Is January THAT month? We all hear the radio/TV ads for weight loss; RRSP season; down-sizing; stash-busting, taxes; and more weight loss controversy . . .
I am honoured be to be finishing my 2nd year working at The Crafty Lady. I am learning there is also a season when more people want to learn a new craft. Early in a new year seems to be the season. I just found this on the internet - and it also applies to crochet, cross-stitch - any creative repetitive craft.
This is a blatant exaggeration. If you can knit and purl - you can do anything with a little bit of help and encouragement. There are more stitches to learn for crochet, but if you are comfortable with a basic single crochet stitch, again - with some practice - you can do anything. From my limited experience - this is true for most skills.
Please note: the staff at The Crafty Lady have a lot of knowledge for a number of crafts. We do lessons (not classes). We ask you to book in advance to ensure we have two staff on, one to teach you and one to help the other customers. We charge $15/hour (in 20 minute increments) and anything you purchase for the lesson is 10% off. I was going to say we have a combined experience of over 75 years, but may be understating our combined years of crafting by about 50 years.
We do have one common goal - to help you to the point you get excited to read a pattern described as "heirloom" and have the confidence to actually complete it, and comfortable owing that you did it!
January and February are often the coldest months of the year, a great time for learning new skills, picking up a great book and or snuggling - either good yarn or loved ones.
Speaking of January, until the end of the month - Margaret (one of The Crafty Ladies) and her friend Mary have a display of art quilting on at the LMC. Please stop in and explore their work from a trip to Scotland in 2017.
And while we are snuggling on a cool/cold winter's evening, this week's 75% off special, will help you to keep to your budget while providing a great yarn for any number of projects (limited colours).
55% nylon/45% acrylic - 50g/165m
Written by Anne, who is learning every day at TCL, and warning you - we are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the store opening - NEXT MONTH. Come in to see often as I have been led to believe the sales will be daily specials (not officially confirmed by the owner). Please help us honour a small, local, independent business.