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Learn from the experts! We offer many specialty workshops and clinics taught by visiting instructors and authors as well on-going clinics taught by our highly experienced staff.

 
 

SPINZILLA IS COMING!
SPINZILLA IS COMING!
RUN TO YOUR WHEELS!

Spinzilla is a contest sponsored by The National Needlework Association to see who can spin the most yarn between October 1–7 (Spinning and Weaving Week). Teams around the world will try to spin enough yarn to cross the U.S. or maybe circle the world. To join the Shuttles team, please go to spinzilla.org between September 4–27 and sign up. The cost is $15, and the money goes to the TNNA Foundation with a goal of creating community partnerships which promote and encourage relationships between adults and youth, fostering curiosity, creativity and a feeling of achievement through the teaching of needle arts. We need 25 eager spinners! Come join the fun–check out our website, Facebook and Ravelry pages for further details. There will be surprises and prizes. We will start the week with our regular Spin–In and have a Measuring party on Monday, October 8 to see just how much yarn we have made.

To get ready for Spinzilla, come prepare your fiber on Monday, September 10 & 24, 7–9:30pm. We will have drum carders, combs and blending boards available to use so your fiber will be ready to go the minute Spinzilla starts!

JOHN MULLARKEY
TABLET WEAVING FROM AROUND THE WORLD
- $295
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, September 7, 8, & 9, 10am–4:30pm
Tablet weaving is truly an international art. We’ll study three different techniques from three different areas of the world and three different time periods: Kivrim, from Turkey which gives us the popular Ram’s Horn design and is fairly contemporary, Coptic Diamonds, from Egypt from over 1000 years ago, and Anglo-Saxon card weaving from the British Isles from around 1500 years ago. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

Internationally-recognized teacher John Mullarkey has been tablet weaving for over a decade. His work has been displayed in the Missouri History Museum, and garments using his card woven bands have been featured in international fashion shows. His designs are featured frequently in Handwoven. John is the primary author of A Tablet Weaver’s Pattern Book, and has produced two DVDs for Interweave Press: Tablet Weaving Made Easy and Double-Faced Tablet Weaving.

NANCY BUSH
ESTONIAN WEEKEND

ESTONIAN EMBELLISHMENTS - $80
Friday, October 12, 9:30am–12:30pm
There are many intriguing techniques used to decorate traditional Estonian knitting, especially the cuffs of gloves and mittens. In this class, we will make a colorful cuff or wrister incorporating horizontal braids and simple stitches that create appealing textures. These techniques can be applied to mittens, gloves, socks, and even sweaters. INTERMEDIATE KNITTING SKILLS WITH SOME EXPERIENCE WITH
DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES. MATERIALS PROVIDED.

USEFUL AND COLORFUL ESTONIAN CAST ONS - $70
Friday, October 12, 1:30–4:30pm
The Estonians have many interesting ways to cast on for their knitting, each giving a unique effect. Students will learn several different ways to cast on, including variations of a decorative braided cast on and an outstanding, stretchy and bold cast on for socks, when to use each technique and what makes each one special. INTERMEDIATE KNITTING SKILLS REQUIRED. MATERIALS PROVIDED.

ESTONIAN GLOVES WITH ROOSITUDE PATTERNING - $280
Saturday, October 13 & Sunday, October 14, 10am–4:30pm
This class will cover the interesting and unique knitting traditions found in traditional hand knitted gloves from Estonia. We will begin with a bit of history of these colorful hand coverings, look at some unique cast ons and then begin our own gloves. The focus will be on several different techniques used in the cuffs, decorative braids and an inlay technique for adding color and pattern. Glove construction (those pesky fingers) will also be covered.
INTERMEDIATE KNITTING SKILLS WITH EXPERIENCE ON DOUBLE
POINTED NEEDLES. MATERIALS PROVIDED.

Nancy Bush found her passion for traditional hand knitting via a degree in Art History and postgraduate studies in color design and weaving in San Francisco and Sweden. Her designs and articles have appeared in Interweave Knits, Spin-Off, Vogue Knitting, and Threads. She has taught workshops for guilds, shops and at conferences throughout the United States and Canada, as well as in Finland, France and Estonia. She owns The Wooly West, a mail order and online yarn business in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her specialty is Estonian traditional knitting. She is the author of Folk Socks (1994), Folk Knitting in Estonia (1999), Knitting on the Road (2001), Knitting Vintage Socks (2005) and Knitted Lace of Estonia (2008), all published by Interweave Press.

CLEMES & CLEMES WEEKEND
Henry & Roy Clemes, Instructors

DRUM CARDING EXPERIENCE PREFERRED. WHILE THE TECHNIQUES IN THIS CLASS AREN’T OVERWHELMING, THE AMOUNT OF FIBER MAY BE A BIT MUCH FOR A BEGINNER. STUDENTS WILL WORK ON AN ELITE SERIES CRANKLESS CARDER PROVIDED BY THE INSTRUCTORS. MATERIALS
PROVIDED.

DRUM CARDING FOR FELTERS
$150
Saturday, November 3, 10am–4:30pm
Drum carders are often viewed as a fiber prep tool for hand spinners, while felters tend to gravitate towards off-the-shelf, commercially dyed and prepared fibers. In this class, students will learn how both woolen and semi-worsted batts can be advantageous for felting. Student will create several batts in a variety of fibers, styles, textures, and colors.

COLOR THEORY IN DRUM CARDING
$150
Sunday, November 4, 10am–4:30pm
We all learned in third grade art class that blue & yellow make green, but what if you want to step beyond this basic concept and explore the entire rainbow? This is color play for fiber artists! In this class, students will learn the theory behind how colors mix and use this knowledge to make their own fiber color wheel, as well as card a gradient batt of complementary colors. While Henry & Roy know a thing or two about making and using drum carders, their expertise in color theory is admittedly a bit lacking. So, all research for this class and color theory concepts are the work of chemist, color maven, and indie dyer Kimber Baldwin of Fiber Optic Yarns.

Henry and Roy Clemes are a father and son duo making innovative, generational fiber art equipment in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1970. Henry began wood turning when he bought a wood lathe at the age of eight and has been building fiber art equipment for over 50 years. Roy grew up in the family’s wood shop and is one of the few 30-year-olds with 25 years of experience in his field. In addition to making simple, efficient, graceful, and durable fiber art equipment, they regularly consult and instruct spinners, felters, fiber producers, and professional fiber artists on fiber preparation for hand spinning.

ANN BUDD
BETTER-THAN-BOOTIES BABY SOCKS
$115
Saturday, December 8, 10am–4:30pm
Tired of baby booties? Knit a pair of adorable baby socks instead! In this class, you’ll learn the decorative Channel Island cast-on, master short-row heels and toes and learn a decorative zigzag bind-off . These small socks, modeled after the Better-Than-Booties in the Summer 2005 issue of Interweave Knits, are ideal for using up leftover sock yarn and
delighting new mothers. INTERMEDIATE KNITTING SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE WORKING ON DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES OR MAGIC LOOP OR TWO CIRCULARS WITH FINGERING WEIGHT SOCK YARN REQUIRED.

Ann Budd is the author of more than a dozen books including THE KNITTER’S HANDY BOOK series, GETTING STARTED KNITTING SOCKS, SOCK KNITTING MASTER CLASS and many of the STYLE series. She teaches classes on land, at sea, and around the world. Learn more at annbuddknits.com.

Community Knitting
3RD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH $5 DONATION
September 18, October 16 & November 20, 7-8:30pm
Roxana Bartlett, instructor
We are happy knitters dedicated to helping children in need in our area. We donate our knitting to Clinica, ECHO House and Sister Carmen Center. Every month we do a different project – check our website for more information. We are always eager to have new members! Come and join in the fun!
Web site: groups.yahoo.com/group/communityknitting/



 

 
Spinzilla

 

We are conveniently located in the
Table Mesa Shopping Center
635 South Broadway, Unit E, Boulder, CO 80305

Tel: (303) 494-1071 Fax: (303) 554-6593
Email: shuttles@shuttlesspindlesandskeins.com

Hours: Mon. 12-6, Tues. - Sat. 10-6 Closed Sundays
Holiday Closures:
Monday, September 3, Labor Day
Thursday, November 22, Thanksgiving Day
Monday, December 24, Christmas Eve
Tuesday, December 25, Christmas Day
Tuesday, January 1, New Year’s Day
Wednesday, January 2, Closed for Inventory

Special Holiday Shopping Hours
We will be open Sundays on December 9, 16, and 23 from
1pm to 5pm for your shopping convenience.


We accept: Visa/MasterCard/Discover

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Discount Policy
During a class students receive a 10% discount on products sold by Shuttles, Spindles & Skeins.

A 20% discount is available for a bulk yarn purchase of $250. (For $200 plus tax you get $250 worth of yarn.)

A 25% discount is available for a bulk yarn purchase of $350. (For $262.50 plus tax you get $350 worth of yarn.)

No credit cards for bulk purchases.
BULK PURCHASES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

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Shuttles, Spindles & Skeins, Inc • Located in the Table Mesa Shopping Center 635 South Broadway, Unit E, Boulder, CO 80305
TEL (303) 494-1071 FAX (303) 554-6593 Open Mon. 12-6, Tues. - Sat. 10-6 Visa/MasterCard/Discover


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