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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.

 


NEK Yarn Sale -

Sat Oct 14th 9 - noon

459 schoolhouse rd, Newark, Vt

Great buys on some Fiber co., Cascade, Noro, Bliss, etc yarns. From cottons to llama. Cash only.

SpinKnit Stitching Bee

First & Third Thursdays of Nov & Dec 5:30 - 8:00

Whether you want to grab your wheel or your knitting needles, some hand stitching or crochet or whatever project it is that you are working on, you are welcome to come on over the first Thursday & Third Thursdays of Nov & Dec and join me and others for a social "stitching Bee". And better yet, grab a friend and bring him or her, too!

I'm going to use these evenings to channel my Viking ancestry (there must be some in there!) to complete an Icelandic project I'm working on. So some months I may be spinning and other times combing to separate tog and thel....the next maybe knitting or trying my hand at nalbinding again. I may even pull out the cards and do some tablet weaving. Anyway - you get the idea: bring whatever project you are working on at the time.

Anyway, I'll be in the workshop from 5:30 - 9 on the first Thursdays of each month.... so anyone who wants to come and join the comradery of others crafting, is welcome. I will have out refreshments. I am happy to offer a bit of advice if someone is stuck or confused on their project - but this is not a class.

 

Needle Felt a Jack-o-lantern/pumpkin

Thursday Oct 26th 5:30 - 7

If you've never needle felted 3-d and want to give it a "stab", join me for this festive little project and learn some basics to get you going while you get in the Halloween spirit!

Skill Building Wednesdays

Oct 25th, Nov 15th, Dec 6th 5:30 - 7

Oct 25th - Stash Busting/Color Exercises for knitters and spinners!- everyone has a "collection" of yarn or fiber leftover from previous projects. Bring some of it with you to this evening event and I'll show you how to go about making sense of it and putting it together in a way that you can knit a whole new project! You'll learn about color theory and composition if you're a knitter and I'll have some great pattern suggestions for you. If you're a spinner, I'll have a drum carder out to show you how to use up all those bits and pieces to creat a great new yarn!

Nov 15th - All Stitched Up! Want to learn some new stitches (cables, laces, mosaic, brioche, intarsia, entrelac?) and understand ways to incorporate them into your favorite basic hat or mitten, cowl or scarf? Bring a favorite pattern you have for a small accessory (hat, cowl, scarf, etc), yarn and needles appropriate for the yarn, as well as stitch markers (and a cable needle if that's what you want to do). I'll have a compendium of various stitches here for you to choose from and I'll help you understand/learn the process for how you'd take a stitch you like and work it into a favorite pattern you like.

Dec 6th - Make It Your Way! If you can't find the exact pattern you want - like you found the sweater you want but would prefer a round to a v-neck or you like the neckline and sleeves but don't want it so boxy - bring your pattern with you and I'll show you how to make some adjustments to the pattern to make it suit your tastes.

 

20th Anniversary Festivities

Storewide specials on Wednesday Sept 27th! 10 - 7

Classes this fall are all priced at least 20% below normal.

Keep your eye on our Facebook too for random specials I'll be running throughout this fall.