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

Current Class Schedule

Call, come in to the shop, or click here to reserve your spot now!

 

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Session Classes

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 class supplies purchased on class day or prior to class (discount is not applied when supplies are sold by trunk show or from outside vendors)

 

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Beginner Classes

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* 

November Sessions:
Three Thursdays: November 7th, 14th, and 21st   5:00pm-6:00pm (instructor: Elspeth)
OR
Three Saturdays: November 9th, 16th, and 23rd   12:00pm-1:00pm (instructor: Destiny)

 

December Sessions:
Three Thursdays: December 5th, 12th, and 19th   5:00pm-6:00pm (instructor: Elspeth)
OR
Three Saturdays: December 7th, 14th, and 21st   12:00pm-1:00pm (instructor: Destiny)

 

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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*

November Session:
Two Thursdays: November 7th & 14th  5:00pm-6:30pm

 

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Rigid Heddle Weaving Basics: (Instructor: Kasteyl)
Learn to weave a scarf in just a few hours! This two part class will walk you through a variety of 'w' words as you learn the basics of weaving: how to set up and warp a rigid heddle loom, how to choose your warp and weft, the mechanics of weaving, and different ways to finish your piece. By the end of the class you will have a completed scarf (not bad for a week, eh?)! This is an introductory class that is great for all skill levels.
Cost: $90, plus supplies
Note: Loom rental ($25) or your own loom is required. Ashford looms may be preordered through us until 2 weeks prior to class start. Later than that, and we cannot be sure your loom will arrive in time. Please call, email, or come in for additional information about purchasing a loom! Rental looms may be purchased after the class, and your rental cost will go toward your purchase.
 
November Session:
Two Sundays: November 17th & 24th 12:00pm-2:00pm
January Session: 
Two Sundays: January 12th & 19th 12:00pm-2:00pm
 
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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*
Three Tuesdays: October 15th, 22nd, 29th  6:00pm-8:00pm

 

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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* 
January Session: 

Saturday, January 11th, 12:00pm-3:00pm

 

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Advanced Beginner Classes

Knitting 102 with Destiny

Saturdays,  2:00pm-3pm   

*Please see info under Purl Pass classes, below

 

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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
November Session

Two Wednesdays: November 6th and 13th  6:00pm-7:30pm

 

December Session: 

Two Tuesdays: December 3rd and 10th 6:00pm-7:30pm

 

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Crochet 102 (Instructor: Sonia)
You've got the basics - now take the next step! This is a project-based class; you'll work on a single project as you improve your skills. In this session, Sonia will work you through crocheting a lovely basket.

Prerequisite skills: You should know how to: control working yarn (with even tension), chain, single crochet stitch, slip stitch, fasten off, weave in ends, and some basic pattern reading. If you have taken Sonia's beginning crochet class you are good to go. If you feel rusty on any of these, we encourage you to take beginning class first or schedule a private lesson to get caught up.
Cost: $60, plus supplies*

November Session:
Two Saturdays: November 16th & 23rd  2:00pm-3:30pm

 

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Spinning Wheel - Beginner 2 (Instructor: Vivian)

This two-class series is for students who have learned the basics and are ready for some next steps. Class will cover Navajo (chain-) ply and several drafting methods (forward, backward, from the fold). Students should come able to spin stable singles using short backward draft and feel comfortable with the wheel operation.

Cost: $65 plus supplies* (there will be a $4 fiber fee due to the instructor on first class day)

November Session:

Two Tuesdays: November 5th & 12th 6:00pm-8:00pm

 

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Weaving Beyond the Basics (Instructor: Kasteyl)

After you have completed our Weaving Basics class, you are ready to move on to Weaving Beyond the Basics! This class is dedicated to learning all sorts of fun, new stitches using a rigid heddle loom (sounds magical, right?). We will be using our new skills to create a woven sampler wall hanging. So, break out and get funky with novelty yarn, create delicate lace stitches, and more!

Cost: $80 plus supplies

Looms must be warped prior to class - warping available for $15 additional fee

February Session:

Two Sundays: February 2nd & 9th, 12:00pm-2:00pm

 

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Specialty Classes - Projects and Skills

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* 
November Session:

Three Sundays: November 3rd, 10th, and 17th    10:30am-12:00pm - NOTE: Nov 10th class *only* has been shifted to 9:30-11 

 

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21 Color Mittens (Instructor: Elspeth)

Learn to knit mittens with Elspeth! She'll be teaching a basic mitten pattern, using the 21 Color Mittens pattern from Blue Sky Fibers. The pattern is flexible, so you can knit the 21 color version using the 21 Color Mitten Kit, or create your own version with any worsted weight yarn you choose. (Yarn/kits are not included in the price of the class)

Cost: $65, plus supplies*

November Session

Three Tuesdays: November 5th, 12th, and 19th   5:00pm-6:00pm

 

December Session

Three Sundays: December 1st, 8th, and 15th   1:30pm-2:30pm

 

 

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Cabled Hat Class (Instructor: Elspeth)
Elspeth's reviving her popular class, and will teach you how to make the beautiful cabled Sunny Honeycomb hat! 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* 

November Session: 

Three Tuesdays: November 5th, 12th, and 19th 6:30pm-7:30pm

 

December Session: 

Three Sundays: December 1st, 8th, and 15th 12:00pm-1:00pm

 

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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 Winter installment of Destiny’s series of sweater workshops, using sweater guru Amy Herzog's Ultimate Sweater Book as a "textbook." In the winter session, we will return to the drop-shoulder sweater! We'll do a cardigan or a cushy pullover with a big, comfy collar! You’ll choose from three pattern variations - a basic cardigan, a variation on the basic cardigan, or a pullover with an eyelet pattern and a turtleneck. 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.
Cost: $140, plus supplies*  (Note that you will need to purchase the book if you don't have it)
Choose 1 session of classes
Session 1: Sundays December 1st & 8th, January 5th & 19th, February 2nd  3:00pm-4:30pm
 OR
Session 2: Tuesdays December 3rd & 10th, January 7th & 21st, February 4th   6:00pm-7:30pm

 

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Visible Mending (Instructors: Rosie and Kelli)

This mending class with Rosie of In The Wind Goods and Kelli of bedhead fiber will teach you how to simply and beautifully fix a hole in woolen knitwear, from sweaters to socks to mittens and more.  All mending will be done in the basic running stitch and weaving stitch so previous sewing experience is not necessary.

Learning the useful skill of mending extends the life of your clothing, makes your clothing one of a kind, decreases your contribution to landfills and fast fashion culture, as well as saves money. You will find that mending a sweater turns it into a unique piece of wearable art (in a subtle way) with limitless ways of expressing yourself.

Please bring your stained, torn, or moth-hole knits.  Mending kits and naturally dyed mini skeins will be available for purchase, or feel free to bring your own mending materials. 

Cost: $60, plus supplies 

December Session:

Wednesday, December 11th 6:00pm-8:00pm

 

Special Note: Kelli of bedhead fiber has an ongoing sponsorship program, which we support with every purchase of her yarn in our shop. We would be pleased to extend the opportunity for community members to sponsor a student for this class. If you would like to purchase a seat for a sponsorship recipient, please simply note this when you complete the sign up. If you would like to contribute a portion of a class fee, we can take a donation in the shop.

 

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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

Saturdays,  2:00pm-3pm   

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

 

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Tink Ticket Drop-In Help Classes

Tuesdays  5:00pm-6:00pm

Thursdays  1:00pm-2:00pm

Sundays  1:00pm-2:00pm 

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.

Cost: $15

 

*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.

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