Summer is creeping up and for those destined to stay in the Valley of the Sun, we hope that you can find some relief here with us. To those of you headed to cooler climates we wish you safe travels and a speedy return.
The Summer Class Schedule is posted on our web page and registration is open. Some classes, especially weaving, fill up fast so don't wait too long!
There are two new Knit-a-Longs and a Crochet-a-Long scheduled this summer: Artesian, The Rain Outside, and the Dragonfly shawl.
We also have one planned for the Fall that you need to dye your own skein of yarn for. That particular dye day is in August and the project is Optical Delusion: Conflagration. Check it out on Ravelry, we think you’ll want to get in on this one. Just imagine the color themes that can be used for this: flames, fall leaves, peacock feathers. Look at the shape with your eyes half closed, head tilted to one side and let your imagination run wild.
Some fun for the kids is scheduled in June. We have spinning, dyeing, weaving and felting, as well as knitting. If the days on the schedule don’t work out for you and your kids, please call and we can usually arrange a date/time that will. We honestly believe that children need an opportunity to experience the fiber arts. The part of their brain that gets to play and be creative needs nurtured just as much as the rest of it.
We have added shortened versions of the beginning knitting and crochet classes. If you have some friends who have been thinking about dabbling but couldn't make the four week commitment, let them know about this. We have all the patience in the world to help them grasp the concepts. Better to learn from us than risk your friendship, right!
Barbara has chosen a desert cactus garden theme for the summer window. Knit, crochet, or felt, a cactus 8 to 10 inches tall. Then watch our garden grow. A little bird whispered there is a $25 gift certificate to be awarded to the most creative cactus as decided by popular vote. It would be grand to have the submissions by June 15. Voting will be June 15-30 with the winner announced July 5th.
Molly has 3 bookbinding classes this summer. If you are interested in this craft, this may be your last chance. She will be applying for internships and might not be in Arizona next year.