"Of Course", says the unsuspecting shop keep falling into the setup perfectly.
"Here's an ad for Flannels at 5 cents / yard. And here's silk on for 35 cents. Stolen Silks wouldn't be cheaper than these!"
As they were renovating their turn of the century home, they came across a collection of well preserved newspapers dating back as far as 1896. What a great find! I snapped a couple of quick phone pics so I could share them here.
We were doing an EPIC install when the question came up.
Recognize the sewing table? It matched the colour on the walls so perfectly that we can be sure it went to a nice home (they literally have sewing ads in the walls). Have Fun with your new EPIC! And if you do want a price match, you'll have to find an ad no older than 30 DAYS.
When Emily from Husqvarna was here last Thursday, event attendees were blown away with her samples, specifically those where she'd made her own fabrics. Imagine the giggles when they found out Pine Ridge is offering THAT class this Friday!
Join Ilse Vink for the ultimate creative experience and learn to use fabric scraps, yarns, and threads to make one-of-a-kind pieces of fabric, perfect for garment inserts, applique and bag making.
Friday September 22, 10am-1pm
$25, supplies extra
Call the store (613) 392-1422 to book your seat.
Learn to Knit
Looking for a new hobby? If you’ve never touched a knitting needle but love yarn and knitwear, this is for you. Starting this Saturday. Penny Drolet will teach you the knitting basics: how to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, and cast off as you create a classic beginner washcloth.
Saturdays September 23 & 30, 1-3pm
$35/2 classes, includes all supplies
Call the store (613) 392-1422 to book your seat.
Just jumping into sewing, or looking to upgrade your skills? While hems are a necessary evil for many people, knowing which hem to use and which stitch to pick can be an exercise. You'll learn tricks & tips for professional finishes on various fabrics in this hands-on techniques seminar. You’ll master the blind hem, banish wavy hems on knits and learn how to hem store bought jeans while keeping the existing hem.
Thursday September 28, 6-8pm
$20, includes supplies
That's Emily Baker - Sewing Specialist demonstrating products and techniques from Husqvarna Viking for the 2017 Notion Commotion event at Pine Ridge Knit & Sew. We had a great turnout, a bunch of fun, some snacks, and a whole lot of "Keeping The World Sewing".
And if notions aren't enough commotion for you, we have two new Designer EPIC drivers in our family this week. Congratulations (you know who you are), we know you're going to love your new machines!
Now we all know good things come in threes, so who wants to step up to be the third new EPIC driver this week - sale's still on :)
The Pine Ridge Jean Jacket Revival has come to an end, so we would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You to everyone who participated - we had SEW MUCH FUN!!! We had entries from kids and adults of all skill levels. The artistry is fantastic, original, stunning, and we're so proud of all the participants.
Check out the embellishments, the cutwork, the three dimensions, the colours. Really well done, we can't wait to see them out on the street and we're even more excited to see what they'll come up with next.
Stop by Pine Ridge anytime from now until September to get your 2017 On the Go Row, and don't forget that new this year is Row by Row Junior which is a great way to get the children in your life started with sewing.
In a study that tested the vision of people from a variety of professions, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley found that dressmakers who spend many hours doing fine, manual work seemed to have a superior ability to see in 3-D.
Adrien Chopin, a postdoctoral researcher in visual neuroscience, made the discovery as he was testing the stereoscopic vision of about three dozen people, 13 of them dressmakers. We all use stereoscopic vision when we throw a ball to someone, grab a pencil or park a car, but Chopin noticed that some individuals have much better stereoscopic vision than others.
Sometimes you just have to laugh at yourself. In preparing for the Pine Ridge Oh Canada Wallhanging, I'd made a point of choosing a fabric with a tight design so the pattern would be clearly visible on the smaller pieces. Simple right? But last night, after quickly cutting the first piece, I took one look at it and...
- wait for it -
Ta Da! No Dots!
Laughed out loud, traced it again, got a little fussy this time, and... way better.
"Row by Row On The Go! is 2017's theme and we'll be participating here at Pine Ridge Knit & Sew. We're super excited about Row by Row Experience's brand new program, Row by Row Junior, too! It's designed for kids ages 6 to 14. They travel along with an adult. They collect free row patterns designed just for them to make and they can learn to sew at home with family help and support from www.rowbyrowexperience.com.
Row by Row Junior follows the same rules and time schedule as adult Row by Row Experience, June 21 through Labor Day. Kids need to be in the shop to get the free pattern handout, but anyone can buy a kit. Grandmothers and travelling family can bring them home as gifts or souvenirs.
Row by Row Junior designed the five different row patterns so you can be sure they are kid-friendly. Make it an adventure traveling to collect all five and seeing how different shops make up their row.
The Pine Ridge Knit & Sew Row is "High Tops". Our sample was done by 10 year old Chloe Workman that we'll have on display at our Kick-Off event on June 21st at 10:00 AM.
Also note that the City of Quinte West is graciously donating a commemorative "City of Quinte" pin for every Row by Row kit that Pine Ridge creates. We want to send a great big THANK YOU to the city for continuing to support Quinte's Favourite Sewing Centre.
We'll be awarding "I Made This!" ribbons to the first five kids who return with something made using a Row by Row Junior pattern. Any sewing effort will be celebrated, not just quilting. Find Row by Row Junior's free online activities, kids' journal pages, support for learning to sew at home, and more at www.rowbyrowexperience.com this summer.
"We want our kids to learn how to sew and carry on this craft that's so dear to us," explains Janet Lutz, Row by Row's founder. "Travelling to new places, collecting something just for them, visiting Grandma, summer vacation... this is all part of the wonder and excitement of Row by Row Experience. Please join us."