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Payment and Cancellation Policy
 
  • You are not required to purchase your materials from the shop in order to take a class, everyone has a stash or that special yarn, we invite you to use it. We do offer a 10% discount on any yarn purchased from the shop for a class.
  • For a class costing $50.00 or less, payment in full is required at time of registration.
  • For a classes that are $50.00 or more, 50% is required at the time of registration and the balance is due one week before class begins.
  • If a student cancels his/her registration with less than one week before class, one‐half the cost of the class will be forfeited as a non‐refundable deposit. Anything paid above that amount will be refunded in full.
  • If a student cancels on the night of the class or doesn’t show up for their class, there will be no refund.
  • If a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, students will be notified one week before the class is due to begin and any payments will be refunded.
  • We understand there are times a student may not be able to attend all sessions of a class. If a student wishes to schedule a one‐on‐one lesson with the instructor outside of regular scheduled sessions, a fee of $15.00/hr is required.
*Student discount applies to yarn purchases only



Let’s Knit Together

$65   2 hour classes, 4 meetings, $20 for each individual classknitting

This is a course we have designed to be a comprehensive beginning knitting experience. Each session will cover a specific technique needed to progress onto the next session. You can sign up for the full course or sign up to attend a particular session. You will come out of the full course with the skills to complete the project we’ll start during our third session applying what you’ll have learned during your first and second sessions.

Classes agenda will be as follows:

1: Getting Started – Introductory information about yarns and weights, how to read labels, casting on and knitting. We will be creating our first swatch in class, and you’ll continue to work on your swatch for homework to prepare you for your next class. We will provide yarn for this class, needles must be purchased separately.

2. Next Steps – We will begin our session reviewing each student’s progress with their homework samples. We will correct mistakes as we encounter them and show you the basics to fixing your mistakes. We will also learn the purl stitch. As homework students will continue with their swatch and incorporate the purl stitch.  You will be using the materials from your Getting Started session.

3. Your First Project –  We will begin our session reviewing each student’s progress with their homework samples. We will correct mistakes as we encounter them and show you the basics to fixing your mistakes. Next the student’s will begin working on their first project, how to read a pattern, choosing your yarn, applying the cast on, knit, and purl stitches. You will need to purchase or bring yarn of your choice to complete the project. We will be using the same needles you’ve been using through your Getting Started and Next Steps classes. Homework will be to work on your project.

4. Finishing Touches –  This will be the final session of the course. Again we will review each student’s homework and fix any mistakes and use the time to work on your project with supervision and help. Students will learn the bind off technique and bind off on their swatch from sessions 1 and 2.

Wednesdays: 6-8 pm;  9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8

Saturdays: 1-3 pm;  10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25


 Let’s Crochet Together

$65 2 hour classes, 4 meetings, $20 for each individual classAesthetic Nest; crochet picture

This is a course we’ve designed to be a comprehensive beginning crochet experience. Each session will cover a specific technique needed to progress onto the next session. You can sign up for the full course or sign up to attend a particular session. You will come out of the full course with the skills to complete the project we’ll start during our third session applying what you’ve learned during your first and second sessions.

Classes agenda will be as follows:

1: Getting Started - Introductory information about yarns and weights, how to read labels,  beginning chains and single crochet. We will be creating our first swatch in class, and you’ll continue to work on your swatch for homework to prepare you for your next class. We will provide yarn for this class, hooks must be purchased separately.

2. Next Steps - We will begin our session reviewing each student’s progress with their homework samples. We will correct mistakes as we encounter them and show you the basics to fixing your mistakes. We will also learn the half double crochet stitch. We will discuss how to read a pattern, choosing your yarn, and beginning the project you selected. You will need to purchase or bring yarn of your choice to complete the project.  We will be using the same hook you’ve been using in class. Your homework will be to continue practicing your stitches.  We will begin your project next week.

3. Your First Project –  We will begin our session reviewing each student’s progress with their new projects.  We will also learn the Double crochet stitch and Treble or Triple crochet stitch.  We will also go over some tips to improve your crochet.  Your homework will be to begin your new project.

4. Finishing Touches – This will be the final session of the course. We will review your project and make any corrections you need.  Pattern reading and abbreviations will be covered again.  We will answer any questions and give you some final tips and tricks to make your crochet even more beautiful.  You will have time to work on your item with supervision and help.

Mondays: 1-3 pm;  9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6

Sundays: 10am-12 pm;  10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/9 



Knitting With ……..

$75 – 2 hour classes, 3 meetings

Our Knitting With …….. classes allow you to build your own class!  You get personal instruction from your favorite instructors, but get to enjoy the benifits of a class. You’ll get customized learning on the project or skill of your choice in the company of a few other students.  You’ll have all the benefits of private never knew you needed to know by seeing and listening to what your classmates are working on.

We do offer private lessons here at Cloverhill Yarn Shop. Each private lesson runs $30 for 1 hour of time. Our Knitting With Series allows you to have 3, 2 hour lessons with one of our teachers for $75. This is a great value and it’s an amazing way to get the help you need and spend some time with a couple other people. When you sign up, please let us know what you’re going to want your lessons to focus on so our teachers can have an idea of what you’ll be working on together.


Knitting with Wae wae&amanda

Do you have a particular pattern you’ve been interested in? If there’s something you’d like help with and you’d like to have a class setting, join Wae with a few other classmates and let us work on a project of your choice. We will have 3 sessions together and it’s your choice how you’d like to fill each session.

Knitting only please.  If you’d like to work on a crochet project, sign up for Knitting with Debi.

Dates Coming Soon!


Knitting with Stephanie steph

She brought you Brioche knitting and the Dijon Sweater.  Do you have a sweater you’d like to work on that needs custom sizing or modifications for a better fit? Stephanie is an amazing knitter and talented kninja-neer she can help you with almost anything.  If there’s something you’d like help with and you’d like to have a class setting, join Stephanie with a few other classmates and work together on a project or skill of your choice. There will be 3 sessions together and it’s your choice how you’d like to fill each session.  

Knitting projects and skills preferred, but basic crochet, and crochet trims on knitted projects are ok.  If you’d like to work on a true crochet project, sign up for Knitting with Debi.  

Tuesdays:  10 am -12 pm; 9/16, 9/30, 10/14

Sundays:  10am – 12 pm; 9/21, 10/5, 10/26


Knitting (or Crocheting) with Debi

Do you have a particular pattern you’ve been interested in? Is there a sweater you want to knit, but you need help with sizing the pattern? Or do you have several smaller techniques you’d like help with? Be adventurous and pick something you haven’t tried before and know Debi’s got you taken care of.  Join Debi with a few other classmates and work on a project of your choice. Remember this is like a 2 hour private lesson that will meet 3 times, it’s your choice how you’d like to fill each session. Debi welcomes Knitting and Crochet students equally.  If you’ve taken our “Let’s Knit Together” or “Let’s Crochet Together” classes from Debi, then Knitting or Crocheting with Debi is an excellent way to extend your beginner experience and build more skills with Debi. Sign up today!

Dates Coming Soon!



Lefties Can Knit Too! 

By Appointment with Amanda

Are you a leftie in need of help? Amanda is a leftie too! She can help get you knitting, or help you find your way in this right-hand oriented world of knitting. Amanda will be able to help you with all aspects of left-handed knitting from beginners just casting-on, to those who want to know how to make instructions and techniques come out the way they are intended. Did you know you have to flip your increases and decreases?

Rates are $30 per hour.

Call 410-788-7262 or email temptingewe@cloverhillyarn.com to schedule a private lesson with Amanda.



Mix-Up! Two-Color Brioche  CowlSample of Brioche knitting

$85 – 2 hour classes,  4 meetings

An introduction to brioche knitting. Learn the basic brioche stitch using two colors.  With two colors and working in the round you’ll be able to see what your stitches are doing and avoid the confusion that often results when trying to learn brioche knitted flat, or with only one color.   We’ll get you up and running with a finished project, and you’ll be ready to move on and tackle more advanced brioche techniques.  The first meeting of class will discuss yarn choices, resulting fabrics, and needle sizes to help decide what kind of cowl you want to make.  Cast-on will take place in the second meeting using your selected yarns and the needle sizes determined in the first meeting.  The third and fourth classes will concentrate on identifying and fixing mistakes;  learning how to read your brioche; and practicing fixing boo-boos or dropped stitches a few rows below the needles.  We’ll also discuss the ways brioche and brioche-like knitting can appear in various patterns and described with different names, techniques, or methods.

If you’ve tried brioche before, or just don’t feel confident about fixing mistakes yet, this class is also a great refresher to get you ready for other brioche skills.  Students retaking the class can work at their own pace and use class time to brush up on skills they already know, and learn some new ones.  Proficient students can move on to learn increases and decreases from the Rhoda Brioche Cowl in the third or fourth class meeting.

Wednesdays:  6-8 pm; 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/12

Thursdays:  10 am – 12 pm; 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/13


Rhoda Brioche  Cowl

TBD - 2 hour classes,  2 meetings

Have you taken Stephanie’s brioche class or learned it on your own?  If you’re proficient in reading your two color brioche and fixing your mistakes, then you’re ready for some new brioche skills!  Learn the basic brioche increases and decreases used to create the lovely pattern on this cowl.

You must know how to knit basic two-color brioche and completed at least one project in brioche to take this class.  If you need a brioche refresher, you should take the Mix-Up! Two Color Brioche class, and the increases and decreases needed for Rhoda can be taught during that class when your brioche is down pat.

Wednesdays:  10 am - 12 pm; 9/17, 9/24

Sundays:  10 am - 12 pm; 10/12, 10/19


Continental Knitting cary_grant_learns_to_knit_in_mr_lucky_2

$30 – 2 hour class, 1 meeting

Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit in the Continental style? This is the class for you.  Whether your left handed or right handed, you can learn to knit continental.  Continental knitting, sometimes called “Picking,” involves less movement than English or “Trowing”; once you’ve mastered it you’ll be knitting more efficiently.  You’ll have a more ergonomic position that can ease strain on you arm and can lead to faster knitting with practice.

Mondays: 6-8 pm; 8/13, 10/20 

Please specify a date, this is a single session class


Dancing Entrelac Cowl

TBD - 2 hour classes,  3 meetings

This free pattern from Cascade Yarns makes excellent use of color changing yarns.  Whether you are new to entrelac, or it’s an old favorite this cowl will give you a great way to play with color.

Dates Coming Soon!


Delancey Cardigan

TBD - 2 hour classes,  4 meetings

We live stripes!  Delancey uses stripes on the bias to create a figure flattering easy to wear cardigan that is sure to become a staple in your wardrobe.

Dates Coming Soon!


Sitcom Chic

TBD - 2 hour classes,  4 meetings

The return of an old favorite.  This classically shaped raglan cardigan is as easy to knit as it is to wear.  This is a fantastic project for those who what to make a sweater, but have been nervous to try.  It’s a perfect first sweater project.

Dates Coming Soon!


Tenney Park

TBD - 2 hour classes,  4 meetings

Tenney Park incorporates entrelac into what might become your favorite sweater.  The entrelac panel is knit first, followed by the body.  Then the panels is seamed into the sweater.  Color changing yarns give stunning effects in entrelac.  What color(s) will you choose?  The possibilities are endless.  Debi can also help you resize the pattern for a custom fit, or adjust for yarn substitutions of a different gauge.

Dates Coming Soon!


Grown-Up Girl

TBD - 2 hour classes,  6 meetings

This easy to love, cozy cardigan features, lace panel pockets, a lace panel on the back, a comfy shawl collar and waist tie closure.  Don’t let it’s beauty fool you!  This pattern is an action packed skills extravaganza that will challenge even experienced knitters.  Debi will help you through all the interesting bits and show you the skills and techniques that come together in this sweater of sweaters.  We know it will be your favorite sweater once it’s done!

In this class you’ll get a taste of lace, bobbles, chart reading, short-row collar shaping, inset pockets, and short-row sleeves picked up right from the body.  To take this class, we recommend that you have made at least two other sweaters before.

Dates Coming Soon!


Surprise Jacket

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Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Surprise Jacket has become near legendary since its conception in 1968. The jacket is knitted back and forth in garter stitch, then cleverly folded and completed by joining at the shoulder seams.  The Surprise Jacket can be sized for newborns up through any size adult.  Students can chose to knit any size in class.  The class will include custom sizing and modifications for adults.  Enjoy a student discount on yarn purchased in shop for your class OR bring your own supplies.  The pattern can be purchased in advance from the shop.  Please let us know if you need a copy of the pattern when registering for class, and tell us if you plan on making a Baby, Child, or Adult size in class.

Dates Coming Soon!


Lace Shrugpluvia

$75 – 2 hour classes, 3 sessions

This fashionable lace shrug is a one size fits most with just the right amount of warmth for Spring and Summer, the perfect accent to a strapless summer dress.

Thursday 7/31, 8/14, 8/28 from 1-3pm.

 


Mischa Baby Dress

$75 – 2 hour classes, 3 sessions

This adorable baby dress is for that little princess in your life, with the sweet lace pattern at the top and the long skirt your little girl is going to look like a little lady! Laurie knit this dress in Tempting Ewe’s, Ewe So Sparkly base, but any fingering weight yarn will do! Please purchase your pattern in-store via Ravelry when you sign up.

Saturday Afternoons from 4-6pm on 9/6, 9/20, 10/4


Wonderful Wallaby - 10007514_720531991332339_5098201606322196807_n

$85 – 2 hour class, 4 sessions

The Wonderful Wallaby is an adventure in seamless knitting. The efficient use of double point and circular needles eliminates seams and joining of component parts. Great for children or adults, adult sizes given are actual chest size, however the pattern was built with ease for comfortable wearing. For example, the chest measurement for an adult large is 40”, which means the sweater will fit someone with a 40” chest. However, the finished sweater has about a 44” chest circumference, enough to accommodate turtle neck or other shirt underneath.

Sundays 8/24, 9/7, 9/21, 10/5 from 10am – 12pm

More Dates Coming Soon!



Weaving

TBD

Say what? It’s in the works!  We’re working with Terry (one of the past owners of the shop) to bring you beginning weaving.  We are very excited by all the interest we’ve been getting in anticipation of a weaving class at Cloverhill.  The class is still in the early development stages.  We’ll let you know more as we go.

Don’t forget, our friends at The Weavers Guild of Greater Baltimore (www.wggb.org) also offer weaving classes of all levels.  

Dates Coming Soon!




Spinning 101 – The Drop Spindle

$60.00 – 2 hour class, 1 meeting - Class includes spindle and fiber
By Appointment

Let us show you how to spin! If you’re nervous about learning to spin or you want a more formal session with a teacher, this class is for you! We will go over the basics and get you spinning your first single! This class will teach you the basics of Drafting and using the Park and Draft method of spinning on a drop spindle. This will prepare you for spinning on a wheel. This is a prerequisite to Spinning 102. Cost of the class includes an Ashford Student Spindle and 2 oz of fiber.

Call 410-788-7262 or email temptingewe@cloverhillyarn.com to schedule a private appointment.


Spinning 102 – The Wheelhobbledehoy

$ 50.00 – 2 hour class, 1 meeting
By Appointment

Now that you’ve mastered spinning on a drop spindle and you’re a drafting master, we’ll show you how to

spin on a wheel. You’ll get 2 hours of instruction learning to treadle and draft together to spin yarn. It’s a little like patting your head and rubbing your tummy, but having taken 101 it’ll be a piece of cake!

Call 410-788-7262 or email temptingewe@cloverhillyarn.com to schedule a private appointment.


Making Art Batts On A Drum CarderIMG_3358

$50 – 2 hours studio time (first 1/2 hour instruction)  

Using the drum carder to make art batts. Two techniques will be demonstrated along with proper drum carder use and maintenance.This class is a prerequisite to using the drum carder by appointment. Some add in’s are available in the store, please bring anything you have at home that you’d like to experiment with! Please note, you can bring your own fibers, but there will be a 10% discount on fiber* if you get it from us.*Consignment rovings are not available for 10% discount. Ask us to show you our wide selection of prepared roving.

Call 410-788-7262 or email temptingewe@cloverhillyarn.com to schedule a private appointment with Wae.