The 12 Days of Gifts continues… Today you can enjoy a recommendation from Bill. He says, “My favorite yarn in the store right now.” It’s Shibui Dune. 50% Baby Alpaca, 25% Camel, 25% Silk. $22/skein. Pick from these colors and consider making a 2 skein Churchmouse’s Welted Cowl ($5) or 1 skein Field Ribbed Hat (free). Call or email to make your purchase. Colors available shown here.
The kid gifts and contributions continue to pour in thank you. If you didn’t read last week’s email I wrote about my time the week before helping unload toys for the Home for Little Wanderers. They’ve received so many toys but they are short gifts for teens. Could you help me help them? I’d like to collect cash that could be used to purchase gift cards for more appropriate things for older kids. If you could make a $5 contribution, it would be incredible! We will also accept gift card contributions (Target, Old Navy, Best Buy) if you would prefer. The Home for Little Wanderers shares their gifts with local organizations and shelters that help families with children. You can pick a pattern as a thanks for your donation from our special collection of patterns.
Finally, if you’re like me, Christmas has sneaked up. I found myself with a little panic yesterday as I quickly filled my cart with a few purchases. The time has come and we have plenty of chunky yarn to make that quick, last minute gift.
If we don’t see you soon – come in Friday evening for our usual knitting and crafting around the table!
|Knit 101/102 & Crochet 101/102
Join us for a 4-week introduction to knitting or crochet! You will learn how to cast on, basic stitches, and how to bind off, and be ready to undertake projects on your own. Pick a session that works for you and call us to sign up for the next available class. Classes are $75 for 4 weeks of 2 hr/week classes with our fabulous instructors.
Knit 101 sessions:
Knit 102 sessions:
All knitting classes include Monday lunchtime open knitting each week from 12noon-2pm.
| Get to Know your
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.
Saturday, January 9 10am-12noon OR
Wednesday, January 20 6-8pm
|Holiday Sewing Machine Special – for Kids! $249 includes New Year Lesson
I learned to sew when I was 6… and I haven’t stopped since. This is one piece of technology you should encourage your kids to use! We’re running a special this season for kids. Purchase our Anna Sewing machine (basic, great model) for $199 and have access to an exclusive Get To Know for Kids for $50 offered January 13 (6-8pm) OR January 30th 10am-12noon so they can get comfortable with their new “toy”.
This special needs to be pre-ordered by December 18 for Christmas delivery.
For adults looking for that great, first machine – or new one after a while, we recommend the Molly at $299. It is just fancy enough to not be the kids’ machine, but not so complicated that you’ll be intimidated. For purchases made of this machine or the Rachel ($499) you’ll get a private 1-hour lesson scheduled at your convenience with our sewing instructor.
Do you see these? The boys’ school is collecting them to raise funds for programing. Could you share your’s with me? If you could collect and bring in as you come visit us, that would be helpful! Thank you.
|Winter Sew 101 Sessions
This introductory six-hour session will give you experience in the basics of sewing so you will have the knowledge and confidence to undertake projects on your own or in our Sew 102 classes. You will learn to understand, follow and cut out widely-available sewing patterns. All participants will work on the same pattern. Pattern and fabric are available for purchase at Stitch House.
Saturday, January 23 10am-4pm.
$100 plus materials
|Develop your Knitting Skills
this Winter!Knit 102 with Melissa-
Join Melissa on Thursday evenings from 6-8pm. $20/session (as avail), $75/4-weeks. Starts January 7. Please pre-register.
Knit 102 with Shelley
Join Shelley on Friday mornings from 9-11am. $20/session, $75/4-weeks.
Starts January 8. Please pre-register.
Custom Sweater with Claudia
Claudia will work with you to create your dream sweater using Amy Herzog’s Custom Fit pattern series. Ongoing enrollment-join when you’re ready to start your sweater! $100 includes custom pattern, measurements and loads of hand holding.
Saturdays, 4-6pm for 10 sessions. $100.
Starts January 9. Please pre-register.
Christmas Eve December 24
New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Day