Beginning Crochet – Learn crochet basics (chain, slip stitch, single crochet, half-double crochet and double crochet) while making a lovely flower pin. Students receive a muslin drawstring bag and folder with illustrated instructions. Green yarn provided for leaves. Class size limited to 4! Materials: One skein worsted weight yarn in desired flower color and 1 size H/8 5.0mm hook.
Saturday January 27, 4-6p | Allison Baker | $25
Saturday March 10, 4-6p | Allison Baker | $25
Next Steps for Beginning Knitters: Beyond the Rectangle – This is a class for the beginning knitter who wants to increase their basic skill set. We will be exploring cables with a simple hat, learn about lace with a quick cowl, and practice increases and decreases with some bulky fingerless mitts. Class members should be comfortable knitting and purling, casting-on, and casting-off. Materials: 1 set of 5 6” dp needles, size 11 (preferably wooden or bamboo), 1 cable needle, 1 size 11 16” circular needle, 1 skein Aran-weight yarn, 2 skeins (about 180 yds each) bulky-weight yarn (not super-bulky) Basic knitting supplies.
Saturdays January 27, February 3 + 10, 11:30am – 1:30pm | JoLene McQueen | $38
Beginning Kids’ Sewing – Come learn basic sewing techniques in a fun atmosphere. Possible projects: skirt, simple bag, patchwork quilt, etc. Class size limited to 5! Ages 8-18.
Fridays February 2, 9, 16, 23 | 2:30 pm Fridays March 2, 9, 16, 23 | 2:30 pm Ali Hallstrom | $75 Ali Hallstrom | $75
Intermediate Kids’ Sewing – Come explore new sewing techniques in a fun atmosphere. Possible projects: reading a clothing pattern, reversible bag, slippers, etc. Class size limited to 5! Ages 8-18.
Fridays February 2, 9, 16, 23 | 4:00p Fridays March 2, 9, 16, 23 | 4:00p Ali Hallstrom | $75 Ali Hallstrom | $75
Icelandic Sweater—Knit a modern Icelandic style sweater worked at a loose gauge for a deliciously lightweight garment. Stopover is knit entirely in the round with optional subtle waist shaping. Knit with warm, durable, lightweight Icelandic Lettlopi wool. Knit from the bottom up, sleeves connect as we go—so much fun! Learn stranded color work and steeking. Supplies: Stopover pattern by Mary Jane Mucklestone, 700-1500 yds. of Istex Lettlopi in main color yarn, plus 1 skein each of three other contrasting colors; circular knitting needles (size 10/ swatch), double-pointed needles or extra long magic loop (same size as your circular needle); other basic knitting supplies. Before Class: Please swatch to get gauge: 13 stitches and 18 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch with the yarn you are using for the main part of your sweater. Please wash your swatch and air-dry it to get the correct gauge. Knitting level: Intermediate or Adventurous Advanced Beginner (Can cast on and cast off, comfortably knit and purl in the round, and can do a basic increase and decrease).
Saturdays February 3, 10 + 17, 2-4pm | JoLene McQueen | $38
Edward’s Menagerie Crochet Animals – Learn all the necessary crochet techniques to make your very own crochet animal! The class is designed to guide you through each step, from crocheting each piece, to stuffing, sewing everything together, and creating a face for your animal. Choose from Emma the Bunny, Alexandre the Russian Blue Cat, or Piotr the Polar Bear. Beginning crochet experience preferred. Supplies: Yarn, crochet hook, Edward’s Menagerie book
Mondays February 12, 19 + 26, 4-5:30p | Alex Valenzuela | $36
Cooking with Jane – It’s All About Flavor – Come learn about becoming that person who can get an extra punch of flavor into sauces and baked goods by INFUSING them with taste using herbs and spices.
Saturday February 10, 10 am | Jane Wise | $15
Crochet Heart Sachet Workshop – Finish a lavender-filled crochet heart sachet just in time for Valentine’s Day! Supplies kit includes DK weight yarn, wool stuffing, and dried lavender. Students need to have basic crochet skills and bring a size D/3 3.25mm crochet hook.
Saturday February 10, 4-7p | Allison Baker | $18
Granny Square Class – Learn to crochet a timeless classic. We will learn circular crochet motifs, changing colors, weaving in ends as you go, and joining techniques. Basic crochet skills required. Materials: Bring several different colors of DK or worsted weight yarn, size F/5 3.75 mm hook (DK) or size H/8 5.0 mm hook (worsted), scissors, and a tapestry needle.
Saturday February 24, 4-6p | Allison Baker | $15
Weaving 101 – Learn to weave on a rigid heddle loom. Students will warp their loom in class and begin to weave a scarf. They will work on the scarf at home then complete it in class. Students will begin a second project at home, with the third class for troubleshooting. Looms will be available to purchase or rent at 20% off; rental fee can be applied to purchase price. Supplies: two 50-gram balls of worsted weight yarn for a skinny (5”) scarf, or two 100-gram balls for a 7-8” wide scarf. Class size limited to 4!
Saturdays February 17, 11a-2p February 24 + March 3, 11a-1p | Catherine Marchant | $75
Beginning Continental Knitting for Adults – Learn basic knitting and purling in the Continental style. We will also learn a basic cast-on and cast-off and use these skills to make a dishcloth and a cute cowl. Instructor will provide dishcloth yarn. Students provide: 200 yards Aran-weight yarn, a 16” size 8 circular knitting needle, tapestry needle, scissors, measuring tape/ruler, knitting ring place markers, and a pen.
Saturdays February 24, March 3 + 10, 1:30 – 3:30p | JoLene McQueen | $38
Weaving 2.0 – We will make a woven sampler while learning several different techniques, including hemstitching and leno, for future weaving projects.
Prep Instructions: Come with rigid heddle loom warped about two yards in length and 8-10 inches wide.
Saturday March 17, 11a-2p | Catherine Marchant | $30
Loving Color Through Fair Isle Knitting – You will learn this skill with your hands, mind, and heart as we demystify stranded knitting, study color possibilities, hold needles while negotiating more than one color of yarn, read a Fair Isle pattern chart, and learn finishing technique. Learning these skills have brought me great joy over the years and I am excited to share them with you. Ability to knit in the round will help. Supplies: Fair Isle Arm Warmers pattern by Erika Westerop-Cello Knits (free Ravely download); 5 skeins of sport/DK weight yarn in a variety of colors (Quince & Co. Chickadee or Rowan Felted Tweed are perfect); needles: a set of size 2 DPN or long circulars for magic loop. (A “tight knitter” may need a size 3.) A tapestry needle is helpful for weaving in ends.
Saturdays March 24 + 31, 3:30-5:30p | Claudine Bigelow | $30
Lander Pants – With a high waist and button fly, the Lander pattern is not only on trend, but also flattering and comfortable for all body types. Students will learn to fit and sew these fabulous pants. For the intermediate seamstress. Materials: Lander Pant pattern, fabric and notions as per pattern.
Saturdays March 24 + 31, 11a-3p | Ali Hallstrom | $50
Creative Embellishment of Children’s T-shirts – This workshop will incorporate some of Alabama Channin’s ideas along with appliqué, beadwork and sequin application, freezer-paper stencils with using acrylic paint, free-form painting, embroidery.
Each student will bring a pre-bought or sewn child’s T-shirt and at least two skeins of embroidery floss they want to use (if embroidering). They should also bring any supplies they want specifically, like sequins or beads, or specific paint color (fabric paint or acrylic).
Friday March 30, 7-8:30p | Leah Everett | $10
Winter Knit Nights – February 1, March 1 + April 5, 8-9:30p | Free for all.
Class Policies – Payment required to secure spot in class; phone orders encouraged. | Class may cancel if minimum enrollment is not met—call early, bring friends! | 20% off fabric and yarn with paid class tuition.