We offer classes for novice to advanced knitters and crocheters. Private lessons are also available. If a class schedule or topic does not suit your needs please contact the shop to see if a private lesson can be coordinated.
Instructor: Stephanie Hill
November 12, 6pm-8pm
November 13, 6pm-8pm
November 19, 6pm-8pn
November 26, 6pm-8pm
Course Description: Brioche 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 a little jealous at the outcome. 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. For your first Brioche I recommend using the needle size recommended on the ball band of your heaviest weight yarn (or the size needle you would use to knit that yarn based on your personal gauge tendencies). Once you have an understanding of the stitch structure and how brioche is made you can adjust needle size to get the gauge and fabric desired.
Instructor: Nora Bellows of Noni Designs
Date: November 10th, 10:30am-1:30pm
Course Description: Decorate your sweaters, your holiday table, even your sandals with knitted flowers of lasting beauty. Combine multiple flowers to embellish felted or fabric pillows or decorate the top of a gift box in a way that is as beautiful as the gift itself . . .
In this class, students will not only learn to make beautiful knitted flowers themselves, to felt (or not) and use as embellishments for bags, gifts, garments, shoes, afghans and more, but will be encouraged to explore their own creative impulses in the use of color and embellishments such as beads and handmade stamens. Students will learn how to make camellia flowers from start to finish as well as how to change the size of the flowers by changing the knitted gauge.
Instructor: Nora of Noni Designs
October 14, 10:30am-11:30am
October 28, 10:30am-3:30pm
Class Description: These bags are fast and fun to make, quick to finish, and just as fun to make again to gift. The first class is for picking yarn, the specific little bag you want to make, to order your hardware kit, and to learn about successful felting. You go home and knit and felt your bag(s – yes! make more than one!).
The second class is devoted to finishing the bag(s) you have made. Come and join Nora for this fun, hands-on, student-centered workshop.
Class Description: This class is designed for those who want to dip their toes into brioche. Get a taste of the fun world of brioche with this easy one color flat version. Consider staying for the two-color brioche taste test later the same day and build on what you learned in the morning. Come to class with your Pre-Class Homework started and ready to go (click here for Homework and Full Class Description).
Need help with brioche boo-boos? Maybe you need a visit to Brioche Hospital.
You must come to class with your yarn already wound and ready to go. We cannot wind everyone’s yarn in class or in the time before class starts. If you need yarn wound before class, please consider dropping by the shop a few days in advance and we can have it wound for you to do your Pre-Class Homework.
Saturday October 27th, 10:30-1:00 pm
Class Description: This class is designed for those who want delve deeper into brioche. If you’ve mastered one color brioche, this is the class for you. I’ve you’ve taken our Brioche 101 class and want to try working with brioche flat instead of in the round this is also the class for you. If you are super adventurous and want to get started with the best part of brioche this is the class for you! In this class you get an introduction to Two-Color Brioche that will include two-color garter stitch, brioche knit, brioche purl and brioche vocabulary.
Consider starting with the one-color brioche taste test earlier the same day and build on what you learned in the morning. (click here for the Full Class Description and a Pre-Class Experiment for Adventurous Knitters).
You must come to class with your yarn already wound and ready to go. We cannot wind everyone’s yarn in class or in the time before class starts. If you need yarn wound before class, please consider dropping by the shop a few days in advance and we can have it wound for you.
Class Description: Learn when and how you can fix brioche mistakes without ripping. Learn when ripping really is the best solution. Learn how to rip whole or partial rows with confidence. Learn how to correct boo-boos a few rows down. Students are expected to have in progress brioche projects and/or come to class with brioche swatches on the needle. This class can help fix mistakes in existing projects but will also help reinforce your understanding of the structure. (click here for Homework and Full Class Description).
Beginning Knitting or Crochet
$30.00 per hour by appointment
Learning something new can be frustrating. Let us teach you privately at your convenience. Day sessions and Evening sessions available most days.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time that works best for you.