Friday, May 29, 2009

June is for Weddings

I have been working on the new window display these last few days and thinking about June and weddings.
I guess partly because June 1st is Jim's and my 24th Anniversary.
But it all starts with the wedding doesn't it? Some are simple, some are ornate but all are special to the couple. A public declaration of love for one another.

Since I have been thinking about weddings my window is becoming a knitted wedding theme. White knitted lace and flowers and froth. How and what does one do for a knitted wedding?
Well, I happened across an article in spring/summer Vogue 2008 that featured a knit wedding. All things knit including the cake!

What can you do to include knitted items in a friends wedding?

Lets start with the Bridal Shower. Mason Dixon Knitting has several great ideas including the Ballband Dishcloth Or the Moss Grid Hand Towel

The suggested yarn for this project is Louet's Euroflax Sport and although I do not have it on the shelves I can order it for you! I have the colour charts in the shop ready for your perusal!

Can you imagine drying dishes with hand knit Linen??? MMMM....

For a

little bit of fun you could knit the Felted Boxes to store gift items in!

Stay tuned to the next post for Wedding Gift suggestions!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009

I am still here!!

Ok ....

I started a post and it got eaten! I will attempt to remember all that I was so eloquent about.

Creativity has been pouring out of me lately. I completed 2 more canvases that combine my fiber art and paint. Both are hanging in the shop so pop in to see!

Right now I am working on a Bra for Mardi Bra. Mardi Bra is a fund raiser for Priness Margaret and breast cancer research. Artists create bras to be modeled and to be bid on. The money made goes to help fight Breast Cancer. I have chosen to do Marigolds because Whitby was once the "Home of the Marigold" In the photo above the left one is just the base that I am building on. On the right one I have started to build the petals of the flower. I'll keep you updated on the progress!

Just in are 5 colours of Misti Alpaca Sock Yarn. They need to be petted! so come on in!!

There are 2 free patterns available for this gorgeous yarn. One is a sock pattern with sizes from child to large man. The other is a lovely lace scarf pattern. You will get to chose one of the free patterns with the purchase of one skein. Buy 2 skeins - get both!

In the previous post I let you all know about the rug hooking class that will be on Saturday, May 23rd from 1 PM to 4PM. There are only 6 spots left so if you are interested in learning rug hooking basics make sure to sign up soon!
I have finished my sample and really enjoyed my first project!

It really is a fun way to use up left over yarns for quick little projects such as coasters and placemats. I hope you'll join the class!

The Knit A Long for Vickie's newest Shawl pattern begins at the end of this month. The SeaSilk is on its way as I write.

If you would like to join the class to get the shawl started on May 30th at 10 AM let me know. The KAL kit costs $45 and the class is $10.

Pictured here is her shawl knit up in the Ocean colour.

Make sure to stop in as well to see the sale yarns! They have been caught lying down on the job and they need to go!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Rug Hooking Class

East Coast Rug Hooking Workshop

Looking for a way to use up your bits and bobs of yarns, fabric leftovers, ribbons and other "scraps"? Join Jennifer Archer for her East Coast Rug Hooking workshop.

Rug Hooking Basics:

The Tree of Life Saturday, May 23; 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: $35 plus kit ($45)
We will be creating a gorgeous Tree of Life rug hooking piece! Choose the season of your tree design and get a good handle on the wonders of rug hooking techniques!

Turn these works of art into wall hangings, pillows, bags ...whatever suits your fancy!!!

This will be a fun afternoon!

Please bring:· Fabric Scissors · cash for purchasing extra kits and equipment (if desired) directly from teacher Kit ($45)

Includes:· Choice of Season · Pattern on burlap backing · 14" sturdy quilt/hook Frame (if you bring a frame reduce $10 from kit price) · All wool required to complete rug · Rug Hook

You will learn:·

How to Hook! ·

How to Strip using a stripper and scissors ·

How to mix fabrics and colours
Instructor: Jennifer Archer