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


                                                  Summer Spinning

Spinning Silk Yarns:

Don’t be intimidated by the thought of spinning silk!  It is such a fabulous fiber; shiny, soft, strong, drapey.  It takes dyes with a brilliance and depth rarely seen in other fibers. It is available in a variety of different preparations which completely change the appearance of the yarn.

This class will introduce you to the two most common preparations of silk: top and hankies. You will learn how to spin them with ease and confidence!  We will start with the easiest to spin, tussah, and progress through Bombyx top, and finish off with hankies.

You must be able to spin a continuous thread and bring a spinning wheel in good working condition.  Fiber and written material will be provided by the instructor. 1 session - Monday, August 11, 5 pm to 8 pm. $50 includes all material.



Spinning Beaded Yarn:

Lots of us love knitting with beads.  What if you love the color of the beads or the yarn, but not both together or you want a specific yarn with beads but can’t find it? This class will teach you how to spin your own beaded yarn. We will explore two different methods for placing beads while spinning.

You must be able to spin a continuous thread and bring a spinning wheel in good working condition.  Fiber, beads and written material will be provided by the instructor. 1 session -  Saturday,  August 2. 10:30 am to 3 pm.  Bring lunch. $50 includes all materials.




Cool fibers

For our hot, hot, summers let’s spin some fabulous non-wool fibers that are great for summer yarns!  We will spin fibers that are often thought of as being hard to spin, like bamboo or cotton or just old fashioned, like flax.
 
Learn to spin beautiful, cool summer yarns that you can use for knitting, crocheting, or weaving.  Imagine wearing a hand spun, hand knit shirt for work or a light weight shawl perfect for those air conditioned restaurants and movie theaters. This class will explore fibers over 2 weeks.  We will start with flax, bamboo, and black bamboo. 

The second class will cover tencel, hemp and cotton
.
You must be able to spin a continuous thread and bring a spinning wheel in good working condition.  Fiber and written material will be provided by the instructor. 2 sessions - Monday,  August 18 and Monday 25. 5 pm to 8 pm. $60 includes all material.

If you need a wheel, let us know ahead of time and we can loan you one.


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.  First session - August 16, 10:30am to 12:30
pm.  Second session - August 23, 10:30am to 3:00pm.  $50 includes the book.






 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 (kitchener stitch.) We supply the pattern.  Homework is required so sign up early.  We will offer this class again, in September.



 Learn to "brioche " knit. In this fun and interesting class you will learn to do a special cast on and bind off. You will also learn the basic brioche knit stitch and how to change colors.  Using this method you will make a squishy scarf or sew your piece together to make a cowl.

 When you select your yarn, we will let you know what needle sizes are appropriate.
You must know how to knit to take this class.

We will offer this class in the fall.

This is the sweater you wished you had last winter but hadn't made yet!  Join us to create your sweater using this friendly, simple cardigan pattern. You must get the gauge for the sweater to fit, so bring an assortment of needles from home (sizes 6 - 9) or you can try our needles and purchase the correct size.

Yarn must be purchased from Yarnworks and we will have an assortment in different fibers and prices for you to select from.  We will help you find the gauge using your needle or ours. We will help you pick out the best size garment for your project.
 
In the first class you will cast on and begin your sweater. In the following weeks you will work on the back, one front and a sleeve to be ready to sew the shoulder and side seam in the second class.  (Knit more pieces if you have time.)

In the third class we will finish seaming, learn to pick up button bands and make one row button holes. Blocking
and button selection will be discussed.
Student must be comfortable with knitting, purling and basic pattern reading.


This class is full.  We will offer it in the fall.

Learn to Weave on a popular Schacht Cricket loom.  We are bringing in an experienced weaver to teach this fun class, on an easy to use 15"  rigid heddle loom.  You can create scarves and cowls, placemats and table runners, mug mats - anything you can imagine .

With this loom you can quickly use up small bits of leftover yarn also. Once set up, the weaving goes fast. The cost of the class is $75 and includes the loan of the loom, a yarn kit to make a scarf/cowl (in a choice of colors) and great instruction.

If you don't finish your scarf, you can take the loom home (with credit card info).  If you choose to keep the loom because you love it, it costs $175.


This class is full.  We will schedule it again in late fall.


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.