Classes must be paid for when you sign up to ensure space and to make sure we have sufficient material. You can come in or call with a credit card. Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before class begins for a refund. If we cancel the class you will get a full refund. Please, for the comfort of all, turn off your cell phones during class.

The Lucet is a Lyre shaped tool that dates back to the Viking era.  Its primary use was to make utilitarian braids to be used as cording and lacing. Traditionally the tool was made of bone, ivory, horn, wood and mother of pearl.  Today we can use the lucet to make shoelaces, pull-strings and lanyards.  We can make very skinny braids out of fine materials and couch them down in a decorative pattern or motif for trimming cuffs, sleeves, lapels, decorate a pouch or tablecloth.  The braid itself can be made quite decorative, making picots, using beads, gimp threads and yarns, or several different color threads for multi-color patterned braids. 
In this workshop we will learn the basics of the lucet to make a braid.  Saturday, April 12, 10:30 am to 1 pm. $35 includes lucet and pearl cotton.

Beginning Crochet - In this class you will learn to chain, do single, double, half double and other stitches. You will learn the abbreviations and how to read a pattern.  There is a doily which you can make at the end of the class that includes all you have learned. Tension is important and practice will help. This 4-week class is $90 and includes a book, hook and yarn. 4 Wednesday evenings  - April 23,  30,  May 7,  14.  6 pm to 8 pm.

Needlepoint for beginners - You've been asking for a class in needlepoint and the best needlepoint teacher we know has moved back to town.  Beginners will learn to do continental and basketweave using basic materials. If you want to go further, you can purchase a kit or canvas and proceed to learn some fance stitches.  Beginner class - 2 sessions, Thursday, May 1 and 8.  10:30 to 12:30. $50  includes all materials beginners will need. (canvas, threads, yarn, needles). 

A class to dye for!!.  Learn how to dye your own roving or yarn to make the exact color of yarn you want!  In this dye class we will learn about acid dyes, how and why they function the way they do, how you can manipulate them to get the colors you want, and how different fibers react to dyes.  We will use a microwave for heat and a variety of plastic containers and bags to steam the fibers. 

Each participant will receive 6 oz of fiber to use for dyeing, instruction on how to make up a stock, and information on how to dilute the stock and mix to create other colors.  There will also be an introduction to natural dyes and each person will receive mini-hanks of yarn, each exposed to a different mordant to immerse in a single dye bath.
You will be amazed at the range of colors you can get from a single dye pot! 

Bring a notebook and pen to take notes and plastic shopping bags to take your beautiful roving home in. Sign up soon. 
Saturday, May 3 from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm.  $60 includes everything you need.

 4 NEEDLE SOCKS - This is the basic "learn to knit socks" class that we have been teaching for many years.  It is the best way to understand sock construction and take the mystery out of heels, gussets and sewing up toes. We supply the pattern.  Homework is required so sign up early.  1 session  - May 10,  10:30am - 2:30 pm. Bring lunch. $25 plus material.    Call or come in early to register and get started on your homework.

Celebrate the Winter Olympics with a Yarnworks knit-a-long.  Knit our fabulous tote bag using fairisle technique. The class is over but we'll help you get started.  We had made up a kit with the yarn and pattern for the class and have some kits left, so come get yours. $26.50.

Beginning Knitting class.    Learn the knit stitch, purl stitch, seed, cable, decreasing and picking up stitches all while making this little sweater front which is actually  a dishcloth!  You will learn to read a pattern, too. This class is held for 5 weeks, once a week.  $95 includes yarn, needles, cable needle,  pattern  -  everything you need to complete this project. Next session to be announced.

2 Socks - 1 Needle
Magic Loop Socks (or Two-at-a-Time Socks on one circular needle)  Avoid "second-sock-syndrome"  by knitting two socks at the same time on one needle!  For this class you will knit a pair of socks from the top down working with a DK weight yarn, and size 4 needles, 47" long.  You will cast on for both socks before class begins.

Note: You must have made a pair of socks on 4 needles and understand sock construction before you take this class.

The first day you will learn how to set up and begin knitting your socks. You will work the ribbing, and as much of the leg as time allows in the class.  Homework will be to work down to the ankle.

In the next class you will do the heel flap, turn the heel and pick up instep stitches. 

The class is in 2 sessions.  Coming again soon.