We Had A Little Party

We had a party…

…but we called it a class.  Fifteen people came to work on Santa canvases of their choosing.  A good time was had by all, new friendships were forged and no one left hungry.  Everyone had a custom stitch guide for their canvas.  I, for one, am looking forward to seeing them all stitched.

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Which reminds me…

Did you know that we have more classes coming up?

Next up is Stranded Knitting on August 17.  Cost is $20 plus supplies. There is pre-class work necessary for this class, so you need to come in to choose your supplies, get the pattern and instructions.  Call the shop if you have questions.

 

Reading Your Canvas…September 7…price hasn’t been set yet.

So you have a new canvas, but don’t know how to choose the stitches.  This is the class for you.  You will need some stitch resources for this class.  Two that we highly recommend are:

The Needlepoint Book by Jo Ippolito Christensen for $25 and Stitches to Go by Suzanne Howren & Beth Robertson for $20.

We have both books available for purchase here at the shop.

 

We’ve had a few new canvases come in.

 

We continue to make little changes around the shop and we hope you like them… well the Christmas wall isn’t a little change, but these other things are.

 

And some big news!!!

We now take Paypal.

This means if you want to call in an order, we can email you an invoice through Paypal.  This is a great option that will make phone orders even more convenient.  Thanks to Sharon for being our guinea pig.

 

Who wants to see Georgie’s Amanda Lawford Santa?

Click on the picture to enlarge it.

 

And a few finished objects?

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Hi. I’m back…[Update: changed FO picture display]

Did you miss us last week?  Sorry about that.  We’ve been getting some really great new things in the shop and we got so caught up in unpacking and setting up that the blog was shifted to the back seat temporarily.  But have no fear, we will show you what you missed.

First up…

… check out our Christmas wall.  Isn’t it awesome… and fabulous?  We knew you would like it.  You should come in and see it in person.

 

 

Next…

… new canvases have arrived.

Click on an image to enlarge it.

And look at these cute key fobs

 

Some new Needle and Scissor Bling

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Some new fun stuff for knitters…

 

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Saturday Snacks and Skills

This Saturday is the Santa class.  It’s too late for you to come, but we will post pictures next week of the fun you missed.

 

It’s not too late to join the Stranded Knitting class.  It’s August 17th and will cost $20 plus supplies.  We will be doing fingerless gloves.

Don’t be intimidated.  You can do this.  Come learn something new.  You’ll be surprised by how easy it is.

 

Reading Your Canvas.  September 7.  We rely very heavily on our dear Leona to guide us in choosing what stitches will look good on various parts of a canvas.  In this class, she will show how to choose stitches for ourselves.

 

 

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The French Knot is now a knitCompanion Affiliate.

knitCompanion is an amazing iPad app that transforms your PDF patterns into highly interactive knitting instructions (iPhone and iPod Touch too). It is a complex app that allows you to easily read charts, count rows, and make notes.  Check it out here.  Since we’ve discovered it, we have been singing its praises to all who will listen.

knitCompanion also offers kClub.  kClub is an annual club where members can interact with designers, fiber artists and crafters.  There are Designer Spotlights, KALs, Special Events and special knitCompanion training sessions.  Read more about it here.

The French Knot is now a knitCompanion affiliate.  We are very excited about this partnership and hope to soon be knitCompanion instructors, and offer formal, detailed classes on the many features of knitCompanion.

Check out knitCompanion if you haven’t already.  If you already have knitCompanion, consider joining kClub.  Stop by for a chat (or email, or call) if you have any questions.

 

Ravelry pattern sales

You can now purchase patterns available on Ravelry through The French Knot.

… Ravelry has a huge database of patterns by thousands of designers.  Many are free, some are not.  For various reasons someone may not be able to purchase directly through Ravelry.  Now a large number of those patterns are available to purchase through The French Knot.  This is a great service and we are very excited to be able to offer it.

 

Georgie’s Santa Update.

Georgie is making great progress on her Amanda Lawford Santa.

 

Are you ready for some Finished Objects?

 

Some Stuff to Celebrate!

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Happy 4th of July.

 

We have a few exciting announcements…

 

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The French Knot is now a knitCompanion Affiliate.

“What is knitCompanion?” you ask.  knitCompanion is an amazing iPad app that transforms your PDF patterns into highly interactive knitting instructions (iPhone and iPod Touch too). It is a complex app that allows you to easily read charts, count rows, and make notes.  Check it out here.  Since we’ve discovered it, we have been singing its praises to all who will listen.

Well now it gets even better.  knitCompanion has expanded their offerings to the new kClub.  kClub is an annual club where members can interact with designers, fiber artists and crafters.  There are Designer Spotlights, KALs, Special Events and special knitCompanion training sessions.  Read more about it here.

The French Knot is now a knitCompanion affiliate.  We are very excited about this partnership and hope to soon be knitCompanion instructors, and offer formal, detailed classes on the many features of knitCompanion.

Check out knitCompanion if you haven’t already.  If you already have knitCompanion, consider joining kClub.  Stop by for a chat (or email, or call) if you have any questions.

 

Another exciting announcement is… drumroll please…

Ravelry pattern sales

You can now purchase patterns available on Ravelry through The French Knot.  If you don’t know about Ravelry, you should check it out.  Take a moment, we can wait for you…

… Ravelry has a huge database of patterns by thousands of designers.  Many are free, some are not.  For various reasons someone may not be able to purchase directly through Ravelry.  Now a large number of those patterns are available to purchase through The French Knot.  This is a great service and we are very excited to be able to offer it.

 

Remember how I told you about Meg, Leona and Georgie going to market?

 

It wasn’t all work and no play…

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Here are some of the suppliers they ordered from.   I know I’m excited.  You should be, too.

 

New needlepoint canvases from…

 

New for Knitters

Karribean Kotton new kits and restocking

Needle Felting kits from Lorna’s Wool

Scrumptious 4-ply

Appalachian Baby Design kits and organic cotton

Aurora Yarns

Madelinetosh

Sweet Georgia

 

Accessories for everyone.

Baskets from Honeycomb Enterprises

Bags from Chica

Books from Unicorn Books

Yarn Bowls from Pawley Studios

 

A few things have already started showing up… watch our little slideshow to see a few of the goodies that have already arrived.

 

Of course we mustn’t forget about the book signing on August 21st or the Saturday Snacks and Skills classes coming up.  Needlepoint Santa on July 20 and Stranded Knitting on August 17.   See more details here.

 

Finished Objects

Another slideshow for you…