CLASS SCHEDULE

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.

Classes are listed in order of the date they are offered.

 Please, for the comfort of all, turn off your cell phones during class.


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Introduction to Needlepoint (or need a quick brushup?) - Come to our half hour FREE workshop and get started needlepointing.  If you have ever done cross stitch then you are on your way to doing needlepoint.  We will have canvas and yarn for you to play and practice with so come and be inspired. Anytime you can come in, between 10:30 am and 3 pm will be fine.



Skill Builder Classes Knit 3 beautiful blocks every 3 months for a total of 12 different designs. You will learn a different knitting technique with each piece and when you are finished, you will assemble them into a lovely lap throw. (You will be proud to give this as a Christmas gift.) 

In the first class you will get started on your first square and discuss the next two that you will make. In the rest of the classes you will continue building your skills with each square.


The first class is $40 which includes a $20 book with the patterns in it. You supply the yarn and needles.  The successive 3 classes are $15 each. You can call a few days before these last 3 classes and pay for them at that time. The dates are Thursdays - March 17, June 16, September 15 and December 8. All classes are 5:30pm to 8pm.

PLEASE NOTE: We will be offering another "1st class" on Thursday, April 28 from 5:30 pm to 8pm. You will have plenty of time to finish your 1st pieces in time for the 2nd class. This class was very popular the first time so, sign up soon.






Is this cute, or what?  Crochet this easy to make Baby Bootie in a few short hours.  You have been asking for this and we have found a simple design for a bootie that will stay ON.  You must know how to single and double crochet. We will help you read the pattern and show you how to finish your little piece.  We will make the center (aqua) bootie in the picture above but the rest of the designs are just variations.  1 Session - Saturday, June 18, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. We supply the pattern, you supply the yarn and hook. $25.





Beginning Spinning

Learn to spin your own unique yarns in this beginning spinning class. You will learn the basics of how to turn fiber into yarn using a spindle and a wheel.
 

You will be provided with sufficient roving to get you started and we will introduce you to lots of other fibers. You will be able to spin a comntinuous fiber by the end of the first class. If you do not have a spinning wheel, one will be provided. If you wish to take the wheel home with you, a $100 deposit will be required and returned to you at the end of the class when the wheel is turned in.
 

This class is in 3 sessions: $55 for the first class where all the materials are handed out and you get started spinning, and then $40 each for the next 2 classes where you will work on tweeking yours spinning.

Saturdays, June 25, July 9 and 16. 1 pm to 4 pm.


 
Fractal Spinning

There are lots of wonderful independent dyers and there is no end of brightly colored roving, top, and batts that they produce.  The colors call to us and we want to spin them into yarns that look like the roving you just purchased. The reality is that they never look like the original fiber source!  Sometimes you get bright barber poles and sometimes you get mud!  What’s a spinner to do?
 

Come to this class and find out!

You will learn how to manage the colors so you can get beautiful yarn you love and not strands of muddy string! During the first class you will learn the theory and technique of fractal spinning and get started with spinning. During the second class you will show off what you have done, share the experiences and work out your problems. Roving will be provided. You must have your own wheel.

The class is $75 for the 2 sessions. June 23 and June 30 - 5 pm to 7:30 pm.

Beyond the Basics: Textured Weaves 

Take the next step beyond the basic plain weave, and learn a variety of techniques to add spice to your projects. Working with a pick up stick, this class includes loop pile, leno, brooks bouquet, warp and weft floats, tapestry effects, and hemstitching. In addition, weavers will be introduced to planning concepts, textural considerations and reading warp and weft color charts. 

Students must have their own loom and two shuttles.  The loom must be warped prior to the class. If you need help, come in and we will help you get set up. 

All weaving classes will resume in late summer or early fall.  Stay tuned.




The Palindrome Warp Pillow

Ever purchased a beautiful hand dyed skein of yarn and found that it turned to mud once you knit or weave it together? Try a “palindrome” warp. A palindrome is a word spelled the same forward as backwards. Applied to warping, this technique makes the most of those beautiful colors. You’ll want to make pillows to throw all over your home! Use this technique for scarves, garments, etc. A fun and easy follow up to Introduction to Weaving. 

In this class we will make a pillow or scarf using a palindrome warp.  Student must have own loom with 15" weaving width and 10 dent reed.  

All weaving classes will resume in early fall.

 


Learn to Crochet or Knit.  Private Lessons are available for $25/hour.  Learn  crochet or knit stitches, the basics of pattern reading or bring your pattern if you have something you want to make.  Call to schedule your private lesson today. We can sign you up for Wednesday evening from 6 - 7 or Thursday morning from 9 to 10.