Sunday, February 7, 2016

New opportunities!

Things continue to be busy but I am not complaining!

* I am preparing for a BIG art show - Hoosier Women in Art
* I am doing an artist demonstration at the Indiana State Museum later this month
* I am in talks with a men's clothing line to supply their hand crocheted hats and scarves
* We have new Michaels projects beginning in March for the crochet and knit classes

 

 

* We are adding kids knit classes and continuing kids crochet classes with new projects



There are more FREE yarn classes
February 22 - Arm Knit necklace
March 21 - Finger Crochet Scarf
* That means I'll be making ALL of the new projects

* I've started a GirlTrek walking group in my neighborhood and we walk once a week
* I'm continuing as a member of another running/walking club
* I started volunteering as a ReadUP tutor at a neighborhood school, this is in addition to continuing as a Hosts Reading tutor with another school district (my 9th year) AND I volunteer in 3 of my grandchildren's classrooms once a week

It's all a good busy
I'm in the process of updating my calendar so be sure to check back to see what event/class YOU'll be joining me for :)
~Denise



Friday, January 15, 2016

It's time to (re)learn a new craft

Maybe it's due to it being cold, snowy and kind of dreary, January is when a lot of peope take an interest in learning to knit and or crochet.

You'll find that most craft stores have yarn on sale this month for as much as 55% off.
                           

Many stores are offering discounts on their knit and crochet classes too.  Michaels just had a Classes Open House on Saturday, January 9th and offered all classes for a 50% discount.  So classes that are normally $25.00 were $12.50.  That includes the knit, crochet and kids weaving classes that I teach.

I answered a LOT of questions during the 4 hour Open House and even signed up some new students.  It's always a pleasure to have students return for more classes and that happened too!

  

The Craft Yarn Council provides the curriculum for the knit and crochet classes that I teach at Michaels. We offer Beginner 1 and 2 classes.  With each class the student learns a new stitch and with that stitch they are then able to create a project.  We also provide handouts and patterns.  I teach pattern reading and offer many helpful tips.  

The first thing that I tell students is that there is no right or wrong way, it's what works for you.  As long as you're consistent in your techniques and get the results that you want, you're good !

I hope to knit or crochet with YOU soon!
~Denise



Saturday, January 2, 2016

A Very Busy January!

Whether you're looking to learn a new craft or wanting to brush up on your skills, you're sure to find something that will help you to do either!

Saturday, January 9 - 11:00 - 3:00
Classes Open House @ Michaels
(this event is free and classes will be 50% off)


Sunday, January 17 - 1:00-4:00
Warm Up America Joining Party
(free)


Monday, January 25 - 6:30-8:30
FREE Arm Knitting Class
(free)

Friday, December 4, 2015

College Ave Stitchers Yarn Lottery

Did you know that we have a Yarn Lottery when we meet the 1st Saturday of each month?

 

                  Two of our past winners with their new yarn!

It's completely voluntary.  BUT if you choose to participate this is how it works....

* Bring an unused skein or ball of yarn.
* Put it in the pot.
* Add your name to the drawing.
* If your name is drawn, YOU get all of the yarn to take home with you right then and there!

The more people who participate, the more yarn to be won.

Remember, it's completely voluntary so only those who want to participate. It's fun!

Our next gathering is Saturday, December 5th 11:30-1:30 at the College Ave Library Branch located at 4801 N College Ave, Indianapolis.

We are a group of yarn crafters (knit, crochet, cross stitch, loom knitters, etc) who get together to learn, teach, share, talk, laugh and meet new people.

You'd need to bring your own supplies.
Let me know if you have any questions.

We hope that you'll join us!
~Denise


Sunday, November 29, 2015

Michaels Knit & Crochet Class Info

I have added my Michaels knit and crochet class schedule for December - February to the calendar on the right.  Click on each date for more details.

Be sure to note the following:

* I have changed the time of the Maker Night Yarn (Yarn Night) to 4:00-6:00

* Beginner Knit and Crochet classes on Sundays are now from 4:00-6:30

* Saturday, December 5th - ALL Michaels classes will be offered at 50% off the regular price.  You can register instore or online.

* Saturday, January 9th - Michaels Classes Open House and ALL classes will be 50% off the regular price.  You can register instore or online.

I hope to knit or crochet with you soon!
~Denise