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Denver Craft Ninjas vs. Sew It All

When local Sew It All Magazine Associate Editor Beth Bradley asks if you want to do a project with her…well, if you don’t jump on it, you are clearly loco!

Sew It All makes a great effort to take the intimidation of sewing and turn it into tricks and tips that make even the amateur sewist feel like a pro.

Beth and her crew, the lovely Nicki and Jessie, came in with a really inspiring pile of felted sweaters in amazing colors and textures, sewing machines, and embellishments galore. And before you knew it, the felted sweater mitten project that we’d been planning together for the last month or so was finally about to happen.

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You’d really be surprised how easy it is to make your own mittens from old sweaters! As Ninjas filed in, selected sweaters, and started the process…lovely mitten sets started to come together.
One kind of embellishment for the mittens allowed us to try our hands at needle felting! As you can see from the pictures above, some Ninjas got really creative and personalized their mittens in the very best ways! Including our wonderful, super talented friend Dawn…who made her husband some mittens explicitly for giving the middle finger. AMAZING!

We’re so darn thankful to Beth and her cohorts from Sew It All! They swooped in and offered to share their expertise with us and for that we are eternally grateful. The project was so darn useful and I can imagine we’ll see a lot of handmade mittens made for the winter and for the holidays too! Here’s a link to the pattern – go make your own pair!

And, as per uzjhe, we’re always appreciative to Three Kings Tavern! They always come through as the very best hosts…hustling to grab extension cords and screwing in lightbulbs!

We’ll be posting our October project SOON! Make sure you don’t miss it!


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Denver Craft Ninjas vs. Sew It All Magazine – Felted Sweater Mittens!

Denver Craft Ninjas is SO proud to announce that, for the month of September, we will be teaming up with Sew It All Magazine to offer a really exciting project.

If you don’t know Sew It All Magazine, you’re missing out on their stress free approach to sewing. They want it to be easier, faster, and fun and they provide pattern free projects that release you up from stressful techniques and help you to break the rules a little. Denver Craft Ninjas love that!

Sew It All is sending over some of their best rule breakers to help us make a MITTENS from RECYCLED FELT SWEATERS! This project combines felting, sewing, hand sewing, needle felting, and embroidery! That’s a lot of wonderful things to learn in one project!Yep! We’ll be making something to keep your paws warm this winter and we only need a few things from you!

First, the date for this project is September 23rd, 2012 – from 1:00-5:00 at Three Kings and we’ve set the price at $25.00. This will cover additional expenses for embellishments that will be on hand to accesorize your project and will register you officially for this awesome workshop.Go to this link http://bit.ly/Us3NSR to register and grab your space. Keep in mind, space will be limited…so, jump on this goodie!

Second, bring a FELTED sweater. We’ll try to have some on hand for sharing and needle felting, but we want to encourage everyone to, at least, have ONE sweater that they can play with. Click here for simple directions on how to felt a sweater!

And third, and sort of most important, we need sewing machines! We’ll be working on our end to access enough machines for everyone to share, but we might need your help! If you have a machine you can donate for the day – please let us know!

We’re thrilled to be collaborating with Sew It All Magazine and can’t wait to see you all in your new mittens!

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Denver Craft Ninjas Felt Flower Accessories!

A lady always needs a new accessory! Something to wear in her hair, on her lapel, or even a little color on her sweet little flats! So, we’re going to help you make some!

This project is being taught by our favorite librarian, Mary Kuehner! Mary’s Etsy shop is filled to the brim with adorable felt accessories and she wants to share her secrets with you!

All we’re asking, for this project, is $12.00 and you can make as many felt flowers as you would like!

We’ll provide direction, a variety of felt, thread, needles, buttons, pin backs, hair clips, and some sparkly stuff to add some glitz to your flowers!As usual, we’d love for you to bring along your favorite snacks and bring a little moolah for cocktails! And bring a friend too for heaven’s sake!The date for this project is August 26th, 2012 and we’ll be meeting at Three Kings Tavern (Yay!!) from 1-5 PM! You come bearing yummy treats to share, a couple bucks for cocktails or sodas, and be ready to learn something!

Follow this link http://bit.ly/QApPyB to sign up via our pre-paid registration site!

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