Monday, January 3, 2011

Your Resolution to Take Classes Meets Our Offerings!

Hey Y'all,
Time to act on that New Year's Resolution to take more classes. We've got some great ones lined up for this coming week. Call the store to sign up (number below). Here's what's cooking:


January 8
Fee 50.00

This class in hat or vessel making will give the beginning felter basic knowledge of forming techniques. We will explore felting around an object, which will be a ball. The ornamentation is also created around a ball. Felting is a workout as usual, but the results are amazing.
Participants will need to bring:
1. A bouncy ball. (The basketball that I used was around 30" in diameter. The cheaper ones like Scooby Do will work too, however, they are seasonal and hard to find now.) Ample air in your ball is necessary so that it will bounce. A ping pong ball or other small bounce ball is good to have for the ornament on the hat.
2. An old pair of panty hose.
3. Two old towels.
4. Fleece for felting.
This class is designed for the person who likes to make a statement with an unusual hat, which is perfect for a cold day in Austin or, better yet, the ski slopes. It is incredibly easy, fun and creative.

A Sock on Two Circulars
January 9/16
(a 2 day class)
Are you ready to learn this exciting way to knit a sock? Knitting socks with two circular needles is fast and fun! However, beware: it can become addictive! Join Janet and learn how to knit customize socks to fit all your family and friends.
Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills including long tail cast on method. Students must also know how to knit a ribbing.
Materials: 2 24" circular needles and sport weight sock yarn
Fee: $60
Please purchase your materials before class.
IMPORTANT REMINDER: please have your yarn "knit-ready" (already wound into a ball) so that you do not miss class instruction time.
INSTRUCTOR : Janet Daum (Latifa)

January 8
Learn Tablet Weaving! Learn easy warping method to get set up quickly and how to turn
woven bands into useful and decorative items - bags, straps, belts, table runners, placemats, mug rugs, decorative trim to attach to knitting or crochet clothing (such as straps for tank top, front band for sweater, sleeve trim, etc...).
This is a TECHNIQUE-oriented class. A 2-color sampler strap will be the main focus.
Supplies needed:
2 colors of Cotton Classic - either size - HIGH CONTRAST such as black and white -
-2 skeins of each color - PRE-WOUND BEFORE CLASS.
12 Tablet Weaving Cards
2 large C-clamps
large scissors
2 large tapestry needles - (to fit cotton classic)
INSTRUCTOR: Bren Whitehead
Spaces are limited. Call today to register! 512-707-7396

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