Enjoy Some Ahhh-gust Fun!
It's time to kickback a little - smell the flowers, sip frosty drinks and relax.
5 great projects selected by our staff for late summer fun and low-key awesomeness!
1970s Hippie Style Crochet!
Granny Square How-To
1970s hippie style is having a comeback, that thin line between retro and modern, or the nostalgia for our grandmothers’ artisanship… Whichever the reason, this summer, crochet is everywhere! And among the crochet techniques, the granny square is, without a doubt, this season’s top trend. Get hooked on the charm and benefits of granny squares!
-Katia online post June 2022
Great back-to-school fun for high school and college students and hip moms, aunts and grandmas!
Instructor: Christine Weiss
Class Fee includes 1 skein yarn + crochet hook
Must know and have some experience with foundation chain and single crochet, double crochet helps too but not required.
Click here for pattern ideas from Katia
This Katia post shares 10 granny square patterns to create tops, dresses, bags, vests, headbands, or cardigans. Discover the versatility of the crochet granny square beyond classic blankets.
Instructor: Christine Weiss
Easy Peasy! Lemon Squeezy! Linen Stitch Scarf
There is just something utterly addicting about knitting together tiny, bright skeins of fingering weight yarn, watching the shades shift below your fingertips as the strands form new and glorious color combinations. Knit this scarf by using up all those little bits of leftover yarn you’ve been saving like a dragon guarding its hoard, or collect more from others. Then make it yours by knitting it big or little, wide or thin, in a random cacophony of color or with a subtle, ordered transition. Or use a fun, full skein of yarny awesome and achieve your own work of art!
This scarf uses the linen stitch, so named because it looks similar to a woven linen fabric. The stitch uses simple slipped stitches to create a dramatic finished project and is knit lengthwise to most accurately replicate the style of a woven garment.
You'll also learn a bit of optional embroidery to totally wow everyone who sees you!
Are you in? We thought so! Join us for this great technique class and get started on fabulous holiday gift - or something beautiful just for you!
We like the Mini Mania Scarf designed by Sarah Core available free on Ravelry
Instructor: Tiffany Perry
Enjoy these fun projects that our own staff members are having fun making this summer! It's a great time to visit with them and sink into color, texture and that relaxing Ahhh-gust feeling!
We've Got Your Bag! Eileen Tote
Make this felted tote designed by Kate Jackson Knits to hold several of your knitting projects at once! It is a quick fun knit with exciting color possibilities. Hold two strands of yarn together, one self-striping, the other striped by you. Easy, fun and you'll learn some great knitting techniques too - knitting in the round, i-cord bind-off, striping, knitted strap and felting!
Level: Beginner friendly, must know knitting basics
Instructor: Randi Russell
Melt Your Heart Cuties!
Snowman Garland (Again)
Festive, fun project to jumpstart your holiday gift-giving and decorating! Needle felt these little cuties for a great mantle display or use on a magically, wonderful garland! Learn the basics of needle felting - which is all you need!
Thanks to doodlewithagluegun for creating these snowy friends!
Instructor: Linda Schaefer
Class Size: 6 students
Arty Fun! Make Your Own Cards Using Buttons
Learn how to make pretty cards for any occasion! This is a special artist-in-residence get-together with Debbie Hall, sister of The Artful Yarn's owner, Cathy Hougan.
Bring some of your old buttons! We'll provide some buttons too along with blank notecards, adhesives and felt pens. You can bring any other arty supplies you have too.
Instructor: Debbie Hall
Ages 9 to adult
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