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Schooooooool's Out For SUMMER!

June 6, 2019

In this issue:  Kids' Summer Craft Ideas   Shop News   The Tip Jar   Upcoming Classes

Kids' Summer Craft Ideas

School's out (or about to be) for summer, and you know what that means - kids telling you they're bored. Here are some ideas to keep them busy this summer! (ps. our teachers don't take a summer break - you can learn all summer long at Yarnivore!)

<— Kumihimo
This Japanese craft uses yarn, thread, or embroidery floss and a board with numbered slots to make decorative cords that can be used for friendship bracelets, belts, necklaces! You can even add beads!

Needle Felting —>
Make flat pieces or 3 dimensional toys or decor just by poking wool with sharp needles! This one is only for older kids, but it can make some pretty cool (note: the needles are SHARP and adult supervision is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!)

<— Pom-Pom making
Basic pom-poms are so fun and easy to make! And for the really creative kids, you can find tutorials on how to turn your pom-poms into 3-D toys and animals!

Knitting Looms —>
Loom knitting is a great introduction to the knitting world. The simplest knitting looms are the 4-pronged cord-looms (often called spool knitters or knitting dollies). There are also looms to make double-knit scarves, hats, baby things, and even socks!

<— Flower Loom
This little loom makes flowers of different shapes - round, square, or hexagonal. Use up leftover yarn, or use ribbon or strips of fabric for a cool look. You can stack the flowers together for fancy blossoms, and even sew them together to make scarves, hats, or home decor. They even make great homecoming mums!

Shop News

Featured Yarn and Pattern
Plymouth Yarns' Pendenza is a silky smooth yarn made of 100% Egyptian cotton (that's the good stuff!). It has undulating color changes that really catch the eye. One great technique to highlight the beauty of this kind of yarn is to do slipped stitch quilt-style knitting. The One Ball Cowl by Vanessa Ewing fits the bill perfectly! It shows off the color, sheen, and drape of this beautiful yarn with ease!

Regular & Upcoming Events
Every Tuesday at 1 pm - Yarnivorphans Meet-up at the Garden Tea Lounge
1st and 3rd Fridays - Friday Night Cravings here at Yarnivore
Saturday, June 15 - Spinners and Weavers Monthly Meet-Up at Yarnivore

Saturday, June 29 - Crafting My Chaos Trunk Show

The Tip Jar

Who sets the standards for yarn weights and pattern sizes? Well, here in the US, the Craft Yarn Council sets the standards for all sorts of things, including yarn weights, standard pattern sizes, and more. Yarn companies and designers aren't required to abide by the standards set by the CYC, but most major yarn mills and publishers do use the CYC standards.

Two-at-a-Time Top Down Socks

Tuesday, June 4, June 18, and July 2 from 6-8 pm, $48
Craft: Knitting
Teacher: Wendy

Want to knit both your socks at the same time, but prefer the fit of top-down socks? We can do that! We’ll do a classic top down sock, but with an optional pattern on the leg, with flap-and-gusset heel and a kitchener’d toe. Wendy will even teach you the Kitchener Stitch song!

Three 2-hour sessions

Knit and Crochet Workshop with Beate

EVERY Thursday from 1-3 pm, $18 per session
Craft: Knitting
Teacher: Beate

Need help with a project or technique? This 1-session class is a great way to get help and see what others are working on! Beate will help with reading patterns, reinforcing techniques, and building your confidence. Beate can assist with either knitting or crochet projects.

One 2-hour session

Crochet A Long: Sea Breeze Blanket

Choose Sundays (starting June 2) or Wednesdays (starting June 5) from 1-3 pm, $25
Craft: Crochet
Teacher: Beate

CAL (Crochet-A-Long) Leader Beate will hold weekly sessions for CAL participants, including either a weekday (Wed 1-3p) or weekend (Sun 1-3p) option. Meet ups begin June 2 (Sundays) or June 5 (Wednesdays), 1-3p.

Three 2-hour Crochet-A-Long

Knitting: My First Top Down Sweater

Wednesday, June 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 6-8 pm, $63
Craft: Knit
Teacher: Wendy

Perfect Fit From The Top Sweater Series

This is the basic top down sweater that works for EVERY body!

Learn to make a perfectly-fitted top-down sweater, with your choice of sleeve and neckline, in your favorite yarn. You’ll learn to take charge of your knitting, to convert any pattern to knit in the round, to knit seamlessly and to fit your own figure! You can make it light and short-sleeved for the summer, or heavy and warm – your choice!

Four 2-hour sessions

Start Well, End Well: the Best Cast-ons and Bind-offs

Thursday, June 6 & 13 from 6-8 pm, $33
Craft: Knit
Teacher: Wendy

Is your bind-off always too tight? Or is it loose, but sloppy? Do you wonder what to do when the pattern calls for a provisional cast-on? Then this is the class for you! We’ll learn all this, plus decorative, stretchy, stable, and even invisible cast-ons and bind-offs. Make your finished items look handmade, not homemade!

Two 2-hour sessions

Get Yer Block On!

Tuesday, June 11 from 6-8 pm, $18
Craft: Knit
Teacher: Wendy

What in the world is blocking? Do you block before or after sewing up? Do you block some types of projects differently than others? We’ll answer all these blocking questions in this class, and show you how to block with water or steam. We’ll also demonstrate how to use blocking wires.

One 2-hour session

Multishaft Weaving

Saturday, June 15 from 10 am-4 pm, $48
Craft: Weaving
Teacher: Debbi

Ready to learn more about weaving? This class is designed for students with some weaving knowledge (e.g., rigid heddle weaving). Students will learn indirect warping, threading a multi-shaft loom, and basic drafts.

One 2-hour session

Knitting Workshop
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Each session is $18
Upcoming sessions,
   Monday, June 17 from 6-8 pm
    Monday, July 1 from 6-8 pm
    Sunday, July 21 from 3-5 pm
Craft: Knitting
Teacher: Wendy

You know you love Wendy's tips and hints and wish she could help you with every project! Well, now she can! Bring your projects and we'll all learn together from each other's challenges. Make your knitting look professional and lose all your fears!

One 2-hour session


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