Good Morning Rainy Day! Wow- what a rain storm we’re int he middle of. Good thing it isn’t snow… that’s for sure.
I do hope you’re good and that you were able to snuggle through the wind and rain last night and that you have/had a easy ride in to wherever you’re off to today. The shop is open and we’re ready to serve your every knitting, crochet and general crafty need. I’m more than half way done with my Churchmouse Shoulder Cozy using Bloomin’ Colors in Red. This might be a project YOU need to make for yourself. It is lightweight and perfect for this transition into winter.
If you are ready to knit something with a little more warmth- check out this FREE Pattern for the Vortex Cowl. You may remember this from last year – make it in Malabrigo Rasta (we have 16 colors in stock!) for wrap-around-the-neck fun! You will need to email us for this pattern. We are very happy to share!
And, as usual – we’re here Friday nights for Social Knitting 6-8pm.
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MORE Sewing Classes!
Get to Know Your Sewing Machine (GTK)
Sign up for our 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. You will leave this session with a good feeling about your beginner skills, a handy packet of information to use at home and ideas for 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 tips on how to select fabrics and notions. Class cost: $30. Saturday November 12, 6-8pm.
Sew 102 (prerequisite: GTK and Sew 101)
This is the next level class in our sewing series that helps you through your first independently selected sewing pattern. Over the course of eight hours you will learn how to understand and follow your pattern instructions, cut out pattern pieces, and make minor pattern alterations for a better fit. We ask students to bring their own pattern, fabric, thread and other notions. Call or email for more info. Saturdays 10-2pm, November 15 & 22.
MORE Knitting Classes!
Fall 2014 Quilt Workshop with Alicia Nimonkar
Join us in making the Popsicle Sticks Quilt, a fun pattern for beginning and new sewers. Only $120 for 12 hours of instruction and 12 hours of additional studio time! Participants should have taken Get To Know Your Sewing Machine. Call or email for specific details. Sundays 10am-2pm, October 19, November 23, December 14, plus studios hours. Materials not included.
Sara returns for her SUPER workshop on a winter classic! Add a layer of cozy fleece inside your mittens to keep your fingers toasty this winter. This design is an update on the traditional mittens of Newfoundland and Labrador where knitters salvaged the bits of yarn left over when fabric is cut off of the loom. Worked into the mittens, these ends — or thrums — provide an extra layer of insulation and warmth. Prerequisites: knitting in the round, increase/decrease, knit/purl. Saturday October 18, 3-6pm. $30 includes instruction, fleece, and pattern. Worsted weight wool and needles are available for purchase.
Double Knitting with guest instructor Alasdair Post-Quinn
Intro to Double Knitting
Learn a great new technique with guest instructor Alasdair. Double knitting involves creating two layers of knitted fabric at the same time. 9am-12pm
Multi-Color Double Knitting
Knit 102 Thursday PM or Friday AM
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! She kicks off the season with Friday mornings 9-11am and select Thursday evenings. Register and get the whole Fall for $100 or 4 sessions for $75. Thursday sessions on October 9, 23, 30. November 6, 13. December 4, 11.
We also offer Knit 101 sessions on Mondays 10am-12pm, Tuesdays 6-8pm, and Saturdays 9-11am. $75 for 4 sessions.
Vika Sweater Workshop
So many people have been admiring this new pattern from Brooklyn Tweed! Knitting instructor Libby is making one for her niece and invites you to join her this fall for this intermediate level class. You should know how to knit, purl, increase, make cables, and read charts. Libby will demystify the cable patterns and sweater techniques to help you make a sophisticated gift for the little girl in your life. Sundays, October 26, November 23 and December 14 from 2-4pm plus scheduled help on select Friday nights and Tuesday afternoons. $60 plus materials.
Knitting Lace Without Fear with Carol Hatch
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 adventurous experience. Carol will teach you 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 and 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. Sunday, November 23 from 10am-12noon
More classes can be found on our website:
- Wednesday Night Knitting
- Crochet 101
Check out our website for everything including current class listing!