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Schools Out Kids Classes

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Join us for our Spring Break Youth Classes the week of March 15th.   Drop the kids here for a few hours and get some work or shopping done!

Here is the schedule….

Monday, March 15th

Fashion Illustration
1-4pm

Love designing clothing for you and your friends? Spend an afternoon with local fashion and accessory designer Carly Stipe. You will learn about finding inspiration, creating croquis, and drawing fashion illustration.

Supply list: three ring folder and Drawing pencils.
Instructor: Carly Stipe
Cost: $25
Register with a friend and get 1/2 off both registration fees!
Call or email to register 651-342-1386 or email carly@darnknitanyway.com

Tuesday, March 16th

Youth Knit
1-3pm OR 6-8pm

Never tried to knit, but want to learn? Tried to knit but forgot how to cast on? We’ll help get you started.  Suggested ages 8 and up.

Class Fee: $25 includes a skein of Cascade 220- Solid Color and a pair of Bryspun Single Pointed Needles size 7 or 8. A value of $14.00.
Skill Level: Beginning
Cost: $25
Register with a friend, sibling or parent and get 1/2 off both registrations!
Call or email to register 651-342-1386 or carly@darnknitanyway.com

Thursday, March 18th

Wet Felted Sea Creatures
10:30am – 12pm

Learn all about the process of wet felting while creating a colorful felt Sea Creature from your imagination. Dress for wet messes. Ages 8 and up.
All Supplies provided for this class

Skill Level: Beginner
Instructor: Carly Stipe
Cost:$16 Register with a friend, sibling or parent and get 1/2 off both registration fees.
Call or email to register 651-342-1386 or carly@darnknitanyway.com

Sew A Skirt
1-4pm

With your measurements you will draft your very own pattern to make a skirt.

Supplies: Spool of thread, 2-3 yards of cotton, your sewing machine in good working order or use one of ours. Purchase your supplies here and you will receive a 10% student discount on all supplies
Instructor: Carly Stipe
Cost:$25 Register with a friend or sibling and get 1/2 off both registration fees.
Call or email to register 651-342-1386 or carly@darnknitanyway.com

Friday, March 19th

Mystery Fiber Fun
10:30am – noon OR 1 – 2:30pm

Gather your family & friends and have some fun with fibers, you are sure to have a great time!
All supplies provided
Cost: $6 a person or $20 a family of 4
Call or email to register 651-342-1386 or carly@darnknitanyway.com

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

Door Buster Sale

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Downtown Stillwater merchants are having doorbuster sales on the Friday after Thanksgiving.  We are excited to join in the madness.  We will be opening our doors at 9am (none of this 5am stuff for us!) and every purchase will be 20% off until noon.  No exceptions people!  Noon is it! 

You can even take your receipt from our shop and bring it to a participating restaurant on Main Street and get 20% off your lunch on Friday! 

We have some great new yarns from Lorna’s Laces we just got on the shelves today.  Over 20 different bulky and worsted colors.

Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted

Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted

We are fully stocked on Addi’s…we might even have our interchangeable Addi Click Sets in by Friday! 

We have a great new line of project/handbags from Jordana Paige…check these out!  The Rio bag is only $89 and the Messenger Bag is $85.  That is before the 20% off!

Jordana Paige Rio Bag

Jordana Paige Rio Bag

Jordana Paige Rio Bag INTERIOR

Jordana Paige Rio Bag INTERIOR

Jordana Paige Messenger Knitting Bag

Jordana Paige Messenger Knitting Bag

Jordana Paige Messenger Knitting Bag INTERIOR

Jordana Paige Messenger Knitting Bag INTERIOR

We can’t forget our amazing boutique artists!  We have bags, mittens, scarves, buttons, wallets, baby gifts, stitch markers, needle felted items, greeting cards…so many great things at 20% off. 

We hope to see you there…Oh one more thing…apparently, Santa comes roaring down Main Street on a firetruck about 10am.  You can’t miss that!

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!

Our Boutique Artists

Monday, October 19th, 2009
Boutique

Boutique

We are pleased to be selling some amazing items made by MN and WI artists.

Our Fabric Collections

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Our Fabric Wall

Our Fabrics

Amy Butler

  • Belle Collection
  • Daisy Chain Collection
  • Midwest Modern Collection
  • Love Collection (coming soon!)
  • All Amy Butler Patterns

Alexander Henry

  • Canyon Path
  • Birdsong
  • Laurel Canyon
  • Canyon Flutter
  • Senor Burrito
  • Inky Wings
  • Future Ella
  • Heavy Equipment
  • The Great Outdoors
  • Pure Muscle
  • Kiko

Micheal Miller

  • Patty Young Andalucia Collection
  • Patty Young Mezzanine
  • Dick and Jane
  • Basic Dots
  • 10th Anniversary
  • Black and White

Freespirit

  • Urban Flannels
  • Del Hi
  • Oh Boy!
  • Snow Flower

 

 

Mitten Class Starting Tuesday 10/27

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Hands getting cold? Ready to make some mittens? Join us from 6:30 – 8:30pm Tuesday 10/27 and Tuesday 11/3.
Supply list to follow! Call us to reserve your space.
Cost $30

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

What are your kids doing this weekend?

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Wondering what to do with your kids this MEA weekend? We have the answer! Drop them off for one of our classes and come back and pick them up later…maybe spend some time shopping downtown Stillwater!

Schools Out for MEA – Classes for Kids
Oct 15th and 16th ages 7+      $25 each class (supplies included)

Sweet Dreams
Thursday 15th
9:30am-12:00pm
Ready for a good nights sleep! While learning the basics of hand sewing, each student will design and sew their own sleep mask and pillow. No prior knowledge of sewing necessary.

Wet Felting Geodes

Thursday 15th
12:30pm-3:00pm
Learn all about the process of wet felting while creating a colorful felt geode. The outside looks like a gray rock and in the inside will reveal wonderful surprises when we cut them open. Dress for wet messes.

Wet Felting Geodes
Friday 16th
9:30am-12:00pm

Wet Felt Geodes Class

Wet Felt Geodes Class

Stuffed Monsters
Friday 12:30-3:00pm
Design and sew your very own scary, funny or sweet monster. Hand sewing techniques will be taught.

Finger knit scarves
Saturday, October 17th 10-12pm
Saturday, October 17th 1-3pm
Ages 7+
Haven’t tried to knit with needles yet? Finger knitting is a great way to see what it is all about. We will make skinny scarves and finish them off with pom-poms.
Finger knit scarves is a Special Family Class…Pay for the first child, half price for the second and adults are free.