in, you get a $5 store credit. It doesn't matter what kind fo yarn it is, as long as it is clean and wound into balls/hanks/skeins.

All of these events (unless otherwise noted) are running until the end of the year! And as always, Thursday nights the store is open late for the knit night. Come in, bring a project, and knit with us!

Marin Fiber Arts is located at:
1026 Court Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 459-4600

Friday, November 17, 2006

Full Thread Ahead Anniversary Sale

From Friday, November 17th and to Sunday, November 19th, everything in the store is 20% off. More details on the store blog

Please remember our seasonal hours through Christmas:

  • Monday 11am - 9pm
  • Tuesday 11am - 6pm
  • Wednesday 11am - 6pm
  • Thursday 11am - 8pm
  • Friday 11am - 9pm (Open until 10pm on LACY Dance nights)
  • Saturday/Sunday 11am - 5pm
We're adding Fridays to open knit nights, but as always you're welcome any time the store is open to come and knit with us.

Full Thread Ahead
169 Main Street
Los Altos, CA 94022

(650) 948-9036
(888) Go-Knit1

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Marin Fiber Arts: Stash for Cash!

The holiday season is fast approaching and that means coming up with cash for gifts for friends and family. If you plan on knitting gifts, or just want to endulge in buying yourself a gift of knitting goodies, but have that much too common oversized stash of yarn you may never use, have no fear. Marin Fiber Arts in San Rafael is having a Stash for Cash event than runs through December 31, 2006.
Clean out your stash by bringing in all your unwanted yarn... doesn't matter what kind; it can be dime-store acrylic from 25 years ago to novelty yarn you bought last year on sale but just don't like. The yarn will be donated to local schools and charities, so while you are narrowing your unwanted yarn stash and getting great deals on new yarns, children and those in need are also benefiting from your generosity!
For every pound of yarn you bring in, you will receive a $5 credit towards your purchase. Bring in 5 pounds, and you get a $25 credit! Your credit must be redeemed on the day you bring in your yarn, and the credit can be applied towards the purchase of anything in the store with the exception of class fees.
Thank you for your holiday support, and happy knitting!

Marin Fiber Arts is located at:
1026 Court Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 459-4600

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Another Great Event at Nine Rubies Knitting

Just one week after our book signing with The Dominitrix, Jennifer Stafford (, we will be joined by the co-author of one of the most talked about knitting books of the fall. Yarn store owner Mel Clark has co-written a wonderfully witty book called Knit 2 Together with the gifted actress Tracey Ullman. The book is filled with fun and wearable projects such as a shrug, a cardigan and a darling baby cape. Mel will be here for a book signing, trunk show and Q&A session on Sunday, December 3rd, from 2-5 pm. Mel will talk about her experiences as a yarn store owner and author, and how she and Tracey came upon the idea of working on a book together.

In order to get a sense of the quantities we need to order, we’re asking that you pre-order the book if you will be coming to the signing (or if you just want a copy). Please stop by the store or call us if you are interested. We’ll have extra copies of the book at the event if you don’t want to pre-order. Of course, you are more than welcome to come to the event even if you don’t order the book J.

Nine Rubies Knitting is located in downtown San Mateo at 28 E. 3rd Avenue, just east of El Camino. There is street parking as well as a parking structure located around the corner at 2nd Avenue and El Camino. The store phone number is 650-685-6205. Hope to see you there.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Yarn! last day is November 18th

Yarn! on Santa Clara Ave. in Alameda, is going out of business. Stock is depleted but everything left is 40% off.

Last day open is November 18th.