Posts Tagged ‘fiber art’

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

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

 

 

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

The doors are open

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

Well, the day has finally come.  We are officially open for business!

Monday – Friday (10am – 7pm)

Sat and Sun (10am – 5pm)

Brick Alley Building, 423 S Main St, Stillwater, MN 55082

shop window Aimee

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

Call to Artists

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009
Call to Artists!
We are Darn Knit Anyway; a yarn and fabric shop coming in October to Main Street in Stillwater, Minnesota.  Our Goal is to provide an environment that makes artists and novices alike feel welcome, educated, equal and eager to come back!
In addition to being a source for unique textiles and natural, hand-dyed and locally spun yarns, we will have a boutique filled with items handmade by local artists.
Who we are looking for
Because we are going to be a boutique that only sells items made by local artists, you must currently reside in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  Oh, and you need to be at least 18.
What we are looking for
Because we are a yarn and fabric shop, we are looking for items that relate to those materials.  So, if you make something with yarn or fabric or make something to do with creating things with yarn and fabric, we want to see it!  So…knit and crochet items, baby clothes and blankets, burp cloths and bags, fiber supplies like specialty needles and notions.  You get the picture, right?
How we want it
Because we have limited time before our October opening, we need to have all correspondence in email form.  There is no application form.  Please send us an email with the following information to artist@darnknitanyway.com.
1.  We need to know who you are, how to contact you and where you call home.
2.  We need to know what item or items you are submitting, what materials you are using and what your process is.
3.  We need to see what you’ve got up your sleeve.  So, please submit up to 5 digital images per item.

When we want it
Because we are opening in early October, we are moving fast!  Submissions are due Monday, September 7th.  If you are selected for review, you will be notified via phone to set up an artist meeting (to review your art and our contract) by Friday, September 11th.  All artist meetings will be Tuesday, September 15th through Saturday, September 19th.  If selected for consignment, items need to arrive at the shop ready to sell by Tuesday, September 29th.
What we really want you to know
Our mission, for the boutique at Darn Knit Anyway, is to be a place that showcases local artists.  We want you to tag your items with any contact information you see fit.  We want people to be able to find you directly and buy more from you!  We’ll be profiling our artists on our website with links to your website.  So, feel free to send us a great bio and website information, your etsy site and any other information you think makes you and your product really cool.  We are excited to see what unique items you have to show us!
Aimee Doyle Pelletier
Owner
612-963-9056
Carly Stipe
Boutique and Education Advisor