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    Autumn Sale: starting now and continuing through the September Seminar we have a huge assortment of sale items. These include knitting machine accessories like
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      Autumn Sale: starting now and continuing through the September Seminar we have a huge assortment of sale items.

      These include knitting machine accessories like Ribber Covers, Intarsia Carriages, Linkers, Color Changers, and more.

      Pattern books for machine and hand knitting: large assortment of $5 books and magazines, $2 assortment, and TWO FOR $1.

      Clearance yarns are marked in the store, come see the assortment.

      $5.00 off any Yarn Winder in September! These include hand winders, ball winders, Daruma Twisters (only two still available), large wool winders, and electric cone yarn winders.

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      ~September Club Meetings and Classes at Rocking Horse Farm~


      Machine Embroidery Club, Sat. Sept. 4, 10am (free, all invited)

      Machine Knit Club, Sat. Sept. 4, 1:30pm (free, all invited)
      Demonstration Topic: News from the Mark Twain Knitting Seminar
      Show and Tell: bring any item to share

      Seminar prep day, Wednesday Sept. 15

      Fiber Friends, knit/crochet/spin/etc. on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, Sept. 21, 6-9pm

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      SEPTEMBER SEMINAR: Sept. 16-18, 2010

      Thursday evening Sept. 16th is optional, features a potluck meal, vendor shopping, pre-seminar special sales, and book reading by Author Nora Murphy 7-8pm.

      **Friday and Saturday Knitting Machine Classes will include:

      Afghans
      Baby Items
      Basic Beginner Class
      Bed Scarves (Bedspread Alternative)
      Cast-Ons and Bind Offs
      Christmas Stockings
      Crafty Ideas
      Designer Garments
      Fine Lace Used for Texture
      Finishing
      Float Control Using the Ribber
      G-Carriage Tips
      Lace Shawl
      Machine Cleaning and Repair
      Patchwork Knitting
      Rib Alternatives
      Seamless Socks: Knee High, Mini Cable, Hand Transfer Lace
      Two Color Double Bed Knitting
      Weaving on the Machine
      Woven Bags

      **Passap Knitting Machine Seminar Classes include:

      Starting at the Beginning
      Socks in the Round
      Passap Trims
      Knitting Fairisle Fabric like the Japanese Machines can
      Review, Discussions and Questions

      **DesignaKnit Software Classes (BRING YOUR LAPTOP!) will include:

      Basic Overview
      Customizing Standard Garment Shapes with Bust Dart and Waist Shaping
      Standard Garment Styling
      Personalization Using Stitch Designer

      **Other Seminar Classes will include:

      Blocking
      Clothes Line Capers (using Clothes Line for rugs, bags, bowls & more)
      Handknit & Crochet Sessions
      Vintage Sock Machine (CSM) beginner to advanced (bring machine!)
      Sewing & Embroidery Machine Projects
      Embroidery Digitizing & Software Sessions (bring laptop!)

      **Demonstrators:

      Charlene Shafer
      Pat Plett
      Carole Wurst
      Rose Ver Vooren
      Skip Grettum
      Jason Wurst
      Kris Boland
      Judy Blomgren
      Shawn Dolan (Repair Technician)
      Joyce Hirning (Passap)
      Nora Murphy (hand knitter)
      Jan Ebner (Sock Machines)
      Sharon Rassier (Sock Machines)
      Barb Kuklok (Sewing)
      Jerome Jensen (Embroidery & Digitizing)

      Check the "files" section for the registration form and tentative class schedule.
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