$30.00 an hour. Some subjects and classes may require a set number of hours or sessions. Often, a class will require specific materials, so there will be an additional materials fee. Contact us for more details. We will try to design a class to suit your desires and schedule. See a selection of the class choices and descriptions below.
If you don’t see the class you are looking for, just ask! If we know it, we are willing to teach it.
If you can find at least two others to take a class with you, we can give you a group rate. Contact us for more information on group rates.
Crochet – Beginning Crochet
Learn the basic stitches and techniques, and how to follow a written pattern. You can choose to work on one of several possible projects – granny squares, hat, or slippers.
Knitting – Beginning Knitting
Learn to read a pattern, cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease and bind off. You will practice these techniques on a mug rug and hat.
Knitting – Intermediate
You know all the basics, but would like help as you work through a project of your choice.
Naalbinding – Basics for Beginners
Naalbinding is a Scandinavian looping technique used to make fabric. The only items needed to practice this craft are a wooden needle and wool yarn. It is a cousin of knitting and crochet practiced by the ancient Vikings, among others. This class will teach one of the basic methods while working on a drawstring pouch. Naalbinding can be used to make mittens, socks, hats and more. Visit our website or stop by the studio to see an example of naalbinding.
Silk fusion, also called silk felt and silk paper, is a nifty technique that creates a beautiful unique fabric that can be molded when wet for sculptures or masks, or dried flat for use in clothing, quilting, basket weaving, and many other crafts. Soy silk is a man-made “silk” created from tofu waste, and has all the beauty and feel of real silk, but at a more economical price. We will create two or three small pieces of silk fusion in class; enough to make several bookmarks, or a small purse, or appliqué into several quilt blocks, later at home.
Spinning – Beginning Spinning
An introduction to spinning, from fiber prep to finishing the yarn. Begin with a handspindle and progress to the wheel (we will provide wheels to spin on during class, or you may bring your own).
Spinning – Handspindles for Wool and Cotton
This class is sited for both the beginner who wants to learn how to spin, and for the spinner who wants to explore this inexpensive, highly portable, and traditional method of spinning. We will spin with supported, top whorl, bottom whorl, tahkli, and Navajo spindles.
Spinning – Intermediate Spinning
This class is for the person who has a grasp of the basics, and wants to build on that. We will work with different fibers, drafting techniques, plying methods, and some novelty yarn techniques.
Spinning – Wool Preparation
So, now you have a fleece…what do you do next? We will discuss skirting, sorting, washing, wool types and their differences and suitability, carding and combing.
Tatting – Shuttle Tatting
Learn how to make lace with just a shuttle and thread. Topics covered in class are pattern reading and basic stitches and techniques.
Tatting – Needle Tatting
A variation of shuttle tatting, that, while slightly different structurally, looks the same and utilizes the same patterns. Some have found it easier to learn and more forgiving than shuttle tatting. You will learn how to read a pattern and the basic stitches and techniques.
Weaving – Beginning Weaving
You will learn to plan a project, read a draft, do a draw down, measure a warp, warp the loom, weave and how to finish. Your choice of cotton mug rugs, sampler or wool scarf. We will provide all the necessary equipment, though you may bring a working loom of your own if you prefer.
Weaving – Inkle Weaving
Inkle weaving is an inexpensive introduction to weaving, and the techniques can range from easy to challenging, to suit your tastes and moods. You will be instructed on how to put a basic warp on your loom and weave, and various techniques and methods to try will be demonstrated and/or discussed. Inkle weaving is used to make sturdy bands and straps up to 3” wide.