Thursday, October 20, 2016

Handwoven Nov Dec issue now in stock

Mixed yarns highlight this issue of Handwoven, as weavers will read how to make the most of weaving thick and thin. Enjoy 10 projects with options for 4-shaft, 8-shaft, and rigid-heddle weavers. Whether it’s a deflected doubleweave scarf that separates into two layers at the ends, a rigid-heddle shawl that’s easy to weave and wonderful to wear, or one of the other must-weave projects, you will find plenty of reasons to cozy up with your loom! Deb Essen also shows you how to easily fix common threading mistakes. And in his column “Notes from the Fell,” Tom Knisely teaches you how to weave a beautiful baby blanket and gives an idea for a new family tradition.

Projects include:
  • Dancing Circles Scarf
  • Discovery Towels in Thick & Thin
  • Diamonds with Pizzazz Bag
  • Fibonacci in Rep Runner
  • Thick and Thin Bed Rug
  • “Wearing Purple” Crackle Runner
  • Royal Holiday Runner
  • Layers of Air Scarf
  • Salmagundi Shawl
  • Traditions: Sweet Little Wedding Towels

Spin Knit 2017 magazine NEW!!

Spin & Knit features spinning and knitting projects for all skill levels, whether you just started or are more experienced. Explore your local fiber festival with our insider’s guide filled with tips such as wool show secrets, what not to miss, and how to shop like a pro. Learn about the animal fibers we love to spin from various sheep breeds to camelids to goats.

We’re batty for batts—and we know you are too! Learn three ways to spin striped batts. Discover how to control color and texture and spin lofty, smooth, or wild yarn that make your knitting sing.

New to spinning? Maggie Casey covers the basics with a step-by-step introduction to spinning. Anne Podlesak shares the inside scoop on how to get your special fleece processed at a mill. Already have a stash of handspun yarn? Leslie Ordal explains why not getting gauge is not a hindrance to knitting with your handspun.

Get all this and more in Spin & Knit!

Projects include:
  • North Road Hat by Kate Larson
  • Timberlane Cowl by Eileen Lee
  • Leaf Cap by Melissa LaBarre
  • Cenote Shawl by Anne Podlesak
  • Stone & Fire Cowl by Amy Tyler
  • Kelp Shawl by Benjamin Krudwig
  • Secret Garden Mitts by Heather Zoppetti
  • A New Slant Scarf by Jillian Moreno
  • Locked Up Bag by Kathy Augustine

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

McCann Family History

Benjamin, born in Bulter Ohio, and Caroline "Carrie" McCann met & married in Ohio had 5 children, three daughters, Malacy, Ann, & Emma and two sons William "Frank", and Joseph Alpheus "Al" McCann. 
The McCann clan lived in Ramsey Illinois during the Civil war, and later moved onto Winfield, Kansas before finally settling in Barry County Missouri in a place know then as Sugar Creek that would later be come to know as Seligman Missouri. 
Benjamin was a carpenter and farmer by trade, and his sons followed in his footsteps building many of the towns buildings, homes and area bridges for the Frisco railroad.
Frank married Hattie Beirly and had three children Mildred, Lillian, and Benjamin "Bennie" McCann. 
Al met and married Alice Yount they had 7 children Josie, Maynita, Lenna, Nettie, Georgia, Chloe and their only son LaVoughn who died in infancy. 
About the same time as the LaVoughn's death, Lenna who was young gave birth to a son out of wedlock, Wayne L McCann who was raised as the son of Al and Alice. 
Al and Alice made their homestead on 200 acres in Seligman on the edge of town and remained there until their deaths. They are buried in Seligman Cemetery with their children Lenna, Mayinta, and Georgia Jeff, and her husband George Jeff, and their Grandson Wayne. 
Frank and Hattie are also buried there along with Benjamin and Caroline. 
Josie McCann Thompson was buried in Eldorado Kansas.
Nettie McCann Payne was buried in Idaho. 
Chloe McCann Roley was buried near her home in Grantspass Oregon. 
Georgia an George owned the family farm until George's death, then Wayne moved from California to help care for the farm.  the land was still in Georgia's name and was passed down to her son Charles and his wife Jewel. 
Once Georgia died, the land was then sold to a developer who had the trees cleared, ponds filled in, and pastures sold off, the reamining land was sectioned off, and is not recognizable due to development. 
The old homestead built in 1902, burned to the ground around 1984 during a storm. 
This is the house where I spent the majority of my teenage years, this is where I learned to make homemade butter, to cook on a wood burning stove and to sew clothing on the very treadle machines that my great great great grandmother once sewed the clothes for the burials and weddings in Seligman.  

You can bet that nearly every time I visit I hug at least one of the trees in the grove of sugar maples that were planted by my great great great grandfather and once stood by the home providing syrup, shade and wind breakage, and still stand strong and proud 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Fair Isle Mitten/Fingerless Class

Please join us for a 2 1/2 hour class:

We will be knitting the Churchmouse Mitten or Fingerless
Fair Isle cuff pattern

Thursday Sept 29nd - 10:00am to 12:30pm  = $25.00 

The pattern must be downloaded from Ravelry 
so you can bring it to the class. 

The pattern offers three different fair isle patterns and 
three different edgings to choose from. 

Mix and match many times for a new look

Pattern uses Rowan Fine Tweed fingering weight yarn
We do carry this yarn in stock

Any fingering - sport weight yarn will work

Please come in or call to register for class.

 Purchase your yarn and have it ready to go.

Must know how to knit small circumference in the round either by knitting with double point needles or magic loop method. 

We will be teaching you how to choose colours, knit braids, knit welts, colourwork tips, read complex pattern, read charts, 
 weaving in ends, kitchener stitch, 

Class must be paid for at time of registration

Please bring: pencil, paper, highlighter - We'll have the coffee on!!


Sunday, August 21, 2016

Intro to Traditional Rug Hooking

Mark your calendars -

Tuesday Sept 27th and Tuesday Oct 4th

Intro to Traditional Rug Hooking - 9 hours of instruction!!

Take part in the 2 day program.

This is a fun learn hook chat workshop.

We supply the kit in our package pricing of $130.00.

We take you from start to finish... speaking of finished...

here's a quick peek at the two choices of kits.

We have space for 6 participants only.

Registration opens on Thursday Sept 1st.

Payment required at time of registration.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Summer Classes @ Grey Heron

Baby Surprise Jacket class - 2hrs - $23.00

This adorable baby sweater knit in garter stitch was designed by Elizabeth Zimmermann in 1968.

The updated 12-page pattern offers child and adult sizing, a collar and a hood for additional options.

If you'd like to work through this project with some guidance, helpful tips and ideas, join us for this
two week class.

Thursday June 23rd and Thursday June 30th - 10:30am to 11:30pm

There is homework to be completed before class. We do have patterns available for purchase. 


Traditional Shetland Hap Shawl class - 3 @ 1 1/2 hrs - $60.00

Here's your chance to try a little something from the Shetland Islands. This Hap Shawl is knit in the traditional manner.

Thurs July 7th and Thurs July 21st and Thurs Aug 4th - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Pattern available at shop

Please register and pay in advance for each class. Yarn for classes must be purchased at Grey Heron.

The classes are non refundable and non transferable.



Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Colourwork Cowl Class @ Grey Heron Saturday May 28th

Pretty Poppy Cowl

Please join Sue Mitchell @ Grey Heron for a class in colourwork.

Saturday May 28th – 10am to 1pm – 3 hrs @ $48.00

Class includes pattern, Sue’s instruction & helpful hints

Sue’s lovely design is a great first colourwork project!

It's knit in two colours and utilizes just knits and purls.

Here’s your chance to try a variegated or self-striping yarn for the poppy colour section.
Let the colour work for you while you enjoy the process.
An optional i-cord cast on and bind off are offered for more advanced knitters.

Both charts and written instructions are available in the pattern!
Available in 3 Sizes:
S (M, L)
33” (84cm) 43.5 (110 cm), 55” (140cm)

Class fees are to be paid in full at time of registration,
either in person or with a credit card over the phone.
Classes are non-refundable and non-transferable.

All class fees are subject to HST.