A group class offers you the chance to build your skills in a supportive environment where curiosity is encouraged. PLUS, you'll get to meet people sharing the journey with you. Please make sure you read our class and lesson policies prior to registration.
Information about required skills, materials and any homework is on the registration page for each class. Click on the green button under each class listing to get all the details.
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General group class offerings for winter / early spring 2024
Swatch-Buckling Adventures: Thursday, Feb. 1, 6-7:30 PM Instructor: Lindsey Spoor Class fee: $25 // available to attend in-person or on Zoom (please choose at registration)
In this class, we’ll explore the wild world of swatching before embarking on a project. How do you create a swatch that will be accurate? To wash or not to wash? When can you skip the swatch? What if you love the fabric your swatch gives you, but that's not what the pattern calls for? If you’ve ever wanted the answers to these questions - and especially if you have other related questions! - join us for this class.
Fix-It Shop: Saturday, February 24, 3-5 PM Instructor: Lindsey Spoor Class fee: $50 + materials (includes fix-it swatches waiting for your TLC!) // in-person only
We’ve all done it. In a hurry, we shove a project in a bag, forget about it for a week or two, come back to it… and there are dropped stitches. Or you smooth it out to figure out where you were in the pattern… and there’s a weird hole. You knitted when you should have purled. You have ONE stitch out of place in a texture pattern. What’s a knitter to do? You can fix it. Really! Learn about basic mistakes - what they look like, how they happen, and how to fix them - in this 2-hour hands-on class.
Intro to Stranded Colorwork // Bousta Beanie by Gudrun Johnston Class sessions: Sundays, Feb. 25 & Mar. 10, 1-3 PM (must attend both sessions) Instructor: Lindsey Spoor Class fee: $50 + materials // in-person only
You’ve seen the Doodle Cowls. You’re super-excited to make one. But… how do you do the thing? How do you make those patterns magically appear in your fabric? It’s a technique called stranded colorwork (or sometimes Fair Isle), and if you can knit and purl, you can totally do this, too!
We’ll be making the Bousta Beanie by Gudrun Johnston as our class project, which uses Shetland Fingering from Elemental Affects / Jorstad Creek Fibers.
Finishing School - Knits: Saturday, Mar. 2, 3-5 PM Instructor: Lindsey Spoor Class fee: $50 + materials (includes swatches to work from) // in-person only
One of the things that we hear regularly as fiber crafters is that “good finishing makes or breaks the project.” And for lack of confidence… that project maybe sits unfinished in the project bag because you’re terrified to make the wrong choice or put things together incorrectly.
In this 2-hour hands-on class, we’ll tackle the basics of seaming, grafting, and thinking through your bind-off and cast-on choices to make sure your project ends up out in the world, not languishing in finishing limbo.
Intro to Knitted Cables: Saturday, Mar. 9, 3-5 PM Instructor: Lindsey Spoor Class fee: $40 (includes yarn) // in-person only
Cables are a classic element of knitted designs - and there are so many designers using them in new and exciting ways! And believe it or not, they’re created just by knitting stitches out of order. Learn how to knit three basic cables with us in this introductory-level class.
Visual Project Trackers: Thursday, Mar. 14, 6-8 PM -OR- Saturday, Mar. 23, 3-5 PM Instructor: Lindsey Spoor Class fee $35 // in-person or via Zoom (please indicate your choice at registration)
If you’ve ever struggled to remember where you are in a pattern… or puzzled over just how many repeats you need to work to get to a measurement as indicated in a pattern… or you just like having a tangible, visible record of where you are in a given project, then join us for our Visual Project Trackers class! We’ll take a look at what simple trackers and more complex project trackers look like, then we’ll walk through a pattern to help you get an idea of which visual project tracking elements / layouts work best for you.