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Ahhh! October!

Things are really hopping here at the shop! So much new yarn, so many events and classes, I'll keep my remarks short in order to keep this newsletter from becoming long.

So here we go!

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October Book Sale
For the entire month of October, all of the books on our book shelf are 35% off -
stock up now!
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Many New Yarns Arriving in October!
This is just the highlights of what is arriving - there are even more!
Keep an eye on our Facebook page and our Instagram feed for announcements when these great new yarns arrive!
We Have Started a Waiting List for The Bus to the New York Sheep and Wool Festival at Rhinebeck, NY, Saturday, October 21st!


If you already are signed up for a seat on our bus and have not yet paid for that seat, please call or stop by the shop to pay in order to guarantee your seat on the bus. Otherwise, we will be sending you an email to ascertain whether or not you seat is available to someone on our waiting list.
Two Trunk Shows-&-Sales Coming Up!
First, On Friday, October 6th, from 1PM to 4PM,
Oink Pigments will be in the House!
Come meet Helena of  Oink Pigments!

Established in 2010, Oink Pigments is a purveyor of small-batch, indie-dyed yarns in Vista CA (San Diego) and Indianapolis IN. Their team (Alexa, Helena, and Julie) is a trio of strong-willed women who love pigs, puns, and purls (and parentheses). Their bright and playful yarns and fibers are 100% USA made from sheep to shelf (yes, even the sheep are Americans). 
Next, on Saturday, October 14th, From 11AM to 4PM, It's the Enormously Popular Hand-Dyer
 Barnyard Knits Trunk Show and Sale!
Stop by and meet Kim, the fabulous dyer and owner of Barnyard Knits yarn - the hottest new yarn in the shop! She will be bringing oodles of yarn in her gorgeous colorways for you to purchase! As always at Conversational Threads, we will make it a party with complimentary snacks and drinks for you.

Now Available for Pre-Order! Our
Conversational Threads 2017 Advent Calendar
F eaturing Barnyard Knits sock yarn!
25 days of gifts to take you through Advent, with lots of fantastic notions and nearly 1400 yards of fingering weight 75% superwash merino 25% nylon yarn all dyed in coordinating colors by the wonderfully talented Kim of Barnyard Knits. You will get 10 mini 20 gram skeins and one full 100 gram skein - more than enough for many of the multi-color projects so popular right now, plus plenty of the cutest, most useful quality notions you can imagine! 
You will feel like a kid again! Reserve yours now by calling the shop - 610-421-8889. Price is $198.00 and shipping is available. Advent calendars will be released November 15th. Don't miss out - supplies are strictly limited!
Have you seen our Simone's fabulous 2018 Switzerland Retreat offering?

Take a step off the beaten path...
  ...and discover parts of Switzerland that few get to see on such a short and relaxing trip. Each one of their locations has been carefully selected for its unique beauty and location, be they historic or natural wonders. Beyond that, they offer 2 types of retreats, a relaxing and renewing Knitterati Retreat at Schloss Münchenwiler, or if you prefer your stay to be a little more active, their Knitterati Retreat at Riederalp-Aletsch Glacier, which involves some hiking and time in nature.
Check them out!

Classes
A New Learn to Weave Class with Keith
3 Sundays
October 22nd, 29th and November 5th
1:30PM to 3:30PM
Cost $75.00 for three sessions
Class is limited to 5 students
UPDATE: CLASS IS FULL. CALL TO GET ON THE WAITING LIST OR TO BE PUT ON THE LIST FOR THE NEXT CLASS IN JANUARY.

Join Keith as he take you on a new fiber adventure!
This beginning weaving course is designed for beginners and weavers who want to refresh their weaving skills. You will learn the different parts of the loom, making a warp, learning to dress a Schacht Cricket rigid heddle loom, and the basic weave structures. Students will learn weave structures like plain weave, basket weave, basic tapestry techniques, and finishing techniques. If you are feeling adventurous, you can choose to use a variety of yarn textures, and colors. You may also choose to stay with 1 or 2 solid colors to create your beautiful weaving. Weavers will walk away after this three day class with a beautiful scarf. You will need to pick a plied yarn for your warp, but you may choose single yarns to weave with.
Materials you will need are scissors, tapestry needle, worsted or DK weight yarn. You will need approx. 300 yards for your warp, and approx. 300 yards for your weft to make a 60”x14” scarf.
Learn Needle Felting with Katie Pfenninger
Saturday, November 4th from 1PM - 4PM
Cost $25.00

Learn the technique of painting with wool while making this enchanting sheep scene. Katie has always thought needle felting to be a fun way of making art and she is very excited to share this technique with others. No water is needed for this process. No water = no mess and a great process to do at home!
Kits are available for class materials. Kits include 9x12x2 felting foam, felting needles, ½ batt of Malabrigo Nube for sky, ½ batt of Malabrigo Nube for ground, natural wool for sheep, brown wool for sheep.
Kits are $30.
Our Regular Class List
(See our website -  www.ConversationalThreads.com  - for more information. Please contact Jean at jbyers@ptd.net or Deb at alpduez2@gmail.com to reserve a spot.)

Beginner's Knitting Course (And Beyond!) - An Ongoing Class with Jean
Tuesday Evenings from 6:30PM to 8:30PM and Thursday Afternoons from 3:00PM to 5:00PM

Weekly General Knitting with an Emphasis on Shawls Session with Jean
Tuesday and Thursday Afternoons - 1:00PM - 3:00PM | Cost $10.00
 
Weekly Open Crochet with Deb
Thursday Evenings - 6:30 - 8:30PM | Cost $10.00

Weekly Knitting Basics with Jean
Tuesday Afternoons - 3:00PM - 5:00PM and Thursday Evenings - 6:30PM - 8:30PM | Cost $10.00



Watch our next newsletter for announcements of our new spinning classes and be sure to keep an eye on the shop Facebook page  for announcements of our occasional limited time Flash Sales! You could save 15% off your entire order!

See you at the Shop -
Cindy