CLASSES * * * CLASSES * * * CLASSES

CLASS GUIDELINES: 

*A deposit of 1/2 of the class fee is required to reserve your space in the class; balance of fees is due at the first class session. 

*If you must cancel, a 24-hour notice is required for refunds -- otherwise, class fees paid are forfeited unless we can fill your spot. 

*If you are attending a daytime class, we request that you park in the back of the building and enter through our back door.  Nighttime class students may park in the front, or along the side of the building, when the other businesses are closed. 

*Classes have both minimum and maximum size requirements, and decisions concerning capping or canceling classes will be made no later than 24 hours prior to class - don’t wait until the last minute to sign up!

*Classes are designed for a variety of skill and experience levels -- if you have any questions about the required skills for a class, and your corresponding skill level, just ask!  Some classes require pre-class “homework,” - please consider that if you delay your enrollment until close to the class start date.  Complete materials lists and any homework assignments will be given at registration.

Wool Appliqué Mitten Ornament - Monday, October 22, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 6:30-9:00 p.m., 1 session, $14.00 plus materials.  The basics of wool appliqué technique will be taught while using felted wool fabric and Valdani pearl cotton to make a mitten-shaped ornament.  You choose the design for the mitten and we will kit your materials for class.  Teacher:  Judy Olson

Bargello Ball Ornament - Saturdays, October 20 & November 3, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.,  2 sessions, $24.00 plus materials.  This class, a perennial favorite, teaches you the techniques necessary to stitch and finish these lovely ornaments, appropriate for year-round display.  Stitched on 18-count canvas - previous canvas experience is not required.  Teacher:  Amy Jones

Beginning Cross Stitch - Wednesday, October 24, 6:30-9:00 p.m., 1 session, $14.00 plus materials.  This class, appropriate for teenagers or adults, is a great introduction to the world of counted cross stitch.  Work on a charming Shepherd’s Bush design while learning how all those symbols on paper translate into a beautiful stitched piece.  If you have not tried it, give yourself a gift that you will always enjoy.  Teacher:  Sherry Nielsen

Beginning Crochet - Mondays, October 22 & 29, November 5, 12 & 19, 6:30-9:00 p.m., 5 sessions, $60.00 plus materials.  This class teaches all basic crochet stitches, several pattern stitches, and pattern reading skills. Several small projects are completed and instruction given on more complicated projects.  Teacher: Deborah Hutchinson

Layers of Leaves Pillow - Wednesdays, November 7 & 28, 6:30-9:00 p.m., 2 sessions, $24.00 plus materials.  Crocodile stitches swirl from the center outward, creating the illusion of falling leaves.  The pillow top is crocheted in the round, adding more crocodile stitches as you go.  You'll enjoy this!Teacher:  Deborah Hutchinson

Shell Stitch Nesting Baskets - Monday, December 3, 6:30-9:00 p.m., 1 session, $14.00 plus materials.  This pattern uses single crochet and shell stitches to create simple-to-crochet baskets.  The three baskets, 5"/6"/7" inches in diameter, nestle perfectly inside each other and are ideal for holding a variety of household items  A set in reds and greens would be a perfect addition to your holiday  buffet table!  Teacher:  Deborah Hutchinson

Celtic Mug Hugs - Wednesday, November 14, 6:30-9:00 p.m., 1 session, $14.00 plus materials. Small amounts of worsted weight yarn are all that is needed to create these fun and practical mug cozies that feature an easy crocheted cable pattern.  They work up quickly, and would make a great, inexpensive gift when paired with a dollar store mug and an assortment of tea bags or small gift bag of the receivers favorite coffee or cocoa! Teacher: Deborah Hutchinson

Patchwork Puppy - Wednesdays, January 9, 16 & 23, 6:30-9:00 p.m., 3 sessions, $36.00 plus materials.  This cute and cuddly puppy is irresistible!  Measuring 9" tall, it is the perfect size for a little one to hold.  Crochet it in the rainbow colors of our model, or match it to your child's nursery or bedroom.  Adorable!  Teacher: Deborah Hutchinson

Color Print Slouch Hats - Mondays, January 14 & 28, 6:30-9:00 p.m., 2 sessions, $24.00 plus materials.  These attractive hats work up quickly in DK weight yarn.  There is one easy pattern with three simple-to-crochet textured stitches.  Choose a coordinating variegated and solid color yarn for a great look that you'll want to make many times.  The pattern is sized for children, women and men.  Teacher: Deborah Hutchinson

Venturesome Mittens - Thursdays, January 31, February 7 & 21, 6:30-9:00 p.m., 3 sessions, $36.00 plus materials.  The new Interweave Crochet Magazine for Fall 2018 is full of wonderful projects, including these attractive Venturesome Mittens.  The pattern utilizes cables and extended stitches, which are used in such a way to avoid the usual holes that appear with crocheted cables, resulting in a warmer pair of mittens.  A cute cuff and button finish them off -- so stylish!  Teacher: Amy Jones

Breakers Cowl - Tuesday, November 27, 6:00-9:00 p.m., 1 session, $16.00 plus materials.  This lovely cowl pattern is designed in three different sizes, in DK weight yarn, allowing for beautiful drape.  Continuous spirals of back loop stitches, arranged in rising and falling waves of stitches, allow the pattern to flow seamlessly around the circumference.  Addydae Designs are one of my new favorite crochet designers! Teacher: Amy Jones

Crocodile Stitch Boot Slippers - Wednesdays, March 6, 13 & 20, 6:30-9:00 p.m., 3 sessions, $36.00 plus materials.  I love the look of these slippers!  The crocodile stitch is formed by a two-row repeat -- a fairly easy pattern to execute and fast to memorize.  You can choose from patterns sized for baby, children, and adults.  Looks terrific in a self-striping yarn but equally impressive in a solid color.  Make several pair!   Teacher: Amy Jones

Rippled Rainbow Wrap - Thursdays, October 18 & November 1, 6:30-9:00 p.m., 2 sessions, $24.00 plus materials.  This wrap was designed for a self-striping fingering weight yarn, but could be crocheted in any weight yarn.  The wrap angles out from the center and doesn't actually have a straight edge, however, the pattern can be adapted to create one if you wish.  The pattern is simple, and the size is easily adjustable.  It works up quickly, and is the perfect cold-weather accessory.  Teacher: Amy Jones

Swaye Shawl - Mondays, February 11 & 25, March 12, 3 sessions, 6:30-9:00 p.m., $36.00 plus materials   This unusual crochet design is as laid back and relaxed as it's name suggests.  Contrasting stripes and wedges are the feature of this elegant crescent-shaped scarf.  Done in fingering weight yarn, the possible lovely color combinations are endless!  Teacher: Amy Jones

Crimson Hooded Cardigan - Tuesdays, January 15 & 29, February 12 & 26, March 5, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 6:30-9:00 p.m., 5 sessions, $60.00 plus materials.  I fell in love with this cardigan the first time I flipped through this issue of Interweave Crochet.  Incredible cables adorn the edging of this cozy hooded cardigan, and a striking Celtic-knot cable is worked into the back of the cardigan.  Long sleeves can double as mitts, as designed, or we'll discuss options for a more traditional cuff design if desired.  The cardigan is worked in pieces and then seamed.  Written instructions and charts are used.  All necessary finishing skills will be covered in class.  Teacher: Amy Jones

Granny Square Plus Sampler Afghan - Tuesdays, October 9, November 13, December 11, January 8, February 5, March 12, 6:30-9:00 p.m., 1-2 blocks per session, $14.00 per session plus materials.  Do you love combining colors in creative ways?  Do you like to crochet a variety of stitches and stitch patterns?  This afghan gives you infinite possibilities to express that creativity.  Some of the blocks are very simple and some more challenging, and not all are granny squares, as evidenced by the book's title.  The end result can be an afghan, a set of pillows, or even a tote bag.  If you are a little hesitant to step out on your own, explore the variety of stitches and patterns in the safety of a class setting.  If you're a fairly confident crocheter, just come and have fun with us!  Teacher:  Amy Jones

Crocheted Cable Stitch Sampler Afghan - Wednesdays, October 24, December 5, January 30, February 27, March 27, 6:30-9:00 p.m., 1 block per session, $14.00 plus materials per session. Do you love the old-world look of a cabled sweater?  Come and join us once a month to learn a new cabled stitch pattern, while creating blocks for an afghan, a bag or pillow. We will have covered 48 different patterns by the end of the class.  You can join the class every month, or only attend the sessions for the block patterns you really like, and can join the class at any point in the series.  Blocks are crocheted in worsted weight yarn.  Teacher:  Amy Jones

Beginning Knitting -- Our beginning knitting class is split into three sections.  Each section focuses on different skills, increasing in difficulty as you go along.  That way, if you know the basics, but wish to brush-up on or learn other skills, you can sign up only for the sections that would benefit you. Each section is 2 sessions long, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 6:30-9:00 p.m., $24.00 plus materials per section. Teacher:  Amy Jones

Beginning Knitting I - Wednesdays, October 10 & 17.  Skills include: Cast on, bind off, knit stitch, purl stitch, counting rows/stitches, yarn weights & gauge.

Beginning Knitting II - Wednesdays, October 31 & November 7.  Skills include: ribbing, knit & purl increases and decreases, knitting in the round.

Beginning Knitting III - Wednesdays, November 14 & 28.  Skills include:  Cables, buttonholes, bobbles, 2-color fair-isle technique, picking up stitches.

Yarn Dyeing Workshop - Saturday, November 10, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., 1 session, $10.00 workshop fee plus cost of yarn chosen.  In this workshop you will get the chance to be the wizard -- and to create your idea of the perfect colorway -- it’s fun and there are NO mistakes!  You do not have to be at the shop at 11:00, but will need to arrive no later than 2:00 p.m. in order to complete the process by 4:00.  You can choose to dye one or several hanks of yarn, in fingering, sport, worsted or chunky weight, or dye a machine-knitted sock blank ending up with 2 socks that will match when you knit them!  Teachers:  Amy Jones & Judy Olson

Knitted Beaded Ornament - Thursday, October 11, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 6:30-9:00 p.m., 1 session, $16.00 plus materials.  This lovely ornament cover, knitted with metallic yarn and beads, fits over a glass ornament (included).  The ornament is knitted on double pointed needles, and is easily completed in an evening or two.  Watch out -- they are addictive!  Teacher: Amy Jones

Beaded Gadget Bag  - Thursdays, October 25 & November 15, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 6:30-9:00 p.m., 2 sessions, $24.00 plus yarn.  This small 6" handy beaded bag is knitted in fingering weight yarn and embellished with 6/0 seed beads, added during the knitting process.  The first class will teach beading techniques with finishing skills and frame insertion covered during the second.  Teacher:  Judy Olson

Brioche Headband - Mondays, October 15 & 29, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 6:30-9:00 p.m., 2 sessions, $24.00 plus materials.   Headbands are such useful winter accessories, and this pattern is knit in soft, squishy brioche stitch.  This simple project, a great introduction to brioche, can be knit in one color in chunky weight yarn or in two colors of worsted weight yarn. Teacher: Judy Olson        

Gingerbread Cable Hat - Wednesdays, December 5 & 12, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or Thursdays, December 6 & 13, 6:30-9:00 p.m., 2 sessions, $24.00 plus materials.  This hat features a 6-stitch cable with a 6-row repeat.  It looks great in a variety of yarns and makes a quick gift-knit or an "I need a hat now!" project.  Teacher: Joyce Marshall

Oak Way Hat - Tuesdays, November 13 & 27, 6:30-9:00 p.m., 2 sessions, $24.00 plus materials.  This was a popular model on display during our recent Anzula Trunk Show, so we decided to offer it as a class.  The lovely design features a cable tree running up one side.  The cable pattern is written and charted.  The hat is knit entirely in the round, brim up and seamless -- a fast and satisfying knit.  Teacher: Dorothy Apple

Color My Cowl/Scarf - Mondays, November 12, 19 & 26, 6:30-9:00 p.m., 3 sessions, $36.00 plus materials,  This pattern, which can be finished as a cowl or a scarf, is a great introduction to fair-isle knitting.  Fair Isle is a traditional form of stranding, named for an island off the coast of Scotland.  Classic patterns can appear very complex, but only two colors are worked in any one row.  Come learn how easy it is!  Teacher: Joyce Marshall

Cruces Cowl - Thursdays, November 8 & 29, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 6:30-9:00 p.m., 2 sessions, $24.00 plus materials.  This cowl is a thick and cozy knit with a simple stranded colorwork pattern that fades into solid bands of stockinette stitch.  The cowl is knit in the round from end to end and twisted before the ends are joined.  The finished piece is beautiful and looks deceptively complicated!  Teacher: Dorothy Apple

Double Bubble Cowl - Mondays, November 5 & December 3, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 6:30-9:00 p.m., 2 sessions, $24.00 plus materials.  This design is knit with a double strand of fingering-weight yarn, except for when knitting the bobbles.  This technique allows the colorful bobbles to pop on a tonal background.  This a fun and funky accessory to knit and to wear!  Teacher: Amy Jones

Vanderbilt Cowl - Thursdays, January 10 & 24, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 6:30-9:00 p.m., 2 sessions, $24.00 plus materials. We have used several Amy Miller designs for classes, and this cowl is another winning creation.  Whether you've never tried cables or just love them, this cowl is a great pattern to knit.  We will learn how easy it is to work from a chart -- don't be intimidated by them!  Knit in sport weight yarn, it will not be heavy, but the cable design will make it warm.  Teacher: Amy Jones

Circulation Cowl - Thursdays, February 28 & March 14, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 6:30-9:00 p.m., 2 sessions, $24.00 plus materials.  The designer defines "circulation" as the process by which triangles become circles.  This cowl is worked flat as two triangles, but results in a circular cowl without seaming.  Come and learn the magic tricks!  It looks great done in a gradient kit, or leftover bits of favorite yarns.   Teacher: Amy Jones

Either/Or Mitts/Mittens - Tuesdays, October 16 & 30, 6:30-9:00 p.m., 2 sessions, $24.00 plus materials. These modular mitts/mittens are constructed in the round from the thumbs out, and can be knitted in three different versions, and in any weight of yarn.  Two different wrist designs are available  The modular design is highlighted equally with a self-striping yarn or two contrasting colors.  So much fun to knit!  Teacher: Amy Jones

Pirin Shawl - Tuesdays, November 6, 13 & 20, 2:00-4:30 p.m., 3 sessions, $36.00 plus materials.  The Pirin shawl is a tri-color shawl worked from the bottom up.  It maintains a vertical stripe in garter stitch with alternating colors in stockinette stitch, divided by eyelet rows.  Instructions are in written form along with tips on shaping and avoiding gaps between colors.  Teacher: Joyce Marshall

Buerre Shawl - Thursdays, December 6 & 13, January 3, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 6:30-9:00 p.m., 3 sessions, $36.00 plus materials.  Buerre is a cozy, sweet shawl, like the butter toffee colored yarn that inspired it.  Its crescent shape is created with short rows, is knit from the bottom up, and bordered with a simple eyelet pattern and ruffle.  This is a great knit for first time shawl knitters, or experienced knitters looking for a relaxing project.  Teacher:  Dorothy Apple

Sprouting Brioche Shawl - Thursdays, January 17 & 31, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 6:30-9:00 p.m., 2 sessions, $24.00 plus materials.  This ruffling brioche shawl grows from the top center, using easy brioche increases.  It is finished with lovely picot edge.  Previous brioche experience is recommended.    Teacher: Judy Olson

Indie Mash Up Shawl - Tuesdays, January 8 & 22, February 19, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 6:30-9:00 p.m., 3 sessions, $36.00 plus materials.  Indie Mash Up is a fun, triangular shawl, sure to keep your interest.  It is a great pattern for mixing different yarn textures.  It features a variety of stitch patterns and an I-cord bind-off.  Teacher:  Dorothy Apple

Lovella Shawl - Thursdays, February 7 & 21, March 7, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 6:30-9:00 p.m., 3 sessions, $36.00 plus materials.  With contrasting colors in garter row stripes and a delightfully simple section of eyelets, Lovella is a substantial shawl that curves like an embrace around the shoulders.  It is quick to knit in DK-weight yarn -- pick your favorite colors and knit one for yourself as well as a loved one.  Teacher:  Dorothy Apple

Vitamin D Cardigan - Tuesdays, October 9 & 23, November 6 & 20, December 4 & 18, 6:30-9:00 p.m., 6 sessions, $72.00 plus materials.  This swingy cardigan is worked from the top down in one piece.  The yoke involves classic raglan shaping for the sleeves, and radial eyelet increases for the back.  The rounded front edges are shaped with more eyelet increases, as well as short rows.  Only basic skills are required.  Teacher: Dorothy Apple

Whisper Vest - Thursdays, January 17 & 24, February 7 & 21, 6:30-9:00 p.m., 4 sessions, $48.00 plus materials.  This lovely multi-season vest, knit in lace or light fingering-weight yarn, is a good first lace garment project.  The lace pattern is provided in both written and chart form.  Custom fitting is possible as size and length are easily adjusted.  Teacher:  Susan Winkler

Margo Poncho - Tuesdays, October 23 & 30, November 20, December 4, 6:30-9:00 p.m., 4 sessions, $48.00 plus materials.  Ponchos are in again this year!  This stylish poncho is knit seamlessly in bulky-weight yarn.  It is designed with interesting construction, including short tows and faux cables with no cable needle!  Teacher: Susan Winkler

Indigo Frost Poncho - Wednesdays, October 10, 17 & 31, November 7, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or Thursdays, October 11 & 18, November 1 & 15, 6:30-9:00 p.m., 4 sessions, $48.00 plus materials.  Indigo Frost is a great little capelet/poncho worked seamlessly from the top down, with a loose turtle neck and an easy 4-color slip stitch pattern band on the yoke.  Design features make this capelet a modern take on a classic transitional fashion piece.  Teacher: Joyce Marshall

Latte Baby Coat - Wednesdays, January 9 & 23, February 6 & 20, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 6:30-9:00 p.m., 4 sessions, $48.00 plus materials.  This adorable, yet practical jacket is knit from the top down seamlessly.  The body is worked flat and the sleeves worked in the round.  A woven Basket Stitch pattern embellishes the band along each front edge and around the optional hood.  It's quick to knit in chunky-weight yarn, so pick your child's favorite color and let's get started!  Sized for Newborn through 4T.  Teacher: Amy Jones

Gansey Cardigan - Mondays, November 26, December 10 & 17, January 7 & 21, February 4, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 6:30-9:00 p.m., 6 sessions, $72.00 plus materials.  This classic style design is a worsted-weight cardigan, perfect for those who like the gansey style, but also like an updated look.  Rolled edges, minimal cables, and focus on knit and purl patterns, such as the Scottish flags, are all a part of the formula.  Teacher: Amy Jones

Knit Swirl! Knit-A-Long - Saturdays, October 27, November 3 & 17, December 8, January 5 & 19, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 6 sessions, $72.00 plus materials.  Knit Swirl! presents 18 elegant sweater jacket designs that flatter all figures.  Each is based on an innovative one-piece, one-seam circular construction that the designer calls a "swirl".  Simple knitting skills are all that are needed to knit this sophisticated sweater.  There are four silhouettes presented in three flexible sizes.  The jacket is fun to style and can be worn in a variety of ways, including upside down!  It can be knit in any weight of yarn and is lovely in a solid color, a multi-color, or a combination of many different yarns.  Teacher: Dorothy Apple

Knit Sweater Workshop - Thursdays, October 18, November 1 & 29, December 13, January 3, 6:30-9:00 p.m., 5 sessions, $60.00 plus materials.  This class will be a workshop -- you pick the pattern and yarn you want (with our help if you need it) and bring it to class.  While we knit, we’ll learn from each other’s patterns by discussing techniques found in your individual patterns.  Teacher:  Susan Winkler

Basic Socks - Mondays, November 5 & 19, December 3, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 6:30-9:00 p.m. 3 sessions, $36.00 plus materials.  Skills required:  Slingshot (long-tail) cast on, knit stitch and purl stitch.  Learn the skills necessary to knit wonderful, comfortable socks.  Using double-pointed needles, you will knit the cuffs, then make and shape the heel, create a gusset, shape the toe, and learn the kitchener stitch for seaming.  Teacher:  Judy Olson

Knitting 2 Socks At a Time On 2 Circular Needles (Toe-Up) - Mondays, January 7, 21 & 28, February 11, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 6:30-9:00 p.m., 4 sessions, $36.00 plus materials.  In this class you will learn to knit 2 socks at one time, on circular needles, from the toe up.  You need to have completed the basic sock class or equivalent; magic loop experience helpful, but not necessary. Teacher:  Judy Olson

Turkish Bed Socks - Mondays, October 15, 22 & 29, 6:30-9:00 p.m., 3 sessions, $36.00 plus materials.  These little one-skein slipper-socks are great gifts, as they're easy to fit and don't take a lot of yarn.  They're so nice for around the house, and terrific for travel!  They also fit well in clogs.  Make several pair --  previous sock knitting experience is not required!  Teacher: Susan Winkler

Knitted Felted Clogs - Thursdays, October 25, November 8 & 15, 6:30-9:00 p.m., 3 sessions, $36.00 plus materials.  These clogs are so cool!  The pattern is sized for women’s size 6 through men’s size 13, and can be knitted in one or two colors.  They are fast and easy to knit, and the end product is comfortable and durable.  You will learn how to knit in the round, do various increases and decreases, learn wrap & turn techniques, and 3-needle join and bind off techniques.  The first two sessions will deal with the knitting process, and the third with felting.  Everyone you know will want a pair!  Teacher:  Amy Jones

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