Posts Tagged ‘About Us’

Winter Break Classes a HUGE Success

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

We couldn’t have had more fun during Winter Break.  Classes were full and fun!

Fashion Illustration Class

Fashion Illustration Class

Youth Knit

Youth Knit

Youth Knit

Youth Knit

Sew your own PJ bottoms

Sew your own PJ bottoms

Sew your own PJ bottoms

Sew your own PJ bottoms

Wet felted geodes

Wet felted geodes

Wet Felted Geodes

Wet Felted Geodes

Wet Felted Geodes

Wet Felted Geodes

Winter 2010 Education Crochet

Monday, December 28th, 2009
Blue Sky Alpaca Crochet Scarf

Blue Sky Alpaca Crochet Scarf

Diamond Ridges Crochet Hat – Designed by Kristy Ashmore

Diamond Ridges Hat Class

Diamond Ridges Hat Class

Diamond Ridges Crochet Hat

Diamond Ridges Crochet Hat

Crochet Tape Measure Cozy

Crochet Tape Measure Cozy

Crochet Tape Measure Cozy

Crochet Baby Dress – Blue Sky Alpacas Pattern

Crochet Baby Dress

Crochet Baby Dress

Crochet Twirl Scarf

Crochet Twirl Scarf Class

Crochet Twirl Scarf Class

Crochet Twirl Scarf Class

Crochet Twirl Scarf Class

Tour of our shop!

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Brick Alley Building

Brick Alley Building

 Our building is the first brick building on the river side when you get into Stillwater from the South.   The parking lot preceeding our building is FREE parking from November – May (even though it says pay park)  and if you can find a spot, the Brick Alley parking lot on Nelson Street behind our building is FREE all year long for our customers!

 

 

Darn Knit Anyway Storefront

Darn Knit Anyway Storefront

 

Lower Level

Lower Level

 Our lower level houses our boutique and our worsted weight yarn collections.  Our classroom is also on this level.

Lower Level Boutique

Lower Level Boutique

 

Counter Lower Level

Counter Lower Level

 
 
Upper Level top of the stairs

Upper Level top of the stairs

This is the upper level of our shop.  Our fabrics are on the wall to the right and our chunky and bulky yarns are in the cases on the left.  If you look closely, you’ll see the lounge in the back!

sock, fingering, sport weight yarns

sock, fingering, sport weight yarns

The other side of the bulky and chunky yarns is where we keep our sport, fingering and sock weight yarns.  You can see our kid spot in the back of the shop!

Kid Spot

Kid Spot

We promise your kids will be happy in our kid spot!  Chalk, color crayons, paper, cars, trains, books…you’ll get a good 15 minutes of shopping time in! 

Our Lounge

Our Lounge

If the kids aren’t quite ready to go…pull out your project or a magazine and put your feet up a while!

Upper level view from the lounge

Upper level view from the lounge

The tour is almost complete.  This is a view of the upper level from the back of the shop.  This shot gives you a better veiw of our terrific fabrics!

Lower level as seen from the top of the stairs

Lower level as seen from the top of the stairs

This is a shot of the lower level taken from the top of the stairs.  Our classroom space is through the opening on the right wall.

Our Classroom

Our Classroom

Finally our classroom!  We have plenty of room for classes of all types and sizes.  We are excited to have you join us!

Open Knit Night Thursday!

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

We scheduled our first Open Knit Night! 

Thursday 10/22 and EVERY Thursday from 6pm – 8pm in the Lounge! 

Bring a project you are working on, need some help with or just want to show off!  Amy B will be there to talk you through a pattern or just admire your work.  We will have coffee, tea and water.  If you want your own beverage, feel free to bring it along!  

Remember, the lounge is always open for you.  Turn on your favorite TV show or just watch the river flow by!

See you Thursdays!

Oh yeah…its free!

New Classes Added

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Uncommon T’s – Embroidery 101 $20
Saturday, October 24th 10am-12.
Learn a few simple embroidery stitches to embellish your favorite t-shirt. Bring a t-shirt, tank, or onesie and we will spruce it up with a hand-stitched design using backstitch, Chinese knots and more. We will also talk about some tips and tricks to working with knit fabrics, blending different threads and more.
Supply list:
Bring a t-shirt, tank, onesie or similar clothing item. Smooth t-shirt weight knits work best – fleece or sweater knits are more challenging. Any color, even printed knits are fine. Make sure it is washed and dried before you come. An assortment of embroidery thread 2-5 colors, embroidery needles, and embroidery hoop any size between 4 and 8 inches. Optional but helpful: pincushion, small sharp scissors

Ages 10 and up welcome
Instructor: Becka Rahn
Skill Level Beginner

Beginning Spinning: Two Day Workshop
$110
Saturday and Sunday, November 15th and 16th 10am – 4pm
Learn how to spin your own yarn! This workshop introduces spinning and plying on a drop spindle and spinning wheel with time to practice both techniques. Learn about different types of wool, wool preparations, drafting, and basic carding.
*You do not need to own a drop spindle or spinning wheel to take this class. They will be provided for your use. If you do have a wheel or spindle, please let us know if you plan to bring it to class when you register.
Materials fee: $25 (includes fiber and covers spindle and wheel rental fees).
Instructor: Jen Cuff

Embroidered Holiday Ornaments $20
Tuesday December 8th 6-9 pm
Make frosty ornaments spangled with sequins and stitches. Learn a handful of embroidery stitches that you can combine to make embellishments of snowflakes and stars and then several ways make finished edges. We will stitch on felt shapes and hang them from ribbons. A beautiful handmade gift that you will treasure for years.
Supply list:
1-2 sheets of felt in a color of your choice, 1 skein of embroidery thread in that color plus one that is a couple of shades darker or lighter, 1 yard of narrow ribbon that matches or coordinates with your color. 1 sheet of white or cream colored felt, white/cream embroidery thread, embroidery needle. Optional but helpful: pincushion, small sharp scissors.
Instructor: Becka Rahn

One Yard Laptop Bag $30
Monday, December 14th 6-9pm
Based on Becka’s pattern from the One Yard Wonders book, you get hands-on help (from the designer) making your own custom laptop sleeve. Choose your fabric – anything from sleek and classy to whimsical prints. We will measure to fit your laptop, you can customize your bag with a cute applique and stitch it up in an evening. Bring your laptop and your sewing machine, or use one of our machines.. A little sewing experience is helpful – beginners welcome!
Supply list.
A copy of the One Yard Wonders book.
1 yard of any fabric you like. Home dec weight is best. Regular cotton is fine too, but might not be quite as durable. Please choose a woven fabric – no knits or fleece.
Thread to match.
1/2 yard of thin cotton batting. (I prefer Warm N Natural or Warm n White.)
6 inch piece of sew-on velcro (1/2 in – 1 in wide)
A basic kit of sewing supplies – scissors, straight pins, seam ripper, extra machine needles, extra bobbins
Your sewing machine in good working order. Be sure to bring all the cords and the manual if you have it.
Your laptop

Signs are up

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

What a difference a few hours makes.  The signs are so incredible.  The pictures don’t really do them justice. They are bright and colorful and perfect.  Hope you can come see for yourself soon.  We are hoping for a grand opening the weekend of October 10th!  More details to follow soon!

New Signs

New Signs

Front View

Front View

Oh yeah...we got our canvas bags in too!

Oh yeah...we got our canvas bags in too!

Our Location

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Our Amazing Location

We are located at 423 South Main Street in Stillwater, MN in a building called the Brick Alley.  The building is the first building you see when you pull into Stillwater from Hwy 36.  The photo here is a computer generated illustration of what our signage will look like.  The real signs are getting installed on Sunday.

We are shooting for a grand opening the weekend of October 10th.  But if our door is open, come on in and check us out!

Our amazing graphic designer crafted this cool image.  Check out Katrina Haas work at www.themixcreative.com.    

Shop Signage Design

Shop Signage Design

We have paint

Thursday, September 10th, 2009
We have paint

We have paint

View out the front

View out the front

 We have paint…now we just  need everything else!