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New Lace Retreat, Tons of Tweed, and All the Classes!!!!

July 2022

Lace Retreat

For years, Kelli & Tina have talked about hosting a lace retreat and this year it's happening! Join us Sept. 9 through 11 in Baraboo, WI at the 8th and East Crafts Retreat for 8 different classes in knitted lace, tatted lace, Irish crochet lace, and Mediterranean Knotted Lace/Bibilla.  Kelli's friend Linda is opening a brand new retreat center and we will be the first to try it out! 

Check out the classes, schedule, accommodations, and more at A Twisted Picot Lace Retreat.  If you are nearby, we will have vending open both days, lace togethers, make and takes, and fun things to do! So tell your friends and spread the word, we're having a lace retreat in September. 

A Twisted Picot Lace Retreat
Baraboo, WI
Sept. 9-11, 2022

Tweed Is Stocked!!

With the dog days of summer upon us, it may be hard to think about that fall sweater, but now is the time to plan. Melissa Leapman even stopped by our booth at H & H Americas and will be designing at least 1 new sweater with the gorgeous Soft Donegal!

The team at Studio Donegal has been hard at work milling our yarn and we are ecstatic to be stocked again. We have every color of Soft Donegal, Darnie, Aran, and Irish Heather.  Our brand new Chunky is only missing 1 color, and that means it's a tweed-stravaganza at BlackSheep.  Tina and Kelli are both designing new tweed patterns because we just can't resist the neps.  Plus our good friend Tamra helped design this adorable hat to help the Ukraine cause.  Pick up a quick-to-knit Chunky tweed hat kit and all profits will go to Global Giving and World Central Kitchen to support Ukraine. 

To Ukraine With Love Kat Kit

IOLI Conference

Did you hear?  The International Organization of Lace, Inc. Conference is back in person for 2022!  Kelli is so excited to be teaching an online tatting class Sunday, plus a 4 day morning tatting class too.     There is still room in her classes and plenty of time to sign up.  We hope you'll join Kelli & Tina at the IOLI Conference in Mesa, AZ for a bit of "BlackSheep on the Road" and some fabulous classes!

Palmetto Tat Days 

We are vending at Palmetto Tat Days!!!  Kelli and Laura will be at Palmetto with all of the Olympus & Daruma thread, Japanese & Pekalo shuttles, and Clover picot combs they can pack.  So come on over and see us!!

Free Tatting Lesson with Kelli

Show Me Lacemakers from Branson, MO asked Kelli to come on down again. So she's bringing the "shop in a box" and her tatting supplies and teaching a free beginning tatting class with the Show Me Lacemakers group meeting on August 13, 2022

Lace Embrace Oklahoma

Kelli is making the trek to Bartlesville, OK for the Lace Embrace Day on October 1, 2022.  So if you've been hoping to see some of our fabulous lace stuff in person come on over! Bobbins, thread, shuttles, books, and everything that Kelli can fit in the car will be on display and ready to go home with you. We've really embraced lace and traveling to events this year so we hope you'll come on out and see us. 

We Support Ukraine

Tina and Kelli have been working on some patterns and kits for sunflowers for Ukraine.  Kits and patterns are available now with all profits going to World Central Kitchen or Global Giving

You can order your Tatted, Med. Knotted Lace, or Embroidery kit here or order just the PDF pattern here.  The PDF pattern will include all of the sunflower patterns we create in all of the needlearts. 

Blanket-A-Long with Purly Shell Pirates!!

Heather and Danielle, the Purly Shell Pirates, asked if we wanted to host a Temperature Blanket-A-Long and in true BlackSheep fashion, we said yes and no. We are making blankets, but with a twist.

This is a VERY relaxed Crochet/Knit/Stitch/Tat-a-long that you can join at any time.  We have a Facebook group where we can chat and share inspiration.  Tina's Grandma's Flower Afghan pattern is free to participants and Kelli's BlackSheep Blanket-A-Long pattern is too.  We also have kits available in various colors, yarns, and palettes.

Plus, we decided it would be fun to have a stitch-a-long option too.  Tina is stitching a monthly square and you can find those kits here. Kelli is also tatting a temperature table runner and has a free pattern on our Knit/Crochet-a-long page. If this sounds like fun to you, you can join the Facebook Group here or find out more info here

We Talk and Teach Every Week!

Did you know we have giveaways, solicit ideas for "online skill videos," teach, and chat all week? Join Kelli & Tina on the YouTube channel, TikTokInstagram, and Facebook.  Leave a comment or send us an email if you want us to teach something specific. 

Check Your Account Online

Keep track of your points and rewards online!  Did you know you can create a login and check your points balance through the website?  You can even redeem your rewards through the website. You earn $5 back for every $100 spent whether from the website or a festival.

Go here to register. :)

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