Classes & Groups

On-going Groups are listed after the classes.

Last updated 03/26/18

Creative Journaling             
Saturday, March 31    
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)

 

Knit Slippers on a Round Loom    

Wednesday, April 4    
Instructor:
Lisa Mikula
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.      
Knit quick clog slippers using a round loom (available for purchase). No experience necessary.
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  Instructor can help choose super bulky yarn.  Round Loom (available at store).  (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies for the class)

 

Knit the Chloe Kim Snowboard Hat                         
Saturday,  April 7   
Instructor:
Jennifer Kunselman              
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.     
Winter & the Olympics may be over (well, maybe not Winter), but now is a great time to knit up this super popular hat and be ready for when the snow next flies.  Will learn to knit in the round, basic rib stitch, and to make a pom pom. (must know knitting basics).        .
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:   Instructor will help select materials—2-3 100g skeins of super bulky yarn and a 16” size 15 circular—and will have a free pattern. (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

Local Yarn Store Day—First Annual!
Saturday, April 21st  All Day
This is the 1st annual Local Yarn Store Day, sponsored by The National Needlearts Association (TNNA), to show appreciation for bricks & mortar yarn stores (like us!) and to bring together yarn loving people.
•    Play with Yarn from 1 to 4.  Our instructors Denise, Jennifer, and Carol McDowall will all be here to hang out with customers and knit, crochet, weave, or whatever your yarn passion is.  They can also help with your project or get you started on something new.
•    One Day Yarn Sale—15% off all regularly priced yarn.

Beginning Knitting                
Thursday, April 26   
Instructor:
Denise DeGidio
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.       
Now is your chance to learn to knit! Denise will be teaching the basics, using the continental method (picking).  Make a simple scarf.
Class Fee:  $10
Materials:  Instructor will help choose yarn and needles.  (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies for the class)

Knitting:  Turn the Heel on Your Sock!                  
Saturday, May 5
Instructor:
Jennifer Kunselman                   
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.     
Have unfinished socks or afraid to tackle them because not sure how to turn the heel?  This is your chance to learn a short row heel—Fish Lips Kiss method.  Will need a sock, or two, ready to turn.    (this is part 2 for those who took the River Rapids class—anyone else ready to turn a heel is welcome) .
Class Fee:  $15 (no fee for those who took River Rapids part 1 class)
Materials:   Bring a sock of any weight yarn ready to turn the heel.   (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

Tunisian Crochet
Saturday, May 5
Instructor:
Carol McDowall            
1 to 4 p.m.      
This is a great crochet technique that creates a dense almost squishy fabric.  Make the featured baby blanket or use the same stitches to make a scarf.
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  Instructor can help choose yarn and hook as part of class.  Recommended yarn is bulky and a Tunisian Hook   (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

Creative Journaling
Saturday, May 12     
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)

Knit the Lula Scarf
Thursday, May 17   
Instructor:
Denise DeGidio
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.       
The Lula scarf by Berroco is made with Regatta, a 100% cotton tape yarn—this is a perfect summer scarf that will be your go to wrap to add a little something extra special to your summer wardrobe. Perfect next class for beginners.  Only need to know knitting basics.
Class Fee:  $10
Materials:  Berroco Regatta pattern book, 2 skeins Regatta and circular needle—size 11 in 24 to 32” length.  Can also purchase just the pattern for scarf. (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies for the class)

Creative Journaling                  
Saturday, June 2     
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)

Frame Loom Weaving                                 
Thursday, June 21
Instructor
: Denise DeGidio           
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.       
One of the hottest trends in fibers today! If you already know the basics, this is your chance to take it to the next level of design, including color, line, and texture.  Beginners can also take the class.  Please let us know if you are a beginner or already know how to weave.
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  Instructor can help choose materials.  Two sizes of frame looms will be available for purchase, which include 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, as well as stash yarn you’d like to incorporate.  (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!)     Will Return in June!!    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.