COUNTRY NEEDLEWORKS NEWSLETTER
www.countryneedleworks.net

Hello everyone!

This week's sale is 15% OFF THE BEAD DEPT.


YARN

We have a new model for you:



















   



















Knit & Crochet Tutor


Bring all your projects, questions and problems (of the Knit & Crochet variety!)
and  Pat will help you.

**Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30        Cost:  $10
For the winter hours Pat will be here on Tues. 1:30-3:30pm
and if someone needs help on a Tuesday evening,
please call the store by 2:30pm to let Pat know and she
will come back at 6pm.


Classes coming up!

For more details on any of these classes,
just click on
classes.



FYI: If you would like to order yarn by phone, we are happy to do that. We mail yarn on a weekly basis. If we have the
yarn in stock, we will ship it out to you or you may pick it up. If we don't have it, we can usually order it for you if it's
a yarn we normally stock. We really appreciate that you "buy local" from us! Thank you.


All New Spout pattern and workshop with Ruth Boelkins!

Want to begin a fun new project and learn how to knit basic stranded colorwork? The Fault Lines neck warmer is a cozy
unisex accessory, and Ruth will be teaching all the techniques you need to make it in a one-time 2 hour workshop.
There are four upcoming dates to choose from. Sign up with a knitting buddy or come and make new friends! Come
on in to try on the sample and choose your yarn at 10% off with class registration

New Fair Isle Colorworks Class

Workshop Dates (choose 1):
1/23, Tuesday, 6-8 pm
2/1, Thursday, 12:30-2:30 pm
2/5, Monday, 6-8 pm
2/17, Saturday, 10 am-12 pm

Fee:
$25
Taught by Ruth


Boundary Bay Class with Ruth

Wednesday Afternoons - 1-2:30pm
1/10, 2/7, 2/28, 3/21, 4/18
Cost: $45
Taught by Ruth



Tunisian Crochet Class

2 Sessions

Dates: Monday, February 5 and 19  12:30- 2:30

      Monday, February 5 and 19    6:00-8:00


Cost:
$30 plus supplies, pattern provided

Taught by Pam


Intro to Brioche Knitting- Cowl
                                                                                                            
Date/Time # of sessions:
Monday, Jan. 15 & 29, 9:30-11:30am or
Tuesday, Jan. 30 & Feb. 6, 6-8pm

Cost: $30 Includes pattern
Taught by Pam

Date/Time # of sessions:
Monday, Jan. 15 & 29, 9:30-11:30am or
Tuesday, Jan. 30 & Feb. 6, 6-8pm

Cost:
$30 Includes pattern
Taught by Pam



Crochet II Class

Dates:  Wednesday, February 7, 6-8pm or
Thursday, February 8, 1-3pm

Cost: $20
Taught by Kelly


FYI: If you would like to order yarn by phone, we are happy to do that. We mail yarn on a weekly basis. If
we have the yarn in stock, we will ship it out to you or you may pick it up. If we don't have it, we can usually
order it for you if it's a yarn we normally stock. We really appreciate that you "buy local" from us! Thank you.


BEADS


* New Class dates:

Super Saturday - Jan. 27

Learn to make a basic wrap bracelet in the morning,
then expand on thattechnique in the afternoon to make a beautiful
cuff bracelet.
Take one or take them both,  you choose!
















Super Bead Saturday
February 24

Learn even count Peyote stitch in the morning and
Herringbone stitch in the afternoon.

In both classes we will make a beautiful bracelet.

Take one or take them both, you choose!



















Basic Beading Class

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 31, 6-7:30pm or
Thursday, February 1, 1-2:30pm

Cost:
 $25 – includes all supplies
Taught by Kelly






Stretch Cord Bracelet Class

Date:  Monday, February 12, 6-7:30pm
or Wednesday, February 14, 1-2:30pm

Cost:
 $15 + supplies ($6.00 and up)
Taught by Kelly



Crochet Bracelet/Necklace Class

Date:  Monday, January 15, 6-8pm or
Wednesday, January 17, 1-3pm

Cost:
 $20 – plus supplies
Taught by Kelly







STAMPING and SCRAPBOOKING


New classes:

ENCORE STAMPING  CLASS
KIDS CARDS

Teacher: Chris

Dates: Thurs., Feb. 1, 2-4pm, 6-8pm
Friday, Feb. 2, 10-noon

Below is a picture of the cards in this class:
(You can make 3 of the 4 cards offered)









"WATERCOLOR CARDS CLASS"

Teacher: Bonnie

Dates: Wed., Feb. 28, 2-4pm, 6-8pm
Thurs. March 1, 10-noon, 2-4pm, 6-8pm
Friday, March 2, 2-4pm

More information will follow in future newsletters.


We have had some recent markdowns on selected stamps.
These are in addition to our Christmas stamps.
Check out our clearance section.












PAM ZORN'S ALMOND BARS

Ingredients:

Cake:
1 cup butter, soft
1 pkg. (8 oz.) almond paste (almond paste is easiest if chilled overnight, then grated.)
1 3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 t. salt
2 cups flour
1/2 cup almonds, sliced

Glaze:

1 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1/2 t. almond extract
3 T. milk

Grease a 9 x 13 pan; heat oven to 300º.
Recommended: parchment paper
In large mixing bowl, cream butter and almond paste.
Beat in sugar and eggs.
Add flour and salt.
Pour batter into pan, sprinkle with almonds.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until lightly browned.
While cake is baking, combine all glaze ingredients.
Glaze bars while warm.
Cool. cut into bars. Makes 40 bars. Enjoy!

PRINT RECIPE ONLY


















CLASSES        

Click on
classes to view our classes.

Just go to our
website to view or print out our January calendar.

We have a very large knitting/crochet area available for you and your friends to use.
(See picture below)
Stop in anytime to sit & knit or plan a regular time each week to meet.
It's a great way to relax and get your projects done.
We will make coffee and we always have cookies.    




















*If you are interested in setting up a knitting group,
give us a call at 616 457 9410. We would love to make you feel welcome!
**Anyone who loves to knit or crochet is WELCOME! Just bring a project to work on.
No need to sign up, just come and have fun!

Store hours:

Mon. thru Fri., 9:30-8pm
Sat. 9:30-5pm
Closed Sunday



SERVICE PROJECTS

Barb Lutzke donated little red hats. Thank you!


We would be delighted if you would be willing to donate items to any of
these worthy causes:

Abigail's Attic
Newborn Hats for local hospitals
Cast off the Cold
Project Linus
Knitted Knockers
Gilda's Club  
Social Knitting Times

Monday evenings, 6-8pm
New Tuesday mornings, 10am
Wednesday mornings,10am
Friday mornings, 10am
Thank you for buying from our locally    

owned small business for 36 years!

We really appreciate your support!

Barb Langerak & Cheryl VanHaitsma
This weeks recipe is from Elaine, one of
our Social Knitters. Everyone said these
were so good!
Barb said it was the best almond bars
she ever had!
Thanks Elaine!



Vindaloo Shawl

This pretty shawl used
2 skeins of Eco Wool.   
Uptown DK Magix

This yarn is wonderful!
Eech label shows how
it will look when it's made up.
You can see that on the picture
on the right .

We all love the Uptown acrylic
yarn and now we have this pretty
new yarn to accompany it.

100% acrylic
22 sts. x 28 rows = 4"
US 6 needle
273 yds.
   
Basic Wrap Bracelet
Class
Date: Saturday, Jan.
27, 10am - noon
Cost:  $20 + supplies
Taught by Kelly
5 Row Cuff Bracelet Class
5 Row Cuff Bracelet front
      Date: Saturday, Jan.
27, 10-noon
Cost: $20 plus supplies
Taught by Kelly
Even Count Peyote Bracelet
Class
Date: Saturday, February 24th
10:00 -12:00
Cost:
$20 + supplies
Herringbone Stitch Bracelet Classs
Date: Saturday, February 24th
1:30 -3:30pm
Cost:
$20 + supplies