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Welcome to the website for Sheep & Shawl online yarn shop on Etsy:   sheepandshawl.etsy.com

To stay up to date, please subscribe to my e-newsletter (link in right column) and follow me on facebook and instagram.  I continue to host local knitting groups year round and teach classes during the school year.

December Sale – 20% off all Knitting Accessories – including lots of little sheep notions – magnets, pins, key chains, shawl pins, tape measures, zipper purses, decorations, finger puppets; and project bags. I will be listing more items in the next week or two, so please check back in through Dec. 31.

The Indoors Tuesday Morning Crafts Circle, 10 – 11:45, at Tilton Library, South Deerfield, MA begins Nov 8. Registration is required as seats are limited. However there is a waiting list for the occasional visitor – if you are on my list (email me at liz@sheepandshawl.com) I will let you know on Sunday or Monday before if there are seats available on the following Tuesday.

Hill Institute Knitting Classes in 2023
Sat. January 15 from 9 – 10 a.m.
is in-person registration at Hill Institute, 83 Pine Street, Florence,  for the winter-spring term. Bring $80 cash or check to register.  My classes are:
     Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:30(new time!), Jan 31 – April 11, and

     Wednesdays, 10:00 – 12:00, Feb 1 – April 12 – each for 10 weeks.

Shopping on http://www.sheepandhshawl.etsy.com

To remind you of some of the yarns and other items when they were in the shop, please go to the Photo Gallery where you can click and browse. A few are not yet on Etsy, so please email liz@sheepandshawl.com if you’re interested.

Yarn, patterns, books, needles & notions, buttons, and accessories are all available. Although most of the shop’s inventory is listed on Etsy, there is still more to be photographed and listed!  Check there every week to see new listings, or please contact me to place a custom order.

The Sheep & Shawl brick and mortar shop is closed.  Thank you all for a great 7.5 years!  Please use the “Contact Us” link in the right-hand column or email liz@sheepandshawl.com with any questions.

Sheep & Shawl donates to various organizations you might be interested in.

I stand with Ukraine. May peace be found soon and may those fleeing and those defending themselves in the face of war find protection and be reunited with their families and friends. You can donate to the organization of your choice – here is a list to consider if you’re not sure where to give: https://give.org/news/wise-giving-wednesday-tips-on-donations-to-assist-ukraine-relief-efforts . Thank you.  🇺🇦

End gun violence. Sadly the violence in the US is from within our country.  A report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions states that 2020 saw the highest number of gun-related deaths ever recorded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As one of its findings, the report concludes that states with the lowest gun death rates have stronger gun laws.  Gun violence is now the No. 1 cause of death for U.S. children and adolescents (ages 1-19). Please consider volunteering your time or donating to  https://www.everytown.org/about-everytown/ .

I encourage donations to Heifer International to buy a fiber animal for an underprivileged family in the world. Heifer’s “gifting” program creates community support and a legacy when the recipient family later gifts animals to neighbors to spread the fiber farming model. Donate quickly and safely online at Sheep & Shawl’s donation page .

64 responses to “HOME

  1. Can’t wait, Liz. Good luck, Break a leg, or Blessings…. whatever works. Jane Dunning

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    • Thanks Jane – look forward to seeing you when I open.
      Cheers,
      Liz

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    • I purchased knitting pure and simple pattern #246. Women’s Poncho. Approximately what size is the women’s large? I am making a gift for my sister in law. She is average size, but is a little more than average in shoulders and is more than average in the boob area. I do not want to go through all the work and not have it fit. Thank you in advance for your advice.

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  2. excited to see future posts on this blog! 🙂

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  3. Liz,
    I just know your shop will be a smashing success. Best of luck to you as you embark on an exciting new adventure. Be sure to let me know if I can be of assistance in any way.
    Warmest regards,
    Betsy Martin
    A Loom with a View

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    • Thanks very much Betsy! I will be in touch when I return from vacation. Hope your shop is continuing to do very well in Newburyport!
      Cheers,
      Liz

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  4. My very best wishes as you embark on this fabulous endeavor! Looking forward to a visit from eastern MA to western MA!

    Margaret

    Margaret B. Russell
    Antrim Handweaving
    Studio & Study
    Byfield, MA

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  5. I’m thrilled to hear about this shop and will be there to shop as soon as I can get there after opening. What a brilliant idea!

    See you soon!

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  6. Congratulations! Looking forward to visiting the shoppe! Lots of luck and fun, Barbara

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  7. Liz- Congrats for knitting together all the pieces of your new shop. I wish you success and great fun.

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  8. Liz,
    Liz,
    This is a wonderful use of all your amazing talents! I can’t wait to come visit! Thanks for helping to keep the creative stream flowing for you and all the rest of us!
    Hugs, Gail

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  9. You’ll do great, Mama! Can’t wait to visit the shop again, what a great variety of quality made products!

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  10. It’s all so tempting – glad I didn’t stay longer – I’d be knitting into my year 1000! Blessings!

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  11. Congradulations Liz Please keep me on your email list.
    Lucretiachase1@comcast.net

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  12. Congratulations! I am very excited to come see your shop! Just heard about you today, and I am ecstatic (I live in Greefield). I hope to come for your knitting nights soon. Happy Luck and Good Health to you!
    Cynthia

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  13. Great stuff Liz, can’t wait to visit, maybe next year! Weather is turning here too and thoughts of wool fill the air as I gather in the fleece for next year’s products. Maybe by next year you’ll be importing wool from Papay and Sedbergh!!

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  14. Liz… you have found your bliss! So very very happy for you and everyone who lives near you! We need to have a Knitini!!!

    Go go goddess!
    Jill

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  15. Great class with Laverne! Thanks for being such a gracious hostess.
    Elaine

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  16. Thank you Liz for opening such a great shop! And selling my needle felting supplies and classes too! Best of wishes, Deb from Emma’ s Garden Primitives

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    • Thanks Deb! It’s great having your classes and felting supplies at Sheep & Shawl. You have another winner this week with the needle-felted sheep pin/ornament!

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  17. Looks great … wondering if you are going to or have felting tools. classes begin ? 🙂 Jill

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    • Thanks Jill. We do have felting tools, including single needles (no multi), that are provided by Deb, our needle-felting teacher. Class schedule for Jan. – Mar. will be posted soon! Stay tuned, Liz

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  18. I would like to take your Trumbed? (stuffed) mitten class in January and wondered when it is and the cost. I have one and possibly two friends that want to take the day time class with me.

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    • That’s great Karen. Although I haven’t posted the class yet, Thrummed Mittens will be scheduled for 3 Thursdays – Jan. 9, 16, 23 – for a morning class (10 – 12) and a night class (7 – 9). Cost: $60 class fee plus materials. Come by the shop or call to register. Happy Holidays! – Liz

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  19. I would love to be added to you email list Thank you
    Alice

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  20. Can’t find your hours on this web site. Thank you.

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    • Lary, the hours are in the right-hand sidebar with the address (perhaps they don’t show up on a phone screen?). We are open Wed – Fri 12 – 6; Sat 10 – 6; Sun 12 – 4; and Knit Nite Wed 7 – 9, Knit Circle Friday 1 – 3, Spinning Guild 2nd & 4h Wednesdays 6 – 8. Hope to see you soon! Liz

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  21. Hello Liz….I drive by a number of times each week and finally caught on to the fact that there was a “new” shop there. I just noticed the yarn sign this past Saturday and searched on line just about the time your second spinning class was ending. Oh, no!! I am just venturing into the world of spinning and would have loved to take the class. Maybe you will be offering it again? I will definitely check out the Spinning Guild…….Beth

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    • Hello Beth – welcome! We will have more spinning classes, both in drop spindle and with your own wheel. Watch for the April – June class schedule to be coming out soon. I look forward to meeting you, Liz

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  22. You were right, Liz — Churchmouse clearly says that’s the “stockist” list, and they “may” have the new book. I apologize for my insistence, and I love my new yarn! So all is well, and thank you!

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    • Thanks Dorrie, I’ve looked again, and altho’ I can see the preview of of the book I don’t see how much it is. It is likely that I will order it for the shop however. In the meantime, if you’d like to look up some fun “how to knit” lessons that are free on another website, try Tin Can Knits at http://tincanknits.com/thesimplecollection.html. I trust their patterns and carry many of them as well. Enjoy your new yarns! I’m thinking of a making shawl in the “blue morpho butterfly” BFL (640 yds!).

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  23. Thank you, Liz — I’ll check that other site and see if I want to pass it on to my tentative new knitter — you know how they say, “Oh, will you teach me to knit” and then skitter away? That’s happening with this one! BTW, still on cloud nine after my visits yesterday — what a treat, to spend time with you and all that beautiful yarn!

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  24. Sheep & Shawl is a delightful shop that is warm and welcoming. It has a wonderful selection of natural fibers with a nice mix of nationally known brands & independent dyers. The atmosphere is relaxed & after being greeted I was able to browse at my leisure. The proprietor was avaliable to a guest for hands on assistance & took the time to chat with me about her philosophy on fibers, my yarn selection & projects.
    All in all it was a very pleasant & worthwhile trip which I will happily make again.

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    • Thank you so much for the kind words Wende, and for coming to visit! I hope I’ll see you again soon. This was my first Shop Hop and I loved helping all the customers and getting to talk with them. Come again, Liz

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  25. Awesome backstrap weaving classes, thanks so much for hosting these workshops Liz. And always a pleasure to be surrounded by such beautiful yarn in your lovely shop.

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    • Thanks Jacquie! It was a treat to have you here all 4 days. Thanks also for your extra assistance. I can’t wait to see your finished weavings. Cheers, Liz

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  26. Hi, Liz —
    I just sent someone to you — she was sitting behind me at the Deerfield history conference and was fascinated by the thinness of the lovely sock yarn I bought from you all yesterday — she apparently knits with DK or thicker — hope you have fun together!
    Your Boston friend,
    Dorrie Bell

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    • Thanks Dorrie! If she is who I think she is, she bought two lovely Seven Sisters sock yarn and several Swans Island ecowash DK and All American sport yarns! I didn’t remember there was a history conference today – thanks for being a yarn enabler! ;<)

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  27. Carol Balise

    I would like to sign up for the butterfly crown class

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    • Sorry we missed this note Carol – it went to spam for some strange reason (and I was on vacation last week). We’ve got you registered now. Please send your check or call with credit. Thanks!

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  28. Hello. I would like to learn needle felting. Do you teach that or know any classes in western Massachusetts? I live in Deerfield. Thanks, Janice

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  29. Great talking with you today Liz! Thanks for sharing your wealth of knowledge! I HOPE others will sign up for Saturdays class! I decided once home to unknit my way too large hat! The yarn is beautiful and I think my son will enjoy it as a scarf which I can do up pretty quickly! See you Saturday!
    Diane

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  30. Kelly Carlisle

    Hi there! I live in Florence and would love to purchase two skeins of dk weight Yarn: cream colored (a tweed would be awesome ) I’m doing a scrappy project ( Boyland Knitworks ninilchik Swoncho), so I don’t care too much about guage! I have some flexibility with picking up. Let me know cost and when I should pick up. Thanks!

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  31. Hi Liz,
    I was hoping to be able to purchase 40”, 32” and 24” #4 circular needles and #4 double pointed needles from you, as soon as possible. I am right in the middle of a project and realized I did not have what I needed. Very frustrating! If I could pick this up today, I would appreciate it, I live right around the corner in South Deerfield. Please let me know if this is possible and what time/day I could do this. Many thanks! Jill Predmore 413-230-7409

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