Posts Tagged ‘Fabric Shop’

Winter Break Classes a HUGE Success

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

We couldn’t have had more fun during Winter Break.  Classes were full and fun!

Fashion Illustration Class

Fashion Illustration Class

Youth Knit

Youth Knit

Youth Knit

Youth Knit

Sew your own PJ bottoms

Sew your own PJ bottoms

Sew your own PJ bottoms

Sew your own PJ bottoms

Wet felted geodes

Wet felted geodes

Wet Felted Geodes

Wet Felted Geodes

Wet Felted Geodes

Wet Felted Geodes

Winter 2010 Schedule Photos – Knit Classes

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Images of the 2010 schedule!  Some of the knit classes!  Remember!  All Knit and Crochet classes are 1/2 off registration January and February!  Sign up soon!

Clapotis Knit Along - Designer Kate Gilbert

Krishell is leading this knit along and Carly and I are both taking it!  Can’t wait to see what yarns everyone selects!  Gonna be fun…

Clapotis Knit Along

Clapotis Knit Along

Clapotis Knit Along

Clapotis Knit Along

Reclamation Scarf – Designer Stephanie Japel

Reclamation Scarf

Reclamation Scarf

Reclamation Scarf

Reclamation Scarf

Aestlight Shawl - Designer The Shetland Trader

Aestlight Shawl

Aestlight Shawl

Aestlight Shawl

Aestlight Shawl

Scroll Lace Scarf – Ysolda Teague Pattern

scroll lace scarf 1

Knit your man a hat…doesn’t Krishell’s man look  happy?

Knit Your Man a Hat!

Knit Your Man a Hat!

Knit Your Man a Hat

Knit Your Man a Hat

Knit your Man a Hat

Knit your Man a Hat

Beginning Color Stripe Scarf

Beginning Color Strip Scarf

Beginning Color Stripe Scarf

Mitered Square Scarf – Katy’s Pattern!  Here are some squares in the works…and the finished scarf!  LOVE this!  Made with Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight.  Sooooo soft!

mitered square scarf class

mitered square scarf class

Mitered Square Scarf

Mitered Square Scarf

Mitered Square Scarf

Mitered Square Scarf

Baby Booties 101… COME ON!  These are the cutest!

Baby Booties 101

Baby Booties 101

Mock Cable Afghan Class

Mock Cable Afghan Class

Mock Cable Afghan Class

Knit a Sweater! Oat Couture Bijoux Blouse – THIS IS A WEEKDAY, DAYTIME CLASS!!

A classic A-line with 3/4 length sleeves, ideal for making you and your favorite necklace the center of attention.
Knit in worsted or chunky. Finished sizes: 36 (39, 42, 45, 48, 51, 54)” [91.5 (99, 107, 114, 122, 129.5, 137) cm] at bust.

Knit a Simple Sweater Class

Knit a Simple Sweater Class

Tour of our shop!

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Brick Alley Building

Brick Alley Building

 Our building is the first brick building on the river side when you get into Stillwater from the South.   The parking lot preceeding our building is FREE parking from November – May (even though it says pay park)  and if you can find a spot, the Brick Alley parking lot on Nelson Street behind our building is FREE all year long for our customers!

 

 

Darn Knit Anyway Storefront

Darn Knit Anyway Storefront

 

Lower Level

Lower Level

 Our lower level houses our boutique and our worsted weight yarn collections.  Our classroom is also on this level.

Lower Level Boutique

Lower Level Boutique

 

Counter Lower Level

Counter Lower Level

 
 
Upper Level top of the stairs

Upper Level top of the stairs

This is the upper level of our shop.  Our fabrics are on the wall to the right and our chunky and bulky yarns are in the cases on the left.  If you look closely, you’ll see the lounge in the back!

sock, fingering, sport weight yarns

sock, fingering, sport weight yarns

The other side of the bulky and chunky yarns is where we keep our sport, fingering and sock weight yarns.  You can see our kid spot in the back of the shop!

Kid Spot

Kid Spot

We promise your kids will be happy in our kid spot!  Chalk, color crayons, paper, cars, trains, books…you’ll get a good 15 minutes of shopping time in! 

Our Lounge

Our Lounge

If the kids aren’t quite ready to go…pull out your project or a magazine and put your feet up a while!

Upper level view from the lounge

Upper level view from the lounge

The tour is almost complete.  This is a view of the upper level from the back of the shop.  This shot gives you a better veiw of our terrific fabrics!

Lower level as seen from the top of the stairs

Lower level as seen from the top of the stairs

This is a shot of the lower level taken from the top of the stairs.  Our classroom space is through the opening on the right wall.

Our Classroom

Our Classroom

Finally our classroom!  We have plenty of room for classes of all types and sizes.  We are excited to have you join us!

Our Boutique Artists

Monday, October 19th, 2009
Boutique

Boutique

We are pleased to be selling some amazing items made by MN and WI artists.

Our Fabric Collections

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Our Fabric Wall

Our Fabrics

Amy Butler

  • Belle Collection
  • Daisy Chain Collection
  • Midwest Modern Collection
  • Love Collection (coming soon!)
  • All Amy Butler Patterns

Alexander Henry

  • Canyon Path
  • Birdsong
  • Laurel Canyon
  • Canyon Flutter
  • Senor Burrito
  • Inky Wings
  • Future Ella
  • Heavy Equipment
  • The Great Outdoors
  • Pure Muscle
  • Kiko

Micheal Miller

  • Patty Young Andalucia Collection
  • Patty Young Mezzanine
  • Dick and Jane
  • Basic Dots
  • 10th Anniversary
  • Black and White

Freespirit

  • Urban Flannels
  • Del Hi
  • Oh Boy!
  • Snow Flower

 

 

Open Knit Night Thursday!

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

We scheduled our first Open Knit Night! 

Thursday 10/22 and EVERY Thursday from 6pm – 8pm in the Lounge! 

Bring a project you are working on, need some help with or just want to show off!  Amy B will be there to talk you through a pattern or just admire your work.  We will have coffee, tea and water.  If you want your own beverage, feel free to bring it along!  

Remember, the lounge is always open for you.  Turn on your favorite TV show or just watch the river flow by!

See you Thursdays!

Oh yeah…its free!

Mitten Class Starting Tuesday 10/27

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Hands getting cold? Ready to make some mittens? Join us from 6:30 – 8:30pm Tuesday 10/27 and Tuesday 11/3.
Supply list to follow! Call us to reserve your space.
Cost $30

New Classes Added

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Uncommon T’s – Embroidery 101 $20
Saturday, October 24th 10am-12.
Learn a few simple embroidery stitches to embellish your favorite t-shirt. Bring a t-shirt, tank, or onesie and we will spruce it up with a hand-stitched design using backstitch, Chinese knots and more. We will also talk about some tips and tricks to working with knit fabrics, blending different threads and more.
Supply list:
Bring a t-shirt, tank, onesie or similar clothing item. Smooth t-shirt weight knits work best – fleece or sweater knits are more challenging. Any color, even printed knits are fine. Make sure it is washed and dried before you come. An assortment of embroidery thread 2-5 colors, embroidery needles, and embroidery hoop any size between 4 and 8 inches. Optional but helpful: pincushion, small sharp scissors

Ages 10 and up welcome
Instructor: Becka Rahn
Skill Level Beginner

Beginning Spinning: Two Day Workshop
$110
Saturday and Sunday, November 15th and 16th 10am – 4pm
Learn how to spin your own yarn! This workshop introduces spinning and plying on a drop spindle and spinning wheel with time to practice both techniques. Learn about different types of wool, wool preparations, drafting, and basic carding.
*You do not need to own a drop spindle or spinning wheel to take this class. They will be provided for your use. If you do have a wheel or spindle, please let us know if you plan to bring it to class when you register.
Materials fee: $25 (includes fiber and covers spindle and wheel rental fees).
Instructor: Jen Cuff

Embroidered Holiday Ornaments $20
Tuesday December 8th 6-9 pm
Make frosty ornaments spangled with sequins and stitches. Learn a handful of embroidery stitches that you can combine to make embellishments of snowflakes and stars and then several ways make finished edges. We will stitch on felt shapes and hang them from ribbons. A beautiful handmade gift that you will treasure for years.
Supply list:
1-2 sheets of felt in a color of your choice, 1 skein of embroidery thread in that color plus one that is a couple of shades darker or lighter, 1 yard of narrow ribbon that matches or coordinates with your color. 1 sheet of white or cream colored felt, white/cream embroidery thread, embroidery needle. Optional but helpful: pincushion, small sharp scissors.
Instructor: Becka Rahn

One Yard Laptop Bag $30
Monday, December 14th 6-9pm
Based on Becka’s pattern from the One Yard Wonders book, you get hands-on help (from the designer) making your own custom laptop sleeve. Choose your fabric – anything from sleek and classy to whimsical prints. We will measure to fit your laptop, you can customize your bag with a cute applique and stitch it up in an evening. Bring your laptop and your sewing machine, or use one of our machines.. A little sewing experience is helpful – beginners welcome!
Supply list.
A copy of the One Yard Wonders book.
1 yard of any fabric you like. Home dec weight is best. Regular cotton is fine too, but might not be quite as durable. Please choose a woven fabric – no knits or fleece.
Thread to match.
1/2 yard of thin cotton batting. (I prefer Warm N Natural or Warm n White.)
6 inch piece of sew-on velcro (1/2 in – 1 in wide)
A basic kit of sewing supplies – scissors, straight pins, seam ripper, extra machine needles, extra bobbins
Your sewing machine in good working order. Be sure to bring all the cords and the manual if you have it.
Your laptop

What are your kids doing this weekend?

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Wondering what to do with your kids this MEA weekend? We have the answer! Drop them off for one of our classes and come back and pick them up later…maybe spend some time shopping downtown Stillwater!

Schools Out for MEA – Classes for Kids
Oct 15th and 16th ages 7+      $25 each class (supplies included)

Sweet Dreams
Thursday 15th
9:30am-12:00pm
Ready for a good nights sleep! While learning the basics of hand sewing, each student will design and sew their own sleep mask and pillow. No prior knowledge of sewing necessary.

Wet Felting Geodes

Thursday 15th
12:30pm-3:00pm
Learn all about the process of wet felting while creating a colorful felt geode. The outside looks like a gray rock and in the inside will reveal wonderful surprises when we cut them open. Dress for wet messes.

Wet Felting Geodes
Friday 16th
9:30am-12:00pm

Wet Felt Geodes Class

Wet Felt Geodes Class

Stuffed Monsters
Friday 12:30-3:00pm
Design and sew your very own scary, funny or sweet monster. Hand sewing techniques will be taught.

Finger knit scarves
Saturday, October 17th 10-12pm
Saturday, October 17th 1-3pm
Ages 7+
Haven’t tried to knit with needles yet? Finger knitting is a great way to see what it is all about. We will make skinny scarves and finish them off with pom-poms.
Finger knit scarves is a Special Family Class…Pay for the first child, half price for the second and adults are free.

The doors are open

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

Well, the day has finally come.  We are officially open for business!

Monday – Friday (10am – 7pm)

Sat and Sun (10am – 5pm)

Brick Alley Building, 423 S Main St, Stillwater, MN 55082

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