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Spring and Summer Classes
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Tuesday, 08 March 2016 08:05
Baby Sweaters Three Ways with Ann Konzen
Flax: $30, Saturdays, April 16, 30, May 7, 10 a.m. to noon.
Diplodocus: $30, Saturdays, May 28, June 11, 25, 10 a.m. to noon.
Trellis: $40, Saturdays, August 6, 13, 20, 27,10 a.m. to noon.For everyone who’s ready to make the leap from knitting accessories to knitting sweaters, Ann is offering three sweater classes this spring and summer. Learn the ins and outs of sweater patterns with three darling small sweaters and everything you learn will help you when you’re ready to knit an adult sized garment.
First is Flax, a Tin Can Knits pattern sized from 0-6 months to Adult 4 XL. Using this simple sweater, we’ll master top-down raglan-sleeved construction.
Second is Diplodocus, a sweet Fair Isle patterned-yoke child’s sweater. Using this slightly more complex pattern, we’ll practice Fair Isle color knitting techniques, short row shaping and simple yoke construction. (Yours doesn’t have to have the dinosaurs – we can put anything in the yoke!)
Finally, we’ll use the Trellis sweater to learn how to construct a heavily cabled cardigan with seams, sleeve shaping, a collar, and a button band.
Each of these sweaters packs a lot of learning into a small package! Take one class or build your skills all summer and take the entire set. Come fall, you’ll be ready to tackle an adult sized sweater!
Save $20 and register for all three classes for only $80.
Weaving Sampler Class with Amy Chapleau
Saturday, April 2, 2016, 1pm to 4pm
Do you love weaving plain weave on your rigid heddle loom, but are ready to expand your skills? Then this is the class for Y-O-U! During this 3-hour class, students will learn techniques such as pick up, leno, Brooks bouquet and more to create a sampler wall hanging. Students should have their own rigid heddle loom with a minimum of a 10” weaving width. Registration, shop sample and supply list will be made available by February 1, 2016. Students will also be required to warp their loom prior to class using the details provided with the supply list.
Class Fee, $35 per person (class fee includes rod for hanging)
May/June Crochet Club: UFO Nights
Tuesdays May 31st and June 28th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Crochet Club has taken on 2 large projects this spring, the Globetrotter Shawl and maker's choice Ponchos. We'll be offering our crocheters a chance to finish up those projects before we get into summer. As always, you are welcome to bring any project from a previous Crochet Club session or Knitorious Beginning Crochet I, II, or III class. Fee: $10
March Lunch Bite: Crochet for Knitters
Friday, March 18, 12-1:30 pm or Saturday, March 19, 12-1:30 p.m.
Learn how you as a knitter can use a crochet hook to do a provisional cast on, stabilize, seam and embellish your knitting. There's no need to fear this handy tool. With the simplest of stitches you can add so much to your knitting.
Materials: Please bring two 4" x 4" stockinette swatches (about 20 stitches by 27 rows, no garter stitch borders; they will curl) in worsted weight yarn and a ball of scrap yarn of same weight and a size G or H crochet hook.
Yarn Play: Finger Knitting and Crochet with Suzanne Hirth
Saturday, April 2nd, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
This class is designed for kids (aged 7+) and their adults who want a very basic but fun introduction to the world of knitting and crocheting. No needles or hooks are used. Little and big fingers will be used as our tools as we work with the bulky yarns that are on everyone's Pinterest boards these days. Together, you and your child can explore how yarn is used to transform a ball of string into knitted or crocheted fabric.
Fee: $20 (materials are included in fee)
Beginning Crochet or Knit III: Mittens with Suzanne Hirth
Beginning Crochet III Mittens: Tuesdays, April 5th and 12th, 12 - 1 pm or 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Beginning Knit III Mittens: Thursdays April 7th and 14th, 12 -1 pm or 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Our fingerless glove and mitten semester winds up with learning how to crochet or knit mittens in the round. We will learn about different ribbing patterns and decreases to shape the tops of the mittens. Knitters will get very familiar with using double pointed needles. You will get to customize your mittens by choosing the color and fiber content of your selected worsted weight yarn. This class meets for 1 hour on each of 2 dates and yes, there will be homework in between the 2 sessions.
Fee: $25 plus materials
Earth Day Lunch Bites: Upcycled Fibers with Suzanne Hirth
Friday, April 22nd or Saturday, April 23rd, 12 - 1:30 pm
You crochet and knit with what? Yes, that's what Suzanne often hears when she talks about how to make t-shirts, plastic bags, 2nd hand fabric and vhs tape into 'fiber' for crocheting and knitting. Celebrate Earth Day and join her for this eco-friendly demonstration on cutting, joining a variety of materials to make a ball of usable fiber as well as how to harvest yarn from a thrift store sweater.
Beginning Crochet or Knit I, II & III: Scarves and Cowls with Suzanne Hirth
Beginning Crochet I: Tuesday, May 3rd, 12 - 2 pm or 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Beginning Crochet II: Tuesday, May 10th, 12 - 2 pm or 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Beginning Crochet III: Tuesdays, June 7th and 14th, 12 - 1 pm or 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Beginning Knit I: Thursday, May 5th, 12 - 2 pm or 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Beginning Knit II: Thursday, May 12th, 12 - 2 pm or 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Beginning Knit III: Thursdays, June 2nd and 9th, 12 - 1 pm or 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Our classes cover all the basics and are project-based. This semester, we will teach you to crochet or knit by making scarves and cowls. Whether you just want to learn crochet or knit skills or you have a particular project in mind, we have you covered. If you already know the basics of crochet or knit, you are welcome to take any of the classes as a quick crochet or knit along.
Fees: Beginning Crochet or Knit I: $25 for one 2hr. session
Beginning Crochet or Knit II: $25 for one 2hr. session
Beginning Crochet or Knit III: $25 for two 1hr. sessions
**Take all 3 classes: $60**
May Lunch Bites: Crochet or Knit a Plant Pocket with Suzanne Hirth
Friday, May 20th, 12 - 1:30 pm or Saturday, 21st 12 - 1:30 pm
Here's a quick and easy crochet or knit project that you can use in your garden! Developed as a form of 'yarn bombing' these simple little pockets can hold a variety of plants and can certainly brighten up a corner of your garden. Come join the fun and make 1 or 2 or more! Crochet and Knit pattern provided.
Knitting with Beads with Ariel Gardner
Sunday, April 24 (1-3pm)
Beads can be a great addition to many types of knit accessories. Knitters will learn two methods for adding beads to knitting.
Materials: small amount of yarn for swatch (fingering to sport weight), #4-#6 needles
Class cost includes crochet hook, bead needle, and beads.
Monsters Alive! with Ariel Gardner
Saturdays, May 7, 14, 21, 1 to 3 p.m.
Pick any of the Danger Craft Monsters, patterns, available on Ravelry, to knit. This class is a great technique class using double pointed needles, magic loop knitting in the round, increases, decreases, and finishing.
Materials: Look to specific pattern for materials.
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