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June Newsletter 2017


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Dear Friends:


It’s June! Steamboat is beginning to see some sunny weather and we are excited that summer is almost here. Sew Steamboat is welcoming the season with a ‘Let’s Celebrate Summer!’ event on Saturday, June 17th. The same day is Knit in Public with Sew Steamboat and yarn bombing the tree in front of our store, so be sure to mark your calendar and join us! 

Once more this summer, Lynn is offering Kids’ Sewing Camps for beginning and advanced sewits who are 8 and 10 years old. Registration is a must as theses classes are very popular. There is so much more for kids! A crochet class is being offered by The Boys and Girls Club, so be sure to check with them if you are interested. Lastly, quilters should mark their calendar for the opening of the Row By Row Experience event on Wednesday, June 21st. The theme for 2017 is ‘On the Go’. We hope to see you very soon. 

Happy Crafting! 

Best Wishes:

From back: Lynn, Cindy, Cho, Stephanie, and Nancy; Front: Donna and Carol


Staff Pick: Lynn Wunder


Summer Kids' Camps


Summer’s almost here and school will be out before we know it! Sew Steamboat will be offering both beginning and advanced sewing camps for children 8 years old and up. For the most part, each session will be a standalone project oriented lesson and will be held on Tuesdays from 10:00-12:30 except July 4 which will be on the 5th. Session #1 on June 13 will be for "never ever” sewists and the second beginner session on June 27 will progress their skills in making a pillowcase. These will be followed by two more sessions on July 11 and July 25. For our more advanced sewists who feel very comfortable using a sewing machine, we will offer more detailed projects with session #1 on June 20, #2 on July 5, and a two session project on July 18 and August 1. We will finish the summer with a needle felting workshop on August 8. All classes are $25 and materials will be pre-cut and $10 or less. Class size is limited to 3 with beginners and 4 with advanced, so register and pay for classes early. Materials will be available for purchase the day of class.



What's On Our Needles: Cindy Clark


Louisa Harding Yarns- Pittura

Louisa-Harding-Yarns-Pittura Cowl - Sew-Steamboat

Sometimes there is a yarn in the store that needs some loving and attention. This month that yarn is Louisa Harding Yarns, Pittura. It's a fingering weight, US 3-5, yarn that is 75% wool and 25% Viscose (source: bamboo). After Googling "Pittura", I found out that it means "picture" in Italian, which is a perfect name for this yarn. With it's beautiful variegation, it does indeed look like a water color painting when knit. Add in the fact that each skein is 437yards, and the number of one-skein projects seem endless!

Louisa-Harding-Yarns-Pittura Cowl - Sew-Steamboat

I chose to knit a summer-weight, decorative cowl with color 601 - yellows, blues, pinks, orange, and every shade in between. The pattern can be found on Ravelry (you're on Ravelry, right?!) and is called L9-02 Honesty (honestly, who comes up with these names though?!) It's an easy pattern that shows off a chevron pattern for the bottom half of the cowl.

It's the perfect yarn and pattern combo, in a picture-painting colorway, to pair with a neutral summer top to add color around your neck. Stop by the store to see it in person!


Classes: 10% off materials with class sign up!     

June Classes

Intro to Knitting

When: Tuesday, June 6th; 4-6pm or Sunday, June 18th; 1-3pm

Description: Introduction to Knitting class will teach you the basics of casting on, knit and purl stitches, and binding off. Everything you need to get started on basic knitting projects. Intro to Knitting will be offered the first Tuesday 4-6 pm OR the third Sunday 1-3 pm of each month. Cost is $20 and pre-registration is required. Join us TODAY! 

Instructor: Partners

Cost: $20 + Materials 

Beginning Machine Appliqué

** Limited Space Available! 

When: Saturday, June 24th; 10:30am-3:30pm

Description: Beginning Machine Appliqué class will teach students how to use sewing machines to complete an appliqué table runner.  Layering, quilting quilts, and binding will be done in the second class as time permits.

Instructor: Carol Mikkelson

Cost: $50 + $10 material fee payable to instructor on the day of class. 

Materials: $10 fee payable to instructor on the day of class. 


Kids Classes

Beginning Kids' Sewing Camps

When: Tuesday, June 13th or June 27th; 10am-12:30pm

Description: Beginning Kids' Sewing Camp is a great way to get into sewing! The first two camps in June are for the never ever sewists (age 8 years and up), followed by more advanced classes in July. Materials, if required, will be precut and available for purchase the day of camp.  

Instructor: Lynn Wunder

Cost: $25 + Materials (if needed)

Advanced Kids' Sewing Camps

When: Tuesday, June 20th; 10am-12:30pm

Description: For proficient sewists (age 10 years and up) who can thread the sewing machine and sew straight seams independently. We will work on 3 fun and challenging projects with the last project starting on July 20 and finishing on Aug 1.

Instructor: Lynn Wunder

Cost: $25 + Materials (if needed) 




Upcoming Events:                                                

Knit in Public with Sew Steamboat on Saturday, June 17th

Join us to celebrate the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere by hanging hot air balloons made by our customers and staff. Plan to gather,  knit and nosh from 10:00-2:00. Bring a dish to share for the Pot Luck lunch and any craft you are working on and join in the festivities.

Also as an added bonus, you can purchase a knitting related item for 30% off!! 

Hope you can join us!!


Colorado Row by Row Experience is back with 'On the Go' theme. The opening day is Wednesday, June 21st. Sew Steamboat was the first shop to feature the 2017 Row by Row design. Be sure to stop in on the first day to purchase a kit and receive a free fat quarter on us! 
Happy Quilting! 

The More You Buy, The More You Save! 

Do you need some yarn for your next project? 

Buy a full bag and you will receive a 10% discount. Ask us for more detail. 
Mention this newsletter to receive a 30%OFF one item, anything knitting related on June 17th.
FREE fat quarter with purchase of a Row By Row kit on June 21st. 
offer available only on specific dates mentioned.
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