Sunday, July 18, 2010

Big Stitch 7 - What a GREAT day!

The pictures tell it all -- a fabulous day and our largest Stitch yet! Over 115 fiber folks came to knit, crochet, shop, visit and attend classes at the first Big Stitch University session. Based on evaluations, we will be adding several more classes in October and repeating several of the most popular ones. Thanks to everyone for the huge donations for the boutique as well as helmet liners, afghans, baby blankets and hats and dishcloths.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Homework - Crocheted Edging for Knitters

If you plan to take this class from 11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m., bring a 5" x 5" swatch or larger. This swatch will be using to practice the edging you will learn in class.

Homework - Felting Class

If you are planning to take Felting Part 1 (9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.) and Felting Part 2 (2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.) you will need to bring a 5" x 5" knitted or crocheted swatch made from feltable wool. If you don't have any feltable wool, we will have some for you to use. You can knit or crochet your swatch during class.

Crocheted Necklace

From 11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m., lame yarn and bicone and faceted glass beads will be used to create this fabulous necklace. FEE: $15 which includes all supplies (yarn - enough to make several, hook and beads) and instruction. Instructor: Melanie Ladd.

Beaded Christmas Ornament

From 11:00 a.m.-11;30 a.m. one project from the Leisure Arts book "12 Exquisite Beaded Ornaments to Knit" will be taught. FEE: $15, includes all supplies,(yarn, needles, beads, ornament) including the Leisure Arts book (courtesy of Leisure Arts), and instruction. Instructor: Wray Estes.

Class Schedule - July 2010 Big Stitch

Here are some details regarding classes for Big Stitch University next Saturday. Yes, since we are expanding our offerings (due to your suggestions) we are now calling it BSU! Let me know if you have any questions.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Big Stitch 7 - July 17, 2010!

July 2010 Share Your Stash Boutique!

Big Stitch Seminars July 17, 2010

Here is the list! Due to demand, we are expanding our offerings!
More details and pictures to come.

Felting Part 1
Felting Part 2
Double Pointed Needles
Using Recycled Yarn
Beaded Christmas Ornament
Crocheted Necklace
Crocheted Edging for Knitters
Knitting in the Round with two Circular Needles
Crocheting in the round
New Patterns

Interest peaked? Good!

Book Making Class

  • Had to share this with everyone! On Friday, July 23, from 10:00 a.m.-12 noon, FiftyForward Knowles will have a Japanese Style Handmade Book Making Class. This picture does not truly interpret how beautiful this book is. The cloth cover continues inside both front and back. The pages are beautiful art paper. Cost is only $10 and all of the supplies are included -- there will be dozens of fabrics to choose from! Instructor is Lesley Patterson-Marx, an award winning artist and currently an art teacher at The University School. If you are interested in the class, call me at 615/743-3400.

Military Donation Update

From BJ Strickland:

I got the afghans all delivered and left both places your name & the website address. They said they would try to get a photo for you too. The VA now has a women's center and they said they can use the "not so manly" colors for them.

Blanket Donation from MA

Beautiful afghan sent for flood victims from Maureen McMahon. She writes "Heard about you via the Global Knit group on Saw so much about the devastation there. Happy to make this for the flood survivors." This blanket, along with others that have been donated, will be given to a family when they are settled back into their home.

Sunday, July 4, 2010