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Beginner Classes

We offer beginning knitting and crochet classes once a month.  Our goal in these classes is to give you enough knowledge that you can walk out and go stitch a scarf!  We will also point you to online resources that can help you continue learning and advancing in your fiber quest.  Cost for beginner classes is $30 for instruction only or $40 for instruction plus supplies.  By appointment only.

Crochet 101 – Saturday Apr. 8th : 1-3pm – We cover chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, and how to finish a project.  We also discuss other crochet stitches, such as a half double crochet and treble crochet, as variations of those we learn in class

Knitting 101 – Saturday Apr. 22nd : 1-3 pm – CANCELLED – We cover casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch, and binding off.  If time allows we will also show you some patterns and designs you can make using only those two stitches!

If those dates aren’t convenient for you, we also offer private instruction for $15 an hour that can be arranged to fit your schedule!

We also offer more advanced and pattern classes that change from month to month.  Be sure to sign up for our newsletter or check our calendar to stay updated on what we’ll be offering next!  (We promise we won’t send out more than two emails per month.)

Private Instruction

$15 per hour: By appointment only

Already know a thing or two about knit or crochet?  Or can’t make the Saturday 101 classes?  Private instruction with any of our staff may be right up your alley!  We’ll have you feeling like a pro in no time!

 

Monthly Classes for April 2017 – Sign up here!

Cluster Stitch Bag (crochet) (crochet): Tues. Apr. 4th, 6 pm – 7:30 pm
$20 or $15 with yarn purchase

Why not whip up this colorful FUN basket to dress up your table or as a cute Easter gift for a loved one? The pattern is actually a recipe to create a basket, bag, or even a hat. You need to know basic stitches: chain stitch and double crochet.  You will learn the magic circle, working in the round, how to change colors, the cluster stitch, and the invisible join.

Supplies:  any worsted weight yarn, appropriate crochet hook for chosen yarn, tapestry needle, optional: stitch marker

 

Freebie Friday: Forever Bracelet (crochet): Fri. Apr. 7th, 6:30 pm – 37:30 pm
*Free*

This simple little bracelet can be made in 1/2 hour to an hour.

Supplies:  button (or a toggle closure), DK Cotton (Cleo or Modern Cotton DK)

 

Baby Bunnies (knit): Sun. Apr. 9th, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
$10

These little bunnies are quickly knitted with small amounts of double knitting (DK) weight yarn. They are about 8 cm tall (not counting the ears) and are weighted with beans so they can stand up on their own. These would make a good gift for Easter or at any time of the year.

 

Estonian Bookmark (knit): Mon. Apr. 10th, 2 pm – 4 pm
$10

This little bookmarker is knit in thread, cobweb or lace weight yarn and is a typical size of bookmark. Yarn choice will affect the size. It can be knit longer or shorter if desired. Suitable for small amounts of yarn.

This is considered an easy lace with pattern rows only on right side.

Suggested Yarns: Aunt Lydia’s #10 cotton thread, Merino Silk, and Findley

 

Little Octagon Purse (crochet): Tues. Apr. 11th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
$15 or $10 with yarn purchase

Who doesn’t love flowers and cute purses in spring? This cute little coin purse fits the bill. It’s fun and easily made by crocheting two granny square motifs and whip-stitching them together. You need to know how to chain, single crochet, double crochet, and slip stitch. It helps to know how to treble crochet but if you don’t, no worries – we will teach you.

Supplies: 4 colors of worsted weight yarn or cotton yarn (scraps work great), crochet hook for yarn, tapestry needle, optional: stitch markers

 

Crochet 202: Fri. Apr. 14th, 6 pm – 7:30 pm
$15

Colors and Shapes are the order of the day!  Learn techniques to change colors in your projects, plus work in circles, triangles, squares, and stars; add Magic Circle and Chainless Foundation stitches to your repertoire, as well as some fancy stitches such as Folding Single Crochet, Star Stitch, and Catherine Wheel.

Supplies: 2 colors of yarn in DK weight or worsted weight and corresponding sized crochet hooks (size H, I, and J hooks), stitch markers

Suggested Yarns: Galway Worsted, Berroco Weekend, Berroco Comfort, Encore Worsted

 

Freebie Tuesday: Flower Bookmark (crochet): Tues. Apr. 18th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
*Free*

Join us and crochet these cute bookmarks that you can easily make with any scrap yarn you have just taking up space in you stash. The only stitches you need to know to make these sweet bookmarks are chain, single, and double crochet!

Supplies: an F or G crochet hook and a tapestry needle. We will provide a yarn scrap to make your bookmark but feel free to bring some of your own scrap yarn

 

Yellow Rose Fiber Fiesta: Fri, Apr. 21st & Sat. Apr. 22nd

Fri: 11 am – 5 pm

Sat: 9 am – 5 pm
*Free Admission*

Come visit us at this 7th annual event. Lots of yummy yarns, fibers, accessories, different goodies & games will be available. There will also be a stitch marker swap!!!

NOTE: The shop will be closed during this event but we will be at the show.

 

Crochet 102: Tues. Apr. 25th, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
$15

Took Crochet 101 and still not feeling confident? Come on in and join us for a review of basic crochet stitches. We will review the chain, slip stitch, single, and double crochet.  We will do this as we read the pattern for a Five-Point Dishcloth.

Supplies: cotton yarn, F crochet hook; optional: stitch markers and tapestry needle

Suggested Yarn: Premier Yarns Home Cotton

 

Coral Reef Bag (crochet): Fri. Apr. 28th, 6:30 pm – 8 pm
$20

Dream of summer days at the beach as you use a pretty reef stitch to create a chic bag that’s perfect for toting all of your beach or pool supplies.

Suggested Yarns: Zooey (doubled); Weekend, Premier Home Cotton

 

Kindle Death (knit): Sat. Apr. 29th, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
$15 or $10 with yarn purchase

Knit yourself a Kindle Death! It knits up quite quickly, uses little yarn, and is a simple colorwork design. It has a knitted inner sleeve making this quite a nice cushion for your Kindle.

Suggested Yarns: DK Superwash, Feeling, Llama Una

 

Let’s Go Shopping Market Bag (knit): Sun. Apr. 30th, 2 pm – 4 pm
$20

Send your plastic bags to be recycled! 😉 Simple but clever market bag.

Suggested Yarns: Zooey, Weekend, Premier Home Cotton

Events & Upcoming Classes:

#1 Teacher Dishcloth (knit)
Saturday, May 6th – 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
$10 (includes pattern price)

School is coming to an end, so why not whip up a dishcloth for your kiddo’s favorite teacher?

Suggested Yarns: Cleo, Premier Home Cotton

 

Yarn Carnival Trunk Show
Saturday, May 20th – 10 am – 6 pm

Yarn Carnival is an indy-dyed yarn and craft accessory company based in Austin, Texas. Our goal is to provide you with crazy-good yarn that will make your projects sing and make you cry out for more!

 

Regular Events

Squares for Veterans – Every Sunday!

FREE!

We have lots of squares for these highly worthy men and women.  Come in and help us make them into blankets to be donated to the VA hospital.  It’s also a great way to teach kids 8+ how to slip stitch and maybe even single crochet!

Asylum:

Mondays & Wednesdays: 6 – 8pm

Tuesdays: 10am – 12noon

Are you addicted to yarn?  Yeah, so are we!  Come stitch with us and get to know some other local fiber junkies. It’s yarn therapy!!!

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