Feb
23
11:00 AM11:00

Two-at-a-Time Magic Loop Socks - Part 2

(This is part 2 of the Magic Loop Socks class)

It’s time to learn how to knit socks again!  In this class, you will learn how to how to work both socks at the same time on a 40” circular needle, and also learn how to make the Fish Lips Kiss heel which does NOT involve gussets or picking up stitches. It uses short rows which make a very nice, comfortable finished heal.   (3 participants min, 6 maximum; supplies not included)

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Needle Felting: A Springtime Egg
Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

Needle Felting: A Springtime Egg

Just in time for spring…a sweet little felted egg for your table décor!!  Join us as Sr. Monika teaches the steps to creating a needle felted egg and ways to adorn it.  This class will cover needle felting safety, shaping your wool and techniques to create the details that make needle felting look so real!  Supplies required include a felting foam block and felting needles.  Wool will be provided.      (7 participants max; 3 minimum)

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Mar
21
5:30 PM17:30

Basics of Knitting

(This is a two-part class, Thursday 3/21 & 3/28)

This is a true beginner class!  If you think you’ve caught the knitting bug, then this class is for you!  We will cover the very basics of choosing yarn and needles, casting on, the knit stitch and the purl stitch, starting/finishing a row, and other basic questions.  The atmosphere will be helpful and no pressure!  Mistakes are welcome and important for learning…so there are no dumb mistakes!  Come early to choose some yarn and supplies if you don’t have them.  (6 people max; supplies not included)

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Mar
28
5:30 PM17:30

Basics of Knitting, Part 2

This is the second of a 2-part class.  Beginning knitters will continue practicing knitting, purling, alternating between the two types of knitting.  The second class will also prepare students to start their own project of their choosing incorporating the specific skills learned.  

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Painting with Yarn: How to 'Doodle' Your Way to a Shawl
Mar
30
1:00 PM13:00

Painting with Yarn: How to 'Doodle' Your Way to a Shawl

Back by popular demand!!! Let your inner creative out, or fake it until you make it (the shawl, that is)! Learn this easy way to start a shawl and add to it with short rows that let you “paint” with the colors of your yarn. The result will be curved rows of knitting, deliberate pools of color, and a beautiful one-of-a-kind creation that you’ve made. We’ll start the shawl shape and learn the “doodle knitting” technique you can easily use to create the rest of the shawl in free form. If you’re good at the knit stitch, you can do this!  (8 people max; supplies not included)

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Feb
9
11:00 AM11:00

Two-at-a-Time Magic Loop Socks

(This is a 2-part class: Saturday, 2/9 & Saturday, 2/23)

It’s almost autumn and time to learn how to knit socks!  In this class, you will learn how to how to work both socks at the same time on a 40” circular needle, and also learn how to make the Fish Lips Kiss heel which does NOT involve gussets or picking up stitches. It uses short rows which make a very nice, comfortable finished heal.   (3 participants min, 6 maximum; supplies not included)

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Jan
19
9:00 AM09:00

Beginning Weaving Series: Intro to Weaving--Part 1

Instructor: Joan Hoffmeyer Cost: $85

Supplies provided: a rigid heddle loom and stand (if you do not have your own)

Supplies not provided: 2 – 3 skeins of cotton yarn and scissors.

 Participants will learn the basics of warping and weaving and will weave a cotton towel in 2 -3 colors of your choice. This is a two-part beginning rigid heddle weaving class.  Looms will be provided for the class and also will be available for purchase. You are welcome to bring your own rigid heddle loom should you already have one.   During the week prior to the 2nd class, you will be able to come to the shop anytime during our regular business hours to work on your project.  Joan will be available during the week (Monday and Thursday) before the 2nd class to help you or any answer questions. 

(4 participants max)

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Jan
12
10:30 AM10:30

Fixing Your Mistakes

Instructor: Michelle Cohen $30

Learn to fix basic knitting mistakes and increase your knitting confidence in this hands-on workshop.  We will focus on identifying and repairing mistakes, including dropped stitches, fixing mistakes several rows back, yarn overs, decreases, increases, and selvedge mishaps.  Tips and tricks for keeping track of your projects and identifying where you left off will be discussed. (3 min, 6 max)

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Jan
10
5:00 PM17:00

Beginning Knitting Series: Making a Hat

Instructor: Michelle Cohen Cost: $25

For all beginning knitters who are looking to expand their knitting beyond a scarf or a washcloth…this is the class for you! Participants will learn how to cast onto circular needles, how to join their knitting in the round and how to do a decrease to double pointed needles.  The hat pattern will be a simple stockinette pattern (with simple variations if desired).  (6 people max; supplies not included)

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Nov
10
1:00 PM13:00

Needle Felting: Fall Pumpkins

CLASS IS FULL!!! Call to be put on the waiting list!

Just in time for Thanksgiving…a sweet little felted pumpkin for your table décor!!  Join us as Sr. Monika teaches the steps to creating a needle felted pumpkin and ways to adorn it.  This class will cover needle felting safety, shaping your wool and techniques to create the details that make needle felting look so real!  Supplies required include a felting foam block and felting needles.  Wool will be provided.    (7 participants max; 3 minimum)

 

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Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

10,000 New Knitters!

As part of our participation in the 10,000 New Knitters! Project, the shop will be holding 2 beginning knitting classes on Saturday 11/10. One from 10:00-11:30am and the second from 3:30-5:00pm! Bring your friends that have been oodling over your projects and help them get started. A complimentary beginning knitting kit will be given to each class participant!! This class will be a special price of $15.00 per person!! There are limited seats in each class so sign up now!!

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Nov
3
1:00 PM13:00

Karen's Felted Slippers-Part 1

CLASS IS FULL!!! Call the shop if you are interested so we can plan another class!

It's time to make an old favorite...felted slippers!!! If you've never done wet felting before, Karen is the felting queen and just the person you want to learn from!! She has made hundreds of felted items from slippers to hats! This class will show you how to knit up some comfy, cozy slippers...adult or child...and then she will orient you to the felting process, which you will do at home. They will most certainly be the favorite gift under the Christmas tree! We will have yarn available for various slipper sizes from child to adult. (6 participants max, 3 minimum) (Pattern and yarn not included)

Part 2 of the class will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17th

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Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

Painting with Yarn: How to "Doodle" Your Way to a Shawl

Back by popular demand!!! Let your inner creative out, or fake it until you make it (the shawl, that is)! Learn this easy way to start a shawl and add to it with short rows that let you “paint” with the colors of your yarn. The result will be curved rows of knitting, deliberate pools of color, and a beautiful one-of-a-kind creation that you’ve made. We’ll start the shawl shape and learn the “doodle knitting” technique you can easily use to create the rest of the shawl in free form. If you’re good at the knit stitch, you can do this!  (8 people max; supplies not included)

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Sep
10
5:00 PM17:00

Chunky Crocheted Basket

Come and learn to make a fun and functional crocheted basket perfect for storing your stash or current WIPs in a beautiful way! This class is an excellent one for beginning crocheters, although an understanding of the very basics is recommended. We’ll cover handy tips and tricks that apply to many different types of crochet projects, from hats and bags to cute amigurumi.  (6 students maximum; supplies not included)

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