House Mountain Yarn Co.

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Classes and Events


Knit Alongs

Hermione's Everyday Socks!

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Join us as we knit Hermione's Everyday Socks! Starting May 22, we'll meet up on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.


Socks make the perfect summer knitting project--small, portable, and not too warm! We have lots of lovely fingering weight yarns in stock--pick a skein and knit along with us!


Knitting and Crochet Classes


Don't see the class you need? Write to us at housemountainyarnco@gmail.com to make a suggestion!


Crocheted Coasters for Beginners and Advanced Beginners

Summer is coming and it is time to crochet some fun little coasters. These coasters are made from 100% cotton yarn, and they soak up the icy water from glasses really well. In the class you will make one of three different coasters, depending on your level of experience with crochet. One pattern is especially for beginner crocheters who know chain stitch and single crochet. (We can teach you those stitches too if you are a complete novice!) The other two patterns are for advanced beginners who know a little more. After the class everyone will be comfortable crocheting in the round, will have learned how to double crochet, and will take away a completed coaster to use.

Materials needed:

  • 1 skein of worsted weight cotton yarn
  • 1 crochet hook size G
  • 2 stitch markers or paper clips- to mark the beginning of a round.
  • Needle to sew in ends

Date: Saturday, June 2

Time: 2:00 pm

Fee: $15

Click here to register


Beginning Knitting and Crochet

Beginning Knitting and crochet classes are arranged on request. Please ask us in the shop, send us an email at housemountainyarnco@gmail.com, or call us at (540) 462-2931.


Needle Felting Parties!

  • Perfect for a child's birthday party, family activity, or friends' night out.
  • Up to six participants, ages 8 and up.
  • 2-hour sessions
  • Day and evening hours available
  • Pick your project theme
  • Semi-private room available for refreshments
  • For a small additional fee, we provide plates, napkins, cups & soft drinks
  • $20 per participant
  • No charge for chaperones
  • All supplies included
  • Call us to arrange your needle felting party at (540) 462-2931 or email us at housemountainyarnco@gmail.com 

Summer Camps at HMYC!

UNDER THE SEA

  • Teacher: Cathy McElhannon
  • Monday - Friday June 4 - 8
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • We will spend the week working on our needle-felting skills. Starting with a basic cookie cutter mammal, we will work up to 3D underwater creatures. In addition to learning how to needle-felt, students will dye wool and use basic sewing techniques to embellish their creations.
  • We’ll take a daily break mid-morning for a snack and a quick yoga session to stretch and re-energize.
  • Ages seven and older. Class size is limited to six students.
  • Class fee: $150.00
  • Supplies (student will keep) $15.00
  • Click here to register

FIBER CAMP

  • Teacher: Cathy McElhannon
  • Monday - Friday June 25 - 29
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • We will spend the week playing with fiber! We’ll make art and jewelry (if desired) with pompoms, tassels, yarn, and more. Students will learn basic weaving and will complete a masterpiece using basic drawing skills, a bit of hammering and string.
  • We’ll take a daily break mid-morning for a snack and a quick yoga session to stretch and re-energize.
  • Ages seven and older. Class size is limited to six students.
  • Class fee: $150.00
  • Supplies (student will keep) $15.00
  • Click here to register

KNIT CAMP

  • Teacher: Ellie Boylan
  • Monday – Friday July 9 - 13
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • We will spend the week learning different knitting techniques including finger knitting and a fun tool the kids can take home to make i-cords. We’ll turn those i-cords into flowers or an octopus. We will use knitting needles to make headbands. We will also learn how to turn a t-shirt into a ball of yarn.
  • Ages eight to twelve.
  • Class size is limited to six students
  • Class Fee: $150.00
  • Supplies (student will keep) $15.00
  • Click here to register

CROCHET CAMP

  • Teacher: Ellie Boylan
  • Monday – Friday July 23 - 27
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • We will spend the week learning a basic crochet skills to make beaded bracelets. We will use old t-shirts to make our own yarn that we will turn into small bowls. We will finish the week making cute pom-pom animals.
  • Ages eight to twelve.
  • Class size is limited to six students
  • Class Fee: $150.00
  • Supplies (student will keep) $15.00
  • Click here to register

Virginia Knits Virginia Yarn Crawl 2018

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Saturday, May 26 - Sunday, June 3

Mondays - Saturdays 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sundays, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Featuring 12 Shops

Blacksburg

New River Fiber Co.

Charlottesville

Ewe Fine Fiber

Laughing Sheep Yarns

Magpie Knits

Fishersville

That Yarn Shop

Floyd
Woolly Jumper Yarns

Lexington

House Mountain Yarn Co.

Lynchburg

Backstitches

Roanoke

Wool Workshop

Yarn Explosion

Waynesboro

Stitch Amour

Wytheville

Wythe Yarn


House Mountain Yarn Co. Retreat 2018 at Heartstone Lodge

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Join us in beautiful Rockbridge County for a relaxing knitting retreat

 Friday, June 15- Sunday, June 17

Join us in scenic Rockbridge County, Virginia for a relaxing knitting retreat. Expand your knitting skills in a class taught by knitwear designer Laura Aylor, stretch out in a chair yoga class with Wendy Orrison of Center of Gravity Yoga, create an adorable needle-felted hare with our own Cathy McElhannon, and make new friends in a serene mountain setting.

Schedule 

Friday

(Times are approximate; schedule is subject to minor changes)

2:00 pm  Check in at Heartstone Lodge

5:00 pm  Welcome reception at Heartstone Lodge

7:00 pm  Dinner at Heartstone Lodge

 

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Saturday

8:00 am Breakfast at Heartstone Lodge

10:00 am Class and Trunk Show with knitwear designer Laura Aylor

1:00 pm Lunch at Heartstone Lodge

3:00 pm Chair Yoga* for Knitters with Wendy Orrison of Center of Gravity Yoga (class is suitable for all abilities)

4:00 pm Free time for knitting, hiking, relaxing

6:30 pm Dinner at Heartstone Lodge

Sunday

8:00 am Breakfast at Heartstone Lodge

10:00 am Check out

11:00 am Needle Felting Class at House Mountain Yarn Co.

Retreat Options**

Knitting retreat price includes all meals (2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 1 lunch), plus refreshments through the day; knitting class and trunk show with designer Laura Aylor; Yoga for Knitters chair yoga class; Champagne Reception at House Mountain Yarn Co., Needle Felting Class, 10% discount on yarn throughout the weekend. Two levels of accommodations to choose from. 

  • Complete retreat package, single dormitory style bed in the former hay loft*  (includes all retreat events listed above) $325 Click here to register
     
  • Complete retreat package, private room with queen or king bed* (includes all retreat events listed above) $415 (This option is sold out.)
     
  • Local retreat package, includes all events and meals  but does not include sleeping accommodations.  $250 Click here to register
  • There are three cottages/studios next to the lodge that are still available as of April 4. Please call the lodge directly at 540-463-2593  to make a reservation. The cottages vary from $125-$140 per night. You can then choose the local retreat option above to reserve your spot at the retreat.

    There are many hotels and B&Bs in Lexington if you'd like to retreat to your own space at the end of the day; click here for the TripAdvisor link to Lexington, VA accommodations. After making a hotel or B&B reservation, be sure to choose the local retreat option above to reserve your spot at the retreat.

  • Saturday, June 16 class with Laura Aylor and lunch only, at Heartstone Lodge, $45. Click here to register.

*The private rooms are on the second floor of the building, and the loft single beds are on the third floor. The sleeping accommodations at the lodge are NOT wheelchair accessible and you will have to climb stairs to reach them. The knitting class and all meals are on the ground level.

**After April 30, 2018, the retreat is non-refundable. We will reopen the slot and if someone else reserves it, we will refund the money to you.