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May 6, 2024

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

Little Did We Know...
How Many Fabulous Crafting Memories We Have!

As we celebrate the moms and other maternal figures in our lives this week, we thought it would be fun to share our appreciation for the ways our families have contributed to our crafting. 9 images of vintage crocheted, knitted, and tatted projects

Many of us learned to crochet, knit, sew and stitch from grandmothers, mothers and other family. Little did we know then that those lessons would lead us to a lifetime of stitching and that our memories would keep our loved ones near in heart and mind. Among our staff, we had fun sharing memories and pictures. Here are a few tidbits from our staff discussion:

Suzy still has her granny’s patterns, including the Knit O Graf (35¢!) for an adorable red child’s sweater that her granny made. Suzy used the same pattern to make a pink version for her daughters, adding the duck detail on the back. They look fabulous after all these years!

Cathy shared that her mom taught her and her two sisters to crochet when they were young, and she showed off her mom’s crocheted table cover. She also shared that her grandmother tatted and made bed linens for each grandchild. Imagine the sweet dreams you’d have with your grandmother’s handiwork to rest your head on!

Image of 2 women sitting outside knitting in 1923Caryn learned to crochet and knit from her grandmas. She even has pictures of her grandma and great aunt knitting (1923) and her grandma crocheting (circa 1965). She also still has two crocheted afghans, a scrap blanket from her grandma and a similar one that Caryn made in high school. Finally, she shared a photo of her oldest son's newborn clothes knit by her sister.

These stories are all reminders of how long our projects last and how grateful we are to our crafty mentors! Whether you have similar memories or are creating your own with your family and friends, we hope you find a minute to share!

Happy Mother’s Day y’all!

 -Caryn and the Yarnivore Crew
P. S. Yarnivore will be CLOSED for Mother's Day, Sunday May 12.

Upcoming ClassesClick the title or thumbnail to learn more and to register.
You can also call us at 210-979-8255. Space is limited and sign-ups close a week before class begins, so sign up now! Supplies sold separately for most classes; use your own supplies or buy them at Yarnivore for 10% off).

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Knitting Workshop with Suzy 
Bring your projects and questions; Suzy will answer your questions and will break down the principles involved so that everyone can learn! One 2-hour session
Upcoming dates & availability
  Thursday, May 14 at 12 pm - 4 seats available
  Thursday, May 21 at 12 pm - 4 seats available
                                 Thursday, May 28 at 12 pm - 4 seats available
picture of a handmade sockLearn Hardanger with Jackie!
Hardanger embroidery typically uses white thread on white even-weave cloth to create beautifully sculptured stitching. In this class, Jackie will teach you the basics of hardanger and you'll make a small heart that can be finished into an ornament or other decorative piece.
One 3-hour session, fee includes most supplies (students should bring small, pointy sharp scissors)
Upcoming dates & availability: Wednesday, May 15, 11:30a - 2:30p - 4 seats available
felted bag with leather handlesKnit the Felted Swirl Bag with Denise! 
Ready to add to your basic knitting skills? Denise will teach you a few new tricks, including reading a pattern, picking up and knitting along the side of knitted fabric, and introduce you to felting.
One 2-hour session, includes bag pattern.
Upcoming dates & availability: Saturday May 18 at 12p - 2pm - 5 seats available
Needlepoint flowersStitching Workshop with Nancy
Bring your needlepoint or cross stitch projects for support, problem-solving, and camaraderie!
One 2-hour session
Upcoming dates & availability-
Sunday, May 26 at 1 pm - 3 seats available   
                                 Sunday, May 26 at 3 pm - 4 seats available
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!
One 2-hour session
Upcoming dates & availability-
  Monday, May 27 at 2pm - 1 seat available
                                Monday, June 10 at 2pm - 3 seats available
Hooker Helpdesk aka Project CPR 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!
One 2-hour session
Upcoming dates & availability:  Saturday, June 1 at 1 pm - 4 seats available
Beginning Crochet
Get started crocheting with Moses! You'll learn the four basic crochet stitches (chain, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet) and the skills to do them well.
Two 2-hour sessions

Upcoming dates & availability-
   Saturday, June 8 & 15 at 1 pm - 4 seats available

Shop Newsvarious lenny mud yarn bowls

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More Lenny Mud mugs, travel mugs, and yarn bowls have arrived in time for Mother's Day! In addition to your favorites, we have several new designs, including Blue Willow, Mushroom and Moon, Pink Daisy, and Strawberries.

11-5 Monday-Tuesday
11-7 Wednesday-Friday
11-5 Saturday & 12-5 Sunday
NOTE: Yarnivore will be CLOSED Sunday, May 12 for Mother's Day and Sunday, June 16 for Father's Day.
Upcoming Events

Bad Frog Yarn will be back on Saturday, May 11 (11a-4p) with their limited edition Pride colors!



Texas Prairie Fiber Co trunk show Saturday, May 25 (11a-4p).


Private Lessons
Learn 1x1 or in small groups with your choice of project or technique! Visit us or call 210-979-8255 to schedule.

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This tip is from Suzy's granny: You may find it easier to read your pattern as you go. Sometimes, reading ahead can be confusing or make the project sound too difficult. Working each row as it comes sounds like a lovely idea for a nice spring afternoon!

Do you have a tip idea? We're happy to share it, just reply to this newsletter!

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