Individual, one-on-one classes are always available by appointment - we can get you going if you are a beginner, or work with you on an existing project. Please call or come into the shop to schedule a session. $30/hour
Call, come in to the shop, or click here to reserve your spot now!
These classes are designed to be taken as a set, and you pay a single price for all classes in the session. Students receive a 10% discount on supplies purchased on class day.
Beginning Drop Spindle Spinning (Instructor: Kasteyl)
Get started spinning your own yarn with a drop spindle! This simple tool is a great entry into spinning – small, controllable, and affordable. In this 3-hour class, you’ll learn the basics about different spindles, drafting techniques, and plying. Student spindles will be available for purchase.
Cost: $65 plus supplies
August Session: Sunday, August 25th, 2-5pm
Beginning Knitting with Destiny or Elspeth
Get started! In this two or three-class series (check dates and times), we will introduce you to the basics - how to hold your yarn and needles, the key stitches (knit and purl), casting on, binding off, and reading simple patterns.
Cost: $60, plus supplies*
Three Thursdays: September 5th, 19th, and 26th 5:00pm-6:00pm (instructor: Elspeth)
Two Saturdays: September 201st, and 28th 12:00pm-1:30pm (instructor: Destiny)
Three Thursdays: October 3rd, 10th, and 17th 5:00pm-6:00pm (instructor: Elspeth)
Three Saturdays: October 12th, 19th, and 26th 12:00pm-1:00pm (instructor: Destiny)
Three Thursdays: November 7th, 14th, and 21st 5:00pm-6:00pm (instructor: Elspeth)
Three Saturdays: November 9th, 16th, and 23rd 12:00pm-1:00pm (instructor: Destiny)
Beginning Crochet with Sonia
Ready to try crochet? This two-class series will get you going. Sonia will cover chain stitch, slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet, and pattern reading basics. And she'll give you some fun little projects to do along the way!
Cost: $60, plus supplies*
Fall Sessions TBA
Cabled Hat Class (Instructor: Elspeth)
Elspeth's reviving her popular class, and will teach you how to make the beautiful cabled Pome hat by Agata Smektala! In this three-class series, Elspeth will walk you through you to the basic structure of a hat, and will work with you as you create ribbing and gorgeous cables. You’ll learn or improve on skills such as knitting in the round, creating cable stitches, reading cable charts, and decreasing for the crown of the hat.
Cost: $65 plus supplies*
Three Sundays: September 1st, 8th, and 22nd 10:30-11:30
Fixing Mistakes (Instructor: Elspeth)
You made a mistake? Don't despair - fix it! In this class, Elspeth will teach you how. You'll go over un-knitting (also known as "tinking"), ripping back or "frogging," reorienting stitches, picking up dropped stitches, and laddering down multiple rows to correct a way-back error. It's the stuff every knitter needs to learn eventually - now is your time!
Cost: $65, plus supplies
Two Sundays: September 8th and 22st 1:00pm-2:30pm
A Cozy Sock with Destiny
Are you interested in making socks, but don’t want to go it alone? In this three-class series, we’ll make Rye, by Tin Can Knits, a cozy, worsted weight sock, great for a first sock project! Destiny will introduce you to the basic structure of a sock, and then will work with you as you get through all the parts – the cuff, leg, heel, foot, and toe. You’ll learn or improve on skills such as knitting in the round, picking up stitches, turning a heel, and Kitchener stitch.
Cost: $85, plus supplies*
Three Sundays: October 13th, 20th, and 27th 12:30pm-2:00pm
The Ultimate Sweater Workshop with Destiny
It's time! You've wanted to make sweaters, but it's all a bit overwhelming? Join us for the next installment of Destiny’s series of sweater workshops, using sweater guru Amy Herzog's Ultimate Sweater Book as a "textbook." In this series, we’ll knit a set-in sleeve cardigan with help and guidance. You’ll choose from two pattern variations, and will also have the option to work on shaping. You'll come away from the class with confidence, a sweater, and a great book that will surely stay in your collection as a fantastic resource.
Fall Sessions TBA
Spinning Wheel Spinning (Instructor: Vivian)
Learn to use a spinning wheel to create your own handspun yarn! This three-class series will get you started with the guidance of an experienced spinning instructor. Learn the basics of how the wheel works, how to treadle and draft, and more. Class size is limited so that you’ll get lots of attention.
Cost: $100 plus supplies
Fall Sessions TBA
100g of spinning fiber - the instructor has a preferred fiber for learning; we ask that you purchase from us at class time
You can either rent a wheel for use in class and to take home between classes ($25), or bring your own wheel.
-If you are renting a wheel, please add the wheel rental to your check out.
-If you are planning on bringing your own wheel, the instructor will want to check to make sure it’s working properly before class begins, so please get in touch with us ASAP so that we can connect you.
-If you would like to purchase a wheel from Ashford through us prior to class, please call or come in to do so at least 10 days prior to class.
*receive a 10% discount on supplies purchased on class day
Purl Pass Classes
These classes are a running series. You can come to all of them, skip a few here or there, or just come to one - it's up to you! These classes are $20 per class, OR you can buy a Purl Pass ($80) and get 5 classes for the price of 4! Purl Pass classes are capped at 6 students. Calling and reserving your seat is recommended, as spots are first come, first served.
*note: Purl Pass classes are not available for on-line registration. Please call or come in to sign up or to buy a pass.
Knitting 102 with Destiny
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 7:00pm-8:00pm
Do you know how to knit and purl, cast-on, and bind off...but want a little help taking the next step? In this series, Destiny will use a simple project to give you greater confidence in reading a pattern, working stitch patterns, increases and decreases, and finishing.
We have several simple patterns for you to choose from. Work at your own pace! You do not need to come to the first class of the month (though it is recommended), and you do not need to come to every class session.
Cost: $20, plus supplies
NEW: Tink Ticket Drop-In Help Classes
Quick help is usually available in the shop (unless we are really busy!), but sometimes you need more than a couple minutes. For bigger problems, planning sessions, math (!), or if you just want to be sure a staff member can give you their full attention, the Drop-In Help Classes are the perfect option. Drop-In Help is $15 for an hour, OR buy a Tink Ticket ($60) and get 5 classes for the price of 4! Drop-In Help Classes are capped at 4 students. Calling and reserving your seat is recommended, as spots are first come, first served.
*note: Drop-In Help classes are not available for on-line registration. Please call or come in to sign up or to buy a pass.