Join our Coloring Group!!

Join our Coloring Group!!

Okay so I’m super excited to announce that I am starting a Coloring Collective in Big Bear!

So grab your markers and join me on a mission to bring color and beauty into our lives!

Coloring is not just for kids these days, there have been many beautiful and intricate coloring books published for adults, Check out this beautiful design by Johanna Basford from her “Enchanted Forest” coloring book.

Enchanted Forest Johanna Basford Coloring Book

Best of all, its not an idle waste of time, coloring is part of a healthy lifestyle! Coloring has been proven to lower stress levels; the meditative quality of focusing on process over results forces people to slow down and let go of the pressures of having to perform. Ironically, taking time for yourself can improve your performance at work. Getting creative in your free time, giving yourself the space to explore different styles and techniques for coloring, has been shown to enable people to be more creative in the work place, leading to better problem solving and brainstorming.

Coloring in groups, however, amplifies these benefits as people have the opportunity to connect with others, learn from each other, and offer support when needed. Plus the benefits of working collaboratively with others have been scientifically proven to release Oxytocin into the brain creating a sense of well-being and belonging.

Our group meets every Tuesday night 6-8pm at Yarn Designers Boutique, 439 W. Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City, CA 92314. Bring a bottle of wine, or your favorite tipple. We’ll have markers and pencils for you to use, or bring your own if you have some you really like. Please bring your own coloring books or designs, we’ll also have some fabulous coloring books for you to buy to get you started!

Join our Facebook group to stay in touch with everyone and let us know you’re coming!

Participation is $5 or FREE when you spend $10 on supplies, books, and such.

So I say again… Rise up with your markers, pens, and crayons… join me on an mission of creativity, color, and connection, and get happy along the way!




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 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:

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.



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!

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