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 enjoyable when you are working with good materials. For beginning knitting and crochet classes please choose yarns that are smooth textured and solid, light colored.
Learn to Knit (B)- Sat, Mar 1, 1pm $20 FULL I have added another at 2:30...Also Full, next one is April 5th
Weaving for Fun - Sat March 1, 10:30 -12:30. $30
Learn to Purl (B)- Sat Mar 15, 1 pm $20
Lisa's Stitch School (AB/I) - Sat March 8, 22, 29, 1pm All three session $25
Cast On, Bind Off (AB/I)- Sat March 15, 11-12:00. $20
Weaving School (A)- Sat Mar 8, 11-1 $30
Knitted (& Felted) Bag (AB) - Sat Mar 22 10:30-12 - $45 includes the book and 1/2 hour help for a month after the class if needed to complete your bag.
Learn to Crochet - Sat Mar 29, 10:30-12 $25
Yarn Therapy Group - Mon Mar 31, 5-6pm, $10
Adventures in Agriculture Day - April 12, 10-2 at Lane Agripark. Lisa will be out there demonstrating spinning and weaving.
Meredith will be off for the week before Easter - from Mon Apr 15 to Mon Apr 21st. No classes or lessons can be scheduled during that time. Store hours may vary a bit during that week as well.
Weaving School (A)- Sat, Apr 5, 11am $30 Weaving Lace
Learn to Knit (B) - Sat Apr 5, 1: 30 - 2:30 pm $20
Learn to Read a Crochet Pattern (AB)- Sat Apr 12, 10:30-12 $25
Learn to Knit a Lace Triangular Shawl (I)- Sat Apr 26 and May 10, 10:30, $30
Lisa's Stitch School (AB/I) - Sat April 26, 1:30-3:00 $20
Weaving School - Saturday, May 3, 11-1. Wild Weaving $30
Crocheted Rug from Scraps - Saturday, May 17, 10:30 $20
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 unless otherwise stated. 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! You'll learn to chain, single and double crochet, half double crochet and pattern reading tips as well. $25
Learn to Knit Learn the basics of knitting in this class. You'll learn some things about fibers, and how to cast on and knit. Make a scarf! We recommend you come in early to pick out your yarn for them. $20
Learn to Purl Learn the purl stitch and a couple of ways to use it. A few basics about pattern reading are included here too. $20
Lisa's Stitch School In these three 1 hour sessions Lisa will be teaching new and interesting stitches for beginning and intermediate knitters. This is a great way to increase your knitting repertoire and learn more about reading patterns and making your knitting more interesting. $25 for all three sessions. Requires purchase of stitch dictionary.
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
Cast On, Bind Off (AB/I)- Learn some of the many ways to cast on and bind off and when and why to use them. $20
Crocheted Rug from Scraps: (AB/I) Learn to make a crocheted rug. You will need lots of scrap yarns and a chunky base yarn to make the blue rug or a lot of one color for the spiral one. You will be learning how to crochet in the round and combine colors, an elementary pattern is included for one rug. $20
Entrelac Knitting: This is a 4 hour class to learn to knit Entrelac. Must purchase the book and you will need either 2 colors of yarn or a self striping one. $40
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
Knittted Bag: We'll be doing the Vintage Bubble Bag from the book Pursenalities. $45 Includes the book. You will need 2 sk of Nature Spun Worsted and 2 sk. of Noro Silk Garden 24" Circulars in size 15 and 10.5. This is a great beginner bag. You'll be holding 2 yarns together and learning to knit in the round, make I cord, increase, decrease and more. Limit 4 people.
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
Learn to read a Crochet Pattern: Robin teaches this and this time you will learn to read the symbol charts as well and make a small doily $25.00. Requires purchase of book as well.
Lace Triangular Shawl: Learn to knit a simple lace shawl. Meredith has selected a couple of patterns you can choose from. We'll be knitting in DK or Worsted yarn. You can add beads too! Once you've done one you can branch out into more complicated ones using the same techniques. $30
Magic Loop: Find freedom from double pointed needles forever. Learn to knit on one circular needle for ANY circular project. $10.00
My First Sweater: This is a great easy first sweater, simple and with a pattern you can easily adjust for another one later. $30
Needle Felted Projects: Eva comes up with the cutest things and she will teach them to you. 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. )
Sock Monkey Cocoon: Lisa is teaching this cutest project for your baby or grandbaby. It is a soft sock monkey baby bunting in Vintage Chunky. In one session you'll learn knitting in the round, ribbing. $20
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.
Weaving School This class is for those who have been weaving a while and want to step up their projects to include more textures and patterns and some other fun techniques. 4 sessions. $30 per session, sign up for one or all of them. Session 1 - weaving log cabin patterns, Session 2 - Loom controlled weaves, Session 3 - Finger controlled weaves, Session 4 - Wild weaving (freeform, inclusions, clasped weft and more)
Yarn Therapy Group - This is where you can bring your troubled projects to get them fixed or started in the right direction again and you can learn to fix your mistakes too. $10 for the hour. Anyone can come in and get help, learn to do a new stitch, figure out a pattern - whatever you want to use the hour for. Please call ahead to reserve a space - it will be limited to 5 folks at a time.