HOLIDAY SHOPPER’S DELIGHT 2014

Please join us for our 7th annual Holiday Shopper’s Delight, the most festive evening of the year at TCL. Stop by to get a head start on your holiday shopping and enjoy some sweet refreshments and good cheer. Also, be sure to fill out a free raffle entry with your purchase!

EXTENDED DECEMBER HOURS:
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 11am to 6pm
Thursday: 11am to 8pm  •  Saturday: 10am to 6pm
Monday 12/15 & Monday 12/22: 12pm to 8pm

April & May at TCL

Despite the cold weather and snow, spring is here, which means Mother’s Day and Teacher Appreciation Week are just around the corner. We have tons of beautiful gifts in the shop, or you might consider joining us for one of these fun workshops and make a gift or two:

 

Kids’ Drop-in Fridays
Drop-in Saturdays
Mixed Bag Knit & Crochet (Adults) — NOTE: No class on 3/25 and 4/8
Bleach “Batik” T-shirts (Kids)
Bleach “Batik” T-shirts (Adults)
Wire-Wrapped Beaded Earrings (Adults)
Knitting for Kids
Handsewing: Cupcake Throw Pillows (Kids)
Soy Container Candles (Adults)
Upcycle It: T-shirt Yarn (Adults)
Private Craft Instruction

 

Register online or stop by the shop and sign up in person — we’d love to see you!

March Workshops

March is here… why not start the month off right by trying out a new craft? Join us for one of these fun workshops:

 

Kids’ Drop-in Fridays
Drop-in Saturdays
Mixed Bag Knit & Crochet (Adults) — NOTE: No class on 3/25
Creative Writing for Fun (Kids)
Wire-Wrapped Beaded Earrings (Adults)
Knit or Crochet Sachets (Adults)
Lucky Soapmaking
Private Craft Instruction

 

Register online or stop by the shop and sign up in person — we’d love to see you!

SPECIAL AUTHOR EVENT!

 

The Fashion Designer’s Handbook
Learn to Sew and become a Designer in 33 Fabulous Projects

by Marjorie Galen

Sunday, January 27, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

 

According to The New York Times, girls age 8-12 rank fashion design their #1 dream career. Here at The Craft Lounge, we’re all about opportunities for young kids to be creative. We’re teaming up with author Marjorie Galen for this afternoon of sewing, refreshments, and fun. Each child will work with Ms. Galen to create a doll-sized dress and will go home with a signed copy of The Fashion Designer’s Handbook and Fashion Kit, so more designs can be completed at home!

 

Ms. Galen is an experienced craft-book author, writer and instructor who starts with the basics, teaching kids about sketching, stitches, fabrics, sewing tools, where to get inspiration, and more! In The Fashion Designer’s Handbook and Fashion Kit, she offers up 33 projects ranging from simple no-sew dresses to more challenging outfits with accessories like belts and messenger bags.

 

The step-by-step instructions are accompanied by photographs of the finished designs and most include suggestions for modifying the projects to make each outfit unique. As the fashionista’s skills progress, she can design and sew her own clothes; the last chapter includes instructions for three “girl-size” projects.

 

To register, please contact The Craft Lounge at 201-944-3311 or reserve your space online. ($26)

Knitting for Newtown

 

Please join us on Friday, January 11, at 7:30pm, as we make an afghan for one of the families in Newtown, CT. We will make 8″x8″ squares and then assemble them. Our finished afghan will be shipped to Knitters for Newtown, one of the many Ravelry groups offering ways to share some love with this town in the form of knitting (or crochet).

 

 

Squares will be 8″ x 8″ and can be either knitted or crocheted with machine washable worsted yarn — choose something from our stash or bring your own.

 

We will assemble completed squares at The Craft Lounge on Friday, February 22 at 7:30pm, so if you can’t make it on 1/11, please feel free to make a square (or a few) and join us for the assembly or drop them off before 2/22.

 

– Susie, Kathy & Shaina

**UPDATE** Ornament contest submission deadline extended to Monday, 12/17!

 

Here at TCL, we’re big fans of our new Keurig coffee maker, but we hate to throw something away when we can upcycle it into something fabulous. So with the holidays right around the corner, and K-Cups® so perfectly ornament-sized, we thought… how about a little holiday-themed contest?

 

Design and make an ornament out of one or more K-Cups®*, and submit it to us by 12/12/12 MONDAY, 12/17. We will separate the submissions into two categories: kids and adults. The winner in the adults category will receive the handcrafted TCL mug of his or her choice, and the winner of the kids category will receive a certificate for a free craft workshop (not to mention bragging rights!).

 

Ready… Set… CRAFT!

 

*If you would like to participate, but don’t have access to a K-Cup®, contact us and we’ll make sure you get one.

Warm up, recharge, and get crafty — it’s on the house.

Stuck at home with kids and no power? We feel your pain. Tomorrow (11/1) TCL will host a free drop-in craft (beaded stretch bracelets). Parents can warm up, have a hot drink, and charge phones while kids — and grownups who want to — get crafty. 12:00-3:00pm.

So much fun coming up at TCL!

Check out our schedule — we’ve got something for everyone in November & December.

FREE Simplicity Machine Felting Event!

 

Thursday, May 31st   •   7:00pm – 9:00pm

 

Join us for the ultimate in instant-gratification crafting! Michele Muska, of Simplicity, will demonstrate how to use this fun machine, which has 12 needles for quick and easy felting. Learn how to give new life to things you already own – and to make beautiful new objects – with wool, silk, bits of yarn, repurposed sweaters & blankets, and more.

 

After you’ve had a chance to try this awesome machine, throw your name into the ring to win something in our raffle!

 

This event is FREE and no special skills are necessary.

 

 

 

 

February & March at TCL

Our famous Felt Bunnies workshop for kids is back!

 

 

It may not feel like it out there, but February has arrived, and March is just around the corner. We’ve got some great workshops happening during both months.  Come on by for a Spa Night — we had requests for a new one before the last one was even over! Or, let us show you how to refresh your look by turning old or broken jewelry into brand new show-stoppers with our Reinvent Your Jewelry class. We’ve even got a couple of new specialized knit & crochet classes with Shaina, plus Decoupage Treasure Box workshops for both kids and adults.
Also, there’s still space in Classmate Valentines (leave the glue and glitter to us and keep it off your dining room table!) and Beaded Earrings. And, of course, don’t forget about Drop-in Saturdays!

 

Check out what we’ve got on deck:

 

Drop-in Saturdays

Teen Writers Workshop

Simple Beading: Earrings (Adults)

Mixed Bag Knit & Crochet (Adults)

Soy Container Candles (Adults)

Classmate Valentines (Kids)

Charm Necklaces (Kids)

Knitting Cables for the First Time (Adults)

Fair Isle Hat (Adults)

Beginner Crochet (Adults)

Entrelac (Adults)

Reinvent Your Jewelry (Adults)

Crafters’ Shindig

Handsewing: Felt Bunnies (Kids)

Spa Night: Salt Scrubs (Adults)

Decoupage Treasure Boxes (Kids)

Decoupage Treasure Boxes (Adults)

Private Craft Instruction

 

We take reservations on a first-come basis and offer three easy ways to register: Online, by phone (201-944-3311), or in person at the shop.

 

Hope to see you around The Craft Lounge!