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felting has been hot for a while, and it doesn’t seem likely to cool down anytime soon. and with good reason – felting is fun, fast, and freakishly fabulous. great for new knitters still trying to perfect their technique, and for seasoned vets looking for a quick-and-easy project, felting pretty much rocks. it can also be as easy or as difficult as the knitter or crocheter wants it to be – fair isle, intarsia, short-rows, i-cord, all can be a part of a felted finished object.

a new shipment of interweave knits’ felting special just arrived. this issue is broken down into 3 parts: felted knitting, wet felting, and needle felting. and, true to interweave’s form, the projects are all to die for. our ella rae classic or araucania nature wool and nature wool chunky are the perfect accompaniments to the felted knitting projects in this mag.

ella rae’s felted bags pattern book is divine. great for any skill level, all style sensibilities, and pretty much any knitter under the sun, this is a must-have book for the felter in you. we have almost 50 colors of ella rae’s classic wool, so whether you are a hot-pink-and-chartreuse wearing maven or a sedate-and-classical brown and grey type of gal (or guy), we’ve got your felting needs covered

and, did we mention our felting classes? here’s the 4-1-1 (please note that the 3rd class in the OneSkein series is NOT a felting class):

ONE SKEIN SERIES
Three projects from the book OneSkein by Leigh Radford
Beginner
$120 + 20% discount on class supplies for the 3-class series or $40 each class
with Laurie Ann Greenberg

OneSkein #1: Felted Bowls
Practice knitting with these adorable little felted bowls. Once you make one you won’t be able to stop! Sign up for this class and the other 2 OneSkein classes to receive 20% of the necessary book and materials.
Fridays, August 17, 24. 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Class needs: a copy of OneSkein, bulky-weight non-superwash wool, 1 24” circular size US 15 needle, set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles, size 15, stitch markers, tapestry needle.
OneSkein #2: Felted Clutch
Put your new knitting skills to use with this fashionable and easy-to-make felted clutch. Sign up for this class and the other OneSkein classes to receive 20% of the necessary book and materials.
Fridays, August 31 and September 7. 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Class needs: a copy of OneSkein, bulky-weight non-superwash wool, 1 24” circular size US 15 needle, buttons for embellishment.
OneSkein #3: Candy Wrapper Sachets
Fridays, September 14 and 21. 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Class needs: a copy of OneSkein, one skein Debbie Bliss Pure Silk, size US 3 DPNs.

Felted Bags
Flex those new knitting muscles with a large and functional felted bag. Warning: highly addictive!
Beginner
Sundays, August 19 and 26 and September 9 (no class will be held over the holiday weekend)
Julie Nelligan
$60
Class needs: the instructor will contact you with class needs.


If you are interested in registering for these, or any other, classes, please give us a call at 503.922.1150.


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