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Handmade Holidays

Would you love to give handmade gifts for the holidays, but feel overwhelmed by the idea?  In this series of workshops, we will complete three versatile projects that can be tailor made for almost anyone and any occasion.  We will make a set of three knitted and felted stacking bowls, complete with embellishments, a pair of candy cane striped arm warmers with jingle bells, and a washcloth knit in the round.  While the sample projects have a distinctly winter holiday theme, we will discuss ways to modify the patterns to suit whatever occasion you need a gift for.  In the last workshop, we will “wrap it up” with ideas for packaging your unique handmade gifts with embellishments made from  your leftover yarn. Participants should be comfortable knitting in the round on double-pointed needles. Please note: Felting of one project will be done by participants at home.  

Skill Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Amy Stephens
Date: Mondays, 10/21, 10/28, 11/11, 11/18, 2013
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm  Please note: Final class will run 10:30am - 11:30am


For Felted Bowls (Set of 3):

  • 1 skein Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky in main color
  • 1 skein Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky in contrasting color (Samples use colors 16-Burgundy & 1-Cream or 24-Light Blue & 1-Cream.  Multi-color set uses Burgundy, Amethyst, Turquoise, Gold & Lime)
  • US size 13, 16” circular needles
  • US size 13 double pointed needles, set of four

For Jingle Bell Arm Warmers:

  • 1 skein Valley Yarns Huntington in main color
  • 1 skein Valley Yarns Huntington in contrast color (Samples use colors 4150-Red & 0010-Natural or 4150-Red & 4921-Blue)
  • Set of four double pointed needles, US size 3
  • Fourteen, 9mm jingle bells, if embellishment is desired. Find these at local craft stores.

For Striped Washcloth:

  • 1 skein SMC Cotton Time in main color
  • 1 skein SMC Cotton Time in contrasting color (Samples use colors 0030-Red & 0002-Cream or colors 0052-Pale Blue & 0002-Cream)
  • US size 5, 16” circular needles
  • US size 5, Double Pointed Needles

Other materials:

  • Stitch Marker
  • Tape Measurer or ruler
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle
  • Zippered pillowcase to protect washer while felting
  • Needle Felting supplies - Needle Felting needle and foam if you would like to needle felt embellishments. If you have these supplies bring them, if not, sharing with classmates will be an option.


$60.00 each
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