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Fall into craft!

Posted on August 21st, 2014 by craftygals

What beautiful days we are having this late August. Bright sun-shiny and warm, no humidity, perfect temperatures. I hope everyone is enjoying these last few weeks of summer before the busy fall sets in. We at the shop are busy cooking up lots of fall inspiration: from all our class & workshops (and adding more…read more

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July Events at JP Knit & Stitch

Posted on July 2nd, 2014 by craftygals

Our summer of fun continues, and we’re very excited about our (indoor, totally air-conditioned) events coming up! July 3: First Thursdays Art Walk with Tracy from Happy Owl Glass Studio showing watercolor owls from her 100 Owl Series July 7: SUMMER CAMP 2014 kicks off with Sewing Critter Comforts. It continues all July with Textile Printing Party, Fiber Fanatics,…read more

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Robert Kaufman Quilter's Linen

June Events @ the shop

Posted on June 4th, 2014 by craftygals

We thrilled to be participating in the First Thursdays Art Walk JP, sponsored by JP Centre South Main Streets. We will be hosting the uber-(as in just down the street) local watercolor and screen printing artist extraordinaire, Sarah Coyne from eggagogo. Sarah is one of those crazily talented artists and crafters that we are so…read more

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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Posted on May 10th, 2014 by craftygals

Spring has sprung and Mother’s Day is tomorrow! We’ve whipped up a few quick gift ideas to buy or make for your mum. A necklace (or kit!) from Red Gate Stitchery. These tiny cross stitch kits (with a finished necklace pictured below) are a perfect touch or color and texture. Even if you (or Mom)…read more

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We Woke Up the Earth!

Posted on May 5th, 2014 by craftygals

Thanks to all who contributed to our “community fiber garden” and all who came out on Saturday morning to help us “plant” it. We had a beautiful May day for the festival and our D-I-Y crafting station saw plenty of action. Thanks to Spontaneous Celebrations for another wonderful Wake Up the Earth! A special thanks…read more

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JP Knit & Stitch Wake Up the Earth Fiber Installation

Posted on May 3rd, 2014 by craftygals

Join us on Saturday, 5/2, at 9am as we “plant” our 2014 community garden at the 2014 Wake Up the Earth festival. Meeting place is between the playground and basketball courts opposite the Stoneybrook T stop. Thanks to all our JP Knit & Stitch friends who crafted  flowers, mushrooms, and birds for our fiber garden….read more

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Begin Knitting!

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by craftygals

Check out Beginning to Knit, Beginning to Knit for Alumni, and Thursday Kids Knitting Club. All of the May sessions are now posted; take a peek! These classes, all taught by Allison Nevitt, are some of our longest running and most popular sessions. If you’ve been meaning to start knitting (or know a friend who…read more

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Sewing Season

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by craftygals

We’re taking a cue from yesterday’s 70 degree weather (what!) and thinking about spring sewing. There’s a series of fun, springy sewing classes coming up that are perfect for growing your crafting skills and your spring wardrobe. Our very next workshop, on April 27, is  Sewing with Knits: T-Shirt Workshop. Get comfortable with our awesome…read more

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Taylor's Custom Dress!

Be Inspired: Chambray

Posted on April 2nd, 2014 by craftygals

We just got four soft, lovely bolts of cotton chambray from Robert Kaufman. This fabric needs to be felt to be believed; it’s lighter than denim without being sheer, perfect for spring and (dare I say it?!) summer tops and dresses.

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Chambray from Robert Kaufman

Springy New Yarns!

Posted on April 1st, 2014 by craftygals

With warmer weather just around the corner, we decided to add some new and new-to-us yarns this spring! Berroco Remix is an aran/worsted weight blend of nylon, cotton, acrylic, and silk. This yarn is a fantastic value, and perfect for cozy–but not too hot–cardigans. We love the sea-swept colors and surprising softness of this yarn!…read more

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Berroco Remix