In March, 2015, A Great Yarn introduced our original Chatham Yarn. Designed in collaboration with hand dyer extraordinaire Mishellee Poulin, it embodied Chatham’s one-of-a-kind summer colors.
In December, 2015, we created Chatham Yarn – The Finest Hours, which represented our attempt to capture the roiling waters off Chatham’s coast in winter, made famous by the Coast Guard’s 1952 rescue of the crew of the Pendleton.
In August, 2016, we added Chatham Yarn – Month-by-Month to the mix. As anyone who has ever visited Chatham knows, our town is a treasure trove of iconic images, and every month we turn one of them into fabulous yarn.
For the past year, A Great Yarn has created a new Chatham Yarn every month, based on our favorite Chatham images, and recommendations from our customers.
We have provided the monthly offerings to the members of our Chatham Yarn Month-by-Month Club at a discount, together with appropriate knitting and crochet patterns, a 5”x7” photograph of the Chatham image that was the inspiration for dyeing the yarn, and a small gift to show our appreciation. We have also included free shipping. To date, we have had over 50 knitters join the Club.
Beginning in February, 2018,, we will offer our fourth six-month installment of Chatham Yarn Month-by-Month offerings, and we will again attempt to transform Chatham’s iconic images into yarn. As before we will look to include a bit of nature (such as our famous beach roses), a bit of history (such as the Chatham Railroad Museum), and some of our favorite business establishments (such as Gustare Oil and Vinegars). Our May offering will pay tribute to the Chatham Squire, which celebrates its fiftieth anniversary.
The cost for each monthly offering (plus patterns, picture and all the trimmings) is $45 per month. If you would like to receive all six offerings, we will provide a 15% discount, and also include free shipping. Give us a call in the shop at 508-348-5605, or send us an email at email@example.com, if you would like to participate. And also let us know which of your favorite Chatham images you would like us transform into yarn for August’s Month-by-Month offering.