September Affair with Vintage Knit Designer, Sydney Crabaugh "Squidney Knits"!
September Affair with Vintage Knit Designer, Sydney Crabaugh "Squidney Knits"!

September Affair with Vintage Knit Designer, Sydney Crabaugh "Squidney Knits"!

Join Sydney Crabaugh, Vintage Knit Designer at Yarnbyrds Nest on Friday, September 9th from 6:00 - 8:00 for an evening of vintage fun! Sydney will bring a suitcase of her amazing Squid School designs for you to try on and admire! She'll talk about each piece and how to style them!

Ticket price is $65 and includes a Charcuterie box by Amy's Kitchen, drinks, a commemorative stitch marker by Katrinkles and your ticket automatically enters you into a drawing to win gifts donated by friends of the truck!

Sydney is also offering two classes on Friday: 

The Set in Sleeve: Sleeve Variations and How to Set Them in, Friday, September 9th from 9:00 - 12:00 (Homework required!)

In this class, Sydney identifies different sleeves & sleeve caps that became popular in the 1930s -1950s, and their overall effect on the finished garment. We begin with a lecture that demonstrates how to achieve some of these styles, and tips for making a successful set-in sleeve. Part two of the class will be your turn to try your hand at it! Together, we will practice setting in a 1940s puffed sleeve using different combinations of the mattress stitch and troubleshoot any issues that could arise along the way. This is an excellent class for anyone looking to home in on their seaming skills! 

Class fee is $95, this is a three-hour class with a 15 min break, drinks and snacks will be included.

Materials required: please bring a tapestry needle with you, and well as your completed homework pieces (homework sheet will be sent to you via email upon registration

Knitting Detectives: Decoding and Modifying Vintage Patterns, Friday, September 9th from 2:00 - 4:00

Grab your deerstalker hats, detectives! If you have shied away from vintage patterns due to the abbreviated directions or lack of inclusive sizing, then this is the class for you. Join Sydney as she goes into how to read vintage patterns from the 1930s - 1950s, as well as how to resize them. Together, we'll look at how to find yarn & needle alternatives, tips for following vintage pattern instructions, and modifying construction techniques to be more efficient for the modern knitter. As many vintage patterns come in a single size, we will spend a portion of the class discussing ways to adjust vintage patterns for a better fit. While there will be a sample pattern we decode as a group, feel free to bring a vintage pattern you've been dreaming of making too!

Class fee is $65, this is a two-hour class, drinks and snacks will be included.

Materials required: a measuring tape, and a notebook & pencil  

Come back on Saturday from 10:00 - 4:00 for the mini fiber festival! Vendors are...

29 Bridges

Ash and Bumble

Destination Yarn

Indigo Guinea Fiber (it's another yarn truck!)

The Irish Knitter

Yarnbyrds (Birdie will be parked)

...and we'll be adding a few more so stay tuned! 

The Nest is located on my personal property at 4955 Sunbury Road, Columbus, Ohio, north of Morse Road, and next door to the Lamb of God Lutheran Church. 

*Tickets for the September Evening Affair are non-refundable and non-transferable

**Class fees are refundable up to 48 hours before the class