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Join us for our 5th annual
20 for 2 SALE

(Yes, it has been five years for Classic Style and Company!).

For two days, Friday and Saturday December 7th and 8th, SAVE 20% storewide.  It is a great time to purchase gifts (see some great ideas below) and stock up on our beautiful artisan yarns and clothing.
Wednesdays, December 12th and 19th
5pm-7:30pm


Bring a snack to share and join us for help, inspiration and holiday cheer!
We’re excited to offer a range of great gift ideas for the holiday season.


First in our line up are our Anuschka bags. From notion and coin purses to cross body pouches and handbags, these gorgeous hand painted leather bags will be a favored gift this season. $19.50 to $178.  Find out more at anuschkaleather.com.

 
 
For the slightly more advanced knitter on your list, consider one of our Holiday Helix Cowl kits (or you can always pick up one for yourself!).  This is a quick, beautiful, festive accessory for the holiday season and beyond. Each kit includes one skein of our Silk Shimmer, pattern (hot off the press), beads, and a beading hook.  Prettily packaged to give as is. $55.50.

 
 
And of course we are not for fiber lovers alone. Choose a pair of fabulous gloves from Pia Rossini.  Made of warm wool (or a velvet option), soft lining, and with a faux fur cuff, these gloves are sure to please.  We have six styles and they are going quickly!  $24-$28.





For the bag lovers amongst us (and who amongst us is not?), we have a fun selection of Itsy Bitsy holiday bags as well as a large selection of  'regular' Itsys.  From foxes and owls, to ornaments and Christmas Trees, this year's designs are especially good.  Made of durable canvas and easy to wipe clean, these bags can be used for knitting projects, gift bags, carry bags, and even for lunch bags!  $10.


 
Edward, Tea Party, In-Stitches...what do these have in common?  They are names for our great new selection of Lo-Lo Bars, Head to Toe Moisturizers.  They are made right here in Washington State and make for a sweet hostess gift, stocking stuffer, or gift exchange. Not too highly scented, not too waxy -- both Lori and Emily love them, so they must be doing something right!  Come try our testers and you will see why!  $15.50
 
 
We offer a small collection of jewelry, carefully selected and always hand made.   We look for gorgeous, elegant, unique, and wearable pieces.  For the season, we have brought in a small selection of sterling silver and pearl Corinthian necklaces, hand made in Mexico.  Prices are under $70. We also have several lovely Mel Williams and Jane Fleshman bead embroidered pieces.  150-$350. 



Give someone you love the gift of warm, cozy creativity this winter with one of our First Project Kits. Each kit includes patterns for two accessories (for example hat, cowl, scarf, fingerless mitts, etc), enough yarn for both, the necessary knitting needles or crochet hooks.  The First Project Kits come ready to go in a darling holiday Itsy Bitsy project bag. $72-$86.

 
 
Lastly, we couldn’t have a holiday season without our wall of cashmere scarves.  Made in Germany, these scarves are the deal of the season.  Our selection is limited and going fast.  Come on in and pick out several for the scarf lovers and hard-to-shop-for folks on your list. $29.50.
 


Upcoming Classes
 
We've got some great upcoming classes!  Give us a call at 360-293-7377
or stop by the shop to register.  For more information please visit our
website
And remember we add classes all the time so check back often!
Miniature Ornaments with Fran Jepperson. Some of our favorite holiday decorations are miniature knitted ornaments! Come to class and go home with the beginnings of a darling batch of new  ornaments this holiday season — sweaters, mittens, socks, & hats. Each ornament takes about 25 yds of fingering, DK, or worsted-weight yarn.  Bring your remnants or buy some new colors and appropriately-sized needles for your yarn (double pointed or 32″ circular for magic loop).  This is a 1-session class and will meet Saturday, December 8th, 10:30am-12:30pm. Class fee is $25.
Basketweave Cowl/Scarf with Emily McNeil.  Join us for creating a simple yet beautiful cowl using just knits and purls — a wonderfully relaxing knit for this busy time of year. We will discuss using different yarns as well as how to take a pattern written for working in the round and changing it to a flat piece perfect for scarves, blankets, and more. Suggested yarn is 100g Merino DK, with 24″ US 7 needles. This is a 1-session class and will meet Thursday, December 13th, 5:30-7:30pm. Class fee is $25.
Knit One Purl Two with Anita Luvera Mayer.  This workshop is an exploration of how to create unique garments featuring modules of free-form knitting/crochet and will include color studies, yarn selection, and methods of applique and beading.  Each participant will complete a polar fleece scarf with modules and a reference notebook of color wrappings, instructions and handouts detailing the steps.  Students will be given a list of required materials upon registration.  This is a two-session class and will meet on January 12th and January 19th from 9am-4pm.  Please bring a lunch.  Class fee is $140.00.

Private and Group Lessons.  Are you looking to learn a particular technique or perhaps could use a one-on-one beginner or refresher session or two? Or maybe you have a couple friends with whom you’d like to set up a project class? Let us know what you’d like help with, and we’re happy to schedule instruction tailored specifically to you!

1 student for 1 hour: $20
2 students for 1 hour: $30
3+ students for 2 hours: $25/student
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Need some assistance?  Please join us at our yarn clinic, most Saturdays, 1pm-3pm with Carol Harrington.
On My Needles
with Fran Jepperson
The fisherman Guernsey (“Gansy”) sweaters from the coasts of England and Scotland have been a love of mine since I first learned to knit several decades ago.  When Lori purposed a new Fidalgo Artisan Yarn poncho pattern, I immediately thought of a poncho featuring a few of my favorite “Gansy” stitch patterns. 

We decided that Merino 840 was just the right yarn for a successful combination of stitch definition, yarn big enough to make the project go relatively fast, and a soft/warn feel against your skin.  After swatching and choosing four traditional and beautiful stitch patterns, I am in the final stages of seeing the Gansy Poncho come to life.  I love it and can’t wait for all of you to see it!
Carol's Tip Corner
with Carol Harrington

This tip is not about how to do it right but instead, about what to do and think when you find a mistake or have a problem with a well-loved item. 

Our friend and mentor, Anita Luvera Mayer, has a favorite expression when discussing mistakes -- "Put a bead on it!"  Interpreting her more broadly, look at a mistake as an opportunity to be creative (assuming it can't be easily fixed).  Add some embellishment; maybe sew on some pretty buttons; embroider a simple flower; or sew on a pretty patch.  The Japanese have a tradition of Boro Stitching where patches are decoratively sewn over holes to make a garment last longer.  While this started a long time ago when cloth was rare and precious, it became a way to make the commonplace more beautiful and to show respect for what is yours. 

Examples?  Recently Emily told me of a beloved skirt she had "ruined" by accidentally dropping glue on it during an art class.  I offered to embroider a design over the spots and what turned out was a wonderful new garment.  I have a simple black (what else) cashmere tee that became dinner for a moth or two.  Naturally, they decided to eat at the most visible place -- front and center.  So I bought a piece of antique black lace at the Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum in La Conner and stitched it over the holes.  Then I cut away the damaged fabric.  I now have a unique and much more fashionable top and gratitude toward those darn moths that made me find a way to make it more beautiful than before.  Lastly, you may have noticed that the more expensive jeans in stores now have embroidery or patches over deliberately created holes.  They are fascinating to study and fun to wear. 

My vote is to make the best of a bad deal by playing with it and making it yours.  We knitters often strive for perfection (not a bad goal) but sometimes it's also satisfying to take up a creative challenge and surprise yourself with something that's never been done before.

Are you a Raveler?

If so, come join our Fidalgo Artisan Yarn Lovers group!
The group is growing as the shop continues to grow...we appreciate your support and showing us your wonderful projects!

Just look for Fidalgo, we're the only one!
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