We’ve been having quite a bit of winter weather this year! This type of weather makes it nice to stay home curled up with a fun needlework project. We have lots of choices so pick up some yarn for a winter sweater or other accessories or create a beautiful cross stitched flower garden to get you thinking Spring!
We have a couple of classes scheduled for March that should help with your cabin fever!
LEARN TO KNIT (Beginner level) 1 Session
Learn to cast on, knit stitch, and bind off so you can complete a project.
Materials: Worsted weight wool yarn (or other feltable yarn) and size 8 knitting needles.
Instructor: Linda Nolan
Date: Saturday, March 8 at 10:00 am (2 hours)
SOCKS TWO AT A TIME (Adventurous Beginner/Intermediate)
Learn to knit socks using the Magic Loop method, cuff down on one circular needle!
Materials: 400-440 yards of fingering (sock) yarn, US 1/40-47” circular needle.
Instructor: Linda Nolan
Begins: Friday, March 14 at 10:00 am, 4 one-hour sessions. Dates for subsequent classes will be determined after first class.
Books & Patterns for Inspiration!
Modern Baby Crochet: Patterns for Decorating, Playing and Snuggling by Stacey Trock – The best-selling author of Cuddly Crochet has created 21 easy patterns for the modern nursery! Lots of toys plus afghans and animal bookends are among the projects.
50 Sunflowers to Knit, Crochet & Felt: Patterns and Projects Packed With Lush and Vibrant Colors That You Will Love to Make by Kristin Nicholas – Included are designs for over 30 different sunflowers and buds plus 8 different leaf and vine designs. Also critters like birds & honeybees!
Stitch A Beaded Garden by Sharon Maxwell Kendall – Turn sparkling beads into blooming flowers on samplers and mini motifs. There are 18 nostalgic flower designs such as Clemantis, Canterbury Bells, and Forget-Me-Nots to name a few. Cross stitch and backstitch alphabets are included as well as substitution charts for cross stitching with embroidery floss rather than beads.
Pincushions – 60 Cross Stitch Designs by Linda Gillum – Cross stitch the small motifs and fashion them into fun and unique pincushions such as mini pillows, ruffle-framed medallion, boxes and animals.
Our talented staff has designed some wonderful knit and crochet patterns for many skill levels whether you’re a beginner or an expert looking for a challenge. Below are just a few of the designs offered:
Aimee’s designs are under the “Grand Loop Designs” logo:
“Softly-Cabled Cowl” – a quick & easy knit project!
“BLO Cowl” – easy for beginners, crocheting through the “back loop only” creates a textural interest.
“Chatoyancy Cowl” – treble crochets dominate this intermediate/advanced design!
Linda’s designs include:
“Beginner’s Fingerless Mitts” – knit without double points or Magic loop! Designed to use regular 9” circulars.
“Cody 2-Step Cowl” – take Linda’s sock class in March to make matching socks!
“Mountain Roads Spiral Hat” – this is a very popular design; works great using Mountain Meadows “Cody” sport weight yarn.
Stitch & Giggle – We get together every Friday to work on our projects and socialize with those who share our passion. Everyone is welcome to work on whatever project they want to bring. It’s a very relaxed and fun group. Join us anytime between noon and 2:00 for some stitching & giggling!
Linda hosts a weekly needlework group – Chix with Stix. They meet on Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Everyone has a great time working on their current project. It’s a fun forum to exchange ideas and techniques. There’s no obligation to attend all the time and there are no fees or dues. Come in and check it out.
Please take the time to visit your local shops. The box stores can’t offer the variety and quality of the products, supplies, and classes we have that you want and need to get the results you desire. Our staff is dedicated to providing you with the personal service you deserve and have come to expect from us. Needlework Paradise was created by women who share your passion for stitching. We will continue to be the needlework source for the discriminating, modern woman.
Check in often to see the latest merchandise and class schedule or whenever you need help and recommendations on your stitching projects. See what Needlework Paradise has in store for you!