Save 15% on Everything in Stock this Weekend

 

You are Cordially invited to Yarn Designers Boutique this weekend, to join us in celebrating 11 years of bringing you the best and most diverse selection of yarns for all your projects!

 

Great Range of Yarn & Notions
From large manufacturers to small handmade producers we’ve got you covered. Plus let us introduce you to our favorite new Knit Picks Needles and Designer Handspun Yarns.
 
Learn to dye silk scarves at Yarn Designers Boutique
No Fuss Silk Dyeing Workshops
This weekend come learn our no mess techniques to dye your own silk  scarves. Workshops only take 1 hour and you’ll walk away with something you’ll love to wear, or a great gift!
Art Supplies
Not into yarn crafts? We also offer a wide range of paints, canvases, paintbrushes, glues, stencils, and so much more.
Sewing Supplies
Love to Sew? We also offer a wide range of threads, needles, zippers, ribbon, fabric, and so much more.

SHOP & SAVE 15%


Shop online or in store
To receive your discount online please use the coupon code MEMORIAL 2016 to receive your discount. If you’re joining us in store just whisper the secret password MEMORIAL DAY, and we’ll sort you out.

Offer runs May 27th-30th, 2016.

Sale Shop Hours are: Friday 12-6pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-3pm, and Monday 10am-6pm.

Dye, Paint, and Draw on your own Silk Scarf

silk scarf dyeing

Please join us for a fun and colorful workshop on May 28th to learn how to add color to a silk scarf. We will be teaching you how you can use Sharpie Markers at home to create unique and wonderful color combinations and designs, as well as introducing you to some special dyes especially made for silk.

Green Scarf Made with Sharpie Markers

A class takes about an hour and you will leave with your finished scarf!  Class times are 2pm, 3pm and 4pm on Saturday May 28th, and the fee including your 100% silk scarf and supplies is $20

 

Please call to make your reservation at (909) 584-9615 – space is limited.

Register Now!

 

Red Scarf Hand Dyed and Drawn on

 These are the simplest scarves and can be finished with markers or not.  The red and green scarves involved markers on the whole scarf.  We have lots of colors and you can blend a new color or use more than one color.  I will be there to guide you!  It’s impossible to ruin one of these scarves!  Come and have fun with us!

Once you’ve tried this for yourself we know you’ll be as addicted as we are, so it’s a good thing that the sky is the limit with these. You can use this to make your own curtains, tablecloths, skirts, blouses, shawls and so much more. These scarves also make super quick and easy Christmas and Birthday presents!

 

Introducing Knit Collage Yarns and Patterns

Knit collage new yarns and patternsWe are super excited to announce that we have received our first order of beautiful yarns from Knit Collage. These yarns are handspun in Punjab by women who painstakingly craft every detail of the yarn, from hand dyeing, to hand carding, crocheting tiny flower embellishments and spinning the yarn together with all of its trimmings. Amy Small, founder of Knit Collage, began with her love of spinning, selling her yarn to local stores, she participated in her first trade show, and that’s when things took off. She now works with several designers that really know how to use her yarns to their fullest potential. Here are some of our favorite designs, and when you buy the yarn from us you can get the pattern for free!

 

Knit Collage Cozy Cocoon Pillow Case Pattern

Cozy Cocoon Pillow Case Made in Pixie Dust and Sister Yarn

Pixie Dust yarn with all its sparkles and cocoony awesomeness lends itself perfectly to projects for your home. This pattern features a garter stitch front, knit in Pixie Dust & a herringbone stitch back side, knit in Sister yarn. Of course, the sides are interchangeable, which means you’re really getting 2 pillow designs with this one! 1 skein of Pixie Dust & 1 skein of Sister will knit up into a 12”x12” pillow and 2 skeins of each will knit up into an 18”x18” pillow.

 

 

Boho Fringe Bag by Knit Collage made in Pixie Dust

Pixie Dust is perfect for home goods and accessories. It can be a little too chunky for an all over sweater, but in a bag, it’s totally divine. The oversized shape of this bag is perfect for all of your necessities. Pixie Dust makes the best fringe too!

 

 

 

Chelsea Morning Legwarmers in Daisy Chain Yarn

These perfect leg warmers are adorable in Knit Collage’s Daisy Chain yarn! The yarn is slightly less bulky than their other handspun yarns, which help make the leg warmers not too chunky when worn.

In this pattern, they give you 2 options- a 2 skein option and a 3 skein option. The 2 skein leg warmer has no stirrup heel detail and is shorter in length- 13″. The 3 skein leg warmer has the stirrup detail and is much longer- 19″ in total length, so great for scrunching.

 

Winter PomPom Hat knit pattern

Snow Bunny Hat by Knit Collage

Knit Collage’s Snow Bunny Hat pattern features a rib brim and cable knitting in their own beautiful handspun yarn. Buy the full kit from us in either Daisy Chain or Swirl and get Free Designer Additions to add your individual flair. The uneven texture of the yarn and hint of sparkle throughout truly make this hat unique and perfect for winter. Knit yours in Daisy Chain or Swirl yarn now!

New Knitting Kits in Stock, Lumpy Bumpy Pom Pom Hat From Knit Collage

Knit Collage Pixie Dust Earflap Winter Hat

So now that we have some beautiful new yarns from Knit Collage in stock, we’ve been asking ourselves, what to make with all these fantastic yarns? Particularly looking for projects that only require one skein. So far this is our favorite, and I’m currently working on knitting it up. Its a quick pattern made in super bulky and sparkly Pixie Dust yarn which will keep you warm and toasty in any weather. It’s classified as an intermediate level pattern and knits to about 22 inches in circumference on size 17 Circular Needles. Designed by Danielle Shields this hat shows off the best aspects of this bumpy yarn.

knitted earflap hat

Earflap Hat with custom Designer Additions

Get the yarn, pattern, plus Free Designer Additions (buttons and bobs) to add to your hat to make it uniquely yours, only when you buy from us!

knitted pom pom hat

About the Yarn: Pixie Dust Yarn is a scrumptious mix of wool and mohair colors with tiny bursts of angelina sparkles all handspun together. This yarn is super bulky with a cocoon-like slubby texture that is both soft and fluffy. Pixie Dust is a perfect choice for accessories and home goods projects.Even though the raw materials are the same, no two skeins are completely alike because of the intense handmade process that goes into each and every skein.

Length: approx. 35-40 yards.

Gauge: about 1-1.5 stitches per inch.

Yarn Weight: 145g.

Suggested Needle Size: US 19 – 35 and 15.5mm – 19mm.

Washing Instructions: Gently handwash and lay flat to dry.

Content: A mix of (mostly!) wool, a little mohair and 1% sparkling Angelina fibers. Each colorway is slightly different.

 

To check out our Pixie Dust colors in stock please visit our online store, when you buy your yarn from us, you can get the pattern and Designer Additions FREE!

 

To see more of Knit Collage’s fantastic Patterns and Yarns visit us online!

knit collage pixie dust pattern

Big Bear’s First Coloring Group- Some Beautiful Finished Artworks!

Well, the coloring group has been going strong for about a month now, so we figured it was time to show off some of the beautiful pieces that people have made to help you get inspired!

Big Bear Coloring Group finished artwork

Original Zentangle Drawing and Coloring by Criss Chaney

 

Finished Artworks from Coloring Group Big Bear

All of our artworks ready to be displayed on the wall!

Fashion coloring books

I just love fashion! So, of course I HAD to have a fashion coloring book.

 

Big Bear coloring gorup

We have a great group of ladies that come and color, a huge variety of designs.

If this looks like fun then join our Facebook group to stay in touch with everyone and let us know you’re coming!

The group meets every Tuesday night 6-8pm at Yarn Designers Boutique, 439 W. Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City, CA 92314. Bring a bottle of wine, or your favorite tipple. We’ll have markers and pencils for you to use, or bring your own if you have some you really like. Please bring your own coloring books or designs, we’ll also have some fabulous coloring books for you to buy to get you started!

Participation is $5 or FREE when you spend $10 on supplies, books, and such.

Happy Coloring!

April Showers? A great time to stay in and get Crafty!

As the rainy days of April set in we’re taking the opportunity to get inspired by the coming spring and bring new color into our lives and homes. We now have a new craft space in the store so please come in to visit.  You can bring in any of your art, craft, or sewing projects, work on them in our new spacious craft Co-op area – $5 minimal charge – maximum $10 per day!  Watch a craft tutorial from our extensive library, or your favorite streaming series, while you relax and get those creative juices going!  Bring a friend and get creative together!  Catch one of Diana or Gena’s demonstrations as they progress on their various projects! With a huge selection of supplies, and a library of inspiring ideas and patterns at your fingertips, Yarn Designers Boutique’s Craft Co-op is the perfect place to make your new craft room!

Don’t forget you can shop online 24/7 and if you spend $50 or more, you receive free shipping!  Now accepting payment by Amazon, PayPal, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.  Click HERE to do a full yarn search.

Big Bear Coloring Collective

We’ve been offering a great assortment of coloring books, markers, and pencils for over a year now and thought it would be fun and relaxing to color with the community. We’ve been having a great time for about a month now.  Please join us on Tuesday evenings from 6 -8 pm.  Please call first to let us know you’re coming.  Click here for more details!

 

Fantastic art pieces on display in our shop!

Announcing Knit Collage Yarns:

As many of you know, several of my best art yarn companies have quit their businesses.  For months, I’ve been searching for a new partnership and found Amy with Knit Collage handmade art yarns.  She provides us with wonderful free pattern support with each ball purchase and we hope to add many of our own patterns as well – each free with a ball purchase.  Here is just a glimpse of her amazing yarns.  She has taught the women herself in Punjab India to make each of these yarns and the selection is fabulous.  Our first order is here and we would just love to keep reordering if you support us!  You will be able to search our website shortly!  Criss and I have been busily doing our updates!

Knit Collage Daisy Chain Yarn

Knit Collage Rolling Stone Yarn

And prices are as much as 20% less than our previous offerings – a great value!

Food for Life – Grow your own Sprouts!

Did you know you could grow your own delicious and healthy bean sprouts in a unique container that allows you to take it with you or leave on your counter top? In the past (many of us did this 30 years ago), you used a Mason jar and put the sprouts up in the dark in your cupboard in water to grow.  I would forget they were up there so many times and ruined them.  We have great sprouting equipment to choose from that you can use over and over again – they create a dark enough environment to grow perfectly.  Just rinse them in water twice a day and in 3 or 4 days they are ready to eat – no mess or fuss!  Purchase the small Easy sprouter if you’re by yourself or the larger kitchen sprouter for the whole family.
Just click here for Sprouters

Just click here for Sprout Seeds

When you drop in, just ask if we have any sprouts growing that you can taste!  They’re amazing!
DIY at home seed sprouter  Organic Sprouting Seeds

DID YOU KNOW WE HAVE?

Art Supplies:

Every month we add more products in this department that we know you’ll love to browse.   ART SUPPLIES  Just scroll down the left to get some great ideas!  Remember we can also special order art tools and supplies which only take a couple of days to get here and you receive 15% off retail if you prepay!

CALENDAR: Our April Calendar is ready to go – just click HERE to see what’s happening. Paper copies are available in the shop.

Watch for our classes that are listed on the calendar – please call first – we would love to see you! Watch for new sewing and art classes coming soon!

Have a wonderful Spring and thank you for being our customers!

Sincerely,
Gena, Criss, Diana, Gouti our woolly friend, and Petunia the Pug, our Official full time Greeter!

 

Join our Coloring Group!!

Join our Coloring Group!!

Okay so I’m super excited to announce that I am starting a Coloring Collective in Big Bear!

So grab your markers and join me on a mission to bring color and beauty into our lives!

Coloring is not just for kids these days, there have been many beautiful and intricate coloring books published for adults, Check out this beautiful design by Johanna Basford from her “Enchanted Forest” coloring book.

Enchanted Forest Johanna Basford Coloring Book

Best of all, its not an idle waste of time, coloring is part of a healthy lifestyle! Coloring has been proven to lower stress levels; the meditative quality of focusing on process over results forces people to slow down and let go of the pressures of having to perform. Ironically, taking time for yourself can improve your performance at work. Getting creative in your free time, giving yourself the space to explore different styles and techniques for coloring, has been shown to enable people to be more creative in the work place, leading to better problem solving and brainstorming.

Coloring in groups, however, amplifies these benefits as people have the opportunity to connect with others, learn from each other, and offer support when needed. Plus the benefits of working collaboratively with others have been scientifically proven to release Oxytocin into the brain creating a sense of well-being and belonging.

Our group meets every Tuesday night 6-8pm at Yarn Designers Boutique, 439 W. Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City, CA 92314. Bring a bottle of wine, or your favorite tipple. We’ll have markers and pencils for you to use, or bring your own if you have some you really like. Please bring your own coloring books or designs, we’ll also have some fabulous coloring books for you to buy to get you started!

Join our Facebook group to stay in touch with everyone and let us know you’re coming!

Participation is $5 or FREE when you spend $10 on supplies, books, and such.

So I say again… Rise up with your markers, pens, and crayons… join me on an mission of creativity, color, and connection, and get happy along the way!