It’s Time To Say Farewell


We’ve had a great run. 21 years, 10 months and 5 days to be exact. It has been a thrill to have The Tangled Web be a destination for so many stellar knitters, and it was my personal privilege to make the acquaintance of so many funny, kind, accomplished women (and men!) over the years. I will never ever forget one moment of our time together.

But it’s time to say farewell. Time to end one chapter and to start another. Yep, The Tangled Web is closing its doors on May 28. But to say goodbye properly and in true Tangled Web fashion, we’re throwing a party. A final sale party for all our knitting friends. Think of it as our farewell gift to you.

Sale Days!
Week 1 (May 3 – 8): 10%
Week 2 (May 10 – 15): 20% off
Week 3 (May 17 – 22): 30% off
Week 4 (May 24 – 29): 50% off

Cash of Check ONLY Please!!

Stop by for our last First Friday on May 6th and raise a glass to all of the years that we have spent together learning, sharing and knitting!!

Thank you for all of your support throughout the years and now…


Please Pardon our Appearance



It’s springtime and we are in the midst of doing some spring cleaning. It is also a great time to get some necessary repairs done that we have been putting off. So please pardon our appearance as we make those repairs. We will be unable to use the second floor for a bit and have had to move all of our needlepoint supplies to the first floor. Which I guess means less running up and down for me. #silverlining.

Save 50% on needlepoint ornament kits

It’s time to make room for some new arrivals which means BIG savings for you. Help us clear out the old so we can bring in the new. Take 50% off these four adorable ornament kits. Each kit includes threads and needle, everything you need to finish.

Plus, take 20% off all other a’ la carte ornament canvases through the end of February.

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Winter Storm Hours – Sunday Update


We are still digging out at home. I am hoping to get to Chestnut Hill to shovel out but I don’t think we will be able to open today. There’s just too much digging out to do. I will post again if by some miracle we are able to open. Happy Knitting!!


The Tangled Web will be closed on Saturday, January 23, due to our snowy weather forecast. We are hoping to open on Sunday but please call ahead before venturing out. All classes and stitch alongs have been rescheduled. Please check your email for details.

Enjoy your snow day!!

Antiques are “Popping Up” at The Tangled Web

Join us on Sunday, December 6 from 1-4,  for an Open House to celebrate Rob’s Antiques Pop-Up Shop at The Tangled Web and take 10% off any antiques purchase. Just in time for holiday shopping.

We are so excited to be hosting our very own “Antique Pop-Up Shop” thanks to our good friend Rob Risner, owner of Rob’s Antiques in Lancaster, PA. Rob’s antiques and gift items have been in the shop for a couple of weeks and have gotten rave reviews from customers. His prices and selection can’t be beaten. If you have a special request or don’t see the item you were looking for at the shop, Rob will hunt it down for you and deliver it to your door.

Stop by and take a look at all of the great gift ideas for holiday giving. Fill an antique basket with some beautiful hand dyed yarns. Choose a cool vintage button to complete that special gift. Start a holiday needlepoint or knitting project.

It’s time to shop.
December 6, 2015
1:00 – 4:00 pm



There’s a Chill in the Air

Last winter I lost my favorite hat. One minute it was in my pocket, the next it wasn’t. Darn! I really loved that hat.

Since I’ve been working with beads on various projects, it seemed that a hat with beads would be the perfect choice for a replacement.

But which pattern? I like tams that don’t fit too tight because there’s nothing worse than hat hair! At a local bead show, I stumbled on a vendor selling beaded tam patterns. She had the sample there and it looked perfect. So for $6 the pattern was mine. IMG_2487

Now, I’m off to The Tangled Web to choose the perfect yarn. After consulting with Mary, I decided on Plymouth Select in Mystic Purple, a beautiful, soft DK Merino Superwash. I then bought some clear lavender beads, (Yes, The Tangled Web has beads) that I mixed with some already on hand.

So there I am sitting down in my favorite chair feeling excited to be casting on after pre-stringing 400 beads. But hold on, I think, it might be prudent to read through the pattern. Uh oh! Halfway through the pattern I have no idea what the designer has in mind. Not only does it not make sense, the symbols don’t make sense either. Not good.

Now what am I going to do. I’ve already got the yarn, the beads are strung and I’m ready to begin. Without missing a beat, I dug out the pattern I used on last year’s favorite hat, the French Beret. It’s a Louisa Harding design from her book “hatsglovesscarves.” Find it here.

9780600612551_p0_v1_s192x300The only change I made to the original pattern was to knit the hat in the round instead of sewing up a side seam. Of course, I had to use some math skills to figure out bead placement. Here, I was on my own because the bead placement on the now rejected pattern wouldn’t work on this one. I decided to start the beading on the first row after the ribbing, every other stitch, and from there on I just winged it, deciding as I went where the beads would go. It turned out to be great fun. I thought I’d be anxious about it but I felt incredibly free and creative!

I don’t know why I didn’t just start out with the French Beret pattern. Probably because it didn’t have beads and it didn’t even occur to me that I could add them on my own.

IMG_2474I think I may have learned my lesson about buying patterns from people I don’t know or have never heard of. This is not the first time I’ve gotten tripped up. But hopefully it will be the last. But it all worked out. I now have a hat that no one else will have. Plus I learned that I, too, can get a little creative with a pattern.

contributed by Donna Heron


Fall Hours are Back!!

PumpkinIt’s the moment you all have been waiting for since May. Our regular Fall hours begin today. Tuesday through Saturday 10-5 and Sunday, 12-5. We’ll still be closed on Monday so I can sleep in and do laundry. Oh yeah, don’t forget First Friday, we’re here til 8. Looking forward to seeing you all soon. It’s time to knit!!

Tangled Web Summer Camp

Join us for 4 Fridays of beautiful little projects perfect for summer knitting!


Yarn Bombing by Melissa Maddonnis Haims

Ready for some summertime fun?

  • First you have to pick a camp project! We have lots to choose from so don’t be shy. Easy, quick projects that are perfect for summer.
  • Next you’ll have to choose which Friday classes you want to take. We have everything from needlepoint to Japanese braiding so I’m pretty sure you’ll want to take them all. And there’s no charge for campers.
  • Next you should organize and prioritize your UFOs because we’ll spend an entire afternoon helping you get back on track.
  • You bring lunch and we provide bottled water and snacks throughout the day.
    Finally, you should KNIT, LAUGH, LEARN and then KNIT and LAUGH some more.

4 sessions: $200.00*
Friday, 11:00am – 4:00pm
July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31

Tuition includes:
Meet and Greet with Melissa Maddonni Haims, Local Artist, Sculptor and International Yarn Bomber.
Intro to Needlepoint class
Design Your Own Needlepoint Canvas
Kumihimo Braiding
Crochet Beaded Bracelet
UFO (Unfinished Objects) Workshop
Intro to Magic Loop

Plus a few surprises!!