Hello 2010!! Yarn Lady has exciting new workshops scheduled for the new year. Check out your calender so you can save the dates for the following workshops!
Dyeing Your Own Yarn In this one-evening class you will have the opportunity to hand-paint your own yarn, finish it and take it home. You will also receive an easy pattern for using the sample you dyed! You will cover many techniques. All materials are included in the workshop fee of $75. Jan. 21 & Jan 28 Thur 5:30- 8 pm taught by Jan.
Cable Shrug Create this fun and flirty cabled shrug that looks great on all body types! This workshop will be over the course of four weeks. Jan. 22, 29, Feb 5 and 12 (fridays) 10 am -12 pm $50
Origami Jacket The construction of this jacket is not only flattering to every kind of body type, but also fun to knit! Chose a sock weight yarn, large needles and pair it with a picot edge. This workshop is taught in six sessions skipping every other week. $75, Jan 8, 22, Feb 5, 19, March 5, 19, 6-8pm W Taught by Laura.
"Steek It" Sweater In this workshop, we'll knit an almost seamless sweater in the round and turn it into a cardigan using steeks. The workshop is a series of six classes. Before each class, you will have homework. During class, we'll review the homework, go over techniques and answer questions. $125, Jan 8, 22, Feb 5, 19, Mar 5, 19, 6-7:30 pm, taught by Karen.
How to Knit Learn basic knitting skills in one small, individualized workshop. No experience needed. Jan 29, Fri, 6-8 pm $20, taught by Jan.
Easy Entrelac Scarf If you ever thought about learning Entrelac, this is the perfect class for you! You will love every stitch of this fun scarf. Two session workshop Jan.27 & Feb 3, Wed, 6-8 pm, $35 taught by Jan
How to Read a Knitting Pattern This lecture class will give students the opportunity to ask many questions and receive handouts full of tips and tricks Great for all level of knitters. This is a single session class. Jan. 13 & Jan 14, 6-8pm $20 taught by Jan.
How to Crochet Learn the basic skills of crochet skills in one small individualized workshop. No experience needed. Jan. 15, Fri, 6-8 pm, $20 taught by Jan.
How to Tunisian Crochet Learn the basic skills of tunisian crochet in one small individualized workshop. No experience needed. Jan. 22, Fri 6-8 pm, $20 taught by Jan.
How to Read a Crochet Pattern & Understand Diagrams This lecture class will give students the opportunity to ask many questions and receive handouts full of tips, as well as learning to decipher the amazing and helpful Crochet Diagram. This class is most helpful if you have crocheted previously. Jan. 20, Wed, 6-8 pm $20 taught by Jan.
Drop Spindle Join this workshop and try your hand at spinning. You will enjoy the soothing motion of spinning your own yarn. $35, Jan 14, Th, 6-8 pm taught by Karen
Intro to Weaving on a Knitters Loom You need to know to weave your first project on a knitter’s loom. Rental of looms are available for $30. This $30 can be applied to the purchase of a loom. Jan. 24, 9:30 am- 4:30 pm, $75, taught by Karen.
You must sign up and pay in advance to secure your space for the workshops. Workshop fees can not be refunded, but can be transfered.
We hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday and look forward to starting the year off with all of our fiber friends! Thank you for your continued support! Ginger Hess
Yarn Lady has been the capitol of knitting in Orange County, California for nearly twenty years. I was a customer before I was the owner. When the store became available I could not envision a world without Yarn Lady. Besides, where was I going to get my fiber fix? I learned to crochet from my Granny at a young age and later taught myself to knit… I have been hooked ever since.
My attraction to the fiber arts led me on a very interesting journey. First an art degree with a minor in weaving, then a career as a designer with a major textile mill. My designs led to the first million-yard fabric designed specifically for the casual furniture market. That led to a successful and still-active career designing furniture. In between all this I designed, manufactured and sold a successful line of Italian leather handbags, placing them at Anthropologie, Fred Seagle, and Verve to name a few. Prior to moving to California I started, developed and sold a successful full-line women’s boutique in Georgia. I believe all of those opportunities were a precursor to where my heart really lies: the fiber arts.
I am extremely fortunate to have a dedicated group of teachers and salespeople working with me. These women are each masters of their craft in their own right, and each brings diversity to the Yarn Lady. From the beginner to the advanced knitter, our team is committed to sharing and enhancing the love of fiber arts and providing the products and inspiration that create beautiful handmade objects.