Celebrity Week at Michaels! And my new crochet class!

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It’s Celebrity Week at Michaels Stores, and I was so super duper honored to be included in this party! Like, hello, this is as close to Betsey, Isaac, and Martha as I’ll ever get! (Actually, Betsey was appearing at her old store in LA one time, and we happened to be in town, but I was not feeling cute, and I think we’d been hoofing it around all day, so decided to pass!) If you click on the “Meet the Stars” page, most of us have little promo videos!

Screen shot 2014-09-07 at 6.41.25 PMAll week, there will be craft tips, new products, and special sales at Michaels. I am promoting a new crochet class that will be taught exclusively at Michaels Stores starting in October and running through December.  Please note, that I will not be personally teaching this class, but I wrote the pattern that certified instructors will be teaching you. The project is a Strawberry Cake Scarf, and it’s also a really great pattern for beginners! I am not sure if they have plans to post the pattern online or not, so you should take the class if you want it, especially in time for the holidays!

Screen shot 2014-09-07 at 6.43.13 PMI linked the above banner to the link that is from the Michaels email newsletter, but it doesn’t link directly to my class in particular. Just click onto “Knit & Crochet” classes, and then click on the “Book Your Class Now” button. Enter your zipcode, click on a local store, and check out their class listings for October. My class does not show up at my closest store, so I’m curious if it’s scheduled yet anywhere else! Also, maybe something else will happen on “my” Celebrity Day, so let’s hold tight and see what happens! I’m assuming that will be next Saturday or Sunday!


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33 Replies to “Celebrity Week at Michaels! And my new crochet class!”

  1. Katzi says:

    Congratulations!! How exciting!! xoxo

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Thank you!!!! I hope people enjoy the class!

  2. Sharon says:

    That’s really great Twinkie!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Thank you so much!

  3. Yasmine says:

    Wow, that scarf……..it’s amazing!!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      It’s old school!!!! I never really sold it in my shop, though, because a bunch of people started copying it on Etsy anyway 😛

  4. So0o0o0o, i totally JUST LOOKED up the “Chico” CA (95928)
    Michaels Location and they ARE NOT Having your Class!!

    This is DEVASTATING!! Like REALLY!?
    So, just a heads-up, if other locations are also not
    going to have it available- maybe offer this pattern as payable
    (instead of a freebie) …?? I’m gunna be feeling SOOO Left out!

    ~!* Super Mega Ultra Sad Face *!~

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      HI! I sold the rights to my pattern to them, so it’s up to them how or if they release the pattern. I’m sorry about that! Maybe you request the class with the staff at your local store?

      1. wendy says:

        The strawberry cake scarf is being offered as a class for October – December 2014. All stores are supposed to offer it. After that, instructors can offer it under discover time to crochet classes. hope this helps

        love your creativity Twinkie

        1. TwinkieChan says:

          Thanks so much, Wendy! Yeah, I think it just appeared frustrating because a lot of people’s Michaels weren’t offering it, but also I have no idea if most stores or only some stores have a yarn teacher 🙂

  5. Fiona says:

    Super congrats 🙂 The pattern is super cute too – they definitely need to expand out to Australia!

    1. Tiecca says:

      Yeah, it’d be nice to have Michael’s here in Sweden too, the only craft store here is the expensive Panduro. 🙁

  6. Emily` says:

    It’s great news but said that it will have to be a class. I don’t need instruction on crochet, I would just like the pattern XD

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      They might choose to release it after the class stops being taught, but obvs, for now, they would like to draw people to the class 🙂

  7. Lee says:

    Do you get to meet the other celebs?

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Unfortunately, no!

  8. Congrats!! You’re totally a star.

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Aw, Kathryn, I appreciate it!

  9. yvonne says:

    I love this! So far, my local Michael’s doesn’t have it listed either 🙁
    Maybe they will launch it on their website after your big feature! I hope so because I would LOVE to take this class 🙂
    Such a cute pattern! I am in your rav group and know you were asking about an idea a while back…..hmmmm, maybe this was what your secret project was about? 🙂
    I would love to make one!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Yep, this was totally what I was talking about on Ravelry!! 😉

  10. yvonne says:

    After much sleuthing on michaels.com, I finally found the class at my local store. Took a LOT Of digging! It’s offered the end of October and they don’t have anything listed for November yet.

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      My gal at Michaels told me it’s all about the stores adding the class to their system if they have a yarn instructor, so hopefully they’ll start picking up on it!

  11. Bianca says:

    This scarf looks like little cake shaped washcloths sewn together. Adorable!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      It’s definitely a versatile pattern! I like the idea of making pockets out of them. Or even small purses/pouches!

      1. Bianca says:

        I can totally see that! A cake slice pocket on a picnic basket tote bag or something.

  12. I’m so excited about this! I am absolutely thrilled about this! I’ve been a customer and watched you grow as an artist and business woman from your beginning. I am not at all surprised with your great success, but I am doing a happy dance as we speak! Congratulations Twinkie Chan. I’m super proud of you! xoxo

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      You’re so sweet. Thank you so much! <3 <3 <3

  13. Melissa says:

    Not on the schedule at my michaels either.
    Totally bummed.

  14. Elly says:

    Woohoo! It’s available in Bellevue, WA! Not my closest store, but I’m being an adult and picking my battles. 😛

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Aw at least ya found one!!! 😉

  15. Jan Kindlund says:

    I just signed up for the class on October 27. Im so excited,I cant wait!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      AHH so cool!!! You have to tell me how it goes!

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