Interested in learning new skills and techniques?
We offer a variety of classes for fiber enthusiasts. New classes are added regularly so please check back and/or contact us to join our email list to get direct information. Please note that all classes, except beginning classes, require students to have a basic understanding of either knitting or crochet.
Please join us for these upcoming classes:
Creative Joins & Contemporary Embroidery for Clothing with Anita Luvera Mayer. This one day workshop focuses on learning creative methods for joining clothing seams including the decorative faggoting and the knotted buttonhole. The contemporary embroidery will include raised chain band, Kantha stitching, and French knots. A wide range of samples will be completed. Required materials include a 2” – 3-ring (or wider notebook), scissors, paper and pen for taking notes, and lunch. This is a 1-session class and will meet Saturday, February 9th from 9am-4pm. Class and materials fee is $90.
Everyday Fancy with Fran Jepperson. Join us in learning the simple lace elements that make up this beautiful summer poncho. When the weather begins to warm but you still want a little cover to throw over your top, Everyday Fancy is just right. Or put it over your favorite summer dress and you are ready for an evening out. Materials are 4 skeins Leonie Linen or Louet Euroflax and 32″ circular US7 (or to obtain gauge). Homework before class is to knit a gauge swatch — check with us for details. This is a 2-session class and will meet Saturday, March 9th and Saturday, April 13th, 10:30am-12:30pm. Class fee is $50.
North Islands Gansey Poncho with Fran Jepperson. Ganseys, or Guernseys, are the traditional hand-knitted pullovers worn by the fishermen of the British Isles. The patterns themselves are easy enough to knit, but the complexity comes from the richness and detail of the various stitch combinations. This class offers the opportunity to create a beautiful poncho using these timeless stitch patterns. This is a lot of knitting, so join us now and have a cozy, elegant garment come the cooler autumn and winter months. Materials are 7 skeins of Merino 840 and 32″ circular US5 needles (or to obtain gauge). This is a 2-session class and will meet Saturday, March 23rd and Saturday, April 27th, 10:30am-12:30pm. Class fee is $50.
Beyond Beginning Beading with Emily McNeil. One of the joys of bead knitting is determining where and how to place beads even when a pattern doesn’t necessarily call for them — because who doesn’t love a little extra sparkle now and again? Join us for a fun class in taking your beading to the next level and learn the (not so intricate!) intricacies of placing beads on ssks, k2togs, and more. Required materials are 1 skein of our newest yarn, Halo, US 6 needles, a .75mm crochet hook, and 6/0 beads. This is a 1-session class and will meet Thursday, March 28th, 5:30-7:30pm. Class fee is $25.
Private and Group Lessons. Are you looking to learn a particular technique or perhaps could use a one-on-one beginner or refresher session or two? Or maybe you have a couple friends with whom you’d like to set up a project class? Let us know what you’d like help with, and we’re happy to schedule instruction tailored specifically to you!