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! And guess what! There is also a cherry on top! WC will present you with a certificate for a free dessert (your choice) at Martha Bloomer's Cafe. 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 (between Feb 2014 and Jan 2015) 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 (Dan Spindles, wheels or looms). No rain checks or extension past your birth month will be honored. There is no cash value or exchanges for Martha Bloomer's certificate. 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

Friday, January 4, 2013

New Year's Knit Along

Join us for our New Year's Knit-Along on January 6th.
We will be knitting up these awesome Turkish Bed Socks, or "Foot Cozies" by Churchmouse yarns. You will need size 3 DPN, Sock Yarn & the pattern.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Go Rattlers!!

Our Rattlers are playing the big game tomorrow!
Go big Blue!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

New Color...Peacock!

New Color in Merino & Tussah Silk Top -- Peacock!
Get it here.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Dyeing up a Storm!

Dyed and rinsed.

I can't wait to knit this up!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Pinwheel Sweater in Gina

Mrs. Lillian has finished her short-sleeve Pinwheel Sweater in Gina.
Looks great!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Quick and Easy Christmas Gift

I knitted these up for my Secret Santa gift. It is super fast and easy!

Added buttons where the volume control is 

 Untangled By Samiha Qureshi


Left-over bit of sock-yarn...colorful!

US 2 1\2 DPN

New set of Earbuds

Two very small Mother of Pearl buttons. 

I cast on four stitches and surrounded the wire in the knitting with each round.   

Really I started at the plug end and made increases around the "Y" section to divide.  

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

My Cup of Tea socks by Robin Lynn

My Cup of Tea Socks by Robin Lynn

My Cup of Tea socks are worked top down on dpn’s. Inspiration for these socks came from the “crocuses” pattern (p. 60) The Stitch Collection Book 5/Specialty Stitches by Debbie O’Neill.

The design is pretty but practical, following a basic sock pattern but with a 24-stitch (12 row repeat) motif added down the front.

It is written with a 64-stitch cast-on, but can be easily modified for fit using your favorite basic sock pattern formula. The motif ends before the toe to make the socks comfortably worn inside shoes.

The sample socks were knit up with undyed panda sock yarn from WC Mercantile that I crock-pot dyed using an assortment of tea bags, resulting in both lovely and fragrant yarn ~ aromatherapy knitting ~ just my cup of tea!


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Ladybug for Christmas!

There is still time to get a Schacht Ladybug under your Christmas tree!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Got Dye?

This is only half of the yarn we will be dyeing up soon! you hear the phone ringing?

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Picture from Camp Pluckyfluff

Camp Pluckyfluff November 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

Knitting Skills Class with Katie

 Knitting Skills Class with Katie!

Never knit before? Or know a few of the basics and what to progress to the next step. In this Knitting Skills Class, we will get you knitting and beyond! You will learn how to cast on, knit stitch and cast off. Yarn and needles are provided for class; feel free to buy some to take home to practice.

Date: Friday December 14th

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Ashford's Country Spinner 2

 Shipping this week, Ashford's redesigned Country Spinner!
New features include:
*  New 3 speed bobbin with ratios of 3, 4 & 5:1
* Smoother treadling and stronger polyurethane con-rods
* Wider-spaced treadle boards
* Huge 1 1/8 inch orifice for really thick yarns!
* Soft leather brake band and sensitive tension adjustment
* Provision for plying from 2 bobbins
* New nylon universal bearings for the con-rod
* New maintenance free polyurethane hinges for smooth & effortless treadling
* Arched rails and factory assembled sides are easily assembled with bolts and barrel nuts. 
Email us if you have any questions!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

December's Knit Kit

 December's Knit-Kit is the Ferryboat Mitts by Churchmouse.
These mitts knit up quick and make wonderful gifts for Christmas.
Buy the pattern and Debbie Bliss Blue Faced Leicester Yarn at WC Mercantile!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Knitted Christmas Wreath

Perfect pattern to make your very own Knitted Christmas Wreath!
We made ours with Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas Sheep!

WC has a new flock of Christmas Sheep! 
My favorite are the ones eating things like wreaths or knitting needles!