Classes & Groups

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

Last updated 10/06/17

Crochet a Beret
Saturday, September 23rd
1 to 4 p.m.  
Instructor
: Carol McDowall           
Make this beret in time for cool fall weather.  Need to know basics.  Crocheting in round is helpful, but not required.
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  Instructor can help choose yarn and hook as part of class. 1 skein worsted/aran weight yarn and an F hook.  Instructor will provide pattern.  (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

Knit the Addilyn Capelet
Wednesday, October 4th (rescheduled from Summer)
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 can purchase the pattern book ($17.95), which has an excellent pattern selection—and the Brooklin Vest pattern for the Nov. 1st class is also in the book. Or we can download just the pattern for $6. 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)

More Creative Journaling
Saturday, October 7th
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)

Learn Magic Loop Knitting
Saturday, October 21st
9:30 to noon  
Instructor:
Jennifer Kunselman        
Jennifer will be teaching the magic loop knitting technique, which can be used for any knitting in the round—it’s particularly useful for socks, sleeves, and other small items.  For the class you can start a pair of top down socks or a hat or cowl.  Should know how to knit in the round.
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:   Instructor will help select yarn and needles, and will have a basic sock pattern. (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

Crochet an Elephant!
Saturday, October 21st
1:00-4:00 p.m    
Instructor:
Carol McDowall.       
Crochet this fun stuffed elephant. Intermediate class.  Should know how to crochet in round.
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  Instructor can help choose yarn and hook as part of class.  1 skein Flutterby, pattern, and hook   (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

Design a 3 Color Cowl
Thusday, October 26th.
4:30 to 7 p.m.      
Instructor:
Denise DeGidio         
Using Joji Locatelli’s 3 Color Cowl pattern as a starting point, you will design your own striped cowl using 3 colors of yarn as well as different knitting techniques.  Should know how to knit in the round.  An advanced beginner to intermediate class, depending on your design choices.
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  Instructor will help choose materials.  $3 for pattern.  Pattern calls for fingering weight yarn, and has a gauge of 24 stitches, but instructor will help you adjust pattern if you’d rather use a slightly heavier yarn.  24” circular needles in size appropriate for yarn.   (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

Knit the Brooklin Vest
Wednesday, November 1st (may be a second session)
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
Instructor:
Lisa Mikula       
A Berrocco designed vest. A seamless and easy knitting experience, this open-front vest is knit from side-to-side in one piece. A simple texture stitch adorns the back for added interest. Knit in a chunky yarn, this is an advanced beginner project.  Participants can purchase the pattern book ($17.95), which has an excellent pattern selection—and the Addilyn Capelet for the October 4th class is also in the book. Or we can download just the pattern for $6. 
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  Instructor can help choose yarn and needles as part of class.  Portfolio V.2 book, 5-7 hanks ultra alpaca chunky (or equivalent), size 10 32” circular, stitch marker, stitch holder, and 2 buttons.  (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies for the class, including pattern)

More Creative Journaling
Saturday, November 4th
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)

Frame Loom Weaving
Saturday, November 4th
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  [Note time change]
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 help you get started on a wall hanging or other weaving.
Class Fee:  $15
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.  (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

Knit a Cabled Hat—Irish Hiking Hat
Saturday, November 11th
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Instructor:
Jennifer Kunselman       
Knit the Irish Hiking Hat and learn how a basic cable is done—it’s so much easier than it looks! A great gift that will fit both men & women.   The skills required for this class are cast- on, knit, purl, and knitting in the round.
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  Size 8 needles, either double points or circular, cable needle, stitch markers and one skein of worsted weight yarn.  (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

Learn to Crochet—Make a Christmas Card Gift Tag or Ornament
Tuesday, November 14th    (NOTE: NEW DATE)
5 to 7 p.m.
Instructor
: Carol McDowall        
Learn to crochet and edge a Christmas card to make an ornament or gift tag.  
Older kids also welcome to take class.

Class Fee:  $10
Materials:  Old Christmas Cards (we’ll also have some), worsted weight yarn and hook.  Hole punch if you have one (we will have a couple here you can use).  Instructor will provide pattern.  (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

More Creative Journaling
Saturday, December 2nd
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)

 

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.) 

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.