Some weeks I think we might have little to share in the email but not this week – we continue to have a lot of great things happening! This Friday evening is our October/November Birthday Celebrations… please join us from 6-8pm around the table. Bring your knitting, crochet, or other handwork and your sweet tooth. Please RSVP so we have enough gifts for all!
Saturday is our every-now-and-then Men’s Knit Night with Bill. Join him and other crafty men from 6-8pm. We would also like you so RSVP so we have enough goodies for you.
We still have space in the two Intro to Double Knitting with Alasdair Post-Quinn workshops for Sunday, November 16. Call 617-265-8013 to reserve your space. The morning only has a couple of spots left!
The following weekend, Sunday, November 23 from 3-6pm, we are running a Special Quilt Block Workshop. We welcome special guest instructor Debbie Kalenty of Studio 180. She’ll work with our limited size group on making multiple quick and accurate quilt block squares. In this workshop you’ll make half-square and quarter square triangles with Debbie, a Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor, for $70. All materials, including the Tucker Trimmer, Wing Clipper and Magic Wand Quilting tools will go home with you! You’ll have confidence in new quilt block making techniques and squares ready to be made into something spectacular!
I’m also putting together a few special activities for December. I need your help in organizing Sunday “Give Back” Afternoons. Online I call it #feelextragoodknitting – a time when we come together to knit, crochet or sew for a good cause. The holidays are busy, and we often get caught up in the bustle of big box stores and credit card bills. Let’s take a few Sunday afternoons to drop the stress and craft for others. We start this with Nana’s Dolls and Sweaters on Sunday, December 7 from 4-6pm. A Stitch House customer had a ton of crochet doll pieces and all-but-buttons baby sweaters from her Nana. Bring darning needles and 1″ buttons from your stash, we’ll get these finished and sent off to the Italian Home for Children.
The next three Sundays are up for suggestion. Think quick and easy projects. Email me your suggestions and we’ll keep you posted on the other Sunday “Give Back” Afternoons #feelextragoodknitting. You can also post your suggestions to our Facebook Page.
And, as usual – we’re here Friday nights for Social Knitting 6-8pm.
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Sunday Skills Workshops Continue!
Come join us next Sunday for a class to build your knit and crochet tech skills.
Good Reader for iPad
Jennifer Lassonde will introduce you to the wonders of using the App GoodReader as a knitting tool. You will learn how to download patterns, keep notes, and highlight important instructions among other useful tips. Please download the app before class here. Sunday November 9, 10am-12pm. $20.
WEDNESDAY Workshops with Kathleen
Join Kathleen for these FREE with materials purchase* knitting evenings from 6 – 8 pm on Wednesdays through Christmas.
Don’t let the early darkness brought on by the return to Standard Time keep you at home – we’ve got a fun roster of Wednesday Night Mini Knits to keep you busy through November and December! As always, the workshop is free if you purchase the pattern and yarn at the shop – please call to reserve your spot, spaces are limited to 6 per workshop!
* If you choose not to purchase project supplies at Stitch House, a $20 class fee will apply.
Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky Hat Patterns (free online PDF of the patterns to class participants ONLY).
Arm Knitting – make an oversize cozy cowl in one night!
Thanksgiving Eve – go home and make your Green Bean Casserole.
Laura Nelkin Design’s Mudra Cuff – kit available at the shop.
Holiday Decorations – get into the spirit of the season with cute mini sweater, sock and mitten patterns that you can use to adorn your home all winter long!
Finish It Off – come in to finish any of your previous Wednesday projects.
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
MORE Knitting Classes!
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.
Knitting Lace Without Fear with Carol Hatch
Join special guest instructor Carol Hatch for her “Knitting Lace Without Fear” workshop. Start a Falling Leaves 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
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.
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.
Quilt Block Workshop
with Studio 180 Designs certified instructor Debbie Kalenty!
Sunday, November 23 from 3-6pm we are running a Special Quilt Block Workshop. Debbie will work with our limited size group on making multiple quick and accurate quilt block squares. In this workshop you’ll make half-square and quarter square triangles with Debbie, a Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor for $70. All materials, including the Tucker Trimmer, Wing Clipper and Magic Wand Quilting tools will go home with you! You’ll have confidence in new quilt block making techniques and squares ready to be made into something spectacular! Call to reserve your space at a sewing machine and make sure we have enough tools for everyone!
More classes can be found on our website:
- Wednesday Night Knitting
- Crochet 101 and 102
Check out our website for everything including current class listing!