Wednesday, December 31, 2008

January/February Workshops!

Beginning Knitting
January 11th & 18th , 4-5:30pm
OR February 1st & 8th, 4-5:30pm
Class Fee: $25
Materials Needed: size 8 needles, 1 skein medium weight yarn
It’s the perfect time of year to pick up knitting needles and learn a new skill. This class is for absolute beginners---we’ll start with the basics and move on up to some serious scarf making. Seasoned knitter Adrienne of the Crafty Beavers will teach us casting-on, basic knit and purl stitches, changing colors, and casting-off. In this class we’ll make an ipod/cell phone cozie and start work on a scarf.

Sewing Lab
Saturday, January 17th 1-2:30pm
Class Fee: $12
Did you get a new sewing machine over the holidays? Do you spend more time staring at or fiddling with your sewing machine than actually putting it to use? Emily of Umbrella Girl Productions has been sewing for over a decade and can certainly help you win the battle between human and machine. She specializes in older models but can also work a basic modern model (no computerized models, please). Proper maintenance and care will also be covered during this lab. In order to ensure personalized instruction, the lab is limited to 3 people, so reserve your spot quickly!

Sew Basic
Saturday, January 17th, 3-5pm
Class Fee: $15 (or take both sewing classes for $22!)
Whether you’re looking to create a fashion vision or just alter a piece that no longer fits, this is the class for you! Emily of Umbrella Girl Productions will be back to teach some basic hand sewing skills and demonstrate several sewing techniques to make and alter simple garments. Additionally we will talk about patterns, selecting fabrics, and sewing notions. Please bring a shirt or skirt you’d like to learn to alter.

Crash-Course Crochet
Wednesday, January 21st, 6-8pm
Class Fee: $15
Materials Needed: worsted weight yarn and crochet hook sized E,F, or G
Looking to pick up a quick skill that goes a long way? Then crochet is the craft for you! In this workshop you’ll learn several crochet stitches including chain, slip, single, half double, and treble crochet. You’ll even get a primer on crochet in round! With these basic skills, the crochet possibilities are endless.

Custom Crochet Cap
Mondays January 26th and February 2nd, 6-8pm
Class Fee: $25
Materials Needed: 2 skeins of yarn and crochet hook(s) to gauge.
Stay super warm this winter with your very own custom-made crochet cap! In this class, you’ll learn to design specific and custom-fitted hats made with simple choices in shaping. Basic crochet skills required.

Needle Felted Valentines
Monday February 9th, 6-8pm
Class Fee: $15
Materials Fee: $15 (includes set of felting needles, foam block, red, pink, and white roving, red and pink flat felt. If you'd like other specific colors please bring them yourself)
Tis the season to create a valentine straight from the heart! And, in this case, you can pick up a great crafty skill while you’re at it! In this workshop, you’ll learn a dry needle felting technique and use this to create a 3D needlefelt appliqué on flat felt background. Your sweetest peas will be ever so pleased! No experience required.

Introduction to Embroidery
Sunday, February 22nd, 1-3pm
Class Fee: $15
Materials Fee: $5 (includes hoop, floss, needle, and sublime stitching pattern of your choice!)
Do you dream of having a stitched pinup or darling dachshund on your pillow or skirt? Well here’s your chance to make it happen! In this workshop, you will learn several basic embroidery stitches and how to put them to use in your own designs. Also, you’ll learn multiple fun and easy image transfer methods to ensure that almost any image will be ready to be rocked (with an embroidery needle) onto your fabric. Local designer and super fun instructor AmyD has been incorporating embroidery into her designs for years and will share all the best tricks of the trade!

*Space is limited in all classes and advance registration is required. To register, please pre-pay class fees via PayPal to, call 447-3445 with a credit card number, or just stop by the shop!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Midnight Madness Tomorrow!!

Saturday, December 13th, 8pm-12am

Our signature holiday event is back this year and better than ever! In addition to rotating “red light special sales” all night long, we’ll have:
  • A Fabulous and Free Holiday Food Spread!
  • Free Gift Wrapping!
  • Free Photos with the Holiday Ape from 9-10pm!
  • 20% off all holiday cards and ornaments all night long!
  • PLUS 10% of sales will be donated to Project Open Hand a local organization providing food and nutritional services to people living with HIV/AIDS

So what are these red light specials? Well, blog readers, you get the sneak preview below!
  • 8-9pm: 25% off purses, totes, and handbags, 15% off prints and posters
  • 9-10pm: 10% off skirts, dresses, kitchen goods, and baby items
  • 10-11pm: 15% off plush and jewelry
  • 11pm-12am: 20% off tshirts and winter wear (scarves, hats, and gloves, oh my!)
  • All night: 20% off holiday cards and ornaments, 30% off fabric, supplies and kits

Hope to see you tomorrow night!