Cloverhill Yarn Shop
Fall and Winter Class Dates
*New Weaving Classes as of 12/1/2016*
Walk-ins are welcome if you need help with any project. Please be aware that if you need more than 15 minutes of one-on-one help you should call ahead to schedule a private lesson, join one of our Teaching Ewe classes, or be charged and pay for any help exceeding 15 minutes. We know most issues can be resolved quickly, but in the instances when you need more time, we will have to charge you as we would a private lesson.
15 minutes: $7.50
30 minutes: $15.00
45 minutes: $22.50
1 hour: $30.00
Learn 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 email@example.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.
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 Dates and Times:
Teaching Ewe Tuesday with Wae (Evening Class) 6pm-8pm Every Tuesday night through the end of December. Please call ahead to reserve your seat.
Teaching Ewe Wednesday with Stephanie
(Morning Class) 10am – 12pm : 11/23, 12/7, 12/14
Sweater Sundays / Teaching Ewe Sunday with Wae 10am – 12pm: 11/27, 12/11
This is another Teaching Ewe Session anyone can join, but its focus is for those who’d like to knit a sweater for the first time or with guidance. Come prepared with a sweater pattern of your choice (or we’ll help you find one) and we’ll help you with everything from picking your yarn to getting started. Come and go as you need, classes will run every 2 weeks.
Lilli Pilli by Ambah O’Brien $100.00
Saturday’s 10:30am – 12:30pm 10/1, 10/15, 11/19, 12/3
Lilli Pilli was our last KAL, if you missed it and would like to work on this project with a teacher’s guidance please join our Lilli Pilli class. You’ll learn how to knit stripes with your yarn as well as knitting a biased lace pattern. This project takes 3 skeins of fingering weight yarn.
Antler Mittens by Tincanknits $75.00
Saturday’s from 10:30am – 12:30am 10/22, 11/5, 11/26
These mittens are squishy and warm to keep out the cold! A bold antler cable travels from generous cuffs to fingertips. They are perfect for a winter’s night stroll or a rousing snowball fight.
Mix Up! by Stephanie Hill $100.00
Wednesday Evenings 10/5, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9
Mix-Up! is a Two-Color Brioche Cowl.
I designed this pattern and handout to be used when I teach beginning brioche.
This project can be made from any two yarns. It is a great stash buster project for those odd skeins of yarns you have hanging around. You’ll be surprised when you combine otherwise unpairable yarns together in brioche. I haven’t seen a bad result yet. And every time someone pairs some yarns I think might be odd together, I am happily surprised and jealous that I didn’t have faith.
For beginners – I recommend picking one yarn that is either chunky or bulky weight, and selecting the second yarn as the same or smaller weight. Yarns should be non-fuzzy, have reasonably consistent thickness, and are preferable not dark in color. Pick yarns and colors you like, yarns and colors that are easy to see, and yarns or colors that are easily distinguished from one another.
Chose a needle size based on the heaviest weight yarn you are using. Use the same size you would knit with that yarn, or you can use up to 3 or 4 needle sizes smaller to exaggerate the rib-like structure or brioche.
For Beginners – I recommend that you pick the needle size recommended on the ball band of your heaviest weigh yarn (or the size needle you would use to knit that yarn based on your personal gauge tendencies). Once you have the an understanding of the stitch structure and how it get s made you can adjust needle size to get the gauge and fabric you want.
Brioche all the yarns!!!
Rigid Heddle Weaving: Introduction to Pooled Warp – $165.00
Pre-requisites: YES, see below
Equipment: See below.
Day 1: Sat Jan. 7, 1pm-4pm
Day 2: Sat Jan. 21, 9am-4pm
Day 3: Sat Mar. 4, 1pm-4pm
This class will introduce new weavers to the logistics of planning and preparing a pooled warp project on a rigid heddle loom. Many variegated be they commercial or hand dyed, have repeating color sequences that can be taken advantage of by a weaver. Learn which kind of yarns and dye processes lead to repeating color sequences, and which may not give the results you want. Learn how to determine if a given yarn will work the way you want and access its color sequences for project planning. Students will complete class by planning and actually measuring the warp for a pooled warp project of their choice. Students may use the Direct Warping method or Indirect Warping.
Pre-requisites: Prior completion of Beginning RH Weaving A or B and/or the ability to warp a loom on your own. Completion of 2 or more weaving projects on your own is advised for beginners before taking this class.
Equipment: This class is intended for students with their own rigid heddle loom. Students will need the following equipment:
• A rigid heddle loom with at least 8” weaving width.
• Heddle EPI is flexible and will depend on the yarn choices made by the student during the project
planning portion of class. Students will be guided to select yarn that suits the available dent spacing
of the student’s heddle(s).
• Shuttles appropriate for the weaving width of the student’s loom, or selected project width.
• Any clamps, pegs, threading tools, or other accessories required to dress the student’s loom.
• A warping board will be provided for use in class (measures up to 4.5 yard warp). If the student’s
loom is a smooth beam loom with fixed apron bars (e.g. Ashford Rigid Heddle or Ashford Knitter’s
Loom) this should include a supplemental dowel or rod for attaching the warp to the warp beam if
student will be using the indirect method warping method.
• Yarn materials for this class are NOT included in this course. Stash yarn may be used (and is
encouraged), or students may choose to purchase suitable yarn(s) at the shop. The first class
meeting will teach students what kinds of yarns are appropriate. Students who wish to use stash
yarn are encouraged to bring several options to the first class for review and to add to the class
discussion. The more the merrier.
Schedule: (*Bring a Lunch for the long days as indicated with an asterisk below.)
• Day 1: 1pm-4pm – Learn about color sequences in yarn for pooled warps and aspects of project planning.
• Day 2: 9am-4pm* – Students will design and plan of projects in the morning. The afternoon will be spent measuring warps and/or dressing looms. Students proficient with the Indirect Warping method may elect to use class time to wind and measure several pooled warps for multiple projects, and dress their loom at home outside of class.
o Finish weaving at home.
• Day 3: 1pm-4pm – Meet to review completed or in progress project. Discuss other applications of variegated yarns in weaving.
Beginning RH Weaving Indirect Warp – $220.00 *
Instructor: Stephanie Hill
Day 1: Sun Jan. 8, 9am-12pm
Day 2: Sun Jan. 15, 9am-4pm
Day 3: Sun Jan. 22, 9am-4pm
Day 4: Sun Feb. 5, 9am-12pm
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
- 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.).
- 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: Direct Warping: $165.00
Day 1: Sat Feb. 11, 9am-4pm
Day 2: Sat Feb. 18, 9am-12pm
Day 3: Sat Mar. 4, 9am-12pm
Instructor: Stephanie Hill
Equipment: Provided by Shop
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. This class is designed for novice weavers. No prior experience or equipment is required. This Direct Warping class may be taken before, after, or coincident with our Beginning RH Weaving – Indirect Warping class. We recommend taking both Beginning RH Weaving classes to reinforce skills, learn both warping techniques, and try out two different looms.
In this class you will complete 1 project, to help you learn:
• Basic weaving terminology
• How to direct warp a rigid heddle loom
• Variations on 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 Used: Student use of Schacht 10” Cricket looms and accessories is included in the class. A refundable security deposit of $60 is required on the second 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 make arrangements to have said looms and related accessories reviewed by the instructor to verify they are complete, in good working order, and appropriate for the Direct Warping method used in class. 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.).
• Project 1 – Explorer Bag: Yarn for project is included in class cost and will be selected during class. (Yarn: 125g C1 for warp, plus 25g each of C1, C2, C3, C4, and C5 for weft. 250g total of Plymouth Galway and/or Cascade 220; worsted weight 100% wool.)
Agenda: Days 1 and 2 may be combined and/or may be consecutive days for certain schedules. Refer to published class dates. Bring a Lunch if Days 1 and 2 are combined.
• Day 1: 9am-12:00 (3 hrs) – Direct warp the loom
• Day 2: 9am-12:00 (3 hrs) – Begin weaving. SECURITY DEPOSIT DUE. Finish weaving at home.
• Day 3: 9am-12:00 (3 hrs) – Learn a few more techniques.Finish weaving at home.
• Day 4: 9am-12:00 (3 hrs) – Learn to hand Hem and Seam. RETURN ALL EQUIPMENT. REFUND SECURITY DEPOSIT
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.
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. Teaching Ewe Inspiration and some projects made by our own customers!
Elizabeth 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
Please sign up for any Teaching Ewe with Stephanie on Tuesday Evenings or Wednesday Mornings.
Please sign up for any Teaching Ewe with Stephanie
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
The 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
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:
We recommend at least 2 sessions for this project. Please sign up for any Teaching Ewe with Wae
We would recommend at least 3 sessions for this project, please sign up for any Teaching Ewe with Wae
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 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.
The 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.
A 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