Purlescence Yarns is a place where everyone can feel cherished. Here we nurture the love of the craft and share our experience and love of it with you. Drop by anytime for an impromptu knit together with old and new friends. Come crochet over a cup of tea. Caress our beautiful selection of hand painted yarns while pondering the possible breath taking garments you can create.
Knit,Crochet,Spin,Weave,or Needle Felt,we love all the fiber crafts. Join us on a wonderful FiberVenture!
We will be closed Sunday,11/24 –Thursday,11/28 to celebrate Thanksgiving with our families. The shop will re-open at 6am,Friday,11/29 for our 8th Annual Pajama Jammie Jam™,the original and still the best! Watch this space for details!
Come meet Chad,our delightful Cascade yarn rep. Sample the latest,greatest yarns from Cascade Yarns. We’ll have samples of new yarns for spring and yarns to make quick holiday gifts.
The shop will be closed Thursday,October 31 for Halloween. Joyous Samhain and Happy Halloween!
Robin Dahlberg’s beautiful jewelry is a perennial favorite and she always has a spectacular collection of necklaces,earrings,stitch markers,and more. Start your holiday shopping early or pick up accessories for your holiday outfit!
The month of August is drawing to a close. Kids and teachers are heading back to school and we’re looking forward to the Labor Day weekend to spend some time with our families. Whether you’re traveling to the beach or further away,or just cooking up a little barbeque in the back yard,we wish you a safe and happy Labor Day.
The shop will be closed for our annual family vacation August 25 –September 2.
With huge thanks to Oren Arieli of Awesome Shot Studios who donated his time to shoot and edit this video for us!
Thank you so much to everyone who helped make our Halos of Hopeathon a reality. What started as a crazy idea turned into a lot of fun and a lot of hats to go to Camp Happy Times. Halos of Hope president and founder,Pam Haschke,and Shannon Dunbabin of Cascade Yarns both flew in to join us in our madcap adventures. Over 50 participants (20 or so of whom stayed all night long!),crafted and collected over 200 hats in 24 hours! Cascade Yarns,Fiesta Yarns,Kollage Yarns,and the Knitmore Girls supplied prizes and goodies for our participants. What a marvelous event!
Local freelance videographer,Oren Arieli of Awesome Shot Studios,donated his time to document the event in a 4 minute film. (Yes,he does weddings,corporate events and more! Find out more about his work at AwesomeShot.com.)
Click here to see the video. Halos of Hopeathon
The Halos of Hope-athon is just days away! Join us Saturday,July 13 and Sunday,July 14 for 24 hours of mad hatting. From noon Saturday to noon Sunday,we will be knitting,crocheting,and sewing up hats for Halos of Hope! We’ll have special guests,contests and tons of prizes,and plenty of yarn on hand so we can send a record number of hats to Halos. Our particular focus for this event is Halos’Camp Happy Times Project. We’ll be knitting kids’hats in star themes (think stars,moons,constellations,Star Wars,Star Trek,and more!) for kids 5-22 battling cancer.
We’ll be giving prizes away all day and night.
Saturday Noon –5pm Hope-athon Kick-off
5-7pm No host dinner (list of local eateries available at the shop)
7-10pm Wine and Cheese Reception
10:30pm Story Time
Sunday 1:30am Kitchen Table Philosophers –personal stories
6am Coffee &Pastries
7-7:30am Morning Yoga with Nathania
10am-noon Final Hat Tally,Grand Prizes and Farewells
We have received generous sponsorship from Cascade Yarns,Fiesta Yarns,and Kollage Yarns for the event.
Call (408) 735-9276 to RSVP!
Halos of Hope-athon
7/13 noon –7/14 noon
24 hours of hat knitting for Halos of Hope
The shop will be closed Tuesday,July 2,2013 –Friday,July 5,2013 while we celebrate the holiday with our families. We will re-open Saturday,July 6,at noon. We’ll be hosting a yarn swap that day,a great opportunity to clear out your stash and maybe find a little treasure on our swap tables.
Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!
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