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Last updated 12/11/19

Knit Claire’s Outlander Cowl
Saturday, January 4
Instructor
: Heidi Wahlstrom
9:30 a.m. to noon.      
This popular cowl is perfect for super cold weather.  It’s knit on size 35 needles, twisted and stitched together.  Appropriate for beginners, if they can handle the very large needles!
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  Super bulky yarn:  1 skein of Rasta or 2 skeins of Encore Mega or similar and size 35 single points.    (Participants will receive 10% off other supplies the day of class)

Crochet a Buffalo Plaid Hat   (postponed from November storm)
Saturday, January 11
Instructor:
Carol McDowall      
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.      
Buffalo Plaid Hats were one of our most popular knitting projects last year, and now you can crochet one in the classic reds or blues or in the colors of  your favorite sports team.  Need to know crochet basics.
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  3 colors of worsted weight yarn.  Hook sizes H & I.    (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class

Knit a Bobble Hat                
Saturday, January 18
Instructor:
Jennifer Kunselman                  
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.      
Knit this warm hat and learn to make bobbles.  You’ll be adding bobbles to all kinds of projects!  Must know basics and knitting in round.
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  2 skeins super bulky (like Encore mega or 1 skein rasta) and size 10-16” circulars (yes, size 10—it makes it dense).    (Participants will receive 10% off other supplies the day of class)

Monogram Embroidery                 
Saturday, January 18
Instructor:
Denise DeGidio         
1 to 4 p.m.
Learn embroidery basics in this introductory class.  Embroider a monogram of your favorite letter, to be displayed in a small wood hoop.
Class Fee:  $30
Materials:  Supplies included in price of class.   (Participants will receive 10% off other supplies the day of class)

Crochet Gnomes of the Gnorth (at Gnorthwind Book & Fiber!)
Saturday, January 25
Instructor:
Carol McDowall       
10 to 1 p.m.      
How fun are these adorable gnomes!  Make a few for your house or to give away. Will be using several techniques and working in spiral round.  Must gknow crochet basics.
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  Instructor can help choose yarn and hook as part of class, or use up scrap worsted yarn from your stash.  An H hook.  (Participants will receive 10% off supplies the day of class)

Knit Love Mitts                 
Saturday, February 1
Instructor:
Denise DeGidio    
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Just in time for Valentine’s.  Knit fingerless mitts, then embroider a felt heart on the palms. Must know cast on and knit stitch.  Will learn the broken rib stitch (or can choose another stitch pattern).  Good advanced beginner class.
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  Instructor can help choose yarn and needles.  Can use DK or worsted weight yarn and corresponding single point needles.   Pattern will be provided.   (Participants will receive 10% off other supplies the day of class)

Learn to Knit                
Saturday, February 8
Instructor:
Heidi Wahlstrom    
11:30 to 1:30 p.m.      
Learn the basics of knitting and make a dishcloth.
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  1 skein cotton and size 8 single points.(Participants will receive 10% off other supplies the day of class)

Crochet a V-Topper             
Saturday, February 22
Instructor
: Carol McDowall
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.      
Get ready for spring and crochet this versatile
versatile v-necked short sleeved sweater with a hood.  Must know basics.
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  Instructor can help choose yarn and hook as part of class.  1260 to 1890 yards of heavy worsted or Aran weight yarn.   Amount depends on size.  Hook sizes H & I.    (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class

All About Knitting Socks!
Saturday, February 29
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!  Jeni can get you started on socks, using either double points,  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. Or if you would like to incorporate pattern, Jeni will show you how.  She will have patterns for both sock weight and worsted weight yarns (boot socks). Patience may also be required as she 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 an Amigurumi Giraffe
Saturday, March 21
Instructor:
Carol McDowall                      
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.      
Another adorable small project.  Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting or knitting small stuffed animals.  Need to know basics.  Will learn several stitches and shaping.
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  Instructor can help choose yarn and hook as part of class.  3 colors of DK weight yarn and a B or C hook.  Main color, plus small amount of white and black/brown for spots.  (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class

Knit a Hat—Perfect Second Project
Saturday, March 28
Instructor:
Jennifer Kunselman
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.      
Learn to knit in the round and knit a hat in any size.  Choose a rolled or  ribbed brim.  You’ll also learn to purl, if you do a ribbed brim.  Just need to know how to cast on and knit.
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  Instructor will help choose.  1 skein worsted weight yarn and size 8-16” circulars and double points.  (could use lighter weight for baby hat)   (Participants will receive 10% off other supplies the day of class)

Intro to Weaving Sticks
Saturday, March 28
Instructor
: Denise DeGidio
1 to 4 p.m.
Learn to weave using a set of 5 weaving sticks.  Denise will teach you the basics and show you a variety of projects that can be made with this interesting technique.
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  Weaving sticks and yarn (available at the store).  Can use yarn from your stash.   (Participants will receive 10% off other supplies the day of class)

 

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--she will be working in her strawberry fields from 6/26 to 7/24).

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.