Greetings from space! Here’s what has been happening around the shop this week as well as upcoming classes and events.
The Woolens collection by Jared Flood will be in space through the end of October. Be sure to swing by to see all 11 beautiful accessory patterns in person and pick up a copy of the book.
Join us as we bring #SlowFashionOctober off social media and in to real life! Come to Old Town and #ShowUsYourStitches here at fibre space™ and at Stitch Sew Shop tomorrow, Saturday, October 22nd from 10am to 1pm. Each handmade item you wear will earn you one ticket into our raffle for a $250 shopping spree at each store. You’ll also receive an Old Town Handmade Society pin!
Ready to advance your sweater knitting skills? The Open Study Sweater – Short Row Set In Sleeve class with shop owner Danielle allows you to choose your own short row set in sleeve sweater pattern and get all the help needed to make it just right. Class begins on Saturday, October 22nd. $80.
Move beyond rectangles in the Short Row Beginner Shawl class starting on Sunday, October 23rd. You’ll learn the basics of short rows and modular knitting while creating a fun one skein shawl. $65.
The Entrelac Scarf – Purling Backwards course is a great intro to the technique of purling backwards (sure to speed up your knitting) all while learning the unique art of entrelac. This course begins on Sunday, October 23rd and you have the option of knitting a scarf or wrap. $65.
Learn to knit both cables and lace in the Cabled Hat class beginning on Monday, October 24th. You’ll make a cute accessory in time for the cooler months ahead. $65.
Suffer from Second Sock Syndrome? Learn how to knit socks at the same time in the Two at a Time Socks class beginning on Monday, October 24th. $80.
Learn the basics of lace knitting and reading lace charts while creating a timeless baby blanket. The Introduction to Lace – Lace Blanket course on Saturday, October 29th will get you all the skills required. $50.
Do you want to learn or improve on your Continental knitting technique? The Continental Knitting course in the Technique Series on Saturday, October 29th will help you master this style of knitting. $30.
Learn the basics of cabling, chart reading and creating a button band in the Cabled Mitts class beginning on Thursday, November 3rd. You’ll be an expert in no time, so these mitts will be perfect for all your holiday gifting. $65.
The Jimi Shawl class starting on Thursday, November 3rd is a great beginner shawl class with the designer, Dee O’Keefe. Learn a variety of useful techniques, including increases, basic lace and striping. $65.
Learn all the essential blocking skills to make your projects shine to their fullest potential in Blocking 101. Learn different techniques for blocking and how to block a variety of patterns and shapes. Class is on Saturday, November 5th. $40.
Have you ever been mystified by double thick, reversible two color projects? Be mystified no more! Learn the basics of creating two pieces of fabric at the same time on one needle in the Double Knitting class on Saturday, November 5th. $40.
Want to create cool jogless, spiraling stripes in the round but don’t know the best way to do it? Check out the Helix Knitting class on Saturday, November 5th. You’ll learn all you need to know about this cool technique while making a sweet baby blanket. $40.
Holiday Gifting with fibre space™
Old Town Happenings
Don’t forget about your furry friend when it comes to Halloween! Doggy Trick-or-Treating will happen on Sunday, October 3oth from 1pm-3pm throughout Old Town. Swing by The Dog Park at 705 King Street to pick up your map and goody bag. There will also be a costume contest, so don’t forget to dress up with your pup.
Celebrate Halloween Old Town style by trick-or-treating and shopping your favorite boutiques on Monday, October 31st from 2pm to 6pm. Dozens of shops in the Old Town Boutique District will be handing out treats to ghost and goblins of all ages.