It’s (Quilt) Showtime!

2016_01_29_0207Come see us at our booth at the Forsyth Piecers and Quilters show Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm.

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Get out of the rain and come see some beautiful quilts.  Shirley, Jandell, Jonnie and Susann have been working hard to fill our booth with gorgeous new projects to inspire you.

In other quilty news, rowxrow2Can’t wait for Row by Row beginning June 21!

Hope you have time to make some stitches today!

Martha
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I’m late, I’m late!

I’m feeling like Alice in Wonderland’s White Rabbit. I meant to post this in plenty of time for you to stitch BEFORE Easter, but these are also great projects for all Spring.

eggWendi’s Shiny, Happy World newsletter arrives in my inbox every Monday morning full of inspiration and tips for embroidery, quilting, and sewing (and sometimes a great recipe!).  I love it.  Here is the link to her Easter Crafts Page.  I still want to make some of these Easter Eggs with our hand dyed wool.  We also have the Sulky Fabri-Solvy and Transfer-ese that are used to get your pattern onto the wool.  Quick, easy and cute!!

bunnystecker-04-natasnestI love these cute crocheted bunnies.  Don’t panic when you see the German instructions–English follows the German!

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Our friend Christie made these treat bags for us last Easter.  The pattern and instructions are here with more designs here.  They were designed by Amy Sinbaldi of Nana and Company, who also offers a tutorial for this Easter basket!

Egg Hunt Sale

Thursday, March 17 – Saturday, March 26
Select an egg from our basket for a special discount of
25-50% off your entire purchase
You may pick one egg each day of our sale!!
Regular priced, in stock merchandise only.
Sale does not include ready-to-smocks or bishop preps.

Enjoy!

Lights, Camera, Knit!

Tuesday night is usually busy here at the shop with after business hours classes, but this past Tuesday night was extra busy and extra exciting!   Natalie Wilson and her cameraman from WGHP stopped by to interview several of our customers about knitting and stress relief.  Click on the link below to see the video:

New generation knitting to relieve stress

Hope you get lots of (stress-free) stitching time this weekend,

Martha
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February Dream Club and a Taste of the Show

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This is the final installment of the Dream Club until September, and, oh my goodness, it’s a good one!  The Yarn is Classy with Cashmere, a worsted weight skein of softness.  It’s a superwash combination of merino, cashmere, and nylon for durability and easy care. Each skein is unique:  some are deep and rich, and some skeins are light and fun.  Come by soon to pick your favorite.

This month’s pattern is for a soft, cozy pair of slippers.  Knitted from the toe-up, they are finished with a fun three-needle bind off.  I love learning new techniques on small projects! This pattern is only available with the purchase of your yummy skein of Classy.

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If you’re more into fabric and thread, here are a couple of photos from our booth at the Needle Art Extravaganza in Statesville this past weekend.  Shirley, Susann, Jandell, and Jonnie work so hard to make  our booth fabulous!  They have spent months planning and stitching new projects for you.  We have patterns and kits for all these cute new items.  If you’re local, stop by.  If you’re not so local, call us–we ship!2016_01_29_0209

Come stitch with us!

Martha

One More Day!

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The shop will be closed today, but all who work at KOST are enjoying working on and planning new projects for you!

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Jonnie is working on this applique piece for her new Beginning Applique Class that starts in February.  She will be hand quilting her finished sample!  Love the fabrics and colors!

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Speaking of color, Jennifer is brightening up these gray days!  The photo above is a tunic Jennifer has completed and is writing up as a pattern for you.  Below left, Jennifer is finishing up her second gauntlet of a pair knit in our Malibrigo Rios.  Below right is her crocheted version of the Amalfi poncho.  Kathy is teaching the knitted version in February.  Maybe Jennifer will do the same for crochet!

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Jandell and Kathy are also working on ponchos.  Jandell is making the pretty blue felted tweed into the Churchmouse Easy Folded Poncho and Kathy is finishing her Twice Reversible Ribbed Poncho.  Both patterns are available at the shop AND Kathy is teaching both in February.  Stay tuned!!

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Whew!  Those are some busy stitchers.  And that’s not everyone!  I’ll be back with Part 2 of our activities later.

Until then,

Happy Stitching,

Martha

 

 

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Get Ready!

We are open today from 10 am- 6 pm.  The 6 pm is subject to change if wintery precipitation starts sooner than the current forecasters are predicting.

I’ve got several things on my needles and by my sewing machine to work on, but starting a new project is always fun.  Today I am bringing home corduroy to make one last cozy girl’s dress ( I love Oliver + S patterns) and maybe some yarn to start this new project.  The pattern is available for us to download for you through our in-store program with Ravelry.  Come see what yarn I’m choosing!

Happy Stitching,

Martha