Thank you to everyone who joined us last Saturday for the Boston Children’s Hospital Blood Drive. it was an incredible day. If you weren’t able to come, please consider carving out some time to get over to the hospital and donate! it’s just a little needle and a little blood….
We also deal in needles here at the Stitch House. Come in and learn to use knitting needles and sewing needles! Knit 101 is back and in full swing this Fall. Shop regular Ken is working on a wardrobe of scarves for a friend… imagine what you can do! Knit 101 is offered on Tuesday evenings, Saturday mornings and Sunday and Monday during the day. Call for more info. We also have our newly revamped Sew 101 starting THIS Saturday, September 13. If you want to learn to sew – this is the class for you!
We’re also open for registration to take Cal Patch’s Urban Sew I Weekend of Fun! Learn to make your own stretch leggings on Saturday October 5 or a Shift Dress on Sunday, October 6, or sign up for both and save $25! You will need to pre-register for this awesome series.
And tonight, at Friday Night Knitting, we gathering around the table to send Claire off into the world of Elementary Education. Come hang out, bring your knitting or crochet and a beverage or munchies to share! We’l be around the table after 6pm.
More classes are listed on our website if you see nothing here… until I see you again!
Stitch House – BLOOD DRIVE
Thank you so much for you incredible generosity for the Children’s Hospital Blood Drive! When so many of you are willing to gift your blood for others, it solidifies that I have more than your average run-of-the-mill customers; I have an incredible group of friends.
September & October Special Events and Classes!
October 4 & 5
Stitch House Urban SEW Weekend!
Saturday October 4, 10am-3pm. $125. (Sign up for both Saturday and Sunday sessions for $225)
People are often surprised to learn they can make their own leggings, but guess what? YOU CAN! And you don’t even need a serger to sew with knits. Guest sewing instructor Cal Patch will show you how to draft a pattern for this wardrobe essential, based on your own measurements. Then we’ll stitch up a first draft fit sample, adjust our patterns if necessary, and proceed to make a pair of real-live leggings. You’ll never buy them off the rack again! Please have at least advanced-beginner sewing skills, with a few simple projects under your belt. Class fee includes pattern and fabric.
Sunday October 5, 10am-3pm. $125. (Sign up for Saturday and Sunday sessions for $225)
Here’s your chance to make your own custom dress pattern with guest instructor Cal Patch! In this one-day class, you will learn how to take your measurements and use them to draft a pattern for a simple sleeveless shift dress. Then we’ll make “muslins” (fit samples) from our patterns, and have a group fitting session in which everyone will benefit from seeing various fit issues and how to correct them. Based on this, you’ll make corrections to your pattern, and we will discuss fabric and styling options and construction techniques, so that at the end of class you are armed with all you need to embark on your finished dress project! Please have (at least) beginner-level sewing skills. (Note: only a pattern and muslin will be made in this class, not a finished dress.)All materials are included in the class fee.
Sew 101 with Moo!
This introductory six-hour session will give you the experience in the basics of sewing so you will have the knowledge and confidence to undertake projects on your own on in our Sew 102 series. You will learn how to understand, follow and cut out widely available sewing patterns. All participants will work on the same pattern. Pattern and fabric are available for purchase at Stitch House.
Saturday, Sept 13 Ginger Skirt, 10am-4pm
GTK Your Sewing Machine
Take this Sew 101 prerequisite before you learn to sew… or take it just to get comfy with your machine, new or old. You’ll be ready to turn your sewing machine on and do a little sewing after your 2 hours with us! If you don’t have your own, use a Stitch House machine – no worries! This is one of our MOST popular classes.
Wednesday, Sept 17 6-8pm. $30.
Friday mornings & Thursday evenings
Join Shelley for Knit 102 this Fall. She kicks off the knitting season with Friday mornings 9-11am and select Thursday evenings. Register and get the whole Fall for $100. Each week Shelley will help you with your independant projects and do a mini-lesson on a variety of skills. Call for more details and to hold your seat!
Greater Boston Yarn Crawl
We have a limited number of passports for sale at $5 each so come in and get them while we have them!
There are a number of special happenings during the Crawl Weekend. We’ll have daily door prizes, the Passport grand prize and guests joining us. Next week I’ll release the final and official schedule of events!
Join Stitch House and many other local shops in this annual tradition!
Saturday, September 27
Celebrate 7 years with us all day long!
Slovakian Folk Hat Workshop with Lisa McFetridge
Sunday, September 28 & October 5 4-6pm $60 (not including materials)
Lisa McFetridge is back for another great workshop!
Lisa designed this hat as a tribute to the knit wear worn by the 2014 Slovakian Winter Olympic Team at the opening ceremonies in Sochi. Some digging revealed that the motifs on their hats were taken from the homes in a small Slovakian village, Čičmany,. She charted the designs from photos found on-line and turned them into this slouchy hat with a stuffed TopKnot. In two sizes Small/Medium & Medium /Large and worked in worsted weight wool, it works up quickly and is striking in black and white. Make this hat your own by using your own favorite colors.
Good Reader for iPad with Jennifer Lassonde
Sunday September 28 10am-12noon. $20
Jennifer Lassonde will introduce you to the wonders of using the iPad App GoodReader as a knitting tool. You will learn how to download patterns, keep notes, and highlight important instructions among other usefull tips. Please download the app before class.