Hello Again Ohana!
What??? Oh no, NOT AGAIN !!!
March 15, 2017
So much news to share on this first post after the Fiddlesticks Too move!!!
Yes, we moved, as in moved thousands of threads and charts/books, hundreds of canvases and shelving to hold it all, plus the pergola and, of course, the 4 foot can opener and tea strainer set from Coral Street (after 30+ years), to a new location at 1320 Hart Street, less than 3 miles away. Now if you google map this new address you get this image:
My first reaction was where are the windows (and entrance)! But actually these are the new neighbors (along with a fire station and d’otani produce). The new shop is just ewa (west) of this business and looks like this:
(That’s Adele’s car as evidence!). It’s a LOVELY space with a shop area, a small kitchenette, a classroom as well as TWO bathrooms and a separate office. The four windows provide plenty of natural light (which helps picking out the right threads for a project) and, with the fresh coat of paint, make the new shop a bright and (still) happy place to be. So come check it out. The shop is open as of March 1st, so while you may have to navigate around some boxes, everything you may need is here!
How to get to new shop:
Driving from the east: Take H1 west to Houghtailing exit. Head south on Houghtailing (recommend RIGHT lane until after you cross Dillingham Blvd)(at which point it changes to Waiakamilo Road). Get in left lane. After the light at Kalani, the next left is Hart St. OR take Nimitz to Waiakamilo Road (d’otani is a landmark). Turn right after d’otani produce onto Waiakamilo Rd. then right at first street (Hart St).
Driving from the west: Originally had “you’re on your own”, but remembered you can take the Dillingham/Middle Street exit from H1 east just past the airport. Take Dillingham down to Waiakamilo Road (just past Popeye’s & Burger King) and turn right. Come down to Hart Street (one block past the light at Kalani Street) and turn left.
[Interesting fact? #1: Did you know that Houghtailing/Waiakamilo are the same road and belong to that quirky club of streets in Honolulu that change names once it crosses a major thoroughfare?]
Bus Stops nearby*: Nimitz & Waiakamilo Rd (Bus #19 & #20)— 2 minute walk <0.1 mile>. Dillingham & Waiakamilo Rd. (Bus #9, #43, #40, #42, #52, & #62)— 6 minute walk <0.3mi from Dilingham>.
*Please check this information with The Bus
Hours of business are: 9AM to 5:30PM Monday through Saturday and 10AM to 4PM on Sunday.
Phone and fax numbers are the same.
[Interesting fact #2: Fiddlesticks Too has a toll free number 1-800-897-8462].
Stitch-Ins and Classes
Check with the shop on the stitch-in schedule. Wednesday night stitch-ins have been postponed for now. Stitch-ins on Tuesday afternoons, Saturday afternoons and evenings and Sundays will resume, but again check with the shop on times.
4-way Bargello was the first class held at the new shop on Saturday, March 4th. There is a bit of a story behind the pattern/design, but essentially it is a bargello pattern that Adele saw on a friend’s stitching bag at a retreat in Canada last summer. She has stitched it up in some fresh colors and graphed it for the class.
Students could follow the turquoise/coral color scheme or select yarns and floss in another colorway for their canvas. The remaining three sessions are scheduled for Saturday mornings, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM on March 25th, April 15th and 29th.
Hardanger “sampler” from the book Elegant Hardanger taught by Stephanie. The first two sessions were held in January and early February. The remaining two sessions are scheduled for Sundays, 9:30AM-12:30PM, on March 19th and April 2nd. Hardanger stitch-in(s) are scheduled for Sundays, 9:30-12:30PM on March 12th and March 26th. All who are working on hardanger projects are invited to the stitch-ins.
“Fun with Kate”
Explore the use of the new line of DMC threads called Coloris with Kate. Purchase the materials for $75.00 that includes booklet, fabric and coloris threads. Stitch-in fee of $5.00. On Saturdays from 1:30 to 4:30PM, March 11th and April 8th.
Check with the shop on other classes in beginning needlepoint, stumpwork and embroidery.
SPRING MARATHON is on!
Theme is the “50’s” so dig out your 50’s garb and join us on Saturday March 18th from 8AM to 8PM. Stitch and eat “around the clock”. Admission is $70.00. Call the shop to reserve a space.
Exhibit by Aloha Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild (ANG).
Late in 2015, ten of the members from the local ANG chapter began a mystery band sampler project. Each member started a canvas by stitching a band 108 stitches wide by 30 to 40 stitches deep in a color scheme/theme they selected and then handed off the canvas which they would not see again until after the other nine participants added a band to the sampler. These samplers were completed in February and were “revealed” March 1st at a meeting of the Aloha Chapter. These canvases are now on display at the new shop. Stop by and marvel at the work and creativity in completing these canvases.
A hui hou. .. . post written by Joan K