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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 July 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 July 22nd: 1-3 pm – 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 July 2017 – Sign up here!

Embossed Leaf Trinket Bag – (knit): Sun. Jul. 9th, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
$15

A sweet little bag to hold trinkets, Starbuck cards, love notes, etc. Uses basic knitting, including increase and decrease (basic crochet, including single crochet, chain and triple crochet is optional).

Suggest Supplies: Approx. 20 yds of fingering/sock weight yarn, small button

 

Ren Faire Wristers (crochet): Weds. Jul. 12th, 1 pm – 3 pm
$15

Adding to a Ren-Faire wardrobe, Red Heart designer Kimberly K. McAlindin gives us elbow-length fingerless gloves/wristlets. Tres chic! Tres dramatique!

Suggested Yarns: Feza Viva Glitz, Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Cotton, Indie Yarn – plain or sparkly

 

Be So Fine Lace Scarf (crochet): Fri. Jul. 14th, 6pm – 7:30 pm
$15

Whew!  Is it hot or what?!!  You don’t want a heavy scarf weighing you down and making your temperature rise, and yet you want to add something sassy and colorful to your T-shirt, office dress, etc.  Skinny scarf to the rescue! (And don’t you love patterns that lend themselves to just about any yarn?) So bring in some tasty skein you have at home or come in and pick up some yummy yarn from the shop and let’s get started on this scarf!

Suggested yarns:  Savanna, Modern Cotton, Crochet Cotton size 10, Comfy Alpaca, or one of our luscious indie-yarns!

 

Fish Hat [Dead or Alive?] (knit): Sat. Jul. 15th, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
$15

Do you smell something fishy? No, of course you don’t! Don’t worry that bad smells will scare people away when you wear this hat. This 100% odorless fish will attract people to you instead! This would also be a great way to use up some of those worsted-weight bits & pieces.

Suggested Yarns: Moonshine, Cozy Alpaca, Encore

 

Quick & Easy Cozy (knit): Mon. Jul. 17th, 3 pm – 4 pm
$15 (includes pattern)

No one likes throwing away yarn ends, but it gets especially hard to do when you’re using a luxury yarn. This is the perfect pattern to help you use up that left over yarn.

Suggested Yarns:  Moonshine, Ginkgo, any of the scraps of worsted yarn that you’d like to use up

 

Crochet 205 – Floral Fantasy Scarf (crochet): Fri. Jul. 21th, 6:30 pm – 8 pm
$25 (includes pattern)

The ultimate in versatility!  A pattern reminiscent of thistle flowers bordered with small “leaves,” this scarf or wrap can be worked in a variety of yarn weights and colors from solid, 2-color, tonal, or gradient color choices.  Definitely bold and dressy, yet casual enough for evening BBQs or sports night with friends at your local watering hole!

Ravelry rates this pattern for the advanced crocheters – come see Leslie and unleash the crocheter in YOU!!

Suggested Yarns: Savanna, Herriot, Crochet Cotton size 10, Comfy Alpaca, or one of our gorgeous indie-dyed offerings!

 

Gingerbread Boy (knit): Sat. Jul. 29th, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
$10

Anne is already thinking about Christmas & gifts. This little toy is super easy and quick to knit. It’s worked in the round, and all in one piece so there’s no seaming at all. Best of all, the fun comes at the end when you get to decorate him! Need a gingerbread girl? Add a little skirt

He’s 11 inches tall when using worsted weight yarn and size 4 dpns, but can easily be made larger or smaller by changing yarn weight and needle size.

Yarn Suggestions: DK Superwash, Cozy Alpaca, Encore

Events & Upcoming Classes:

Simply Lace Scarf (crochet)
Friday, Aug. 4th – 6 pm – 7:30 pm
$15

Do you need a lightweight, lacy accessory that is pretty and simple to make? Give this skinny scarf a try! The scarf delivers a simple and pleasing stitch pattern repeated as many times as you want to make it as wide or narrow as you’d like. And with fringe or without – your choice.

Suggested Yarns: Frolicking Feet, Milky Whey, Savanna

 

Undead Yarns Trunk Show
Saturday, Aug. 5th – 10 am – 6 pm
*Free*

 

Heidi dye and sell yarn that appeals to her.  As a big fan of horror movies and fiction,she finds she gravitates towards unusual colors.

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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