Knitting Groups: Friday 5-7 p.m.
Knitting groups are free & open to all, ages 18+. Bring your knitting or crochet and be prepared to laugh a lot.
Some class codes to help you determine if you have the skills for this class: B = Beginner, Is ready to learn to Knit or Crochet, AB = Advanced Beginner, should know how to cast on and knit, but maybe not much else I= Intermediate (should know knit, purl and increases and decreases), A=Advanced, should know the basic skills and have knit a few more complicated projects. Yarn and supplies for classes should be purchased at the store - learning is so much easier and more ejoyable when you are working with good materials. For beginning knitting and crochet classes please choose yarns that are smooth textured and solid, light colored.
The Yarn Tasting in May was so much fun that I have decided to do another one myself. I have ordered a new line of Peruvian organic cottons from a small company in California and to introduce them to you we will have a yarn tasting. Like the other, there will be door prizes and snacks and fun. Why organic cotton? Because growing cotton in the regular way requires a HUGE amount of pesticides, and then there's the processing too. Mercerizing cotton is a chemically laden process as well. Organic Cotton is softer and for babies especially you don't have to worry about pesticide and chemical residues. Organic cottons are grown in a variety of colors and then with the line I have ordered the dyes are all biologic as well - using mostly plants. A few use bugs or other animal products but most of these are Vegan friendly yarns. I didn't know this before but Peru won't allow any genetically modified seed in the country! This Yarn Tasting is June 29th. That's a Saturday, from 9-12 again. Come try out the new yarns!
Summer KAL Starts June 1st at 1030. We'll be doing Dreambird. The pattern is available on Ravelry. We are all busy so I am doing a seasonal Knit Along for the rest of the year instead of monthly. This is a beautiful shawl using short rows and two contrasting fingering weight yarns. It is easier than it looks one you get past the first feather. The KAL class is Free with yarn purchase, $10 with no purchase. We will meet monthly to show off our progess too. Other times are July 13th, 10am, Aug 3rd, 10am.
Learn to Knit Now! - Sat Jun 1, 1pm - 2:45 (B) $25
Weave for Fun! - Saturday June 22, 11am. The looms are already warped and you can come in and try them out. We'll teach you some basics, you can weave a scarf, table runner or just a piece of fabric you'll sew into something later! Use one color or many. You can just relax and enjoy the easy part of the weaving without all the hassle of warping - take that class later if you need to. Class is $30 for two hours and you purchase the yarn to weave with (weft) or pay a small materials fee to use a lot of different yarns from the store stash.
Summer Crochet Project - We'll do a series of Friday Crochet classes this summer. The first is Friday June 21, 3pm. Crochet Market Bag. We'll start the bag in class and you'll get a half hour of free help as you need it for the rest of the bag. $25
Learn to Crochet Now! - Sat, Jun 29, 1pm - 2:45 (B) $25
Meredith will be out the last week in July (the 29th through the 2nd of August) Hours may change and there will be no group that Friday. I'm taking a class up at the Appalachian Center for Crafts...Whoopie! Those things always get me in trouble - that is where I decided to open the store.
Knit it Now - Saturday July 6th 10:30-12:15. Learn to knit $25
Knitting in the Round - Thursday, July 11, 5pm (B) Learn to use circular needles, double points and to make round stuff with your knitting! $10
Summer Crochet Project Reading a Crochet Pattern - Friday July 26th, 3pm $20
Summer Crochet Project Summer Hat - Friday July 12, 3pm. $20
Swedish Weaving - Saturday July 6th, 1-4pm. Take a break from knitting and learn this fun technique while making a unique dishtowel. Diane will be teaching this one and providing you with the pattern and material (materials fee paid to her TBA). You will need 3 colors of cotton yarn and a tapestry needle as well. $45
Weaving - Sat, July 13 & 20, 1pm - 3:30 (B) We'll be making a sampler cloth to learn some different patterns along with the basics. $75 FULL - next one is early fall.
Knit it Now - Sat Aug 3, 1-2:45 $25
Crochet Now! Sat Aug 3110:30-12:15 $25
Beginning Lace Sampler Scarf/Shawl - Sat, Aug 10 & 24, 10:30-12. Learn to make lace! You'll make a scarf (shawl if you want bigger) using several different lace patterns. Learn to read charts and make pretty patterns. $30
Summer Crochet Project - Filet Crochet - Friday August 16, 3pm Learn to make filet Crochet with Robin. You'll start with charting a book mark with your initial in it and go from there. $20
Knitted Market Bag - Saturday Aug 17, 10:15 - 12. Come make yourself a market bag for going to the Farmer's Market or to the Beach. It's expandable! You'll get a good start on the bag in class and have a half hour of help available as you need it for after the class. Supplies: 250yds Cotton or Linen yarn, worsted weight, $25
Fall KAL starts Sat Sep 7th, 10:15. We'll be doing a georgeous modular shells shawl. You'll learn the modular technique and how to make these little parts come together. The class is free with yarn purchase, $10 without. The KAL will also meet Oct 5th and Nov 9th at 3pm.
Beginning Knitted Lace - Sat., Aug 10 & 24, 1-3pm. Lisa will be teaching you to knit lace while you make a pretty sampler scarf or shawl. You'll learn to read your knitting and charts and a pretty thing. $35
Crocheted Lace Edgings - Friday Sep 20th, 3pm Learn to make those lovely lace edgings you can add to dishtowels or pillowcases or bsaby blankets for a unique gift. $20
Knit it Now! Sat, Sep 7, 1- 2:45 Learn to Knit, just the basics and you can expand on it later. $25
Crochet Now! Sat Sep 28, 1-2:45. Learn the basics now, more later. $25
Knit it Now! Sat Oct 5, 10:30-12:15. Learn to Knit, just the basics and you can expand on it later. $25
Crochet Now! Sat Oct 26th, 10:30-12:45. Learn the basics now, more later. $25
Weaving - Sat, Oct 12 & 19, 1pm - 3:30 (B) We'll be making a sampler cloth to learn some different patterns along with the basics. $75
Fiber in the Boro is Nov 2nd.
At the festival we will have a section of the booth open for trying out weaving. Either the 2 hour class (Weaving for Fun) where you take what you've made with you or just come in and sit for a minute to try out the loom. You can sign up at the store in advance for the 2 hour session or take your chances and just pop in at the booth.
If you are interested in signing up for a class, stop by the store ahead of time or give us a call at (615) 217-4966 to reserve your spot and pay your fees. Private lessons are also available at $25/hour. Supplies for the classes are not included in the cost unless so stated. We require that that you buy supplies for classes here at the store. Using the appropriate yarn and tools makes learning a more successful and satisfying experience. Registration for classes requires payment at time of sign up. If you have a group of folks who want to learn to knit, crochet or do other fibery things, let us know and we can set up classes for groups of 4 or more.
If you want to learn to knit with an individual lesson, we strongly recommend an hour lesson. 30 minutes is rarely long enough to pick up very much if you've never knit before.
Cancellation Policy: Please be sure you can attend before signing up for class. If you can notify us a week before class of the need to cancel, you may be given credit for the cost towards another class. Under a week, credit will only given if another student can be found to fill the space. There is no refund for missed classes. No makeup classes are given and teachers are not permitted to meet away from the store for makeup classes. Classes that don't make (have at least 3 participants) will be canceled and of course we will refund the fee.
Learn to Crochet Now! You'll learn to chain, single and double crochet, half double crochet and pattern reading tips as well. You'll be making luxurious handwarmers . $25
Learn to Knit Now! Learn the basics of knitting in this class. You'll learn to knit, read a simple pattern, and some finishing techniques. You will be making a set of handwarmers in the class. We recommend you come in early to pick out your yarn for them. $25
Beginner Hat Class - If you've learned to knit and purl, but the thought of knitting in the round is a bit daunting this is the class for you. You learn knitting in the round, decreases, pattern reading and more. $25
Filet Crochet: Learn to read these charts and even chart your own designs while you make this weet little bookmark. Uses #10 crochet thread and #7 hook. Must already know basic stitches $20
Granny Squares: Learn to crochet granny squares with any yarn. You'll learn the traditional form but also how to change them a bit. Must already know basic stitches. $20
Knitting 101: In 4 sessions learn the basics of knitting. In Session 1 you'll learn about different kinds of fiber, what all those symbols on the yarn label are for and how to figure out what needle size you need as well as casting on and knitting. Session 2 is about purling. You also learn some pattern stitches and what gauge is about and make a monogrammed washcloth from a chart. In session 3 you'll learn to do various increases and decreases and why you use different ones. Session 4 is finishing techniques and some extra things you need to know - sewing a seam, weaving in ends, knitting in a circle, picking up lost stitches, and a bit about reading a pattern. Supplies needed: yarn, straight needles, double pointed or circular needles, a tapestry needle, crochet hook. Optional but helpful is The Knitter's Handbook or other basic knitting technique book, row counter and stitch markers. $60.00
Magic Loop: Find freedom from double pointed needles forever. Learn to knit on one circular needle for ANY circular project. $10.00
Needle Felted Projects: Eva come up with the cutest things and she teach them to you. Next is Felted Flowers. You'll need a felting pad - any dense foam about 2" thick will do, felting needles and a bit of fiber. $20
Socks: This is the easiest sock I have ever done. Toe up, sized to fit, afterthought heel. The formula can be used to make any size and most stitch patterns can be incorporated. For class we'll be using worsted weight sock yarn on size 5 needles. Three sessions $50 Must know Magic Loop before the class (this class is usually given the week before or may be learned in an individual lesson. $55
Weaving for Fun: Want to weave but not ready to go through all the warping hassle? (It isn't bad, but sometimes you just want to weave). I'll warp the loom for you and you can just come in and weave for a couple of hours - it is long enough to make a scarf or table runner or enought fabric for a purse. You can get a skein of yarn here or I have a stash basket with lots of bits and pieces that you use and add fun interesting texture to your scarf. Class is $30, a materials fee will apply for the stash use, depending on amounts used.
Weaving On a Knitter's Loom: Learn to weave while working on the store looms. You'll learn the terminolgy, how to warp, how to pick materials, figure warp length, and then of course, weaving. Materials should be purchased at the store. We'll be weaving a sampler so you'll know several different weaving patterns by the end of class. Come in when Meredith is here and pick out your yarns and get them wound before class. Class fee includes use of loom & tools for the class times only. (Looms may also be purchased at the end of the class). $75.