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 Heindselman's Knit & Gift
America's Oldest Yarn Shop

MARCH, 2021

HAS SPRING FINALLY SPRUNG?


As this is being written we have had at least two false alarm springs. We hope that by the time you are reading this, spring is finally here for good. To get ready, we have a fun slate of spring classes where you can pick up new skills and / or dye your own yarn to use this spring and summer. join us and swing into spring like a champ!

MIMMA ROSE ON SALE

All Mimma Rose products are 20% off in March! She's sewing her fingers down to nubs making sure we have a great selection of her beautiful products. She makes the super popular baby blanket/burp cloth sets ready to be edged in crochet, but have you seen her other great items, including the great aprons, casserole carriers, hot mitts, popcorn microwave bags, bowl cozies, project bags, and the outstanding, machine washable, waterproof fabric-on-one-side-vinyl- on-the-other picnic blankets that roll up for convenient storage? And there's more! Don't miss these fabulous products, all at 20% off for the month of March.

CRICKET LOOM CLUB


We know a lot of you have the great Schacht Cricket rigid heddle loom...we know that because we can hardly keep them in stock. We also know there are bunch of other rigid heddle looms out there. Finally, we know you all need your own night! Join Kathy on the 1st Tuesday of each months for Cricket Club. Bring your Cricket or any rigid heddle loom - each month to learn new techniques, participate in group weaving projects, weave-alongs, and more! To kick it off in April bring your loom with whatever your current project is - and bring your ideas. It will be an evening of weaving together and a time to chart the course for upcoming projects. This is your group - you get to decide what you want to do with Kathy as your guide. 1st Tuesday of every month, 6-8pm. The first meeting is April 5th, at 6:oopm.


72 HOUR AFGHAN

It is becoming a semi-annual even that we really look froward to. The 72 hour afghan event is back, Friday, April 1st to Monday, April 4th. Pull a bulky yarn afghan pattern out of a hat on Friday. Finish the afghan over the weekend and bring the finished afghan in to the store 72 hours later (Monday) and get 50% off whatever you spend on yarn! IMPORTANT!!! You don’t have to wait until Friday to get your yarn, and we can email you your pattern! That means you can participate even if you can only get into the store on Monday, AND you can use hand dyed Raven Frog yarns that need to be pre-ordered. We gotcha! And does anyone *really* have too many afghans?



OPEN KNIT, CROCHET AND KNITFLIX NIGHTS

6-9pm every Wednesday and Thursday. Come in for FREE help on any project, or just enjoy knitting or crocheting with others while eating chocolate and having a FUN runaway night! On Wednesdays from 7-9pm we plug in a fun movie, sit around on the couch and work on our projects, oh yeah, and have snacks, including popcorn! As far as we can tell it is the most fun you can have on a Wednesday with your clothes on. Free, just enjoy the evening.


SPRING CLASSES

The fun classes with lots of friends. Check out our new classes in yarn dyeing, wet felting and soap making! And of course lots of other requested subjects. Get ready to have fun learning something new! Please contact the store @ (801) 373-5193 to register for any of the classes that strikes your fancy!

Knitting

FIX THAT KNITTING

Join Hava and learn common fix techniques to save your work without ripping back. Repair dropped stitches, correct decreases that learn the wrong direction, and a lot more. Learn why a crochet hook is a knitter's best friend. Bring your questions and problems and what happens at the table, stays at the table. Tuesday, Apr 5, 6-8pm. $15.00

SEASONAL WREATH:
Use giant "yarn" to create a wreath that leaves no doubt that a fiber artist lives behind that door. Then work seasonal bouquets to switch out for each season. Bobbi will have you breeze through making the wreath base in class. Then you will receive patterns for the knitted or crocheted embellishments to keep it current for all yarn. Saturday, Apr 9, 10am-Noon. $50.00 includes wreath base supplies.

INTARSIA
Intarsia is a color work technique that leaves no floats and produces a fabric that looks equally nice on either side. It is particularly useful for designs that need tiny little spots of color, or big blocks of color, or any time you don't want floats. It also takes stash busting projects to a whole new level, creating a very sophisticated finished project. Join Bobbi to learn this technique and complete a versatile, asymmetrical triangle shawl. Thursday, Mar 31, Apr 7, 14. $30 plus supplies.

CROCHET

AMIGURUMI EASTER BUNNY WITH CHANGEABLE OUTFITS
Join Lisa to crochet this adorable bunny that can be dressed up in a full array of outfits. Have it done in time for EAster with time to spare. Tuesdays, Mar 22, 29, Apr 5.
JUGGLING BUNNIES
Little (and totally adorable) crochet bunnies are weighted at the base and can be tossed around like bean bags, or juggled! Lisa leads you through this fun project - making the bunnies that is, Lisa will not be teaching you to juggle. Wednesdays, Mar 30 and Apr 6.
SEASONAL WREATH
Use giant "yarn" to creative a wreath that leaves no doubt that a fiber artist lives behind that door. Then work seasonal bouquets to switch out for each season. Bobbi will have you breeze through making the wreath base in class. Then you will receive patterns for the knitted or crocheted embellishments to keep it current for all year. Saturday, Apr 9, 10am-Noon. $50.00 includes wreath base supplies.

SOAP MAKING

BASIC SOAP MAKING:
Kathy teaches this demonstration class. Learn how fats combine with lye in saponification. Included is your choice choice of a soapmking kit to make 20 bars of soap at home, or 10 bars of Kathy's handmade soaps. Thursday, March 31, 6-8pm, OR Saturday, Apr 16, 2-4pm. $65.00. Includes all supplies. NOTE:: We now have soap making kits. Everything you need to make real home made soap measured out, with complete instructions. Makes 18-22 full size bars of soap. Just $49.50.

SPINNING

BEGINNING SPINNING:
Welcome to your newest addiction! Learn to spin your own yarn from fiber. Join Bobbi as she takes you through the whole process. Students will learn to spin both on a drop spindle and a spinning wheel, and will try different wheels and fibers. Students will be spinning yarn comfortable on a spinning wheel by the end of class. Tuesdays, April 12, 19, 26, May 3. $75.00 includes use of spindle, whell and all supplies.
SPINNING 201:
You have learned to spin yarn, now what? Bobbi will introduce you to new fibers and techniques including various plying techniques. Learn to adjust your wheel settings for the result you want. Students bring a wheel and 2 bobbins about half full with single ply yarn, or use one of our wheels (check in advance so you can spin your samples). Tuesday, April 5, 6-8pm. $30.00 includes all supplies.
SPINNING LONG DRAW:
Open up your options with long draw. Besides being so FAST, long draw produces a lovely, soft, lofty yarn. Long draw is also great for
creating halo with fibers such as angora and aplaca, and is great for short fibers like merino. And let's face it, when you are sitting at the wheel spinning long lengths of yarn and you are doing it one handed...it draws an admiring crowd, and who doesn't need that once in a while? Prerequisite: can comfortably spin single ply yarn at a wheel. Wednesday, Apr 6th, 6-8pm. $30.00 includes all supplies.

WEAVING

BEGINNING BAND WEAVING:
Band weaving is an art unto itself, as simple or as complex as you want to make it. Learn to use the inkle loom and complete 2 bands, all in single workshop! Victoria teaches warping and weaving on the portable, inexpensive inkle loom and your next fiber arts adventure has begun. Class fee includes all supplies and use of the inkle loom. Looms are available for purchase. 2 different classes: Saturday, Mar 26th, 10am -2pm, OR Tuesday, Apr 26, 4-8pm. $40.00.


FELTING

WET FELTED BOWL:
Make a felt bowl from unspun wool fiber. Shape the wool over a mold, apply hot soapy water and friction to create a sturdy felt fabric finished piece. Saturday, Apr. 9, 2-4pm. $25.00 includes all supplies.

DYEING

HAND PAINTED YARN:
This class filled up so quickly the first time we are offering multiple opportunities for you to take it this time. Dye your own merino yarn (or sock blank) in this fun class. Learn some basic color combining rules and god for it! Choose the colors and hand paint your choice of an 8oz. skein of worsted weight 100% superwash merino yarn, a 4 oz. skein of merino/cashmere/nylon sock yarn or a merino/nylon sock blank. You will take home a completed, very wet skein of yarn. Friday, Apr 8, 6-8PM OR Saturday, Apr 9, Noon-2PM, $40.00 includes all supplies.



FREE HELP and INSTRUCTIONS

Remember, with any project you purchase at Heindselman's, you can come in at ANY time during our regular hours and we will sit with you on a one to one basis and help you with the project you are working on. We can help fix mistakes (because we have made all the mistakes enough times so we know how to fix them), as well as just simple help. Every day we have knitters, our best crocheters are here on Wed, Fri, and Saturday, and of course you can come in to our open knit/crochet nights on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 - 8:00pm.

APRIL ART STROLL TIE DYE SOCKS

The 1st Friday of the month is the downtown Provo Art Stroll. Learn more at utahvalley.com. We usually have something going on for Art Stroll but April 1st is special! We will be set up in front of the store (6:00-9:00pm) with everything you need to tie dye a pair of bamboo/cotton socks and go! you take your wet socks with you ( neatly enclosed in a zip lock bag) with washing instructions. These socks are super soft, great for summer, and they easily take the dye. Put your favorite colors on your newest favorite socks! Adult sizes are just $10/pair. Babies and children sizes are less. Discounts for multiple pairs. Come dye socks and enjoy the spring evening on April 1st.

A QUESTION OF PERSPECTIVE

It is no secret that we are living in troubled times. Watching the news and considering the possible outcomes to what we see can be frightening at best. Topics covered while sitting at the table at Heindselman's pretty much run the gamut, and current events is a common discussion. A recent conversation about where the world is heading got us to thinking. Established in 1904, Heindselman's is the oldest yarn shop in the country. It has been in operation uninterrupted for 118 years. During that time there have been two heinous world wars, a world wide depression, multiple other tragic wars and conflicts, deadly epidemics, economic recessions, political upheavals, the cold war, and recently of course, COVID, and now yet another chapter of war and uncertainty opening up in the world.

Throughout the years  many of the aforementioned events were seen as the inevitable end of the world. Looking forward at the time it seemed there was simple no way to survive it. And yet, the world survived. The world healed. The world has learned. We will press on this time too. We will pray for peace, we will do our best to be part of the solution and we will continue to create with our hands items capable of lasting for generations, because there will be generations to enjoy them. 118 years through some terrifying and amazing times, and there is one reason only that Heindselman's can make that claim. We owe everything to our wonderful customers, we know that and we can't thank you enough.

We have been here a long time and we intended to be here for a long time into the future, thanks to you.

Carry on, bring your project and come sit with us at the table any time.