Classes & Groups

On-going Groups are listed after the classes.

Last updated 09/02/18

 

Japanese Sashiko Embroidery

Thursday, September 20  

Instructor: Denise DeGidio 

5:30 to 8 p.m.       

This class was so popular, we’re offering it again!  It is open to both beginners and those who’ve already taken the class.  You'll learn the basics of Sashiko embroidery, a Japanese folk method of embroidery that makes meditative, geometric patterns. Your class samples can be used to build a coaster set or used as a patch to mend or add design to existing clothing.  If you’ve already taken the class, you will work on additional stitches/designs (class price will be $15 if don’t need supplies).

Class Fee:  $20 (includes basic supplies)

Materials:  Needles, thread, pen, & fabric squares are part of class price.  Instructor will have patterns. (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies for the class)

        

Crochet a Regatta Cowl

Saturday, September 29

Instructor: Carol McDowall

1 to 4 p.m.      

Carol designed a crochet version of the knitted Regatta Cowl sample at the store.  This is an intermediate class in which you’ll learn Tunisian crochet with a drop and purl stitch.  May want to bring a little yarn from your stash to practice stitch before using the Regatta.

Class Fee:  $15

Materials:  1 skein Regatta cotton tape yarn and a G or H Tunisian hook.  Instructor can help choose yarn and hook as part of class.  (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

 

Knit a Pillow (Rescheduled from Summer) 

Thursday, October 4 + 2nd class

Instructor: Jennifer Kunselman

5 to 7 p.m.     

Make this lovely textured pillow.  Learn provisional cast-on and Kitchener stitch. It is a quick project using super bulky yarn (or bulky for a smaller version).  A short second session will be needed to seam the sides and join using Kitchener stitch.  Must know knitting basics— a good advanced beginner class.  Great gift idea.

Class Fee:  $20

Materials:   Instructor can help choose yarn and needles at class.  Pattern is in Interweave magazine for purchase (will discount 25%).  Can use Super Bulky yarn with size 13 needles or Bulky with size 9.  Will also need to purchase a pillow form (not available at store).   (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

 

Creative Journaling    

Saturday, October 6     

Instructor: Karen Turner

10 a.m. to noon       

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)

 

Granny Square Shrug

Wednesday, October 10 

Instructor: Carol McDowall

5 to 8 p.m.      

Make 4 giant, airy granny squares that are stitched together to make a shrug.  Must know crochet basics—a good advanced beginner class.

Class Fee:  $15

Materials:  Worsted weight yarn and hook to match.  Instructor can help choose yarn and hook as part of class. (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

 

Knit Fingerless Gloves—Design Your Own      

Thursday, October 18  

Instructor: Denise DeGidio    

5:30 to 8 p.m.       

The perfect pattern for gift-giving and 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. Make the perfect pair for everyone on your gift list.  Need to know how to knit and purl.  An excellent second project for new knitters, or, for more experienced knitters, learn to depart from a pattern. Denise will have several examples of designs to inspire you.

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 a Simple Fair Isle Hat

Saturday, October 20

Instructor: Jennifer Kunselman         

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.     

This is a great introduction to colorwork (using 2 or more colors).  Make this quick slouchy hat from super bulky yarn.  You’ll use one color for body of hat, and the other for brim, pompo,n and second color in the pattern.  Learn to carry 2 colors and make a giant pompon.  Must know knitting basics, including knitting in the round.

Class Fee:  $15

Materials:  2 skeins of Encore Mega (or other super bulky)—2 different colors.  Circular needle size 15-16”, double points to close hat.  Instructor can help choose supplies as part of class. (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

 

Creative Journaling 

Saturday, November 3     

Instructor: Karen Turner

10 a.m. to noon       

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)

 

All About Knitting Socks!

Saturday, November 10 

Instructor: Jennifer Kunselman 

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.       

Want to knit socks? 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!  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), 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)

 

Crochet a Snowboarder Hat

Saturday, November 10

Instructor: Carol McDowall

1 to 4 p.m.      

Make the very popular hat worn by snowboarder Chloe Kim at the Olympics!  This will be a crochet version.  You’ll also make a pompom.   Class is suitable for beginners.

Class Fee:  $15

Materials:  Super bulky yarn and hook to match.  Instructor can help choose yarn and hook as part of class. (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

 

Creative Journaling

Saturday, December 1     

Instructor: Karen Turner

10 a.m. to noon       

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

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.
If you just want to hang out and knit, that’s okay, too!

Class Fee:  $3
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.