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Join us November 18 & 19 for a special weekend with Tanis Gray and help her launch her two new books out into the world!  We are excited to have her in the shop to promote her newest publications, The Disney Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas:  The Official Knitting Guide to Halloween Town and Christmas Town & The Fellowship of the Knits:  Lord of the Rings:  The Unofficial Knitting Book.  

Tanis Gray is the author of 11 knitting  books including the international bestseller Harry Potter: Knitting Magic and Star Wars: Knitting the Galaxy. She has over 500 published knitting patterns, has worked for Vogue Knitting, Martha Stewart, and HBO, was a regularly featured guest on Knitting Daily TV, has multiple stranded colorwork classes on Bluprint, and teaches knitting worldwide.


Weave magic into your knits with the first-ever Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas knitting guide, featuring more than 25 patterns inspired by the strange and creepy characters of Tim Burton’s beloved classic.

Become your own mad scientist and knit to life the quirky characters and creepy costumes inspired by Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Inspired by the characters of Jack Skellington, Sally, Dr. Finkelstein, Zero, Oogie Boogie, the Mayor, Sandy Claws, and more, these patterns feature a mix of dark and vibrant knits and glow-in-the-dark yarn in celebration of the melding of Halloween and Christmas in this classic film. Oogie Boogie and Zero stuffies come to life with the help of your knitting needles, and clothing, home décor, holiday decorations, and more will transport you to the moonlit hills, dark cemeteries, and eerie cobblestone streets of Tim Burton’s stop-motion world.

Featuring more than 25 wickedly creative knits pictured in stunning full-color photography, this book includes patterns suited for beginner and advanced knitters alike. Patterns for Sally’s slouchy socks and Sandy Claw’s Christmas stocking are ideal for new knitters, while more advanced projects like Sally’s patchwork dress will satisfy longtime crafters. Plus, this book includes original sketches, film stills, and other behind-the-scenes goodies that are sure to satisfy the most die-hard of Tim Burton fans.


Experience the magic of knitting in the first-ever Lord of the Rings knitting guide, featuring more than 25 patterns inspired by the mythical world of Tolkien’s Middle-earth.

Knit your way across J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth, from the Shire’s idyllic countryside to the Elfin palaces of Rivendell, with this first-ever Lord of the Rings knitting guide. With patterns to suit your every otherworldly mood, this book includes cozy knits to languish by the fire in at Bag End, rustic outerwear to enjoy a beer and a warm bowl of stew at The Prancing Pony Inn, and elegant laces suited for the lush, peaceful valley of Rivendell.

Inspired by the popular books and film adaptations—including beloved characters, locations, and natural elements––this guide features a variety of knitting techniques, like cables, lace, colorwork, brioche, and textured stitches, and it includes patterns for apparel, accessories, and home décor for every skill level. From the Hobbits’ warm, rustic knits and the Dwarves’ rugged armor to the intricate, lacy garments of the Elves of Rivendell, there’s a pattern to suit everyone in your life.

With detailed instructions and stunning full-color photography, knit yourself an Elf Maiden Cloak, Second Breakfast Socks and Mittens, an Elven Bread Shawl, a Dwarf Battle Helmet, a One Ring to Warm Them All Scarf, a Precioussss Doll, and more with the help of this homage to the beautiful world of The Lord of the Rings.


Special Weekend Trunk Show with These Vendors Featured in the Books

Saturday, November 18 10:30-12:00
VIP Ticketed Event  $40

Includes a catered brunch by Maribelle's Catering, book talk and
Q & A session with Tanis, book signing, VIP shopping opportunity with vendors and Tanis, and a special shopping bag

Books sold separately



SUNDAY NOVEMBER 19, 12:00-3:00     $195


Curious about double knitting but not quite sure how it works? In this workshop you will learn the magic of knitting two sides of your work at once with no visible wrong side. You will also cover ways to keep your edges tidy, the provisional cast on, how to read double knitting charts, and work up the Oogie Boogie Roulette Cowl with hearts, diamonds, spades, skulls, and club motifs from the new Official Nightmare Before Christmas Knitting Book by Tanis Gray.  NOTE:  the motif is all the suits of cards - hearts, diamonds, spades, and clubs, in addition to skulls. If you don't want the skulls and only the hearts (or vice versa) this is something that can be tweaked in class.

Experience Level: Intermediate – Colorwork experience not necessary, but helpful skills required:

ability to knit and purl, confident working two strands of yarn at once

Skills Covered: Double knitting techniques, keeping edges tidy, how to read double knitting charts, casting on with 2 colors

Cowl Kit and Official Nightmare Before Christmas Knitting Book are included in the price.

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Social Stitch Groups:
Tuesday Morning 9-11
Thursday Evening 6-8