September Yarn and Dye Newsletter

Hello Fiberlovers!

Since the weather has been so cooperative, we have been dyeing yarn and silk on a very productive pace. It’s a wonderful day for me when I can be immersed with colors and dyes. And from the look of my hands, immersed is the right word.

We have widened our inventory and variety of needles. We now have Cubic’s, the square needles, that I am loving, and our next order will have the new Addi Rockets with the new sharper points.

I’ve decided to have a class on vat dye discharge printing. The dates are Sept. 17, 18, 19 all day. The first day is burning your designs and dyeing your silk. Second day we will steam the dyed silks and prepare the discharge and dyes. Third day we will print and steam. You will need a respirator, and wood-burning tools. If you do not have silk, I have silk available at wholesale prices. I supply everything else. Fee is $300 for the three days with a $50 deposit when you register. This is a very limited class so let me know as soon as possible if you are interested. LOTS OF FUN!

FYI: Peg is available for repairs and finishing your knitting, ($15 per hour). She is also available for teaching knitting and crochet, ($35 for two hours). Just call and make an appointment. She also is a whiz with sock knitting, so if you’ve always wanted to knit socks, but are a little bit intimidated, she will help you through the process. Just call and make an appointment.

You will now find vintage Japanese fabrics that can be purchased in amounts from very small to full kimono lengths. In addition, we have kimono and obi that can be purchased whole. These garments are high quality and in excellent condition. If you have an interest in Japanese kimono and obi fabrics, we just might have what you are looking for.

Don’t forget, our sale room is marked down to 30% ALWAYS…good bargains there!

See below for class times and dates.

KNITTING CLASSES

Are you a beginning knitter – or want to be? Already do basic knitting but
want to learn some new stitches? Are you having problems deciphering the
language of patterns? Want to learn sock knitting, or knit a simple jacket?
Call for an appointment and have one-on-one assistance at a time suited to
your schedule. Fee is $35 for two hours. 828 697-0630 Ask for Peggy.

CROCHET CLASSES

Peg is available for individual crochet lessons. Fee is $35 for two hours. 828 697-0630 Ask for Peggy.

YARN DYEING CLASS

Check to see when we are dyeing so you may enjoy watching, or better yet, take the class and dye yarns for yourself. Fee is $50 and purchase of your yarns (discounted for the class). It’s so much fun.

SILK DYEING CLASS – VAT DYE DISCHARGE PRINTING

Sept. 17, 18, 19 all day.
The first day is burning your designs into insulation foam board and dyeing your silk. Second day we will steam the dyed silks and prepare the discharge and dyes. Third day we will print and steam.

What you need to bring to this class: wood-burning tools and a respirator. If you do not have silk, I have silk available at wholesale prices.
I supply everything else. Fee is $300 for the three days with a $50 deposit when you register.
This is a VERY LIMITED class so let me know as soon as possible if you are interested. LOTS OF FUN!

WHAT WE TEACH:

If you are interested in learning any of the following:
Yarn Dyeing
Silk Painting
Silk Dyeing
Shibori Dyeing
Vat Dye Discharge printing

I will structure a class for a minimum of three (in some cases, a maximum of three), for one, two, or three-day classes. Let’s talk about what you’d like to learn. This is also a good opportunity to have some educational fun with family members visiting you. Family classes are so much fun!

FUN AND GAMES

Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 to 2. This is a social knit, with lots of
laughter. Come in and meet some very talented knitters who enjoy each
others company and seeing the work of our hands. Yarn purchases are
discounted on the days you knit with us. We are a very “relaxed” shop.

You can find yarns that we carry, or can get for you, at the following
websites. If we don’t have it on the shelf, we will gladly order for you.
We also subscribe to a Skeins List, which gives us an opportunity to find
discontinued and out of date yarns as well. If it can be found, we’ll find it
– and for you who live out of town, we will gladly send it to you.

Art Yarns www.artyarns.com
Classic Elite www.classiceliteyarns.com
Muench Yarns www.muenchyarns.com
Universal Yarns www.universalyarn.com
Mountain Colors www.mountaincolors.com
Southwest Trading Co. www.soysilk.com
Berroco www.berroco.com
Dale of Norway www.dale.no
Euro and KFI www.euroyarns.com
Plymouth Yarns www.plymouthyyarns.com
S.R.Kertzer www.kertzer.com
Tahki www.tahkistaceycharles.com
The Alpaca Yarn Co. www.alpacayarnco.com
Dark Horse Yarns www.darkhorseyarns.com

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Thank you for shopping with us. We appreciate your patronage and will do
whatever we can, to make your knitting experience more interesting and fun.
We look forward to helping you choose colors and textures for your next
project.

Sincerely,
Donna, Magdi, and Peggy