Learn to Knit! – POSTPONED

SPECIAL NOTE: If you are registered for this class, please check your email for a message from us about your reservation. We are postponing this class and our events for Saturday, March 14th to support community efforts to contain accidental spread of the COVID-19 virus in order to shorten its spread (so we can all get back to normal routines quicker!). We will be posting new dates for this and other exciting knitting and crochet classes with Nancy and Nadine in just a few days. Please contact the shop if you have any questions - we are still open for [...]

By |2020-03-13T16:06:24-04:00March 14th, 2020|, |

Sashiko Basics

Sashiko, the ancient Japanese needlework practice, is surging in popularity thanks to its mindfulness and beautiful simplicity. It is wonderful for people who find cross stitch and embroidery challenging to the eye or hand but is a great addition to any needle fan’s repertoire. The key difference is the method - the needle is ‘weaved’ into the fabric, then the fabric is pulled to complete several stitches at once. The photograph here is a traditional Sashiko pattern completed by your instructor, Andrea Verley. For this beginner class, focused on technique and getting familiar with the art form, we will provide [...]

By |2020-01-28T17:45:44-05:00March 9th, 2020|, , |

Sashiko Basics

Sashiko, the ancient Japanese needlework practice, is surging in popularity thanks to its mindfulness and beautiful simplicity. It is wonderful for people who find cross stitch and embroidery challenging to the eye or hand but is a great addition to any needle fan’s repertoire. The key difference is the method - the needle is ‘weaved’ into the fabric, then the fabric is pulled to complete several stitches at once. The photograph here is a traditional Sashiko pattern completed by your instructor, Andrea Verley. For this beginner class, focused on technique and getting familiar with the art form, we will provide [...]

By |2020-01-28T17:43:29-05:00March 8th, 2020|, , |

Crochet Basics

Learn the basics of crochet with instructor Anna Ruff.  She’ll share the terminology and abbreviations you’ll find in patterns, how to make a slip knot, hold the crochet hook and yarn, create chain, single and double crochet stitches and how to fasten off when you’re finished. We’ll touch briefly on how to read patterns but this class is for the true beginner or someone needing a refresher course in how to get started. Whether you are right- or left-handed, you will learn the basics of crochet. This is a relaxed class of 60 – 90 minutes with everyone welcome to [...]

By |2020-02-23T10:29:32-05:00March 4th, 2020|, |

English Paper Piecing

In this beginner English Paper Piecing (EPP) class, we will learn how to use non-traditional methods to achieve great results with hand-sewing. Instructor Andrea Verley will show how to glue-baste fabric to paper pieces and then use a “flat back” stitch to sew hexagonal pieces together for a brilliant result that minimizes stitch visibility on the front. We will create a flower shape, which can serve as the beginning block to an amazing quilt!   All supplies (needle, thread, scissors, fabric, EPP papers, glue) for this class will be provided. If you would like to bring your own [...]

By |2020-01-03T18:45:17-05:00March 3rd, 2020|, |

Macrame: Hanging Basket

Our last macrame class for the wall hanging sold out so register for this one before it’s gone, too! In this class, we’ll make a beautiful hanging basket for a plant you bring. Maximum size is an 8-inch pot. (It’s a great excuse to go plant shopping and get rid of the winter blues!) You’ll learn 3 basic macrame knots including the pretty twisting knot and techniques that you can use over and over to get your deck and windows ready for spring! No experience with macrame is required - just bring your plant and your willingness to learn, we’ll [...]

By |2020-02-13T17:21:26-05:00February 27th, 2020|, |

Arm Knitting for Beginners

They’re big, comfy and a great afternoon project that’s easy to learn and do again - Arm Knitted Throws! (Or scarves! Or pet beds!) In this class, we will learn the basics of arm knitting.  We will learn how to cast on, stitch rows, and how to tie off and/or begin a new skein of yarn. This is an introduction class so bring as much yarn as you'd like to create the size of blanket that you wish.  One skein of Jumbo yarn size 7 will yield a small blanket approximately 14 x 20 inches, or a small scarf or [...]

By |2020-01-28T19:14:32-05:00February 19th, 2020|, |

Macrame: Hanging Basket

Our last macrame class for the wall hanging sold out so register for this one before it’s gone, too! In this class, we’ll make a beautiful hanging basket for a plant you bring. Maximum size is an 8-inch pot. (It’s a great excuse to go plant shopping and get rid of the winter blues!) You’ll learn 3 basic macrame knots including the pretty twisting knot and techniques that you can use over and over to get your deck and windows ready for spring! No experience with macrame is required - just bring your plant and your willingness to learn, we’ll [...]

By |2020-01-24T14:31:09-05:00February 12th, 2020|, |

English Paper Piecing

In this beginner English Paper Piecing (EPP) class, we will learn how to use non-traditional methods to achieve great results with hand-sewing. Instructor Andrea Verley will show how to glue-baste fabric to paper pieces and then use a “flat back” stitch to sew hexagonal pieces together for a brilliant result that minimizes stitch visibility on the front. We will create a flower shape, which can serve as the beginning block to an amazing quilt!   All supplies (needle, thread, scissors, fabric, EPP papers, glue) for this class will be provided. If you would like to bring your own [...]

By |2020-01-03T18:44:27-05:00February 12th, 2020|, |

Arm Knitting for Beginners

They’re big, comfy and a great afternoon project that’s easy to learn and do again - Arm Knitted Throws! (Or scarves! Or pet beds!) In this class, we will learn the basics of arm knitting.  We will learn how to cast on, stitch rows, and how to tie off and/or begin a new skein of yarn. This is an introduction class so bring as much yarn as you'd like to create the size of blanket that you wish.  One skein of Jumbo yarn size 7 will yield a small blanket approximately 14 x 20 inches, or a small scarf or [...]

By |2020-01-28T19:15:22-05:00February 5th, 2020|, |