Country Needleworks  Newsletter

Hello everyone! How can it be December already?!

This weeks sale is 20% Off
Christmas and Snowmen Giftware.

Just a reminder:

Are you looking for the perfect gift?
How about a Gift Certificate from Country Needleworks?

Our gift certificates can be any amount and they don't expire!


Great gift ideas for Knitters!

  • Gift Certificates
  • Fancy Needle Gauges
  • Yarn Pops
  • Tote Bags
  • Journals for Knitters
  • Kelly's Handmade Stitch Markers
  • Kneedle Kaddy
  • Circular Knitting Needle Sets

Below is a new model:

Lace Top

Pattern: 60 Quick Knits for Kids.
Yarn: 3 skeins of Pacific.
Child's size 6. So cute!

Below is the new Colorspun Fair Isle from Plymouth:


We have a new magazine for you.
It's called
It has lots of projects for knitters.
This book also has projects for
sewing, cross stitch, embroidery,
quilting and more. This would also
make a great gift!
Price: $20

*Knit Tutor
*Knit Tutor will NOT be available Tues., Dec 6.

*Tuesdays, 6-8pm. $10

*Beginning Dec. 13,  Pat will offer 2 times on Tuesdays:
6-8pm and 1:30-3:30pm

Are you struggling with a knitting problem?

Ask Pat.The charge is $10 and she will help you solve any knitting problem you may have.

*Knitting & Crochet classes coming:

*For details on any of these classes
click on

Portage by Melissa Schaschwary

Portage is a comfortable, top down raglan
that is worked flat. The sleeves are
worked in the round. Only a small
bit of seaming is required to attach the
deep pockets to the hem.

Pat will be setting up a new class for this after the holidays. If you are
interested in taking a class for this sweater, please sign up with your name and number
here at the store to set up a time for the class.
You can call and we will take your name. 616 4579410.

*New Classes set up:

Learn to Knit Class:

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 12:30-2:30pm or
            Wednesday, January 11, 6-8pm

Price: $20

Beginning Mitten Class

Dates:    January 5 & 12, 6-8pm

Price: $30

Advanced Mitten Class

Dates:  January 19,26, Feb. 2, 6-8pm

Price: $45



*Click on classes for details on the classes below:

Basic Beading Class:

Date: Saturday Dec. 10, 1-3pm

Price: $25 includes supplies

Five Row Cuff Bracelet

     Wed., Dec. 7, 1-3pm
     Thurs., Dec. 8, 6-8pm.

Price: $20 plus supplies


Christmas List Idea for stampers:

We R Memory Keepers "Precision Press".
This tool is comparable to the "Misti" at a more
reasonable price point: $39.99.

See photo below:

Stamp Classes coming soon:

Playing with Alcohol Ink" Stamp Class
with Bonnie

Dec. 14, Wed., 6-8pm
Dec. 15, Thurs., 2-4pm

There has been a request to have the Alcohol Ink Class come back for those who missed it
the first time around. Call to reserve your spot in this very  fun and creative class. Where you will
make 3 cards using alcohol ink.  

Sample Below:

Below is another new stamp class from Chris:

Color-Layering Techniques

Teacher: Chris      Cost: $12.00

Wednesday, Jan. 4: 2-4pm, 6-8pm or
Thursday, Jan. 5:  10am-noon,  2-4pm  

We will make 3 cards: One with a color-layering technique using the
Precision Press/MISTI and stamps from Rubbernecker...
and two with color-layering stamp sets from Hero Arts and Impression Obsession.
Beautiful cards!!!

Bring to class: Your favorite adhesive - tape runner, Skor-tape, etc...
***Sign up soon! Class is limited!  

Sample of Chris's class:


We have a great gift idea!

These readymade socks
for men & women are Wool
& Bamboo Superwash.

The price is only $14!

These are a "must see"!

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Bars


1 cup graham crackers, crushed
2 sticks margarine, softened
1 1/2 cup peanut butter
1 lb. powdered sugar
1 12 oz. bag of chocolate chips

Mix well. Flatten on bottom of ungreased 9 x 13 pan.
Melt one 12 oz. package chocolate chips in microwave according to directions.
Spread on top.
Chill and cut into squares. Best kept in refrigerator. Enjoy!



Click on classes to view our classes.

We have a new Monthly Class Calendar!
Just go to our
website to view or print out this calendar.

We have a very large knitting/crochet area available for you and your friends to use.
(See picture below)

Stop in anytime to sit & knit or plan a regular time each week to meet.
It's a great way to relax and get your projects done.
We will make coffee and we always have cookies.     

*If you are interested in setting up a knitting group,
give us a call at 616 457 9410. We would love to make you feel welcome!
**Anyone who loves to knit or crochet is WELCOME! Just bring a project to work on.
No need to sign up, just come and have fun!

Store hours:

Mon. thru Fri., 9:30-8pm
Sat. 9:30-5pm
Closed Sunday


This week the 1st Netherlands Reformed Church Guild donated more scarves for
                         Cast Off the Cold. They were made out of beautiful printed fleece!
Thank you so much!
With cold weather approaching, these items will be greatly appreciated.

Also, thank you so much for the donation of 19 adorable red hats for
Mended Little Hearts.
We already have bags full of these cuties and if this keeps up, we will have an
amazing number of them to donate for the February give away to the hospitals!

We would be delighted if you would be willing to donate items to any of
these worthy causes:

Abigail's Attic
Mended Little Hearts
Newborn Hats for local hospitals
Cast off the Cold
Project Linus
Knitted Knockers
Gilda's Club

Click on any of the links above to see descriptions and thanks so much for your support

Thank you for buying from our locally  
owned small business for 35 years!
We really appreciate your support!
Barb Langerak & Cheryl VanHaitsma
Social Knitting Times

Monday evenings, 6-8pm
Wednesday mornings,10am
Friday mornings, 10am
SockKnitters -
Wednesdays, 1-3pm and 6-8pm
Chart shows what it looks like
made up.
Pretty colors here in the store.  
The recipe this week came from
our Christmas Cook Book from our
Open House. Do to the fact everyone
could not be here to get one, we want to
share this recipe with those who could not
come. This was a big hit! It looks easy and
tasted wonderful! Pam made this recipe
and said it was very simple.