13
Jun

How to make a homemade stuffed animal!

This article I read is fascinating! To make a homemade stuffed animal without spending much money, brilliant! I also found this article on craftzine. Graduation is such a big event, and you’re likely to spend a lot on that celebration, why not make a crocheted animal from scratch, you can even choose your own color and size! You can actually benefit from it in many different ways; you can crochet this in your spare time, your children or friends will enjoy this lovely gift, and it’s  just plain cute! Try it, it really works! icon biggrin How to make a homemade stuffed animal!

Posted by Urban Fauna Studio Intern::Tina Li

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13
Jun

Great way to organize your materials!

This is what I found interesting at Craftzine, the 3 Tiered stand.  This is a great way to organize your buttons.  The glass jar is very decorative and an easy, inexpensive way to store your buttons and other knitting essentials.  You can also paint the jar with lively colors that brighten up your mood and the room. This wouldn’t take up a lot of space since you are stacking everything up with a tiered rack.

Posted by Urban Fauna Studio Intern::Tina Li

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11
Jun

Tuesday Craft Camps at Urban Fauna Studio

This summer we’re offering a half day workshop series of crafty Tuesdays for kids….

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Kid Crafts Tuesdays

Dates: Tuesdays starting June 28th
Time: 1-5 PM
Level of Experience: None required
Recommended Age Group: Age 8 and up
Class Size: 8 (Minimum 3)
Instructor: Kira Dulaney and UFS Staff
For class registration policies,  CLICK HERE

Join us for a weekly exploration into the world of fiber and handcrafts. Great for boys and girls ages 8 and above. All materials are included in the class registration! Just show up with a snack or lunch and the desire to get your craft on!

6/28  Needle Felting: sushi
and cupcakes

Learn the basics of needle felting and beyond while making cute woolly food for you and your friends. Students will come away with several finished projects and ideas for creating an whole banquet of felted food items!

7/5  Coiled Baskets
Basket making has been a handcraft found all around the world.  With simple houehold supplies and yarn you can make a fun coiled basket too! Learn about the art of basket making and make a small colorful basket to take home!

7/12  Embroidery & Cross Stitch
Learn the basics of embroidery and cross stitch using floss and a needle. Students will learn to use a pattern and explore the option of creating their own designs! These stitching skills are great for decoration of bags, backpacks, clothing and more!

7/19 Wet felted coin purses
Learn the basics of wet felting using a resist form to make a cool and unique coin purse or pouch. Kids will learn to
create seamless pouches, and basic sewing to apply a button hole and any other embellishments they choose. This technique can be used to make all kinds of purses and bags!

7/26 Hand Sewn Party Turtle
Learn to sew a plush turtle using wool felt, thread and a little imagination! Embellish your turtle with needle felted spots and a party hat! Basic stitching, cutting and piecing of fabrics will be learned by the students while making this rockin’ turtle buddy.

8/2 Knitted bracelets, necklaces and snakes
Learn a basic knitting stitch to make all kinds of bracelets, necklaces and cool knitted snakes. Students will learn the basic i-cord stitch and modify it to make a variety of accessories by the end of day.

8/9 Rainbow Felt Coasters, Magnets and Mobiles
Using thin strips of wool felt and glue, students will make colorful coasters, magnets and mobiles. Great project for use of leftover felt scraps of any kind!

$50 per
session (includes all materials)

REGISTER HERE

17
May

SFSU Textile Department White Elephant Sale

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SF STATE TEXTILES WHITE ELEPHANT SALE

Sunday  •  May 22nd •  10 AM to 2 PM  •  SF State Art Department

SFSU is cleaning house. Big time. The SF State Textiles area needs to make room for more students and new course initiatives to come. They simply need the space and wish to streamline some of their equipment offerings and set the stage for some exciting news to come. On sale will be a variety of items including: Floor Looms, Tapestry Looms, Inkle Looms, Dye Lab Supplies, Shuttles, Carders, Spinning Wheels, Warping Equipment, Books, Magazines, Fabric, Yarn.

For a preview of some of the items for sale and maps to SF
State Textiles go to: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sanfranciscostatetextiles/sets/72157626680337032/

Cash & Visa/MC Credit Cards accepted. Direct questions to: textiles@sfsu.edu

ETA: We scoped out some of the equipment! Some finds we think you should check out…

Floor Looms – Some very nice models that are in great condition!
Inkle Looms – A whole bunch of them in perfect condition!
Yarns on the cone – Chenille and other fibers
Some well used but functional hand carders and  lots of shuttles in all sizes at great prices!

Come on out and support SFSU! If you have any questions about wheel repairs, upgrades or evaluations Blas is available at the store starting Monday to check out what you purchased and give advice. Happy Shopping!

14
May

Yarn Bomb Our Racks!

We’ve got some bike racks installed in front of the shop for all our bike riding customers. The first person to give it some yarn bomb lovin’ should come inside for a gift. These racks are naked w/o your help!
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14
May

May Newsletter

New Cotton Yarns and Month Long Sale

With warmer weather coming we have stocked several new lines of cotton yarns in the shop including:

Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton- A silky soft cotton yarn that comes in a beautiful range of vivid hues! Ultra Pima is also easy to care for; you can machine wash it in cool water and tumble it dry on low!

Marisol Hap’I - Mirasol Hapi is a great thick-thin yarn that is perfect for textured projects. Available in stunning, saturated colors.

pg Eco Aran May Newsletter

>Debbie Bliss Eco Cotton Authenticated as 100% organic through the BioRe textile chain, the cotton fiber is grown without the use of pesticides, chemical fertilizers or defoliants and is harvested by hand. These gorgeous shades are achieved by using non-toxic, non-carcinogenic dyes, and all water is recycled and made drinkable.

All commerical cotton & cotton blends in stock are 25% OFF in May! Special Order Bags – 15% OFF!

Great yarns for baby projects, lightweight apparel and plush dolls for kids. Come see our cotton selection in May and save!

Studio Classes: Click Titles For Class Times & Information

May 15th – >Woolbuddy: Felt Owl - 3 spaces left!
Join Jackie Huang of Woolbuddy as he walks you through the creation of one of his signature wool plush. Jackie has developed an original felting character style which he will teach you in this beginners project.
Sunday May 22nd – Knit Amigurumi Aliens
Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals. Learn the basics of amigurumi by making this cute quick tiny knit alien. You’ll have so much fun you’ll end up making a whole colony!
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Sunday June 19th & 26th - Beginning Crochet (two classes)
Crochet is fast and fun.  In this two-part class you’ll learn the basic stitches while making a cute stuffed bunny and also start a crocheted scarf.  We will cover chain stitch, single crochet, half-double crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet.
Saturday June 25th & July 2nd Crochet Amigurumi (two classes)
Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals. Learn the basics of amigurumi by making a crocheted bird or Dragon.
Sunday June 26th Knitting 911: Fixing Knitting Mistakes
In this class we’ll go over how to fix many common mistakes on the following row, as well as how to safely undo a few stitches and many rows when you have to. You’ll learn how to recognize mistakes and many tips on how to avoid them in the first place.
Saturday July 2nd Continental Knitting
Knitting continental-style is faster than American-style, especially with knit/purl or lace stitch patterns. Switching to continental style knitting takes some patience, but in this class Kira will give you lots of tips to help you make the transition smoothly.
More classes on our Web Calendar
Private lessons and equipment rental also available – Just Contact Us!

08
Apr

April Newsletter

JORDANA PAIGE TRUNK SHOW: KNITTING BAGS WITH STYLE

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The Jordana Paige trunk show will be at Urban Fauna Studio from April 11th to 25th! Stop by to see the latest design, L.J. Kaelms, plus the complete product line of knitting bags. Jordana Paige handbags are fashioned for carrying your knitting project, tools and daily purse items. Featuring a variety of pockets for organization, comfortable shoulders straps and lightweight vegan leather, Jordana Paige’s clean designs are practical for everyday outings and knitting nights with friends. We’re convinced you will find these bags a lifesaver when knitting that we’re offering the followng incentives…

20% OFF to the first 5 people who place an order for a bag

n**PLUS** Ask our staff to give you the Jordana Paige sales pitch and you’ll be entered in a drawing for a $40 store gift card. So hurry over, take a look and we’ll order your favorite just for you!

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EVENTS & CLASSES: Click Class Titles For Class Times and More Information

Weds. April 20th – Learn To Spin: Drop Spindle

Learn to spin yarn using the simple and ancient tool called the drop spindle!

nSat April 23rd – Rigid Heddle Weaving
This class will teach the basics of weaving with a table top rigid heddle loom. In this four hour class you will learn how to warp the yarn, thread it and weave on a cricket loom. Great way to start weaving!

Cricket Loom April Newsletter

Weds. April 27th – Beginning Wheel Spinning

Learn to spin your own yarns on a spinning wheel. In this two hour course we’ll cover the basics of how a spinning wheel works and learn to draft and spin a continuous thread.

Sat April 30th – Introduction To Embroidery- 4 spaces left

Embroidery is a great way to jazz up your kitchen towels, napkins, clothing and more!  You’ll learn the basic embroidery stitches of split stitch, stem stitch, backstitch, french knots, and chain stitch while working on your choice of designs from the cheeky Sublime Stitching line.

nSaturday May 7th – Wet Felt Flowers

With a wonderful kit by Spiderfelt you will assemble 2 large or 3 medium sized 100% wool felt flowers using a wet felting technique.

Sunday May 1st & May 8th- Beginning Knitting (two classes)

Learn the basics of knitting while starting a simple scarf and a stuffed bunny!  You’ll learn how to cast on stitches, knit, and purl as well as some simple stitch patterns that work well for scarves.  This is also a great class for those who are starting
to knit again after a long break.

Saturday May 14th – Needle Felted Bird

Needlefelting, an exciting and easy dry felting method, has gained tremendous popularity over the last decade. Using your own needle, wool, and other basic tools, learn to needlefelt a lovely bird!

Monday May 2nd 6-8PM - First Monday Fiber Club Night

Join us for a free fiber night at our new store location! Drop in any time and bring a fiber craft of your choice to work on (Felting, Spinning, Knitting,
Crochet, etc..).

Sunday May 22nd – Knit Amigurumi Aliens

Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals. Learn the basics of amigurumi by making this cute quick tiny knit alien. You’ll have so much fun you’ll end up making a whole colony!

Ami Aliens April Newsletter

Sunday June 19th & 26th – Beginning Crochet (two classes)
Crochet
is fast and fun.  In this two-part class you’ll learn the basic stitches while making a cute stuffed bunny and also start a crocheted scarf.  We will cover chain stitch, single crochet, half-double crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet.

Saturday June 25th & July 2nd Crochet Amigurumi (two classes)

Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals. Learn the basics of amigurumi by making a crocheted bird or Dragon.

More classes on our Web Calendar

CREATORS FOR JAPAN CHARITY CRAFT SHOW
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Creators For Japan‘s mission is to raise money through art and crafts sale for relief efforts to assist the victims of Japan’s catastrophic earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear emissions. Join them for a high quality handmade arts and crafts sale along with an amazing bake sale. All of their handmade and unique products are donated by talented creators all over the globe. 100% of all net proceeds will be donated to Artists Help Japan Fund with Mercy Corps: http://www.mercycorps.org/fundraising/artistshelpjapan

Saturday, April 30 at 12:00pm – May 1 at 6:30pm

New People 1746 Post Street San
Francisco, CA

if you’d like to participate in any way, please feel free to contact them at creatorsforjapan@gmail.com.

CLOSED or SHORTENED HOURS On The Following Days

April 11th – Closing early, hours from 12-5PM

April 24th – Closed all day due to Easter Sunday

23
Mar

Thinking of Japan While Knitting Fund Raiser

Our good friend Yuki is working with a grass roots fundraiser for Japan that revolves around knitting:

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THINK OF JAPAN WHILE KNITTING
We are knitting and crocheting to raise money for Japan’s earthquake relief efforts. We are making a blanket to auction off. 100% of the proceeds will be donated via the Red Cross. The relief efforts and needs for assistance will continue long after the media coverage ends. Spare moments to think of Japan while you knit.

Each contributor crochets an about 10cm x 10 cm motif(s). The pattern will be provided in a pictorial Japanese knitting notation. We suggest yarn weight DK, worsted, or aran, and crochet hook size 4.5mm.

nMore information can be found on their Facebook Page Here

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There is a donation box at the shop for you to contribute funds directly to Japan and a copy of their crochet pattern to contribute a square for this charity blanket. Hope you can contribute to the cause!

05
Mar

March Newsletter

Featured Product – 25% off Cascade Yarns In March*.

We’re now carrying yarns by Cascade! Please drop by to see our growing selection (220 Wool, Eco Duo, Cotton and more!). UFS can special order any yarns for you by the bag – all BAG orders are 10% off. These are great yarns for felting, general knitware and more! Affordable prices starting at just $6.95 per skein!

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* 25% off all in stock yarns, sales cannot be combined with any existing offers, coupons or discounts.

Upcoming Events & Classes: Click Class Titles For Info.

Sat March 5th -Beginning Wheel Spinning a> – 1 space left

Learn to spin your own yarns on a spinning wheel. In this two hour course we’ll cover the basics of how a spinning wheel works and learn to draft and spin a continuous thread.

Sat March 5th – Knitted Cables - 3 spaces left

Cables add a wonderful depth to knitting, as well as making the knitted fabric thicker and warmer.  In this class we will try a variety of cables moving from simple rope cables to travelling cables and twisted stitches.

Sat March 5th & 12th -Beginning Crochet (two Saturday classes) - ONLY 1
space left!

Crochet is fast and fun.  In this two-part class you’ll learn the basic stitches while making a cute stuffed bunny and also start a crocheted scarf.  We will cover chain stitch, single crochet, half-double crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet.

Mon March 7th – First Monday Fiber Club Night

Join us for a free fiber night at our new store location! Drop in any time and bring a fiber craft of your choice to work on (Felting, Spinning, Knitting, Crochet, etc..).

Sat March 19th – Intermediate Drop Spinning

nNow that you’ve mastered a spun single, let’s show you how to ply and finish that yarn. In this “Part Two” Intro class, Michael will show you how to Handy Ply (a version of Andean Plying), how to skein, and set the twist in your yarn. He will also review your technique and suggest ways of refining and getting the most out of your spindle spinning.

Sun March 20th & 27th – Beginning Knitting (two Sunday classes) - ONLY 2 spaces left!

Learn the basics of knitting while starting a simple scarf and a stuffed bunny!  You’ll learn how to cast on stitches, knit, and purl as well as some simple stitch patterns that work well for scarves.  This is also a great class for those who are starting to knit again after a long break.

Sat March 26th – Needle Felted Woolbuddy: Frog **NEW CLASS**

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Join Jackie Huang of Woolbuddy as he walks you through the creation of one of his signature wool plush: Woolly Frog! Lots of fun for people of all ages and no experience necessary!

Sun March 27th – Reading Patterns and Charts

Does the abbreviation sk2p leave you scratching your head?  How about those charts full of symbols? At this class, the mysteries of reading knitting
patterns will be revealed and you’ll learn how to follow both written and charted instructions, as well as lots of tips to keep you from losing your place.

Sun April 3rd -Learn To Spin: Drop Spindle

Learn to spin yarn using the simple and ancient tool called the drop spindle!

Sun April 3, 10, & 17 Baby/Toddler Sweater (three Sunday classes) – 5 Spaces Left!

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Toddler-size sweaters are a great way to learn the basics of knitting sweaters with less time, money, and anxiety.  You’ll learn how to increase, decrease, knit in the round, and read a sweater pattern.  Choose from two adorable sweaters that are knit seamlessly from the top-down.

Sat April 23rd – Rigid Heddle Weaving ** SPECIAL OFFER** The first TWO students who register w/new loom purchase will get a FREE skein of Cascade wool yarn of their choice!

Cricket Loom March Newsletter

This class will teach the basics of weaving with a table top rigid heddle loom. In this
four hour class you will learn how to warp the yarn, thread it and weave on a cricket loom. Great way to start weaving!

Sat April 30th – Introduction To Embroidery

Embroidery is a great way to jazz up your kitchen towels, napkins, clothing and more!  You’ll learn the basic embroidery stitches of split stitch, stem stitch, backstitch, french knots, and chain stitch while working on your choice of designs from the cheeky Sublime Stitching line.

26
Feb

Needle Felting Show in NYC

Some of our favorite felt artists will be doing a spectacular show in NYC…

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Show: Needle Felting Extravaganza

4 Artists  |  4 themes  |  1 show
>Hine Mizushima, Kit Lane, Yoko Nomura, and Moxie!

Opening reception: Moxie will be there with Hine, Thursday, March 3, 7-9
pm
(RSVP info@galleryhanahou.com)

While you’re there, you can take a needle felting workshop with Moxie….

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Workshop: Needle felting 3D basics with Moxie!

Saturday March 5, 1 – 4 pm
Price: $40
To Sign up: email shop@galleryhanahou.com or call (646) 486-6586 (Space is limited!)

gallery hanahou:

611 Broadway, Suite 730, NYC
7th Floor of the Cable Building, NW
corner of Broadway + Houston
www.galleryhanahou.com