Cross Stitch Fun with LaHoopLa Patterns

We found a wonderful cross stitch designer and are excited to bring her patterns to the shop! We’ve purchased 25 patterns we sell in the shop and can kit for you.  We're happy to provide cross stitch instruction so you can enjoy her fun creations, too! Here is a sampling of six to choose from but you’re welcome to visit the shop to choose any one of the 25! We’ll provide all materials and you get to keep everything so you can continue your project at home! Hoop, aida canvas or fabric, embroidery floss, needle and threader. To reserve a [...]

By |2020-11-08T14:23:10-05:00November 8th, 2020|

Knit the Lancaster Cowl

Learn to knit this exclusive pattern created for us by Laura Regan of Created 4 U By Laura! Laura used nine photographs of iconic Lancaster destinations and things of beauty to create our Lancaster Series 1 Yarns (see photos below). She designed a knit cowl pattern and a crochet cowl pattern and in this class, she’ll teach the knit pattern. Choose to purchase your preferred Lancaster Series color way as part of your class purchase or bring your own yarn - fingering weight preferred. Our Lancaster yarns are a 50-50 blend of Merino Wool and Eucalyptus Tencel for sheen and [...]

By |2020-11-08T09:54:00-05:00November 8th, 2020|

Crochet the Lancaster Cowl

Learn to crochet this exclusive pattern created for us by Laura Regan of Created 4 U By Laura! Laura used nine photographs of iconic Lancaster destinations and things of beauty to create our Lancaster Series 1 Yarns (see photos below). She designed a custom crochet cowl pattern and a custom knit cowl pattern and in this class, she’ll teach the crochet pattern. Choose to purchase your preferred Lancaster Series color way as part of your class purchase or bring your own yarn - fingering weight preferred. Our Lancaster yarns are a 50-50 blend of Merino Wool and Eucalyptus Tencel for [...]

By |2020-11-08T10:22:46-05:00November 8th, 2020|

Holiday Applique – The Turkey Tea Towel

Make your own turkey tea towel or give a handmade hostess gift this holiday season while learning this wonderful technique from expert quilter Denise Wright. Denise uses and teaches appliqué techniques from small projects to large scale quilts.  She’ll be able to provide you seasoned guidance and best techniques for this fun and artful method. For this class, she’ll provide the tea towels and colorful fabrics. (She’ll even have ready-made kits to take home if you’d like to make more!) You just bring your sewing machine, sharp scissors and autumn colorway threads in rayon or polyester.  Skill level required is [...]

By |2020-11-06T10:19:34-05:00October 9th, 2020|

Learn to Knit

Our Learn to Knit class is a relaxing, three-hour adventure. You’ll have one-on-one time with an expert knitter who will help you get started on your knitting journey. If you have wanted to learn to knit, THIS is the class for you.  The project is simple - a dish cloth - but you will learn how to cast on, knit, purl, increase and decrease. If you have never picked up a ball of yarn or if you’ve learned before and want to refresh those skills, this class will be a great experience. You'll leave with the knowledge of how to create [...]

By |2020-10-28T10:30:46-04:00May 19th, 2020|

Sashiko Basics

Sashiko, the ancient Japanese needlework practice, is surging in popularity thanks to its mindfulness and beautiful simplicity. It is wonderful for people who find cross stitch and embroidery challenging to the eye or hand but is a great addition to any needle art fan’s repertoire. The key difference is the method - the needle is ‘weaved’ into the fabric, then the fabric is pulled to complete several stitches at once. For this beginner class, focused on technique and getting familiar with the art form, we will provide a straight grid pattern and work on our flow and movement. If you’re [...]

By |2020-10-28T10:33:32-04:00May 19th, 2020|

Host a Private Circle or Sit & Sew

Let’s get together, relax and create something beautiful! If you’d like to host a private group of 4 to 6 people for up to three hours just to spend time together in our space, we are happy to welcome you!  You are also welcome to bring refreshments and make it a social gathering.  We are in the Downtown Lancaster entertainment district which means you can walk beverages (and snacks) purchased from our local bars and restaurants down the street and enjoy them at our location! Seating is available in our generously spaced, comfy front seating area up; in the classroom-style [...]

By |2020-10-28T10:34:43-04:00May 30th, 2020|

Punch Needle Embroidery:
The Brindle Bunny

There are many different ways to punch needle - from making rugs with thicker yarns to using as little as one strand of DMC embroidery floss with a delicate needle. For this class, we’ll be working with DMC embroidery floss and a fixed size metal punch needle. We’ll practice technique using simple shapes then move to working The Brindle Bunny pattern by Rabbit & Rocket. When you register, you can choose a seat with punch needle kit included or simply purchase the class. We provide CTR brand professional, fixed, all-metal needles. If using other needle types, your results [...]

By |2020-10-28T10:38:23-04:00May 19th, 2020|

Crochet Basics

Learn the basics of crochet - make a slip knot, hold the crochet hook and yarn, create chain, single and double crochet stitches and how to fasten off when you’re finished. This class is for the true beginner or someone needing a refresher course in how to get started. Students will leave this class with the foundations to begin working on simple crochet projects. We have multiple teachers for this class and all are wonderful! SUPPLIES Students should bring crochet hooks in US Size G (5mm) or H (4mm) and worsted weight (or size 4) yarn. We have sanitized scissors you can use or [...]

By |2020-10-28T10:39:12-04:00May 19th, 2020|

Stitch A Unicorn Party!

Have a magical get together with friends and stitch your choice of our Andrea Verley’s unicorn designs.  Bring magical refreshments and make it a sparkling celebration of wonder! Everything you need is included: hoop, thread, pattern printed on fabric, needle and threader. We’ll supply sanitized embroidery scissors for your use (also available for purchase for $10) or you are welcome to bring your own! The size of the unicorn design is approximately 2 - 3 inches with plenty of room for adding a name or a few words if you’d like to personalize your unicorn.  You’ll choose your [...]

By |2020-11-12T14:06:34-05:00May 19th, 2020|
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