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4-12-18 Newsletter



More Updates for LYS Day with New Classes!
First Annual LYS Day(s) April 18th - 21st

Wednesday April 18th - Saturday April 21st we will celebrate all the reasons we love having a Local Yarn Shop.  We will have trunk shows and special classes and limited time kits and of course food! 
LYS Day Classes:
Learn to Spin Yarn!

There will be three opportunities to learnt to spin your own yarn during our LYS Day celebration.  

The drop spindle classes will give you the most detailed information on spinning.  

If you are curious about wheels or have always wanted to try a variety, you will want to pop in on Saturday!  Or better yet, do both!

Intro to Drop Spindle: Felicia is doing an amazing special!  Not only can you learn to spin for only half the price of her usual class, the first 6 people who sign up can choose to buy the spindle and fluff kit for $10 and get the class for free!

Click here  for the Intro to Drop Spindle classes on Wednesday, April 18th.

Click here to sign up to learn more about Spinning Wheels on Saturday, April 21st from 1:00 - 3:00.  If you want to learn about the wheels be there between 1:00 - 1:30.  
Shawls Deconstructed -- Suzanne Nielsen
Saturday April 21st 11:30 - 12:30
Ever wondered if you would like a pattern before you start?

Suzanne, our rep for Zen Yarn Garden will be here teaching a one hour class to determine ahead of time if you will like a pattern!  She will also spend some time on how to wear different shaped shawls.  There is no homework for the class.  You can bring patterns or shawls you have questions about.  
Class fee is $5.00

Click here to sign up.  
Crock Pot Yarn Dying
Saturday April 21
4:00 pm to 5:30ish

Ever wanted to give dying your own yarn a try?  Molly will teach you how to kettle dye yarn in crock pot!  The class is limited to 8 people and the $15 fee covers the cost of the dye and a small skein of yarn.

Be sure to wear clothing that can be stained!!

Click here to register.
New Knitting Bags!

Beautiful Silk and Embroidered Bags

Urmi found some amazing bags in India!  They are perfect for knitting.  All of the bags have internal pockets and a few styles have an external pocket as well.  They beautifully embroidered silk bags and supplies are very limited!  They range in price from $26 to $40.
April Classes
for the complete calendar click here
Fixing Mistakes

April celebrates the LYS -- Local Yarn Shop.  And there are so many reasons we should celebrate having a LYS available but the biggest reason is the expert help you can get.
It has always been our goal to keep the cost of education and help down so that we can really see our peeps grow in skill and confidence!

201April 16th  How to reach down and correct stitches in different fabrics -- garter, ribbing, basic lace, etc.

301April 19th  How to fix bigger patches of knitting gone wrong, lace, cables, seed stitch, and edge stitches.

Homework is required for each class!!  These are hands-on classes.
Brioche

Brioche knitting continues to be really popular!  Molly is offering three Brioche classes this month.  The easiest class is the Basic Beanie.

Two color brioche knit flat.  

Once you begin knitting brioche you realize that the normal rules for fixing knitting do not apply...  This class covers the most common mistakes in brioche and how and to reach down and fix a mistake.  Bring your patience!!
Intro Classes

Beginning Knitting: April 12 or 26th with Sue .  Learn the long tail cast on and knit stitch while making gauntlets.

Intro to Drop SpindleApril 18th with Felicia.  Learn to spin yarn on a drop spindle!  Felicia will have spindles available for you to use or buy and she provides you with fluff to spin.

Intro to Double Heddle Weaving: Double the capacity of your rigid heddle loom by adding a second heddle!  You will learn tons of new techniques to make your weaving even more amazing.
Class fees may be refunded for store credit if the class is cancelled at least 24 hours ahead.  Class fees vary by teacher.  Classes are limited to between 6 and 9 people so register early to guarantee your spot.
HOKC started a blog!  Read Sue's second installation here.
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