Come see us...

474 Haywood Road in West Asheville
We are a working studio with unposted hours,
but usually you can find us there most weekdays,
and sometimes more.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Chomp Industries

This woman Dana Fehsenfeld came into the shop one day. She was friends with one of the artists upstairs, Kreh Mellick. She very modestly said she had some things that she made and was wondering if we might like to sell them. Everything she pulled out I proceeded to lust after, as well as did another customer in the shop. I had sold two before I even had the tags on them! Not only is she an amazing designer and screenprinter, but a great seamstress as well. Everything is truly beautifully made. She has just put up a new website that you should definitely check out, or come to the shop to see them in the flesh...

go here to see more.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Jamey Kay Photography

More photos from the Verve shoot. Jameykay rocks. see more here.

Etsy Craft PArty

So there was an awesome event here in August that I never posted about. Well, I let you know about it, but didn't show you any of the great stuff that was the full post by Kathleen from Lark Books.
And a big thanks to everyone who donated their time and effort to such a worthwhile cause!

click here.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Ragamuffin Press

Ragamuffin Press, aka Beth Schaible, has to be making the best cards and prints I have seen in the area. They have so much going on - beautiful form, nice images, hell, even Vonnegut quotes. Every time we get something new of hers in the shop I am instantly smitten, as I was again when I checked out her sweet website. You should look too. Go here...

Saturday, September 18, 2010

free neckwarmer pattern

peruvian cowl

peruvian cowl

for the pdf, visit my etsy!

the pattern:

cascade “eco +” yarn
US 13 needles

1. cast on 44 stitches
2. knit for 52”
3. weave in loose ends, leaving one long one for seaming
4. put a single twist in knitted fabric before seaming, to create
a “mobius” illusion
5. seam 9” of ends together, leaving a slit to fit over the


Friday, September 10, 2010

Melissa Moss

Sorry about my lack of contact in the blogosphere, I am new to all this stuff and wrangling my life has been a little hectic of late! That said, I do really love talking about all the great artists we have in the shop, like Melissa Moss. She does very sweet little paintings of trees and animals and creatures that she then has done has prints, and has been featured by the likes of Design Sponge and Apartment Therapy, two of my favorite sites. Did I mention that she is an amazingly nice person as well?
see more of her work here...

pattern share

(don't worry, they won't be like this fuzzy number...unless you want them to be...)

in the next couple of weeks, i will begin posting a series of free, simple knitting patterns, written just for you! they will be posted 2-3 times/month on the blog. if there are patterns you love and want help making, the knitting q & a class on saturday mornings will be a great place to get help. once these postings begin, there will be a more extensive version, put together sweetly, in the shop for a small fee. be looking out for this at the end of september/beginning of october!

some of these patterns will have sewn/fabric elements, so if you're not as savvy with a sewing needle, take a class with the shop owner, leigh anne!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Do it yourself, dammit...

My hands are famous now! well, not really. But they were in a great article in WNC Magazine this month about all the things you can learn to do in this great area of ours. We love being surrounded by people who know all kinds of things and can teach you to do them a little more about it all here...

Verve Style

That's not dub style. Close though. We were featured in Verve Magazine this month with an awesome picture of Kim looking like the suitcase is too heavy...such a nice photo and a pretty swell dress if I don't say so myself. The dress has already sold but don't be afraid to ask about a custom number for yourself!
Click here to read the article online...

knit a stitch!

if you take a look at the calendar, you might notice that there is a knitting q & a class scheduled for this saturday. since it's labor day weekend and i'm sure a lot of people will be out of town, i'm just going to nix that class and move forward with the one scheduled for the following saturday. as for this coming tuesday knitting class (the one scheduled for the 7th), it has been moved from 6-8 pm to 10-12 am. i have had some schedule changes and hopefully the class time will end up being consistent from week to week, but if not, i will post any changes here! also, if anybody requires an alternate time or would like something slightly different than a beginning knitting class, i am open to private lessons!

the knitting q & a, which will MOST OFTEN be on saturday mornings, is a drop-in fee of $5-10 for two hours of help. this is an opportunity for you to ask questions about your project or pattern, get help fixing mistakes, or just because you're starting on something new and want somebody close by in case you run across an obstacle.

the beginning knitting class is also two hours. it is $35, which includes supplies that you will be able to take home with you. in this class, we will cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. we will also cover basic information about gauge, yarn composition, etc. if anybody has any more questions about knitting class descriptions, times, or dates, feel free to e-mail me at !

see you soon, and have a great labor day weekend...