Happy 4th! Free Handy Bag with $25 purchase…

Please join us during this gorgeous cool weekend!  Petunia will be practicing her Greeting Routines – she’s very proud to show what she has learned!

FREE HANDY BAG WITH $25 PURCHASE $5 VALUE
either online or in-store, this handy little bag can be used as a wallet or for your notions.  It can be attached to a belt or your knitting bag and has lots of pockets to stash small parts!

CRAFT & SEWING CO-OP ROOM NOW OPEN:  Now you can bring in any of your art and craft projects, work on them in our new spacious Co-op area – no charge from now through July 10th!  Watch a craft tutorial or your favorite streaming series while you relax and get those creative juices going!  We have brochures about the Co-Op membership in the shop – please let us know if you would like more information.

JULY NEW CLASSES:

CROCHET:  Debi Lawson is offering a Broomstick Crochet Scarf class here on Sunday, July 19 from 2 – 4 – Only $10 to secure your spot – advance registration please!  Come in to see the sample – this is very easy to do – especially if you already can knit or crochet.  You will need Size 50 (at least 1) knitting needles and any size crochet hook.  You can pick your yarn from our wonderful selection.  Please join us for a fun Sunday afternoon.

SEWING YOUR 1ST GARMENT:  From choosing a style to flatter your figure to finishing without the “homemade” look.  Diana Spink will be teaching us amazing techniques!  She and I met because of our love of fashion sewing and being able to teach this class is a great company expansion for both of us to share our sewing talents with you!  Just click HERE to see the class description, dates, etc.  Please sign up early as we can only accommodate 6 students.

ALSO, over the next few days, I will be previewing my 27 Craftsy Classes on Co-Op Room computer. The videos will be running all day.  If you would really like to understand better what Craftsy Classes are all about – now’s the time to check them out with me!.  Since my interests involve knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving and sewing, I have quite the interesting selection!
Don’t forget you can shop online 24/7 and if you spend $50 or more, you receive free shipping!  Now accepting payment by Amazon, PayPal, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.  Click HERE to do a full yarn search.

NEW DEPARTMENTS STOCKED:

It took us a month but we finally have restocked many MANY BASIC SEWING NOTIONS along with BEADS, FELT SQUARES, EMBROIDERY FLOSS, VELCRO, ZIPPERS, SEWING MACHINE THREAD, NEEDLES & OIL, ELASTIC IN 5 SIZES BY THE YARD, SPECIALTY BUTTONS, TULIP PAINTS, RIT DYES AND A FULL SELECTION OF AMERICANA DECO ACRYLIC PAINTS, ENAMELS, GLASS WRITERS, TAKLON BRUSHES & DRAWING PAPERS, PENCILS, MARKERS,WHITE & BLACK GRAPHITE PAPER.  We have also added a value line of brushes and craft paints appealing to children  and economy minded beginning artists.  All these items are ready for you this weekend! 

 

NEW YARN IN STOCK

DMC Top This!

This yarn is so new to us, we don’t have it online yet but thanks to my customer, Betty, who shared her adorable hats with me, we now have 4 different kits in stock.  There is a knitting pattern on the label, but just ask for my own free crochet pattern (sample Flower in shop).  There is just enough yarn for the larger child size.  They are only $8.99 each.  Call me 888 538 2725  if you would like me to send a couple out to you (free shipping through Sunday)!

CALENDAR:  The July Calendar is ready to go – just click HERE to see what’s happening.  Paper copies are now available in the shop.

Don’t forget we’ll be open every day over the 4th weekend – normal hours! 
Have a wonderful month and thank you for being our customers!
Sincerely,
Gena, Criss, Diana, Gouti our woolly friend, and Petunia, our Greeter in Training!

SEWING YOUR FIRST GARMENT CLASS

From choosing a style to flatter your figure to finishing without the “homemade” look 

Class 1 – Dream and Scheme

  • Designer classesAnalyze Body Type
  • Choose favorite styles
  • Reading pattern envelopes
  • Measuring Body and choosing sizes
  • Determining Fabric type and yardage
  • Order simple pattern

Class 2 – Laying, Cutting & Marking

  • Determining Pattern pieces to use
  • Adjusting pattern for body size
  • Cross and Straight grains and bias
  • Placement of pattern pieces
  • Pinning
  • Cutting
  • Marking

Class 3 – Sewing the Garment

  • Reading pattern instructions
  • Basting
  • Sewing/finishing seam allowances

Class 4 – Zippers/Buttonholes/Hems

Class 5 – Finishing the Garment

– Special help with buttonholes, hems

This class will be taught by Diana Spink, a very accomplished seamstress who loves to teach and share her favorite sewing and designing techniques for apparel.

Cost $50 for the 5 classes, with $25 deposit due with registration and the 2nd half due at the end of the 2nd class. Supplies for the class will be in addition to the class fee. At a minimum you will be purchasing your pattern and fabric. If you are an Eastside Craft & Sewing Co-op member, your class fee is $45. This first class is limited to 6 people, so please register early to save your space.

Class Schedule: Every other Wednesday afternoon from 2 – 4 pm, beginning with July 15, 2015 (class dates are: July 15, July 29, Aug 12, Aug 26, and Sept 9).

learn fashion clothesmakingAt the end of this class, you will have completed a piece of apparel – you may choose from a separate or a dress and will have learned more than you can imagine at this point. We encourage you to bring your own sewing machine or you can reserve one of ours for a small fee. If you are a Co-op Member, you can work on your project any time we are open, space available. Free staff assistance to keep you going on your project will also be available. On the off Wednesdays, Diana will also be available for personal fee based lessons.

This class is really a beginner’s class. Even if you’ve made your own clothes from a pattern, you will still learn how to be sure your garment will fit and compliment you, learn shortcuts, and be refreshed on how to be sure you will create a successful garment you will be proud to wear.

Please join us for an adventure in fashion and sewing you won’t regret!

This class is sponsored by Yarn Designers Boutique LLC. Please contact us by phone 909 584-9715 or email yarn@verizon.net to register or with questions.

Classes will be in the Co-op room at 439 W Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City, CA 92314. For more information about our company, please see our website: www.yarndesignersboutique.com

Chill out in our Cool Shop over the 4th!

Summer is officially here and it seems to be very warm everywhere but our shop is nice and cool. Now that we have more space for activities, please come to visit. You can bring in any of your art and craft projects, work on them in our new spacious Co-op area – no charge from now through July 4th! Watch a craft tutorial or your favorite streaming series while you relax and get those creative juices going!

ALSO, over the next few days, I will be previewing my 27 Craftsy Classes on my computer. The videos will be running all day. If you would really like to understand better what Craftsy Classes are all about – now’s the time to check them out with me! Since my interests involve knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving and sewing, I have quite the interesting selection!

Here are our newest yarns – don’t forget you can shop online 24/7 and if you spend $50 or more, you receive free shipping! Now accepting payment by Amazon, PayPal, MasterCard, Visa and Discover. Click HERE to do a full yarn and supplies search.

 

NEW YARNS IN STOCK

Premier Primo Baby Yarn

This new yarn is so soft and silky – easy care and DK/sport weight. 273 yards for only $4.89. I’ve chosen bright colors because they are so difficult to find in the baby yarns. Take a look HERE at our colors in stock.

 

 
Gold Leaf is a very bulky (#6) dressy wool blend yarn with a bit of gold leaf! Come in to the store to see my cowl! A wool blend that makes up nicely for scarves, cowls, hats and wrist warmers. Super bulky so it’s very fast. We carry all 7 colors HERE. 49 yards for $7.59.

 

CALENDAR: The rest of June and July Calendars are ready to go – just click HERE to see what’s happening. Paper copies are now available in the shop.

Don’t forget we’ll be open every day over the 4th weekend – normal hours!
Have a wonderful month and thank you for being our customers!
Sincerely,

Gena, Criss, Diana, Gouti our woolly friend, and Petunia, our Greeter in Training!

New Fashion Designs from Yarn Designers Boutique

I’ve had the honour again to participate in the Chamber of Commerce’s annual charity fashion show, this time I unveiled four new designs, MaggiKnits Charcoal Tweed Capelet and Rich Red Linen Sweater, Feza’s Lime Boho Vest, and Louisa Harding’s Bohemian Sweater. Our glamorous models this year were Katy Strand and Pat Holt.
MaggiKnits Charcoal Shawl
MaggiKnits Charcoal Tweed Capelet
You won’t be bored knitting our MaggiKnits Charcoal Tweed Capelet with its own matching removable Tartan Cowl.  The red and white accents add crisp definition to a fun knitting pattern.   The main yarn is Maggi’s Irish Tweed wool which is really fast to knit up and very warm.  The shoulders are nicely shaped and this kit comes in several sizes with its own custom made matching buttons included.  Katie has paired this elegant capelet with a readymade grey knit dress and tall boots.  This project is a regularly stocked kit at Yarn Designers Boutique and was knit by Gena Hester.  Maggie has done it again combining a sense of knitting history with a touch of class!

MaggiKnits Rich Red Linen SweaterMaggiKnits Rich Red Linen Sweater
As the Fall chill moves in, you can stay warm with MaggiKnits rich red linen sweater.   Designed by Irish Knitwear Designer Maggie Jackson and knitted by Gena Hester, the tapered front and back compliment every figure. With this lightweight yarn, you can actually wear it on any chilly morning or evening all year long, especially in Big Bear with our cool overnights.  Pat teams our sweater with black knit slacks and tall boots.  The classy tassels are tied on to a purl stitch that is knit into the entire pattern.  With drop shoulders there is very little shaping to this pattern – even an advanced beginner will enjoy knitting this sweater.   The removable collar-scarf can be worn many different ways.  Surprisingly this sweater is machine washable 100% Irish linen and just drip dry!   Dress it down for daytime or up for the evening!   Choose one of MaggiKnits many linen colors from Yarn Designers Boutique in Big Bear City.  If you have problems with any pattern just drop into one of our twice weekly free help sessions.

Feza Lime Boho Vest
The Feza Lime Boho Vest is a fun topping for classic black – dressy or casual.  Feza yarns come from Turkey and are well known for their bright cheery colors and textured thick and thin strands.  Each hank is made from 8 to 10 yarns which have been hand tied together by the women of Turkey every 15 to 18 yards.  This vest was hand knit and designed by Gena Hester who added 2 more complementary yarns throughout as well as the lattice ties on the sides and front closures of the vest for added detail.  The fun ruffled matching scarf dresses up this look.  Since the yarn does all the work, the knitting is very easy to do.  Notice the special way it is constructed along the back neckline – the vest is really only 2 rectangular pieces mysteriously sewn together to create the interesting back neckline.
The perfect complement to our lime vest is our lime cabled a-line skirt designed by Laura Zukaite and knitted by Gena Hester.  Made from Lion Brand 100% organic cotton, this skirt is warm and flatters the figure perfectly with flare shaping.  Many knit skirts can hug the body in the wrong places – but not this one – perfect shaping!  Most of that shaping is provided just by changing needle sizes – it’s a miracle in itself!  Stop by Yarn Designers Boutique to choose your favorite organic cotton color and we’ll help you customize your pattern to fit your figure!
IMG_4719
Louisa Harding Romantic Bohemian Sweater
Bohemian ruffles and gathers introduce this fun Fall colored outfit.  The two-tone orange and brown sweater is a Louisa Harding English design and knit by Gena Hester.   The yarn is also Louisa’s “Jasmine” – a cotton blend with just a tiny bit of sparkle to grab your eye.   The ruffles and sleeve shaping add such a detailed romantic touch.  Louisa loves details and even publishes books about how details can make or break a knitwear project.  When Gena found this skirt in her daughter’s clothing toss outs, she knew it was perfect for this developing sweater at the time – what a great combination with your favorite boots!  Yarn Designers Boutique is a store whose purpose is to inspire today’s knit and crochet enthusiasts.  We are located in Bear City on the Boulevard, just across from the airport.  Drop by to see us soon – you’ll be glad you did!

This was the fifth year Yarn Designers Boutique has participated in the Chamber Auxiliary’s annual charity Fashion Show.  Again we enjoyed ourselves so much.  Thank you Katy Strand and Pat Holt for your wonderful and gracious modeling and Lisa Movius for hair and makeup styling.  We’re a great team!  I look forward to next Fall’s show and am already planning my outfits!

Craftsy’s BIG Fall Course Sale!

Craftsy Sale Half offHave you heard Craftsy’s BIG Fall Course Sale is happening now? Learn from the world’s best instructors in the comfort of your home, when you shop up to 50% off ALL online classes! Once you enroll you can watch your classes anytime, anywhere, forever. Hurry, offer expires September 22, 2014 at 11:59 PM MT. Shop Craftsy’s BIG Fall Course Sale and save.

I can personally recommend The Ins and Outs of Grafting with Anne Hanson. I’ve learned so much from that class that I’ve been using for my knitwear design projects. I used to travel down to LA, wasting money on gas and hotels to stay down there for a whole weekend, and I never quite felt like I was able to get much out of it. With Craftsy classes I can watch and re-watch tutorials, and if I don’t use a technique for awhile, I can always go back and refresh my memory of it when I need to, its great.

(sponsored post)

Lacy Venus Scarf or Cowl

Venus is a new yarn from Patons with a thick and thin cotton feel to it. With 55% cotton, 40% acrylic and 5% nylon, it is very soft around the neck. This soft piece can be made as either a short summer scarf or cowl. For the cowl, just sew the ends together and wrap it around your neck twice!

Materials:
1 skein Patons Venus thick and thin yarn – 133 yards
Size 9 straight needles

Size:
5” X 44”

This scarf is so soft and cute, you’ll want one in every color!

 

Download the pattern now for $3

or get it free when you

buy the yarn from us!

Simple Crocheted ‘Now’ Poncho

This is a super easy warm poncho to wrap yourself in for those cold winter nights. Easy Crochet Poncho

You will need:

3 Skeins of Masala- Hyacinth Hues by Bernat (Yarn A) Bulky (5) 155 yds ea. skein

3 Skeins of Kooky- Fushia by Red Heart (Yarn B) Bulky (5) 108 yds ea. skein

Crochet Hook N or P

Gauge
8 DC = 4”
SC/ DC row pattern for 6 rows = 4”

Check your gauge before starting

 

Download the pattern now for $5 or

get it FREE when you buy the yarn from us!