Basics of Knitting
Oct
26
10:30 AM10:30

Basics of Knitting

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!  Participants walk away with a pattern and supplies for their first project.  Come early to choose some yarn and supplies if you don’t have them.  (6 people max; supplies not included)

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Fixing Your Mistakes
Nov
9
10:30 AM10:30

Fixing Your Mistakes

Learn to fix basic knitting mistakes and increase your knitting confidence in this hands-on workshop.  We will focus on reading your knitting, identifying and repairing mistakes, including dropped stitches, fixing mistakes several rows back, yarn overs, decreases, and increases.  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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Felted Hat
Sep
21
1:00 PM13:00

Felted Hat

Saturday, 9/21 1pm-4pm Instructor: Karen Wolstenholme

If you know how to cast on, k2tog and M1 you can make your own custom felted hat! During this class, Karen will walk you through the process of knitting and felting a customized hat from start to finish. She will cover how to knit Fiber Trend’s felted hat pattern, discuss aspects of felting from how your yarn choices will affect the felting process —not only fiber content but color as well — to a demonstration of how to customize the shaping of your hat by following the written instructions provided in addition to the pattern. Students will need to purchase the pattern and yarn for this project. Supplies not included (min 3, max 6 students)

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learning to block seminar
Sep
17
5:30 PM17:30

learning to block seminar

Join Michelle and Chelsea to learn how to take the fear out of blocking! Learn how to determine the proper blocking method for your project. Watch and learn as we demonstrate various blocking techniques, how to identify the right tools for your project, and how to apply them. Blocking kits will be available at a discounted price for students. Kits will include, blocking mats, pins, wires, combs, and a sample of Eucalan. Pre-registration is required, space is limited to 12 participants, as this is an after-hours event.

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Intro to Nuno Felting
Sep
7
1:30 PM13:30

Intro to Nuno Felting

Join us for an introduction to Nuno felting!  For this class, participants will be making a beautiful scarf.  The best part: each person will leave with a completed project!!  The class includes the necessary materials to make the scarf (fibers, silly gauze, embellishments, etc).  Each person can choose from a selection of roving for their scarf and is included in the price, or they can purchase a fiber art batt for the upgraded charge of $16-18.  Kits for making scarves at home are available for purchase after the class for $12.  (Bonus: if the weather is nice, we will be setting up part of the class outside in front of the shop!)  (3 people max0

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Beginning Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Part 2
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Beginning Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Part 2

Sunday 8/18, 9am – 4pm and Sunday 8/25, 10am-1pm (min 3, max 6) $85

If you will be bringing your own loom to class, please call the shop at (360) 350-0470 to reserve your seat!

We will begin by learning the parts of a rigid heddle loom and how they function, how to calculate yardage needed to weave a project, how to warp the loom and weave. Our 1st project will be a towel. This is a two-part class so you will have plenty of time to finish your towel.

You will be able to use a loom provided by the shop (we have 4 available) If you already have a loom, by all means, please bring it.

What you will need for class:

2-3 skeins of different colors of DK weight cotton yarn, scissors, tape measure, tapestry needle, paper & pen for note taking, patience and of course questions!

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Beginning Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Part 1
Aug
18
9:00 AM09:00

Beginning Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Part 1

Sunday 8/18, 9am – 4pm and Sunday 8/25, 10am-1pm (min 3, max 6) $85

If you will be bringing your own loom to class, please call the shop at (360) 350-0470 to reserve your seat!

We will begin by learning the parts of a rigid heddle loom and how they function, how to calculate yardage needed to weave a project, how to warp the loom and weave. Our 1st project will be a towel. This is a two-part class so you will have plenty of time to finish your towel.

You will be able to use a loom provided by the shop (we have 4 available) If you already have a loom, by all means, please bring it.

What you will need for class:

2-3 skeins of different colors of DK weight cotton yarn, scissors, tape measure, tapestry needle, paper & pen for note taking, patience and of course questions!

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Needle Felted Coasters: Sunny Day Sheep
Aug
17
1:00 PM13:00

Needle Felted Coasters: Sunny Day Sheep

This felting project is easy and fun, creating a coaster that will make beautiful gifts for family and friends. We begin by needling a flat round and then add sky, sun, pasture and sheep. Wool coasters protect fine furniture and add coziness to our home. You'll want to make lots of these for yourself, friends and family! (3 people min; 7 people max; fiber is included)

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Dandelions & Daisies Trunk Show
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

Dandelions & Daisies Trunk Show

Please help us welcome Cherish from Dandelions & Daisies Fiber Arts and her beautiful hand-dyed yarns and fiber for a Trunk Show on Saturday, August 10th from 10am-4pm. Cherish is a local indie dyer and her color combinations are inspired by nature. I think you will agree that she has a gift in combining colors and we are so excited to be featuring her yarns at our shop!! Mark your calendar and be sure to stop by!! WE HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US!!

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Basics of Knitting
Aug
3
10:30 AM10:30

Basics of Knitting

Cost: $30                                   Instructor:  Michelle Cohen

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!  Participants walk away with a pattern and supplies for their first project.  Come early to choose some yarn and supplies if you don’t have them.  (6 people max; supplies not included)

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Intro to Nuno Felting
Jul
20
1:00 PM13:00

Intro to Nuno Felting

 1:00-4:00pm                            Cost: $50                                   Instructor: Alisha Goering

Join us for an introduction to Nuno felting!  For this class, participants will be making a beautiful scarf.  The best part: each person will leave with a completed project!!  The class includes the necessary materials to make the scarf (fibers, silly gauze, embellishments, etc).  Each person can choose from a selection of roving for their scarf and is included in the price, or they can purchase a fiber art batt for the upgraded charge of $16-18.  Kits for making scarves at home are available for purchase after the class for $12.  (Bonus: if the weather is nice, we will be setting up part of the class outside in front of the shop!)  (3 people min, 6 people max)

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Basics of Knitting
Jul
2
2:30 PM14:30

Basics of Knitting

Saturday, 8/3                     10:30am-12:30pm                            Cost: $30                             Instructor:  Michelle Cohen

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!  Participants walk away with a pattern and supplies for their first project.  Come early to choose some yarn and supplies if you don’t have them.  (6 people max; supplies not included)

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Knitting Capriccio
Jun
29
10:30 AM10:30

Knitting Capriccio

Saturday, 6/29               10:30-12:30                        Cost: $40              Instructor:  Nancy Mills                        

 

Much like the musical term capriccio, this shawl is a free form yet structured design to show off the beauty of the Jorstad Creek Antigua gradient yarn, especially when paired with the drape and shine of Iona. However, your choices are not limited - many combinations have been used and result in beautiful shawls. The three paneled shawl sits easily on the shoulders with or without pinning. The color notes (intermittent short row sections) may be placed where you want or follow the pattern. It’s up to you! Along with designer Nancy Mills, you will create a sample that demonstrates all the techniques used to make the shawl which can be applied to so many gorgeous patterns and designs. 1 hour follow-up meeting, date TBD. (3 people min, 6 people max; supplies not included)

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4th Anniversary Celebration & Jorstad Creek Trunk Show
Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

4th Anniversary Celebration & Jorstad Creek Trunk Show

Can you believe it?? It's that time of year again...The Black Sheep Yarn Boutique is turning 4!!  Join us for a full day of anniversary celebrations!  Jorstad Creek will also be celebrating with us with a trunk show of their yarns.  And what’s a party without food??? So let’s have a potluck...bring an item to share and we'll provide cake and drinks.  The potluck will be from 3pm-5pm.  And of course, bring your favorite fiber art to work on as we gather as a community!  Hope to see you there!

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Painting with Yarn: How to 'Doodle' Your Way to a Shawl - CLASS FULL
Jun
8
1:00 PM13:00

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

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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Weaving a Sampler (Intermediate Class)
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Weaving a Sampler (Intermediate Class)

Sunday, 6/2                 10am-3pm                 Cost $85              Instructor: Joan Hoffmeyer

In this class you will have the opportunity to learn different rigid heddle weaving techniques, from using pick-up sticks for warp and weft face weaves, twinning, clasped-weft, finger-controlled weaving, leno lace, an alternative to plain hem stitching and more. Your finished project will measure approximately 9” by 19” including fringe. (minimum 3, maximum 6 students: Loom not included; some supplies are included…click below for more information)

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Summit Road Fibers Trunk Show
May
18
10:00 AM10:00

Summit Road Fibers Trunk Show

Join us in welcoming Amy Dustan and Summit Rd Fibers to our shop for a trunk show! Amy will have her lovely, hand-dyed yarn as well as some beautiful sample projects. Amy currently lives in Vancouver, WA but used to live right down the road in McCleary! We hope you can join us!!

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Coast Salish Weaving-Beginning Twill
May
18
9:00 AM09:00

Coast Salish Weaving-Beginning Twill

This is a two day class, 5/18 & 5/19.

Students will learn how to warp up a traditional 2-bar loom and twill weave a small wall hanging or coin bag. These designs are often found on robes, blankets and various regalia.  Susan will share with students the various oral teachings and traditions that her master teacher shared with her, one being “always teach the student who wants to learn.”   Teaching looms will be provided for use in the class, with the option to buy a table top loom for $75. Yarn will be sold separately. (10 students max)

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May
2
to May 5

PNW 2019 Spring Yarn Crawl

Don’t miss the annual PNW Spring Yarn Crawl!!! We have 10 participating shop this year…with free original knit and crochet patterns from every shop!! There are daily raffle drawings, fantastic finishing prizes and loads of friendship and fun over 4 days! Hours are: Thursday 5/2, Friday, 5/3 & Saturday, 5/4—9am to 7pm; Sunday 5/5—10am-5pm.

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Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Support Your Local Yarn Shop Day!

Be sure to stop by the shop on Saturday, April 27th….we will be having a whole ton of fun celebrating LYS Day!! There will be exclusive patterns and yarn available from our various yarn vendors!  We have also created a mini-crawl with Jorstad Creek…when you visit both of our shops and purchase a featured yarn, you will receive a free pattern for an adorable knitted cowl!!  And of course, there will be a few other surprises!! Mark your calendar now!!

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Intermediate Needle Felting: Needle Felted Ewok
Apr
20
10:00 AM10:00

Intermediate Needle Felting: Needle Felted Ewok

Calling all Star Wars fans: join Chelsea for a day of felting fun! During this class you’ll learn how to work intricate details easily and efficiently. While we discuss which is cuter, Ewoks or Porgs, we’ll work through the process of making this little guy start to finish and how to add your own flair to the finished product. Each student will have a one of a kind Ewok when all is said and done! Students will need to provide their own felting block and needles, wool will be provided. You will have a bit of homework, so plan to stop in and pick up your kit a few days prior to class! We will have a break for lunch; please plan to bring your lunch or grab something from a nearby restaurant.  (6 people max)

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Learning to Block Seminar
Apr
15
5:00 PM17:00

Learning to Block Seminar

Join Michelle and Chelsea to learn how to take the fear out of blocking!  Learn how to determine the proper blocking method for your project.  Watch and learn as we demonstrate various blocking techniques, how to identify the right tools for your project, and how to apply them. Blocking kits will be available at a discounted price for students. Kits will include, blocking mats, pins, wires, combs, and a sample of Eucalan. Pre-registration is required, space is limited to 12 participants, as this is an after-hours event.

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Apr
4
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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Mar
30
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to Brioche: Duet Cowl

Instructor:  Michelle Cohen

Come learn all about Brioche knitting and create a beautiful, two color cowl. The class will cover the basics of brioche stitches (BRK and BRP), how to recognize the stitches in your knitting and how to back out Brioche stitches. This is an intermediate class.  Supplies are not included and some homework prior to class is required.  (6 people max)

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