IMPORTANT: THE SHOP IS CLOSED UNTIL FRIDAY, MARCH 21st. as most of you already know, i will be a vendor for the first time as a yarn shop at the pittsburgh knit & crochet festival at the 4 points sheraton north march 14-16. check out their website: pittsburgh knit and crochet.com
if you have a chance to come out, i am booth number 41. i am really excited and anxious about my first show as a yarn shop. yes, i’m used to setting up as a knitter and felter but its so different this time, taking my yarns and figuring out the best way to maximize a 10 x 10 space.
if you need a yarn fix or are in dire need, you certainly can call me and stop over to get what you need but other than that, the place will be more disorganized than usual packing for the show.
ANOTHER GOOD ANNOUNCEMENT: WELCOME LUCY!!!
lucy was born friday february 21 to mathilda. mathilda is a very good mom and i know she is well taken care of! more to be born soon! she is named after my mom’s next door neighbor who is now in her 90’s!
MARCH BIRTHDAYS! (this newsletter i am including all birthdays in the month of march, instead of just the first two weeks) so birthday wishes go out to
alice c. on 3/3; kay f on 3/11; diane p on 3/21; and kathy a on 3/25. don’t forget to come get your birthday certificates ladies!
door prize winner from february – dorothy gerhard! dorothy was here last friday with her daughter and 3 beautiful granddaughters, all with different shades of blue eyes!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
thursday march 6: purlin girls meet at the bean
saturdays march 1, 8, and 15: craftique fiber art group at craftique
wednesday, march 5: baby sweater KAL meet at raggz (weather permitting)
shop CLOSED til march 21st
UPCOMING CLASS REMINDER:
monday, march 24 at 1:00 jump ring bracelet pair
wednesday, march 26 at 1:00 nancy’s finishing class
monday, march 31 at 1:00 cuff class (second class april 7)
see my website for details on the class: raggzfiberart.com
RECENT CLASS UPDATE:
on again/off again class went very well and the students learned ten different ways to cast on and bind off, all with their own usefulness or look.
it’s always nice to learn a variety of ways to do this and have the option of adding, for example, a picot edge (bind off OR cast on) to a scarf, hat, or baby item.
from wool to wonderful felt flowers class
one of the fun things about teaching a class is that i ALWAYS learn some thing too! the ladies made gorgeous multi colored flowers and added them to the string of hand dipped lights to make such a beautiful addition to a room. i, myself, had been making my flowers one color other than the centers but my students, being much more colorful than i, went off and used colors i wouldn’t have thought of putting together but they were gorgeous! maia had to leave for an appointment early, so her lights are not featured below but check these out:
kathy working hard trying to get that roving to felt!
looks a little like elf hats sitting in a row, doesn’t it?
SEE WHAT FUN YOU ARE MISSING? I WILL BE TEACHING THIS CLASS AGAIN IN THE SPRING!
|marlene’s finished light string|