Classes & Groups

On-going Groups are listed after the classes. (check out our newest on-going group starting 2/2/17)

Last updated 6/20/17

More Creative Journaling--Focus on Poetry
Saturday, June 3rd
10 a.m. to noon
Instructor:
Karen Turner      
Get inspired to try new journaling techniques.  Introductory methods of incorporating art into your journal.  For writers, artists, and non-artists looking to journal creatively. Karen is an art therapist.  Whether you’ve come to other sessions or this is your first one, you are welcome!
Class Fee:  $10
Materials:  An un-ruled journal & writing implements (we have a selection at store). Other embellishments. Instructor will provide additional art materials.  (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

Frame Loom Weaving     
Tuesday, June 6th plus a 2nd session
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Instructor:
Denise DeGidio                                                                      
One of the hottest trends in fibers today! Learn to weave on a portable frame loom. Denise will cover basic weaving 101, design techniques, and be available to help you make a wall hanging or other weaving of your choice. Date for second session will be scheduled by instructor and participants.
Class Fee:  $25
Materials:  Instructor can help choose materials.  Two sizes of frame looms will be available for purchase - price will reflect the loom that you choose, which includes 1 oz of Cotton Warp, 6 Tubes of wool weft yarn (enough to complete 1 project), 1 Tapestry Needle, 2 Wooden Shed Sticks, 1- 6" Wooden Stick Shuttle, and Illustrated Instructions.  Already have your own portable loom? Great! Bring it with you to class - you will be charged only for the class and any materials you will need for your project.  Also a great project to use from your stash.  (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

Beginning Crochet
Wednesday, June 7th
5 to 8 p.m.   
Instructor:
Carol McDowall                  
Learn to crochet and make a washcloth or scarf.
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  Instructor can help choose yarn and hook as part of class.  Instructor will provide pattern.  (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

Crochet a Rat Bookmark
Saturday, June 24th
9 a.m. to noon (TIME CHANGE)   
Instructor:
Carol McDowall                                                              
Adorable little bookmark—looks like the rat from Ratatouille is peeking out of your book!  An advanced beginner class.  Crochet in spiral rounds.  Will learn magic ring, chain, slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, and increasing/decreasing.  Learn the basic pattern, then can modify to make different animals.
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  Instructor can help choose yarn and hook as part of class.  Free pattern used small amounts of gray, black, white, and beige or pink in a sport/dk weight and a B or C hook.  Good use of your stash!  Worsted would just make a slightly bigger bookmark.  (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

Knit a Two-Color Cotton Cowl
Monday, June 26th
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  
Instructor:
Lisa Mikula              
Using a Purl Soho designed pattern that has the look (but not the difficulty!) of brioche, using a fisherman’s rib stitch. Adjust the width or length as desired for your perfect drape. This is a very advanced beginner or intermediate class.
Class Fee:  $10
Materials:  Instructor can help choose yarn and needles as part of class. 2-100 gram skeins of sport/dk cotton or other yarn of your choice (1 skein of each color).  40” circulars in both a 4 & 6.  (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies for the class)

More Creative Journaling
Saturday, July 1st
10 a.m. to noon    
Instructor:
Karen Turner         
Get inspired to try new journaling techniques.  Introductory methods of incorporating art into your journal.  For writers, artists, and non-artists looking to journal creatively. Karen is an art therapist.  Whether you’ve come to other sessions or this is your first one, you are welcome!
Class Fee:  $10
Materials:  An un-ruled journal (we have a selection at store).  Instructor will provide additional art materials.  (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)
 

Knit a Treasure Bag
Wednesday, July 12th
5:30  to 7:30 p.m.    
Instructor:
Lisa Mikula                  
Make a simple little treasure or gift bag. Perfect to store treasures or give a little gift in.   Must know knitting basics—an excellent advanced beginner class.
Class Fee:  $10
Materials:  Instructor will help choose materials. Or bring worsted weight yarn from your stash.  Size 7 needles. Can also add ribbon and beads.   (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

Crochet Coachella Boots 
Saturday, July 15th  (NOTE: Date Change)
1:00-4:00 p.m.      
Instructor:
Carol McDowall                    
Fun, lacey “boot” made using a flip flop for the sole.  An intermediate class. (Carol's finished one pair--they are so fun!)
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  Instructor can help choose yarn and hook as part of class.  Pattern used 600 to 700 yards of heavy worsted cotton yarn and Size B & H hooks.  You’ll also need flip flops, a tapestry needle, sharp scissors, a sharp tool to poke holes, & strong glue (we will also have a tool and glue you can use).  Instructor will provide pattern.  (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

Beginning Crochet
Wednesday, July 19th
5 to 8 p.m.    
Instructor:
Carol McDowall      
Learn to crochet and make a washcloth or scarf.
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  Instructor can help choose yarn and hook as part of class.  Instructor will provide pattern.  (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

Learn to Needle Felt
Thusday, July 20th
5:30 to 8 p.m.     
Instructor:
Denise DeGidio                
Learn to needle felt—decorate a small zippered felt bag (great for notions or as a small purse). Learn the basic techniques, using a design of your making.
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  Instructor will help choose materials. Notions bag, felting needle, block to felt in to, small amount of roving/fleece (all available in store)   (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

Knit the “Pairfect” Socks
Saturday, August 12th (plus 2nd session to be scheduled)
9:30 a.m. to noon
Instructor:
Jennifer Kunselman       
Knit matching patterned socks in this sock yarn designed by Arne & Carlos for Regia.  Will knit from the top down, using your preferred method of knitting in the round (double points or magic loop). Participants will choose date with instructor for a second two hour session to learn to turn the heel (probably fish lips kiss method)
Class Fee:  $25
Materials:   1 skein of Pairfect Sock Yarn & needles (size 0 to 3 to get gauge).  Instructor will have pattern.  (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

Knit the Addilyn Capelet
Monday, August 14th
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
Instructor:
Lisa Mikula       
A Berrocco designed buttoned capelet that can also be worn as a cowl.  Knit in a chunky alpaca, this works up quickly and makes a great gift (start holiday knitting now!).  Participants must purchase the pattern book, but it has an excellent pattern selection—watch for more classes from the book this fall & winter. This is an advanced beginner class. Learn drop-stitch pattern.
Class Fee:  $10
Materials:  Instructor can help choose yarn and needles as part of class.  Portfolio V.2 book, 3-4 hanks ultra alpaca chunky (or equivalent), 24” circular in 10.5, stitch marker, stitch holder, and 2 buttons.  (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies for the class)

Yarnapalooza 4!
Saturday, August 19th —All Day
Watch for more details
• Free demos and mini-lessons include:  Knitted flower embellishments; Design by Denise; Learn to Crochet; Fix Knitting Mistakes; Tunisian Crochet; Min’s Methods.  Times to be determined.
• One day only specials
• Drawings, Refreshments, More!
• Drop in anytime—no need to register.

Please contact us to register—generally must be 3 for class to run.  Classes listed above are generally for ages 12 and up.  Please ask about suitability for a younger child.


On-going Opportunities

PhD Knitting Thursday (Projects half Done!)          Thursdays 2:00 to 4:00
Instructor:  Lisa Mikula    
Want to learn to knit?  Stuck on your current project—the PhD?  Need help starting a new project? Stop in on Thursdays from 2 to 4 and consult with our instructor Lisa Mikula.  If you just want to hang out and knit, that’s okay, too!
Class Fee:  $5 per class for instruction/help (fee waived with purchase of $15 or more).
 Note:  No need to register—just drop in.  (you may want to call in morning to be sure Lisa will be here).

Knitting League of Spooner     Mondays 11:30—3:00
Bring a knitting project, knit together, and share ideas and conversation.

Open Crochet                  2nd & 4th Tuesdays 10 a.m. to noon
Bring a project and crochet together.  Our instructor, Carol McDowall, may be here to give help and crochet ideas.

Wednesday Knitting Group      Wednesdays 2:00 to 4:00
Bring a project and share ideas and conversation

Plan Your Own Class                   By appointment

Girls' weekend?  Can't make our regular classes?  Get 3 or more friends together, tell us what project you'd like to do, and we'll see if we can schedule a class for you. (Knitting & crocheting available at this point, and the more notice we have the better.)  Instructors:  Lisa Mikula, Carol McDowall, or Sherrine Whalley

Beginning Weaving      By appointment
Instructor:  Alene Peterson
Private instruction on loom in instructor’s home.  Call Alene to make arrangements.  635-7344

Northwoods Weavers   1st Tuesday, 10 a.m.
Talk Weaving! Bring in weaving questions or projects to share/discuss.  Bring a bag lunch.

Artists’ Critique      3rd Wednesday 11:00
Area artists meet to share their works of art and learn from one another.