Winter Warm Up Craft Day

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Taught a lot of new crocheters today as well as several experienced ones. A huge turnout in Alton for classes in everything from knit and crochet, to  embroidery and basket weaving, and tons more. Had a great time meeting new people and reconnecting with previous students. Great job, ladies!

Join…Ussss…..

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Say all the squares donated for Warm Up America. Had a lovely Saturday afternoon with old friends Diane and Laura, and new friends Ann and Amanda. Thanks for all your hard work, ladies. And if you’re thinking you missed out on all the fun today, never fear, we’re going to do this again. There are more squares to join. Keep those squares coming! We’ll keep scheduling joining parties as long as there are squatted to join.

Warm Up America

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UPDATE:There will be a joining party on Saturday, 1/25/14, from 1-4 at the Edwardsville Michaels. We will be joining the squares that have been donated so far. No experience necessary, I’ll teach you how. The event is free (because I’m going to put you to work!). We will continue to accept squares and will have other joining parties as needed. Squares can be dropped off with an employee at Michaels, or left in the classroom.

Remember, squares should be 7″x9″ in any stitch you want.
For more info on the Warm Up America Foundation, visit their website here:
Make sure to check out the free patterns on the site!

It’s that time of year, again. Time to get your needles and hooks working for charity. We had a great demo Saturday to kick off the Warm Up America Charity Drive. I spoke with lots of knitters and crocheters who were excited to learn about the drive and what they can do to help. We will be collecting rectangles for the cause through December. So, get out your stash, grab some washable yarn, and start making 7″x9″ rectangles. Any stitch, any color! We will stitch all of our squares together and make as many afghans as we can to donate to a local charity.

Tell your friends, grab some yarn, and drop your finished squares off at Michaels in Edwardsville!

Contact Christy for more information.

 

Getting Ready For Winter??!

Tassel Beanie – Knit
Granny Square Scarf – Crochet

Even though the temperature is beginning to soar, and snow and cold weather are safely behind us, we should still be thinking about the chill. Now is a great time to learn to knit and crochet! Learn now, and you will have the skills to outfit your loved ones in snuggly handmade hats and scarves this fall.

New Classes Starting in June!

We have 2 class times for knit and crochet in June.

KNIT

Tuesday evenings (May 31, June 7, 14, 28) from 6:30 to 9pm OR Wednesday afternoons (June 8, 15, 29, July 6) from 3:30 to 6pm

CROCHET

Tuesday afternoons (May 31, June 7, 14, 28) from 3:30-6pm OR Wednesday evenings (June 8, 15, 29, July 6) from 6:30 to 9pm