Social Gatherings Policies

Some of our social gatherings have resumed.  Please check our posted schedule to confirm dates, times, frequency, seating capacity, etc..  Some of our gatherings will have reduced frequency.  We plan to increase our gathering frequency and capacities as we monitor customer interest and COVID-19 conditions.  In the case where gatherings, occur outside our posted business hours, the register will be open for purchases, however staff will not be available for project help, pattern/yarn shopping guidance, etc.

MASK REQUIRED:  At this time, face masks are required for attendance at all social gatherings, even if you are fully vaccinated.  We want everyone to feel welcome and safe here.  We understand that our community includes people still in their vaccination process as well as those who may still be taking precautions to protect themselves and other loved ones who may not be able to be vaccinated.  Thank you for our cooperation and understanding.  Please check back in with us frequently as this may change over time.

LIMITED CAPACITY:   Each event will have a maximum attendance/seating capacity established at our sole discretion.  Capacity will be determined based on shop layout, time of gathering, workspace allotment for each attendee, ease of access, etc.  We reserve the right to adjust capacity for future events, but shall not increase the capacity on the fly at an in-progress event.  Your RSVP will reserve your spot at the event.  Walk-ins for gatherings will only be allowed if we still have seats open and available.  You can check current availability of seats online at any time, even after an event has started.  Or you can check in person or by phone during posted business hours.

RSVP REQUIRED:  To assure we do not have to turn anyone away at a gathering, we will require you to RSVP and reserve your spot at each event.  RSVP can be made in-person at the shop during posted business hours, over the phone by calling the shop (410-788-7262) during posted business hours, or through our online shop at any time https://cloverhill-yarn-shop.shoplightspeed.com/classes-and-services/

RESERVATION DEPOSIT:  We will collect a small $5 reservation deposit to reserve your seat at a gathering.  See below for our Thank You to you for attending, which makes it free if you show up!  Because we will have limited seating for each event, we want you the reserve a seat only if you fully intend to come.  Reservation deposits are non-refundable. 

A THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING:  When you are here for the event, make a purchase of $10 or more and we will deduct your $5 reservation deposit from any purchase you make as a thank you for coming!  The thank you discount is only applicable for in-person purchases at the shop during the event and cannot be transferred to another person or another event.  Offer expires at the conclusion of the event. (PS – this discount can be applied towards a gift card! Wink-wink)

CANCELATION or RESCHEDULING:  In the unfortunate circumstance that you must cancel or reschedule your reservation please let us know as soon as possible so that we can let someone else attend.  Cancelation and rescheduling can be made by phone or in person during our posted business hours. 

If you cancel with a week or more notice, we will be happy to refund your reservation deposit.  If you cancel with less than a week notice, we will be happy to apply your deposit to an alternate gathering.  Rescheduling is only possible for events that are already scheduled with posted dates and dimes.  We will not hold your deposit for a future unscheduled event.  Cancel with 2 days of less notice, your reservation deposit will be non-refundable and non-transferable. 

FOOD AND DRINK:  Food and drinks are discouraged unless you are staff on duty (we do not want our staff to go hungry when they are working all day shifts!). If you are attending a scheduled class, gathering, or private lesson, drinks are ok is covered, capped, or lidded.  No open cups please.  If you are attending a scheduled class, gathering, or private lesson, small bitesize snacks are ok.  No food or meals at this time please.

GATHERINGS ARE FOR SOCIALIZING:  Gatherings are not the time and place for project assistance, problem solving, complex patterns requiring concentration, or getting instruction on a new skill.  When you come to a gathering, please consider what you plan to work on, complicated repeats, complex lace, and tough spots are not the best things to work on at a gathering.  There will be conversation, banter, and interruptions to you focus.  We will not have dedicated staff on hand for assisting gathering participants.  Staff will not be available for project help; pattern or yarn guidance; spinning instruction, etc. Gatherings are for socializing.

 

1st and 3rd Thursday Sit and Stitch Gathering (After Hours)

6-8pm

Open to all.  Bring any project to work on and enjoy the company of other yarn lovers and fiber enthusiasts.  We do not care where your yarn or patter came from!  All yarn and all materials welcome.

PLEASE NOTE THAT IS A CHANGE FROM THE PRE-PANDEMIC SCHEDULE!!  Sit and Stitch used to be every Thursday, but will meet with reduced frequency for now.

12 seats maximum

 

2nd and 4th Friday Spinning Gathering (After Hours)

6-9pm

Open to all.  All spinners and spinning methods welcome.  Knitters, Crocheters, other fiber artists, and non-spinners welcome too.

PLEASE NOTE THAT IS A CHANGE FROM THE PRE-PANDEMIC SCHEDULE!! 

Spinning used to be on the LAST Friday, which sometimes made it the 4th Friday or the 5th Friday depending on the month.  We are making this change to open up the 5th Friday of any month for other intermittent gatherings or events what would have a 2 to 3 month frequency.

10 seats maximum

 

Sunday Gathering (TBD)

Not yet.

 

1st Wednesday Sit and Stitch Gathering 

1-3pm, NEW GATHERING!!

Open to all.  Open tables for hanging out and getting some work don on your current WIP.  Knitters, Crocheters, other fiber artists welcome.  We will not have space available for spinning wheels, at this gathering.  If you’re a spinner, plan on using your favorite spindle or an e-spinner with a battery.

6 seats maximum

 

1st and 3rd Saturday KAL/CAL Gathering (TBD)

Not Yet.

 

2nd Tuesday Spinning Gathering

11-2pm

Open to all.  All spinners and spinning methods welcome.  Co-hosted with Weavers Guild of Greater Baltimore.  www.WGGB.org

Occurs during shop business hours.

5 seats maximum

 

2nd Saturday Twill Study Group

11-1pm.  Coordinate with WGGB.

Invitation only.  Hosted by Weavers Guild of Greater Baltimore.  www.WGGB.org 

You must be a member of WGGB and part of the Twill Study Group.  All invitations will be through the Twill Study Group.

Occurs during shop business hours.

8-10 seats maximum