Classes

Bavarian Wheel Crochet Class

This class will be held online.

Friday, July 10, 1pm-4pm  The class will be held online, through the Zoom platform/app. The instructor will send you a Zoom link and pattern prior to the class.

This 3 hour class is being offered free-of-charge, however if you would like to help keep your local yarn shop afloat, especially during these hard times, due to the coronavirus, we would appreciate and welcome you to purchase your materials from us, and/or make a donation to our non-profit collective.
Instructor:  Eric Wilson
Description:  Have you been looking for a fun crochet pattern to spice up your summer? The Bavarian Wheel is a great pattern to add some texture and pizzazz to your projects. I will show you how to work this pattern which you will make into a small trivet/square, however the pattern can be adapted to make many different interesting and colorful items. 
Supplies Needed:  3 skeins of cotton worsted weight yarn in contrasting colors (Sugar & Cream is perfect and we carry it the shop at $2.99/skein), or something comparable.  This will be ample yarn to make several trivets, or something larger. It is best NOT to use black or very dark colors for this project.  You will also need an H or I crochet hook. 
Skill Level/Prerequisites:  Basic crochet skills needed, including double and treble crochet stitches.
What you will learn: You will learn the post stitch, and the Bavarian Wheel pattern.  You will also learn how to create different projects using this fun pattern, such as a blanket, pillow, table runner, and handbag. 
What you will make:  You will be making a single trivet in this class, like the turquoise/yellow/green one pictured. 

PLEASE SIGN UP FOR THE CLASS BY CONTACTING ERIC AT EPWILSON13@YAHOO.COM

This Class is currently being held via Zoom.

Building Blocks Lace Knit Shawl

Tuesday, April 7 – June 9, 2020   12-1 pm   $70.00 (includes book)
Class will meet once a week for 10 weeks during the lunch hour, so that folks who work during the day can attend.   

Instructor: Marianne Hurley
Description: 
In this class you will learn 10 basic lace techniques by knitting a sampler shawl.  Each week you will learn a new technique and you will have a week to knit up that section of the shawl before the next week.  Each pattern builds on the previous one. 
Materials Needed: You will need approximately 1400 yards of a light- colored DK weight yarn; and a 24” circular needle in size #8, or size needed to get gauge of 22 stitches and 29 rows per 4” x 4” square in stockinette, and stitch markers. If you wish to learn how to incorporate beads into your knitting you will need approximately 628 size 6 seed beads. The sample shawl in the shop was made using 6 skeins of Prairie Spun DK yarn. Several colors of this yarn are available in the shop. If we don’t have the color you want we can order it for you if you place your order before March 24.
Prerequisites:  Must know how to cast on, knit, purl, know how to increase and decrease stitches, and bind off. 
Min number of students: 4           Max number of students: 8.

We plan on offering the following classes as soon as it is safe to do so.

Beginning Knitting

 

Instructor: Peggy Littlejohn
Description: In this class you will learn the basics of knitting, including how to cast on, bind off, knit and purl. 
Materials Needed: Approximately 200 yds of a light- colored worsted weight yarn, and a circular or a pair of single point needles in size #8
Max number of students: 4

Cozy Thermal Mitts

 

Instructor:  Michael White
Description:  Knit these cozy mitts and learn to knit in the round, increase stitches, and pick up stitches, along with adding 3 different stitch patterns (stockinette, 1×1 ribbing, and 2×2 pique stitch) to your repertoire. This 8 hour (2 days, 4 hours each day) class is designed for beginners who know the basics of knitting.
Materials:  Approximately 130yds. of worsted weight yarn; size 6 – 16” circular needles AND double pointed needles, (or size needed to obtain gauge of 5 stitches/inch in stockinette); stitch markers, tapestry needle, crochet hook, and scissors.
Prerequisites:  Students must know how to cast-on, knit, purl, and bind-off. 
Min number of students: 2          Max number of students: 4      

Beginning Crochet

Instructor: Sue Maxwell 
DescriptionHave you ever wanted to learn to crochet?  In this class you will learn chain, single crochet, and double crochet and make simple fingerless mitts.
Materials Needed: Approximately 100 yds of a light-colored worsted weight yarn and a size “I” crochet hook.
No pre-requisites required
Min number of students: 2           Max number of students: 4

1898 Hat with Latvian Braid Trim

 

Instructor:   Carole Morain
Description:  The construction of this hat was inspired by one pictured in a magazine published around 1910. Knitting the headband side to side provides a double layer of garter stitch to keep the ears warm, and allows for easy shaping of the earflaps. The edges of the headband are folded together along a slipped stitch seam, and picked up together to finish in the round. The hat has plenty of depth so it can be pulled low on the forehead, and the earflaps will naturally cup around the ears to keep them warm.
Materials Needed:  A total of 190 yards of worsted weight yarn, in one or 2 colors of.  You can use scraps for the braid.  Shop sample uses 2 contrasting skeins of Lanaloft yarn.  Other suitable yarns include Lamb’s Pride, Lamb’s Pride Superwash, Cascade 220, or any worsted weight yarn.  Needles: 16” size 7 circular needle and size 7 dpns.  Stitch markers and yarn needle.
Pre-requisite/Skill Level:  Intermediate;  You must know how to cast on, bind off, knit and purl. 
Min Number of Students:   3          Max Number of Students:  6

Beginning Spindle Spinning

 

Instructor: Marianne Hurley
Class Description: In this two-hour class, you will learn how to prepare your fiber for spinning, what makes yarn hold together, two methods of getting the spindle to spin, how to wind the yarn you’ve created onto the spindle, and some basic spinning terminology. Students will learn some basics about fiber characteristics and the mechanics of creating yarn. Students will learn the Park-and- Draft method to get started exploring how twist enters fiber and yarn is created. These are the same basics of making yarn that are used when working on a spinning wheel. Each student will get to take home their spindle and first yarn, enough fiber to continue practicing at home.
No prior experience is required. While this class is for absolute beginners, it is also suitable for those seeking a refresher.
Min number of students: 4       Max number of students: 6

3-D Needle Felting

 
Instructor:
Cherie Pitman
Description: If you’ve been curious about this versatile, fun, creative
craft, then come join us! You will make a small 3-D ornament or a little
guy/girl, while learning all of the needle felting techniques to start making
your own creations.
Supplies Needed: Felting Mat and Felting Needles (both available at Farm
to Yarn for ~$10 total). Instructor will provide the wool roving needed to
complete your project. Please bring your lunch or plan to pick up something
from a nearby eatery.
No experience necessary. Children over age 8 are welcome!
Min number of students: 2       Max number of students: 6

You must register ahead of time so that we can determine if the class will happen.