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Learn from the experts! We offer many specialty workshops and clinics taught by visiting instructors and authors as well on-going clinics taught by our highly experienced staff.

 
 

Tea Cozy Contest
We had so much fun with the scarf and cowl contest, that we are going to do another.
This time it is Tea Cozies. Let your imagination run wild and create the most whimsical Tea Cozy ever. Bring your Cozies in by Saturday, February 25, and we will display them from Tuesday, February 28 to Saturday, March 11. There will be prizes awarded in several categories.

KNIT A CUSTOM FIT CORMO SKIRT!
Ann Budd & Jeane deCoster
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 10-4:30PM $210 (INCLUDES YARN)
Knitted skirts are becoming wardrobe staples—and they’re a lot easier to knit than you might think! They take no more yarn than a sweater and are much easier to knit because there are no seams to sew. Moreover, it’s much easier to knit a skirt that fits than to make a sweater that fits.
In this class, you’ll learn how to take proper waist, hip, and length measurements and combine them with your gauge to create a “pleated” skirt with a tailored fit, no matter your size. Through trying on different prototypes, you’ll choose the perfect length for you. You’ll also learn what makes a good skirt yarn and how to minimize backside sag (also
known as bucket butt)! You’ll leave with a personalized skirt pattern for your size and gauge, and be ready to cast on (if you don’t get to it in class) for your skirt!

Class Highlights
• Learn about flattering silhouettes for different body types and why Ann's tailored “pleated” skirt is an all-around good choice.
• Learn about the types of yarns that are most successful in skirts, why Elemental Affects is such a good choice, and hear the story of how this U.S. small batch yarn is produced.
• Try on a series of skirt mock-ups to determine the optimum length for you and the style of top that will be most flattering. Discuss fun ways to accessorize the skirt to fit in with your wardrobe and flatter your personal style.
• Take waist, high hip, and full hip measurements (wear body-hugging clothes such as t-shirts, leggings, or yoga pants).
• Get help measuring your gauge swatch to confirm that your gauge is correct.
• Fill out a simple worksheet based on your measurements and gauge to draft your personal pattern.
• Cast on for your custom skirt! Leave class with the waistband partially knitted.
• Over the next 8 weeks, participate in a virtual knit-a-long as Ann knits her skirt and provides mini lessons for all the critical steps in the pattern. You can post photos of your progress and ask for help or clarification through Shuttles' Ravelry group as you work on your own skirt.
• Finishing celebration at Shuttles. Wear your skirt if it’s complete or simply show off your progress to the class.

Skill Level: Intermediate knitting skills required. Must be comfortable knitting in rounds, increasing, and decreasing. A sense of adventure is recommended. Included Materials: Cormo yarn for the skirt and for swatching before class.

Cormo Skirt: Before the Class Homework
• Choose/order your color of Elemental Affects Cormo from Shuttles. At registration, pick up a free 50 gram ball of Cormo (not necessarily in the color you plan to use) to use for knitting a gauge swatch as described below.
• Cast on 50 stitches. Join for working in rounds (your skirt will be knitted in rounds so your gauge swatch must be knitted in rounds as well). Knit every round until the piece measures 6” to 8” from cast-on edge.
• Lay the piece on a flat surface and measure across 3”. There must be 15 stitches per 3” for sportweight Cormo; 18 stitches per 3” for fingering weight Cormo.
• Adjust needle size and knit additional swatches as necessary (you can get more free 50 gram balls of yarn if needed) until your gauge is 5 stitches/inch for sportweight Cormo or 6 stitches/inch for fingering weight Cormo.

The day of the class please bring: 32” circular needles in the size used to get gauge, plus one size smaller (for waistband); stitch markers; pencil; eraser; calculator. Please wear body-hugging clothes such as tshirts, leggings, or yoga pants for the most accurate body measurements.

Ann Budd is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Knitter's Handy Book series, Getting Started Knitting Socks, Sock Knitting Master Class and many of the STYLE series. She teaches classes on land, at sea, and around the world. Learn more at annbuddknits.com.

Jeane de Coster has been knitting and sewing since she was a teenager. Learning to make clothing that fit herself became such an obsession she earned a degree in Fashion Design. Twelve years ago she founded Elemental Affects, a company centered around breed-specific wool yarns from the US. Learn more at elementalaffects.com.


SELF CARE FOR FIBER FOLK
Adele Beerman
SUNDAY, JANUARY 22 1-3PM, $40 OR
SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 1-3PM, $40
This class will explore a variety of techniques that address tension, stress, discomfort and even pain that comes with time spent creating your projects. Repetitive movements tend to overuse some muscles and underuse others. Our goal will be to reach a balance that allows you to work with comfort and ease. You’ll learn strategies to release discomfort
before it becomes a problem.

Adele Beerman is a licensed massage therapist, has a BA in Theater Dance, is a Reiki Master, and has been practicing massage and acupressure therapy for more than 30 years. Her additional studies include Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, FMT, Orthobionomy, Yoga and Qigong. She loves to knit, crochet, embroider and sew. Someday she hopes to get back to her spinning wheel.


 

 
 
Just one of the books we have in stock on Tea Cosies. Come in and take a look!

Visit Us

 

We are conveniently located in the
Table Mesa Shopping Center
635 South Broadway, Unit E, Boulder, CO 80305

Tel: (303) 494-1071 Fax: (303) 554-6593
Email: shuttles@shuttlesspindlesandskeins.com

Hours: Mon. 12-6, Tues. - Sat. 10-6 Closed Sundays

Holiday Closures:
Saturday, December 24, Close 3PM Christmas Eve
Saturday, December 31, Close 3PM, New Year's Eve
Monday & Tuesday, January 9 -10, Closed for remodeling


We accept: Visa/MasterCard/Discover

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Rock Day Evening
Spin In, Knit In and Potluck

Tuesday, January 3, 6:30-9:30pm
Come celebrate the New Year with a potluck spin in and knit in. All spinners and knitters are welcome. Just bring a dish to share and your own table service. We will bring tea and sweets but the more, the merrier. Come one, come all! Rock Day or St. Distaff’s Day traditionally comes the day after Twelfth Night. This is the day spinners go back to work after Christmas.

Class Registration: Many of our classes fill up quickly. To guarantee a space you should pre-register at least one week prior to the beginning of the class. To register for a class we require 1/2 of the cost of the class at the time of registration. The remainder of the fee is due the day of the first class. We consider your enrollment a commitment to take the class. We order supplies and make a commitment to the teacher based on your registration.

Discount Policy
During a class students receive a 10% discount on products sold by Shuttles, Spindles & Skeins.

A 20% discount is available for a bulk yarn purchase of $250. (For $200 plus tax you get $250 worth of yarn.)

A 25% discount is available for a bulk yarn purchase of $350. (For $262.50 plus tax you get $350 worth of yarn.)

No credit cards for bulk purchases.
BULK PURCHASES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

  We are proud of what our customers create!
Help us create a gallery of handmade treasures.
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Shuttles, Spindles & Skeins, Inc • Located in the Table Mesa Shopping Center 635 South Broadway, Unit E, Boulder, CO 80305
TEL (303) 494-1071 FAX (303) 554-6593 Open Mon. 12-6, Tues. - Sat. 10-6 Visa/MasterCard/Discover


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