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ANNOUNCING NEW OWNERS OF VILLAGE NEEDLEWORK! THE ACKERMAN FAMILY


NOW OPEN IN MARION SQUARE PLAZA


Marion Square Plaza,
1123 7th Ave., Marion, Iowa
319-362-3271

Next to the Marion Square


Knit Happy Club
Leader: Staff

Cost: $5

Dates: 2nd Wednesday's 10:00-12:00 or 1st Thursday’s 5:30-7:30

This is a fun way to learn a new technique and/or refresh your skills. Bring your knitting needles and scissors. You will get to sample different yarns in our store.


Knitting Refresher
Leader: Joan Ackerman

Cost: $30 plus materials

Dates and Times: March 30, April 13 10:00-Noon or April 1 & 15 5:30-7:30

This is the second half of the Beginning Knitting class or if you know the basic knit and purl in the flat, this is for you. We will learn more stitches, how to increase and decrease, and how to knit in the round. Please bring your knitting needles, markers and scissors. Also have a beginning level pattern of your choice for your project. We will identify yarns needed for it and you will begin the project at the second session.


Punch Needle
Leader: Joan Ackerman

Cost: $15 plus materials

Dates: April 4

Time: 1:00-3:00

You will learn the basics of punch needle and get started on a project of your choice. Please stop in and pick your pattern and supplies before the class starts.


Beginning Bead Stringing
Leader: Joan

Cost: $15 plus materials

Dates and Times: April 6th 5:30-7:30 or April 15th 1:00-3:00

You will learn the basics of stringing beads for a single strand bracelet. We will discuss the different components for bracelets and necklaces.


Crochet Refresher
Leader: Joan Ackerman

Cost: $30 plus materials

Dates and Time: April 8 & 22 1:00-3:00 or April 8 & 22 5:30-7:30

This is the second half of Beginning Crochet or if you know the basic chain and single crochet in the flat, this is for you. We will learn more stitches, how to increase and decrease, and how to crochet in the round. Please bring your crochet hooks and scissors. Also have a beginning level pattern of your choice for your project. We will identify yarns needed for it and you will begin the project at the second session.


Beginning Beading –Peyote
Leader: Joan

Cost: $30 plus materials

Dates and Time: April 9 & 23 10:00-noon or April 30 & May 14 5:30-7:30

You will learn the basics of flat and round peyote stitching while making 2 different bracelets. Please purchase your beading supplies prior to class. Staff will assist you in selecting the supplies. If you have round and flat nose pliers, please bring them to class.


Beginning Felting
Leader: Staff

Cost: $30 plus $20 material fee

Dates and Time: April 10 & 24 1:00-3:00 or April 29 & May 13 5:30-7:30

Basic knitting or crochet in the round knowledge is required. We will be making a bag and learning to make long straps and flower embellishment. Please bring scissors and crochet hooks or knitting needles to class.


Monthly Canvas Group
Leader: Staff

Monthly on 2nd Sat, 1-4pm

This is a year-round group which is for new and existing group members. We are starting a second group. Bring your own project or in the project selected by the group.


Crochet Happy Club
Leader: Staff

Cost: $5

3rd Saturday's 10:00-noon

This is a fun way to learn a new technique and/or refresh your skills. Bring your knitting needles and scissors. You will get to sample different yarns in our store.


Knitting Wednesday's 10:00-Noon
Leader: Staff

Bring a friend and any project you are currently working on and enjoy the company of others. This is a good time to see what others are doing and get help if you need it.


Crochet Friday's 10:00-Noon
Leader: Staff

Bring a friend and any project you are currently working on and enjoy the company of others. This is a good time to see what others are doing and get help if you need it.


Beading Monday's 10:00-12:00 or 5:30-7:30
Leader: Staff

Bring a friend and any project you are currently working on and enjoy the company of others. This is a good time to see what others are doing and get help if you need it.


Beginning Knitting
Leader: Joan

When: Monday 6:00-8:00 pm on Oct 5, 12, & 26
Cost: $45 (plus $25 kit fee)
This is a four-session class where you can learn a new skill or refresh your skills. Students will learn to cast on & off, knit, purl, yarn over, increase & decrease. Then you can pick a beginning level pattern and receive assistance in starting the project.


Beginning Crochet
Leader: Joan

When: Friday 10:00am to Noon on Oct 9, 16, & 23
Cost: $45 (plus $25 kit fee)
Learn a new skill or refresh your crochet skills. This is a four-session class. Students will learn about threads/yarns and crochet hooks and learn the basic stitches including: chain, single & double crochet, clusters, shells, increase & decrease, and v-stitch. Then you can pick a beginning level pattern and receive assistance in starting the project.


Beginning Embroidery (surface or crewel)
Leader: Joan

When: Wednesdays 1:00-3:00 pm on Oct 14 & 21

Cost: $30 (plus $15 kit fee)

Learn the old tradition of basic embroidery. This is a two-session class for beginning embroidery. Basic stitches included are: back, chain, daisy, feather, eyelet, running, satin, & stem stitches and colonial & French knot. We will explore different threads.


Beginning Weaving
Leader: Joan Ackerman

When: Saturday October 17 & 24, 10 AM - 3:00 PM with lunch break

Cost: $65 (plus cost of yarn)

Spend a day learning how to warp a rigid-heddle loom. We all have a lot of (leftover) yarn so bring some coordinating color yarns from your stash and use them in creating a plain weave scarf project. A rigid-heddle loom will be provided for your use during the class time. You may rent it after the class has ended if you do not get your project complete.


Community Stitching on 4th Thurs, 1-3pm
Leader: Staff

If you have some extra time and enjoy stitching, join us in making holiday gifts for senior citizens. Our goal is to deliver stitched door hangers and lap robes to various care facilities in the community. We cross stitch and make up into small pillow type door hangers and knit or crochet the lap robes. We would welcome whoever wants to join in. The more we have the more people we can cheer up. If you can’t attend but would like to contribute supplies (fabric, stuffing, threads, Aida cloth, etc) or finished cross stitched pieces, please call the store at 319-362-3271 for details.


Cross Stitch Open Stitching on 4th Sat, 1-4pm
Leader: Staff

Monthly on 4th Sat, 1-4pm

Join a new Cross Stitch Group, bring a friend or just bring your cross stitch project for a fun morning. Share your experiences and learn from each other.

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