Classes & Groups

On-going Groups are listed after the classes.

Last updated 06/17/18

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)

Beginning Crochet
Wednesday, June 27
Instructor:
Carol McDowall
5 to 7 p.m.      
Learn to crochet and make a simple scarf or washcloth.
Class Fee:  $10
Materials:  Instructor can help choose yarn and hook as part of class.  (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

Creative Journaling   CANCELLED
Saturday, July 7  
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)

Spinner’s Mitts from Knockando Mill in Scotland                  
Tuesday, July 17
Instructor
:  Carol Dunn
4:30 to 7 p.m.     
Carol went to Scotland this spring and brought back this yarn and pattern from a historic working mill.  These fingerless gloves feature a Latvian braid at the wrist.  The yarn is undyed wool in dark gray with 4 colors to choose from for braid.  Must know how to knit, purl, and knit in round. (any yarn not used for class will then be available as a kit).
Class & Materials Fee:  $30
Materials: Yarn and pattern included in class cost. You’ll need double points in sizes 4 & 6 (or to get gauge).  The new flexiflips work great, too.  (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of the class—other than yarn included in class price)

Japanese Sashiko Embroidery
Thursday, July 19  
Instructor:
Denise DeGidio                     
5 to 8 p.m.       
In this 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.
Class Fee:  $20
Materials:  Needles, hoops, & floss available at the store. Instructor will have patterns and fabric squares. (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies for the class)

Charted Crochet Scarf or Shawl
Wednesday, July 25
Instructor:
Carol McDowall
5 to 8 p.m.      
Learn to read a chart and crochet this lovely stitch design in a scarf or shawl.  Can use variegated yarn for color change effect.  Must know crochet basics
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  Instructor can help choose yarn and hook as part of class. (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

Creative Journaling     (this is Jack Pine Savage Days—no Walnut St. parking)
Saturday, August 4     
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 a Pillow
Saturday, August 11 & 2nd class
Instructor:
Jennifer Kunselman
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 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.  Must know knitting basics— a good advanced beginner class.
Class Fee:  $25
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)

Learn to Needle Felt
Thursday, August 16
Instructor
: Denise DeGidio
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.       
Learn to needle felt—decorate a small zippered felt bag (great for notions or as a small purse). Learn the basic techniques, using a design of your making.
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  Instructor will help choose materials. Notions bag, felting needle, block to felt into, small amount of roving/fleece (all available in store)   (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

Yarnapalooza 5!
Saturday, August 18th —All Day
Watch for more details
•    Free demos and mini-lessons include
•    One day only specials
•    Drawings, Refreshments, More!
•    Drop in anytime—no need to register.

Tunisian Entrelac Crochet Baby Blanket or Scarf
Wednesday, August 22
Instructor:
Carol McDowall
5 to 8 p.m.      
This class combines the Tunisian crochet technique, which creates a dense “knit-like” fabric, with Entrelac, which creates a basketweave pattern.  Make the featured baby blanket or use the same stitches to make a scarf or shawl.
Class Fee:  $15
Materials:  Instructor can help choose yarn and hook as part of class.  Recommended yarn is worsted or bulky and aTunisian Hook   (Participants will receive 10% off all supplies the day of class)

Creative Journaling
Saturday, September 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.