First Wed. of each month - Willow Wood Market Quilt Club
*** Second Thursday of each month - Wild and Wooly Women of Willow Wood! It's free, and you can choose 10am or 1pm... whatever time fits your schedule. If you have ever wanted to know more about stitching or playing with wool, this is a great place to come. We have door prizes, refreshments, instruction, and a whole lot of fun! Bring your own project or purchase one from us. Call or email to check on any schedule changes. firstname.lastname@example.org or 759.2310
*** Third Wed of each month - Stitch and B#?!*~ 5pm - Come and work on a project, any project! It's free... the only rule is... no machines! This is a chance to start, work on, or finish any hand work you have stuffed in a basket!
Check with me about upcoming rug hooking and wool applique classes.
RUG HOOKING SUPPLIES - We have always carried the traditional rug hooks by Mosimer, but we now carry the Oxford Rug Punch Needle, hoops, rug hooking frames, linen and wonderful ideas and patterns for you to make. Contact us about upcoming classes!
**NOTE ~Willow Wood Market has a wool strip cutter for rug hooking. If you purchase your wool at Willow Wood, you can cut it for free! Contact us for more information.
VINTAGE WOOL ~ I love the feel of old wool! I have 8x8, 1/8 and 1/4 yard cuts of old blankets that I've felted up and are ready to be used for your primitive and not so primitive projects. Some even have patches to add to their charm! I have some great samples stitched up to inspire you... The colors vary from army greens and cream to softer greens, pinks and peach.
We carry Valdani hand dyed variegated size 8 pearl cotton. The colors are gorgeous! We will still have all the wonderful solid colors of DMC, but I thought it might be fun to offer the Valdani as well.
** More wool... lots more wool! We have expanded our wool area and have hundreds of pieces and colors of wool in sizes ranging from 6"x7" to 1/4 yard pieces of our beautiful hand dyes and 8"x8" to 1 yard cuts of our mill dyed wool. As always, all of our wool is washed, dried, and ready for you to play with. Give us a call for specific colors.
** Willow Wood carries many great books on wool applique, from the very primitive by Maggie Bonanomi to traditional by Kim Diehl as well as most everything in between.
** We believe that anything that can be appliqued in cotton can have more dimension and interest if appliqued with wool!
** Our beautiful wool, cotton fabric, and samples around the shop will inspire you and I will do my best to motivate you!
***WOOLY CLASSES ~ Customized to fit your busy schedule! Get a group of friends, co~workers, or family together for a couple hours of stitching fun! Call to schedule a time. Instruction is free, and a kit purchase is required. Kit prices vary. This a great way to learn this fun, fast technique called wool applique! Daytime or evenings available. Minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 people per class.
Willow Wood Market has a booth at Grandma's Attic Antique Mall on 3rd Street and Irvine Ave. in downtown Bemidji. In addition to the fun antiques and funky junk, we have a nice selection of wool in various sizes in our booth. We also have a few small wool applique kits. Stop by and check it out!
I do understand vacation and travel plans are somewhat set for people well in advance, and even though I don't have regular business hours, I do try to be in the shop on a more regular basis, especially during this pandemic. Before you make plans to come to the shop, please do email me or call me to make sure I will be around. I'd love for you to come to Willow Wood Market!
The shop is open if you would like to come and shop by appointment. I can comfortably have about 5 people in the shop at one time.
JANUARY CLASSES ~
In an effort to keep everyone healthy this winter, I have decided to once again postpone the Creative Spirit Fiber Festival for another year. I am planning several classes, trunk shows, and pop up shops throughout January and February.
**Sat. Jan. 15 and Sat. Jan. 29, 9am - noon ~ Begin your Quilting Journey, Piecing 101 - This class is for the beginner. Students will make a simple table runner as you learn fabric selection, cutting basics, and tips and tricks for successful piecing.This is a 2 session class. 40.00 for both sessions. Fabrics are extra and are the choice of the student. Rotary cutters, rulers and mats will be provided for use in class. *Basic sewing supplies and sewing machines are required as well as a basic working knowledge of your machine. Limit 4 students.
**Sat. January 15, 1pm - 4:30pm ~ Beginner Saami Bracelet - Students will learn the history of Saami artists while making this beautiful wire braided on leather, bracelet. 50.00 includes class fee, kit and all tools needed to complete the project. Limit 5 students.
Thurs. Jan. 20, 5pm ~ An Evening with Stephanie Showalter of Alainn Yarns - Stephanie will present a trunk show of her gorgeous hand dyed yarn, patterns, and kits as well as sharing her passion for knitting. This event is free. Masks requested. *Willow Wood Market will be open Friday Jan 21, from 10am - 1pm if you would like to come out and chat with Stephanie and have her help you pick out the perfect pattern and yarn for your next project!
St. Jan. 29, 1pm - 4:30pm ~ Beginner Rug Hooking with the Oxford Rug Punch tool - Students will learn the basics of of rug punching while making a 7" project. 50.00 includes kit, class fee, and all the tools needed for use in class. Project will not be finished in class, but several finishing options will be taught.
Registration information -
~ Students must preregister for class.
~ Register by email or phone. email@example.com or 218.759.2310
~ Class fees can be paid by cash or check. No credit cards for class fees.
~ Class fees must be prepaid to hold your spot in class.
Sat. Feb. 26 ~ Creative Spirit Fiber Festival Bemidji ~ CANCELLED
Mar. 17 - 20 ~ Teaching and vending at the Minot Prairie Quilters annual Quilt Festival, Minot, ND -
APRIL AND MAY - Willow Wood Market will have regular store hours during the ALL MINNESOTA SHOP HOP! We are part of the North Region of the shop hop. Sadie Rae's and A Stitch in Time in Bemidji are also in it. Stop by to pick up your passport and free give aways!
Special Shop Hop Hours: Wed. - Fridays ~ 10am - 4pm, Saturdays ~ 10am - 3pm. ** We will also be open one Sunday each month. Sunday April 10, noon - 4pm and Sunday May 22, noon - 4pm.