Home PageClasses

CLASSES


Cloverhill Yarn Shop

Spring and Summer

grasses

 Teaching Ewe Classes

The response to our “Teaching Ewe” series has been amazing! This set of student-led classes allows you to “choose your own” knitting adventure.

Have you seen a class offered in the past and missed it?

Join a Teaching Ewe session that fits your schedule.

Is there a class you’ve been waiting for us to list and you want to start right away?

Teaching Ewe lets you choose what you learn in each session. Nervous about cables? Need help seaming? Looking to start a sweater and just need a little guidance? Teaching Ewe will help you get started.

Are you intimidated by the pace of large project classes?

Teaching Ewe lets you work at your own pace. If you are working on a larger project, you can skip a few sessions and meet up with us again when you are ready to move on to the next step in your project.

Choose a time that suits you. Day and evening classes are offered several times per month. Please call ahead to reserve your seat in class. We try to keep our classes small in order to accommodate the style of teaching. There is also a rare occasion that we may not hold a class due to lack of attendance and calling ahead allows us to schedule a teacher in advance.

Pricing is as follows:
1 session = $30.00 
3 sessions = $75.00
6 sessions = $125.00


 

Teaching Ewe Tuesday Evenings 6pm-8pm AND Wednesday Days 10am-12pm

stephInstructor: Stephanie
Tuesdays  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

5/24

Wednesdays 10am-12pm

Stephanie is an amazing teacher. She can modify patterns to suit your needs. She teaches some of our advanced classes like Brioche, colorwork techniques, lace, and the Elizabeth Zimmerman Baby Surprise Jacket. Working on the Hitofude Cardigan but need extra help? Consider this class or a Private Lesson with Stephanie.


 


waeprofileTeaching Ewe Wednesday Evenings 
Instructor: Wae
 Every Wednesday Evening 6pm – 8pm

Work with Wae Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. Wae is very patient and likes to help our newer knitters progress to their next step projects. She also enjoys knitting and crocheting toys, entrelac, worsted weight socks, blankets, basic crochet, granny squares, sweater seaming and finishing.



Beginning Brioche with Stephanie – $100.00:1511143_898523883501230_5619471823876249533_n

Stephanie is addicted to 2 Color Brioche Knitting and she wants you to love it too. If you stop by the shop we’ve got 2 Color Brioche Cowls everywhere! The color combinations are endless, you can also play with yarns of different weights. Stephanie spends one class discussing yarn choices and helps you pick the perfect yarns for you project. She will teach you about yarn weights and qualities of different yarns/fibers and will also discuss color and how they work/don’t work together. This is a 4 session class for $100.00 Please call or stop by to sign up.

4 Monday nights from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


cary grant knittingLearn to Knit or Crochet
$30.00 per hour by appointment

Would you like to learn to knit or crochet privately? Are you struggling with seaming a sweater or looking to start your first one?

Interested in making Granny Squares, or starting your first baby blanket? How about learning how to knit with Double Pointed Needles?
If you want to work with a teacher privately, call or email the store to schedule a private lesson with Wae or Stephanie.

Learning something new can be frustrating. Let us teach you privately without distractions. Email Wae at temptingewe@cloverhillyarn.com to discuss your needs and schedule and we’ll take care of the rest. Private group lessons are welcome with a limit of 4 students.

 

 


Direct Warping a Rigid Heddle Loom

Direct Warping a Rigid Heddle Loom

Direct Warping your Rigid Heddle Loom

$75.00 – 2.5 hour class, 1 meeting
By appointment with Stephanie

Direct warping is a quick and easy way of dressing your loom that is well suited the simple warps typical of rigid heddle projects. If it is your first time direct warping, or it’s been a while and you need a helping hand, this class will get you set up and ready to weave on your rigid heddle loom. If you already know how to dress your loom using a warping board, this is another method you can add to your arsenal.

This class will cover:
estimating the size of your project (a scarf or similar)
calculating yardage requirements for warp and weft (using balanced plain weave)
direct warping your loom
This class is for weavers who already own a rigid heddle loom and have some basic weaving experience or have completed our beginning weaving class. This class is not intended for first time weavers. Please ask about our rigid heddle weaving classes or private lessons if you are a first time weaver.


 

Beginning RH Weaving (A) – $195.00 *

First completed projects - Basic Rigid Heddle Weaving

First completed projects – Basic Rigid Heddle Weaving

*Sign up and pay for Beginning RH Weaving classes A & B at the same time and get a 20% discount off the cost of these two classes if taken independently.

Pre-requisites: None 

Instructor: Stephanie Hill

*NEW DATES*  Saturdays beginning in April
4/23/2016, 9-11:30am
4/30/2016, 9-2pm
5/14/2016, 9-4pm
5/28/2016, 9-11:30

Rigid heddle looms are simple low cost looms that are suitable for a multitude of woven textiles including scarves, shawls, placements, dish towels, and fabric for clothing or other sewing projects.  In this class, we provide the looms and equipment you need for class so you can decide if you enjoy weaving before you invest in a loom.  The skills and techniques learned in this class are transferable to other types of looms.

In this class you will complete 2 projects, to help you learn:

  • Basic weaving terminology
  • How to use a warping board
  • How dress a rigid heddle loom
  • How to estimate yarn quantities for weaving projects
  • Differences in rigid heddle looms made by various manufacturers

Equipment:

  • Student use of looms and accessories in class and at home between classes is included in the class.  A refundable security deposit is required on the first day of class and will be returned on the last day when all equipment has been returned in good condition.
  • Students who have their own rigid heddle looms, should bring the looms and related accessories to the first day of class for the instructor to review and verify they are in good working order.  Please let us know when you sign up if you have your own loom you would like to use in class.  Please tell us the type of loom you have and the size (i.e.  Schacht Flip, 15”, Ashford Knitter’s Loom, 28”, etc.).

Materials (Yarn):

  • Project 1 – Vintage Striations:  Yarn for project is included in class cost.  Students must select colors prior to the first class meeting.
  • Project 2 – Hound’s Tooth:  Yarn is not included in class cost.  Students will select and purchase yarn with guidance from the instructor. (Cost will vary from approx $15-$40.  Stash yarn may be used if approved by instructor.)

Schedule: (*Bring a Lunch for Days 2 & 3)

  • Day 1:  9am-11:30 (2.5 hrs) – Measure Warp for Project 1
  • Day 2:  9am-2:00 (5 hrs*) – Dress the loom for Project 1, Begin weaving, Pick yarns for Project 2, Continue weaving at home.
  • Day 3:  9am-4:00 (7 hrs*) – Remove Project 1 from the loom, Measure Warp & Dress the loom for Project 2, Begin Weaving, Continue weaving at home.
  • Day 4:  9am-11:30 (2.5 hrs) – Remove Project 2 from the loom, Return all Equipment.

 

Beginning RH Weaving (B) – $150.00*

*Sign up and pay for Beginning RH Weaving classes A & B at the same time and get a 20% discount off the cost of these two classes if taken independently.

Pre-requisites: None

Instructor: Stephanie Hill

*NEW DATES*  Memorial Day Workshop

5/27/2016, 1pm-4pm 
5/28/2016, 1pm-4pm 
5/29/2016, 1pm-4pm 
5/30/2016, 1pm-4pm

Rigid heddle looms are simple low cost looms that are suitable for a multitude of woven textiles including scarves, shawls, placements, dish towels, and fabric for clothing or other sewing projects. In this class, we provide the looms and equipment you need for class so you can decide if you enjoy weaving before you invest in a loom. This class will introduce the student to the direct warping method and explore variations on plain weave. As a final step students will turn their completed sampler into a bag.

In this class you will complete 1 projects, to help you learn:

  • Basic weaving terminology
  • How to direct warp a rigid heddle loom
  • Variations on a plain weave including basket, clasped weft, inlay, and others
  • How to keep track of how much warp you have used
  • How to hand hem and seam woven fabric
  • How to estimate yarn quantities for weaving projects
  • Differences in rigid heddle looms made by various manufacturers

Equipment:
Student use of looms and accessories in class and at home between classes is included in the class. A refundable security deposit is required on the first day of class and will be returned on the last day when all equipment has been returned in good condition.
Students who have their own rigid heddle looms, should bring the looms and related accessories to the first day of class for the instructor to review and verify they are in good working order. Please let us know when you sign up if you have your own loom you would like to use in class. Please tell us the type of loom you have and the size (i.e. Schacht Flip, 15”, Ashford Knitter’s Loom, 28”, etc.).

Materials (Yarn):
· Project 1 – Explorer Bag: Yarn for project is included in class cost. Students will select colors during the first class meeting.

· Day 1:  (3 hrs) – Direct warp the loom

· Day 2:  (3 hrs) – Begin weaving & continue weaving at home.

· Day 3:  (3 hrs) – Learn a few more techniques, Remove the project from the loom, Return all Equipment.

· Day 4:  (3 hrs) – Learn to hand Hem and Seam.


Interested in learning to spin? We provide private lessons upon request for one on one spinning instruction. Email or call for an lesson.

spinning wheel


 

Looking for inspiration? Here’s a selection of classes we’ve taught in the past!

image02Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Baby Surprise Jacket: This is a well known design by the famous Elizabeth Zimmerman. This sweater’s unique construction leaves you with sweater that is entirely knit in one pieces. If you’d like to make one of these amazing sweaters our pattern books offer baby to adult sizes.

Please sign up for any Teaching Ewe with Stephanie on Tuesday Evenings or Wednesday Mornings.

 Please sign up for any Teaching Ewe with Stephanie on Tuesday Evening or Wednesday Morning.

image06

Wae’s Worsted Weight Beginner Sock: A great first time sock pattern, this sock uses a gusseted heel, please have previous experience with DPN for this class. We recommend 3 sessions of Teaching Ewe with Wae, 4 if you need one class learning how to knit with DPN’s before starting the sock.

Please sign up for any Teaching Ewe with Wae

 

 

2013-06-25_11.18.50The Age of Brass and Steam Shawl: This shawl is great for someone looking to try their first triangular shawl. Wae will also teach students how to use Lifted Leg Increases for the knitting of this shawl.

 

We recommend at least 2-3 sessions for this project. Please sign up for any Teaching Ewe with Wae

 

6967600383_051892227a_b

 

Beginning Lace Scarf: This simple lace pattern is great for learning to knit lace. We recommend using a DK or Worsted Weight yarn for this project. We have some wonderful color changing yarns like Noro Silk Garden , Noro Janome, or Plymouth Gina that make stunning scarves. We recommend at least 2-3 sessions for this project. If you attend 3 sessions you lesson will include information on blocking your lace project.

Please sign up for any Teaching Ewe with Stephanie 

 

 

 

Ten Stitch Twist: IMG00016-20120825-1327_medium2
This stunning blanket is a great introduction to short rows and is worked  using 10 stitches. Once you get the hang of the pattern it’s that happy mindless knit everyone needs every now and then.

We recommend at least 2 sessions for this project. Please sign up for any Teaching Ewe with Wae

 

 

20150508_142444Crocheted Toys: Want to try making your first crocheted toy? This mermaid was quick and fun! Bring any crocheted toy pattern to class and we’ll work on it together!

We would recommend at least 3 sessions for this project, please sign up for any Teaching Ewe with Wae

 

 

Class Photo

Entrelac Knitting

 

Entrelac Scarf or Blanket : Surprisingly easy, Entrelac is one of the most impressive stitch patterns when paired with a color changing yarn like Noro. In this class you can choose to learn how to Knit Backward instead of Purling.

We recommend 3 sessions for most projects. Please sign up for any Teaching Ewe with Wae, Wednesday nights or Sunday mornings.

 

Dijon

Dijon Sweaters and their happy creators

 

 

Dijon Sweater: This seamless sweater is stunning and we’ve had many happy sweaters created out of these classes. It’s a good intro to sweater making and you’ll learn colorwork as well. Knit using a worsted weight wool, this design is a shop favorite. You’ll need a minimum of 3 sessions for this project.

Please sign up for any Teaching Ewe with Stephanie on Tuesday Evening or Wednesday Morning.

 

 

20141006_171906The Fisherman’s Wife Cowl:This is such a quick knit with Bulky Yarn and it’s also perfect project to learn cables and picot edge bind off. This is a wonderful last minute gift project. We recommend 2 sessions for this class.

Please sign up for any Teaching Ewe with Wae.

 

 

 

20141109_204815A Simple Hat :This hat is a simple go to pattern fit for guys or girls and it’s extremely versatile and customizable. If you’ve never made a hat or you’d like to learn how to knit in the round and perhaps makes some gifts for the holidays this is the class for you. We recommend 2 sessions for this class.

Please sign up for any Teaching Ewe with Wae.


 

This is just a sampling of the many kinds of classes we can teach. If you have a pattern in your Ravelry queue and you’d like a little help, give us a call or stop by, we can help you figure just what you need and pair you with the right teacher and help determine the true number of classes you may need based directly on your needs. More Teaching Ewe Inspiration… Some projects made by our own customers!

 20150905_132925The Hitofude Cardigan – One of our more recent Knit a Longs

Variations on the Simple Hat class

IMG_0121 IMG_0130

Wildflowers, a Linen Stitch Cowl…IMG_01271511143_898523883501230_5619471823876249533_nMore Brioche…20141118_152306

Capped Sleeve Lattice Top in Tempting Ewe Yarns capped sleeve