Mom's Day is coming!
Are you, like many of us, frustrated by fast fashion? Fast fashion is the cheap production of clothing that is often low-quality and low-cost. To keep costs low, production of fast fashion is often hugely polluting and they are well-known for their mistreatment and underpaying of workers.
There are lots of ways to reduce reliance on fast fashion, including thrifting (reuse/recycle), purchasing more expensive pieces that are made sustainably and ethically (only possible if you have the means - no judgment if you can't afford this option), and making your own.
If you knit, crochet, or weave, you can learn to make garments completely from scratch from the yarn up. If you spin, you can even make the yarn! Below is a list of some of our favorite resources for learning to make your own garments. We are also available to help you with your garment-making!
Knitting from the Top by Barbara Walker
Knitter's Handy Books by Ann Budd
Knit Garments Ravelry Search
Interweave Crochet Magazine
Crochet Garments Ravelry Search
3 Beginner-friendly Crochet Garments
Simple Woven Style (ebook)
Another way to reduce reliance of fast fashion is to upcycle your clothes. We'll talk about that one later - it's perfect for the embroiderers and needlepointers!
Be safe, be well, be kind!
-Caryn & the Yarnivore crew
We're CLOSED on Mom's Day!
Enjoy spending time with your loved ones (or away from them if that's better for you)
If you still need something quick and easy to make for Mom, may we suggest a treasure box? You make a small needlework piece and then "frame" it under glass in the box's lid. Afterwards, it can hold any little mementoes or accessories.
We also have Gift Cards available - and you can even send them electronically if you forget to get her something and need it while we're closed.
Featured Pattern & Yarn
Many of you already love Scheepjes Whirl, a fabulous gradient yarn made from a cotton/acrylic blend. We now also carry Whirlette, a solid color version that is a great companion yarn to your Whirl Projects. You can use Whirlette to extend your Whirl, like in the Abigail Fairy Dress we showed you last month, or as a contrast yarn.
This Lavender Trellis Wrap by Margje Enting is an intermediate level project that uses mosaic stitching. Adventurous beginners will soon learn that mosaic stitch uses slipped stitches to create gorgeous colorwork. This project uses Scheepjes Whirl and Whirlette in Brambleberry and Frost. Pattern available in-store, $2.25. (P.S., this yarn and pattern duo would make a great Mother's Day gift!)
Nancy is back with Needlepoint Santa's Workshop to help you get your needlepoint projects whipped into shape! Sign up here: Needlepoint - Santa's Workshop
Hours - We’re open 7 days a week (except some holidays)!
We'll be CLOSED on Mothers Day, Sunday, May 9!
In-store and online private lessons are available! Please call us at 210-979-8255 to schedule a lesson! Wendy, Dawn, and Nancy M. are all available to help you with your projects! Private Lessons can be scheduled outside of regular hours at the discretion of the teacher.
The Tip Jar
Storage for crochet hooks:
Try using cute pen cases! Moses keeps his Furls crochet hooks in a sliding stand-up pen pouch similar to this one. Wendy keeps her Addi Swings in a stay-open flat pouch like this one and her regular Susan Bates hooks in a Blue Q pencil case!
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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