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!

 

Don’t miss out on October 31st

Can you feel autumn in the air?  We certainly can here in Big Bear and it is so refreshing!  It’s also a reminder – time to start our gift giving projects for the holidays!  We’ve already begun to restock our warmer yarns to meet the supply!

Now that we have more space for activities, please come in to visit.  You can bring in any of your art, craft, or sewing projects, work on them in our new spacious Co-op area – $5 minimal charge – space available!  Watch a craft tutorial or your favorite streaming series while you relax and get those creative juices going!

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.

Halloween Make & Take

Join us this Saturday Oct. 24 and Oct. 31st at 1PM for a fun craft session with Yaschi Stegenga to make 5 Halloween favors for only $5.  Give us a call to reserve your space or drop in!  See Details 
STORE EXPANSION!
Art, Craft & Sewing Departments

As many of you know over the last 5 months, we’ve been busily bringing in over a 1000 new items in new departments and they are being well received. Now they are beginning to show up online as we continue this process. We have added many items to the following departments: NOTIONS, DYEING SUPPLIES, ART SUPPLIES, SEWING NOTIONS, ASHFORD SPINNING & WEAVING SUPPLIES, BEADS & JEWELRY FINDINGS, DOG SUPPLIES & BEAN SPROUTS YOU CAN GROW YOURSELF. Please click HERE to take a look – then you can click across the departments across the upper area. We are hoping we are becoming your full service arts and craft store! Remember we can special order many items we don’t stock every day- for you specifically – with at least 15% off if you prepay! If you are looking for a difficult to find item, just give us a call!

Chamber Fashion Show 2015

Our lovely models Dale and Loretta wowed the crowd again with Gena’s lovely yarns and designs – videos and details to follow soon in our blog.
  

10TH ANNUAL CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY!  HALLOWEEN!

I can hardly believe it’s been 10 years since my daughter Criss and I started Yarn Designers Boutique!  It’s a delight to be here and offer you the finest yarns and fibers from around the world!  Besides our annual 15% off coupon on everything in the store for BOTH online and in-store customers we are having our largest sample garment and accessory sale ever. 

A special rack will display Gena’s many items from simple artsy scarves and hats to elegant sweaters and shawls all for sale – for your first viewing.  ON HALLOWEEN DAY ONLY they will be offered at 25% off listed prices.  Whatever we have remaining will be going online at full price – so don’t miss this opportunity to try on and dream about having an elegant original designer outfit – at the best prices ever!

CALENDAR:  The rest of October and November and December Calendars are ready to go – just click HERE to see what’s happening.  Paper copies are available in the shop.  Some dates to remember:  Our 10TH Annual CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY is Saturday, HALLOWEEN – October 31st. Our coupon for 15% off throughout the store – all departments will be online soon and you can also pick one up in store.  THE SALE IS SATURDAY HALLOWEEN DAY ONLY so plan to visit us!

15% OFF EVERY ITEM NO EXCLUSIONS BOTH in the STORE AND ONLINE- limited only to stock on hand – a great time to get started on your Holiday gifts! To purchase online please use code CustThankYou2015

Have a wonderful month and thank you for being our customers!
Sincerely,
Gena, Criss, Diana, Yaschi, Gouti our woolly friend, and Petunia the Pug, our Official full time Greeter!

Customer Appreciation Day is Almost Here!

Alright Crafters,

It’s that time of year again, the day when we celebrate the people who are most important to us (no I don’t mean Valentine’s Day) I mean Customer Appreciation Day!

Saturday October 31st, we will be holding a special event in your honor from 10am-6pm.

broomstick lacy crochet scarfStock up for all your Christmas Presents and Projects!

This day is all about you, and to say thank you for all your support over the last year, we are offering 15% off everything in stock! This includes yarn, needles, hooks, knitting notions, Knit Picks Needles, plus all of our new products we’ve added in the last couple months- Beading, Sewing, and Art Supplies.

You can visit our online yarn shop now to start making your list!

You can also get 15% off your online purchases on October 31st only, just use coupon code ‘CustThankYou2015

Get Crafty in Store with the Family

easy halloween decorations

There will be a fun Family Craft Activity– Make your own Halloween Favors and Decorations, come between 1 and 2pm and get creative ($5 materials fee applies). There are four designs and you can make all for of them, three to hold candy, and one for silly string!

See our Flyer for full details.

Please book in store or call (909) 584-9715, and pay over the phone.

 

 

Gena Hester Designer GarmentsBuy Finished Designer Garments and Accessories (we know you’ve been eyeing them up)

For the first time ever I will be having a sale on all my Ready To Wear Designs- you heard right- get your hands on an Original Handmade Gena Hester Garment or Accessory, sale lasts for one day only, first come first serve!

A special rack will display Gena’s many items from simple artsy scarves and hats to elegant sweaters and shawls all for sale – for your first viewing.  ON HALLOWEEN DAY ONLY they will be offered at 25% off listed prices.  Whatever we have remaining will be going online at full price – so don’t miss this opportunity to try on and dream about having an elegant original designer outfit – at the best prices ever!

Yarn Designer’s Boutique is located at 439 W. Big Bear Boulevard, Big Bear City, California, at the Big Bear Lake four-season resort paradise in the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains. A wonderful contrast to other sunny Southern California cities, Big Bear is cooler, has cleaner air, and features one of the most unique yarn stores in the country.

Come in and see us today!

Store Hours:
Monday 10am-6pm
Tuesday 12pm-6pm
Wednesday 10am-6pm
Thursday CLOSED
Friday 12pm-6pm
Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 10am-3pm

Halloween Crafts for the Family!

Round up the kids and bring them over to Yarn Designers Boutique on October 24th or 31st at 1pm for some fun.

easy halloween decorationsOur in-house crafter Yaschi Stegenga will teach you how to make fast and easy Halloween favors to hold candy, and to decorate your home. There are 4 designs, and you can make all of them, three of them hold candy, and one, holds a silly string can. Visit our store to see samples today!

Once you know how to make them you can continue the fun at home and Yarn Designers Boutique has all the supplies you’ll need.

Sign up in store or call (909) 584-9715, and you can pay by phone.

The cost is $5, which includes instruction, all materials, even the can of silly string.

The activity starts at 1pm and last entry is 2pm.

halloween craft ideas