2023 / 2024 Shop Events


Please join us in the Classroom at Salty Yarns every 1st and 3rd Monday and 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 1-3 pm.  Free to all.

Next meet dates: December 4, 14, 18 & 21, 2023

Also, please bring a project to show and tell! We love to see everyone's work.


February 3 & 4, 2024

Learn to accessorize your knitting with beads. 

Instruction by Mary Miller

cost:  TBA


March 22 - 24, 2024

Catherie Theron of Theron Traditions

2 classes being offered:

Hidden Magnolia Sampler and A Commemorative Cube

cost:  TBA


April 18 - 23, 2024

Jackie DuPlessis ~ It's Fine-ally Finished

1.  Anglo Indian work-box $430 (deposit of $260) ~  one and half days

Inspired by stunning Indian work-boxes created in the district of Vizagpatam, India where the Indian craftsmen used wood and ivory/bone to create charming cottage styled work-boxes.   These work-boxes are rare and only a few have survived.    With the isolation of covid, I seized the day and created one for myself.  I am so pleased to be able to share this stunning little cottage with removable roof.  The roof actually is functional since the sides can be flapped up to reveal needle-pages and the pincushion chimney and pink keep cap is also removable.  The entire house is stitched using a variety of Noir silk fibers on 35ct linen.  The interior is furnished with a stuffed pincushion and two removable lids that allow storage of waxers and spool holders.  Ultra Suede linens the interior cavities and the pull out draw stows your favorite scissors.  Each side of the house work-box features images close to my heart.  The front panel with it's charming garden gate, windswept trees and  key hole center, the back with it seagulls, inhabited cliff and seal-boats with compass rose.  The sides feature a bottle-brush tree and a Acacia tree. 


2.   Ceylon Sapphire - $665 -  (Deposit $495) ~one and half dayCeylon Sapphire is a "Ebonized" work-box that is furnished  with stitched interior panels reminiscent of the carvings done in Ceylon/Sri Lanka  mid to late 18th century.   The work-box measures around 7" square and was created to hold and store all your stitching supplies.  Lift the lined wooden lid and the interior of this work-box reveals functional panels, three of which are hinged.  These three panels are designed to stow a pincushion and the two side panels has laser cut panels to stow spools of silk fiber.  These three panels can fold down flat, but one they are folded up into a square work-box, your attention is drawn the the internal compartment that holds your treasured notions. 

  • Supplies needed for class:

    Usual stitching needs, such as scissors, magnification, needles as well as paper scissors, tape and colored markers. 

    3.  Morning Glory thread pouch - one day $350 ~ (Deposit $200)

    A  functional thread pouch with two storage sections adorned with stitched morning Glory flowers that match the Morning Glory worktable.    Paper mock-up will be make in class.Usual stitching needs, such as scissors, magnification, needles as well as paper scissors, tape and colored markers.


    4.  Floral workbox - one day $500 ~ (Deposit $350)

    Spider web flowers adore the stitched interior panels and pockets of a Cherry wood workbox made by Mr. Miller of Miller carpentry creations.    A diminutive sewing roll tucks neatly inside next to a scissor minder and pinkeep.  Stitched in silk fibers - 100/3 and hand-dyed fibers.

    Usual stitching needs, such as scissors, magnification, needles as well as paper scissors, tape and colored markers.


    May 3 - 5, 2024

    Salty Yarns Annual Spring Retreat

    A full weekend of stitching and comradery.  A free weekend to Stitch and Shop as you please.  The weekend includes a Friday night reception and goody bag along with extended shop hours.

    cost:  TBA


    May 19, 2024

    Needlework Press & Monohan Papers

    When paper and thread meet, wonderful things happen.  For years, Vickie at Needlework Press has been fascinated by the many paper products that are related to needlework.  Enter Stephanie of Monahan Papers and you have a match made in heaven!  Stephanie brings new life to 18th and 19th century ephemera, everything from documents and books to medals and ribbons, and with passion and flair.  Vickie and Stephanie will help you assemble a replica needle case box and work with you  on perforated paper cross stitch projects and guide you through creating projects with marbleized paper.  They'll take participants on an historical journey as we make useful, relevant and beautiful items.

    cost:  TBA


     To register for any of these classes...please email us at saltyyarns@aol.com.