‘Hanabi’ (“Fireworks” in Japanese) is an Asian inspired fabric collection designed by Hana. These sophisticated fabrics include floral prints, a bamboo border stripe, butterflies and more, all outlined with gold metallic. Encompassing elegance, romance, and great detail, this brand-new line of fabric with a glorious “silky” hand by QH Fabrics is just the thing to heat up this cold month of February. You won’t believe the beauty and intensity in this group. Project ideas: Romantic throw pillows, a flirty multi-fabric skirt, or one of the new 6 fat quarter tote bag patterns from “A Quilters Dream” that are due to arrive in the shop any day. Stop in to see an inspiring sample!
Join us for an informal knitalong as we make the Knitters’ Brewing Co. mystery socks, Cocktails for Two. A mystery knitalong means that no one but the designer (and she’s in California) knows what the finished product looks like. She’s releasing the pattern for free on Ravelry in six installments, and at the end we’ll have a great pair of socks! This is the sixth year Knitters’ Brewing has done a mystery sock, and they always turn out beautifully. They also tend to include unusual techniques that stretch your knitting vocabulary. The clues are scheduled for release every Friday beginning on 31 January and ending on 7 March, though sometimes the Ravelry group weasels them out of her a couple days early. Regardless, we will be meeting every Saturday after scheduled clue releases from 3:30-5PM to discuss techniques and help each other with the pattern. Please note that this is NOT a learn to knit socks class; this is just an informal group to discuss new techniques that come up in this pattern. We recommend that you have already made a pair of socks before tackling this challenge. Here’s what we know about the pattern so far: The socks are top down (though we don’t know what kind of heel) There is no colorwork (since no contrasting color was called for on the materials list) You will need 100g (350-400yds) of sock yarn, preferably solid or semi-solid There are options to make the socks in three different widths – narrow, medium, and wide Gauge is 32 sts = 4″, no row gauge given – usually there are opportunities to lengthen written into the pattern to make up for row gauge differences The recommended needle size is US1, though of course you should use whatever gives you gauge Come knit along with us! The first meeting is Saturday 1 February at 3:30PM
We are so excited to announce our very first yarn tasting party! This exciting event, sponsored by Knitting Fever, will give you the opportunity to test drive dozens of yarns, some of which we carry, some of which we may get in the future. We’ll have stations set up around the store where you can knit or crochet a bit with a wide variety of fibers and weights. You’ll get a special sheet to fill in so you remember exactly what you thought of each yarn, and at the end of the night we’ll be giving every skein from the tasting away! That’s right, you leave with a nearly new ball of yarn. There will also be light refreshments available. Some of the brands we’ll be showcasing include: Noro Mirasol Juniper Moon Elsebeth Lavold and more! This event replaces Thursday open stitching for 23 January 2014. The cost is just $10 – a great deal considering these yarns retail for more than that – and spots are going quickly. Call or stop in today to secure your place at the yarn tasting party!
Have some fun this month with this colorful, cheerful pack blending high thread count cottons from Alexander Henry and Andover Fabrics. Bright oranges, crisp white and black, shots of blues and greens, and a few “hidden” animals will brighten and warm this chilly month for young or old alike. Project Ideas: Use the Little Twister Ruler to make a quick patchwork lap quilt for your favorite senior or a sweet baby quilt for a new member of your family. Brighten up your family room or a bedroom with some cheery new pillow covers. Take the Quilt as You Go Table Runner class and have the next birthday or special occasion table decorations covered.
This month we have paired M&S Textiles’ Australian fabric with traditional Christmas colors to create this festive pack. The featured prints were designed by established Aboriginal women painters who partner with M&S to create authentic Australian prints. These designs contain traditional “dreaming” symbolism…a visual language revered and sustained by Aboriginal people through their artwork. We love the rich, saturated colors contained in this set. These fabrics mix easily with each other. Project Ideas: Create a tree skirt for a table-top Christmas tree. Make some great handled bags to give full of gifts. Dress up a funky holiday table setting with napkins made out of these great fabrics. Use a different design for each guest. Happy Holidays!
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Our specialties are the beautiful, the exotic, the unusual, and the fun. We offer hundreds of different products and patterns. Click here to learn more about some of the products we carry in our store.
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