Saturday, April 28, 2012

New (inspiration for) Fabric Friday

Jandell and I LOVE Country Living Magazine!  In the April issue there is a pretty article on Blue and White Botanical prints. You can click here to see the online version of the photo that reminded us of these cotton and linen prints that we carry.  How fun to make your own pillows inspired by the magazine!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dress of the week

Jandell's ready-to smock
We're starting a new feature today!  Each week we'll show you a new inspiring garment to make. Some will be smocked, some not. Sometimes a dress, sometimes a boy's outfit, sometimes an adult garment.

This week our featured dress is the bishop.  Both of these dresses are ready-to-smocks, which means that we've done the sewing, and you get to do the smocking.  If you'd like to make your own bishop, we use the Ultimate Bishop Dress pattern by Ellen McCarn.  Come see us and we can help you get started.

Jandell made the sweet angel sleeve bishop pictured above with the Little Apples fabric by Aneela Hoey for Moda.
This dress is a size three, but you can order any size as long as the fabric lasts!

Tea Towel Bishop and Linen Bibs
I made this size 12-month ready-to-smock out of the beautiful hemstitched linen towels that we carry.  The original directions for this dress were published in the beloved Creative Needle Magazine.  You can come to a class to learn to make this dress or let us make one for you.  We also carry the Battenburg hangers, embroidered linen bibs and burp cloths shown.  These make great baby gifts!

I hope you'll enjoy this feature each week.  If you'd like more smocking inspiration, click here to view the Smocking and Clothing Set located in the right-hand column on our Flickr page.

Happy stitching!!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Easter Schedule

We will be closed for the Easter holiday  

on Saturday, April 7th and  
resume our regular business hours on  
Monday, April 9th.  
Have a wonderful weekend! 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

April Classes

Knitting Classes

Beginning Knitting  $45 plus supplies.  4 sessions.
Thursday, April 12, 19, 26 and May 3, 6:00 – 8:00p.m.
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. 
Instructor: Kathy Parcell

Knitting Workshop  $10 for 1 session or $30 for 4 sessions:
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - noon or
Tuesday 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. or
Thursday 1:00-3:00 p.m. or
Friday 10:00 a.m.noon
This is the “clinic” for all your knitting emergencies! Get help on your project or pick a new technique to learn.  For those who already know the basics.   
You must call to register for workshop each week, space is limited.

Crochet Classes

Beginning Crochet  $45 plus supplies.  4 sessions.
Tuesday, April 17, 24 and May 1 and 8, 6:00 – 8:00p.m.
Learn the basics of crochet. You'll crochet a sampler with different stitches and learn to read a pattern. You will be ready to crochet a simple project after this class. Limit 4. 
Instructor: Karen Johnson

Quilting Classes

Sweet Sunflower box

Beginner Wool Appliqué 1 session. $25 includes sunflower box kit. Thursday, April 19, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.   
Come learn  how to appliqué with wool in this technique class.  Wool applique’ is lots of fun.  This sweet little box will be a nice addition to your sewing basket or a gift!  Limit 6.  instructor: Kathleen Baden

T Shirt Quilt Class  $50 plus supplies. 1 session. Saturday, June 2, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Minimum 4 students.
Learn to make a T shirt quilt for your graduate (or yourself)!  Let’s get started so you’ll have it complete and ready to send off to college.   Click here to see a great example!! Instructor: Theresa Johnston-Crews

Beginner 9-Patch $ 65 plus supplies. 4 sessions, Sunday, April 22, May 6, 27 and June 17,
2:00 - 4:00 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.  Instructor: Theresa Johnston-Crews
Susan's Dresden Garden
Classes for Smocking and Embroidery

New!  Susan’s Dresden Garden  $35 plus supplies for 2 sessions.  Saturday, April 14 and 21, 1-3 p.m.
Get started making this heirloom embroidered and appliquéd quilt.  You’ll learn the best techniques for tracing your design and all the stitches needed to complete the embroidered Dresden plates.  Later in the summer we will get together to make the appliquéd Dresden plates.  Click here to see another view of this quilt!  Instructor:  Martha Neely

S1arah's sweet bishop
Bishop Dress  $50 plus supplies. April 12, 19, 26 and May 3, 6-8 p.m.
Make a sweet smocked 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.  Instructor:  Martha Neely

Smocking Workshop - $10.00 per session
Mondays 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tuesdays 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Thursdays 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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.

Class policies
You may register for classes in the shop, by phone or by mail.  Full payment is needed at the time of registration to reserve your space in class.  Class fees will be refunded up to 48 hours before class; thereafter no refunds will be given.  You receive a 10% discount on all supplies purchased for a class.
All class supplies must be purchased at Knit One Smock Too.