Classes & Groups

On-going Groups are listed after the classes.

Last updated 03/29/19

 

Knitted Knockers—Charity Knitting     
Saturday, April 13
Instructor:
Jennifer Kunselman                       
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.    
This is a charity project for breast cancer survivors.  Knitted Knockers are a special handmade prosthesis for women who have had mastectomies.  We will have the pattern and  a choice of several approved yarns (yarn will be 25% off for this charity project).  Learn to knit with double points or with magic loop method and to shape your knitting.  Should know knitting basics.
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:   Instructor or store staff can help choose yarn and needles.  1 skein approved cotton in sport/dk.  Double points/32” circular/flexi-flips in size to get gauge—size 4 or 5.   (Participants will receive 10% off all other supplies the day of class)

Crochet an Oversized Cowl Wrap    
Saturday, April 13
Instructor:
Carol McDowall                      
1 to 4 p.m.     
Make this wrap in the bulky yarn of the pattern or adjust it with lighter weight yarn to make a great wrap for cool summer nights.  Instructor will recommend adjustments to pattern. Learn a foundation half-double chain stitch.  Class is suitable for advanced beginners.
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  Instructor can help choose yarn and hook as part of class.  (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)
         
Handwoven Necklace Made on Little Loom      
Saturday, April 27
Instructor:
Denise De Gidio   
9:30 a.m. to noon      
Loom and kit will be provided to learn the basics of weaving and to make a handwoven necklace (or more) on a mini loom.
Class Fee:  $30
Materials:  Instructor has created a kit, included in price of class.  Bring extra yarn from your stash, if desired. (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

Local Yarn Store Day!
Saturday, April 27

Celebrate all things yarn with us and support your local yarn store!  Playing with yarn--we will have 3 instructors here to knit or crochet with from 1 to 4 p.m.  Come hang out, bring or start project .  A great chance to learn to knit or to get help on a project.
15% off yarn all day.

Crochet a Moose 
Saturday, May 4
Instructor:
Carol McDowall         
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.     
Crochet this fun stuffed moose. Two sizes to choose from.  Intermediate level class.
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  Instructor can help choose yarn and hook as part of class.   (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

Knit a Market Bag      
Saturday, May 11
Instructor:
Jennifer Kunselman          
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.    
Knit a reusable market bag.  Great advanced beginner class.  Will learn yarnovers and working in the round.
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:   Instructor can help choose.  Cotton worsted weight yarn and circulars 6-24”.  (Participants will receive 10% off all  other supplies the day of class)


Bookmaking & Block Printing
Saturday, May 18
Instructor:
Denise DeGidio 
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.      
Learn block printing and bookmaking in one class! First, learn the basics of block printing and design a cover to be used for your handmade book.
Class Fee:  $30
Materials:  Supplies included in price of class.   (Participants will receive 10% off other supplies the day of class)

All About Knitting Socks!
Friday, June 7
Instructor:
Jennifer Kunselman                                       
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.      
Knit socks at whatever point you are:  Learn toe up? Top down? Finally turn a heel? Want to learn the magic loop knitting technique? Or the Kitchener stitch?  Fish Lips Kiss? This is the class for you!  Jennifer can get you started on socks, using either double points, or a long circular needle (for magic loop), or the new flexiflips.  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. She will have patterns for both sock weight and worsted weight yarns (boot socks). 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)

Colored Pencil Workshop 
Friday, June 7
Instructor:
Kathy Raue Maas                                   
1 to 4 p.m.     
Explore the possibilities and versatility of colored pencils.  Participants will learn to layer and blend colors to create depth and volume.  You’ll draw a rose using only 3 pencils.  All skill levels welcome.  Ages 12 and up.
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  Pencils provided.  Instructor will have drawing paper.  Also need a graphite pencil and eraser.  (Participants will receive 10% off all other supplies the day of class)

Crochet an Infinity Cowl/Learn to Crochet
Saturday, June 15
Instructor:
Carol McDowall                  
1 to 4 p.m.     
Deceptively simple cowl in any size yarn.  Suitable for beginners.
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  Instructor can help choose yarn and hook as part of class.  (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class

Embroidery Basics – A colorful approach to learning embroidery! 
Wednesday, June 19
Instructor:
Denise DeGidio 
5 to 8  p.m.      
Begin by exploring and practicing different embroidery stitches that will become a sampler inspired by color theory and the color wheel.
Class Fee:  $30
Materials:  Supplies included in price of class.   (Participants will receive 10% off all other 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

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

PhD Knitting Wednesday (Projects half Done!)   Please call first     Wednesdays 2-4
Instructor:  Jennifer Kunselman    
Want to learn to knit?  Stuck on your current project—the PhD?  Need help starting a new project? Stop in on Wednesdays from 2 to 4  and consult with our instructor Jennifer Kunselman.
Or just hang out and knit with our Wednesday group!

Note:  No need to register—just drop in.  (you may want to call in morning to be sure Jennifer will be here).

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.