Wedding Invitation, Red Sox Run & New Yarns

This week was a great week! I attended the Yarn Market News Smart Business Conference in Portland, Oregon. I’ve been attending this conference for the last 4 years and I find it helps inspire me to do more with my business, connects me with other yarn shop owners and re-energizes me for the last leg of  winter…. and certainly gets me pumped for all the great events we host at Stitch House in early Spring. Last week I shared some of the exciting upcoming events and this week I’m adding a few more to the list.
I formally request the honour of your presence on April 29 for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton… Yes! We’re hosting a viewing party for Prince William & Kate Middleton’s wedding ceremony. I know it will be an early morning trip to the Stitch House – but don your most glamorous headpiece (we’ll have many extras if you don’t have one) and join us for the 5 am party. We’ll be joining my “sister shop” Slip Knot in Pennsylvania via Skype and share in the excitement. We’ll also enjoy tea and crumpets… and of course coffee!
In May I am an running the Red Sox Run to Home Base – again! and this year we have a Stitch House team if you’d like to run with us. Let me know and after your register I will invite you to my “team”. We’ll have some great shirts and I’ll be hosting a team fundraiser here in May. The run fundraising requirement is high but it is certainly for a good cause – please join me in the effort. If you are unable to run with us, you can be a virtual runner or donate to the Stitch House Dorchester team directly at:
Check out the full list of classes attached and the new classes starting this week and next including:
Introduction to Knitting/Knit 102 – “After Knits & Purls: The Next Step for Beginners” This series will help you do more with your knits and purls. Participants will learn the techniques needed to increase, decrease and seam. Each participant will select their own project from a few suggested by the instructor that include those techniques. You can also use his class to start a real knitting adventure. Classes are $75 (not including materials) for 4 weeks.  Ongoing enrollment for the following sessions:  Saturdays 11am-1pm, Tuesdays 6-8pm, Wednesdays 11am-1pm.
Learn to Crochet-Get started with crochet! March’s class will teach you the basics of crochet with  a crocheted hat.  Hat class: Sunday March 27, 2-4pm.  Ongoing enrollment for Monday evening class, 6-8pm.
Introduction to Sewing – “Learn to Dress Yourself” This four week class will give you experience in the basics of sewing so that you will have the knowledge and confidence to undertake projects on your own. You will learn how to understand and follow pattern instructions, cut out patterns and make minor pattern alterations for a better fit.  In addition you will learn clothing construction fundamentals such as seams, darts, waistbands, zippers, buttonholes and hem techniques.  The cost is $75, materials not included. Choose from the following sessions: Thursdays March 31, April 7, 14, 21, 6-8pm OR Tuesdays April 5, 12, 19, 26, 6-8pm
Pre-Teens Sewing for Kids Ages 10-12 A special class for pre-teens, this class will focus on making a few small projects to help familiarize the students with cutting patterns and using the sewing machine.   Projects will vary: past projects include, PJ pants, tote bags, small quilting projects, and appliqué.  After this class they’ll have the skills to make great gifts for all their friends.  Participants will learn how to understand and follow pattern instructions, cut out patterns, and use basic machine stitches and hand sewing techniques. The first class will introduce the participants to the shop machines.  Runs 3 weeks: Thursdays March 24, 31, April 7, 4-5:30pm. $60.
Introduction to Sewing: Butler Bags – Amy Butler is the designer of beautiful fabrics and patterns. Using her patterns and fabrics in just two sessions you’ll have a great new tote or bag to show off to all your friends! This class will give you experience in the basics of sewing so that you will have the knowledge and confidence to undertake projects on your own. You will learn how to understand and follow pattern instructions. All materials for this class are available at Stitch House.  This class will be held on 2 evenings: $60 not including pattern and materials. Tues March 22 & 29th, 6-9pm
In the yarn end of things … that is afterall, what we do! This week we received the new Seedling from Classic Elite. If you love Sprout, you’ll be thrilled to try out Seedling. It is a slightly finer cotton yarn with a tighter twist and beautifully bright, soft and deep colors. We have it in shop NOW and ready for you to get to work on a summer project. From Classic Elite we’re also stocking Katydid, a ribbon yarn that knits on a 10.5 US needle. And, all of our Blue Heron Metallic are in for the Red Line Yarn Crawl. Come in now to get a look!
I hope to see you all over the week, but certainly next week for the Red Line Yarn Crawl!
Until then,
Stitch House
846 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02125
Tuesday thru Friday 10-8pm
Saturday 10-6pm
Sunday 12-6pm
Closed Mondays

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