Events

Beginner’s Weaving Workshop

Thursday Evening, September 8th from 6:00 – 8:30

$85 per student
Instructor is Jenny Clark from Sonora Handmade
Participants will get all the supplies needed to create their first woven wall hanging AND you get to take all the supplies home. This includes a gorgeous acrylic lap loom, weaving comb, needle, shuttle, and pickup stick. This also includes all yarn!
Jenny Clark is Sonora Handmade and the instructor for the workshop.
She started weaving over a year ago right here in Phoenix, Arizona and hasn’t stopped since.  She loves creating woven works of art.  Jenny is also the creator of the Modern acrylic Lap Loom that you will be using in class.  The loom is designed to be portable so that you can take your new craft along with you wherever you go!
 
 

Big Bead Polymer Clay Workshops
with Kathy Canuel

1st Class – Saturday, September 10th
2nd Class – Saturday, September 24th
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
$40 per student, per class

In the 1st class you will learn the basics of working with polymer clay. How to buy good clay (the brand is not enough!) Conditioning; basic forms and shapes; baking, including safe home-oven baking procedures; and finishing techniques such as accenting with paints and optional sanding.  By the end of the 1st class you will have created enough beads to make a really fun and trendy necklace to give as a gift or keep for yourself!

In the 2nd class students will learn how to use an extruder with polymer clay to make a solid or multicolored faux knitting pattern on flat or round objects.  You will learn which kinds of extruders are the best for working with polymer clay.  After this class, students will be able to create faux knit pendants and beads with or without special tools. They will also be able to create applique style pendants and beads using various cutters.

 

VNSA Book Drive

It’s our annual
Charity Book Drive Event
S
eptember 9th – 17th

The proceeds of the annual VNSA Used Book Sale benefit Valley human service agencies. The dollars donated to community programs has increased significantly over the years. Since the first VNSA Used Book Sale in 1957, VNSA has returned over $8,000,000 to local nonprofit human service agencies in our community.
For every qualified donation of up to 5 items
you will receive a coupon for
15% OFF ONE FULL PRICED item.
With a donation of 6 to 10 qualified items you will receive a
coupon for 20% OFF ONE FULL PRICED item.
A qualified donation of over 10 items will earn a
coupon for 25% OFF ONE FULL PRICED item.
Promotional coupon cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions and must be redeemed
by the expiration date on coupon or it will be deemed void. Only one coupon earned per customer and it is NOT transferable.
 
Click on the link for a List of Acceptable Donations
 

Quince & Co. Sparrow  Trunk Show

In store September 15th – 26th

A collection of 5 pieces perfect for our climate here in Arizona done in Sparrow, 100% organic linen yarn, designed by Pam Allen and the Quince & Co. team. Subtle pops of color, cool details, and a range of stitches and textures from simple to challenging are featured.
Make sure to stop by and check out the whole collection!

CLASSES

Visit our classes page to see the unique techniques that you can learn at Jessica Knits. We offer group and individual classes in knitting and crocheting for all levels, even for children. Come in with your knitting and crocheting problems and The Stitch Doctor class can help you figure out your issues. A beginner, no problem, our patient instructors will have you knitting and crocheting like a pro. Want a challenge? Learn to make a pair of socks or a lovely lace pattern. There is so much to learn at Jessica Knits.

Don’t forget to check out our S.A.M. Club, make just one Square-A-Month for a beautiful throw, or make several for a larger afghan. Mix and match – large and small, knitted and crocheted to make a beautiful, individual design.

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