909 Minot Avenue
Auburn ME 04210
Tue 10-8 pm
Wed-Fri. 10-5
Sat 10-4

22nd Anniversary Sale

Our 23rd Anniversary Sale will be July 5th to the 15th. Sure have lots of very fond memories of those 23 years! We are so grateful to you, our customer, for helping to make this occasion something to celebrate. The best way to celebrate and say thank you is with a sale!! So here are the specials:
All fabric, yarn, basketry supplies, notions, patterns and books will be 20% off store wide.
Sale fabric that was 40% off will be $5. per yard for cottons, and $6. per yard for batiks. Sale Fat Quarters will be $1.50, and sale Half Yards will be $3.00
Sale yarns that were 30% off will be 50% off
If you finish a bolt of regularly priced fabric, you will receive 25% off.
“Yard Sale” table to include selected quilting and knitting books will be $5.00 each, selected yarns at 75% off, and selected fabrics at $3 per yard.
So stop by and wish us a happy anniversary and take advantage of these great deals!!

Row by Row

Don’t forget that Row by Row has begun. Here is a picture of our row for 2017, along with our license plate:

Yarn Cruise
The first Maine Yarn Cruise is underway, and is off to an amazing start. We have had knitters from many parts of Maine, and other states, visiting the shop and sharing their excitement over this new event. There are 18 participating shops across Maine. Each shop is giving out a monthly door prize, and a grand prize at the end of the event, which gives people lots of chances to win. The Cruise started on May 26th and ends on September 4th, so there is still lots of time to join the fun. We still have those lovely Yarn Cruise bags and passports here if you want to join….the cost is $9.50. A great way to visit some of the loveliest parts of our beautiful state!

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Upcoming Classes

We have some new classes coming up over the next few months, for a full and detailed listing, click here to go to the classes section of our website

Tunic Class

We are so thrilled by the response we have had to Mary McFarland’s clothing classes. The favorite is definitely the Tunic Class. In this class, you will make a basic shirt/tunic, with a choice of neck line and arm construction, and make a pattern to fit YOU. You will then construct a garment based on the pattern you create. At the end of this class, you will have a new tunic and a pattern that is custom fitted to you. Mary has a long history of making elegant one of a kind garments and we are so happy that she will teach this class! This is a two day class held on two consecutive days from 9:30 to 3:30. Because of the need to custom tailor each garment, class size will be limited to 4 people.
This class is Friday, August 11th and Saturday, August 12th from 9:30 to 3:30. The class is $85 per day or $170 for the two days. This class will also be offered on October 6 & 7th.

Working with Knit Fabrics 101

We are delighted to have Christina McGinley teach this class. Christina is a prolific clothing maker, with lots of experience and enthusiasm for garment sewing. This class deals exclusively with knit fabrics. Christina will help you understand various types of knits, how to use pdf patterns, along with the basics of putting together a “one hour top”. She will also talk about embellishments, changing neck lines, etc. A great way to learn the joy of sewing with knits! The class is July 15th from 10:00 – 2:30pm. This class will also be offered on August 3rd 12:30 to 4:30.

Willow Tank Dress

Christina McGinley has recently joined our teaching staff here, and has inspired us with her garment making skills and enthusiasm. This class will focus on using woven fabrics (cotton, linen, batiks, or cotton linen blends) Christina will help you learn to do french seams as an alternative to serging for woven garments, and the use of bias binding as a neck and sleeve finish. This is a great class for sewers who would like to enter or re-enter the world of garment-making. The class is July 20th from 12:30 – 4:30pm.

Landscapes or Fish with Jo Diggs

This day long class led by Jo Diggs provides the option of doing a landscape or fish (underwater landscape), using fabric. Jo does her work by hand, but machines are welcomed for those who would prefer to work that way. Jo is an inspiring teacher, as well as a gifted quilt artist! Please choose either August 4th or 5th as your first choice, and we will try to accommodate you.

Beginning Free Motion Machine Quilting

Betsy will be offering a Beginning Free Motion quilting class on July 8th for beginners, from 9 to noon. The class includes an overview of the machine quilting process and then lots of practice with various free motion patterns. This is a great class to get you started or to give yourself a little boost of confidence. This class will also be offered on Friday, August 18th from 1pm to 4pm.

Basket Class

Donele Monte, an accomplished weaver and fabulous teacher will be returning for a week-end Nantucket Basket Class on October 28 and 29. Donele has literally hundreds of basket molds to choose from, and supplies the finest basketry materials….its a great way to spend a week-end!!