We all started our crafting journey with an inspiration to learn. Even the experts began with just an idea of what they wanted to learn and then grew their skills one stitch at a time. Crafters of all kinds celebrate mastering new skills and making things, whether it's crocheted, knitted, woven, needlepointed, or spun.
As we prepare for the new year (good riddance 2020), we thought we'd share our ideas on learning, including ways to learn while we continue to socially distance (and can we just say that we wish we'd never had to learn that phrase? WE MISS YOU!).
If you're trying to polish your skills at home, check out Deja Joy's website, Knit and Crochet Ever After. Deja Joy has a variety of knit, crochet, and other tutorials, like her review and instructional video of the Clover Pom Pom Maker. She also has a series of left-hand crochet videos (and right-hand ones, too). We like this source because of the variety of tutorials, professional quality, and instruction quality.
Deja Joy is also a designer and she offers free and paid patterns, like the crocheted Hooded Scarf and Cabled Owl Washcloth. Her patterns include an instructional video and pdf. Pair the scarf with any worsted weight (i.e., medium-#4) yarn, like Berroco Ultra Wool or Scheepjes Eliza, and the washcloth with any worsted weight cotton yarn, Universal Yarn Clean Cotton Multi or Cotton Supreme.
Tune in next week for more suggestions for online learning!
Be well, be safe, be kind!
-Caryn & the Yarnivore crew
Through New Years Eve!
Y'all know that we prefer to play with yarn and not count it, right? To help you help us, we're offering an additional 20% off on all clearance items (orange tagged) and 30% select kits, like Harrisville Designs Felted Kits, Strung by Shawna string art kits in Holiday/Winter, Spring, and All Season. Black Sheep Goods DIY Tapestry Weaving kits and Katrinkles Ornament kits (stocking, hat, and mittens) are also marked down this week. Because of technical limitations, the additional discounts are only available in-store.
All regular classes are currently on hold until we can safely seat up to 6 students in the classroom. We'll let y'all know when we can offer them again. Until then, we're offering most of our class material in private lessons.
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