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Lorna Miser and Red Barn Yarns!!

Friday, April 29, 2011 

I am so excited to have one of knitting's 
"Super Stars" in the house!
Lorna Miser is the founder of Lorna's Laces, 
which have been some of the 
wonderful yarns on the market.

She sold the company a few years ago and now spends her time
designing, writing books and teaching workshops.

On Friday, April 29 

We have the honor of having her at our 
Arcadia location for the whole day!
She will be signing her books, we will host a luncheon
and then she will lead us in a workshop.

Red Barn Yarns 

As if that is not enough, Catherine Petitti will be there with her 
hand painted yarns and patterns for everyone
to see, touch, try on and of course purchase/order.
Here is the video from our last event with Catherine
For full information about
Red Barn Yarns


Book Signing
from 10-12 
Lorna's first book is a charming book that is almost an autobiographical knitting project book. Lorna invites us to join her on her self-discovery trip through knitting, friends and family. Each project has a wonderful story that
makes it more then just another project. 

Lorna talks about something she knows a lot about. Knitting and using hand dyed yarns to their fullest potential. Hand dyed yarns are some of the most beautiful yarns in the shop. But knitting them up doesn't always turn out the way you envision them to. 

Knitting with Hand Dyed Yarns
from 1-4
So many people are confused and disappointed and yet in love with these yarns. Lorna will be teaching us how to understand and learn about the yarns as well as techniques on how to use them.

The Schedule for the Day
10-12 Book signing FREE 
Bring any of 
her books for Lorna to sign.
Don't have the books?
You can get them from Lorna.

12-1 will be a luncheon 
Lunch for Workshop participants only

1-4 Lorna's Workshop
"Working with hand dyed yarns"
$45 for members (those that pay me monthly)
$60 for non-members
Lunch is included with the workshop

Space for the workshop is limited. 
I will need payment to reserve your spot.
There are no refunds for the Workshop
email: faylynn@marvelsofknitting.com



Red Barn Trunk Show

Saturday March 19

Red Barn Yarns will be joining Lorna Miser at our Arcadia Location

Come join us for all the fun!!

Email me for directions

If you missed the Red Barn Yarn Trunk Show last month
here is what went down!


Red Barn Yarns 

I am so excited to have Catherine Petitti
bring her amazing hand dyed yarns
and patterns for everyone
to see, touch, try on
and of course purchase/order.

She works with some wonderful 
blends of fibers, such as:

Raw Silk and Wool
Llama Sparkle
Cashmere Blend 
Sock Sparkle 

Her colors are inspired by nature
and when you see them together
they look like a flower field. 

Her dye process is so wonderful that
while knitting with her yarns every
stitch is a slightly different hue.

Your finished project ends up 
looking like an impressionistic
Monet art work. 

We will have sample garments
so you can see for yourself
how the yarn knits up.

You will be able to purchase/order the
patterns and of course lots of yarn.

Don't Miss Out!
Friday April 29 from 10-12
Link:  Red Barn Yarn Website


Fall Retreat ~ La Quinta, Ca


Our spring retreat was last weekend. We where in a wonderful house, right on the PGA West Golf Course in La Quinta,Ca. The weather could not have been better for lounging, knitting, felting, eating, swimming, and relaxing with each other.
Enjoy the Photos

Day 1

started with a stop at Colors in Claremont Village. I love this shop.
You can tell from the outside that you are in for treat!

The shop is small, but has
so many wonderful yarns!
The girls working there where the best
with 14 of us raiding their space.
They where very helpful and again
what a great selection of Yarn.

Our Abode for the Weekend is Fabulous!!

We spent most of the weekend outside by the water.
Lots of great seatting. 

Manning the Barbecue in the Dark on the first night.
Notice the OTT light?

Conversation, glass of wine and
a great Kitchen.

Day 2
Does it get any better?

This is what we looked at on the 
other side of our bushes.

 This is the PGA West gold course.It was closed for reseeding
so we were able to take our golf cart onto the golf course.

What an amazing Golf Course


Back at the Ranch
Enjoying the Table before the sun gets there
Jenny bought some needlefelting kits
and made a cute pig and cat!
Settling in for the Evening
Friday Night's dinner was a catered Taco Bar.
Rosa prepared it all for us and boy was it good.

Day 3

Saturday morning we Felted Soap.
That means we wrapped fleece around a bar of soap
and wet felted the fleece to cover it.
Once they are done you just use them
and the wool felt takes the place of a washcloth.
Here are some more ideas on etsy if you are curious.
Saturday afternoon some went on
another yarn crawl.
We went to Harriet's and the Yarn Co.

 There is more then one way to find a soft seat

The knitting must be going well.
I am so lucky to have such a wonderful group of women to share the love of knitting with.
Thank you all for such a lovely weekend.
Click here to see all the pics I have so far.