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Scarf and Cowl Ideas for our Contest

The weather is turning colder and it’s the perfect time to knit or crochet a scarf or cowl. AND you can enter that scarf or cowl into our contest (go here to find out more info!) for the opportunity to win a $100 First Prize gift certificate or a $50 Second Prize gift certificate!

There are some gorgeous patterns out there, but here are a few that have caught our eye recently…

Thick and Chunky…

chunky viking eternity cowl by whisper twister

madeline tosh bubble wrap cowl


thistle scarf by tincanknits

wasabi sqeeze scarf by one flew over

Interesting Color…

enugu's africa inspira cowl

ruby loves flamingoes granny square cowl

Bold Geometric Pattern…

double knit scarf by melissa leapman

noro entrelac scarf by allison locicero

sunshinewalks chevron scarf

Fabric Embellished Scarf…

linen scarf with crochet lace trim

We hope you’re as inspired as we are!

Come into Harmony to choose from our wide array of yarn choices and get started on that scarf!


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Fall Classes Update

We have a few spots open for some of our upcoming super fabulous Fall Classes! There is still time for us to help you learn a brand new skill so that you can hand-make an extra special gift for a loved one just in time for the Holidays. Are you as excited as we are? Remember that all supplies purchased at the shop for these classes are 20% off! Call the shop today (801.615.0268) for more information and to reserve your spot.

SwoonQuiltCloseUpSwoon Quilt Class

Holly LeSué will be offering her second quilting class at the shop for the gorgeous Swoon Quilt! Have you seen this beautiful quilt on blogs, Flickr, Twitter (#swoonquilt, #swoonalong), or Pinterest? This quilt is very popular and Holly will help you make one of your own. Class starts tomorrow, Wednesday October 23 from 4-6pm, and continues for three consecutive Wednesday afternoons. $45

needle felted santasNeedle Felted Santa

Just in time for the upcoming Holiday Season, Nancy Jones will teach you how to make this darling Needle Felted Santa Claus! All materials are provided for you to “up-cycle” from felted wool sweater scraps this cute guy for your holiday décor or to give as a gift. This one day workshop is being held on Saturday October 26, from 2-5pm. $40

intro to embroidery projects fall class 2013Introduction to Embroidery

Learn the basics of this very satisfying, versatile, and portable craft! Kaye Wallace will help you learn the ins and outs, ups and downs of beginning embroidery while working on a Thanksgiving and Christmas inspired project. October’s class will focus on the Thanksgiving embroidery and November’s class will focus on the Christmas embroidery. October 29 and, November 12, from 1 – 3:15pm. $13.50/class

harmonyprovo - decorated paper class summer 2013Paper Decorating

The very talented and popular teachers Judy Sommerfeldt and Nancy Ostergar are teaming up to teach you 3 very special techniques for decorating paper. You’ll learn the skills of Sink Art, Paste Paper, and Walnut ink variations on Arches Text Wove Paper. Class is being held on Saturday November 2, 2:30 – 5:30pm. $35

beginning knitting spa clothKnitting 101

Come learn all the basics with Kirstin Robertson that make up the foundation of knitting: casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch and binding off in this one-session class—just in time to make a winter scarf or fingerless mitts for yourself or someone special!  Bring worsted weight yarn and US size 8-10 needles or bulky yarn and US size 15-17 needles, all available at Harmony for 20% off with class registration. Classes will be offered on Saturday November 9 and December 7 from 10am – 12pm. $20/class

International Baking for the Holidays

Borrowing from many lands, the charismatic Jane Wise will show you how to make Chilean apple cake, Italian stained glass cookies, Aztec chocolate quinoa cake, and Jerusalem spice cookies—all perfect for the holidays! Saturday November 9, 10-11am. $15

christmasgrannysquare alipyper intro to crochet harmony provoattic24snowflake crochet class harmony provoIntermediate Crochet: Granny Squares and Snowflakes

Let Allison Baker introduce you to two very iconic crocheted techniques – the Granny Square and the Crocheted Snowflake. The possibilities are endless when you learn the tips and tricks that will build on your beginning crochet knowledge!

The Granny Squares class, held on Saturday November 9 from 3-5pm, will work through color changing, crocheting in the round, and join-as-you-go techniques. Bring several different colors of DK or worsted weight yarn, size G/6 4.0 mm crochet hook (DK) or size H/8 5.0 mm hook (worsted weight), scissors, and a tapestry needle.

The Crocheted Snowflakes class on Saturday November 16 from 3-5pm, will also discuss crocheting in the round, as well as providing time to pin and starch your snowflake to make into an ornament or garland. Depending on how quickly you crochet, you might be able to complete two or three snowflakes! Bring DK weight wool or cotton and a G/6 4.0mm crochet hook, scissors & a tapestry needle.  Instructor will provide liquid starch, pins, and cardboard pinning templates for each participant.


Adventures in Raveland

Lost as to the ways of Ravelry?  Want to enter and learn but need a little help?  Let Kirstin (DragonCelt on Ravelry) be your guide to finding patterns, learning techniques and making friends.  This class includes an intro to apps for iPad, iPod, and Android.  Bring a notepad and pencil or iPad, laptop, or smartphone. Saturday November 16 or December 14, from 1-2pm. $10/class

Sewing t-shirts harmony provoSewing with Knits: T-shirts

Learn to feel comfortable sewing with knit fabric while making a T-shirt!  Our very own Laura Harmon will demonstrate neckline finishes and applique techniques.  Student needs to prewash one yard knit fabric before class.  Ballpoint needle and sewing machines provided. Bring a serger if you have one. Thursday November 14, 6 – 8pm or Friday Novmber 15, 3 – 5pm. $15/class

harmonyprovo - summer journal class 2013Hand Decorated  Journal

Decorate your own paper for this soft-cover book.  Nancy Ostergar will teach you easy-to-learn stitching that will allow you to finish your journal in this one-session workshop.  All supplies included!  Great gratitude journal or gift, or for travel or study. Saturday November 23, 2:30 – 5:30pm. $22

harmonyprovo - Tricia Stoddard with quiltersFREE Harmony Symposium

Ralli Quilts from Pakistan: Empowering Women Through Handicrafts. On Thursday November 7 at 6:30pm, Dr. Patricia Stoddard will share with us how quilt-making in Pakistan is changing womens lives. Plan on attending this FREE to the public event sponsored by Harmony! More information about Dr. Stoddard can be found here and here. Please RSVP to the shop so that we can make sure we provide adequate space for the attendees.


Upcoming Harmony Symposium: Ralli Quilts from Pakistan – Empowering Women Through Handicrafts

One of the things that we hoped to accomplish in opening Harmony a year ago was to provide a space where women could come together and learn skills that would enrich their own lives and the lives of their families. We also consciously highlight and carry products in the shop from local sources and from around the world that are designed and made by women who are financially supporting their families. Hand crocheted blessing gowns made by a local woman. Hand smocked and embroidered nightgowns made by women in Madagascar. Hand made Musana jewelry from Uganda. We understand that when we support these women and purchase their beautiful handicrafts, we’re helping them send their children to school and feed their families.

harmonyprovo  - Ralli Quilt - European Patchwork Meeting November 14, 2011 FranceA kindred spirit in our community who came to our attention earlier this year is Dr. Tricia Stoddard. Educated in Family Ecology and International Development, Tricia has always been drawn to the beautiful and varied handiwork of the world. Her home economics work has brought her into contact with many cultures and she was familiar with a great many examples of textile craftsmanship, uses of color and methods of manufacture from her studies and travel. But she was caught off guard when she came into contact with the traditional quilting and embroidery techniques, known as Ralli Quilting, unique to the Indus Valley of Pakistan and Southwestern India.harmonyprovo - Tricia Stoddard with quilters

Stationed in Pakistan in 1996 with her husband, a pilot with the Air Force, Tricia was searching for some wall art in the local market in Islamabad. After being shown a very large pile of textiles, a quilt at the bottom of the pile immediately caught her attention. The quilt had striking color and geometric form. Her interest was piqued and from that moment until now, she has continued to be drawn to Ralli Quilts and the women who make them.

harmonyprovo - Ralli Quilt - Lila Handicrafts Women

harmonyprovo - Ralli Quilt - collage

We are incredibly excited to announce our first Harmony Symposium! Come join us on Thursday evening, November 7, 2013 at 6:30pm to hear Dr. Tricia Stoddard speak about her experiences with the women in Pakistan and India who make traditional Ralli Quilts, the book she published in 2003 (Ralli Quilts: Traditional Textiles from Pakistan and India), the Lila Handicrafts Cooperative (a group of Hindu women handicrafters located in the Thar desert region of Sindh Pakistan) that was created in 2004, and the exciting developments Dr. Stoddard has been a part of since she was first introduced to Ralli Quilts!

This event is FREE to the public and will be held at Harmony, 315 E. Center Street, Provo, UT. To insure adequate space for the attendees, please RSVP: 801.615.0268.