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October 30, 2023

In this issue:  Introducing: Jackie!   Upcoming Classes and Events   Shop News   The Tip Jar   Contact info

Introducing: Jackie!!Jackie, a middle aged white woman with a shoulder length light-brown bob and wispy bangs, smiles gently at the camera. She appears medium sized and is shown from waist up. She's wearing a black & grey striped sweater and a delicate silver cross pendant. She's standing in front of the cross-stitch cubbies at Yarnivore.
A consummate cross-stitcher and fabulous finisher! 

We would like to introduce a new member of our staff: Jackie!

Jackie learned to crochet, embroider, and sew as a child. She began cross stitching in the late 90's. In 2009, she bought half ownership of Stitches From The Heart (a cross-stitch store), just before retiring from USAA in March 2010. The shop, sadly, closed at the end of 2021.

Jackie is an amazing cross stitcher! She also does do almost all types of cross stitch finishing work - framing, sewing, embellishment.

Her first group class will be a Cross Stitch Workshop on November 11 at 1 pm. She's also available for private lessons for cross stitch, embroidery, and finishing.

If you have a cross-stitch piece and you want expert finishing, Jackie is available privately for finishing work. In the photo below, you'll see own cross stitch and embroidery work.

We are thrilled that Jackie has joined us at Yarnivore!

Happy Stitching!

An example of Jackie's work - top left a cross stitched heart-shaped pillow in red and white on a beige background, top right embroidered pansies on a quilt square, bottom left, a cross-stitch pink puppy frolicking in the flowers on a gingham background, bottom right two stand-up soft cross-stitch sculptures of bunnies that resemble the American Gothic painting

Upcoming Classes
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Upcoming events and classes with available openings are listed below. Click the class name to learn more and to register or call us at 210-979-8255. Space is limited and sign-ups close a week before class begins, so sign up now! 

An orange knitted swatch on a bamboo needle. The edges are garter stitch, the center is stockinette. There are holes, dropped stitches and other mistakes visible. Text reads Oh No! I dropped a stitch! Help!!Fixing Knitting Mistakes - Masks Required
Yes, you can fix it! No, you don't have to rip it all out!
Wendy will show you how!
Sunday, November 5 from 1-5 pm
$40 (supplies are provided)


a comic showing Lucy from Charlie brown, but with pink hair, sitting at a lemonade stand type booth, with text that reads Knitting Help 5 cents. The Doctor is INKnitting Workshop with Wendy - Masks Required
Come knit with Wendy! This is for knitters of any skill level with any kind of project!
Learn with others in a friendly, supportive environment!
Every other Monday at 1 pm until the end of the year
$20 (use your own supplies or buy them at Yarnivore for 10% off)
Upcoming dates & availability-
  Monday, November 13 at 1 pm - 3 seats available
  Monday, November 27 at 1 pm - 4 seats available

a close up of brown hands working on a blue crochet projectHooker Helpdesk with Moses - Masks Appreciated, but not required
Come pick Moses' brain in this workshop-style class
Get some helpful tips to make your hook happy and your project beautiful!
Two sessions this November
$20 (use your own supplies or buy them at Yarnivore for 10% off)
Upcoming dates & availability-
  Saturday, November 11 at 1 pm - 4 seats available
  Saturday, November 18 at 1 pm - 4 seats available

Two cross stitch patterns (one with dogs and cats and one floral pillow) on a beige aida-cloth background with lettering that reads Cross Stitch WorkshopCross-Stitch Workshop with Jackie - Masks Required
Get help on your cross stitch projects and see what others are stitching!
Jackie will answer your questions and help solve your problems!
Thursday, November 16 at 1 pm
$20 (use your own supplies or buy them at Yarnivore for 10% off)


A close up of needlepoint with texture and color stitches in pink, yellow, red, brown, and greenStitching Workshop with Nancy - Masks Appreciated, but not required
Bring your needlepoint or cross stitch projects for support, problem-solving, and camaraderie!
Stitch and make friends!
Every other Sunday, with one session at 1 pm and another at 3 pm
$20 (use your own supplies or buy them at Yarnivore for 10% off)
Upcoming dates & availability-
   Sunday, December 10 at 1 pm - seats available   
   Sunday, December 10 at 3 pm - 4 seats available

Shop NewsA white woman with long brown hair is shown from thighs up. She's facing the camera and standing hip-shot. She's wearing a striped vest handknit with self-striping yarn in shades of blue and green with cable patterns on the front over a white turtleneck and blue jeans

Featured Yarn & Pattern
We love a good self-striping yarn! Sirdar's new chunky Jewelspun with Wool is a machine washable, squishy-soft yarn with 20% wool. It's great for easy sweaters and wraps - perfect for autumn weather! 

Sirdar has lots of beautiful patterns for Jewelspun with wool, including both knit and crochet. Shown at right is the Coral Reef Vest from their Ocean Treasures Collection. This vest pattern is knitted from the bottom-up and would make a great layer, or wear it alone on warmer days! Pattern is $5 in-store or on Ravelry, or $4.45 on

Hours this week
11-5 Monday-Wednesday
11-7 Thursday
11-5 Friday & Saturday
12-5 Sunday

Upcoming Events
Friday Night Cravings - Friday, November 10 from 5-7 pm
Spinner Saturday - Saturday, November 18 from noon-4 pm

Private Lessons
In-store and online private lessons are available! Please call 210-979-8255 to schedule a lesson! Wendy, Moses, Nancy, and Jackie are all available to help you with your projects! Private Lessons can also be scheduled outside of regular hours at the discretion of the teacher.

clip art of a clear mason jar with three balls of yarn inside, one red, one green, one purple. The label on the jar reads Tip JarThe Tip Jar

Remember to take breaks and move around!

Sometimes, we can get really into our stitching and find that we've been sitting in the same position for hours - and that can cause some serious pain! If you often forget to take breaks, set some alarms or timers on your phone so that it will remind you to get up, get a snack and a drink and move around a little bit!

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