Sometimes, things turn out so serendipitously, you just can’t help but smile & be amazed. My upcoming trunk show at White River Yarns this Thursday at 6pm is one of those times.
It all started when a customer-friend wore her newest embroidered felt hat into White River Yarns in White River Junction, VT a few months ago.
White River Yarns: the coziest spot in downtown White River Junction, Vermont
Karen Caple’s yarn store motto is spot on: “Knitting the Community Together”
(And let me just say… this particular hat of hers is an extraordinarily fancy 5 Flower Vine embroidery, custom-designed to go with a new purple coat:)
Carol K’s gorgeous custom embroidered purple felt hat #58 of 2013.
Detail of faceted metal seed beads & hand-cut antler button on felt hat #58 of 2013.
So… Karen, the lovely & wonderful shop owner sees the hat, stops my friend to admire it, tracks down my info & lo! calls me up the very next day:
“I **love** your hats & want them in my store. Let’s meet to talk about it…”
So meet we did!
I had not yet been to White River Yarns & was immediately impressed by the cozy situation Karen has there next to the Hotel Coolidge in Downtown WRJ:
The Hotel Coolidge in downtown White River Junction, Vermont.
It’s a lovely little shop, whose motto, “Knitting the community together” is evident everywhere you look.
Naturally, there are bins overflowing with colorful yarn along every wall up to the ceiling:
Innumerable skeins in yummy colors line the walls of White River Yarns.
Plus, books and buttons, needles and notions, patterns and knitted items of every sort right there to inspire you:
Oodles of knitting books and patterns available at White River Yarns.
There is a little kitchen corner, equipped with mini-fridge, microwave, mugs & tea, plus a perpetual bowl of candy on the counter.
But the best part by far is the collection of cozy chairs, variously inhabited by shop regulars & newbies alike, all enjoying the benefit of Karen’s generous hospitality & knitting wisdom:
Karen Caple’s yarn shop in White River Junction, VT, is a cozy haven for knitters of all abilities.
I am delighted & honored to show my hats in Karen’s lovely shop this Thursday, February 6 2014, from 6-8pm.
14 One-of-a-kind knitted felt hats with freehand embroidery.
If you’re in the Upper Valley & searching for a one-of-a-kind, warm felt hat (or knitted felt hat kit), please come to my 1st-ever felt hat trunk show at White River Yarns.
You’ll love it there!