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

May Class Schedule

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

 

Click here for location and contact info

 

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 supplies purchased on class day.

Spinning Wheel Spinning

Learn to use a spinning wheel to create your own handspun yarn! This two-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: $80 plus supplies

Two Tuesdays, May 7th and 14th, 6:00pm-8:00pm

 

Supplies needed:

50-100g of spinning fiber (bring your own or purchase some from us)

You can either rent a wheel for use in class and to take home for the week ($15), 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.

 

 

April Class Schedule

 

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

 

Click here for location and contact info

 

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 supplies purchased on class day.

 

Beginning Knitting with Destiny or Elspeth

Get started! In this three-class series, Destiny or Elspeth 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 

 

April Sessions:

Three Thursdays: April 11th, 18th, and 25th 5:00pm-6:00pm (instructor: Elspeth)

OR

Three Saturdays: April 13th, 20th, and 27th   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

 

April Session: Two Sundays: April 7th and 14th  2:00pm-3:30pm 

 

 

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Two-at-a-Time, Top-Down Socks! (Instructor: Destiny)

Do you like to knit socks, but are plagued by the "second sock syndrome?" Avoid the experience of feeling like you have to start over right as you finish by knitting two socks at the same time using the magic loop technique! In this class, Destiny will take you through casting-on two socks at once, keeping track of both socks as you work, how on earth you do the flap and gusset, and then - tada! When you're done, you have a pair! You'll knit a child's size pair over the course, so that by the end, you'll have it all figured out!

 

This is an intermediate level class. Students should have prior experience knitting socks. Familiarity with magic loop is helpful but not required.

Cost: $85, plus supplies

Three Tuesdays: April 9th, 16th, and 23rd  6pm-7:30pm

 

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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
Two Sundays: April 14th and 28th  1pm-2:30pm
 
 

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   

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

Tuesdays  5:00pm-6:00pm

Thursdays  1:00pm-2:00pm

Sundays  1:00pm-2:00pm (*new time, beginning January 2019!)

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.

 

Kim McBrien Evans - Special Teaching Engagement

We are very excited to be able to host Kim McBrien Evans, the designer, dyer, and lead mad scientist behind Indigodragonfly. Kim has taught courses at festivals and retreats such as Knit City, Make. Wear. Love., and most recently, at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival. It is a rare opportunity to have her here in Seattle; don't miss the chance to share in her wisdom and uniquely inovative mind! Kim will be teaching a great slate of classes to inspire you and unlock your creativity.

 

To sign up for any (or all!) of Kim's classes, call the shop, come in, or click here to sign up on-line.

Secrets From The Skein: What Your Yarn Forgot To Tell You

Saturday, May 11th, 10am-1pm ($90)

 

Hand dyed yarns seduce us with their beauty, but are often challenging to work with. But once the honeymoon is over and you’re knitting your project, all its secrets rise to the surface. What is your hand dyed yarn REALLY telling you, and how can you best use it in your next project?

We’ll explore:

• what kinds of projects are best suited for different dyeing styles

• identify different dyeing styles and how to “read” your yarn

• the myth of the “dye lot”

• how to easily and effectively alternate skeins for larger projects and stripes

What to Bring:

- notebook and pen/pencil

- a small amount of yarn (3 small balls of scrap yarn are fine) and appropriate needles (for practicing techniques)

- any hand dyed yarn from your stash that you’d like help analyzing

In Stitches

Saturday, May 11th, 2pm-5pm ($90)

 

Stitch patterns create our favourite textures in our knits. This workshop will look at developing a library of personalized stitch patterns. We will play with expanding and contracting, manipulating and warping common stitch patterns. Learn how to adapt a favourite pattern to best suit a garment, scarf or shawl. Learn how to plan, map out or improvise a stitch pattern to travel in a dynamic way across your knits.

**Note: this is a theory class that includes some playing with yarn. No specific project will be created, but many many evil plans will emerge!

What to Bring:

- needles and yarn: light coloured yarn. DK or worsted yarns will make it easier to see stitch patterns

- stitch markers, cable needle and any other knitting tools you commonly use

- pencil and eraser

- optional: your favourite stitch patterns. 2-8 st repeats work best

Colour Tetris

Sunday, May 12th, 2pm-5pm ($90)

 

Colour, especially combining colours, often makes us nervous. Come and play in this hands on workshop, elbows deep in yarn and colour and learn how colours can change how your textiles shine and reflect different personalities. Learn how to create different moods with colour, neutral knitted items that are not just black and grey and how to build colour combinations that are fun or sophisticated, professional or playful. Use colour to flatter YOU and express yourself, without fear.

This is a theory class where we will play games with yarn, colouring sheets and colour chips to create colour combinations for you to take home and use as inspiration for your next project.

What to Bring:

- pencil, pen, notebook for taking notes.

- a list of people in your life that you knit for, or would like to knit for

- Optional: pencil crayons will be provided, however, if you have markers and pencil crayons you love to use, please feel free to bring them

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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