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7-30-18 Newsletter


Inner Yarn Zen!!
Trunk Show
August 1 - 3
We have really missed Marietta!
She will be in town for three days only
so be sure to come in and enjoy some Inner Yarn Zen.
August is Here...
That means it is time to give weaving a try!
This is our third year focusing on Weaving in the month of August.
After all, it is HOT!
One of the many joys of weaving is that it does not sit in your lap so it is a cooler fiber art -- perfect for the hottest months of the year.
And, it is fast!!
If you have realized that you are not really all that far from the gift giving season and are starting to panic, take heart! You can weave up towels and scarves in no time!
Since this is our third year we are offering more advanced skills as well as a slew of beginner classes. Deborah Jarchow will be teaching a Color Blending Class!
Remember, we rent looms!
So it is super easy and economical to discover if this fiber art is for you.
Looms rent for only $25 for a week. And, if you decide to buy a loom from us, we will apply up to two weeks' rental fee to the cost of your loom.
August Weaving Classes
Color Blending on a
Rigid Heddle Loom
With Deborah Jarchow
OK, we are totally lucky to have a world renowned weaving teaching coming to visit. If you have tried weaving, even just a beginner, and liked it, you need to take this class! We are offering it for only $45 -- about a 50% savings from her normal fees.
You will learn about how to blend colors in weaving -- but you will learn so much more. Deborah takes all the fear out of weaving and makes the process so very easy and fun. Come join us on Sunday Aug 12th as we take over the entire store for this class!
We will have kits available for the class.
Pick up Weaving
Mug Rugs
Peggy will teach you how to expand the scope of your rigid heddle loom by using pick up sticks. These simple tricks and make the most beautiful fabrics! And, you will have a set of coordinated mug rugs when you are done!
Intro to Weaving
Peggy's very popular class is back. If you think you might want to try weaving, this is the perfect class for you. You will learn about a Rigid Heddle Loom, how to warp, weft, make your ends look good, and the math you need to know to estimate a project.
We have looms you can rent! The rental fee is $25 for one week. Please arrange a rental in advance as we only have 4!
Repsmatta Weaving
Learn the art of the Scandinavian Warp Faced weaving also known as Rep Weaving. This tight weave is perfect for rugs, place mats, and runners.
4 Shaft Round Robbin
Love your Rigid Heddle but do not want to mess with the pick sticks? Come in and try a 4 shaft loom. This round robin teaches you the basics of how to looms work.
There is a free demo on how to warp the looms. The following week's classes have a fee but there is no loom rental fee or material fee. You will learn a couple of patterns and finish a small piece.
Warping Board Demo
As you make more and more complicated warps you may find yourself searching for an easier way.
Peggy demonstrates the joys of a warping board. And we have one in store you can use any time!
This Demo is free so pop in and check it out -- but please sign up first!
Stitch Sampler Knitting Tote KAL
This Week's Techniques:
OK, all of your squares should be knitted and waiting for assembly!
Weave in your ends, block them all out to 8" x 8" squares, and seam!
Check out all of the Classes!!