Welcome to April! I have no idea when Spring is going to arrive but I hope soon, since we’ve turned the calendar to April! With a good chill in the air, I hope you’ll find a way into the Stitch House for a workshop or to start a new project. Next Saturday we have Kelly from Romney Ridge coming in for a Needle Felting workshop! It’s $40 and include all your materials. It might be a nice afternoon to bring a friend, your mom, or your daughter! This workshop is open to kids 12 and older who have crafting experience.This past week there was a TV production crew out filming the pilot of the Broad Squad, a show about the first 4 women detectives of the Boston Police Department. We spent the week gawking at stars and posing for pictures with vintage cars. Here’s a cool shot:
We also have a number of great upcoming workshops and special events. I hope you find some time to spend with us – save the dates and get your seat reserved!
Maire Treanor will be with us from Ireland, the entire weekend May 2 & 3. She’ll be teaching us the stunning, detail work of Clones/Irish Lace. This intensive workshop is for beginner and advanced crocheters (all you need is the chain stitch) to create beautiful motifs, masks, collars, and shawls.
StevenBe will be hosting an evening on Friday, May 8 at Friday Night knitting. He’ll bring his trunk show and present a talk a color (he knows color!) and creating fantastic knit pieces.
Make sure you check out what we have brewing for workshops this week and ahead. All great – all have open seats for YOU! Call to reserve your place.
If you really want to treat yourself (you do deserve it!) to a fun and relaxing knitting vacation. Join Shelley Leahy and Sarah Wolf (teacher at Stitch House) as we sail from Boston to Bermuda, July 17-26th. Sarah will be our on-board knitting instructor. Check here for more details.
And, as usual, join us for Friday night knitting at the shop anytime after 6pm. We will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 5.
|Cullah Collah Cowl Workshop with Lisa McFetridge
Lisa returns to teach at Stitch House! This time she’s making her Cullah Collah Cowl, inspired by Snowpocalypse 2015. Spend 2 Sunday afternoons developing your colorwork skills while making a customized motifs Lisa has designed for this cowl!
2 Sunday afternoons, April 12 & 19 from 4-6pm Class is $40 plus $10 materials fee or bring your own scraps of worsted or DK weight yarn.
Please call to register.
|Upcoming Classes and Workshops!
|Needle Felting Sheep with Kelly from Romney Ridge Farm
Join Kelly on Saturday afternoon for an adventure in needle felting! Kit ($25), which includes supplies to felt 2 sheep, is included in class price. Saturday, April 11, 2-4pm. $40 including materials.
|Crochet Irish/Clones Lace with Maire Treanor!
Maire Treanor will be with us from Ireland the entire weekend of May 2 & 3. She’ll be teaching us the stunning, detail work of Clones/Irish Lace. This intensive workshop is for beginner and advanced crocheters (all you need is the chain stitch) to create beautiful motifs, masks, collars, and shawls. Includes starter materials & pattern fee. There will be a lunch break both days from 1pm-2pm.
Saturday, May 2 from 10-4 $150
Necklace with motifs and Clones knot
Sunday, May 3 from 10-4 $150
Masks or collars in Clones Lace
Saturday & Sunday, $225!
|StevenBe at Stitch House!
StevenBe will be hosting an evening on Friday, May 8 at Friday Night knitting. He’ll bring his trunk show and present a talk on color (he knows color!) and creating fantastic knit pieces.
Please RSVP. We are asking for a $10 reservation fee that you are welcome to use towards a pattern purchase that evening.
Join Bill on Saturday afternoons for a foray into new skills. These classes are a great way to expand your knitting skills. Students should know how to knit and purl. Saturday 2-4pm. $20 not including materials.
April 4 – Lace
April 11 – Colorwork
April 18 – Fixing Mistakes
|Quilting/Sewing with Annissa!
Come in and quilt or sew with Annissa on a Friday morning! What a great way to start the weekend!
Friday, April 10 from 10a-12noon, $20.
|Get to Know Your SEWING MACHINE
is a 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 feeling good about your beginner skills, a handy packet of information to use at home and 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 how to select fabrics and notions. $30 for one session, offered Saturday, April 25th 10-12noon.