Friday, April 27, 2012

We've Got Our Beady Eyes On You!

 New Saturday Workshop Offered: 
Knit or Crochet your Mom a Beaded Bracelet for Mother's Day.
Saturday, May 5th 12-2pm.  $20.00 total cost (includes materials).  Pre-registration is required.

We've Got new Yarns in this week:
From HPKY comes a wonderfully soft and colorful Donegal Sock Yarn.

and From ICE Yarns we have an adorable assortment of Baby Flower Yarn.

Things to look forward to this month:  We have another very special guest artist scheduled for Pints and Purls (May 17th 6-8pm)  Samantha from Tessalit Fibers.

I absolutely love kettle-dyed yarns and their soft variations in hue. I've long coveted madelinetosh & Malabrigo; unfortunately for me, I work exclusively with plant fibers, and it's proven difficult to find yarns that meet my specifications.

I decided to learn how to dye, to see if I could emulate the effect on yarns I could knit with. Dyeing plant fibers is a bit more involved than dyeing animal fibers, and requires more chemicals. I wanted to find a way to marry my desire to be environmentally-sensitive with my passion for color. I read up on using natural pigments -- for example, bark shavings, leaves, flowers, seeds -- and dove in head-first. 

The result is some truly lovely yarn -- warm, vibrant tones and a bit of surprise with each batch.  -Samantha. 

Friday, April 13, 2012

I See Felted People!

This Thursday is Pints and Purls! Joan Lockwood will be joining us and bringing with her many of her felted people, animals and other wonderfully fuzzy creations. We meet at 7 Brides from 6-8pm.

New in the shop this week: New Books, New Yarn, New Knitscene! We have a fabulous selection of inspirational materials for your new, or next project.

Silverton's one and only bead shop (Beads 'N' More) is now offering 50% off of all glass beads....Just in time for our Knitting with Beads Class, coming up soon! Gather your size 5 & 6 beads now while they are on sale.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter!

This month we have a very special Guest Artist. Gretchen Wright will be displaying her beautiful hand-painted shoes, handbags and furniture for show and sell in our shop. Stop in and see a selection of her work or try on some shoes that are sure to put a bit of Spring in your step!

We have a new class schedule out, and a new lunch-time knit-a-long happening on Mondays. We would love for you to join us!

And keep in mind Silverton's Annual Pet-Parade which is coming up on May 19th. Knit something cute for your pet to wear and meet us at the park!