Saturday, July 7, 2012

In the Bag!

Oh sure, it looks like a classic ugly Christmas sweater. But soon it will be an amazing bag! 

This past spring Austin City Council passed a ban on disposable paper and plastic bags at all retail stores. That means that starting in March 2013 you’ll have to bring your own bags or else wind up paying to buy bags at the store. 

While there’s no doubt that some people are unhappy at the prospect of BYOB, as you can imagine, we at HCW are PDE (pretty darn excited). Not that we really needed any excuses to knit up more bags, but still, knowing that we’re in charge of our own bags from here on out does inspire.

Toward that end, on Sunday, July 8, 2012, we are starting up our Every Other Week Bag Class Series. Once every two weeks, we’ll be offering cool classes featuring ideas for different kinds of bags and lessons on how to make them. The first class is all about taking old sweaters and converting them into bags. In the future we’ll have classes for knitting, crocheting, felting and weaving your own reusable bags.

These sweaters will also become groovy bags soon enough.

And for those of you too busy working on other projects to stop and make a bag—NTW (not to worry)! As ever, we have an awesome selection of readymade bags, and it’s a selection that’s getting bigger by the day. Currently a super hot seller is the self-contained, convertible Flip & Tumble 24/7 bag. They fold up into their own little pouch so you can squish them into the bottom of your purse or knit bag. Then, when you need them, they open up into full size, sturdy shopping bags. And they weigh about negative nothing. Tres fab in design and style.

To sign up for the Recycled Sweater Bag Class, call the shop asap 512-707-7396. For more info on upcoming classes, check out website. And remember— the more bag classes you take the more you save! $5 off bag classes if you take more than one... i.e. the first bag class you take is full price and each one after that is $5 off.

Felted bag that was once a sweater.
Flip & Tumble bags

Flip & Tumble Unfurled!

Another example from our vast collection of ready made bags.

We have many, many bag patterns in our book & pattern room.


June Van Schalkwyk said...

I love these bags. What a good idea!

Z of ZKNITZ said...

Really neat felted bag.