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Class Dates

 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

Beginning Knitting or Crochet

$30.00 per hour by appointmentcary grant knitting
Learning something new can be frustrating. Let us teach you privately without distractions when it’s convenient for you. Day sessions and Evening sessions available 7 days a week.

Email Wae at temptingewe@cloverhillyarn.com to discuss your needs and schedule and we’ll take care of the rest. 


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 for Knitting and Crochet Lessons:
1 session = $30.00 
3 sessions = $75.00
6 sessions = $125.00

 


Teaching Ewe Dates and Times:

waeprofileTeaching Ewe Tuesday Night with Wae 6pm-8pm Every Tuesday night through the end of May.

Please call ahead to reserve your seat and sign up.

Wae is one of the two owners here at Cloverhill and the one of the two owner/dyers behind Tempting Ewe Yarns. Wae has artistic/intuitive instruction style and is very laid back and patient with 17+ years of fiber arts experience.

“As a teacher I like to focus on the success and confidence of my students and I cater each lesson according to your needs.”

Wae is available for lessons in:

Knitting: Beginning Knitting, Finishing Techniques, Fixing Mistakes, Entrelac, Lace, Shawls, Sweaters, Cables, Colorwork…

Spinning: Beginning Spinning, Fiber Prep and drafting techniques, spinning troubleshooting ( I watch you spin and help you fix or improve what you’re having trouble with), Drum Carding Lessons

Crochet: Beginning Crochet, Amigurumi and Toys, Lace, Granny Squares, Pattern Reading, Crochet as finishing techniques for Knitters.

Pricing is as follows for Knitting and Crochet instruction:

1 session = $30.00 
3 sessions = $75.00
6 sessions = $125.00

Spinning Instruction is $40 per hour.

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 divergentTeaching Ewe Wednesday Mornings with Stephanie

10am – 12pm :  call to reserve a seat.

March 1st, 8th, 15th

April 12th, 

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

Spinning Instruction is $40 per hour.

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Teaching Ewe Thursday Afternoons with Christina 12pm-2pm: screenshot_2016-12-29-18-27-34call to reserve a seat

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

Spinning Instruction is $40 per hour.

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Making a Magic Ball with the Russian Join Technique

April 1st, 2017 from 2 pm-4 pm $40.00

20170211_071802Make your own color changing yarn using up stash busting, scraps and mini skeins! Tempting Ewe will be introducing new mini skeins in our popular Ewe So Happy Base and in our Ewe So Sparkly Sock Base. Come just to learn the versatile Russian Join for a seamless way to join yarns together with no knots.

IMG_20170104_125104Wae will also be using this class to discuss some color theory and planning and will help you build a gradient out of the yarns you bring or purchase.Please bring yarn and have a small darning needle appropriate for the size of yarn
you’ll be working with. I suggest that if you have a particular project in mind for your color changing yarn, bring enough yarn so you can complete the project… if a project needs 300 grams of yarn, bring in at least that much in stash or purchase what you’ll need. The more colors you have the more stunning the color changes can be.

We can also turn this into a stash busting swap, bring yarns you’re willing to trade and share the more variety the merrier!


Might we Suggest?

These are some of the popular patterns people are working on and we’d love to help you with any of these projects, just sign up for any teaching ewe class time or a private lesson. Not sure what kind of lesson is best for you? Email Wae at temptingewe@cloverhillyarn.com for personalized help.

Find your Fade

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Starting at a single point and growing, shifting and fading into a piece that begs to be wrapped up in. This asymmetrical triangle shawl uses some clever increasing and decreasing, combined with relaxing garter stitch and simple lace so that you have a fun-to-knit canvas to play with mixing colors on! This shawl is all about making it your own. Let your creativity shine!!
Get creative – this is YOUR shawl! Use only 1 color, or 3, or 10. Need help with color selections? I highly recommend diving into your stash (or the shelves of your LYS) and untwisting the skeins and then laying them next to each other. Look for nuances that can be seen from one color to the next – if your first color has some gold (like mine), why not snag an awesome speckled skein that also has some gold and another color you love (ahem – pink), so that after the speckled skein you can start stitching up that favorite pink skein you have been hoarding! And so on and so forth! Still feeling nervous? Head on over to my Ravelry group and show some pictures of the yarn you are trying to decide between! Everyone there loves to help!!findyourfade3

Yarn: Fingering Weight Yarn – 1540yds/ 385g in multiple colors

We have lots of wonderful Indie dyed yarns in stock from Tempting Ewe to Hedgehog Fibers, stop by to get inspired! Wae is working on this shawl now, ask her to show you her progress!

This pattern is available for $7.00 USD buy it now


 

Marled Magic Mystery Shawl KAL by Stephen West

This pattern is available for $6.50 USD buy it now

Stash_1_medium2 Thumbnail_WK_MKAL_medium2This Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL is unlike any other mystery shawl. I designed this stash busting pattern to use all kinds of colors from your yarn collection. Each week starting March 3, you will receive a section of the mystery shawl pattern until the final design is revealed on March 24. Get a group of your knitting friends together and enjoy this brand new Westknits adventure!

Get pumped for the Marled Magic Mystery Shawl with this ultra spicy music video filmed in Reykjavik, Spiceland!

https://youtu.be/Zuilaycf7Gs

Join the Ravelry group here to get inspired and share photos of your yarn choices.

SCHEDULE
Clue 1 – Friday, March 3
Clue 2 – Friday, March 10
Clue 3 – Friday, March 17
Clue 4 – Friday, March 24

Amanda is working on this shawl now, stop in and ask her to see her progress!


Exploration Station by Stephen West15857731561_125dacbdf3_z

This pattern is available for $6.00 USD buy it now

This top down semi-circle shawl begins with my favorite Westknits shortcut rows and yarn overs followed by two-color brioche ribbing, slipped stitches, stripes, and finally a beautiful chevron border. Choose 4 colors of ya15833914186_331547dfc3_zrn and enjoy the playful knitting journey!

Finished Measurements: 22” / 56cm from CO to BO, 70”/ 178cm wingspan length. Measurements taken after blocking.

Yarn: Fingering weight

Amanda just finished her Exploration Station and it will be on display for a limited time at the shop, stop by to check it out! Nervous about the Brioche section of the shawl? A Teaching Ewe private lesson can help!


Lilli Pilli by Ambah O’Brien lilli pilli

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.

 

 


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 Antler Mittens by Tincanknits 

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.


Brioche with Stephanie

Brioche with Stephanie

 Mix Up! by Stephanie Hill

Mix-Up! is a Two-Color Brioche Cowl.

I designed this pattern and handout to be used when I teach beginning brioche.

Yarn recommendations:
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.

Needle recommendations:
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 20160604_111127

Pre-requisites: YES, see below

Instructor: Stephanie

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.

Materials (Yarn):

• 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 *

First completed projects - Basic Rigid Heddle Weaving

First completed projects – Basic Rigid Heddle Weaving

Pre-requisites: None 

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

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: Direct Warping: $165.00IMG_6856

Day 1: Sat Feb. 11,  9am-4pm

Day 2: Sat Feb. 18,  9am-12pm

Day 3: Sat Mar. 4,  9am-12pm

Prerequisites: None

Instructor: Stephanie Hill

Equipment: Provided by Shop

IMG_6748Rigid 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

IMG_6929 (2)• 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.).

Materials (Yarn):

• 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

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

 Please sign up for any Teaching Ewe with Stephanie 

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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

 

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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:

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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

 

 

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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