Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Monochrome Cowl Knit-along and Lace Class

Pattern and Photo by: Joji Locatelli

The Monochrome Cowl Knit-along and Lace Class

Knit-along with us!  Lace patterns in knitting add texture, interest, and beauty to many projects.  The Monochrome Cowl by Joji Locatelli is no exception.  The project showcases four different lace stitches separated by fields of stockinette that allows each lace pattern to shine.  Join us for a knit-along of this lovely new pattern -- casting on Sunday, May 7 with progress meet-ups on June 4 and July 9, and a finished project show-and-tell on August 6!

Class!  If you'd like to familiarize yourself with the stitches included in the Monochrome Cowl before you cast on for the knit-along, join us for the Monochrome Lace Knitting Class on Saturday, May 6!  We'll discuss the Monochrome Cowl pattern, learn about knitting lace from written instructions and from charts, and practice each of the four lace stitches that are featured in the cowl - all while making a charming cup cozy (some people use them as wrist warmers instead!). 

The class:  
⦁    1:00 - 5:00 pm, Saturday, May 6th
⦁    Class fee - $40

You'll need:     
⦁    A purchased copy of the Monochrome Cowl pattern
⦁    ~60 yards of fingering weight yarn
⦁    Size US2 or 2.5 double point needles OR 9" circular needle

Pre-class instructions:
⦁    Cast-on 60 stitches.  Follow the Monochrome pattern (without changing needle size - just pick a size and stick with it) until you have six total rows of ribbing.  Knit two rounds in stockinette.  We'll be ready to dive right into the lace when we get to class!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Jan 2017 Sock KAL!

Let's start the new year off with a kick!! Join us as we knit along together a fun pair of socks!! You can download this pattern free on Ravlery. Grab a skein of sock yarn and needles. We will hold two meet-ups for this KAL, the first on Sunday January 15th and the second on Sunday February 12th.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Let’s Spin Together

Free Social Event at WC Mercantile

Every first Sunday of the month
2017 dates are
January 8, February 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, June  4, July 2, August 6, September 3, October 1, November 5, December 3

2 pm to 5 pm

While an afternoon away to the humming of your wheel with casual conversation surrounded by folks who love to spin yarn. Designed to be an informal gathering where you can learn by observation and experimentation.  Bring your wheel/spindle, fiber and show off your handiwork!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Knit to Fit Sweater Knit-A-Long!

A CustomFit KAL!

Join us as we fall in love with sweater knitting and the feeling we get when we love the fit! We will work together with Amy Herzog's website Make.Wear.Love. to create custom patterns for our sweaters. You pick the yarn you love, these patterns will use your yarn and your gauge. Amy creates stress-free knitting by taking care of all of the math for us into a custom pattern using your measurements. You will actually love wearing this sweater because it will fit you like a glove!

The fun starts on Sunday February 8th with body measuring and gauge knitting. We have some beautiful Malabrigo yarns to choose.

February 15th we will pick our patterns and get to knitting! Knit-A-Long will meet-up on the second Sunday of each month for questions, help, blocking, seeming and showing-off!

Sweater Knit Along is free. Average cost of CustomFit pattern is $12.50. Use yarn from your stash or we will help you buy more!

Monday, June 30, 2014

New WC Mercantile Tote Bags!

Heavy-duty cotton canvas WC Mercantile Shopping Tote! Extra roomy! 11" long, 15" high, 5" wide gusset, nice 22" handles makes it easy to load onto your shoulder. You can fill this bag up with lots of yarn, knitting projects, books, wool to be spun and more! Super awesome classic design with a wild twist...just like WC Mercantile!

Get yours while supplies last! Click here!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Warping & Weaving Wednesdays


Do you have a cricket loom? Are you worried about warping for a new project? If so, join us on Wednesdays and we will warp it up with you. Get extra practice under your belt and get to weaving!

Call ahead to set up a time. 936-825-3378 or email.
Bring your loom and all the clamps and hooks that came with it.
Bring yarn you would like to use for a project, or buy more yarn, we will help you shop!
Feel free to stick around and weave a bit! We love to see how projects progress!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Sugar Sparkles Shawlette Crochet Along!

Sugar Sparkles Shawlette CAL

Ready for a mid-year crochet-a-long? Challenge yourself with the textured and beaded crescent shape of Sugar Sparkles Shawlette by Linda Permann. This shawl is a delight to make! Stop by for supply suggestions, stitch tutorials or to show off your work and visit with other making the same project. Join us on Sunday June 8th from 1pm to 4pm and once a month after for the next few months. You can sit and stitch with us anytime on Sundays at no fee! 

You will need two skeins of Malabrigo sock or 875 yards of fingering weight yarn, 675 size 6/0 beads or three tubes of 20 grams, size D hook and the pattern. 

All items can be bought at WC Mercantile!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Blocking Party!

Blocking Party!
by Stephanie Cunningham

Turning those UFOs into FOs together!

Join in the fun at WC Mercantile on June 28th for a "blocking" party! Together we will sew in tails, soak our garments, spin-dry as much water out as possible and pin them into place.

Please bring (or buy here at the shop) T-Pins or Lace Wires and a blocking mat. 
Date: Saturday June 28th, 2014
Time: Noon - 4pm 
Cost: Your first two items will be blocked for free, $5 for each additional garments.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Have a Fiber-Ridiculous Happy Birthday!

At WC Mercantile, we know your birthday is special! We want to make it even more special...with yarn. Lots of YARN!

Gather up three of your best crafting buddies and make a trip to WC Mercantile during the month of your birthday. We will treat you to 20% off all regular priced yarns, fibers, patterns, notions and books. But wait! There is more! We will also give the same discount to (up-to) three of your friends that come on the same visit! 
What's a birthday without a cake? Join us on the last Sunday of the month for a slice of cake and the camaraderie of a warm knitting community!

So let's celebrate your birthday by bringing your close-knit friends to 
WC Mercantile in Navasota!

We will ask to see your driver's license as proof of your birthday. This offer is valid once during your birthday month at WC Mercantile located at 201 E Washington Ave Navasota, Texas 77868. Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or sales and is not valid for any equipment (Wheels or looms). No rain checks or extension past your birth month will be honored. Please know that we will ask you to join our email list and may ask your opinions in a small crafty questionnaire. The information you share with us will not be sold and will be kept private.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Jacey Boggs coming in March

We are thrilled to be hosting Jacey Boggs in March. More details here.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Amy Herzog Knit to Flatter

 Amy Herzog will teach us what shapes we should be wearing and how to knit them up!
Knit to Flatter November 23 & 24th.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Fresh Dyed Fibers ready for spinning or felting!!
Click HERE!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

NEW Fiber Art Jewelry Class by Diana North

Come join Diana North of FeistyFenn Fibers for an afternoon of learning how to make fiber art jewelry from art yarns. In this class you will receive a one-of-a-kind FeistyFenn Fibers art yarn, measuring approximately 28 yards and a few yards of wire-spun art yarn to fashion a unique fiber neck-piece and a bangle bracelet from. You will leave with two exclusive fiber art pieces to show off to your friends.

Please, bring size 17 needles to class. All other items will be included in the supplies fee.

Prerequisites: Must know how to knit and purl.

Class Cost: $30.00
Supplies Fee: $25.00
Date: June 15, 2013
Time: 1:00-4:00PM

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

DFW Fiber Fest was a BLAST!!


We had such a great time at the DFW Fiber Fest this last weekend. These are pictures of our booth before it opened, and it looked 100% different by the end of the show. We were hopping most of the weekend and tempted many a fiber fan!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Save the Date. Spring Spin In!

We have set a date for the Spring Spin In...Saturday March 9th. The spin in is such a fun time for us. We get together with our fiber friends and spend an afternoon spinning or knitting, choose your demon for the day. We set up a "Batt Bat" for folks to blend their own colors and fibers into beautiful batts to spin. Sheep shape cookies are always at the refreshment table. Do join us