New Format, Sunday Workshop, Men’s Knit on Saturday

I’m trying this Constant Contact format out and I’d love your feedback. Tell me if you enjoy my conversation with you this way… or the old way. I heard a lot of good feedback this past week about changing the format and I’m going to try a little each week. I certainly don’t want to over do it the first week out! I also promised all of you who commented on the change idea a bag of yarn as a prize. The winners are (drum roll please): Erin Kiley and Ann Diaz! Come in any time to get your bag o’ joy! I also have long owed Suzanne Piening a prize for a beautiful shawl she made last year as part of our shawl contest. It is long overdue and certainly deserved. Suzanne, come get your big bag of yarn!

Ok – that’s it for this week. Check out the rest of this email and let me know what you think!

                             Thank you,


P.S. THIS Saturday, May 4th from 5-7pm All Men are invited to join your host, Bill, for an evening of knitting and crafting. Please RSVP so we have enough goodies for everyone!

Sunday Afternoon Workshops
On Sunday, May 5 from 3-5pm Join special guest instructor Jennifer Lassonde to learn how to use eKnit Notes with GoodReader – this two hour class will help you make better use of your iPad for knitting & crochet. Download the GoodReader app from the Apple App Store and Jen will teach you how to use this app to manage and store your patterns, make notes about your progress or modifications, highlight your directions and charts and so much more. If you’re tired of carrying around projects notes in your various project bags, get rid of those scraps of paper and keep it all in your iPad! You will need to Download the GoodReader App for your iPad prior to the class and have a basic knowledge of iPad functionality.
This workshop costs $20 requires registration. Please call or email us to reserve your seat today and to receive additional notes to prepare for your afternoon with Jen.
On Sunday, May 19 from 3-5pm Join special guest instructor Carol Hatch for her “Knitting Lace Without Fear” workshop. Start a Lace Scarf using either sock weight yarn or mohair lace weight for a more courageous experience. Carol will teach you the basic lace techniques, how to use helpful knitting aids, how to recognize and fix mistakes without extensive ripping out, and tips on blocking (blocking won’t occur during this workshop).
This workshop costs $20 requires registration. Please call or email us to reserve your seat today and to receive a materials listing to prepare for your afternoon with Carol.

Other Classes

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:
Saturday May 4, 10am – 12 noon
Wednesday May 15 from 6-8pm
Saturday, June 1, 10am-12 noon
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 May 6, 13, 20, 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)  **May 11 & 18, 10am-2pm**

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