May 6, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Needle felting seems like a complicated craft filled with all kinds of sharp and unfamiliar tools, but don't be too intimidated. If I gave you a pin, could you pop a balloon? If your answer is yes, then you’ve got the basics down already! Needle felting is basically poking a pile of wool with a needle until the fibers get tangled together. The more poking, the tighter the tangle, until you’ve created a solid object. In this beginner level class, we’ll start small and create mini-sculptures with just a handful of special needles and some loose roving wool. It's hot and dry outside, so let's...more
May 12, 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
Try your (left) hand at continental style knitting and discover why it’s thought by many knitters to be the fastest way to knit. In addition to the knit stitch, we’ll practice purling in non-traditional, Norwegian, and Scottish styles. Transitioning between knitting styles guarantees changing tension, so students will create swatches or imperfect but functional dishcloths.
Skills Prerequisite: Adept at knitting and purling, some experience following a pattern helpful but not required.
Class Skill Level: Advanced beginner - intermediate
Materials:1 ball Worsted or DK...more
Part 1: May 20, 2018 2pm-4:pm, Part 2: May 27, 2018 2pm-4pm
Socks! You are intrigued, but intimidated. No more - this two part class will walk you through every step of the sock knitting process. You will work with worsted weight yarn so that you are not learning on tiny tiny needles - and will be making the child size in class - it's a faster knit! You will leave this class knowing all the basics of socks: decreases, picking up stitches, turning a heel. Sock success!
Skills needed: you must know how to cast on, knit, and purl.
Materials: 200 yards of worsted weight wool...more