Classes

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

 

(see class descriptions below calendar)

CLASSES – December 2019 and beyond 

 

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

 

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.

Sunday, January 26, 3-5 p.m.

Teacher: Celia McCarthy, Fee: $30

 

Kira K Designs Extravaganza – 2-hour classes

Kira is a local knitting and crochet pattern designer and in this class you can make any of her 100+ patterns with personal help at every step of the way! We’ve scheduled the class so that people can make a whole sweater or skirt, but you could also choose to make multiple smaller projects.

Materials: The Kira K Designs pattern(s) of your choice and everything in the materials list for your pattern(s). 

Skill level required: Advanced Beginner.

Mondays, January 13 & 27, February 10 & 24, March 9 & 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Teacher: Kira Dulaney, Fee: Fee: $120/4 classes (minimum)

 (patterns of choice sold separately)

Tatting

Intermediate Tatted Lace:  Snowflakes, Stars and Other Ornaments – Two 1 ½-Hour Classes

Get ready for the holidays with tatted ornaments!  Make these as gifts or to decorate your own celebration.  Students will build on skills from Beginning Tatted Lace by starting patterns in the first session, then returning to learn how to stiffen and finish their projects.  Blocking, starching and stiffening will be new skills explored in the second session of this class, using the tatted ornaments that were started during the first session.

Materials:  Beginning Tatted Lace Kit Items PLUS additional materials

to be provided by instructor – materials fee $10

Tuesdays, November 5th and November 19th 6:30 – 8 pm.

Teacher:  Tracy Wolf, Fee $45 (plus materials fee)

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 required: No prior experience required

Thursdays, November 14 & 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Teacher: Kira Dulaney, Fee: $50

 

Tunisian Crochet – One 2-hour class

Delve into an entirely new crochet technique which is easy for beginners and interesting for experienced crocheters! Tunisian crochet uses two passes to create a single row, building up stitches on your crochet hook, then working them off on the return pass. It creates a soft, squishy fabric and can look almost identical to knitting! No experience necessary.

Materials: 40 yards smooth worsted or aran weight yarn, G or H crochet hook: a long-handled Tunisian hook, a hook with attached cable, or a smooth-handled hook (no rubber grips or thumb grooves).

Skill level required: No prior experience required.

Saturday, November 9, 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

Teacher: Kira Dulaney, Fee: $30

Knitting

English/American-Style Knitting For Kids – One 1-hour class

This is the beginner knitting class for kids! 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 7 are welcome Saturdays, November 2 & 16, December 7 & 21, 10-11 a.m.

Teacher: Carol Schwamberger, Fee: $12.50/class

 

English/American-Style Knitting For Beginners – 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 10 welcome Saturdays, November 2 & 16, December 7 & 21, 11-12:30 p.m.

Teacher: Carol Schwamberger, Fee: $20/class

 

Switch to Continental Knitting – One 1½-hour class

You understand the basics, but do you get achy hands after using the English style of knitting? Do you want to knit more efficiently and faster? Learn the classic Continental style of knitting. Using smaller, neater movements, you’ll be able to complete your projects more quickly. This will also set you up to start holding two yarns for colorwork.

Materials: Worsted-weight yarn, size 7-9 needles and 2 rows of garter stitch started, 30 stitches.

Skill level: Advanced Beginner (must know CO, K, P, BO).

Sunday, January 19, 3:30-5 p.m. 

Teacher: Celia McCarthy Fee: $22.50/class

 

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 9, 2-4 p.m.

Teacher: Kira Dulaney Fee: $30

 

Skill-Building Squares – 2-hour classes, ongoing

You know the basic cast-on, knit, purl, and bind-off ... but how do you go from there to becoming an intermediate knitter? These classes help you get there step by step, working with a book designed for just that purpose. In each class, you will work on a new square with a set pattern that touches on pattern reading, lace, and cable stitches. As the classes progress, so will your skills. In the end, you will have enough squares for a nice-size blanket. Take as few or as many classes as you like to build your skills and confidence

Note: Discuss materials with Carol before first class.

Skill level required: Advanced Beginner (must know CO, K, P, BO) Saturdays, November 2 &16, December 7 & 21,1-3 p.m.

Teacher: Carol Schwamberger, Fee: $30/class +$19.95 book

 

Sweater Knit-Along – Four 2- hour classes

First time knitting a sweater, or ready to try a more challenging pattern?  We’ll guide you through the project from beginning to end, helping with gauge, pattern reading, fit, and finishing.  Please choose your pattern and yarn before the first class so you can start your project immediately.  If you need help picking the pattern or yarn, come to the shop so we can help you choose.

Materials: Pattern of choice and everything in the materials list for your pattern. 

Skill level: Advanced beginner (must know CO, K, P, BO).

Saturdays, December 7, January 25, February 22. March 28, April 25,

3:30-5:30 p.m. 

Teacher: Michaela Popoff, Fee: $120/4 classes

 

Building With Lace – 2-hour classes, ongoing

Using the third book in the “Building” series, we will knit a rectangular lace shawl. We'll start with lace basics and progress to more complicated patterns.  Among the covered topics are reading charts,

Japanese stitches, life lines, and lace with beads.  Take as few or as many classes as you like to build your skills and confidence.

Note: Discuss materials with Michaela before first class.

Skill level required: Advanced Beginner (must know CO, K, P, BO).

Saturdays, December 14, January 11, February 8, March 14, April 11, 3:30-5:30p.m. 

Teacher: Michaela Popoff, Fee: $30 per class + $19.95 book

 

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

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