Community Events

November

PresentKnits: November gift knitting at Madame Defarge Knitting Salon
Thursdays, November 2, 9, 16 and 30, 6-8:30 p.m.
RiNo Art District HQ, 2901 Blake Street, Suite 165

It's time for our annual knitter's refuge -- a chance to make a few chic gifts for the holidays or for yourself. Each project takes a few hours or a couple nights of knitting and -Voila! - you'll have a handful of gifts for the season. All classes require that students purchase materials and tools on their own and bring to class on the first night. Classes are free and our expert instructor, Janny Potter, will help you every step of the way. Registration not required, but encouraged.

Photo of child wearing brightly colored hatGalactic Swirls Hat, Thursday, November 2
Sleek cloche with an asymetrical flip up or down brim. 

You will need two skeins of Noro Silk Garden (50 grams/ 110 yards) or approximately 100 grams of an Aran weight yarn; size 7 and 8 circular needles and size 8 double pointed needles. Pattern provided.

Registration not required, but encouraged. Register online or call 720-865-1205. 
 

Photo of fingerless mittensCamp Out Mitts, Thursday, November 9
Fingerless gloves that facilitate tweeting and page turning on the chilliest days. 

You will need one skein Noro Silk Garden (50 grams/ 110 yards) or approximately 50 grams of an Aran weight yarn; size 7 or 8 dpns or circular needle long enough to do magic loop. Pattern provided.

Registration not required, but encouraged. Register online or call 720-865-1205. 

Photo of knit neckwarmer in a herringbone patternHerringbone Neck Warmer, Thursday, November 16
Crisp, tailored and unisex, this neck warmer will haute up any winter wardrobe.

You will need one skein Cascade Yarns Magnum or Spuntaneous (250 grams/ 123 yards) or a super bulky yarn; size 17 needles. Pattern provided.

Registration not required, but encouraged. Register online or call 720-865-1205. 

 

Photo of a scarf with a lace patternBig Lace Scarf, Thursday, Thursday, November 30
Back by popular demand, this oversized-lace scarf can turn the world on with its style. 

You will need  two skeins Cascade Yarns Magnum pr Spuntaneous (250 grams/ 123 yards) or a super bulky yarn. If you made the Herringbone Neckwarmer you will need one skein, if you did not, you will need two; size 17 needles. Pattern provided.

Registration not required, but encouraged. Register online or call 720-865-1205. 
 

Rhino Teaching Echidna to Knit drawing by morganobrienartBeginning Knitting: Curious Classes
Thursdays, November 2, 9, 16. 30, 6-8:30 p.m.
RiNo Art District HQ, 2901 Blake Street, Suite 165

Every Thursday night, we welcome walk-in students who'd like to learn how to knit. Our teacher, Margaret Williams, will host up to six beginning students, first come-first served. No materials or tools or registration needed for this introductory workshop and students are welcome to return on successive Thursday nights until they are 'freestyling,' too! Free and open to the public.
image © morganobrienart

Photo of a woman with a yarn tattooNovember Freestyling Edition
Thursdays, November 2, 9, 16. 30, 6-8:30 p.m.
RiNo Art District HQ, 2901 Blake Street, Suite 165

Freestyling happens all this month. Grab a portable handwork project and come stitch with like-minded makers. Free and open to the public, this fun night is a chance to create and socialize. Our expert knitting teacher, Janny Potter will be on hand to help you with any knitting or crochet questions, too. And in November, she hosts our popular series of one night classes called PresentKnits. Each week features a simple and chic knitted item to make for yourself or to give as a gift. Sign up info soon for PresentKnits; no signup required for freestylin’.

Photo of Marnie WardDr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School
Sunday, November 5, 5-7:30 p.m.
Rackhouse Pub, 2875 Blake Street

Join us for a ​medley of musical themed sketching ​​with the talented Marnie Ward ​and​ ​special guest hostess Veiux Carre​.​

Hosted by Denver's beloved burlesque queen, Vivienne Vavoom, ​this fun evening has everything: costumed models, fun themes, cash bar, great menu items, art-lovin' people. All skill levels welcome, from professional artists to office-meeting doodlers. Bring your favorite drawing supplies and some cash for cocktails and tips for the models. Drinks available in the Dr. Sketchy event space, if you would like to eat as well, come a little early and sample some of the great Rackhouse menu upstairs beforehand. Plus giveaways and prizes for attendees.

All dry mediums are okay, as are dip pens and neat watercolor sets. No oil paints, messy mediums or stinky mediums. Photographers are welcome as long as they do not use flash and are respectful of the other artists and do not block anyone's view. Seating is first come, first serve.