Knitting can be a helpful hobby in the winter when you need a scarf for extra warmth or a sturdy needle to chip your way out of a frozen cabin. Prepare for chilly months with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for $30 worth of yarn
- $15 for $20 toward in-store or winter-retreat classes and $10 worth of supplies for the classes. The winter-retreat classes will take place at the Biltmore Square Mall on the weekend of January 18–20.
Crafters in need of material inspiration can pick up a skein of Malabrigo Rasta yarn with bulky merino-wool strands ($22) and browse other hand-spun yarns from local fiber artists. Those seeking instruction can attend classes ranging from knitting assistance ($10), for which students bring along their individual projects, to learning how to dye their own yarns using a crock pot ($40). View other in-store and winter-retreat classes.
Friends & Fiberworks
Thousands of sheep have Friends & Fiberworks to thank for their cool, breezy summers. The shop's 4,000-square-foot show room is packed with the dyed, spun remnants of their winter coats, inspiring shoppers to fashion art for the home and body. Wooden display panels show off sample projects above shelves stuffed with skeins of all kinds, including yarns spun by local fiber artists such as Rowan and Debbie Bliss. Amid the rainbow of pillowy packages, cushy armchairs await practicing knitters and spiders-in-training.
More than just a supply shop, Friends & Fiberworks cultivates its own flock of knitters and craftspeople through ongoing classes and twice-yearly retreats. The talented instructors delve into everything from weaving on a loom to spinning wool into yarn and straw into gold, eliminating the need to wager firstborn children away to nameless imps.