Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Getting Worked Up!

Persian Poppies colour workshop from KAN 2010
Skeinz is proud to be support Knit August Nights again this year.  Held in our home town of Napier, KAN:2 is a knitters retreat weekend & a series of fibre workshops.  If you think you wish to escape the Winter blues you can register to attend the retreat in its entirety, however this year you are also able to attend individual workshops.
Getting to grips with socks

There are 10 workshops covering a variety of topics:  Design, pattern interpretation, colour, spindle spinning, project troubleshooting & even steeking.  We are accepting workshop registrations at Skeinz in Husheer Place or you can visit the website & register there.

The Knitters Market on Sunday 9 til noon.
Also as part of KAN:2 is the Sunday Knitters Market.  Last year we were swamped with knitters & yarn lovers, all coming to soak up the delicious yarns on offer.  Many of the traders are online retailers, so the market is a rare chance to touch, fondle & meet the people behind these beautiful yarns.  Skeinz too is there in force & we always save some extra end of season specials to tempt you.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

August Adoption

Christine from Creative Napier with our 'Tree Anenome'
At Skeinz we are very proud to be supporting a special Napier Community fibre art installation.  Along with Creative Napier & Napier Inner City Marketing we are endeavouring to have the 99 trees that line Emerson Street (the heart of the Napier CBD) adopted by knitters, crocheters & other fibre artists.  Once adopted, we need the new tree parents to create a unique 'Tree Cosy' for their new tree child.

Christine (from Creative Napier) & I have already made our 'Tree Anenome' & I have also made another 'Autumnal Cosy' which is on display at the Skeinz shop.

If you think you'd  like to adopt a tree, contact Skeinz, we have adoption papers available.  The installation will be up from August 13th - 28th - so if you are attending Knit August Nights for out of town you will be able to see your tree child & cosy.