Classes

Ongoing and New Classes for February and March  2015


Please call us at 607-535-9710 to register for classes.


Our LEARN TO … Series:

 

Learn to Knit I   4-Session Class
Price: $45  Includes needles and yarn.    
If you have been thinking about learning to knit, this is the class for you.  You will learn to cast on, knit, purl, bind off and work simple increases and decreases. 
You’ll also learn how to read a simple pattern, how to interpret yarn labels and how to recognize and fixmistakes.  We will talk about choosing the right yarn and
needles for a project and essential notions for your knitting bag.  We pack alot into the four classes but by the end you will have the skills needed to start a new project.   
Pick the session that works best for you:
Mondays, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23   5:30-7:30pm
Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26   9-11am

 

Learn to Knit II   3-Session Class
Price: $30 
? Might this be you: You know the basics and are ready to move on to something more challenging but you don’t think you’re ready to go it alone just yet?  Then this is the right class for you!  We will be using a simple Jared Flood pattern, Turn A Square Hat.  It’s one of his easiest and most popular patterns, suitable for men and women alike. 
You’ll learn to knit in the round using circulars and double points, basic colorwork, jog-less striping and the whys and wherefores of markers and decreases. 
Prerequisites:  Basic Knitting Skills
Materials Needed:  Worsted Weight yarn in solid as well as either self-striping,

multi or solid contrast color, 16"  circulars in size5 & 7, DPN’s in size 7, stitch

markers,  pattern provided (used with permission).
Pick the session that work best for you:
Thursdays, Feb. 12, 19, 26   9-11am
Mondays, March 9, 16, 23   5:30-7:30pm

 

Learn to Knit Left-Handed   3-Session Class
Price: $40  Includes needles and yarn.     Instructor: Ann Pettit
Feb. 25, March 4, 11   10-Noon
You will learn to cast on, knit, purl, bind off, work simple increases/decreases, how to read a simple pattern, how to interpret yarn labels and how to recognize and fix mistakes.  We will talk about choosing the right yarn and needles for a project and essentialnotions for your knitting bag.  We pack a lot into the three classes but by the end you will have the skills needed to start a new project.
   

After School Learn to Knit   3-Session Class
Price: $20     Instructor: Ann Pettit
Call to schedule dates that fit your child’s schedule!
Learn all the basic skills needed to complete a scarf for your 18" doll. 
Materials Needed—Worsted yarn and size 7 needles.  Students can pick out their yarn during the first class.

 

Learn to Crochet   2-Session Class
Price: $25     Instructor: Pat Hazen
Sunday Feb. 8 and Saturday Feb. 21  1-3pm
Learn all the basic skills needed to complete your first crochet project.  No experience necessary. 
Materials Needed—1 ball Peaches & Crème cotton, Size G hook.

 

Learn & Practice Sessions
Each session—$8   Pick the date that works best for you.  This is a great way to learn a new skill and have plenty of time to practice during class. 

We’ll give you pattern suggestions if you decide you’d like to start a project using your new skill.
  Chart Reading  -  Feb. 3  OR  25  1-2pm  OR  Feb. 14  11-Noon 
  Brioche Stitch  -  March 14  OR  18  1-2pm  OR   March 22  11-Noon

 

Weaving Workshop   5-Session Class
Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 14, 22, March 8  1-4pm
Price: $65    Instructor: Kristie Swanson and John Snyder
This class is suited for the beginner weaver as well as anyone who would like a refresher.  You will learn the basics of loom weaving
and the skills needed to create a woven project of your choice.  You’ll learn about the loom, how to set it up, planning your project
and good weaving/finishing techniques.  No experience necessary. 

 

 

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Gansey Sample Sweater   5-Session Class                                                                                                                                                                                  EASY-INTERMEDIATE
Feb. 28 10-1pm, March 7, 14, 21, 28  10-Noon
Price: $40    Instructor: Ann Pettit
We will be working from Beth Brown-Reinsel’s book Knitting Ganseys as we cover all the techniques needed to knit a true Gansey sweater… but done in miniature!  It’s a fantastic idea of Beth’s and we think it’s the ideal way to introduce you to these wonderful, dearly loved sweaters.  Ann’s step-by-step, leave-no-one-behind style of teaching means even those with basic knitting skills can tackle this project, all the while learning Gansey history and some versatile skills (chart reading, vertical patterning, cables, split welts, mock seams, a pretty cast-on, shoulder straps and joins and more).  We know you’re going to enjoy this class!
Prerequisites:  Basic Knitting Skills, comfortable with casting on, knitting in the round on circular needles.
Materials Needed:  100% wool Worsted Weight yarn such as Cascade 220 in a light to medium value (so to see the

stitch definition easily), 16" circular needles in sizes 5 & 7 and DPN’s in size 7, stitch markers, stitch holders. 

The book Knitting Ganseys by Beth Brown-Reinsel available on Amazon (out of print but new and used copies available). 
Homework:  Stop in before class and we’ll help you pick out a yarn and color and get it wound for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Needle Felting with Martha Gibbs—Bunnies & Chicks                                                                                                                                                                             
March 29, 1-4pm
Price: $37.50 (includes roving)    Instructor: Martha Gibbs
A fun, easy technique for creating the sweetest little bunnies and chicks.  And just in time for spring!  Martha’s classes are fun and easy. 

It’s a guaranteed good time!!   Class fills up fast so call for your guaranteed spot.
Materials Needed:  Needle Felting Starter Kit (available at the shop).

 

 

Individual Instruction
Schedule a class to learn what YOU want to learn at a time that fits your schedule!  
$20/hour.

 

 


 

 

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Class Policies
Registration

You can sign up by calling the shop at 607-535-9710 or emailing us at fiberartsintheglen@gmail.com.  Payment is due upon registration.

Please check the skill level, prerequisites, materials needed and possible pre-knitting homework.  Supply list available at time of sign-up.

 

Cancellation Policy

Class fees are refundable as store or class credit up to 48 hours before the class.  There is no refund if you cancel within 48 hours.

The shop or instructor reserves the right to cancel the class.  In such an event you will receive a full refund.  

 

Skill Levels

Novice

   You know where the yarn shop is.

Easy

   Knitting - you can cast on and bind off, knit and purl, increase and decrease.  

   Crochet - you can chain, single, double and triple crochet, make simple color changes.

Intermediate

   Knitting - you know a variety of stitches (cable, lace) and mid-level shaping, can use double points and knit in the round. 

   Crochet - you know basic lace or color change patterns and mid-level shaping.

Advanced

   Knitting - you know short rows, fair isle, more intricate cable and lace pattens.

   Crochet - you know intricate stitch patterns, non-repeat patterns, detailed shaping.

 

 

 

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