Classes & Groups

Last updated 01/28/23

Please contact us to register for a class.  Generally at least 3 are required for a class to run.  Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class.

(On-going Groups are listed after the classes)

­Visible Mending for Sustainability

Saturday, February 18, 2 to 5 p.m.

Instructor:  Denise DeGidio

Cost:  $30 for class and $10 for material kit to be purchased from instructor.

Explore the fundamentals of Visible Mending on denim in this 3-hour course outlining three ways to mend your loved and worn denim garments. The course will cover the basics by making a ‘mend sampler’ that demonstrate various ways to mend in future projects. The course will introduce historical and traditional ways of stitching on fabric as well as how to think about design and mending as it relates to sustainability. Students are encouraged to bring questions about personal mends and are welcome to bring along a garment for discussions about how to best approach making their beloved denim into something special.

Note: there may not be class time to mend personal garments as it takes time to learn the techniques, but this is something students can explore on their own.

Rigid Heddle Weaving

Saturday, March 11, 1 to 4 p.m.

Instructor:  Kristine Deering

Cost:  $25 for class.  Yarn available to purchase at store with a 10% discount.

Learn the basics of weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom.  Participants will each work on a loom provided by the instructor and will make a mug rug or dish cloth.  Looms will be available to purchase from the instructor after the class, if desired.  A Rigid Heddle loom is light, portable, and suited to 2 harness weaves.

 

The number of  classes is currently limited due to availability of instructors, but we do have a new drop-in group with knitting and crochet help available.

And keep checking back, sign up for our email newsletter (bottom of page), or follow us on Facebook or Instagram, as we will be adding classes as we schedule them.

 

On-going Opportunities

Knitting League of Spooner     Mondays Noon—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.

Thursday Knitting Group      Thursdays 2:00 to 4:00  (starting October 6)
Bring a project and share ideas and conversation.  One of our staff, Bonnie Prazak, will be available to help with knitting and crochet questions.

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.) 

Northwoods Weavers   1st Tuesday, 10 a.m. 
Talk Weaving! Bring in weaving questions or projects to share/discuss.  Bring a bag lunch.

Artists’ Critique       Currently not meeting.
Area artists meet to share their works of art and learn from one another.