Happy Easter, Spring Savings and Red Line Crawl Prizes!

Thank you to everyone that joined us Saturday for the Red Line Yarn Crawl. We had a great day and gave a way so many prizes…. and we still have more to go! Congrats to Rosemary C. and Gwen K. for winning the Classic Elite Yarns prizes (enough yarn to make a project from the Scarves and Shawls book) and a bigger congrats to Susan V. who won one of the day’s end grand prize – a full set of circular needles by Clover and Katherine M. who won the other – a great pattern from Blue Sky Alpacas and the yarn to make the project! When you have a chance… come in and pick them up! And then all of you who  return to Stitch House in the next few weeks can return your “passport” for another prize and a discount off your next purchase. The Crawl might be just one day, but the fun and savings continue!
After the Crawl we had some yarns that remained… and we will continue to offer them to you at a deep discount. Check out the re-filled Clearance area and some great yarns at 50% off! There’s some great ribbon yarns, worsted tweeds and sock yarns ready to go home with you. Come in and check them out!
We will be closed this Sunday for Easter but between now and then, lots happening here! Join us Friday evening for open knitting and become a Friday Night Knitter. All are welcome to join this group. Quilters also welcome to the back of the shop from 6-8pm…. many of you are almost done! I am excited to see your progress and discuss the next installment of Quilt Club for the Spring. Otherwise, join us for a class or workshop like one of the following:
Crochet 101/102Learn to crochet or work on expanding your crochet skills in this evening class.  Jeanne can help you learn the basics and get you started on a project that will get you into the crochet groove.  $75 includes 4 weeks of instruction.  Admission is “rolling” meaning you may start your 4 weeks any Wednesday evening, 6-8pm.
Sunday Crochet WorkshopNow that there is a growing group of you ready for the next step in crochet, Jeanne invites you to join her Crochet Workshops the first two Sundays in April. On Sundays, April 6 and April 13 from 3-5pm. she’ll be working with you to make a crocheted pillow cover. This class is not for those wanting to learn to crochet; Jeanne has designed this for those who have completed an Intro to Crochet class and know the basics. Come for one or both weeks: $20 per session.  Running Sunday April 6 & 13, 3-5pm.  
Get To Know Your SEWING MACHINE PLUS! GTK PLUS is a 2 hour workshop to familiarize yourself with either your personal sewing machine, or ours. We’ll introduce you to the machine, including turning it on, threading it, learning the basic stitches and functions, and caring for it. We also will show you how to select appropriate new-sewer patterns, read them and measure yourself for a good fit. You will leave this session feeling good about your beginner skills, a handy packet of information to use at home and a starter project for your first sewing class with us. Even if you aren’t taking a sewing class with us, this is a great opportunity to learn a few basics. If you are bringing your own sewing machine- bring all the pieces and the manual (if you can find it!). If you don’t own a machine, come get to know our machines. This workshop also includes taking your measurements, picking appropriate patterns and how to select fabrics and notions. Class cost: $20. Pick one of the following sessions offered: Saturday April 6  OR May 4, 10am – 12 noon OR Wednesdays April 10 or May 15 from 6-8pm OR Tuesday April 30, 10am-12noon.
Pre-Teen 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.  This class will focus on making an Amy Butler bag with your choice of our colorful designer fabrics.  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.
Mondays April 22, 29, & May 6th, 4-5:30pm.  $75 includes materials.
Introduction to Sewing – Saturday Intensive for Beginners and New Sewers – (GTKPlus Prerequisite) So you want to learn to sew or continue developing your skills? Pick your own project and get started. You will learn how to read and follow pattern instructions, cut out patterns and make minor pattern alterations for a better fit. We start sewing the first week so come with a pattern and fabric ready to go. This class runs 2 Saturdays for $75 (does not include materials) Light lunch provided. Students bring pattern, fabric, thread (call or email for more info) **April 13 & 20, 10am-2pm** OR **May 11 & 18, 10am-2pm**
Sewing Help & Project Wrap-Up – (for former and current Intro to Sew students) Did you plan to get further along in your project and not quite get there? Or, are you looking for some extra time on a special project? Register for this one-day workshop designed for you and your projects in mind. Saturday April 6, 12 noon – 3pm. $15 a session, pre-registration required.
Have an awesome weekend!



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