Charity Lock-In Join us on Sunday noon to midnight to create Fidget Cuffs for charity. Dementia and stroke patients use these cuff to self soothe and calm them selves. They are fast and fun to make and are in great demand. If you cannot make it to the shop, join us on Zoom from 6 om to 8 pm. It is August - so we know it is HOT! We focus on weaving in August because amongst the many joys - the fabric does not rest in your lap! So if you have not tried it - this is the month. If you are local, we rent looms. If not, consider trying a 10" Sample It loom - it is a great size for learning and not a ton of money to get started. We also have copies of Deborah Jarchow's new book, Rigid Heddle Weaving Basics and Beyond. This book will walk you through everything you need to know about weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom. Click here to review the Calendar for classes this month.
I love that the Japanese use the same Kanji for crochet and knitting. And you will often find Japanese knitting magazines, and stitchery books have both crafts. These two lovely techniques playing with sticks and string should be considered compatible - like two sides of the same coin! We have long embraced crochet but are happier to have more and more people interested and more partners at HOKC willing to teach! If you are already a knitter but want to explore crochet – try our online beginning crochet classes - give it a try! Buy crochet supplies online and begin working on your crocheting techniques. If you knit or crochet already, you can join the Fiber Arts Nights together live on Zoom or Thursday Lunch Chat, where you can talk about new knitting/crochet techniques and new yarns.