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We try to offer a wide range of free events here for those interested in either learning more about a topic, trying out something new, or simply socializing with other fiber fanatics!
As we schedule such events, they will be added here on this page. Scroll down for details.
Sat Sept 26th 1-3
There are a few spots still open in this afternoon event. We've wound off samples of each of this company's yarns for a lucky 12 knitters to come "taste" them this afternoon.
So give us a call - pre-registration is required. Then bring your needles over in the afternoon for a little swatching with us! Refreshments served.
We'll have out some great pattern ideas so if you just can't leave without getting one of these yarns for your next project, you will have some ideas at your fingertips (and enjoy a discount, too!)
Fiber Company Trunk Show - Madder Anthology 2
During the month of October, I'll have the models from this fabulous book on display here at the store. Buy the yarn to knit one of the book's great sweater designs up using one of the Fiber Co yarns and enjoy a discount while the Trunk Show is on display!
Interchangeable Needle Tasting - Sat Oct 10th 1 - 3
Several customers have expressed an interest in "testing" out the various brands of interchangeable needles we stock. So on Oct 10th, in the afternoon, I will have examples of each of the following out and cast on so if you are thinking about investing in them, you can test them out first and see which you like best. I'll have HIYA, Dreamz, KA, Knitters Pride, Karbonz, and the new Rosewood set from Plymouth (which will hopefully arrive in Sept!).
Quarterly Fiber Challenge
Calling all knitters, crocheters, quilters, felters....really anyone who does anything with fiber! If you're looking for a fun little "challenge" to keep you engaged and exploring your medium, why not join us for all or any one of the Quarterly Challenges we have planned, starting 4th quarter 2015? For more information on "what" this is and "how" it works, check out this page.
Rigid Heddle Weaving Primer Sat Nov 6th 1-4 p.m.
This is a FREE Event. I will demonstrate how simple it is to dress (set up) a rigid heddle loom and to get started weaving on it. Customers who might be curious about or interested in weaving, are invited to join me to get an idea of the possibilities of weaving on a rigid heddle loom and once warping the loom is demonstrated, then anyone will have a chance to weave a few rows to test it out.
Rigid heddle looms are an inexpensive way to get into weaving and there are so many wonderful things that can be woven on one - from scarves and shawls to placemats, napkins, table runners and fabric to cut and sew!
I'll be running a special on this day and anyone purchasing a loom will go home with Jane Patrick's fabulous book Ideas in Weaving for free!
1st & 3rd Wed Oct 6:00 - 7:30 October 7th and 21st.
If you're interested in having some guidance thru a very simple project that will introduce you to the Brioche Stitch, join me the 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings in Oct. I'll have several simple pattern suggestions for scarves and cowls out and can give you some yarn suggestions - or bring your own yarn from your stash to use up.
If you don't want to learn the basics of brioche but want to knti socially, you're welcome to bring your own project and just use this evening session as a social gathering too.
Knitting Help Drop Ins - Dec 9th and 16th 6:00 - & 7:30
If you need some help with a project that is more than we can offer between customers during business hours, I've put these two nights aside and you can come by for help. Maybe you don't know how to crochet a button band or are having trouble getting a good seam? Maybe you put down a project years ago and don't know where you are or what to do next? Or maybe you just dropped some stitches in a lace pattern and can't figure out where to rip back to? Bring your project on over and I'll help you sort it out.
Pre-registration (by a week in advance) is required or I won't be here!
First Friday Clearance Bins
Oct 2nd, Nov 6th and Dec 4th 10 - 5
On the First Friday of each of these months, I'll put clearance yarns and odd lots in the back workshop space at deep discounts.