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Studio Closed to All Visitors…So, that’s happening…

 

ICT DESTASH SALE IS CANCELED

Well hello!
I sure hope you all aren’t too sick of the website/social media/email bombardment from every contact you have. I know it’s an inconvenience and I certainly do appreciate you taking the time to click + read.

I received notice from the owner of Wichita Studio School, where my studio is located, that he is closing the building to the public. That means the iCT DeSTaSH SaLe is officially canceled, which is what I honestly expected to have to do anyway.

Today and tomorrow the building is being sanitized. Unfortunately, that does not include private studio spaces so I will be there Saturday when we are allowed back in, sanitizing our space and setting up for virtual lessons.

What this means for us:

For now, I have to cancel our in-person classes + private lessons.

I foresee having to move to virtual classes, which makes it hard for me to physically guide you, but it’s better than nothing!
I will be using Google Hangouts/Meet for virtual individual/group lessons.

Once we set up a time to meet virtually,  I will help get you set up if you haven’t used it before.

I will be keeping in touch via email, Facebook, Instagram so keep an eye out.
Thank you all!!
Don’t give up, we’ll all get through this time as healthy, more community-minded knitters. We have plenty of knitting to keep us busy!!

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Let’s Keep In Touch!! March Updates

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SO…how’s everyone holding up??
Guess where I am…my usual workspace, my cozy home ‘office’.
I am sure more than a few of you are also now working from home or off work keeping the community safe practicing social distancing.
Luckily, we have many many projects to keep us creatives busy!

I want to keep in touch and update all my students, knitting + spinning friends, and clients about Firebrunette Knits’ plans for the next few weeks through the end of March.
Subject to change.

  • CLASSES: an email will be arriving in all student’s inboxes about all classes scheduled through March
    • Spectra Short Row Study: postponed to begin April 2nd
    • Flax Sweater: will go ahead as scheduled but will be broken down into individual meet times for each student
    • Brenton Point: will go ahead as scheduled but will be broken down into individual meet times for each student
    • Ramble Shawl: postponed to begin April 25th
  • DROP IN HOURS AT THE STUDIO: cancelled until April 6th
  • iCT DeSTaSH SaLe: I am keeping this scheduled, but will NOT be accepting drop-offs until after the 1st of April, at that point I will evaluate the current Covid-19 situation and decide if the sale needs to be canceled

All subscribers will receive an email with a few more details shortly.

Watch the Firebrunette Knits Facebook page and Instagram @firebrunetteknits to stay up to date.

I have had virtual lessons available for the last year and with a few out-of-state exceptions, this option has not been utilized locally yet.

I would like to remind everyone that you can meet with me virtually through a number of video conferencing options:
– Please use the Book Now option on the Firebrunette Knits Facebook Page to reserve a time, choose Virtual Lesson
– If you are not on Facebook, contact me directly, chauntel@firebrunetteknits.com to schedule

  • Google Hangouts – I will send you an invite 10 minutes prior to our scheduled meet time so you have time to sign in or download the app to your phone/iPad/tablet
    This service works on any platform with video-enabled + I have found with a good internet connection it is good quality for video
  • Skype – I don’t typically use Skype, but if it is a platform you would prefer we can connect that way
  • Zoom – limited to 40 minutes
  • If you have a preferred way to virtually connect, please don’t hesitate to ask if it’s an option

I understand these are trying times, emotionally and for some of our small businesses, financially. There are a lot of movements out there for small businesses to stay alive during this time.
Picket Fence Quilt Co, the brick + mortar fabric shop I work at as well as teach at, does not have an online store, but we are staying open. If you cannot come in, please call and purchase a gift certificate for future visits, or as a gift for another quilter/family member. Maybe get a jumpstart on your Holiday shopping or prepare for upcoming birthdays!
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I cannot thank you all enough for taking precautions at this time, it is important that those of us that are not compromised do our part to take care of and watch out for those that are in danger from Covid-19.

iCT DeSTaSH SaLe Details

I will be running the drop-offs a little differently for this sale.

There will be a 2 week window for dropping off at the Studio, 751 George Washington Blvd, with specific dates/times:

Start Drop-off Date: March 26th, Thursday, 11am – 5pm
Dates/Times:
March 28th, Saturday, call to set time
March 30th, Monday, 2 – 8pm
April 2nd, Thursday, 11am – 5:30pm
End Drop-off Date: April 4th, Saturday, 10am – 1pm

As per usual, you need to contact me ahead of time to arrange drop-off; call/text 316-351-8515, email firebrunetteknits@gmail.com.

Some of these times coincide with classes at the studio, I will do my best to not take away time from my class to accept Destash drop-offs.

Things are changing!



As you may or may not have heard, our life is taking a leap west in the next 6 months. We will be relocating to Arizona, luckily it won’t be a fast move so there is still time to squeeze in some classes + workshops here in Wichita.
I am opening up Drop-in times at the Studio starting in March, opening up more appointment times as well. More information below and on my Facebook Page.
You can always email firebrunetteknits@gmail.com, text/call 316.633.3217 to reserve your spot. 
Payment is due prior to class. EVENT + CLASS LISTINGS ON FACEBOOK

BOOK A PRIVATE LESSON

March + April

Studio Drop-In Days

STARTING MARCH 5TH, I WILL HAVE DROP-IN HOURS EVERY THURSDAY AT THE STUDIO:
Bring any projects, issues, patterns, etc that you need help with.

This will be open to all so there may be an overlap of clients. I will, of course, do my very best to accommodate everyone’s individual needs so don’t hesitate to drop by.
If you want to make sure you have one-on-one time with me, please contact me to make an appointment or visit my Facebook Page to book an appointment.

THURSDAY HOURS: 11AM – 5PM

$10 DROP-IN FEE up to one hour’s time

*Remember, the building is secured so you will need to contact me by text/phone when you arrive so I can let you in.

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Studio Classes You Don’t Want to Miss! Exciting news, a short-row study + a new shawl class added!

Things are changing!

As you may or may not have heard, our life is taking a leap west in the next 6 months. We will be relocating to Arizona, luckily it won’t be a fast move so there is still time to squeeze in some classes + workshops here in Wichita.
I am opening up Drop-in times at the Studio starting in March, opening up more appointment times as well. More information below and on my Facebook Page.
You can always email firebrunetteknits@gmail.com, text/call 316.633.3217 to reserve your spot. 
Payment is due prior to class, more detailed information can be found at the bottom of this email. EVENT + CLASS LISTINGS ON FACEBOOK BOOK A PRIVATE LESSON

March + April
Studio Drop-In Days

STARTING MARCH 5TH, I WILL HAVE DROP-IN HOURS EVERY THURSDAY AT THE STUDIO:
Bring any projects, issues, patterns, etc that you need help with.

This will be open to all so there may be an overlap of clients. I will, of course, do my very best to accommodate everyone’s individual needs so don’t hesitate to drop by.
If you want to make sure you have one-on-one time with me, please contact me to make an appointment or visit my Facebook Page to book an appointment. THURSDAY HOURS: 11AM – 5PM $10 DROP-IN FEE up to one hour’s time *Remember, the building is secured so you will need to contact me by text/phone when you arrive so I can let you in. 316-633-3217

March + April
Fixing Mistakes

$25
DATES:
Wednesday, March 11th
1pm – 4pm
OR
5:30pm – 8:30pm
Wednesday, April 1st
1pm – 4pm
OR
5:30pm – 8:30pm
No matter your skill level, we ALL make mistakes in our knitting. The confidence that comes when you learn a few tricks to keep your knitting on track will astound you!
Mistakes help us work smarter, not harder. Don’t let mistakes hold you back, come and let me build your confidence in your knitting skills, you can do it!
Skills required: Basic knitting (cast on, knit, purl) You’ll learn how to fix: a dropped stitch in garter a dropped stitch in stockinette (on the knit and purl side) dropped stitches at the edge of a row missed yarnovers missed increases + decreases unfinished stitches
Class Prep REQUIRED:
Arrive at class with three completed swatches approximately 4″x4″ in a smooth, light-colored, worsted-weight yarn:
Swatch 1: garter, do not bind off, leave on a needle
Swatch 2 & 3: stockinette, do not bind off, leave on needle I recommend that swatches be worked on circular needles. SWATCHING MANDATORY!! Tools to bring to class:  set of  double point needles one size smaller than your knitting needles crochet hook same size as your knitting needles darning needle split markers notepad + PENCIL

March
SPECTRA ~ A Study in Short Row Techniques

$50
Dates: 
Mondays March 16th, 23rd, 30th
  3 – 5pm 
OR
Thursdays March 19th, 26th, April 2nd  6 – 8pm


Learn the three most common SHORT ROW METHODS; Wrap & Turn, German, and Japanese, in one mesmerizing scarf, Spectra, designed by Stephen West.

This workshop will give you the tools to learn to substitute your favorite new method of short rows in most patterns.

Supplies:
Spectra Pattern Available on Ravelry, https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/spectra
Removable stitch markers
Supplies listed in the pattern  

March + April
Ramble Brioche Shawl


$45
Dates:
March 28th, 10am – 12pm + April 25th, 9:30am – 12:30pm

PREREQUISITES: basic brioche workshop, or brioche knitting experience, must NOT be new to brioche Learn the most common forms of increasing, decreasing and how to read a brioche chart
This is a great start to shaping in brioche. Most of the shawl is knit in garter, then finished off with a simple yet stunning brioche pattern at the top edge.

Knit in DK weight yarn, it knits up quickly and makes for a super squishy fabric.

Supplies:
Ramble Shawl pattern by Andrea Mowry
Supplies as listed in the pattern
Purchase on Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ramble-4