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November Newsletter 2017


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Dear Friends:


We are heading into the holiday season and this means spending time with our families and friends. As we give thanks and exchange gifts this year, express your love with a handmade gift! Why not make a small gift while learning how to 3D needle felt with Lynn on November 11th in an adult class or November 22nd in the kids class. You may join Cho for a Basic Sashiko Embrodiery class or to Knit a Holiday Ornament. Also, Vicki's Beginning Rug Hooking class is back again by popular demand. As usual, Intro to Knitting and Beginning Crochet classes are also offered during this month. Scroll down to check out all our classes and events. 

If you have an ornament made, Sew Steamboat is hosting a second annual Holiday Ornament Contest. Bring in your handmade ornament entries by December 6th at 5pm to be included in the judging. Winners will be announced at our Holiday Ornament Party on December 8th at 3:30pm, after which you may retrieve your ornaments. Many great prizes will be awarded, so be sure to join the fun! Contest details available on our website. Remember that Shop Small Business Saturday is on November 25th. We would like to thank our friends and customers by offering a 10% discount on purchases less than $100 and 20% discount on purchases over $100.00. Be sure to come see us! 

Happy Crafting! 

P.S. We will be closed on Thanksgiving day to celebrate with family and friends. 

Best Wishes:

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


Staff Pick: Lynn Wunder

Midi Bag

Midi-Bag-Lynn-WunderI know that we’re probably a step behind the Mondo and Midi Bag craze, but we love these bags here at Sew Steamboat. Cindy made a really pretty Midi Bag with a pack of neutral colored 2.5” squares, and she just completed a Mondo Bag in Bronco colors! Lynn thought she might try her hand at one and offer a class or “sew along” to anyone else who would like to construct one of

these fun bags. We carry the patterns and interfacing for both sizes. Once you have made one, all you need is the interfacing which has all the sewing lines printed on it, a bunch of 2.5” squares and some fusible fleece to make them for all your friends and family.

Midi-Bag-Sew-Steamboat-Lynn-WunderLynn decided to use some leftover 2.5” batik strips to cut her squares. The squares are best if they’re a scant 2.5”. She then cut the interfacing panel into the four rectangles that make up the bag. The squares are ironed onto the

interfacing and then sewn to each other along horizontal and then vertical lines. This method is fantastic for those of us who have trouble matching our corners! Once the four rectangles are “pieced”, the bag is constructed with

seven seams. The lining is made up of the same sized rectangles backed with fusible fleece. Add two handles and you’re done. If you’d like some help making your first Midi or Mondo Bag, pick up your supplies at the shop and sign up for the Midi Bag Sew Along on November 6 and 13 from 4-6:00 PM. Or you can stop by during SewCiety on Wednesdays if you need help with the pattern.



What's On Our Needles: Carol Mikkelson


Appliqué Class with Carol


Come join Carol on Saturday, December 9th for a Beginning Machine Applique class. You will learn basic machine applique techniques including circles and acute angles. You will start out by working on sample before moving on to our table runners. This is a perfect beginner project, as there are a variety of shapes to appliqué, as well as sewn together squares, which make up the background of the table runner, so you can perfect your technique before sewing the background blocks together. There will be a variety of fabrics for you to choose from to make both your backgrounds and flowers.


Classes: 10% off materials with class sign up!     

November Classes

Intro to Knitting

When: Tuesday, November 7th; 4-6pm or Sunday, November 19th; 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: Sew Steamboat Partners

Cost: $20 + Materials

When: Saturday, November 11th; 1pm-3pm or Tuesday, November 21st; 4pm-6pm

Description: Have you been wanting to learn how to crochet? Join Emerald for the beginning crochet class and learn how to make a chunky cowl. 

Instructor: Emerald Hawks

Cost: $25 + Materials

Materials: K size crochet hook and chunky yarn. 

Double Knitting (Hanging Ornament)

      Double Knitting - Boots

When: November 8th & 15th; 3-5pm

Description: Let's make a hanging ornament while learning the double knitting technique. We will be making the cowboy boot ornament over two classes. Be sure to register today! 

Instructor: Cho Tin Tun Kirkpatrick

Cost: $50 + Materials 

Materials: Materials: Sock or fingering weight yarn in two different colors (Spud & Chole Fine Sock yarn in red and white are recommended for the class but, any type of yarn in two different colors will work); knitting needles, crochet hook to make a string and some ribbon.

Prerequisite: Must know how to knit.


More Classes

                 Sashiko Embroidery          


When: Friday, November 10th; 11am-1pm OR Thursday, November 16th; 1-3pm

Description: Sashiko is a basic Japanese embroidery stitch that is easy to master. It is very meditative and relaxing! Sashiko stitching can be used as a decorative stitch on clothing or a small Sashiko swatch could be used as a patch and/or as a decorative wall hanging. Be sure to join the class either on Friday, November 10th or Thursday, November 16th and experience Sashiko! 

Cost: $25 + Materials

Materials: Kit available at Sew Steamboat

                   3D Needle Felting

3D Needle Felting- Lynn Wunder

When: For Adults- November 11th; 10:30am - 1pm 

For Kids- November 22nd; 10:30am - 1pm

Description: Let's make pumpkins! Learn basic needle felting technique by making cute little pumpkins for Thanksgiving. You can use the same technique to make ornaments and other round objects.

Instructor: Lynn Wunder

Cost: $25 + Materials 

Materials: Basic needle felting kit available at Sew Steamboat. 

When: Tuesday, November 21st; 1-4pm

Description: Learn to rug hook with Vicki Rudolph. 

Instructor: Vicki Rudolph

Cost: $40 + Materials

Materials: Small rug hooking kit; hoop; hook




Upcoming Events:                                                

Start crafting now for the annual Holiday Ornament Contest. Need inspiration? Check out our Christmas/Hanukkah Ornament Board on Pinterest

Entries are due by Wednesday, December 6th at 5pm. Winners will be announced at our Holiday Ornament Contest Party on December 8th at 3:30pm, after which you may retrieve your ornaments and prizes!

Beginning Date: Now

End Date: Wednesday, December 6th; 5pm

Contest Rules: 

1. The Holiday Ornament must be handmade.

2. To be included in the judging, your Holiday Ornament must be dropped off at Sew Steamboat by the due date. 


Many great prizes will be awarded to winners from different categories: Sewing/Fabric, Knitting/Crochet, Others (needle felting, needlepoint, cross stitch, etc.), and Kids.


Steamboat Sew-ciety 

Every Wednesday, 4-6pm

Drop in to use our sewing machines for free on Wednesdays 4pm-6pm.

Bring your sewing ideas, bring your sewing projects, bring your mending or even some hand sewing and come join fellow sewers for Steamboat Sew-ciety Our sewing experts will be available for advice and our sewing machines as well as cutting table and tools are available for your use, or bring your own.

Sit 'N Stitch - NEW TIME!!

Every Friday, 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Drop in with your knitting, crocheting, embroidery or any needlework project(s) for our weekly social stitching!


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 10% discount
on Symmetry. 

offer expires September 30th, 2017.
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