Classes & Groups

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

Last updated 01/08/17

Learn to Knit—Make an Ear Warmer/Headband
Saturday, January 14th
9:30 a.m. to noon
Instructor:
Jennifer Kunselman        
Knit a simple ear warmer or head band.  Beginning knitting class.
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  Instructor will help choose materials—bulky yarn and size 10 needles--available at store. (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

Knit Fingerless Gloves—Design Your Own
Saturday, January 21st
1 to 4 p.m
Instructor
: Denise DeGidio.       
The easiest fingerless glove pattern ever! You will add your own design elements—stripes, color work, simple cables, different stitch patterns—the possibilities are endless!  Need to know how to knit and purl.  A perfect second project for new knitters, or, for more experienced knitters, learn to depart from a pattern.  Denise will have many samples to inspire your design.
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  Instructor can help choose materials.  Worsted weight yarn and size 7 or 8 single points. (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

Knit the Azel Pullover
Monday, January 23rd
5:30  to 7:30 p.m
Instructor:
Lisa Mikula.      
This is the super popular pullover, which can be made from size 2 to adult XL.  We’ve made several versions, so have some suggestions and modifications to the original pattern.  Must know knitting basics—an excellent advanced beginner class.
Class Fee:  $10
Materials:  Instructor will help choose materials.  Bulky or Super Bulky yarn, Circulars in 13-24” (or longer), and 13-16”, pattern, buttons.  (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

Crochet Cowl
Saturday, January 28th
1 to 4 p.m.    
Instructor: 
Carol McDowall                   
Make this quick cowl with super bulky yarn.  Must know crochet basics.
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  Instructor can help choose yarn and hook as part of class.  Will need super bulky yarn and an N hook. Instructor will provide pattern.  (Participants will receive 10% off all knitting supplies the day of class)

Creative Journaling
Saturday, February 4th
10 a.m. to noon
Instructor:
Karen Turner                           
Get inspired to try new journaling techniques.  Intoductory methods of incorporating art into your journal.  For writers, artists, and non-artists looking to journal creatively. Karen is an art therapist, and there is potential for an on-going group to develop from this class.
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 Cabled Hearts Valentine Cowl
Saturday, February 4th
2 to 4 p.m.
Instructor:
Denise DeGidio               
 Use yarn in traditional Valentine colors (or not!)  to make this cowl with one large cable.  Perfect introduction to cabling.  Will also learn to knit in round.  Need to know how to knit and purl.  
(Sample is made in Malabrigo worsted—Intenso)

Class Fee:  $10
Materials:  Instructor can help choose materials.  1 skein of worsted wt. yarn, Size 7 circular--16 or 20”. (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

Knit a Ponytail Hat
Saturday, February 11th
9:30 a.m. to noon
Instructor:
Jennifer Kunselman             
Knit this popular beanie with a hole perfect for a messy bun or high ponytail.  Must know how to cast on and knit.  Learn rib stitch and to knit in the round (Magic loop is an option).  Perfect second project for new knitters.
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:   Instructor can help choose yarn & needles as part of class.  Bulky yarn and circular 10-16” (or 32" for magic loop). (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

Crochet Unisex Harlequin Beanie
Saturday, February 18th
1 to 4 p.m  
Instructor:
Carol McDowall    .
Make a fun reversible hat for anyone (sizes baby to adult large) and learn a new skill—front post double crochet.   This pattern is from the new Crochet Style book by Jennifer Dougherty.  An intermediate level class.
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  Worsted weight yarn and a j hook—available at the store. Pattern:  Can purchase the book ($21.99 less 10%) or the individual pattern, availabe for $3.  (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

Knit a Poncho with Lace Inset
Monday, February 20th
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Instructor:
Lisa Mikula       
The lovely Denizen poncho is asymmetrical with a lace pattern in center.  Will learn to use chart to do lacework. Optional crochet edging.  Must know knitting basics.  Intermediate or advanced beginner project.
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  Instructor can help choose yarn and needles as part of class. 4-100g skeins of worsted and 10.5 needles (single point or circular). Optional I crochet hook.   (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies for the class)

All About Knitting Socks—a Sock Open House!
Saturday, March 18th
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m
Instructor:
Jennifer Kunselman .       
Want to knit socks? Learn toe up? Learn top down? Finally turn a heel? Want to learn the magic loop knitting technique? the fish lips kiss toe or heel?  the Kitchener stitch?  This is the class for you!  Our sock expert will be here from 9:30 to 12:30 to work with you.  She can get you started on socks, using either double points or a long circular needle (for magic loop).  You can start a sock ahead of time and bring ready to turn the heel.  If you have unfinished socks and need help, bring them in.  (patience may also be required as Jennifer works on the different skills with participants—but knitters are patient, right?!)
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  Instructor will help choose or staff can help if you want to get started before the class.  (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

Knit the Makes Me Happy Cowl
Monday, March 20th
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Instructor:
Lisa Mikula               
This sport weight cowl is a stitch sampler of 8 different patterns, has 3 colors of yarn, and 3 ways to incorporate prestrung beads.  Must know knitting basics.  Will learn different stitches, color changing with stripes, prestringing and knitting with beads.  Great intermediate project. May be a second session.
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  Instructor can help choose yarn and needles as part of class. 500 yards total of sport weight yarn in 3 colors.  Size 6 beads.  Size 5 circular needle (16, 20, or 24”).  All materials available at the store.  (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies for the class)

Beginning Crochet
Saturday, March 25th
1:00-4:00 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)

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

Beginning Knitting, Knitting Help, and Knitting Group       Wednesdays 2:00 to 4:00
Instructor:  Sherrine Whalley 

For kids and adult beginners.  Come whenever you can.  Sherrine will get you started
and help with projects in progress.  She will stay to 4:30, but please let us know if you need the later time. A knitting group has formed with Sherrine at this time, too—come join them!
[Note:  Sherrine is sensitive to strong smells, so we appreciate if you wear minimal perfume, thanks ]  
Class Fee:  $1 per class (includes beginning supplies).   Note:  No need to register—just drop in. ( you may want to call in morning to be sure Sherrine will be here).

PhD Knitting Thursday (Projects half Done!)     NEW--Starting 2/2     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).

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.

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

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

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.