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May 04, 2016

Come Celebrate 6 years at DownTown Knits

Come Celebrate 6 years at DownTown Knits
That's right, it's time to celebrate with us as DownTown Knits
turns 6 years.  We've been so fortunate to be serving you over the years that we're doing things a bit different this year. We're giving back to the
community and to you.
Join us May 13th at 6:00p.

Here are the details;
A finished project Swap
Bring items you've made (knit or crochet) that you no longer want and swap them with someone that loves it.
What you bring to swap is totally up to you.
 
Items that are not swapped will be donated to Interact (check out their website). Interact is a non-profit UW agency that provides safety, support and awareness to victims and survivors of domestic violence.

Additionally, bring or wear an item you made this year with yarn or fabric you purchased from DTK that you'd like to show off...

We can't wait to see you! It's sure to be fun.

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April 19, 2016

Come Quilt with Michael Caputo

Come Quilt with Michael Caputo
We're so excited to have such a talented quilt designer come to DTK. Join us on April 30th for a meet & greet and book signing with Michael. Here's a little bit about him; Michael was born in New York and now lives in Apex, NC having relocated from London.
He studied at the Fashion Insitute of Technology in NY and became a childern's novelty book designer. He was introduced to quilting by his Mom. He's taught quilting at the Institute at Finchley, and at Ray-Stitch in London, UK. In addition to designing and making quilts for magazines, fabric manufaturers, friends, and family, he still designs and engineers pop-up books for children, and enjoys knitting and cross stitch. 
Come meet Michael at DownTown Knits on April 30th at 1:00 for his book signing of his newest book just released, Quilting Basics:  A step-by-step course for first-time quilters. 

 

 

Michael will also be teaching beginner quilting classes at DTK in May, check out the class page on our website to sign up. 

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March 26, 2016

Hitofude KAL Starts March 29

Hitofude KAL Starts March 29

Our next knit-along is Hitofude, an open-front, drapey cardigan - perfect for spring! Join us Tuesday, March 29, at 6pm for the first meeting. We'll get to know each other and review the pattern and KAL schedule, and discuss yarn selection and gauge. We can't wait!!

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February 04, 2016

Hey Lady Hey Trunk Show

Hey Lady Hey Trunk Show

We are so excited to welcome Melissa Stajda of Hey Lady Hey to the shop for a trunk show on Saturday, February 13, from 10-4!

Melissa dyes, spins, knits, and crafts in Durham, NC, sourcing all materials from North American companies. She enjoys the intimacy and creativity of small-batch dyeing and was kind enough to design an exclusive colorway just for DownTown Knits. She'll be bringing lots of yummy yarn to the trunk show and will have samples of all of her lovely patterns for you to try on. We hope you'll be able to join us!

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January 05, 2016

Westley Knit-a-Long Starts Tonight

Join us at 6:00p tonight for the first session of the Westley KAL. Tonights session we will kick it off by reviewing the pattern , selecting the yarn of your choice and reviewing the schedule. Can't wait to meet you. It's going to be fun..

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