The Flying Needles hosting Knitting with Disney Weekend with guest & author Tanis Gray

Author Tanis Gray will teach in-person Nov 13; Urban Girl Yarns Trunk Show

As part of the The Flying Needles 5th Anniversary celebration, The Flying Needles has teamed up with author & pattern designer Tanis Gray for a “Knitting with Disney” one-day, in-person event on Saturday, Nov. 13.

This weekend of fun and fiber features Tanis with two classes and a Magical Evening with Tanis event complete with goodie bag! We also will host an Urban Girl Yarns Trunk Show, which will arrive at the shop at 8 am Saturday, Nov. 13.

Tanis will be teaching two in-person classes, both of which are projects from her upcoming book “Knitting with Disney,” which releases the same week on Nov. 9. We will be opening up Suite 12 for the class so everyone will be able to socially distance and still enjoy the class. Vaccinations and masking will be required to attend.

Registration is open for the entire event. VIP ALL ACCESS PASSES or PRINCESS PASSES are available as well, both of which include the Knitting with Disney book by Tanis Gray. The entire event is available for purchase ONLINE only. See below for class descriptions, pricing and yarn kits for the classes.

There is homework for both classes, which must be completed prior to attending all classes

The book must be purchased for your patterns. The Flying Needles has books available for pre-order. CLICK HERE to order yours.

Please note: BOTH CLASSES ARE IN-PERSON ONLY.

Seating is limited so register early! Call The Flying Needles with questions: (757) 345-3655. Registrations are being handled through our website.

 

ITINERARY
Saturday, Nov. 13: 9 am-12 pm, Cinderella Fair Isle Workshop
Saturday, Nov. 13: 1-4 pm, Queen of Hearts Double Knitting Workshop
Saturday, Nov. 13: 7-9 pm, A Magical Evening with Tanis complete with Goodie Bag

Homework and class material requirements will be sent on Nov. 1. You will not need the book to complete your homework. 

 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Cinderella Fair Isle Workshop
Saturday, Nov. 13: 9 am-12 pm


Level: Advanced Beginner – no previous colorwork experience necessary
Price: $75

Bibbidi-bobbity-boo! Freaked over Fair Isle? Curious about stranded colorwork techniques? Intimidated by multiple strands of yarn in multiple colors? Not sure how gauge works or how to trap those floats? This is the workshop for you! We’ll cover basic Fair Isle knitting techniques for English, Continental and Combination knitters, tackle common issues, proper technique, color theory, how to trap floats, Fair Isle history and set good Fair Isle knitting habits. We’ll put everything we learned into practice while knitting up the magical Cinderella-inspired Pumpkin Coach Cowl. You’ll be ready for the ball in no time!

Materials:
ORDER ORIGINAL KITS HERE BY LEADING MEN FIBER ARTS; PRE-ORDERS CLOSE OCT. 31.
• Size US 5 (3.75 mm) 24” Circular Knitting Needle
• Size US 7 (4.5 mm) 24” Circular Knitting Needle
• Stitch Markers
• Post-It Notes
• The Pumpkin Coach Cowl pattern found in Knitting with Disney book

 

Double Knitting the Queen of Hearts Scarf
Saturday, Nov. 13: 1-4 pm


Level: Intermediate - previous colorwork experience necessary; you can take the morning class and be ready to take the afternoon class as well.
Price: $75

Off with their heads! A truly magical technique, Double Knitting creates a double-thick, double-sided fabric with no visible wrong side and inverted colors simultaneously! A cousin to stranded colorwork and intarsia, Double Knitting requires no stranding, no float trapping, no bobbins, and allows for larger motifs to be knit with ease without worrying about puckering. If you can knit and purl, you can Double Knit!

We’ll cover basic Double Knitting techniques, chart reading, casting on, maintaining our edges, and binding off while we knit up the Queen of Hearts Scarf. By the end of our time together, you’ll be Double Knitting like a champion!

Materials:
• ORDER ORIGINAL KITS HERE BY URBAN GIRL YARNS; PRE-ORDERS CLOSE OCT. 31.
• Size US 6 (4 mm) Knitting Needle (straights or 24” Circular)
• Stitch Markers
• Post-It Notes
• The Queen of Hearts Scarf pattern found in Knitting with Disney book

 

A Magical Evening with Tanis complete with Goodie Bag
Saturday, Nov. 13: 7-9 pm

Dress up as your favorite Disney character for this Magical Evening with Tanis and get a chance to win a GIVEAWAY! Tanis will talk about the her latest book installment, about selecting patterns for the book and answer questions you may have about her latest book. She also will be signing books during the event. 

A Magical Evening with Tanis Goodie Bag comes with 1 skein of Robin’s Promise Yarn Co. exclusive event color way, 1 exclusive Cottontail Farms project bag and 1 exclusive stitch marker fob with 6 stitch markers

 

EVENT PRICING

Cinderella Fair Isle Workshop $75
Double Knitting the Queen of Hearts Scarf $75
A Magical Evening with Tanis complete with Goodie Bag $90
Knitting with Disney book $30

 

PASSES

VIP ALL ACCESS PASS $476
This ALL-INCLUSIVE PASS gets you the whole kit & caboodle! Attend all classes, receive all yarns for projects, attend A Magical Evening with Tanis complete with Event Goodie Bag and get the book FREE.

PRINCESS PASS $256
Get the book, attend all classes and the Magical Evening with Tanis complete with goodie bag

 

YARNS

We have provided yarn kits by the original suppliers of the kits from the books. We have worked very hard to collaborate with these dyers. ALL YARN KITS MUST BE PRE-ORDERED BY OCT. 31.

Cinderella-inspired Pumpkin Coach Cowl kits $96.00 by Leading Men Fiber

Arts. These kits include enough yarn to knit the Cinderella-inspired Pumpkin Coach Cowl - 1 skein each Leading Men Fiber Arts Dramaturg in Fishbowl, Apple Bottom, Sunny Side Up, and Saffron.

Double Knitting the Queen of Hearts Scarf Kit $140 by Urban Girl Yarns. These kits include enough yarn to knit the

Queen of Hearts Scarf - Urban Girl Yarns Boston DK, 2 skeins Black Beauty, 1 skein of each: Bee’s Knees, The Street Walker & Undyed (Total of 5 skeins).

CANCELLATIONS
All ticket purchases are non-refundable. Customer loyalty points cannot be accrued or used for The Flying Needles’ special events. All yarns are special orders and are non-refundable.