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Events & Workshops - Jan. 2013 - Mar. 2013

author of CALIFORNIA REVIVAL KNITSCA Revival book cover

Sunday, January 20
Meet this local So Cal designer whose unique knitwear creations were inspired by many of California's diverse architectural features.
BOOK SIGNING 11:00-12:30 p.m.

Incorporate the glitter and glow of beads into your knitting by depicting stranded motifs with beads instead of yarn. You'll learn and gain practice beading with the crochet hook method while following a chart for a beaded cuff, fingerless mitts. Stephannie will also discuss how to choose suitable motifs and incorporate them into other projects.
Workshop fee: $50, plus $10 materials    Skill Level: Intermediate 



A special Classic Elite evening

Please join us
Wednesday, Jan. 30
6 - 8 p.m.

Classic Elite Yarns
Shawls, Wraps & Scarves


Classic Elite owner Betsy Perry will be at Alamitos Bay Yarn Company to sign copies of their newest book featuring “20 ideas x 3 ways” to turn your favorite Classic Elite yarns into fabulous shawls, wraps, scarves, cowls and more.

We will be offering kits for several projects from the book. Kits will include a signed copy of Shawls, Wraps & Scarves, plus your color selection of appropriate yarn - all packaged especially for you.


  • Door prizes
  • Refreshments
  • Special yarn discount


There is no charge, but please let us know you are attending. You can contact us by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (562) 799-8484.


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Rowan Designer

Thursday, Jan. 31
6:30 - 8 p.m.

This is your opportunity to meet Rowan's newest celebrated menswear designer, Josh Bennett. See his very contemporary, urban designs, including, "Vidal" appearing in the Rowan’s 2013 Spring/Summer magazine.

Join us for a glass of wine and some light refreshments while you visit with Josh. He will be happy to sign your Rowan Magazine 51 where his designs premiered and the new Magazine 53 which will be available.

There is no charge, but please let us know you are attending. You can contact us by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (562) 799-8484.


FELT EVOLUTION WORKSHOPS with SARA SMELTFelt Evolution orange pods

Saturday, Feb. 9


Felt Evoltion podsFELTED POD WORKSHOP   10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Colorful and organic, these pods make modern, eye-catching ornaments, or can serve as decorated yet functional containers. The techniques learned in this class also can be applied to make bags and hats.
Workshop fee: $50, plus $8 materials fee

Felt Evolution FlowerFELTED FLOWERS   2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Have fun creating a spectacular flower using traditional (wet) felting techniques.
These flowers look fabulous decorating a jacket, necklace, bag, or as a hair piece.
Wool roving, silk tops and beads will be used to create your very own floral tribute.
Workshop fee: $50, plus $8 materials fee 




Trunk Show: February 5 - 10

Check out the new arrivals for spring and summer knitting 

Sunday, Feb. 10 • Noon - 4 p.m.

Who doesn't deserve to be wrapped in luxury? Trendsetter Yarns has just introducted a line of incredible luxury fibers - cashmeres, minks, silks, blends. Barry will help you select the perfect combination for this classic shawl that is sure to be your "go to" wrap forever. He'll have several projects for you to choose from to fulfill your dreams of luxury.
Workshop fee: $20 (applied to materials)



Friday, Mar. 15 • 7 - 10 p.m.

Come join us for Bingo Night!
Fun, prizes, snacks - and a great way to meet new knitting friends!
Limited to the first 30 sign-ups. Fee: $15 per person



Intro to Weaving

Curious about weaving? Now you can learn to weave on a Cricket rigid heddle loom right here at ABYC! Carla will teach you to set up the loom and weave a beautiful scarf using a variety of yarns. This little loom is the equivalent of a 2-harness loom, allowing you to weave items such as table runners, placemats, purses, bags and more. The skills and techniques you learn using a rigid heddle loom also transfer to other types of looms, including table and floor looms.
One Session.
Workshop fee: $75, plus materials and $20 loom rental fee

Sunday, Jan. 27 or Sunday, Feb. 17    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
or Monday, Mar. 11 and Tuesday Mar. 12  6:00-9:00 p.m.

WEAVE AN ORIGINAL!   Skill Level: Know how to warp loom

Weavers will learn several hand-controlled and open- or lace-weave techniques. Open weaves can be used as borders, rows, or as an overall pattern. These techniques cannot be duplicated by machine; the fabric becomes absolutely one-of-a-kind. Loom must be brought to class warped and ready to weave.
One session. 
Workshop fee: $35, plus materials and $20 loom rental fee
Monday, Jan. 14  6:30-9:00 p.m.
 or Saturday, Mar. 2   1:00-4:00 p.m.


FINISHING TOUCHES for WEAVERS   Skill Level: Know how to warp loom

Weavers will complete samplers with various hemming, knotting and fringing techniques that can be used on hand-woven pieces. Loom must be brought to class warped and ready to weave.
One session. 
Workshop fee: $35, plus materials and $20 loom rental fee
Tuesday, Feb. 5  6:30-9:00 p.m.

READY, SET, WARP (or "Help for Weavers") 

If you need a warping refresher, sign-up for one or more of Carla's "help" classes on any of the following dates.
Fee: $10 per session
Wednesday, Jan. 9; Thursday, Jan. 31; Wednesday, Feb. 27
 6:00-8:00 p.m.







Skill Level: Beginning to Intermediate


Join us in creating community around spinning yarn. Bring your own wheel or drop spindle, lazy kate and spinning questions and concerns. We will hang out and spin together while we see what yarns people are making, talk about different techniques for plying, or just make new friends that love making yarn as much as you do!
Angie will introduce a new fiber and spinning technique during the LAB. 

One session. 
Workshop fee: $25, per session, plus materials and $5 wheel rental fee (if needed)

Sundays, Jan. 13 or Feb. 24 or Mar. 10 
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.



You are welcome to join the following groups. Please call if you'd like more information.

 Knit it Forward Charity Knitting: Thurs., Dec. 20, Jan. 17, Mar. 21 • 1 - 3p.m.
Annex Knitting/Crocheting: Every Friday (with some exceptions TBA) • 2 - 6p.m.
Men's Knitting: Fri., Dec. 14, Jan. 11 & 25, Feb. 8 & 22, Mar. 8 & 22 • 7p.m.
Knit & Practice Spanish: Wed., Dec. 6 & 19, Jan. 2 & 16, Feb. 6 & 20, Mar. 6 & 20 • 5 - 6:30p.m.
ABYC Book Club: Wed., Jan. 23, Feb. 27, March 27• 2 - 3:30p.m.
Stitches from the Heart: First Wednesday of the month • 1 - 3p.m. 



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