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November Newsletter 2015



Dear Friend:


As we enter November, my thoughts turn to family and gifting.  The air begins to turn from crisp to frigid, snow collects on the mountain (if not in our yards), and I snuggle into my chair each evening with a cup of tea and my knitting.  People who I didn't even know craft show up in the store to say hello and pick up supplies for their latest endeavor, and I discover a new knitter, needle felter, seamstress, embroiderer, rug hooker.  Others begin their journey by learning to knit, sewing that very first little pillow, or needle felting their first design on Christmas stockings. 

Whichever person you are, our little group is here for you with yarn, fiber, fabric and inspiration to help you create that next fabulous masterpiece.

(Except on Thanksgiving.  We're closed on Thanksgiving.)

Happy Crafting!  


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


Staff Picks: Lynn Wunder


Holiday Sewing

TSew-Steamboat-Tullehis time of year I start thinking about holiday sewing. When my daughter was young, I was always on the look-out for fake fur and tulle to make Halloween costumes so I decided to stock up on a few here at Sew Steamboat for those little "monsters" and "princesses". I also brought in more Christmas fabrics because I recall sewing little outfits perfect for those infamous Christmas pictures! 


Now-a-days, I'm more on the hunt for beautiful wools on which to needle felt and/or stitch and sew up into decorative table runners, wall hangings, bags or Christmas stockings. We have lots of various sizes of scrumptious wool from which to choose which are perfect for these projects as well as appliqué and rug hooking. 

Sew-Steamboat-MinkyI would be remiss if I didn't mention Minky. Oh you know, that unbelievably soft, perfect for blankets fabric that our kids just can't live without. Sew the Minky on both sides or use it as a backing to a perfect cotton print or pieced quilt. It even makes cushy stuffed animals, pillows or pajama bottoms! We recently stocked some blue and pink cotton velour which could easily be sewn up into cozy baby outfits perfect for winter. 

Sew-Steamboat-Cotton-FabricWho says we should only be knitting this time of year? I see all kinds of opportunities for sewing up some fantastic holiday projects. Stop by for some inspiration! 




What's On Our Needles: Cho Tin Tun Kirkpatrick


Simplicity by Hikoo

Colorado-State-Flag-Decorative-OrnamentNoted as a value yarn, Simplicity by Hikoo is excellent for any project, at any time! Having used this yarn in many projects such as scarves, baby, children’s wear and decorative ornaments, this DK weight yarn is one of my favorite yarns to work with not only because it feels very soft in my hands but also for it’s durable ‘work horse’ quality.  HiKoo yarn is 55% Merino Superwash, 28% Acrylic, 17% Nylon (Polyamide) and offered in 117 yards per 50gram hank. It is machine washable and available in many different colors. I highly recommend this yarn for your next project!

Pictured: Colorado State Flag Decorative ornament designed and knitted by Cho with Simplicity by Hikoo. Please join us for “Knit a Holiday Ornament” class on November 12th and 19th from 4-6pm. Enter your handmade ornament in a Sew Steamboat Holiday Ornament Contest in December. More information on entry dates and prizes is available on our website.



Classes: 10% off materials with class sign up!     

Intro to Knitting

When: Tuesday, November 3rd; 4-6pm


Sunday, November 15th; 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, beginning in September. Cost is $10 and pre-registration is required. Join us TODAY! 

Instructor: Cindy Clark on November 3rd and Kathleen Titus on November 15th

Cost: $10 + materials

Learn to Crochet

When: Saturday, November 21st and 28th; 2-4pm

Description: Learn to crochet a ribbed scarf with Avery. 

Instructor: Avery C. 

Cost: $50 + materials



Knit a Holiday Ornament

When: Thursday, November 12th and 19th; 4-6pm

Description: Inspired by Arne & Carlos of Etnedal, Valdres, Norway, let’s make a Colorado State Flag decorative wall-hanging ornament designed by Cho. 

Instructor: Cho Tin Tun Kirkpatrick

Cost: $50 + materials

Needle Felting on Wool

When: Thursday, October 22nd, 5:30 - 8:00 pm

Description: Needle felting on wool to make a Christmas stocking or pillow cover.

Instructor: Lynn Wunder

Cost: $40 + materials



Upcoming Events: 

Start crafting now! We are having a Holiday Ornament Contest at the shop. Need inspiration? Check out our Christmas/Hanukkah Ornament Board on Pinterest! Ornaments are due by Wednesday, December 16th, 5pm. Prizes announced at Sit N' Stitch, Friday, December 18th! Categories and prizes details are on our website. 


Knit-along Party and New Knit-along Announcement!

Join us during Sit & Stitch on Friday, November 13th from 4-6 for our Knit-along party and new Knit-along announcement!  If you knitted a vest, wear it, if you're still working on it, bring and knit on it!  We will have special treats and are excited to announce a new project! 


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