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Busy weekend!

  • Posted on September 11, 2014 at 11:47 am

Looking forward to seeing all the guild members for this weekend’s workshops with Annie Modesitt.  We have a special trunk show with Jennifer Thompson Miller of Theodora’s Pearls in the shop this weekend and Misty will be here doing chair massage for $1/minute from 12-5pm on Saturday and Sunday.  You can reserve your spot for a massage by calling the shop at (214)412-2889.

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Alissa Barton, Knitting Fairy – Nominated Best Arts and Crafts Teacher in Dallas!

  • Posted on September 6, 2014 at 12:33 pm

This is the final weekend for voting. You have until the end of tomorrow (Sunday, Sept 7) to cast your vote. Alissa Barton, Knitting Fairy has been nominated as “Best arts and crafts teacher in Dallas” and we need your vote! Please take a minute to go help us out?

http://readerschoice.dallasobserver.com/

 

Thank you!!!

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September Calendar

  • Posted on August 27, 2014 at 3:09 pm

The KnittingFairy calendar for next month is out! Click here (pdf reader required): September 2014

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Sea Purls 2015

  • Posted on August 6, 2014 at 5:25 pm

Group Price Extension

for

Yarn & Stitches & Knitting Fairy
Sea Purls 2015

Thanks to our travel agent, Sheryl Nudds of Cruise Planners, we were able to extend our group prices and allotment of cabins through September 5, 2014. This is a 3 1/2 week extension! We know that many of you are just trying to finalize plans so we wanted to be sure to give you some extra time. That’s the good news!

The other good news is that even though our group pricing will expire in September, that does not mean you have to miss the cruise. Carnival has great pricing and as long as we can find you a cabin, we’d love to welcome you onboard.

Now here is the bad news. Once the cabins are gone, you will, so to speak, miss the boat. So act now. Email Sheryl at snudds@cruiseplanners.com or call her at 972-231-9383.

Remember, we will sail from Galveston to Cozumel on the Carnival Triumph on Thursday 2/05/15 at 4 PM. We’ll have a day at sea on Friday 2/06, visit Cozumel on Saturday 2/07, have another day at sea on Sunday 2/08 and arrive back in Galveston at 8:30 Monday morning 2/9.

Pricing for the cruise is $404/person for an interior cabin; $439/person for an Oceanview room; and $534 – $554 for a balcony. These prices include taxes and port fees. All it takes to join us is to register and provide a credit card deposit of $150/person by September 5, 2014. This deposit is fully refundable until December 1, 2014. Full payment for the cruise is due December 8.

Our knitting workshop will take place during our two days at sea. This year’s project will be an easy accessory pattern that will allow you to learn a few new things but won’t disrupt your ability to socialize and enjoy your fellow knitters. We plan on two hours of workshop instruction during the morning of each day at sea and another 2 hours during the afternoons at sea for a total of eight hours of knitting instruction and assistance.

The cost of the workshop is $150.00. Each workshop participant will receive the pattern, a skein of yarn hand-dyed exclusively for Sea Purls 2015; a Sea Purls 2015 tote bag packed with some surprise goodies; and 8 hours of instruction. All you need to bring is your favorite set of needles.

In addition to simply emailing Sheryl, provided you have at least two passengers to a cabin, you may also complete a self-registration by going to http://www.bellavoyager.com/. Go to the “Groups” tab and select Sea Purls 2015.

Sheryl will be posting and updating cruise and workshop information at: http://www.bellavoyager.com/rw/view/3815.

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Sunday, August 3

  • Posted on August 2, 2014 at 5:02 pm

Don’t forget, tomorrow we have Amy Semifero here from 1-3pm doing a demonstration of felting. Christmas is coming and this would be a great FAST way to get some projects done. Come by and check it out!

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KnittingFairy August 2014 Calendar and Newsletter

  • Posted on July 23, 2014 at 5:28 pm

The KnittingFairy August 2014 Calendar and Newsletter are out!

Printable Calendar

Email Newsletter
. Errata: The email newsletter says the drop spinning class is Saturday, August 24. The correct date is SUNDAY, August 24.

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Shop Happenings: July 2014

  • Posted on June 24, 2014 at 1:09 pm

July is a very busy month here at Chez Fairy. First and foremost, our holiday hours will be as follows:
Wednesday July 2nd: Regular hours, 12-5
Thursday July 3rd: Shortened hours, 1-5pm – NO NIGHT CLASS
Friday July 4th: Closed
Saturday July 5th: Regular hours, 12-5pm
Sunday July 6th: Regular Hours, 12-5pm
We are always closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Happy and safe Fourth of July!

And, speaking of four… WE ARE FOUR! Yes, Knitting Fairy will be celebrating it’s fourth birthday on Saturday July 12th, 12-5pm. We are having a bbq party! Bring your knitting friends, maybe a lawn chair, of course you knitting and come join us! We have lovely shade out our back door most all day long. Knitting Fairy will provide hot dogs, chips and cold drinks. And cake, there must be cake! You are welcome to contribute if you wish, but it is not necessary. Just bring yourselves and join us in celebrating 4 WONDERFUL years!

On July 13th from 12-5pm Mary from Butterfly Girl Designs is offering Build A Batt. This is a great opportunity for spinners to come blend up custom colorways and for knitters to learn more about what goes into your yarn! There is no charge to attend, any batt you create is sold by the ounce.

SOCKS! You asked for it and we are offering another Top Down Sock class on Saturday July 19, 26 and August 2nd from 10am to Noon. You will be making socks from the top down in this class, you can use dpns, 2 circs or magic loop- whatever floats your boat! You will need to purchase supplies for this class in addition to the class fee.
Cost: $45 (this is a three session class)
Instructor: Alissa

Amy’s Felted Flower Class
Saturday July 19th 1-3pm
Cost: $55 (includes kit)
Instructor: Amy
Come learn how to create beautiful embellished flowers with the wet felting process. NO KNITTING OR CROCHET needed, no experience necessary! During this 3 hour class you will create a one of a kind flower from start to finish. It is the perfect way to begin your adventures in wet felting.

Spinning Silk Hankies
Sunday July 20th 2-4pm
Cost: $20 plus the cost of your materials (available here or bring your own)
Instructor: Mary
This class will teach you to create lovely silk yarns from hand dyed silk hankies. You can use either a drop spindle or a wheel but you should already know spinning basics to take this class.

Introduction to Lace Knitting (with charts)
This is a repeat of our sold out class from earlier this year. In this class we will be working on basic lace knitting techniques, starting with the written word and covering how to both make the stitches and back them out. As we become familiar with the knitting we will progress into making the same stitches from charts. – Only 2 spots remain open in this class!
Sunday (oops!) July 27th, 1-4pm
Cost: $35, includes three patterns.
Instructor: Alissa

Did you know that you can request any class? You don’t have to wait for us to schedule it! Just give us a call and talk to Alissa, together we will pick dates and times that work for you and then we will invite others to join in the fun.

Your payment secures your spot in any class. Class fees are not refundable less than one week from the start of the class. You can come into the shop to sign up or call the shop at (214)412-2889 during regular business hours, or leave us a message and we will call you back when we are open.

Thank you for helping us make Knitting Fairy the wonderful shop that it is, you are an important part of our success and we appreciate every one of you.

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June Calendar

  • Posted on May 30, 2014 at 11:11 am

June is almost upon us and it is time to let you know what kind of fun things you have to look forward to at Knitting Fairy!
June 1st (This Sunday!) we will have Misty here doing chair massage. Massages are just $1/minute. You can sign up in advance or come by on Sunday and get your name on the list.
June 5th is our monthly Spin-in. Grab your fluff, your wheel or your spindle and come join us for a lovely evening of fibery goodness. No charge, just fun!
June 7 and 21 we will have our latest class offering:
Short Row Study: Join us for an exploration of at least 6 ways to work short rows. Short rows are a great way to add shaping into your garment without adding length to the whole thing, think for gracefully shaped shawls, added length to cover problem areas in sweaters, turning heels and so much more! We won’t be making a particular project, just some samples for your reference later. 1-3pm, $45
June 15th is Father’s Day and we will be open regular hours. Come get some yarn to knit for Dear old Dad!
June 22nd Mary of Butterfly Girl Designs will be offering her VaVaVoom class. Mary will be showing you several wonderful ways to add bling and pizzazz to your spinning! You must have or rent a spinning wheel for this class. 1-3pm, $38 (includes add-in kit, you will need your own fiber)

And, since July happens right on the heels of June I will go ahead and let you know that Knitting Fairy will be closed on July 4th. We will be open regular business hours the rest of the week.

Thank you for your business, we love our customers at Knitting Fairy!

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Holiday weekend?

  • Posted on May 23, 2014 at 12:43 pm

Monday may be a holiday, but Saturday and Sunday are not and Knitting Fairy will be open for regular business hours all weekend!
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm

See you soon.
Alissa

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This week at the Fairy…

  • Posted on May 13, 2014 at 12:26 pm

This week we will have our regular schedule back.
Thursday evening we will host our standard spin/stitch night as well as offering our drop-in help sessions. $10 gets you all the help you need from 7-9pm.

Saturday we have our Introduction to Knitting Lace (with charts) class. This class has only one spot left. The cost is $35 and the class runs from 1-4pm. We will be starting with words and progressing into charts. Class instruction will also include how to back out of a row and how to “fix” mistakes. No homework required, bring a light colored worsted weight yarn, stitch markers, a size H crochet hook and size 9 needles.

Sunday is Stitchin’ at the Studio – bring your latest project and join us for a nice afternoon together.

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