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January Newsletter 2016



Dear Friends:


Happy New Year! If you're like most, you have a list of resolutions. Our resolutions at Sew Steamboat might be a tad different than the usual "lose weight", "exercise more", and "be a better person." (Although those are still on the list!) As you can imagine, ours revolve around our love of craft and art....learn how to Entrelac, teach others a new skill each month, expand our shop into needlepoint, grasp the magic loop technique with two socks at a time, participate in Row by Row (for quilters!) Not only do we all want to grow individually as crafters and artists, we want our customers to learn and grow as well. So make 2016 the year you take on a new craft, learn a new skill, or better yet, pass your skills on to a friend! The Sew Steamboat team is more than happy to help in any way possible.

Speaking of new - Sew Steamboat has signature yarn! Made from local CVM wool and alpaca, and processed in Craig, Colorado (Yampa Valley Fiberworks.) It's a sport weight yarn in four natural colors. Get it while you can,because when it's gone, it's gone!

Here's to a great 2016, from all of us at Sew Steamboat,

From Left: Lynn, Donna, Mariah, Nancy, La, Cindy, Kathleen, Blair, and Cho

[Please note our holiday hours: we are closed New Year's Day.]

Staff Picks: Blair Weibel - Needlepoint

We have expanded our creative offerings to include needlepoint kits and Brown Sheep Wool. While at a needle-arts convention in May, Nancy found some cute canvases, the themes of which include ornaments featuring Labrador Retrievers and snowmen (and more!) So very Steamboat! I assembled them into kits with wool from nearby Brown Sheep Wool (they are located in Nebraska), needles and instructions. If you haven’t tried needlepoint, I think you will find it is easier than you think, especially since the hard work of choosing colors is done already! Speaking of colors, we have a rainbow of colors of needlepoint wool. Small hanks that can be used for needlepoint or color work. If you would like help getting started I would be happy to teach you in a private session; just an hour should be more than enough time to get you started. The kits we have currently are relatively small and can be turned into ornaments or pillows. Stop in, check them out and start stitching!

What's On Our Needles: Cindy Clark

KFI Luxury Collection -- Curls pattern

100% silk. Let me just say that again, 100% silk. Wow this yarn is delightful to knit up! It feels incredible to work with, and the drape is absolutely stunning. This product comes from the KFI Luxury Collection, and we have two colorways in the shop. This pink/brown combination, and another one in blue/green. It is a sport weight, 100g, 289 yards, with a gauge of 23-26 sts/4" (US 3-5.) I've chosen a pattern (Sinopia) in a book we carry called, Curls. This book has many shawls and scarfs that you knit from tip to end, and once blocked look like a curled piece of art. One skein of this 100% luxury silk yarn is enough for this particular pattern. Come check it out and receive 10% off the KFI Luxury Sport Silk during the month of January!




Learn to Knit

Tue., Jan. 12, 19 and 26,  5 - 7 pm

Knitting is a great all-time favorite portable pastime! Awesome for trips, social gatherings, or just chilling. In this three-session class, you'll learn how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, increase, and decrease. All the tools necessary to make a pair of fingerless mitts and a hat.

Instructor: Cindy Clark

Cost: $75 plus materials

Knitting Techniques: Cables

Sat., Jan. 9,  2 - 4 pm

Cables add depth and character to any knitted project! Join LA and learn how to create cables in your own work. Students will cast on an Aran-patterned hat. This is the first in LA's 2016 Knitter's Almanac series. Stay tuned for future classes!

Instructor: LA Bourgeois

Cost: $25 plus materials



Beginning Sewing I

Tue., Jan. 12, 5 - 7:30 pm

This class will help you to become acquainted with the sewing machine. Practice straight sewing seams and hems. Participants will make a simple pillowcase.

Instructor: Lynn Wunder

Cost: $25 plus materials


Beginning Sewing II 

Tue., Jan. 26, 5:30 - 8 pm

Now that you know how to use the sewing machine, let's ramp it up! Participants will sew a cute reversible bag in this class. Learn curved seams and top stitching.

Instructor: Lynn Wunder

Cost: $25 plus materials



Just For Fun:

Christmas Ornament Contest Winners!

Grand Prize - Alicia P. made a lace garland with lace ornaments

Runners Up - Ann K and Karen P

Great job everyone! Thanks for making this contest a fun "competition!" Stay tuned for our next challenge.



Baa Ble Hat Kits


Check our our new Baa Ble Hat Kits! This adorable hat pattern was Ravelry's most-queued knitting pattern in 2015!

We are selling the kits with pre-weighed balls of Blue Sky Extra yarn - an alpaca/wool blend that is scrumptious to the touch. The pattern comes from Donna Smith for the Shetland Wool Week and is also included with the kit (with revisions for multiple sizes.)


Mention this newsletter to receive 10% off

KFI Luxury Silk yarn and Needlepoint supplies!

offer good through January 31st

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