Friday, September 28, 2012

New Fabric Friday

The UPS people were good to us this week:

French General's Chateau Rouge by Moda

We love those French General fabrics!  I think the one below is our favorite.

Next came the featherwale corduroy; perfect for cozy cool-weather sewing and quilting!
Those little packages are embroidered!!

Embroidered Featherwale!

Floral and Polka dots!
Makes me want to sew, sew, sew!
Hope you have a chance to stitch this weekend.  My first Owlie Sock is getting a toe tonight and then I'll show you my next knitting project!


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Just a reminder...

Tagged fabric is still $6 per yard or clear the bolt for $3 per yard!

There are LOTS of yummy yarns and knitting books still 50% off!

See you in the morning!

Monday, September 3, 2012

September Class Offerings

We're excited to share our September schedule with you!  Hope you can join us for a class or just stop by and be inspired by the new Fall projects we have "in store" for you! Click on the picture captions to connect to our Flickr site

We will be closed for a little "R and R" Friday, August 31 through Monday, September 3.  We'll resume our normal business hours September 4.
Saturday, September 8, we will resume our fall and winter hours of 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Knitting Classes

New! Block By Block $45 plus supplies.  4 sessions.
Thursday, September 13 , 20, 27, and  October 4, 6:00 - 8:00p.m.
You want to knit a project, not too big like a sweater, but still a challenge.  This is the class for you!  Let's knit blocks: a new block each week for 4 weeks.  You'll learn new stitches, how to read a chart, change colors and more!
Stop by the shop and see the book Block By Block by Nicky Epstein.

Beginning Knitting  $45 plus supplies. 4 sessions. 
Monday, September 10, 17, 24 and October 1, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00noon OR
Thursday, September 27, October 4, 18 and 25, 6:00 - 8:00 p.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.

Magic Loop Crash Course $20 plus supplies. 1 session. Saturday,
September 8, 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon
Want to make a hat, sock, fingerless glove, or other knitted tube without using those dreaded double-pointed needles? This is the class for you! Come learn this wonderful technique. Bring your pattern, yarn and needles to start your project or just needles and yarn to practice with.
You'll love it!!

Knitting Workshop $10 for 1 session or $30 for 4 sessions:
Monday 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. or
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.

Quilting Classes 

sunflower box
Sunflower Box
Wool Applique Workshops
Join Kathleen once a month for her wool applique workshop.  She has openings in her second Wednesday evening class (6:00 until 8:00) and she is starting a new daytime workshop in September.  The daytime class will meet on the third Monday at 1:00 p.m.  Come see the beautiful wool samples in the shop.  Wool applique is fun, fast and addictive!  $20 per class.

Beginner Wool Appliqué 1 session. $25 includes sunflower box kit. Saturday, September 22, 2:00 - 4:00 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.

Carpenter's Star
Carpenter's Star

New! Carpenter's Star $50 plus supplies. 3 sessions.
Friday, September 7, 14 and 21, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
This class is for the confident beginner. You'll increase your piecing skills and have fun. too!  The quilt features half square triangles and is stunning in two colors.  Instructor: Laura Patridge.

Beginner 9-Patch   $65 plus supplies. 4 sessions, Sunday, September 16, 30, October 21 and 28,  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.

We gather
We Gather Together
New! We Gather Together Six Month Block of the Month. $25 per month plus supplies. First Friday beginning September 7 at 10:30 a.m.(no class in November). Kits will be available.  
This 6-month block of the month will sharpen your applique and piecing skills. We will work from Jan Patek's book, We Gather Together, as you draft your own quilt. I'll have the patterns, suggestions and samples. You can decide on your own layout and you will have a great quilt for next fall! Instructor: Kathleen Baden

New! Ohio Star Wall Hanging 4 classes. $20 per class plus supplies. 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sunday, September 9, October 14, November 11 and December 9. Pattern is included in class fee. Kits will be available.
Come join TJC as she walks you through the making of an Ohio Star wall hanging. The quilt highlights piecing, setting triangles, and easy appliqué. This beautiful creation will be perfect for your home or office. (Quilt Sample taken from the North Star of the Underground Railroad)
Sample coming soon! Instructor: Theresa Johnston-Crews.

Needle Case
needle case exterior

Beginning Hand Applique $50 (includes kit). 1 session, Saturday, September 15, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
This three hour class will cover the basics of hand applique and you will go home with a very useful needlecase. Kathleen will teach you how to make bias stem, work with freezer paper templates, turn perfect leaf points and make beautiful circles! Everything you need will be provided in the class kit. Limit 4. Instructor: Kathleen Baden.

New! Kaleidoscope 4 classes. $25 per class plus supplies,  Friday, November 30, December 7, December 14 and January 11, 1:00-3:00 p.m.. OR
 Tuesday, November 13, 20, 27 and December 11, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m
This traditional quilt is a classic! Come take my 4-week piecing class. I'll have samples using different finished blocks sizes and fabrics. We'll pick fabrics in the first class and learn how to cut the pieces using a great ruler from Marti Michelle. We'll piece in the second class, set in the third and finish up in the fourth class. The look you get depends on the fabrics you choose and the light/dark combinations. This quilt is challenging and very rewarding! Kits are available if you like the shop sample and you can add from your own stash. Come join us! Instructor: Kathleen Baden.

Bless This House  Eleven month block of the month. $25 per month plus supplies. Third Friday each month beginning October 19, 10:30 a.m. 
Kathleen will have applique tips and suggestions each month along with the full sized patterns and your very own freezer paper templates. Come see the "remake" in the shop. Monthly kits are available.
Instructor: Kathleen Baden.

T Shirt Quilt Class $55 plus supplies. 1 session. Saturday, November 3, 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Learn to make a T shirt quilt before Christmas! Instructor: Theresa Johnston-Crews.

Coming in January 2013 - Serendipity Sampler!

Classes for Smocking and Embroidery 
Candy Cane Bishop

Beginning Smocking   $45 includes supplies. 2 sessions: Tuesday, September 11 and 25, 6-8 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.

tinted embroidery
tinted embroidery
New! Embroidering with Crayons  $35 plus supplies for 2 sessions: Thursday, September 6 and 13, 6-8 p.m.
Learn the techniques needed to get started on a fun, new project!  You will learn how to prepare your fabric for tracing and tinting and all the embroidery stitches you need to make the Gardener's Alphabet Quilt and many similar projects.  We'll get started with these two sessions and then have the option of meeting monthly.  Come by the shop and see all the possibilities!

Smocking Workshop- $10.00 per session
Mondays 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or
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.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Best Laid Plans...

I couldn't let the summer end without a final report on my Olympic needlework projects, the projects that I wrote about here in the previous post.

When the closing ceremony ended my appliqued quilt square--Finished!

Smocked dress--not even started yet.  Soon...

Owlie socks--completed to the heel flap. So cute! I love those little blue-eyed owls.  BUT when I slipped them on they were way too tight!  So I ripped them back to the ribbing and went to a bigger needle.  I just got back to the same spot, so onward!

I also finished this pretty cowl made of ladder yarn and Kidsilk Haze.  I used Christine's Easy Drop Stitch Scarf (find it under free patterns on her blog) and a size 11 needle. 

And I almost finished this pattern made of Berroco Linsey.  Photo to follow soon, I promise! I actually finished it, wore it to the shop one day and roasted.  The sleeves were too full and didn't end at quite the right spot, so they have been ripped back and are being reworked.  I know it will be great to wear as soon as the temps hit below 80 degrees!

The cowl, sweater and applique were my sanity-saving projects while sitting with my mother in the hospital.  It's amazing how keeping my hands busy can get me through stressful events. Plus handwork is so soothing and calming.  Thanks to all for the kind words and prayers during this time.  That also helps so much.

Leave a comment and let me know what you've been working on lately.

Take time to stitch this Labor Day weekend.  We'll be closed on Labor Day, but will be back rested and ready to go Tuesday morning!