Since we permanently closed our brick-and-mortar store in August of 2020, we're putting all our efforts into supporting our community online. This page is where you can note what’s new!
February 4, 2024
MOVE COMPLETE (finally)
We'll take the last carload away from Bainbridge Island today, with a little nostalgia, and happily drive up to our exciting new home in Kingston. It's quite a mess right now, but we are settling in. Thanks all for your best wishes! And for your patience as we are almost caught up with our mailing. Please note our new address for all mailings:6810 NE State Highway 104
Kingston, WA 98346
Our phone number remains: 206-780-2686
January 24, 2024
Our Odds & Ends Sale last weekend brought some long time fans into our lovely new space. We had fun being back on the floor! In the meantime, our new Shipper has been working overtime along with the Mice to get our backlog rolling. If you're waiting for your order to arrive, thank you for your continued patience. We are ever grateful!
January 24, 2024
Today is the day we pack up our yarn and goodies, and send them to our awesome new shippers in Poulsbo. They will need a few days to get up and running in true Churchmouse fashion, so shipping will be delayed for a few days. Apologies for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience as we build our new Churchmouse Studio!
January 11, 2024
We're so pleased to announce the new Churchmouse Studio, an inspiring place where the Mice can help knitters and crocheters find and finish successful projects. In March, we'll open our new home as a "working studio" in Kingston, Washington, a few miles north of Bainbridge Island. In order to serve our widespread community better, here's how we're evolving:
- Our packing and mailing will be in the care of a professional company in Poulsbo, run by people we know personally. This will free up more time for our Customer Care team to help you choose projects and solve problems by phone, email, and—soon—by video.
- Once or twice a month, we'll host "open studios" (squeeze skeins, play with color swatches, try on samples . . .) and other events such as trunk shows, workshops, knit-alongs, and guest speakers.
- Now and during the transition, Customer Care will be available through both phone and email, Monday through Saturday, from 8:00am umtil 3:00pm. Our phone number is (206) 780-2686 and our email address is email@example.com.
January 10, 2024
There is a new "mirror" website called churchmouseyarns.shop that is fraudulent! They are posting our products and might be trying to capture credit card information. Our attorneys are on it.
December 20, 2023
The new year will have new beginnings for us. We'll be moving our operations from Bainbridge Island to Kingston, a town just a few short miles north. Here are some things to note:
January will be a very busy time for our staff, so here are a few service changes we can't avoid:
- Local pickup will be suspended on January 1st.
- Customer Care will be available through both phone and email, Monday through Friday. Our phone number is (206) 780-2686 and our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
- There may be slight delays in receiving your packages.
Upcoming events to mark on your calendar:
- 'Moving In Sale' on Saturday & Sunday, January 27th and 28th, from 10:00 am util 4:00 pm.
- 'Open Studio' on Saturday, February 24th (details to follow).
- Trunk Shows & Workshops two weekends in March (TBD).
November 23, 2023
For 23 years, we've used this day of Thanksgiving to reflect with gratitude on the support you've given us. With you, Churchmouse Yarns & Teas is a dream come true.
|You shared in each step of our journey when we navigated the closing of our brick-and-mortar store in the summer of 2020. You continued to follow us online and enjoyed the ideas for making that we presented each week. Year after year, you shared in our Thanksgiving Weekend celebrations.
In appreciation, we'd like you to be the first to know that exciting changes are afoot for 2024!
Come spring, we'll be moving our Bainbridge Island warehouse north to a beautiful building in Kingston, a small town up on the Kitsap Peninsula. This will give us the opportunity to offer periodic gatherings such as workshops, trunk shows, and—who knows? We would love to connect with you in person!
From our new warehouse, our busy, efficient team of Mice will ship yarn and tea to our online community all around the world. We'll be refreshing our website with some new features to make online shopping even more fun. You'll always find—24/7—tried-and-true projects, helpful accessories, and tasty teas.
In short, 2024 promises to be awesome!
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us.
Churchmouse Yarns & Teas
*UNABLE TO WIND*
Why aren't we winding yarn? Ever since we instituted COVID precautions, which we still have in place, we've spread out in our workspace for safety. We no longer have the space for winding machines! Though we're not offering this service, it's very easy to wind yarn yourself—just visit our 'Winding Yarn by Hand' page for step-by-step guidance! (It's a great way for your hands to get to know your yarn.)
September 10, 2023
With our small crew, we find that we need a day of rest. Starting today, we will be open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 until 2:00 for local pickup and customer service answers to emails and telephone calls. On Sundays, we'll be closed; your emails and phone calls will be answered promptly on Monday.
May 11, 2023
FAREWELL TO SMITH TEAS
Our friends at Smith Tea have made the difficult decision to stop producing custom blends for small companies such as ours. We thank them sincerely for 13 years of very special service.
We just received our last order and are sad to say that the Churchmouse exclusive "seasonal" blends will be unavailable once they sell out. They have a two-year shelf life before opening, so don't hesitate to stock up.
April 13, 2023
NEW POSTAGE CHARGES
Because of continuing increases from the U.S. Postal Service, we must adjust our shipping rates. Going forward, our domestic flat rate will be $9. To mollify that, we’re lowering our “free shipping” threshold from $120 to $99. We now must charge $5 to ship up to six printed patterns.
International shipping rates have risen much faster. Now we must charge $35 for all shipments to Canada, and $55 to all other international destinations. We cannot offer a free shipping threshold to these locations, alas.
June 15th, 2021
NEW RAVELRY PDF CONNECTION
Great news! Now, when you purchase a Churchmouse Classics PDF pattern from us, you can add it to your Ravelry library!
Simply purchase the PDF from churchmouseyarns.com as you would usually. When you've completed your order, you'll see the order confirmation screen with a link to add your new pattern to your Ravelry library. Follow that link to Ravelry, where you'll see a pop-up asking if you'd like to store the pattern in your library. Click, 'Yes, add to this library" and you're all set!
Here’s how it looks: