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Fun Fall Fashions
September 23, 2010, 8:47 am
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Need a fun October themed project to work on? Check out these Halloween inspired garments to get your creative juices flowing!

Trick or Treat by The Sassy Skein

The first garment is a cute children’s sweater pattern called “Trick or Treat” by The Sassy Skein. The design is complete with creepy crawly spiders, orange pumpkins and spooky ghosts–perfect to keep your little ones warm this fall. We recommend using a DK weight yarn like “Cotton Classic” in the following colors: Black #3002, Orange #3401, White #3001, Yellow #3553, and Green #3764. The pattern is sized for 2T, 4T and 6T and is knit of a 24” circular needles size 6-7.

The second project comes from the “Stitch ‘N Bitch Handbook” (page 160) by Debbie Stoller, published by Workman Publishing. This type of design is called “shadow knitting” or “illusion knitting” which means that depending on the angle you look at your finished garment at, the pattern will disappear and reappear. Shadow garments are always knitted sideways which helps to create the “illusion” design. For any shadow knitting project it is highly recommended that you use two strong contrasting colors of yarn. As you can see in our black and orange Alien Scarf, the contrast of colors allows the design to really stand out when view from the correct angles.

New Club and Classes
September 20, 2010, 11:37 am
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We are excited to announce the start of our very own felting club here at All About Yarn! The group will be meeting every first, second and third Tuesday each month from noon to 2:00pm. There is no charge and members are free to come and go as they please. For those who are new to the art of felting or would like a refresher course, we will also be offering a felting class every fourth Tuesday of the month. Please see our class schedule for dates and times. Also look for our upcoming Technique Classes.

Last chance to create your very own felted masterpiece with Tracy Clark!
September 20, 2010, 10:43 am
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Don’t miss our final “Live Oak Needle Painting” seminar with the beloved needle felting artist Tracy Clark. She will help you tap into your creative side as you are shown how to “paint with fibers.” The class will focus once again on creating your very own unique and personalized Autumn Oak purse—great for the upcoming fall season!

The seminar will be held on October 16th at All About Yarn from 10am to 4pm.

We are offering a 15% discount off the yarn supplies needed for making this project! Time is running out, so call or stop by the shop to sign up today! When you sign up you will be given a pattern to create the canvas (knitted purse) for your Autumn Oak masterpiece.

The all-day seminar only costs $100 and covers the class fee, pattern, roving felting kit (your paint), and all the inspiration and instruction you can glean from Tracy. Come join the fun!