Friday, October 24, 2008


SPECIALS ~ Every month this fall, September through December 31st
Spend $10.00 in the yarn shop and receive 10% off in the coffee house.
Spend $20.00 in the yarn shop and receive 20% off in the coffee house.
Spend $50.00 or more and receive 25% off in the coffee house.

Yarn shop special ~
10% off all books in November

MIDDLE OF THE MITTEN FIBER ARTS MEETING ~ Saturday, November 1; 9 am – 4 pm
ROVING RUG CLASS with Letty Klein (see class description below)

KNITTING 101: Mondays, 6-8 pm; NOVEMBER 3, 10 & 17.

CROCHET 101: Mondays, 10-1; NOVEMBER 3, 10 & 17.

ROVING RUG CLASS: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST FROM 9 am -4 pm (approximately one hour break for lunch) with Letty Klein, author of "The Shepherds Rug"

(Photo from Letty's website)

Here are the particulars:

Have you always admired beautiful, functional and popular braided wool rugs? Would you like to design and create one for yourself or as a gift, perhaps something that will become a treasured heirloom? This class is for you! Students will prepare wool roving (processed sheep wool) into a braid in the morning, then the afternoon will be spent making your wool "braids" into a nice chair pad. You will need to bring about one pound of roving in 2-3 shades or colors, or if you do not have roving it will be available at the class. COST: $40 plus $10 equipment fee (additional roving is extra). Letty's book, "The Shepherd's Rug, will also be available to purchase (and to have Letty sign!), though you do not need to have the book to take the class.

This class is not just for those who raise sheep or have wool on hand to make the rug...all you need is the desire and ambition to create one of these lovely, functional works of art for the home. And not just pads, chair pads - use your imagination! Letty is a fun, encouraging and wonderful instructor - you will have a great time in this all day class! There is still room in the workshop, but the deadline to sign up is here! Please call Suzanne at Sip 'n Knit at 989-449-4444 ASAP.

ENTRELAC BASICS: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15 FROM 10-2:30 (1/2 HOUR FOR LUNCH). Entrelac is described as a geometric woven basket weave popular in the Scandinavia countries. Learn this basic technic and have fun expanding your knitting skills. You will need 1 or 2 skeins of boku yarn or 2 skeins of contrasting colores. Size 8 or 9- 13 or 18 inch circular needles available at the shop. Cost is $25. Instructor: Lucy Bromm

EMBELLISHMENTS: Monday, Nov. 3 & 10 from 6-8 pm or Sat. 8 & 15 from 10 –2.
Discover the fun and fashionable way to take any plain article of clothing or accessory and dress it up. In this class you will learn how to use a felting needle, a little wool and creativity to bring to life your boring old clothes or plain-jane item from purses to hats. Your imagination has no limits with this wonderful fiber art! COST: $25.00 plus supplies, which will be available for purchase the day of class. Bring any article of clothing or accessory you choose with you to embellish. INSTRUCTOR: Amy Mendoza

CROSS STITCH SCARF: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH 10 am -2:30 pm (1/2 hour break for lunch)
Learn to make a basic knitting stitch pattern and turn it into a scarf! This simple two-row pattern repeat will tweak your interest in expanding your horizons. You will need approx. 270 yrds of a hand dyed or variegated wool and a size 11 needle. (Materials are available from the shop). Cost is $25. INSTRUCTOR: LUCY BROMM

December Yarn Shop specials ~
10% sock yarns

We have no classes scheduled in December.

Friday, December 19 will be the Middle of The Mitten Fiber Arts group "slumber party" We had so much fun last year, we thought we needed to make this an annual event! Look for more details on this fun evening coming in your e-mail later this fall.

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