Oh, happy day! The newest Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics are here and we're just swooning over the bright, beautiful prints. As always, the fabrics work so well with the existing Kaffe fabrics. There are new colors of some of our favorite prints (Aboriginal Dot and Lotus Leaf, among them), plus new prints we know will be instant classics (hello, Succulent and Scuba!). Shop early for the best selection!
Rifle Paper Co. has done it again. The new Amalfi line with Cotton+Steel has put us in a vacation frame of mind. It's like a trip to Italy's Amalfi coast on fabric! Beautiful florals mixed with whimsical seaside prints in a mix of quilting cottons and apparel fabrics (rayon and lawns).
Mark your calendars and join us for the inaugural Local Yarn Store Day on Saturday, 4/21! We will offer special Cast on to Knit and Beginning Crochet classes that day with materials included and we've got some other fun things in store -- more details to int he newsletter next week!
Lots of great classes are starting soon, including:
* Cast on to Knit
* Beginning to Crochet
* Sewing 101
* Fabric Painting/Dyeing
* Solid Modern Sampler Block-of-the-Month
Sarah & the IQF&Y crew
P.S. Don't forget we are closed on Monday! We're open 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and Sunday we are open from 12-4 p.m.
Sit & Stitch
Fridays, 11 am-2 pm
Drop in any time during the posted hours for some quilt piecing by hand fun with friends! (We recommend bringing a snack so you can pop downstairs for a quick bite to stay energized for a full day of stitching.)
Saturday, 4/14/2018, 12-4 pm $45
Have you always wanted to learn how to sew? Did you take home ec in junior high but haven’t sewn since? This is the class for you! This 4-hour course covers all the basics to get you sewing. You’ll learn the parts of a sewing machine, how to thread it (including how to wind a bobbin), sewing terminology, essential tools, how to read a pattern and more. Students complete a small project during the class. Taught by Mary Abreu.
Saturday 5/12/2018 10am-4:30pm $95
This is a one-day workshop where you will learn how use the various kinds of fabric paints commercially available. It is for all levels of artistic skill. If you don’t feel you have confidence in drawing or painting, it doesn’t matter in this class, you will have a great time and go home with some very beautiful creative fabrics. Techniques you will learn; how to use the paints, directly with brushes, using commercial stamps, and making your own stamps, making/using stencils, resists, light imaging, Japanese Shibori techniques, using everyday objects to create texture, and much more. Come take this really fun one day workshop….it’s fabric-making art camp. $10 materials fee on the day of the class in cash to the teacher. Taught by Casey Green.
Thursday Sit & Knit
Thursdays 10 am-2 pm
Drop in any time during the posted hours for some yarn fun with friends! This is great for beginners especially, as knitting near more experienced knitters allows for you to get immediate help with questions and mistakes which then helps you learn to recognize mistakes yourself and gives you the practice time to get better with your knitting. (We recommend bringing a snack so you can pop downstairs for a quick bit to stay energized for a full day of stitching.)
Cast on to Knit
4/21 Saturday 10am-12pm $30
Start with the basics in our Beginning Knitting class. Learn how to cast on and the knit stitch. If you’ve never knitted before, this is the class for you! (Also a great refresher class if you haven't knitted for awhile.) Practice the technique and make a washcloth or continue knitting until you have a scarf. You'll leave the class with your first project in progress. Includes supplies.
4/21 Saturday 10am-12pm $30
Learn the basic crochet stitch and practice your stitches! Get tips on holding the hook and basic crochet terminology. Includes supplies.
4/22, 5/6 & 5/20/18 (more dates to come), 12-4 pm
Our Sunday Knit-along started to support our customer's Dr. Who Scarf Knitting project! Grab your yarn and needles to work on your own Dr. Who Scarf or another knitting project. Our "Secret Sweater Stitching Society*" will be there on the fourth Sunday of the month, too. (*It's not really a secret.)
Learn to Knit
You can learn how to get started knitting during our weekly sit and knit. Just reserve your spot for only $5 prior to that day (either in store, online or by phone) and we will make sure there is someone there dedicated to teaching you how for the first hour of the morning sit & knit. We've found tis is a great way for folks to learn. They can then sit with the teacher for awhile knitting and get help learning how to fix little mistakes as they arise. We've had great feedback on teaching knitting this way versus a separate class. We are happy to set up a class for you though or private lessons that work better for your schedule. Email us to let us know your wishes.
| We have our IQ loyalty program, which is good for 20% off all regularly priced merchandise. Since launching our new computerized point-of-sale system, we are changing from paper cards to an electronic rewards system. No more forgetting your cards at home! We are happy to add your existing IQ cards to our system; just bring them in with your name and email address written on them.
We do occasionally give out coupons during shop hop and other special events like quilt shows. Coupons cannot be used on special orders or sale items, cannot be combined and there are no rain checks.
Visit us six days a week at 1058 Mistletoe Rd, Decatur GA, 30033!
Open from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday,
9:30 a.m.- 8 p.m. Tuesday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday