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CLASSES

Yes! We've resumed a limited class schedule! You'll notice that class prices have gone up, due to the desire to keep class sizes smaller but compensate teachers adequately for their time. Please note class participants and instructors are required to be fully vaccinated and wear masks. We'll add more classes as we can and will make changes to our policies as the situation permits. And we're sorry we can't invite children under 12 years old to join us yet. We're just trying to keep everyone as safe as possible.

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To sign up for these classes, please come into the shop or call us at (510) 595-9595.

 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

For All Handcrafters

Mending Workshop – One 2-hour class

Don’t get rid of that treasured sweater with snags, moth holes, or worn-out areas.  This class will help you resuscitate your favorite garments

so you can wear them for a few more years. Bring items that need mending, and we will help you work through them step by step.

Materials: Items to mend, plus sewing needles and/or crochet hook and tapestry needle, suited to the gauge of the item, sharp scissors, matching thread/yarn.

Skill level: No prior experience required

Saturday, November 13, 3-5 p.m.

Teacher: Celia McCarthy, Fee: $35/Class

Seaming & Finishing – One 2½-hour class

Neat seaming and finishing make such a difference in a handmade project, but so many knitters and crocheters don’t feel confident in their finishing skills. Bring a project ready to be put together or swatches for practicing.

Materials: Three knitted or crocheted swatches made with similar weight yarns, additional yarn in a similar size, knitting needles or crochet hooks in an appropriate size for your yarn, darning needle. Optional: a project ready to seam and finish.

Skill level: No prior experience required

Saturday, December 4, 1:30-4 p.m.

Teacher: Kira Dulaney, Fee: $44

Crochet

Beginning Crochet – Two 2-hour classes

In this introductory class, you’ll learn the basic stitches while crocheting a button-up pouch to hold your phone or other treasures, and also start a simple scarf. We will cover chain stitch, single crochet, half-double crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet.
Materials: 200 yards smooth worsted or aran weight yarn, size G or H

crochet hook, 1 or 2 buttons, darning needle, removable stitch markers and sharp scissors.

Skill level: No prior experience required

Saturdays, November 13 & 20, 12-2 p.m.

Teacher: Kira Dulaney, Fee: $60

Crocheted Edgings for Knitters– One 2-hour class 

Crocheted edgings have lots of potential and can add either a clean finish or a fancy detail to all kinds of projects. We’ll work four different edgings, from the clean finish of single crochet, to shell stitch, and two kinds of picots.

Materials: Before the class, please KNIT a swatch in stockinette stitch that measures about 4 inches square in a smooth, easy-to-see yarn. Also bring 30 yards of the same or similar yarn, crochet hook in an appropriate size for your yarn, darning needle, and scissors.

Skill level required: Advanced beginner (must know chain stitch, single crochet, and double crochet)

Wednesday, November 10, 6-8 p.m.

Teacher: Kira Dulaney, Fee: $35

Crocheted Lace – One 2-hour class 

Crocheted lace can be amazingly beautiful, and doesn’t have to be tricky. We’ll work up samples of different crocheted lace stitch patterns in this fun class, moving from simple mesh to geometric lace to a lacy shell stitch, reading both written instructions and stitch diagrams. You can make swatches, or use them as the beginning of three lace scarves! 

Materials: Three balls of easy-to-see yarn (small amounts are fine, or bring full skeins to start scarves), crochet hook in size(s) appropriate for your yarn(s), removable stitch markers.

Skill level required: Advanced beginner (must know chain stitch, single crochet, and double crochet)

Wednesday, November 17, 6-8 p.m.

Teacher: Kira Dulaney, Fee: $35

Knitting

English/American-Style Knitting – One 1½-hour class

This is the beginner knitting class for those who prefer to learn the English style of knitting. Learn cast-on, knit, purl, and bind-off. Take as many or as few classes as you need.

Materials: Bring size US 7 or US 8 needles and light-colored, smooth, worsted-weight yarn. All your supplies can be purchased at the shop. 

Skill level: No prior experience required. Children over 12 welcome

Saturdays, November 6, December 4 11:30-1 p.m.

Teacher: Carol Schwamberger, Fee: $22.50/class

Introduction to Continental-style Knitting – One 1½-hour class

This class is for those who would like to learn to knit Continental style (holding the yarn in the left hand). Whether you are new to knitting or are a seasoned American-style knitter, Continental knitting is a useful skill to have in your toolbox. It is less prone to repetitive stress injuries, makes stranded knitting easier, and many people find it faster than English/American-style knitting. We will focus on the knit and purl stitches in this class, since cast-on and bind-off techniques are the same for both styles of knitting.

Materials: Light-colored, smooth worsted weight yarn and size 7 or 8 needles

Skill level: No prior experience required

Saturday, November 20,10-11:30 a.m.

Teacher Maggie Jacobs, Fee $22.50

Correcting (or Avoiding) Knitting Mistakes – One 2-hour class 

Take the fear and worry out of knitting with this incredibly useful class. You’ll learn how common mistakes are made as well as how to correct them on the following row, when possible. We’ll also practice picking up dropped stitches (gulp!) and methods for taking out your knitting stitch-by-stitch and many rows at once. 

Materials: 30 yards smooth, easy to see worsted or aran-weight yarn, knitting needles in a size appropriate for your yarn, circular knitting needles size US 0-US 2, crochet hook size G or H, darning needle. 

Skill level required: Advanced Beginner 

Saturday, November 20, 3-5 p.m.

Teacher: Kira Dulaney, Fee: $35

To sign up for these classes, please come into the shop or call us at (510) 595-9595.

Piedmont Yarn Class Policies

  • Students & instructors must be fully vaccinated. Masks are required.

  • Please note the skill level required for each class. Keep in mind that project-oriented classes are not intended for beginners. To learn how to knit or crochet, please sign up for a beginning class that does not require previous experience.

  • Sign up in advance!  Enrollment is limited

  • Class fees must be paid in full at the time of registration.

  • Please come to class prepared: purchase all supplies before the start time of the first class. A 10% discount is offered to students purchasing materials for class.

  • Cancellations must be made at least three days prior to the start of the class to receive store credit for the amount paid.

  • Classes with fewer than three students enrolled three days before the first class meeting will be cancelled and fees will be refunded.

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