Monday, October 29, 2012

Make Friends with Your Machine

Shirley is a magnificent machine appliquer (my computer says that this is not a word, but what else would you call someone who appliques?).  She made a glorious Autumn Wheelbarrow that you can see on the Knit One Smock Too Facebook page or here on our Flickr site.

 She is working on this kit from Edyta Sitar from Moda Fabrics. Click here to jump over to the Moda blog to see the finished project.  We have two of these kits available in the shop.  They come with all the pieces diecut and fusible, placed in individual packets for each block and border!  We also have the Aurifil thread set that coordinates with the Edyta Sitar batiks. The Aurifil link has two videos with Edyta showing the thread collection and the finished quilt that Shirley is working on.

 Come by the shop to see Shirley's applique work in person. You be amazed at how she can make that machine go and do.  Purchase one of these fabulous kits and ask her for a tip or two. You'll make friends with your machine too!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Classes for October

Here is the Class Schedule for October.  Call the shop at 336/765-9099 to register.
 Come join us!


Easy Crochet Cowl  2 sessions. $30 plus supplies. Tuesday, October 16 and 23, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  
This is an easy but interesting project for an advanced beginner or beyond.   You must already know "basic" crochet. Instructor: Karen Johnson.

Knitting Classes 

Beginning Knitting  $45 plus supplies. 4 sessions. 
Monday, October 15, 22, 29  and November 5, 10 a.m. - 12 noon
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 Socks using the Magic Loop--Top down $40 plus supplies. 3 sessions, Thursday, October 4, 11 and 18, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
Sock knitting is the perfect take-along project! In this class you will learn to knit socks from the cuff down using a long circular needle. You must know how to cast on, knit, purl, and rib.  Instructor: Martha Neely.

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 

Beginner Baby Quilt  $75 plus supplies. 4 sessions, Thursday, October 18, 25, November 1 and 8, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.  Max of 4 people.  
You will learn about color and value so you can pick out your fabrics after the first class if you like. I will teach you how to rotary cut and strip piece.  We will set the quilt and add borders.  This is a great class for true beginners or confident beginners who want to pick up some helpful tips.  I'll have a supply list for you at the first class with all my "favorite tools."  Instructor: Kathleen Baden.

Wool Applique Workshops  
Join Kathleen once a month for her wool applique workshop.  She has openings in her second Wednesday evening class (October 10, 6:00 until 8:00) and the third Monday (October 15) from 1-3 p.m.  Come see the beautiful wool samples in the shop.  Wool applique is fun, fast and addictive!  $20 per class.
Beginner 9-Patch   $65 plus supplies. 4 sessions, Sunday, October 28, November 4, 18 and 25,   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.

Beginning Hand Applique $50 (includes
 kit). 1 session, Saturday, October 27, 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. Click here to see the interior.

New! Kaleidoscope  $25 per class plus supplies for 4 sessions,  
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, 20, 27 and December 11. OR Saturday, January 12, 19 and 26, 2:00 - 4:00  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 lear
n 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! Theresa makes these quilts professionally, so you'll get great tips to give your t-shirt quilt the best!  
Instructor: Theresa Johnston-Crews.

Serendipity Sampler $25 per month. 5 sessions.  2nd Saturday beginning in January  9:30 - 11:30 a.m. OR 3rd Friday beginning in January 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 

Kim Diehl's Serendipity Sampler is a 5-month applique block of the month, perfect for the advanced beginner appliquer.  Kathleen will have some great tips on everything from circles to bias stem.  She will have the full-sized patterns and templates for each class.  The shop will have the book and kits are available.  Stop by and see the sample!  Instructor: Kathleen Baden

Classes for Smocking and Embroidery 

Candy Corn Bishop

Beginning Smocking   $45 includes supplies. 2 sessions: Tuesday, October 2 and 9, 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.
Santa Surprise

Picture Smocking $30 includes supplies. 1 session, Tuesday, October 16, 6-8 p.m. 
Learn to stack cables like a pro!  Bring small scissors. 

Holly/Hunter with Insert $50 plus supplies.  4 sessions. 
Tuesday, October 23, 30, November 6,  and 13, 6-8 p.m
Make the little boy or girl in your life this classic garment for the holidays and beyond.  You'll learn how to insert a smocked piece into any garment!   Add a blouse or turtleneck and make a great cool weather garment or use as a sunsuit in the summer. This is a great sewing class for beginners with or without smocking!

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

Monday, October 1, 2012

Dream Club: October

It's here!  The October Dream Club Yarn of the Month goes on sale this morning.  Come by and pick up your one-of a kind skein and exclusive pattern today.  We only have 10 skeins...

Also, today through October 15th, all Halloween fabrics are 35% off and all yarns containing cotton are 35% off.

Come see us!  When it's so wet and gray a boost of color is what we all need!

Happy Fall,