Wednesday, June 1, 2011

60% off, last day will be June 15th

We've decided on a last day, and that will be June 15th, and increased the discount to 60% on everything in stock.

Thanks for everything!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

45% off & Website Woes

We've increased the discount to 45% off everything in stock, and I sent out an email to announce that, and the response has overwhelmed our server again (and again and again).  I'm VERY sorry about that...  as you might imagine, I'm not keen on spending more money for more space at this time (especially since the next level is a big $jump$, I'm just trying to make it through...)    I split the email list into 3 separate mailings, hoping that would help and maybe it did - but not enough, clearly.  I can't apologize enough... 

In case you were wondering and can't make it on the site - there are no more spinning wheels.  There are no floor looms, table looms, or rigid heddle looms.  There is not much fiber.  There is a LOT of knitting yarn, a fair amount of weaving yarn, a LOT of patterns, a lot of books, needles & other gadgets. 

If you're local, we are still open our regular hours of Mon-Sat 8:30 - 4pm, and that's when we answer the phone too, if you'd rather call to place an order or check on availability. 

Thanks for your patience!  (anybody else getting tired of hearing that?  yeah, I thought so...  I'd like it to just WORK too...)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Deeper discount - save 35% off

We're catching up at last after a phenomenal response to the sale (thank you, thank you!), so now it's time to increase the discount, so you can now save 35% off anything in stock.  Use the coupon code Going - but if for some reason it doesn't work or you forget to enter the code, don't worry,  we're taking 35% off everything when we process the order no matter what. 

Thank you so much for everything.  I wish I had the words to express what you have meant to us, sharing your passion for all things fibery, sharing your joys, your sorrows, everything.  It's meant the world to us.  

Friday, April 29, 2011

Of Websites & Discounts

I am really sorry that our website keeps misbehaving.  2 of the 3 big crashes I can explain, today's I have no idea.  Why is our website a plain white screen?  I don't know.  I wish I did.  We're trying to get it fixed.  It's making me nuts, and I really don't need any help with that. 

When the website IS working, please know that we're applying the 25% discount on all orders, regardless of whether the code was applied or worked when you typed it in or not.  You will get the 25% off. 

Thank you so much for all your many kind words, hugs, and tears.  We're all very sorry this is happening and wish (WISH) it could be otherwise. 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Going out of business

Woodland Woolworks is going out of business. 

Those words leave me with a dead space in my heart, but unfortunately it’s true.  Like so very many knitters & fiber people, working in this industry – owning a yarn store – had been a dream for many years.  There had even been a couple of false starts, negotiations to buy other yarn businesses, thoughts of starting from scratch, and then the dream came true when I was able to buy this business.  I met so many wonderful people, I learned so much.  I have so many treasured memories, and I thank you all for those.  

But the world has changed since 2005 when I bought the business, as it always does.  Changes we should have seen, changes we could not have seen, competition in more forms than we could imagine (digital downloads, anyone?).  I tried to ride out the economic storm, I tried a lot of changes internally.  But it’s not working, so the time has come. 

I want to thank all of our loyal and wonderful customers, the fabulous vendors and yarn reps we’ve worked with, and most of all, my employees who’ve been such a joy to work with.  That’s the hardest part of all, having to let them go.  Please, I know you will be patient and kind with them as we go through this transition; it’s really hard for them too.

If you use the coupon code Going, you’ll get 25% off your order – even 25% off stuff that’s already on sale.  In stock items only, of course.  If you have a back-order with us, we will not be able to fill that order and we will be contacting you about it as soon as possible. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Free Scarf Pattern from Classic Elite

Classic Elite sends out a terrific email every week that includes a free pattern in one of their lovely yarns.  A while back, there was a terrific lace scarf that Alice Halbeisen designed using Silky Alpaca Lace

There's a link on the page to download the directions for the scarf.  It looks fabulous!  I'm trying to resist casting it on, since I AM trying to finish up a few other things.  It's pretty tough to resist!  

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Do you know about the Spinners' & Weavers' Housecleaning pages?  You should.  It's a terrific place to look for used equipment of all sorts - spinning wheels, looms, books, fleeces, carders...  and also to put up ads for your own equipment to sell, or if you're looking for something in particular.  There are even some fiber animals on there, under Grandpa's Barn... 

We're always passing along this gem of a site, and thought maybe we could share it with a few more folks this way. 

Happy looking!