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Tuesday March 26th 2013

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Private Lessons

Private Lessons

Would you like some one-on-one time with Kimberli in NYC or NJ to improve your sewing? Do you have a list of questions you wish someone could answer so you could finish that project? She is available to assist you with Sewing, Pattern making, Embroidery, Beading, Knitting [Read More]

Hip Hip Hooray Holidays

Hip Hip Hooray Holidays

Hip Hip Hooray Holidays The holidays have come and gone. This brings a sigh of relief and reminds me that birthdays are right around the corner! What to start working on…the list is always long! The MacKay Way has been involved in this home renovation (the DUST!) and thus [Read More]

Anna KAL

Anna KAL

Between teaching 3 10-12 hour days in a row weekly, living with a major house renovation (yes, that’s the floor sander you’re hearing in the background of this post) and sorting the gardens out in time for them to grow and prosper… I joined a KAL.   [Read More]

SAW: Drop Spindle Class with Denny McMillan

SAW: Drop Spindle Class with Denny McMillan

For a very long time I’ve wanted to learn how to drop spindle. While visiting New York Sheep and Wool last fall I drooled over the beautiful spindles. There were some REALLY beautiful ones. **sigh** Last Christmas my Sister in Law, AC and niece (X)/nephew (A) gave me [Read More]

Class with the Yarn Harlot: Mawata for everyone!

Class with the Yarn Harlot: Mawata for everyone!

My first class at SAW was with the Yarn Harlot herself, teaching us Mawata. What is Mawata?   It’s knitting silk from the cocoon. Of course, it’s not just that easy as opening the bag of cocoons and knitting away. A little about silkworms… Silkworms [Read More]

Squam Art Workshops, I’m Getting Ready!

Squam Art Workshops, I’m Getting Ready!

My Mom and I have been throwing around the idea of starting a yearly Mother-Daughter holiday for a while now. I had plans — oh did I have plans… Taking her through the Cotswolds in the UK or searching through shops in France for that perfect hand painted [Read More]

Sack People

Sack People

My feller introduced my niece and nephew to a video game called Little Big Planet for the PS3 where you must use logic to advance levels. In it you are a knit character called a Sack Boy (or Sack Person.) When I say that they LOVE it, it’s an understatement. It was [Read More]

In Bloom and In Print

In Bloom and In Print

I’m happy to share that my In Bloom Bag may now be found in the latest Stitch ‘n Bitch book, Stitch ‘n Bitch Superstar Knitting.                     It was inspired by the garden that I had at my former NYC [Read More]

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Private Lessons

Private Lessons

Would you like some one-on-one time with Kimberli in NYC or NJ to improve your sewing? Do you have a list of questions [Read More]

Tuesday Tip: Machine Stitches

Tuesday Tip: Machine Stitches

Which Stitch? Have a new machine? Curious about all the new stitches it can make? Thread it with a dark color thread [Read More]

Learn to Embroider – May 19 – NYC

Learn to Embroider – May 19 – NYC

Do you walk through boutiques adoring the hand embroidered items but balking at the prices? Have you thought, “I [Read More]

Tuesday Tip: Tracing Wheel

Tuesday Tip: Tracing Wheel

How to hold your Tracing Wheel Manning that Tracing Wheel When using your tracing wheel, be sure that the crook in the [Read More]

Mystery Project The MacKay Way!

Mystery Project The MacKay Way!

Presenting her finished Needle Case! What are we Making? Mystery Sewing projects are fun, whether it’s with [Read More]

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