Skills Classes | Ongoing Classes & Groups

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Skills Classes

  • crocheted snowman with hat and scarf

    Beginning Crochet Series with Mary Rintoul

    Learn to crochet gradually and gently with Mary in this four-class series, building up to crocheting a snowman.
    • 12/1 - learn to chain and slip-, single-, and double-crochet stitches
    • 12/15 - learn the half-double- and treble-crochet stitches; introduction to starting a project; Snowman Scarf will be started.
    • 1/5 - learn two ways to start crocheting in the round (chain-loop and magic ring); start on the Snowman himself.
    • 1/19 - finish up the Snowman and his scarf.
    Materials will be provided!
    • Dates: Sundays - December 1 and 15; January 5 and 19
    • Time: 1 - 4 pm
    • Cost: $120/all four classes, or $35/class
    • Pre-registration required

  • four different knitted pillows

    Knitted Pillow Series with Marie Fisher

    Pillows are a perfect next project for beginning knitters - they're just rectangles sewn up! - and a great way to try out new techniques without committing to an entire garment. Marie is an excellent teacher and will take you through various levels of knitting with these simple projects with beautiful results.

    There are four classes in the series; any or all can be taken. Each class is described below with the date it's offered; the time and fee for all classes are the same.

    • Time (all classes): 11 am - 1 pm
    • Cost (all classes): $25
    • learn to knit pillow
    • Intro to knitting
      • Learn the two stitches of knitting - knit and purl - and explore how they create texture in knitted fabric. Discover how easy it is to sew up the sides of a rectangle to enclose a pillow!
      • Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020

    • learn to cable pillow
    • Intro to Cables
      • Learn how to re-arrange stitches to create flowing cables and interlaced braids!
      • Date: Saturday, January 29, 2020

    • learn to knit lace pillow
    • Intro to Lace
      • Learn that very simple increases and decreases can make quite intricate patterns!
      • Date: Saturday, February 22

    • learn to knit brioche pillow
    • Intro to Brioche
      • Learn to slip and knit to create the striking stripes and cushiony texture of brioche fabric!
      • Date: Saturday, February 29

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Ongoing Classes & Groups

  • Crochet & Tunisian Crochet with Anne

    Anne teaches any level of crocheter; she is very skilled in Tunisian and beaded crochet.
    • Dates: Thursdays or Mondays
    • 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 or Tuesdays
    • 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

  • Knitting with Susie

    Lessons for beginning knitters and those who want to brush up on their knitting skills. Children welcome!
    Beginning knitters: bring a pair of US #8 (5mm) straight needles and a ball of worsted (#4) weight yarn.

  • Drop-in Fibre Group

    Whatever your fibre addiction - come in and join us!
    • Date: Every Thursday
    • Time: 1 - 3 pm
    • Please park beside shop (up driveway) or behind (two spots in alley) or offsite. Thank you!

  • Intermediate/Advanced Needlepoint with Nancy

    Nancy is an expert in choosing threads, stitch patterns, and colors! Morning and afternoon sessions held.
    • Dates: Alternate Tuesdays
    • Times: Tuesdays - 9:30-12 pm/12:30-3pm
    • Cost: $20/each Tuesday sessions
    • No pre-registration required
    • Upcoming classes
      Jan 7 & 21
      Feb 4 & 18
      Mar 3 & 17 & 31
      Apr 14 & 28