We hope you & yours had a great holiday season. This month we have lots of fun classes for you to keep warm – hats, cowls, and more!
Shop Closed: Dec. 31 – Jan 3rd
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, Jan. 12th: 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, Jan. 26th: 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.)
$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 January 2019 – Sign up here!
Arrow Heartland Loop Scarf (crochet): Fri. Jan 4th, 6 pm – 8 pm
$20 includes pattern
Let’s get started working up your holiday yarn gifts. This versatile accessory can go with just about anything. You may wear it as cowl, snood or cape. And for an extra touch of panache, select a ball of Berroco’s Andean Mist alpaca to pair with your yarn – ooh la la! Class fee includes pattern.
Suggested yarns: Encore, Red Heart Soft, Summer Silk (doubled), Nuna (doubled), any DK doubled, any worsted weight/aran weight
Leaf Lace Modesty Panel (knit): Sat. Jan 5th, 2 pm – 4 pm
We all have a blouse or dress where the “V” is just a little too low. This little triangular panel fills the bill so to speak. Quick and easy to make up several of them in different colors and a great way to use up a little bit of extra yarn.
Suggested Yarns: Aunt Lydia’s #10 Crochet Cotton, any fingering or sport yarn.
Herring Jig Hat (crochet): Fri. Jan 11th, 6 pm – 8 pm
$20 (includes pattern)
We still have a little cool-to-cold weather left before we start thinking about spring, so let’s embrace it with style! Here’s a hat with loads of versatility. Unisex, 6 sizes, yarn weights from DK to Aran or heavier, and numerous possibilities to accessorize. With a wide, wide brim, you can wear this as a beanie with the brim turned up, or wear as a slouchie and leave the brim alone. The herringbone pattern is intricate enough to make this pleasant for intermediate stitchers but not so hard to leave advanced beginners cross-eyed.
Suggested Yarns: Herriot, Nuna, Folio, Summer Silk, Weekend, Plymouth DK Merino, indy dyers’ offerings, Simply Soft
Winter Garden Beanie (crochet): Fri. Jan 18th, 6 pm – 8 pm
$20 (includes pattern)
Worked from the brim to the crown, this will be a non-stop fun hat to work up! If front post stitches have stopped you in the past, put your fears aside and add this skill to your portfolio. Directions offer 3 sizes.
Suggested Yarns: Herriot, Nuna, Folio, Summer Silk, Plymouth DK Merino, indy dyers’ tweed or sparkle offerings; Caron Simply Soft, Weekend, Encore and Red Heart Soft will make hats larger than 21”
Norwegian Snowy Day Cowl (knit): Sat. Jan 19th, 2 pm – 4 pm
This pattern is inspired by the bleak colors of a snowy day in Norway. The snow covering the steep mountains, the sea and the sky are blue-gray, and the snow flakes creating wonderful stars and roses.
You will enjoy knitting and wearing this warm and decorative unisex cowl! The pattern is written very clearly (plain text) to help new knitters. There a quite large charts for the pattern, to make it easily readable.
Suggested Yarns: Nuna, Herriot/Llama Una, Sunshine Coast
Events & Upcoming Classes:
Sat. February 2nd, 10 am – 6 pm
Sun. February 3rd, 1 pm – 5 pm
Kyla Crawford is the owner and creator of Kyla’s Lab: Textile Arts & Accessories. She grew up in Metro Detroit Michigan where she earned her BFA in painting and fibers. In 2004 Kyla took her first weaving class where she became completely and utterly addicted to all thing textiles, like many of the women in her family. She quickly consumed workshops, and classes on all things textile related. While spreading her love of textiles and arts to her students and through her art. In 2012 Kyla moved to Houston, were she recently completed her MFA in Sculpture. While running Kyla’s Lab, she also creates art and has shown in local galleries and at the Houston Contemporary Craft Center. She continues spreads her love of the arts and knowledge on to others by teaching sculpture and fibers at the University of Houston as well as, workshops at fibers shows and guilds.