February for most is a quiet winter month filled with hearts and, for us here on the Monterey Peninsula, a golf tournament. If you are active in the fiber arts community February means….. STITCHES WEST!
We, as a team, love having a booth (or four) at Stitches. It is a ton of planning and preparation but once we hit the market floor the event is a blast. We get to see our friends, see some of the amazing knit and crochet projects worn by the attendees and catch up with other retailers.
Once again we are partnering with our good friends at Shibui. The lovely Sandy Barnes and Britt-Marie Brehmer will be there providing inspiration and assisting you in finding the perfect mix of yarns. Shibui will be offering a free pattern download to anyone who buys their yarns at Stitches. You’ll also be automatically entered into a drawing for a gift from them!
Marie Green of OliveKnits will be joining us for a meet and greet and signing of her new book, Seamless Knit Sweaters in Two Weeks. She will be at the booth on Thursday Evening from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. If you are not attending the market preview, we will have signed books in the booth the rest of the weekend. We are so excited to see her again!
We’ll also have a ton of new things in the booth, many of them exclusive to Stitches…
Kits made with gorgeous Sweet Georgia Yarns…
New Blue Bee Studio Bee Bins as well as a selection of yarns for Elizabeth Doherty’s wonderful sweaters…
Beautiful cashmere kits from the lovely Lux Adorna…
Quince Sparrow, Kestrel and something new!
All of this and so much more!
And it wouldn’t be a grand event without a some little giveaways from us! Any purchase you make with us during Stitches enters you into a drawing to win some Monarch swag! We will also host a some giveaways for our friends who are unable to attend Stitches.
Unable to attend Stitches West this year? You’re in luck! We’ll be posting some fantastic giveaways for anyone who shops from our Stitches booth collection online or in store the week after we return, February 25th to March 3rd. It’s our way to bring a little Stitches to you! So be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook
So yes, February will be full of frenzy but so full of fun! During our time at Stitches, the shop will be closed from Thursday 2/21 through Sunday 2/24. We cannot wait to see many of you at Stitches!
Ann and the Monarch Team