Beginner Socks - Part 1
Feb
18
2:00 PM14:00

Beginner Socks - Part 1

Instructor - Carol "Cookie" Honung

Knitting socks is fun and addictive.  They are a perfect small project to carry around.  Once you have worn hand knitted socks, you won’t want anything else on your feet!  In this class you will learn the basics of sock construction.  We will be using double pointed needles to work in the round.

This is a 3- part class.   The cost includes all three sessions.

Cost - $55

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Feb
19
2:00 PM14:00

Knit to Fit - Part 2

Instructor - Carol Puntel

Level:  Adventurous Beginner/ Intermediate -- You should have basic knitting skills, be able to read a pattern, and be confident enough to want to knit your first sweater

Frustrated when you make what you hope will be a wonderful sweater and it doesn’t fit correctly?  Not sure how to judge how the pattern in the picture will likely look on you?  Unclear about making good yarn substitutions?  This 2-part class is for YOU!

In the first class we will learn about what critical measurements we need and how to take them.  You will leave with your own personal template of measurements.  We will also talk about yarn substitutions and making a good swatch.  We will also discuss ease and how that impacts garment fit.

In the second class we will use the swatch and pattern schematic to choose the best size to knit and make adaptations as necessary.

Please wear a fairly close-fitting tee shirt or tank to class.  We will be taking measurements!
 

This is a two-part class.   The first class takes place on January 29th, 2-4 pm.  The cost includes both sessions.


Cost - $45

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Short Rows Demystified
Feb
22
10:30 AM10:30

Short Rows Demystified

Instructor - Jill Ramos

Level - Advanced Beginner

Do short rows have you stymied?   Know how to wrap and turn but interested in other short row methods?   This class will take away any short row mystery!   Wrap and Turn, German Japanese and Shadow Wrap methods will be explored, and various applications will be discussed.  

Cost - $20

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Rectangles - Part 2
Feb
25
10:30 AM10:30

Rectangles - Part 2

Instructor - Jill Ramos

Learn how four rectangles and a little bit of shaping can give you a great layering piece! Worked on big needles with two strands of yarn, this garment will knit up in no time!

This is a two-part class.   The first class takes place on February 10th.   The fee includes both classes.

Cost $40

 

 

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Cable Crush Cowl
Feb
26
11:00 AM11:00

Cable Crush Cowl

Instructor - Carol Puntel

Level:  Intermediate/Adventurous Beginner - Students should be comfortable working in the round and should have completed have completed at least one other simple cable project.

This Aran style cabled cowl looks soooo much more difficult than it is.  Anyone who has made a simple cable anything will be able to learn the techniques to make this!  Caryl Pierre has a number of interesting projects in her Ravelry store.  This one was her first published design and is truly stunning.  You will learn how to read a cable chart.  We will review techniques to make it much easier to actually follow one.  We will learn techniques to keep your cables neat and not “wonky”.  If you haven’t already learned how to cable without a cable needle you will now!

There is homework for this class


Cost - $25

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Autumn Fusion Shawl - Part 2
Feb
26
2:00 PM14:00

Autumn Fusion Shawl - Part 2

Instructor - Carol Puntel

Level - Intermediate

Many thanks to Brigitte Elliott for allowing us to use her design to teach this project.  This shawl is done in the “swing style” and uses short rows to create interest.  You will learn how to make a German Short row and 2 ways to add beads to a project.  In the second class we will see how to attach an I-cord edge for a beautiful finish. Please note there is homework to be completed prior to the first class.

This is a two part class.  The cost includes both classes.

Cost - $45

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Tunisian Crochet
Feb
26
6:00 PM18:00

Tunisian Crochet

Instructor - Annie Fitzgerald

Learn Tunisian Crochet (Afghan Stitch). Tunisian crochet is a type of crochet that holds multiple loops on the hook similar to what is done in knitting. It differs from knitting in that it uses a crochet hook. The result is a fabric that is textured using a technique that combines the best of knitting and crochet. In this class you will learn the basic stitches in Tunisian Crochet and how to begin a project.

Cost - $20

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Beginner Socks - Part 2
Mar
4
2:00 PM14:00

Beginner Socks - Part 2

Instructor - Carol "Cookie" Honung

Knitting socks is fun and addictive.  They are a perfect small project to carry around.  Once you have worn hand knitted socks, you won’t want anything else on your feet!  In this class you will learn the basics of sock construction.  We will be using double pointed needles to work in the round.

This is a 3- part class.   The cost includes all three sessions.

Cost - $55

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Granny Squares Afghan (Part 1)
Mar
5
6:00 PM18:00

Granny Squares Afghan (Part 1)

Instructor - Annie Fitzgerald

Learn how to make granny squares and assemble them into an Afghan. You will have the time in this 2 hours to begin your squares.  In the second class you will learn how to assemble your Afghan and do a final border.

The cost of the class includes both sessions.  The second class takes place on Match 26th.

Cost - $40

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Tunisian Crochet
Mar
12
6:00 PM18:00

Tunisian Crochet

Instructor - Annie Fitzgerald

Learn Tunisian Crochet (Afghan Stitch). Tunisian crochet is a type of crochet that holds multiple loops on the hook similar to what is done in knitting. It differs from knitting in that it uses a crochet hook. The result is a fabric that is textured using a technique that combines the best of knitting and crochet. In this class you will learn the basic stitches in Tunisian Crochet and how to begin a project.

Cost - $20

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Beginner Socks - Part 3
Mar
18
2:00 PM14:00

Beginner Socks - Part 3

Instructor - Carol "Cookie" Honung

Knitting socks is fun and addictive.  They are a perfect small project to carry around.  Once you have worn hand knitted socks, you won’t want anything else on your feet!  In this class you will learn the basics of sock construction.  We will be using double pointed needles to work in the round.

This is a 3- part class.   The cost includes all three sessions.

Cost - $55

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Copy of Granny Squares Afghan (Part 2)
Mar
26
6:00 PM18:00

Copy of Granny Squares Afghan (Part 2)

Instructor - Annie Fitzgerald

Learn how to make granny squares and assemble them into an Afghan. You will have the time in this 2 hours to begin your squares.  In the second class you will learn how to assemble your Afghan and do a final border.

The cost of the class includes both sessions.  The first class takes place on Match 5th.

Cost - $40

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Twined Socks - Part 1
Apr
21
12:00 PM12:00

Twined Socks - Part 1

Instructor - Susan Youngman

Level - Advanced:  Students must have taken the Half-Mitt Beginner class.

Continue working with an old historical knitting technique dating back to 1680 Sweden called Twined knitting.  Work up a pair of socks learning textural stitches and heel.  All students must have taken the half Mitt Beginner Class in the Twined Knitting technique.  This is a two-part class.

This is a two-part class.   The second part takes place on April 28th.  The cost includes both sessions.

Cost - $35

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Twined Socks - Part 2
Apr
28
12:00 PM12:00

Twined Socks - Part 2

Instructor - Susan Youngman

Level - Advanced:  Students must have taken the Half-Mitt Beginner class.

Continue working with an old historical knitting technique dating back to 1680 Sweden called Twined knitting.  Work up a pair of socks learning textural stitches and heel.  All students must have taken the half Mitt Beginner Class in the Twined Knitting technique.  This is a two-part class.

This is a two-part class.   The first part takes place on April 21st.  The cost includes both sessions.

Cost - $35

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Two-At-A-Time (TAAT) Toe-up Socks - Part 2
Feb
12
2:00 PM14:00

Two-At-A-Time (TAAT) Toe-up Socks - Part 2

Instructor - Carol Puntel

Level:  Intermediate / Advanced - Students should have knitted at least one pair of socks and have an understanding of basic sock construction and circular knitting.

If you have knitted socks before and would like to be able to make two at once this could be your chance.  If you have knitted socks before from the cuff down and would like to try toe up, this is also your chance.  If you have never used the Magic Loop method of circular knitting this is definitely your chance.

Knitting socks from the toe up can help with customizing fit.   This is also a great way to build in your gauge swatch.  Finally, it is a great way to be sure you balance the yarn properly to get the same length cuffs without running out.

Some folks suffer from “second sock syndrome”  You finish one sock and instead of wanting to do the next one, you want to try a new yarn, pattern, or size.  Off you go and suddenly you have a collection of single socks.  Knitting two at a time (TAAT) can resolve this.

Magic Loop is a method of knitting in the round using one long circular needle.  Many find this easier than manipulating dpns.

In this two- part class we will learn a special cast on and heel specifically designed for toe up.  We’ll learn how to do two socks at once. You will also learn how to apply the Magic Loop method to socks and other circular projects.


The first class in this series is on January 22nd.   The cost includes both sessions.

Cost - $45

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Beginner Needle Felting - Valentine Bear or Heart
Feb
11
10:00 AM10:00

Beginner Needle Felting - Valentine Bear or Heart

Instructor - Leslie Scarborough

 Needle-felting is the process of using a barbed needle to interlock wool fibers to form a dense material.  Beginner level, no prior experience required.  

The Valentine Bear will focus on basic needle-felting techniques.  Core work, surface work, and assembly of multiple pieces will be emphasized. The finished project is approximately 4” L x 3 ½” H x 2” W.  Beginner level, no prior experience required.

The Valentine Heart will focus on basic needle-felting techniques.  Fine surface work will be emphasized. The finished project is approximately 4” L x 3 ½” H x 2” W.  Beginner level, no prior experience required.

 

Beginner/Intermediate - Teens and above

Cost - $30

 

 

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Rectangles - Part 1
Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

Rectangles - Part 1

Instructor - Jill Ramos

Learn how four rectangles and a little bit of shaping can give you a great layering piece! Worked on big needles with two strands of yarn, this garment will knit up in no time!

This is a two-part class.   The second class takes place on February 25th.   The fee includes both classes.

Cost $40

 

 

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Olympic Wing Span
Feb
5
6:00 PM18:00

Olympic Wing Span

Instructor - Jill Ramos

I noticed that the logo for the 2018 Winter Olympics looks so much like the Wingspan shawl I thought this would be a great project for the upcoming games. The construction, a series of triangles built on top of each other and shaped by short rows, is deceptively simple. This is a great project to work on as you cheer your favorite athletes on to victory!

Cost $20

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Entrelac Scarf - Part 2
Feb
4
10:00 AM10:00

Entrelac Scarf - Part 2

Instructor - Cookie Hornung

Learn a new technique of interlocking squares!   Sounds a lot harder than it is.  No purling; instead you will learn to knit backwards.   Multi-colored yarns make the project amazing!   Everyone will say “How did you do that?!”

This is the second of a two-part class.   The first class is on January 7.   The cost includes both classes.

Cost - $35

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Yoga for Knitters
Jan
30
4:30 PM16:30

Yoga for Knitters

Instructor - Kristin Brenner

Most fiber artists have experienced physical stress in their bodies from knitting or crocheting.   Join Kristin (RYT-200hr) as we move through a series of postures done in a chair designed to stretch and strengthen areas of the body that can become stressed and overworked from working with needles.  You will learn stretches that you can do each day to loosen up stiff joints and keep your body working with you as you knit beautiful things!

Cost - $10

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Tosh Tales Cowl
Jan
29
5:30 PM17:30

Tosh Tales Cowl

Instructor - Carol Puntel

Level:  Intermediate - You should have all the basic skills of knitting and be comfortable knitting in the round. 

Fair Isle colorwork always seems so complicated-----but it isn’t.  The technique really involves learning to manage 2 colors at a time using both your hands---Sounds worse than it is.  In this class, you will learn how to perform this magic to produce the colorwork designs you see in the sample.  I used leftover Madeline Tosh Light, but it would also be a great way to use some of the bits of color found in Unicorn Tales.  Please don’t stick to my colors, but explore on your own.  There is a coloring page included in the pattern to allow you to play with your own combinations.  This class is a little longer than usual to allow you to play with this technique.  There is homework for this class.

Cost - $35

 

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Jan
29
2:00 PM14:00

Knit to Fit - Part 1

Instructor - Carol Puntel

Level:  Adventurous Beginner/ Intermediate -- You should have basic knitting skills, be able to read a pattern, and be confident enough to want to knit your first sweater

Frustrated when you make what you hope will be a wonderful sweater and it doesn’t fit correctly?  Not sure how to judge how the pattern in the picture will likely look on you?  Unclear about making good yarn substitutions?  This 2-part class is for YOU!

In the first class we will learn about what critical measurements we need and how to take them.  You will leave with your own personal template of measurements.  We will also talk about yarn substitutions and making a good swatch.  We will also discuss ease and how that impacts garment fit.

In the second class we will use the swatch and pattern schematic to choose the best size to knit and make adaptations as necessary.

Please wear a fairly close-fitting tee shirt or tank to class.  We will be taking measurements!
 

This is a two-part class.   The second class takes place on February 19th, 2-4 pm.  The cost includes both sessions.


Cost - $45

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Olympic Wing Span
Jan
28
10:30 AM10:30

Olympic Wing Span

Instructor- Jill Ramos

I noticed that the logo for the 2018 Winter Olympics looks so much like the Wingspan shawl I thought this would be a great project for the upcoming games. The construction, a series of triangles built on top of each other and shaped by short rows, is deceptively simple. This is a great project to work on as you cheer your favorite athletes on to victory!

This is the first of a two-part series.   The second class takes place on February 5th, 6-8 pm.  The cost includes both classes.

Cost $40

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2 Socks on 2 Circs - Part 2
Jan
25
10:00 AM10:00

2 Socks on 2 Circs - Part 2

Instructor - Cookie Hornung

Like to knit socks but always have trouble getting the second done?   Start two at once, work to the heel, make a cushy soft garter stitch heel using short rows, and continue to the toe.   Stripes are easy to match and they are always the same length.  Participants must have experience knitting socks.

This is the second of a two-part class.   The first part is on January 11th.   The cost includes both classes.

Cost - $40

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Building Blocks Learn to Knit Series
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

Building Blocks Learn to Knit Series

Instructor - Kristin Brenner

Want to learn to knit or looking to expand your knitting? Building Blocks is a series designed to grow your knitting skills.  Beginning in January of 2018, we are offering a new session of this year-long series of classes designed to teach and improve knitting skills.  This class will meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 6-8pm.

This series is based on the pattern book of the same name by Michelle Hunter. Every pattern in the Building Blocks book focuses on the development of a skill, all while knitting a lovely square. Building Blocks introduces important knitting techniques in a systematic way, helping move the new knitter beyond the basics. Skills learned in making each block build upon the skills of the previous block, allowing the knitter to gain assurance and mastery.  Each class will offer tried and true tricks to aid the new knitter in avoiding common pitfalls, while learning to effectively read the pattern.

There are so many options for the blocks you will create.  Single blocks can be used as a washcloth. You can make one large blanket or 2 smaller blankets. You can make the project all out of one color or use multiple colors. Blankets can be made for students going away to college and knit in school colors.  The possibilities are endless!

The cost for the series is $230 which includes 13 classes over the course of one year (1 class for each block and one class to seam the blanket together), the Building Blocks pattern book, and limited free help as needed throughout the year.   There is a discount given when yarn is purchased at the shop.   Participants may also choose to pay for classes individually at a cost of $20 per class.  These participants will purchase the book separately. 

Join us on this year-long adventure expanding your knitting skills!

 

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Two-At-A-Time (TAAT) Toe-up Socks - Part 1
Jan
22
2:00 PM14:00

Two-At-A-Time (TAAT) Toe-up Socks - Part 1

Instructor - Carol Puntel

Level:  Intermediate / Advanced - Students should have knitted at least one pair of socks and have an understanding of basic sock construction and circular knitting.

If you have knitted socks before and would like to be able to make two at once this could be your chance.  If you have knitted socks before from the cuff down and would like to try toe up, this is also your chance.  If you have never used the Magic Loop method of circular knitting this is definitely your chance.

Knitting socks from the toe up can help with customizing fit.   This is also a great way to build in your gauge swatch.  Finally, it is a great way to be sure you balance the yarn properly to get the same length cuffs without running out.

Some folks suffer from “second sock syndrome”  You finish one sock and instead of wanting to do the next one, you want to try a new yarn, pattern, or size.  Off you go and suddenly you have a collection of single socks.  Knitting two at a time (TAAT) can resolve this.

Magic Loop is a method of knitting in the round using one long circular needle.  Many find this easier than manipulating dpns.

In this two- part class we will learn a special cast on and heel specifically designed for toe up.  We’ll learn how to do two socks at once. You will also learn how to apply the Magic Loop method to socks and other circular projects.


The second class in this series is on February 12th.   The cost includes both sessions.

Cost - $45

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Advanced Two-Color Brioche - Part 2
Jan
22
10:00 AM10:00

Advanced Two-Color Brioche - Part 2

Instructor - Angela DeMeritt

Now that you’ve mastered the basics of 2-color brioche, it’s time to learn the increases/decreases that create those beautiful swirling shapes that are the signature of so many brioche designs, and we will do it in-the-round!  In this class we will create a beautiful 2-color brioche hat with swirling designs.

There is HOMEWORK for this class.   This is the second of a two-part class.

Cost - $35

 

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Maple Ridge Hat
Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

Maple Ridge Hat

Instructor - Carol "Cookie" Hornung

This hat is richly textured.   It uses DK weight yarn and a fur pom-pom.   A perfect TV or transit project, you can work one up over a weekend.   The textured ridges are perfect for showing off solid, ombre, variegated, or gradient yarns.

Cost - $20

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Yoga for Knitters
Jan
16
4:30 PM16:30

Yoga for Knitters

Instructor - Kristin Brenner

Most fiber artists have experienced physical stress in their bodies from knitting or crocheting.   Join Kristin (RYT-200hr) as we move through a series of postures done in a chair designed to stretch and strengthen areas of the body that can become stressed and overworked from working with needles.  You will learn stretches that you can do each day to loosen up stiff joints and keep your body working with you as you knit beautiful things!

Cost - $10

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Finishing 2 -- Buttons, Bands, and Holes
Jan
15
2:00 PM14:00

Finishing 2 -- Buttons, Bands, and Holes

Instructor - Carol Puntel

Level - Advanced Beginner - You have conquered the basics of knitting and pattern reading and are ready to make a cardigan sweater!

Fine finishing is what makes your garment a piece of handmade wearable art instead of just “homemade”.  In this class we will focus on ways of making and attaching button bands.   We will also learn how to make neat and firm button holes and how to space and attach buttons.  We will begin with how to decide how many stitches to pick up and how to do so neatly.

Cost - $25

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Intermediate Needle Felting - Winter Tea Cup Fairy Garden
Jan
14
10:00 AM10:00

Intermediate Needle Felting - Winter Tea Cup Fairy Garden

Instructor - Leslie Scarborough

Needle-felting is the process of using a barbed needle to interlock wool fibers to form a dense material. This class focuses on working with very small amounts of wool to create miniature elements in a winter scene. Intermediate level, prior experience helpful.

Beginner/Intermediate - Teens and above

Cost - $30

 

 

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Plaited Cable Scarf
Jan
13
2:00 PM14:00

Plaited Cable Scarf

Instructor - Jill Ramos

Two types of cables adorn this rich looking scarf.  The directions give you the option to keep it flat or join it into a circle, as well as directions to knit it in worsted or aran weight yarn.  Cabling is simple and done on the same rows so it’s a great project for knitters new to cable knitting as well as more experienced knitters!

Cost - $20

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2 Socks on 2 Circs - Part 1
Jan
11
10:00 AM10:00

2 Socks on 2 Circs - Part 1

Instructor - Cookie Hornung

Like to knit socks but always have trouble getting the second done?   Start two at once, work to the heel, make a cushy soft garter stitch heel using short rows, and continue to the toe.   Stripes are easy to match and they are always the same length.  Participants must have experience knitting socks.

This is the first of a two-part class.   The second part is on January 25th.   The cost includes both classes.

Cost - $40

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Autumn Fusion Shawl - Part 1
Jan
8
2:00 PM14:00

Autumn Fusion Shawl - Part 1

Instructor - Carol Puntel

Level - Intermediate

Many thanks to Brigitte Elliott for allowing us to use her design to teach this project.  This shawl is done in the “swing style” and uses short rows to create interest.  You will learn how to make a German Short row and 2 ways to add beads to a project.  In the second class we will see how to attach an I-cord edge for a beautiful finish. Please note there is homework to be completed prior to the first class.  Please note there is homework to be completed for this class.

This is a two part class.  The cost includes both classes.

Cost - $45

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Advanced Two-Color Brioche - Part 1
Jan
8
10:00 AM10:00

Advanced Two-Color Brioche - Part 1

Instructor - Angela DeMeritt

Level - Advanced

Now that you’ve mastered the basics of 2-color brioche, it’s time to learn the increases/decreases that create those beautiful swirling shapes that are the signature of so many brioche designs, and we will do it in-the-round!  In this class we will create a beautiful 2-color brioche hat with swirling designs.

There is HOMEWORK for this class.   This is the first of a two-part class.  The cost includes both sessions.

Cost - $35

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Entrelac Scarf - Part 1
Jan
7
10:00 AM10:00

Entrelac Scarf - Part 1

Instructor - Cookie Hornung

Learn a new technique of interlocking squares!   Sounds a lot harder than it is.  No purling; instead you will learn to knit backwards.   Multi-colored yarns make the project amazing!   Everyone will say “How did you do that?!”

This is the first of a two-part class.   The second class is on Feb 4.   The cost includes both classes.

Cost - $35

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Short Rows Demystified
Jan
6
2:00 PM14:00

Short Rows Demystified

Instructor - Jill Ramos

Level - Advanced Beginner

Do short rows have you stymied?   Know how to wrap and turn but interested in other short row methods?   This class will take away any short row mystery!   Wrap and Turn, German Japanese and Shadow Wrap methods will be explored, and various applications will be discussed.  

Cost - $20

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Yoga for Knitters
Jan
2
4:30 PM16:30

Yoga for Knitters

Instructor - Kristin Brenner

Most fiber artists have experienced physical stress in their bodies from knitting or crocheting.   Join Kristin (RYT-200hr) as we move through a series of postures done in a chair designed to stretch and strengthen areas of the body that can become stressed and overworked from working with needles.  You will learn stretches that you can do each day to loosen up stiff joints and keep your body working with you as you knit beautiful things!

Cost - $10

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Needle Felted Snowman - Beginner KIDS Class
Dec
28
10:00 AM10:00

Needle Felted Snowman - Beginner KIDS Class

Instructor - Leslie Scarborough

Level - Kids Beginner

Needle-felting is the process of using a barbed needle to interlock wool fibers to form a dense material.  This will class will teach the basics of needle felting.  It’s designed for kids eight and older.  The snowman is designed to be completed within the three hour time slot.  The first part of the class will focus on construction of a basic snowman shape.  A large portion of the class will be spent personalizing each child’s snowman.  Additional embellishments such as ribbons, sequins, and beads will be provided.
 
Beginner Kids Class  (Eight and Older)

Cost - $35

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Yoga for Knitters
Dec
19
4:30 PM16:30

Yoga for Knitters

Instructor - Kristin Brenner

Most fiber artists have experienced physical stress in their bodies from knitting or crocheting.   Join Kristin (RYT-200hr) as we move through a series of postures done in a chair designed to stretch and strengthen areas of the body that can become stressed and overworked from working with needles.  You will learn stretches that you can do each day to loosen up stiff joints and keep your body working with you as you knit beautiful things!

Cost - $10

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World's Simplest Mittens - Part 1
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

World's Simplest Mittens - Part 1

Instructor - Carol "Cookie" Honung

There is nothing like a homemade pair of mittens to keep your ands warm on a cold, cold day.    And they are the best to play outside and build the best snowman ever.

Level:  Advanced Beginner.  Must know how to knit and purl; be comfortable with double point needles.   Homework must be completed prior to the beginning of class.


Cost - $30

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Yoga for Knitters
Dec
5
4:30 PM16:30

Yoga for Knitters

Instructor - Kristin Brenner

Most fiber artists have experienced physical stress in their bodies from knitting or crocheting.   Join Kristin (RYT-200hr) as we move through a series of postures done in a chair designed to stretch and strengthen areas of the body that can become stressed and overworked from working with needles.  You will learn stretches that you can do each day to loosen up stiff joints and keep your body working with you as you knit beautiful things!

Cost - $10

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