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Skills Classes

  • Get Squared® Crochet with Anne McFarland

    Get Squared pullover Learn to create perfectly fitting crocheted garments in any weight yarn with no swatching, no seaming, and no long, written pattern to follow. All you need to know is how to chain and double-crochet! Anne has studied with the creator of this innovative technique, Australian crochet designer Jenny King, and has been authorized to teach others. This class is in two sessions; the class fee covers both. Visit the class page for more information.

    • Materials:
      • US J/10 (6mm) hook
      • about 20 yards of worsted weight yarn in three colors
      • about 1500 yards of yarn for your sweater, any weight or fibre
        • Anne suggests you wait until you decide on the style you want to make, then buy the yarn
      • scissors, tape measure, tapestry needle
      • pencil and paper

    • Dates: Fridays, October 20 and 27, 2017
    • Time: 10 am - 1 pm (3 hours)
    • Cost: $40 for class (both sessions)
    • Pre-registration is required - space is limited!

  • Introduction to Felting with Ana Garcia

    Learn how to create beautiful wool felt with only three ingredients: wool roving, soap, and water! Add color and embellishment with felting needles; add thread embroidery, beads, and sequins to make a lovely piece of fabric that can be used in any number of ways. Introduction to Felting

    • Materials:
      • Required -
        • bath towel (not new!)
        • roving in several colors
      • Optional -
        • needlefelting needles
        • foam block for needlefelting
        • beading needles
        • embroidery floss
        • beads
        • sequins
        • small scissors

    • Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017
    • Time: 11 am - 2 pm
    • Cost: $30
    • Pre-registration required!

  • Nuno Felted Flowers with Ana

    Nuno Felted Flowers with Ana

    This is an easy introduction to Nuno felting. These flowers work up quickly and can be embellished with beads and sequins.

    • Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017
    • Cost: $35
    • Time: 11 am - 2 pm
    • Preregistration required!

  • Felted Ornaments with Ana

    Felted Ornament with Ana

    Use soft wool roving and leftover yarn to create these beautiful ornaments. Embroider them and then embellish them with beads, sequins, crystals, and pearls. This is a quick and easy project that would make terrific gifts for your friends.

    • Date: Sunday, November 19, 2017
    • Cost: $30
    • Time: 11 am - 2 pm
    • Preregistration required!

  • Felted Coin Purses with Ana

    Felted Coin Purse with Ana

    Mix a little wool and warm soapy water to make beautiful sheets of hand-made felt. Embellish it with lovely beads, sequins, and thread, and make a wonderful one-of-a-kind wool coin purse.

    • Date: Sunday, December 10, 2017
    • Cost: $35
    • Time: 11 am - 2 pm
    • Preregistration required!

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Ongoing Classes

  • Help for Stuck Projects with Eileen

    Have knitted UFOs hanging around your place? Unfinished Objects sit in your basket, looking at you accusingly and taking room away from new yarns! Eileen will help you with finishing issues you may have to get those UFOs done. This class is not a drop-in group; students must pre-register and contact Eileen before the class so she can discuss what finishing assistance is needed.(If you would rather call her, please call the shop at 858/272-8185; we'll have her call you back.)

    Classes are limited in size to 5 students.

    • Date: 2nd Tuesdays
    • Time: 1:30 - 3 pm
    • Cost: $15 per 1.5 hour session
    • Pre-registration required!

  • Crochet & Tunisian Crochet with Anne

    Anne teaches any level of crocheter; she is very skilled in Tunisian and beaded crochet.
    • Dates: Every Thursday
    • Times: 10 am - 12 pm
    • Cost: $30/one student, $20/two or more students (or by arrangement)
    • Pre-registration required!

  • Knitting with Jan

    Whether you want to learn to knit from the beginning, or want help on a technique, pattern, or project, Jan can help you out!
    • Dates: Sundays
    • Times: 10-12 pm
    • Cost: $20
    • Pre-registration required!

  • Knitting or Crochet Clinic with Julie

    Drop-in class - come on by and ask Julie for help with your knitting questions - especially socks!
    • Dates: Saturdays
    • Times: 1-5 pm
    • Cost: $15/1.5 hours
    • No pre-registration required

  • Intermediate/Advanced Needlepoint with Nancy

    Nancy is an expert in choosing threads, stitch patterns, and colors! Morning and afternoon sessions held.
    • Dates: Alternate Tuesdays; one Saturday/month
    • Times: Tuesdays - 9:30-12 pm/12:30-3pm; Saturdays - 10-1 pm/2-5 pm
    • Cost: $20/each Tuesday sessions; Saturdays: $25/half-day; $45/all day
    • No pre-registration required
    • Upcoming classes
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