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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.
Needle Felted Tapesty "Make & Take" Sat Jan 21st 10 - 1
Needle case or Mug Rugs.
My niece's book on needle felting tapestires has arrived.
It features several small and simple projects that are great for testing out the technique and launching a whole new world of creative possibilities for you! So I scheduled an event - for those of us not attending the Innaugural Ball or the Women's March! So whether you want to come join us and make something colorful to celebrate the changing of the guard - OR - you want to come create something beautiful to help combat the insanity, I hope you will join us for this "Make and Take".
So what is a "Make & Take"? It's an opportunity to come and create/make something small and beautiful and take it home - finished - at the end of the short event. It gives you a chance to gather socially with other participants to try out a new technique and make something beautiful without the formality, cost and commitment of a class, but with intermittent guidance (I'll be giving pointers between helping customers) and Neysa's new book to explain the technique!
So you buy a kit ($15 value for $10) which includes the prefelt and 8 colors of fiber to play with and a needle from me and I'll have my copy of the book out for you to use. The kit will make either the Mug Rugs or Needle Case. You can use the workshop and one of the store's high density foam matts to try out needle felting and make one of the two projects.. I'll pop in to the workshop between customers to offer guidance, tips and suggestions to further support your needle felting.
If you decide you enjoy the needle felting and are excited about the possibilities & techniques that my niece lays out in the many project ideas the book features, then a signed copy will be available for you at the regular retail price of $21.95.
I estimate that either project would take no more than 2 hours (could be just 1 hour depending on your speed), so come enjoy the sociability of others and learn a bit about needle felting tapestries - this Sat. Jan 21st between 10 and 1
If you can't join us this day - tho' try to since it would be fun - the kit is available to you too at the promotion price when you buy the book online as well. You can do so here.
Arranmore Trunk Show - Sat Feb 25th 10 - 5
I'll have a show at the store of garments and accessories knit using this lovely Fiber Co. yarn that was introduced this fall. I'll have some free patterns available that are suited to the yarn and will offer some special promotions on the yarn the day of the show. So grab a friend and come on by.
Knitting SOS - Third Thursday of each month Jan, Feb and Mar 6 - 8 (although if nobody has shown up by 6:30, I will leave unless you call and confirm that you are coming later)
If you need extensive help with a project this is the time to come for free help. Maybe you started something a year ago and don't know where you are at this point? Maybe you have pieces of a sweater done and need help putting them togehter nicely? Or maybe you have never knit lace before and want to learn some tips and tricks for doing it successfully? Want to learn the mobius technique? Or knitting continental? Maybe you don't know how to do a provisional cast on or why you might do one type of button hole in one circumstance vs. another? Or maybe you have never learned how to cast on or want to learn some other cast ons or how to turn a heel? Never blocked before and want help with that? Whatever....
Pack up your project and bring it on by on the third Thursday of each month this quarter.
If you have a quick to fix question/problem we can help you with during normal business hours.
But for those of you who know some basics but want help with something more challenging, this is for you.
Drum Carding Demo Day - Tuesday Jan 31st 10 - 7
Whether you felt or spin, a drum carder is a tool of inspiration.
Come stop by on this day and see some of the creative possibilities of this incredible tool.