What a wonderful weekend we had with all of you during the Greater Boston Yarn Crawl! The most exciting part – all the new friends we made! I hope you had fun with us too… and now you have an excuse to come back. Join ALL of us this Saturday, September 27 for our 7th Birthday! Stitch House is turning 7 and I’d love you to join us for all the fun.
We’ll be open Saturday 10am-6pm and as usual, we’ll have specials, great goodies and awesome company. There will be food served throughout the day, birthday cake for all of us, with special recognition for our September customers’ birthdays at 4pm.
There will also be a number of special classes and workshops happening in the next few weeks. This Sunday, Lisa is back working with us on a Slovakian Folk Hat, while we begin Knit 102 on Thursdays and Fridays with Shelley, Open Sewing with Amylou on Mondays, and more! All of our class offerings are listed in this email or online at our website.
I also hope you can join us for Cal Patch’s Jersey Leggings (no serger required) or her Shift Dress sewing session in October, our newest Quilt Workshop with Alicia also beginning in October, and Alasdair for Double Knitting in November. These series have limited space, please call to register.
September & October Special Events and Classes!
October 4 & 5
Stitch House Urban SEW Weekend!
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 both Saturday and Sunday sessions for $225)
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.
Popsicle Quilt Workshop
Sundays this Fall
October 19, November 23, December 14 10am-2pm, plus studios hours.
$120 for 12 hours of instruction and 12 hours of additional studio time! Participants should have taken Get T0 Know Your Sewing Machine. Call or email for specific details. Materials not included.
Sunday, November 16
Double Knitting Sunday with Alasdair Post-Quinn!
Intro to Double Knitting
Sunday November 16, 9am-12noon. $60 (not including materials)
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.
Two-Color Double Knitting
Sunday November 16, 1-4pm. $60.
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.