Heading north for the summer means a lot of free time and, for the knitting enthusiast, a lot of potential projects to start or even better...to finish. But with all of that down time, you’re going to need a lot of yarn!
That’s why A Piece of Ewe, located in Bay City, near I-75, is the one-stop shop for knitters from all across Michigan as they head north to enjoy some fun and sun. A Piece of Ewe offers one of the largest selections of high-quality yarns, notions, and supplies for knitting and crocheting. Drawing customers from Livonia to Traverse City, A Piece of Ewe aims to be The Destination for knitters to stop, chat, and restock on their way up north every summer.
For those “staycationing” in the Bay City area, A Piece of Ewe offers a spacious location to gather and converse with others that share a love of creating. They don’t just sell dozens of brands of yarn in all weights, colors, and fibers; they also offer classes for any skill level, from casting on your first stitch to mastering advanced techniques. “Our friendly instructors have helped more than 500 new knitters get started and continue learning over the years.” Says Owner, Susan Glenwallis. “We offer classes weekly and monthly, there is always an opportunity to share ideas, products, and projects.”
A Piece of Ewe has one of the largest selections of yarns in the Great Lakes Bay Region, carrying brands including; Berroco, Blue Sky Fibers, Ella Rae, Juniper Moon, Kauni, Mountain Colors,and Noro. They offer tons of brands and types of yarn, including an impressive selection of sock yarn. With knitting’s popularity on the rise—particularly with millennials—they offer a variety of classes and open knitting for people of all skill levels, learn more at www.APieceOfEwe.com
We are hosting our 1st annual World Wide Knit in Public Day on Saturday, June 9, 2018, from 10 am - 2 pm. Bring your own chair (benches and picnic tables will be provided) and KNIT, CROCHET, WEAVE OR SPIN! COME HELP US TAKE OVER Battery Park next to City Market in Bay City, Michigan!
There will be coupons for local food vendors and giveaways.
In 2017, there were 1125 Worldwide Knit in Public Day events in 54 countries. World Wide Knit in Public Day was started in 2005 by Danielle Landes as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other’s company.
Knitting is such a solitary act that it’s easy to knit alone somewhere and sink into your work without thinking about all the other knitters out there. This day was set to get out of your house and go to a local event (with your knitting in tow) just for you and people like you. Meet with other Michigan knitters and have a great time knitting and mingling. Be sure to bring your work in progress, yarn and needles. All levels are welcome.
For questions about the event, call A Piece of Ewe at (757) 345-3655.
“In every culture everywhere on Earth throughout all time, people have been, and still are weaving,” said Susan Glenwallis, Owner of A Piece of Ewe. “There is a global resurgence of weaving and knitting as Millennials and younger generations re-discover the relaxing and endorphin producing processes of using one’s fingers creatively.”
After 12 years in downtown Bay City, A Piece of Ewe is pleased to announce the grand opening of their expanded store located at 506 Columbus Avenue, across the street from the Flea Market. The yarn shop has been popular shopping destination with knitters from near and far, with customers frequently making a stop on their way up north during the summer or while spending time visiting Bay City.
“We have loved being a part of downtown Bay City and we’ve only moved a few blocks away, adjacent to both downtown Bay City and the Uptown development,” says Susan Glenwallis, owner of A Piece of Ewe. “With the new store, we have plenty of parking and have doubled our shop size which gives us space for more yarns and for classrooms— A Piece of Ewe can offer multiple classes at the same time. We have also included lounging spaces so you can sit and explore a pattern book or knit a bit while you catch up with friends.”
Increased classroom space is important as the yarn shop keeps a busy schedule of classes going year-round. New class schedules are released quarterly and announced on the shop’s website (www.apieceofewe.com) and Facebook page. With knitting’s popularity on the rise—particularly with millennials—being able to offer a variety of classes for people different skill levels. In addition, the shop offers a weekly “Grab Bag” class every Wednesday from 6:30-8:30, where knitters come to catch up, get assistance with a project or get ideas for new projects.
“If you take our Beginner Knitting classes, by the end of it you should be able to move on to socks, mittens or easy sweaters. You are not stuck with making scarves or washcloths for the rest of your knitting life” says Glenwallis. “Hats are all the rage this winter. We are doing two different ones this quarter. Sweaters are also popular and we have the depth of yarn so you can choose from dozens of yarns to make yours special.”
According to Glenwallis, what sets A Piece of Ewe apart from other yarn shops is their level of commitment to helping fellow knitters.
“Everyone at A Piece of Ewe knits so if you are stymied by a project, bring it in and we should be able to help,” Glenwallis says. “We truly want you to succeed with your projects.”
A Piece of Ewe has one of the largest selections of yarns in the Great Lakes Bay Region, carrying brands including, Kauni, Mountain Colors, MadelineTosh, Ella Rae, Berroco, Debbie Bliss and Juniper Moon. In addition, the increased space allows them to offer more brands and types of yarn, including an impressive selection of sock yarns.
If you have any questions about the fundraiser, please contact Susan Glenwallis at (989) 892-6400.