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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 Nov 11th: 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 Nov 25th: 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 November 2017 – Sign up here!

Freebie Friday: Textured Boot Cuffs – (crochet): Fri. Nov. 3rd, 6 pm – 7:45 pm
*Free*

There’s a chill in the air – bring out your winter accessories! And let’s add boot cuffs to your winter wardrobe.  This is a good project for scrap yarn.  Bring some worsted weight yarn and leave with a pair of stylish cuffs.

Suggested Yarns: Moonshine, Tide, Jelli Beenz

 

Nazareth Angel Ornament (knit)
Saturday, Nov. 4th – 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
$10

A cute little angel for your tree, as a package ornament or as a gift (Anne gives ornaments to her grandchildren every year). Fun thing: optional beads

Yarn Suggestions: Aunt Lydia’s #10 Crochet Cotton, Comfort Sock, Nuna

 

One Cable Mitts (knit): Sun. Nov. 12th, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
$15

Have you done cable yet? If not, this is the class for you!!! We will be working a large, simple cable to get you into the fun of doing cables and you get some warm mitts for yourself or a loved one.

Suggested Yarns: Moonshine, Remix, Mayu

 

Dragonfly Slouchie (crochet): Fri. Nov. 17th, 6 pm – 7:45 pm
$15

These adorable little critters are resident in this fun slouchy hat. It’s made in a DK weight for a lighter look and feel. Add a pompom just for fun!

Suggested Yarns: Herriot/Llama Una, Milky Whey, Feeling

 

Falling Fans Cowl (crochet): Sat. Nov. 18th, 2 pm – 4 pm
$20

An adventursome beginner can make this fun, quick cowl – with Leslie’s expert help. Leslie also has an alternate edging.

Suggested Yarns: Gingko, Umina, Herriot/Llama Una

 

Anti-Black Friday Potluck, Asylum & Sale: Fri. Nov. 24th, 10 am – 8 pm
$20

Tired of fighting the crowds? Tired of standing in line? Come join us for eating, drinking & stitching. Bring some leftovers so we can all nibble, because aren’t Thanksgiving leftovers the best?!? We will continue the merriment through the Teen Asylum. And before I forget – Anne will be putting yarn on clearance, so come check it out.

And remind your SOs that we do gift certificates and our lines tend to be short & quick.

 

Family Slippers (knit): Sun. Nov. 26th, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
$20

Churchmouse Yarns & Teas’ version of these nostalgic slippers evolved from several versions of the pattern found in every auntie’s knitting bag. They finessed the toe a little but left the heel in its simplest form. Embellish your slippers with pom-poms, tassels or buttons — or try our split cuff for a preppy Oxford shirt look. It’s so easy! We chose to knit our slippers in worsted, doubled. A sleeper favorite, we love the hardy durability and cushy comfort of this worsted weight, single spun yarn. And using two strands together means an even more sturdy squish!

Suggested Yarns: Encore, Jelli Beenz, Weekend

 

Events & Upcoming Classes:

Painted in Warmth Beanie (crochet): Fri. Dec. 1st, 6 pm – 7:45 pm
$20

Rated for the experienced crocheter by the designer, this fun project offers an interesting study in color. And you can take the color play even further combining solid and variegated yarns.

Suggested Yarns: Gingko, DK Superwash with Sunshine Coast, Cozy Alpaca with Puelo

Freebie Saturday: Christmas Baubles – (knit): Sat. Dec. 2nd, 2 pm – 4 pm
*Free*

These three baubles follow one basic pattern. One bauble has a traditional Norwegian snowflake pattern, one has a diamond beaded pattern and one is knitted in stripes.

All three baubles are worked in the round on double pointed needles. These projects are quick and fun and make the perfect stash busters. Use the basic pattern & go mad with color.

Suggested Yarns: Scrap fingering, sport or DK yarn

Teen Asylum
Friday, Nov 24th
6 pm – 8 pm

*Free*

We have a new, exciting event added to our calendar!!! So many teens & pre-teens have been coming in that we have created a Teen Asylum night. This will be a regular feature on the FOURTH FRIDAY of every month.

 

 

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Regular Events

Squares for Veterans – Every Sunday!

FREE!

We NEED lots of squares for these highly worthy men and women.  Come in and help us make them & join 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

Teen Asylum – Fourth Friday of every month: 6 pm – 8 pm

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!!!