Our next save the date event is
Saturday, November 14th from 1-4pm. Join Kelly from Romney Ridge Farm for her needle felting class, Santa & the Elf. All materials to make jolly old St. Nick and his little helper are included. Add them to a mantel display or hang them from a tree. If you wish to purchase additional kits please let us know so Kelly will have a sufficient supply for everyone. These make great tree ornaments and are perfect for gifting too!
Fee: $45.00 *we still have two spots available
BITS AND BOBS HOLIDAY SHOP
Sunday December 13th from 10:00 - 1:00
We are bringing back our Bits and Bobs event and hosting a small group of vendors, along with a 20% off sale at the shop. Spend the morning shopping for those hard to buy for family and friends on your list while you munch on a snack or two. More details to follow in the December newsletter.
JANUARY WORKSHOPS WITH BRISTOL IVY
BLOCKING 101 WORKSHOP
Saturday January 9th from 1:30 - 4:00
Most knitting patterns will finish up by saying "block to measurements". But what does that mean? And should you steam block? Wet block? What about blocking lace versus blocking cables, or texture, or stockinette? Should you block before seaming or after? We'll talk about different options for different fiber, garment, and fabric types, and then get some hands on experience with blocking different swatches and some finished items. Bring anything with you that you'd like to block and we'll talk about your options! Note: all participants will be provided with a short lace pattern to knit for their blocking swatch prior to class, which can be knit in any fiber of your choosing. Participants can also bring small items they'd like to practice blocking.
INTRO TO BRIOCHE
Sunday January 10th from 9:00 - 12:00
Brioche is an easy stitch that creates a lush, drapey, warm fabric. In this class we'll learn the basic principles of working brioche flat and in the round, and increasing and decreasing in pattern, and get started on knitting the
Hey, Little Songbird
Please bring to the class: approximately 70 yards of worsted weight yarn and US 7 needles for swatching and practicing and 800 yards of sport weight/DK yarn and US 10 ½ needles for the stole. (please note, we will not be winding yarn during the workshop)
BRIOCHE THE NEXT LEVEL
Sunday January 10th from 1:00 - 4:00
After learning basic brioche, knitters are often intimidated by working it in the round or working it in two colors. In this class, we'll learn how to take your brioche seamless, how to incorporate two colors, and a few more complex decreases that really let your fabric shine.
Experience level: Experience working brioche flat (either in a previous class with me, or on your own), knitting, purling, working in the round.
Please bring to the class: Approximately 100 yards of worsted weight yarn, 16" circular needle in an appropriate size for your yarn, 50 yards of a complimentary or contrasting color.
Registration begins November 17th and space is limited.