Tuesday, October 30, 2012


RUFFLE YARN WITH BOOBLES ON EDGE  in Rust, Teal, English Rose and Purple/Blue. The little boobles are small and subtle on this yarn.
FLAGRANT RUFFLES with subtle metallic; shown is the rust with blue, or choose Green/Teal, Black with silver or Black with gold.
 ELEGANT but narrower RUFFLES - available in White w/gold, Black w/gold, Purple w/silver or the pictured Red with gold. Note the little sequin that appears.
FREE CLASS- Choose from either Saturday, Nov. 10 at 3PM  or Sunday, Nov. 18 at 1PM. The price of admission is the purchase of ANY of our skeins of ruffling yarns.
Please call at 978-486-8330 during business hours to register. We will ask you for a credit card number to ensure that you attend as promised.  


Sorry that their picture is a little dark. This is the black/brown/grey/white color way of this luxuriously long scarf. We also have a red/grey/black/white one and a two-toned turquoise with purple one.
Come early for the best selection and instant gratification.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Join us for an afternoon, learn the basics of crocheting, relax and enjoy yourself, and make a charming, easy scarf that you can wear, or give to someone special as a gift.

Our instructor and yarn addict, Laura Chalifoux, has specially designed this unique project – and some special tips and tricks – to teach you how to successfully crochet, and end up with a quick, attractive project that’s fun to complete! 

The class is three hours long in one session, and limited to six students.  We’re offering this class on two different dates, both Sunday afternoons, just in time for holiday gifts.

Sunday, November 11:  1pm to 4pm
Sunday, December  2:  1pm to 4pm

Please choose the date that is most convenient for you.

More details are in the upcoming newsletter.


Cheryl's pillow came back from the finisher and is so very wonderful. It is stitched simply in tent stitch with a skip tent stitch background that recedes silently behind all the design elements of the pillow. Our finisher did it with an inset of fabric surrounding the needlework and put different cording/twist around the seam and the exterior. I hope she doesn't pick it up too promptly, as it makes me feel happy and summery just to look at it.

I must remember to take more pictures of finishing that comes back...for our mutual pleasure!


We are again running the highly successful FLAT FOLD FINISHING CLASS. This is a great way to finish a holiday small that will be folded flat and put away, occupying only a modicum of space, until the following year when you pull it out to display along with your other treasures.

The class will run on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 to 1, here in our classroom. Heidi Curtis will be teaching. Please have a small item stitched and ready to go. In order to finish in the time allotted, it needs to be no larger than 4 by 5 inches, or so. We need to have mat board cut for your pieces, so please email in or call with your measurements by November 8. You will also learn to make twisted cord edging, so please bring some extra money to class for buying your perle cotton #5 and metallic thread. We ask that it not be needlepoint, as there is no time allowed in class for blocking. You need to bring about a fat quarter of fabric to enhance your design, about 6 inches of ribbon, sewing thread and a sharp needle. We will furnish the mat board and the quilt batt. The cost of the class will be $25, and registration is not considered complete until the class fee has been paid. Please sign up soon, as space is limited.

Should you not have a piece stitched and ready for finishing, you can just bring in fabric and make it up for practise, as though it is a treasured family heirloom.