Saturday, September 26, 2009

Smocking, Embroidery and Quilting Classes for October

Smocking and Embroidery

Beginning Smocking $45 plus supplies for 2 sessions, Thursday, October 1 and 8, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Smocking is fun! Learn the stitches to make garments better than the ones you see in the stores. You will be ready to smock most geometric designs after completing this sampler. Bring small scissors.

Bishop Dress 4 sessions, $50 plus supplies. Monday, October 12, 19, November 2, and 9, 6-8:30 p.m.

Make a bishop dress from start to finish even if you've never sewn before! If you are an experienced seamstress, there will be lots of new techniques to learn. This is a great first smocking project. Supply list provided when you register.

Yoke Dress or Bubble 4 sessions, $50 plus supplies; Thursday, October 22, 29, November 5 and 12, 6-8:30 p.m.

A yoke-style dress, romper, or bubble can be make for special occasions or for play. Learn all the techniques to make a beautiful garment. For advanced beginners. Supply list provided when you register.

New! Lace Collar 1 session, $25 plus supplies; Thursday, October 15, 6-8:30 p.m.

Learn the techniques to make the beautiful lace collar pictured on the cover of Australian Smocking issue #87!

Beginning Embroidery $30 includes kit. Sunday, October 4, 2-4:30 p.m.

Come learn the basics of embroidery while stitching a cute snowman in redwork or bluework . Your pattern, fabric, and needles are included. Bring small scissors to cut threads.

Embroidery Workshop $15 per session plus supplies
Meets monthly: Monday, October 26, 6-8:30 p.m. OR Friday, October 9, 12:00-2:30 p.m.

Join us on the fourth Monday or second Friday of each month for stitching time and fellowship! Learn how to prepare your project for embroidery or get help with embroidery you are already working on. Each month Martha will teach you a new embroidery technique or tip to make your stitching more enjoyable.

Beginning in September, the group will begin a beautiful Jacobean leaf sampler featuring new stitches each month. Come see what everyone is making!

Smocking Workshop
$10 for 1 session or $30 for 4 sessions.
Available sessions: Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. OR Wednesdays 6-8:30 p.m. OR Thursdays 10 a.m. -noon

Come join Martha for some quality sewing and smocking time. Work on the project of your choice and enjoy the fellowship of others. Call the shop at least one day before the session to reserve your space.

Quilting Classes

New! Country Sunshine Block of the Month $25 per session for 5 sessions plus supplies

Join Kathleen as she shows you how to applique this beautiful quilt. She will help you "custom size" your piece and share her tips for successful applique and piecing over this five month class. This is an intermediate applique class. Kits are available. Come see the custom quilted sample in the shop. Class will meet the third Friday evening of each month from 6-8 p.m. or the fourth Monday from 1-3 p.m. Limit 6 students per class.

Quilting Bee $20 per session: Thursday, October 15, 6-8:30 p.m. or Friday, October 16 9:30 a.m.-noon.

Kathleen will spend the first 30 minutes on a "skill builder" and then you can work on any project you like. Sign up early, as the class is limited to 6 students. Sewing machines are welcome!

Beginner Applique $50 includes a pre-washed kit. 2 sessions: Tuesday, October 6 and 20, 1-3:30 p.m.

This is the class for serious applique. Learn the freezer paper technique for the first in Kathleen's series of applique blocks. Learn how to make bias stems, needle turned dragonfly bodies, and perfect points. Come see the sample at the shop. Limit 4

Beginner 9-patch $60 plus supplies. 4 sessions, Tuesday, October 6, 13, 20, and 27, 6-8:30 p.m.

This class teaches the basics of machine piecing. Learn how to select colors, strip cut, chain piece, and add mitered borders. You'll learn lots and end up with a beautiful 9-patch quilt. Limit 4 students.

Bow tucks Tote $4o plus supplies. 2 sessions, Monday, October 26 and Wednesday October 28, 2-4 p.m.

This tote is really functional, with lots of interior pockets, and looks more like a purse. You'll have your purse completed in one week! Sewing machine required.

Knitting and needlefelting classes for October

Here's the line-up for the October classes for knitting and needle felting. Call the shop at 336-765-9099 to sign up for your favorites! Our next post will show you what's coming up for smocking, embroidery and quilting--stay tuned!!

Needle felting

Little Witch $25 includes kit and instruction. 1 session. Wednesday, September 30, 6:30-9:00 p.m. OR Sunday, October 4, 1:30-4:00 p.m.

Stop by the shop and see this little witch! She'll put you in the Halloween spirit in no time and you'll complete her in the class. Bring your scissors, felting tools and straight pins.

Fall Pumpkin $25 for 1 session, Sunday, September 27, 1:30-4:00 p.m.
Stop by the shop and see this lovely harvest pumpkin. This pumpkin will dress up your table for Fall. You'll be able to enjoy it for several months! A fun and relaxing project.

Snowman Ornament $20 for 1 session, Sunday, November 15, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
This little guy is really cute! You'll want to make one for all your friends. Make this ornament in one class and get an early start on Christmas gifts.

Christmas Ornament $25 for 2 sessions, Wednesday, November 4 and 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m.(4th) and 6:30-8:30P.m. (11th).
This class is a must!! Come and learn to make theses beautiful felted Christmas Ornaments. They are a wonderful addition to your tree and they make great gifts. You will learn to needle felt and wet felt while making this quick, fun project.

Knitting Classes

Beginning Knitting $45 plus supplies for 4 sessions.
Monday, September 28, October 5, 12, and 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. OR
Thursday, October 15, 22, November 5 and 12, 9:30-11:30 a.m. OR
Thursday, Octeber 22, 29, November 5, and 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
You will learn the basics of knitting! You will learn to knit and purl, do many pattern stitches and follow a pattern. You will be ready to begin a project of your choice after this class. Sign up early, these fill up fast!

Cherished Christmas Stocking $45 plus supplies. 4 sessions, Sunday, October 11, 18, 25 and November 1, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
If you're thinking of creating a stocking for someone special this Christmas... This class will teach you intarsia and how to read a chart. Stop by the shop and see the samples. You must know how to knit, purl, increase and decrease. Limit 8.

Beaded Scarf $35 plus supplies for 2 sessions, Wednesday, October 21 and 28, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Come see this beautiful scarf knitted with hand-dyed yarn and beads! You will learn how to knit with beads without using those itty-bitty needles. This is a great gift project or something fun to make for yourself!

New! Beaded Necklace $25 plus supplies for 1 session, Saturday, October 10, 10 a.m.- noon.

Get a taste of knitting with beads. This necklace will make a quick and easy, but beautiful gift!

New! Introduction to Cables and Fair Isle Knitting Workshop Tuesday, October 13, 20, 27 and November 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

For the knitter ready to learn some new techniques: a two week workshop on cable knitting, knitting in the round, and a new cast on. Come join the fun as we knit up the Cabled Globe Ornament just in time for Chritstmas gift giving. Then, switching gears, if you've ever had an interest in Fair Isle stranded knitting, the Fair Isle Snowflake Ornament is a quick and fun project to give you a good introduction into this type of knitting.

You can sign up for one session or both: Cable ornament will be October 13 and 20; Fair Isle Snowflake Ornament will be October 27 and November 3. $30.00 per session or $45.00 for both. Samples will be in the shop by October 3.

Knitting Workshop $10 for 1 session or $30 for 4 sessions:

Monday 6:30-8:30 p.m. OR

Tuesday, 10 a.m.-noon OR

Thursday 1:00-3:00 p.m.

This is the "clinic" for all your knitting emergencies! Get help on your project or pick an new technique to learn. For those who already know the basics.

You must call to register for workshop each week, space is limited.

Friday, September 11, 2009

School Daze

Tis the season for getting back to those routines of school.
Laura was the last of our household to start school this year--very unfair to younger brothers who had to start MUCH earlier--and I got to travel to Georgia and spend a few days helping her get resettled in the dorm.

After all the settling was done, we, of course, went shopping! Kudzu is one of my new favorite places to browze (and buy--I still want that cute table and chairs!). Their sign by the front door says it all:

Haven't we all had this feeling when we are searching for that one skein of yarn or last
piece of fabric needed to finish a project?

We have lots of moms who did finish their smocking projects for the first day of school. I'm so proud of them!!
Here is Anna Jane on her first day of school. Her mother used the Lindsay pattern from Bonnie Blue and a smocking plate from Little Memories. A picture of her dress as a work in progress is here. Her smart mother has a great tutorial here for an appliqued t-shirt!

Daniela did a great job on her daughter's first day dress:

Daniela used the Ellen McCarn Yoke Dress pattern and a smocking plate from the book Sew Cute Couture

Here is Summer's daughter and her doll in their new dresses made from the Oliver +S pattern Puppet Show Tunic and Dress. Notice the bullion roses on the collar that match her floral print!

All patterns and fabrics are available at Knit One Smock Too.

Now that vacations are over, we have so many classes starting. Come learn something new with us!

Happy stitching!
Martha and Shirley

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Upcoming Events

Thanks for all your kind words about our new blog! Here are a few announcements and reminders:

A Gathering of Rug Hookers
Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Knit One Smock Too
Please come for an informal meeting of rug hookers. Bring a piece to work on while you learn about resources for starting your next rug. We will make plans to meet monthly.
Questions: Call Katharine Webster 336-529-6853

Gina's Pretty in Pleats Purse class still has two openings:

Pretty in Pleats Purse $45 plus supplies. Cost includes pattern. 2 sessions, Monday, September 14 and Wednesday, September 16, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
This is a good looking purse, you'll want to make several to give for Christmas. A sample is on display in the shop. You'll have your purse complete in one week!

We've added another session for Beginning Knitting: Saturday, September 26, October 3, 10, and 17 from 1-3 p.m.

Call the shop at 336-765-9099 to register for either of these classes!

We have the new Addi Clicks in stock! Come in ask to see these fabulous needles!