Classes & Groups

Last updated 05/05/22

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)

Beginning Knitting    Saturday, April 9
Instructor:
Heidi Wahlstrom                   
11 to 1 p.m.      
Learn the basics of knitting and make a scarf or dishcloth.
Class Fee:  $20
Materials:  Instructor can help choose yarn and needles as part of class. 

 

Beginning Crochet    Saturday, April 16
Instructor:
Carol McDowall
1 to 3 p.m.      
Learn the basics of crochet and make a fun magic scarf!
Class Fee:  $20
Materials:  Instructor can help choose yarn and needles as part of class. Worsted or Aran weight yarn and a size H or I hook.

 

Knit a Chunky Tote Bag     Saturday, April 30
Instructor: Stephanie Anderson                   
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.      
Get ready for market season with this beautiful, textured tote bag.
Class Fee:  $25
Materials:  - Approximately 200 yds Bulky, Category 5 yarn - US 10.5 (6.5 mm) circular needles with a 24” cord - 2, US 10.5 DPNs - Tapestry Needle - 4 stitch markers; one unique for Beginning of Round; - Measuring Tape.  Instructor can help choose yarn and tools as part of class.  
Gauge: 12 sts x 16 rows = 4x4” (stockinette, flat)
Skills Learned: - Long-Tail Cast On - Knitting/Joining in the round - Knitting an I-cord - Creating a double brim/hem - Reading a stitch chart / textured knitting, basic stitches - Minimal, basic decrease stitches - Seaming: invisible horizontal seam

Knitting:  Chunky Baby Blanket     Saturday, May 14th
Instructor: Stephanie Anderson                   
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.      
Whip up this adorable chunky cable knit blanket for baby to snuggle with.
Class Fee:  $25
Materials:  Bulky, Category 5, Cotton/Nylon or Cotton Acrylic Blend Yarn (yardage depends on size chosen) - US 11 ( 8 mm) Circular needles with a 24” cord or longer - Cable needle similar in size to working needles - Stitch Markers (optional) - Tapestry Needle - Measuring Tape - *Instructor can help with choosing materials during class.  Gauge: 16 sts x 24 rows = 4x4” (stockinette, flat)
Skills Learned: - I-cord cast-on, edges and bind off - Knitting cables with and without a cable needle - Reading a cable stitch chart


Knitting:  Basic Hat     Saturday, May 21
Instructor: Heidi Wahlstrom                   
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
While knitting a hat, you will learn to knit in the round, ribbing, increase and decrease stitches.  
Class Fee:  $20
Materials:  Worsted weight yarn and 16” circular needles, size 6-8.  
Instructor can help choose yarn and needles as part of class.   


Knitting: Color Work Bonanza Tea Towel      Saturday, May 28
Instructor: Stephanie Anderson                   
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Towel Knit up this colorful tea towel and add a splash of color to your kitchen this summer!
Class Fee:  $25
Materials: - At least 2 different colors (can use more colors) of DK, category 3 cotton yarn - US 6 (4 mm) circular needles with at 16” cord - US 6 (4 mm) straight or DPN - Crochet hook - Tapestry Needle - Measuring Tape - 2 Stitch markers; one unique for beginning of round - Measuring Tape - *Instructor can help with choosing materials during class
Gauge: 22 sts x 16 rows = 4x4” (fair isle, flat)
Skills Learned: - Knitting/Joining in the round - Provisional cast on - Stranded color work - Mosaic color work - Reading a color work chart - Color dominance - long tail bind off

 

Visible Mending     Thursday, June 9
Instructor: Denise DeGidio
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Explore the fundamentals of Visible Mending – learn three ways to mend your loved and worn garments. This course will cover the basics by making a ‘mending sampler’ that demonstrates various ways to mend future projects.
Class Fee:  $20
Materials:  Kit will be available for $5.00 and includes: Sashiko thread, needle, and fabric.

 

Knitting:  Lace Knitting     Saturday, June 11
Instructor: Stephanie Anderson                   
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Add timeless beauty to a shawl with this beautiful diamond and bobble lace panel.
Class Fee:  $25
Materials: - Fingering/Sock weight, category 1 yarn - US 4 (3.5 mm) circular knitting needles with 36” cord or longer - Stitch markers - Tapestry needle - Measuring tape - *Instructor can help with choosing materials during class.  Gauge: 28 sts = 4” (stockinette, flat)
Skills Learned: - Increase and decrease stitches - Bobbles - Reading lace charts - Picking up stitches - Lace edging bind off


Crochet Boho Star Wall Hanging    Saturday, June 11
Instructor: Carol McDowall                   
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Learn how to crochet the Boho Star wall hanging just in time for the 4th of July.  
Class Fee:  $20
Materials:  Medium to worsted weight or Aran weight yarn and size I crochet hook.  Instructor can help choose yarn and tools as part of class.   

 

Knitting: Brioche Knitting - Pink Sky at Night Wrap    Saturday, June 25
Instructor: Stephanie Anderson                   
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wrap up with this gorgeous wrap by the lake this summer
Class Fee:  $25
Materials:  2 Contrasting colors of Fingering/Sock Weight, Category 1 Yarn: Approximately 370 yds of each color - US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needles with a 40” cord or longer - Tapestry Needle - Measuring tape - *Instructor can help with choosing materials during class.  Gauge: 21 sts x 24 rows = 4x4 inches (in pattern - will be done in class)
Skills Learned: - 1 and 2 color brioche - Brioche terminology - Brioche increase and decreases - Twisted German cast on - Elastic Bind off   

 

Design a Patch     Thursday, June 30
Instructor: Denise DeGidio
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Embroider a patch for your favorite garment. Denise will have examples of design options or bring a sketch of your own.
Class Fee: $20
Materials:  Kit will be available for $6.00 and includes: 4” hoop, floss, needle, fabric, and Heat + Bond adhesive.

 

Beginning Knitting    Thursday, July 7
Instructor: Heidi Wahlstrom                   
3 – 5 p.m.
Learn the basics of knitting and make a dishcloth or scarf.
Class Fee:  $20
Materials:  Worsted weight yarn and size 7 or 8 needles.  Instructor can help choose yarn and needles as part of class.   

 

Macrame Plant Hanger     Thursday, July 21
Instructor: Denise DeGidio
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Learn beginning macrame as you design a modern macrame plant hanger for your favorite plant. Bring a small pot (with plant is okay) to fit the plant hanger if you would like.
Class Fee:  $25
Materials:  All materials will be provided as part of the class fee and include macrame cord and ring.

 

Knitting: Steeking - Blanket Poncho       Saturday, July 23
Instructor: Stephanie Anderson                   
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Take a blanket anywhere, without needing to pack!
Class Fee:  $25
Materials:  DK weight, Category 3 yarn - US 6- US 7 (4mm-4.5mm) circular needle with 40 cord or longer - Stitch marker - Tapestry needle - Measuring tape - Crochet hook, smaller than project needles - Sharp tapestry scissors - *Instructor can help with choosing materials during class
Skills Learned: - Long tail Cast on - long tail bind off - Placing stitches on hold - Working/Joining panels - Steeking, crochet method

 

Crochet: Tunisian Style       Saturday, July 23
Instructor: Carol McDowall                   
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Learn a new crochet technique or refresh skills previously learned.  You will be crocheting an easy honeycomb dishcloth.  If you really love the pattern, you can make a scarf using the same technique.  
Class Fee:  $20
Materials:  100% cotton yarn and Size K (10 ½) Tunisian hook and optional regular crochet hook in the same size and yarn needle for weaving in ends.  Instructor can help choose yarn and tools as part of class.   
    

Knitting: Easy Raglan Tee       Saturday, July 30
Instructor: Stephanie Anderson                   
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Learn how to shape and construct a raglan tee with this easy top down tee.
Class Fee:  $25
Materials:  - DK, category 3, cotton blend yarn - US 7 ( 4.5 mm) circular needles with 16,” and a 24,” 29,” 36” or cord length needed for garment - Tapestry needle - Measuring tape - 8 Stitch markers; one unique for beginning of round - *Instructor can help with choosing materials during class
Skills learned: - Raglan increases - Tubular Cast on - Tubular Bind off - German Short rows - Splitting for sleeves - Placing stitches on hold - Picking up stitches - Increase and decrease stitches for shaping. 

Modern Plant Embroidery     Thursday, August 4 (rescheduled from May)
Instructor: Denise DeGidio
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Class Fee:  $20
Design a small, colorful embroidery piece inspired by your favorite plant. Denise will have examples of plant and pot designs to choose from – or bring a sketch of your own.
Materials:  Kit will be available for $6.00 and includes: 4” hoop, floss, needle, and fabric.

Knitting Stitches     Thursday, August 11
Instructor:  Heidi Wahlstrom
3 – 5 p.m.
Move beyond garter and stockinette.  You will learn seven useful stitches--stockinette, garter, seed, 1x1 rib, eyelet, 3x3 rib and basket weave. 
Class Fee:  $20
Materials:  Scrap yarn and needles.  Instructor can help choose yarn and needles as part of class.

Crochet:  Naturally Southern Scarf     Saturday August 27 (rescheduled from May)
Instructor: Carol McDowall                   
1-3 p.m.
Learn to crochet this beautiful and fashionable scarf.
Class Fee:  $20
Materials:  Sport weight yarn and size G crochet hook.  Instructor can help choose yarn and hook as part of class.

 

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.

Wednesday Knitting Group      Wednesdays 2:00 to 4:00 
Bring a project and share ideas and conversation

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.