Monday, September 15, 2014

Classes this Week

Don't Be  A Square, Learn to Knit, Afghan Knit-Along, Block Twelve - "Raising Cane"

Love it!  Raising Cane (ha!) builds on the single twists of Block Eleven, bringing in a crossover twisted main stem.  But this block adds a couple of new techniques.- Follow this link for blog entry and video.

If you know how to knit and purl but are ready for the next step this KAL (Knit-Along) is for you. We will be joining Universal Yarn and Amy Gunderson for this KAL and you will have the added benefit of hands on help from Heidi. If you missed the earlier blocks - no worries, we will help you catch up.

Tuesday, 16 Sept., 5:30 - 7
Instructor - Heidi Narum
Fee - Free

At least 4 colors of Uptown worsted or other worsted weight yarn. Color combination ideas. 2 balls of each color. Each block uses about 20 oz.
Size 8 knitting needles (or size needed to get gauge)
Tapestry needle

Skill level 
You need to know how to knit and purl.

No registration necessary. 

Learn to Knit Class Series

Throughout the series, participants will learn the valuable knitting skills needed to create a wide variety of projects.  All classes in theseries are limited to 4 participants each;please be sure to sign up early. 
Class fee:$10/class
One-time supply fee: $20 includes patterns, yarn , and needles – applies to dishcloth classes only.

Example: a participant would like to take the knit/purl dishcloth, cable dishcloth and the lace dishcloth classes. Each class has a $10 fee, with a one-time fee of $20 for supplies. The total for all three classes is $50 ($10 for each of the three classes, plus a $20 supplies fee).

First class – Learn to Knit - In this class, participants will learn the knit stitch, casting on, binding off, seaming, and other basics such as reading a pattern and picking out the correct yarn for a given pattern. The project focus for this class will be a baby hat. The $20 supply fee includes a pattern, yarn, needles and a book. Participants do not need to take both sessions; two are offered for the participants' convenience.

Session 2 - Date: 20 & 27 Sept from 9:30 - 11
Instructor: Heidi Narum
Fee: $10 + $20 supply fee

Second class – Learn to Purl – Knit and Purl Dishcloth – In this class you will learn to cast on and do the purl stitch.
Session 1 – Date: 17 Sep. and 1 Oct from 10 to 11:30
Instructor: Katie Brousseau
Fee: $10  

Color Theory for Crafters

Crafting = Color  It’s really that simple.  No matter the craft, color is what the eye first sees and the brain immediately evokes an emotion. And yet color is the one thing that can scare so many crafters.  This class will demonstrate the basics of color theory which will allow the crafter to accurately describe colors and their relationships in the color wheel.  Once mastered, the class will then discover the more intricate ways that color plays in different media and how the relationships learned in earlier classes will accurately guide your artistic vision. 

Learn the science behind choosing color for projects during this hands-on theory class. This class is appropriate for all levels of crafters who work with various media: fiber arts, quilting, mixed media, etc,

Date: Saturday, 20, 27 Sept., & 4 Oct. from 12:30 - 2.
Instructor: Avivah Smith-Nelson

Fee: $30 with optional $19.96 book fee

To register, please stop on by the shop, call us at (505) 672-2008 or send an email to We appreciate 24 hour class registration notice so we are best able to prepare for our students. Thank you! 

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