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March Newsletter 2015

01-Mar-2015
 
 

Dear Customer:

 
                                             

It may not feel like it today, but spring is just around the corner! March 20th is the Spring Equinox. What better way to celebrate than getting outside and enjoying sidewalk sales?! Join us (and all of the Downtown Steamboat Springs merchants) for some great deals Friday, March 20th - Sunday, March 22nd. We'd love to see you!

Kathleen's latest blog is out and is a great read: The History of Knitting: Knitting Makes The Great Divide. Check it out!

Need something green for your St. Patrick's Day activities? We have it - green yarn, green fabric, green felt, green fleece, and green thread/floss. You can knit or sew an Irish hat or scarf in time for the fun!

Blair, Cho, Cindy, Donna, Kathleen, LA, Lynn, Mariah, and Nancy


Staff Picks: Cho Tin Tun Kirkpatrick - Berroco Blackstone Tweed Yarn

The Blackstone Tweed by Berroco has a fiber content of 65% Wool, 25% Mohair, and 10% Angora, which makes the yarn super soft. The tweed design is my favorite because it makes every project very rustic looking. This is the reason why I decided to knit a pair of slippers.I find these new slippers very handy, and the Blackstone Tweed provides comfort and durability. This pattern (Square Arches) was a great way to practice short row knitting. Upon completion of this project, I am certain that Blackstone Tweed will be my yarn of choice for many apparel projects!

 

What's On Our Needles: Kathleen Titus

School House Tunic Pattern

I recently completed this tunic (Cho Tin Tun Kirkpatrick modeling!) using a pattern from Sew Liberated Sewing Patterns called "Schoolhouse Tunic." It's on display in our shop. The pattern is very straightforward with few pieces and has a unique approach to sewing the sleeves that is so simple. I'm looking forward to using it on other garments.

Best of all was the 100% cotton fabric I chose. It is a Westminster fabric, but any number of the cottons we carry will serve equally well. The joy in working with these cottons is that they are substantial, stable, wash and iron beautifully. With Spring on the way, this tunic could be a fun addition to any wardrobe.

 

 

Classes:

Learn to Knit

Tues, March. 3, 10, & 17,  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



Learn to Sew I

Sunday, March 10, 5:30 - 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

 

Needle Felting

Sunday, March 15, 1 - 4 pm

This class will teach you flat needle felting on wool. Students will learn the technique while making a pillow cover.

Instructor: Lynn Wunder

Cost: $40 plus materials

 


Upcycle It!

Sat., March 21, 2 - 5 pm

Have an old wool lined pencil or straight skirt sitting in your closet? Let's upcycle it!! Mariah will help you turn it into a new purse or project bag.

Instructor: Mariah Poole

Cost: $40 plus materials

 

Crocodile Crochet Stitch

Saturday, March 21, 1 - 3 pm

Learn a new crochet technique, the Crocodile Crochet Stitch, while make a fun clutch purse!

Instructor: Avery Cavendar

Cost: $40 plus materials




Learn to Sew II

Sunday, March 24, 5:30 - 7:30 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

 

 

 Celery Slouch Hat

Saturday, March 28, 3 - 5 pm

Learn the techniques to knit a stylish Celery Slouch Hat. This hat was made with Blue Sky Alpaca Sport Weight yarn. Very scrumptious!

Instructor: La Bourgeois

Cost: $25 plus materials

 

 

 

Upcoming Events:

Downtown Steamboat Springs Sidewalk Sales in March!

Fri., March 20 - Sun., March 22

Check out the deals we'll have during the sidewalk sale. I bet there is something we have that you want!

 

 
 

Mention this newsletter to receive 10% off

Berroco Blackstone Tweed yarn on your next visit!

 
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