I love stylish yarn shops, especially when they have a well-rounded schedule of classes and contests. Cast Away is one of these shops. It’s a lovely and welcoming space in Historic Railroad Square in Santa Rosa, Calif. A wooden ship in the store holds skeins, and stunning vintage chairs provide a space to work. All this against a chic brick wall backdrop. Justine Malone informed me of a needle felting class there this weekend, and of the needle felting contest they’re currently running. I want to sail over there in a yarn-filled boat across a sea of wool.
Create a piece of art with needle felting. Make a landscape a portrait or just go abstract! Bring in an image to work from or just work from your mind. Supplies included but you might want to buy some extra needles and a foam mat (sold at Cast Away) to take home with you. Monica Ashley-Najmabadi has been teaching needle felting for 10+ years and she is really sweet and fun!
Saturday July 11, 10:30-1:30. $40 with supplies included at 111 4th Street, Santa Rosa, Calif. (707) 546-YARN