Swimming. Beaches. Family fun. Things we think of with the summer heat. So, we have classes designed to help beat the heat but still allow you to get your crafting groove on. And yes, the shop will be open while Shannon and Anne are at the Houston Fiber Fest June 21-23rd.
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, June 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, June 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.)
$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 JUNE 2019 – Sign up here!
Wings Shawl/Vest (crochet): Fri, June 7th & 21st, 6 pm – 8 pm
$20 for both classes
We’re starting a top-down shawl or vest in June. With the help of 2 pins or buttons, the designer – Siew Clark – provides several different ways to wear this beautiful shawl. And she gives instructions for a rounded triangle shawl if you prefer. Grab a couple of hanks/balls of fingering weight yarn and let’s get started. Browse through our indy-dyed masterpieces, or pick up a couple balls of Perth – the striping will add an extra dimension to your vest!
Class 2: June 21st — 6 pm – 8 pm
Suggested Yarns: Perth, Uluru, Indie-dyed yarn
Sakura Market Bag (crochet): Fri, Jun 14th, 6 pm – 8 pm
Can you honestly say you have too many reusable bags?! And this one is a real beauty! We start with a doily (and you can stop there if you want), and then transition to mesh to finish the bag. A relatively easy pattern with a couple of intermediate-level stitches thrown in to hold your interest. BONUS: this is a one-ball pattern! And a bit of language trivia – sakura is Japanese for cherry blossom.
Suggested yarns: Savanna, Sunshine Coast, Cleo (2 hanks), Remix Light, Modern Cotton DK
Ravelry 101-103 (knit & crochet): Sat, Jun 15th/Jun 29th/Jul 6th, 2 pm – 4 pm
Ravelry is a powerful database for patterns, yarns, and so much more!!! It can be a little confusing so Shannon is here to help you learn how to navigate it.
Each class is stand-alone and the first one will be how to create a profile and how to use the pattern database. The second class will consist of looking at Favorites; how to create a project page; why you want to and finally, we will be getting Social.
Please bring your tablet or laptop although your phone will work in a pinch.
Floating Diamonds Shawlette (crochet): Fri, Jun 28th, 6 pm – 8 pm
This shawlette was originally designed for Berroco’s Remix Light and 430 yards or so (one ball of Remix Light), but any DK weight yarn can be used. Since gauge doesn’t matter, any yarn with its corresponding hook will work for this shawl. Andee Graves of Mamas2Hands has designed this beauty that highlights the classic spider stitch imbedded in a lacy mesh surround. An enjoyable intermediate project for an advanced beginner crocheter or better.
Suggested yarns: Remix Light, Savanna, Great Barrier Reef, Summer Silk, DK Merino, Modern Cotton DK, Red Heart Soft
Events & Upcoming Classes:
Saturday, July 20th, 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, July 21st, 1 pm – 5 pm
Shannon and Anne have been drooling over Karen’s yarn since they first saw them at the Houston Fiber Fest. Now, you will have a chance to see these gorgeous solid & self-striping yarns for yourself.
Squares for Veterans – Every Sunday!
Mondays & Wednesdays: 6 – 8 pm
Tuesdays: 10 am – 12 noon
Sock Fridays: 1 – 4 pm