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Hello out there…  Just wanted to let you know about the upcoming items that we have going on here in the shop for this week and next.

Thanks so much for being a part of The Stash!  Remember to shop local & buy handmade!

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The First Friday Of Every Month 5– 8 p.m. Come on in, and enjoy refreshments and local art with the Stashettes! Featured artists: Jen Otey will be here doing Henna Tattoos and Kay Sampler will be here doing Tarot Card Readings! This is also the start of our big May Sale too! So come by and see what all our artists have picked out just for YOU and put on sale…

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Stitch Out! We wanted to thank you all for those who donated fabric, time, sewing skills, energy and positive thoughts for our latest non-profit venture. There are blankets coming back in the door, that are simply amazing! Watch the website for updates on those, I am trying to take pictures as they come in… Also we still have some blankets left here in the store that are looking for someone to put them together. They are pre-cut, just need sewn and some love! Due to the amount of time this process has taken, we are extending the deadline out until May 31st in order to get all the blankets made up nicely. Please give us a call or come by if you want to help!

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One Finger Guitar Class for Anyone Who Just Wants to Play Songs without Learning Regular Guitar Chords (or How to Play in Open Tuning)

Saturday, May 2nd, 10– 12 p.m.

Class Description: Don’t have time or the inclination to learn complex guitar chords? Ken will show you how to use an open tuning and one finger on your left hand to play simple chords to accompany yourself (and others) on the guitar (or other string instruments with frets).

Open to Kids and Adults of All Ages (8-80)

Supplies: Beg, borrow, and bring any old acoustic guitar, nylon OR steel string (or a banjo, ukulele, mandolin, anything with frets AND strings—which doesn’t apply to fiddles, unfortunately)

Price: $10 per person Teacher: Ken Brown

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Hat-Attack!

(A day dedicated to crocheting/knitting hats for cancer patients)

Saturday May 9th from 12-4 p.m.

Who: Anyone interested in joining who can knit or crochet! Bring your self, a friend, a relative and enjoy a day of hat making. Can’t knit or crochet? Come and hang out, eat snacks and LEARN how! Or take a class before May 9th from one of our great teachers at the shop.

Details: The shop, couches, chairs will be open for all warm bodies! Please come and bring a snack if you want… Should be a fun day!

Extras: Can’t make it to the Hat-Attack but still want to help? Feel free to drop off handmade hats at The Stash no later than May 31st.

Helpful hints:

  • An excellent source for patterns is http://www.headhuggers.org
  • Hats knit with brown fun fur are in demand.
  • For summer, any color fun fur is good.
  • Cotton hats for sleeping are desirable.
  • Make sure the yarn you use is SOFT!

For more information, please call The Stash at 457-8274.

Last summer, after we first opened our doors here at The Stash, we hosted our first Non-Profit here in Fairbanks! This was the beginning of our monthly service projects called The Stash Lends a Hand! The Stashettes hosted a Knit-a-thon for the Interior Alaska Cancer Association with Soroptimist. Soroptimist International of Fairbanks is a group of professional women who work to improve the lives of women and children. The local group has an on-going project to knit/crochet hats for women who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy.

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We made the paper a few weeks ago!  🙂  Check us out…  They put our photo in for doing the Knit-a-thon, to make chemo hats, for the Interior Alaska Cancer Association.  When we got the paper, we were a bit shocked at how big the photo was (1/4 page of the newspaper), but you can’t tell that here.  Ha!  

The Stash in the newspaper

What do you think?  Did we do okay?

Knit-a-thon

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The Stash

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Interior Alaska Cancer Association

                                                                    

Soroptimist International of Fairbanks is a group of professional women who work to improve the lives of women and children.  The local group has an on-going project to knit/crochet hats for women who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy.

 

The Stash will host a knit-a-thon for this cause to

see how many hats we can finish by July 11th!

 

The Stash

544 3rd Avenue

 

Friday June 27th

5-9 p.m.

                                                                   

If you knit or crochet and would like to join us in our efforts we would appreciate your help.  Join us at the knit-a-thon or drop off handmade hats at The Stash by July 11th.

 

Helpful hints:

O        An excellent source for patterns is www.headhuggers.org

O        Hats knit with brown fun fur are in demand.

O        For summer, any color fun fur is good.

O        Cotton hats for sleeping are desirable.

O        Make sure the yarn you use is SOFT!

 

For more information, please call The Stash at 457-8274.

 

Now I can NOT knit to save my life…  But I do love yarn and like to play with crochet.  Yes, I can NOT read a pattern either, but as I was told once, if you just repeat the same thing over and over, it will LOOK like you know what you are doing!  🙂  Great advice huh?

Rebecca sent me an email today about something she came across…  It is a totally cool idea, called Purls of Wisdom.  Such a great way to pull together the strengths of others, a great topic, lots of handmade goodness ALL for the benefit of others. 

I will definetly be looking more into this and seeing how hard it would be to incorporate these ideas into our fellowship OR The Stash.  This could be a community wide event too!  Oh, the ideas are flowing…

Please let me know your thoughts and if you have any ideas about this!

Here are some other sites that I found as well:

I Took The Handmade Pledge! BuyHandmade.org

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