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Denim Demos - 10AM Tuesdays

Hemming Jeans

Jeans can cost $$! Keep the top-stitching you've paid for and join us this morning at 10am for a demonstration on how to shorten jeans and keep the original distressed hem so the alteration is barely noticeable.

 

Darts

Next Tuesday (March 6th), we'll continue the alteration theme and demonstrate darts in various fabrics. Join us at 10am for tricks, tips and mastering darts.

 

Celebrate Snow!

We're having so much fun down here at Pine Ridge's Anniversary sale today that we've decided to extend the celebration for another day! That's right, the one day only, not to be missed event, has just been extended to TWO FULL DAYS OF SEWING  & SAVING!

So, it's now called the Pine Ridge Anniversary Two Day Celebrate Snow Sale. February 4th and 5th 2018. All the same savings, all the same fun, but now for 2 WHOLE DAYS! The prices are slipping faster than traffic on the 401!  And there's only one EPIC at that slippery price, you'll want to get it quick - that one won't last long.

If you haven't been in lately, it's time to get in here to celebrate snow and sew.

 

Oh Canada, You never looked sew good!

Just finished uploading this one to the wall next to the main entrance of our house. That's exactly the kind of welcoming message we want to send out.

Commerating Canada's 150th birthday with 13 Mystery Quilt Blocks, including the Homecoming Kit by Shania Sunga, Fabrics by Cantik Batiks, Composition by Laura Tedball, and all kinds of help from the whole team down at Pine Ridge Knit & Sew.

And it just sort of fit perfectly on that wall. Hhmm...

Blocks are: Top Row - Saskatchewan, Homecoming, New Brunswick.
Second Row: Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland.
Third Row: Ontario, Yukon, British Columbia.
Bottom: Nunavut, Alberta, Manitoba, Northwest Territories.

Thank You Laura, for creating such beautiful art. I'll be sure to get Justin to sign it next time he's in town ;)

 

Introducing 980Q

What a wondeful introduction to a wonderful new machine! In this video, Sew Anastasia walks us through some of the EPIC features of Husqvarna's new EPIC 980Q Sewing machine.

 

Thanks Anastasia for the hot pink introduction!

Stop by Pine Ridge antyime for some hands on with this exciting new machine. You gotta get in here and sew!

10AM demo on Banishing the Bulk

Does your machine skip stitches when working on thick layers? Or worse, does it tell you the seam is too thick and refuses to continue? Find out how to make these thick seams easier on your machine AND YOU in today's demo.

Starts today Tuesday, January 9 at 10AM.

 

 

All Done!

Finally finished the first one! Don’t know if I’ll get to the second but one is better then none! Made entirely from Free Spirit Solids!

Nice one Lisa, and that grin for the win! Our life is sew much better with your free spirit in it.

~*What makes you different just might be your biggest strength*~

 

Do you Price Match?

"Do you price match?"

"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.

 

Make Your Own Fabric

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.

 

Heminar

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

 

It's going to be an EPIC week at Pine Ridge.

What's all the Commotion?

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 :)

 

Sew Much Fun!!!

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.

Quality never goes out of style ;)