We hope you had a great Fiesta time and have been enjoying this gorgeous weather!!! We have all kinds of fun classes this month, and a make-up class for the Etheria Cowl. And we are looking forward to seeing you at Yellow Rose Fiber Fiesta. You’ll see lots of new vendors this year as well as some old favorites.
May 3rd & 4th – Yellow Rose Fiber Fiesta
May 12th – Mother’s Day
We offer beginning knitting and crochet classes once a month. Our goal in these classes is to give you enough knowledge that you can walk out and go stitch a scarf! We will also point you to online resources that can help you continue learning and advancing in your fiber quest. Cost for beginner classes is $30 for instruction only or $40 for instruction plus supplies. By appointment only.
Crochet 101 – Saturday, May 11th: 1-3pm – We cover chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, and how to finish a project. We also discuss other crochet stitches, such as a half double crochet and treble crochet, as variations of those we learn in class.
Knitting 101 – Saturday, May 25th: 1-3 pm – We cover casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch, and binding off. If time allows we will also show you some patterns and designs you can make using only those two stitches!
If those dates aren’t convenient for you, we also offer private instruction for $15 an hour that can be arranged to fit your schedule!
We also offer more advanced and pattern classes that change from month to month. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter or check our calendar to stay updated on what we’ll be offering next! (We promise we won’t send out more than two emails per month.)
$15 per hour: By appointment only
Already know a thing or two about knit or crochet? Or can’t make the Saturday 101 classes? Private instruction with any of our staff may be right up your alley! We’ll have you feeling like a pro in no time!
Monthly Classes for MAY 2019 – Sign up here!
Yarn!!! Fiber!!! Weaving!!! Spinning!!! Contests!!! Classes!!! Almost everything involving fibery goodness is to be had at the Seguin City Coliseum (950 Sth Austin). We will be there, so swing by and say “Hi!!!”. (Yes, our storefront shop will be closed these two days.)
Freebie Friday: Mother’s Day Necklace (crochet): Fri, May 10th, 5 pm – 8 pm
Three rows and you’re done! No kidding! You’ll have a quick yet beautiful gift for mom or for yourself. Besides your own yarn (pattern calls for DK, but easy adjustments will give just as stunning results in sport or fingering) you’ll need a button or other type of necklace closure found in the jewelry findings section of your local crafts store.
Toe-Up Beginner Socks (knit): Sat, May 11th, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
$20 for 3 classes
Socks have their own language and often do not make sense when you read the pattern. We are here to help you learn how to make your own.
Class One: How to make the toe – May 11th
Class Two: How to make the heel – May 25th
Class Three: Finishing up and Stretchy Bind-Off – June 15th
Suggested Yarns: Indie-dyed Yarn, Perth, Cassowary
The Regina Shrug (crochet): Fri, May 17th, 6 pm – 8 pm
Sam Casale of Casale Crafts designed this little ditty and it checks off quite a few blocks for summer apparel. Casual look, easy fit, simple pattern, cool and comfortable when made out of cotton yarn and we’ve got you covered there with Great Barrier Reef. You’ll be done and sipping lemonade before you know it! Pattern was designed for sport-weight yarn; DK substitutes in nicely as well.
Suggested Yarns: Great Barrier Reef, Savanna, Sunshine Coast, Nuna
No-Show Socks (knit): Sat, May 18th, 2 pm – 4 pm
Feet get sweaty? Wish you could wear your hand-knit socks to keep your feet dry? Shannon can show you how with these “no-show” socks. Quick to knit & works for advanced beginners & more experienced knitters.
Suggested yarns: Indie-dyed Yummies, Perth, Scrap (130+ yds) Fingering-Weight
Etheria Cowl (crochet): Fri, May 24th, 6 pm – 8 pm
$20 includes pattern
First, sorry for the inconvenience it may have caused when this class was postponed in April; thank you for your understanding.
This feminine cowl has a little bit of everything – intricate-looking yet simple patterns throughout, quick to make, and directions that are both accurately written AND charted. With three different patterns of lace, it’ll definitely hold your interest while working up. If gifting this for those living in winter environs, Folio yarn will make a beautiful and warm accessory.
Suggested yarns: Perth, VJ Fibers silk, Folio, Uluru, indie dyers’ offerings
Miller Market Bag (crochet): Fri, May 31st, 6 pm – 8 pm
$20 includes pattern
Sometimes a design’s simplicity just smacks you right between the eyes! You gotta have it, you gotta make it! That was Leslie’s first impression with this bag. Start with a simple and BIG rectangle folded origami-style. Intriguing. Big, visible seams are ENCOURAGED; make ’em as obvious as possible! She’s in love with this and she hasn’t even hooked on yet!
Suggested Yarns: Cairns, Remix, Weekend
Events & Upcoming Classes:
Friday, Jun 7th & 21st
6 pm – 8 pm
$20 for both classes
We’re starting a top-down shawl or vest in June. With the help of 2 decorative pins/brooches or buttons, the designer – Siew Clark – provides several different ways to wear this beautiful shawl. And she gives instructions for a rounded triangle shawl if you prefer. Grab a couple of hanks/balls of fingering weight yarn and let’s get started. Browse through our indie-dyed masterpieces, or pick up a couple balls of Perth – the striping will add an extra dimension to your vest!
Suggested Yarns: Perth, Uluru, Indie-dyed yarn
Saturday, July 20th, 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, July 21st, 1 pm – 5 pm
Shannon and Anne have been drooling over Karen’s yarn since they first saw them at the Houston Fiber Fest. Now, you will have a chance to see these gorgeous solid & self-striping yarns for yourself.
Squares for Veterans – Every Sunday!
Mondays & Wednesdays: 6 – 8 pm
Tuesdays: 10 am – 12 noon
Sock Fridays: 1 – 4 pm