Another email and another week with so much happening here at the Stitch House! Starting tomorrow (Thursday), we’re participating in the annual Greater Boston Yarn Crawl! We have a number of daily specials and activities in hopes you come in once, twice or every day of the Crawl. If you haven’t already, come in a buy your passport – every day we have a small gift for the first 10 visitors with a passport and all purchases earn an entry into our daily raffle – and then of course post-Crawl we have a wonderful Grand Prize! And specials! All books and cotton yarns will be 50% off, and select Tosh, all fabric yard cuts and Walker Bags will be 25% off!
Friday evening we’ll sample mini-skeins of Lady Dye Yarns and match them with their appropriate wine… and Saturday morning, kick off the weekend with a cup of coffee and more specials! Sunday morning we welcome author Norma Loehr to the Stitch House. She wrote the recently published Demystifying Bra Fitting & Construction. Norma will join us Sunday at 10am to discuss her book, the process of writing and will sign copies that are offered for sale at a discount. She’ll also bring samples! Please come – it’s going to be wonderful!
I do hope to see you over the course of the Greater Boston Yarn Crawl. I think it will be an incredible weekend and a lot of fun for sure!
Check out our website for everything including class listing!
Stitch House Urban SEW Weekend with Cal Patch!
October 4 & 5
Saturday October 4, 10am-3pm. $125.
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.
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.
(Sign up for Saturday and Sunday sessions for $225)
September & October Special Events and Classes!
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!
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.
Custom Knit Acorn Sweater with Claudia
October 11 from 4pm-6pm. 10 Sessions, $100 (not including materials)
Sunday, November 16
Double Knitting Sunday with guest instructor
Intro to Double Knitting
Learn a great new technique with guest instructor Alasdair Post-Quinn. Double knitting is a knitting technique that creates a fabric with no wrong side. 9am-12noon.
Two-Color Double Knitting
Once you understand the basics of double knitting, you can take it to the next level with color! Alasdair will teach you how to create a reversible pattern with two colors. 1-4pm.
$60 each session, not including materials. Call to pre-register –