But the world has changed since 2006 when I began the business in Hillsdale. Changes we should have seen, changes we could not have seen, competition in more forms than we could imagine (digital downloads, anyone?). Continuing to operate became increasingly difficult, especially with countless yarn markets and on-line stores competing for our customers. That's the real face of retail today and the reality is that service-oriented specialty stores like ours are vanishing because of it. I tried to ride out the economic storm, I tried a lot of changes internally. But it's not working, so the time has come.
I want to thank all of our loyal and wonderful customers, the fabulous vendors and yarn reps we've worked with, and most of all, my employees who've been such a joy to work with.
Classes with Sharon
Open Topic ($30 for 1 session, $100 for 4 sessions, $200 for 10 sessions)
You choose the topic: learn to knit, crochet, improve your skills, start your first sweater, finishing, learn new stitches or any other topic related to knitting or crocheting.
Mondays from 7 - 9 PM Can Join any week. Classes do not have to be consecutive.
Beginning Knitting - Hat $50 for 2 sessions
Delve into the basics of knitting with this quick four hour workshop. Students will learn how to read a simple pattern, cast on, knit, purl, and decrease stitches. Use those newly acquired skills to follow a specially designed pattern to make a knit hat worked flat, and finish it off with a lesson in seaming.
Thursday August 1 & Thursday August 8 from 7 – 9 PM
Beginning Knitting - Scarf $75 for 3 sessions
In this 3 session class, you will learn how to: cast on, complete the knit stitch and the purl stitch, combine the stitches to create basic patterns (like stockinette, seed and rib), cast off your knitting and weave in your ends. Additional tips will be given for completing your scarf project neatly. No prior experience is required. This class will take you from novice to knitter- in no time!
Saturday July 27 & Saturday August 3 & Saturday August 10 from 4 – 6 PM
Private class (knit or crochet) $50 for 1 person, $75 for 2 people
By appointment 1.5 hour
Kids private class (knit or crochet) $25 for 1 person
By appointment 45 minutes
Knitting and Crochet Circles – no instruction, no charge, just come and knit or crochet with others. Coffee and tea are available, feel free to bring a snack for yourself or for sharing.
Wednesdays from 4 – 9 PM