Top Down Sock Class
Dec
1
1:00 PM13:00

Top Down Sock Class

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Top Down Sock Class. Learn to knit beautiful and warm socks for yourself and those you love.

This class will teach you the basics of sock knitting. We will being by making a baby sock first. This allows you to learn each piece of sock construction in a one day class. Those of you who move through this quickly, may cast on your own sock too. 

Prerequisites:  Must be able to cast-on, knit, purl, and bind-off.  Experience with knitting in the round on double-points.  

Cost: $30.00

Instructor: Andrea Bozzino

All registered folks are entitled to a 10% discount on all in store purchases made on the day of their class.

 

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Basic Embroidery: Wool Himmeli Ornaments
Nov
17
1:00 PM13:00

Basic Embroidery: Wool Himmeli Ornaments

In this class you will learn basic embroidery stitches and create an all wool ornament in the style of the Finnish himmeli. Himmelis are visually striking geometric structures traditionally made of rye straw. A mobile like structure would hang above the dining table in a Finnish home during the holidays to ensure a good crop for the coming year. We will use this geometric marvel to practice basic embroidery on felted wool. This class will be a great way to brush up your hand stitching and create a fun ornament to give as a gift or keep for yourself this holiday season.

Cost: $30

Instructor: Taylor Pomroy

 

All registered folks are entitled to a 10% discount on all in store purchases made on the day of their class.

 

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Weaving a Life: Woven Doll Workshop
Nov
10
1:00 PM13:00

Weaving a Life: Woven Doll Workshop

Weaving a Life is a way to use weaving as a tool for self-examination. Be reflective or silly, whatever suits your fancy!


You're a doll! Come make a woven version of yourself, with wool hair and twiddled arms. You will be beautiful. We will weave the body, and create the head and arms; I'll show you how to stuff, finish, and personalize him or her. Feel free to bring scraps of meaningful cloth, buttons, beads, or other doodads to incorporate.


All registered folks are entitled to a 10% discount on all in store purchases made on the day of their class. If you already own a Journey Loom (as pictured below) you may use that or you can purchase/rent one for the class.


Cost: $35.


Instructor: Sally Kirkpatrick

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Fingerless Mitts Class
Nov
3
1:00 PM13:00

Fingerless Mitts Class

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This class will teach you how to construct a pair of fingerless mitts. This is a practical and fun knit, with lots of possibilities for variation in yarn weight and style. In this class you will learn how to construct a thumb gusset, size for individual fit, and select a great yarn for the job. Mitts make wonderful gifts, and can be used as stash busters, since they typically do not require a great deal of yarn.

Cost: $30.00

Instructor: Andrea Bozzino

All registered folks are entitled to a 10% discount on all in store purchases made on the day of their class.

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Weaving a Life: Woven Bowl Workshop
Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

Weaving a Life: Woven Bowl Workshop

Weaving a Life is a way to use weaving as a tool for self-examination. Be reflective or silly, whatever suits your fancy!


Weave something flat, then pull some strings and voilà, it becomes three dimensional! using a simple loom, ancient techniques, and your hands, we will make a small woven bowl. I will show you how to finish and embellish it. no weaving knowledge or experience is necessary! Feel free to bring scraps of meaningful cloth, buttons, beads, or other doodads to incorporate.


All registered folks are entitled to a 10% discount on all in store purchases made on the day of their class. If you already own a Journey Loom (as pictured below) you may use that or you can purchase/rent one for the class.


Cost: $35.


Instructor: Sally Kirkpatrick

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Embroidered Embellishments on Knit Garments
Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

Embroidered Embellishments on Knit Garments

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Step into today’s fashion forward look. In this class you will learn a number of embroidery stitches that can be used to enliven your knitwear. Whether factory knit or hand knit, you can create exciting additions to sweaters, vests, hats, mitts & more.

 

We will provide stitch how-to handouts so you can continue to create your own design ideas at home. You may choose to use this class to do a practice sampler, or dive right into adding embroidery to your piece, designing as you go. We’ll provide an idea sheet with a range of motifs, and where you might place them on your garment.

 

Materials: You will need to bring a piece of knit fabric or a finished garment to work on, odds & ends of yarn in a weight similar to the background fabric, a darning needle with an eye large enough to accommodate your stitching yarn. An embroidery hoop can be helpful,  but is not necessary, as you can hold the fabric flat on your lap. If you want to start on a finished knit item, but are not sure you want to start with one of your precious handknits, you might consider buying a sweater at Goodwill, as they have a selection of basic knits you can practice on.

Cost: $30

Instructor: Joy Moody

 

All registered folks are entitled to a 10% discount on all in store purchases made on the day of their class.

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Beginner/Refresher Knitting
Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

Beginner/Refresher Knitting

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If you have been waiting for a chance to learn to knit, this is it. Join us for our first Beginner Knitting class of the fall/winter session. In this class you will learn the basics of casting on, the knit stitch and the purl stitch. You will also learn some basic knitting theory to help you decipher patterns suitable for new knitters. If you are a lapsed knitter in need of a refresher, this class will help you reboot your skills.

Cost: $30

Instructor: Andrea Bozzino

 

All registered folks are entitled to a 10% discount on all in store purchases made on the day of their class.

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Weaving a Life: Amulet Workshop
Sep
29
1:00 PM13:00

Weaving a Life: Amulet Workshop

Weaving a Life is a way to use weaving as a tool for self-examination. Be reflective or silly, whatever suits your fancy!

Come weave a small wearable “amulet“ using a simple loom, ancient techniques, and your hands. We will start a small pocket mades from beautiful materials, into which you can tuck something tiny and special— aspirin or secret messages! I will show you how to finish and embellish it. No weaving knowledge or experience is necessary! Feel free to bring scraps of meaningful cloth, buttons, beads, or other doodads to incorporate in your amulet.

All registered folks are entitled to a 10% discount on all in store purchases made on the day of their class. If you already own a Journey Loom (as pictured below) you may use that or you can purchase/rent one for the class.

Cost: $35.

Instructor: Sally Kirkpatrick

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Beginner/ Refresher Knitting
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

Beginner/ Refresher Knitting

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If you have been waiting for a chance to learn to knit, this is it. Join us for our first Beginner Knitting class of the spring/summer session. In this class you will learn the basics of casting on, the knit stitch and the purl stitch. You will also learn some basic knitting theory to help you decipher patterns suitable for new knitters. If you are a lapsed knitter in need of a refresher, this class will help you reboot your skills. Don't dread that summer road trip, pack your knitting bag!!

 

Cost: $30.00

Instructor: Andrea Bozzino

 

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Fingerless Mitts Class
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

Fingerless Mitts Class

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This class will teach you how to construct a pair of fingerless mitts. This is a practical and fun knit, with lots of possibilities for variation in yarn weight and style. In this class you will learn how to construct a thumb gusset, size for individual fit, and select a great yarn for the job. Mitts make wonderful gifts, and can be used as stash busters, since they typically do not require a great deal of yarn.

Cost: $30.00

Instructor: Andrea Bozzino

 A pair of fingerless mitts from handspun yarn.

A pair of fingerless mitts from handspun yarn.

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Introduction to Loom Knitting
Mar
25
11:00 AM11:00

Introduction to Loom Knitting

"My name is Amanda Dunphy and I have lived in Maine all my life.  I picked up loom knitting about 9 years ago when a friend saw how much I was struggling with needle knitting and bought me my first looms for a present.  I learned by watching YouTube videos at the time, and struggling, because there was no one I knew of who could teach me.

 

Looking back on those days I wish there was someone who would have been able to watch and guide me through the process.  I hope to be that guide for you.  Since those early days I have made hats, scarves, wrist warmers, bags, bottle cozies, head scarves, slipper socks, cowls, dish cloths, soap bags, pouches, stone/dice bags, some clothing, holiday stockings and ornaments, etc. 

 

In the class I will be teaching a basic cast on, knit and purl stitches, and a simple bind off method.  We will also touch on reading patterns, as well as tips and tricks I have learned over the years.  We will be making a thin scarf (approximately 5 inches wide, but that can be adjusted) done in the basket weave stitch.  I will provide you with the pattern and explain how you can make this wider for you as well.  During the class we will be simply making a swatch so you can practice and learn all the steps required."

Cost: $30.00

 

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Easy Floral Cloche
Mar
11
11:00 AM11:00

Easy Floral Cloche

Sunday March 11, 2018    11:00 - 2:00

Easy Floral Cloche

 

This class is one step up from Beginner Crochet. You will practice chain stitch, slip stitch, joining in the round, single crochet, & double crochet to make a hat from the top down. There will be ample time for 1:1 and progress on your hat. The pattern will also include further instructions for a crocheted flower embellishment which also used half-double & treble crochet stitches & scrap yarn in colors of your choice. If there is sufficient interest, I will teach a second class for crochet flower accents.

 

You will need one skein of Worsted weight yarn and a size I (5.5mm) hook.

 


 

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Yoke Workshop with Jenn Steingass
Feb
10
12:00 PM12:00

Yoke Workshop with Jenn Steingass

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We are beyond thrilled to be able to offer you a workshop with the very gifted Jenn Steingass. In the past few years Jenn has rocketed to the top of the hip knitting scene with her incredibly beautiful and timeless yoked sweater patterns. Her gift for movement, proportion, design, and color all come together in contemporary sweater patterns the that evoke a timeless, classic beauty. She will be teaching you her stranded yoke techniques so that you too can create these wonderful heirloom garments. 

"In this workshop, we'll practice knitting a top down stranded colorwork sweater while knitting a a small swatch in the round.  Using my favorite invisible increase, you'll get a feel for how the yoke is shaped as you knit your swatch while following a top down chart.  We'll go over color dominance, color theory, yoke sweater construction styles, and knitting with 2 colors of yarn per row.  "

Cost: $85.00

Instructor: Jenn Steingass

Materials: Two 50g skeins of yarn in contrasting colors, included.

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Tidal Cove Scarf
Nov
18
to Nov 19

Tidal Cove Scarf

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“Tidal Cove Scarf” by Knitwise Design is a unique piece that is a lot of fun to knit! When you wear this scarf be prepared for other knitters to examine it and exclaim, “How did you do that?” In this class the designer will show you exactly how!

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Speed Date You Knitting
Aug
5
12:17 PM12:17

Speed Date You Knitting

Learn four new skills in one class.  In this class you will travel through four stations, spending about 25 minutes with each instructor as you learn: Cables, Short Rows, 4 cast on techniques, and basic colorwork. Come to class prepared with a pre-knitted swatch in the round (on 16" circular needles), with about 3" already knit. 

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Chart Reading with Monica MacDonald
Jun
10
12:00 PM12:00

Chart Reading with Monica MacDonald

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If  you have ever chosen a pattern for the perfect knitted item, only to put it aside because the charts were intimidating, this is the class for you. Monica is a black belt knitter, teacher and pattern tester. She will unpack charts for you and help you learn to love them.

Reading Charts Workshop:  

In this workshop, we’ll have fun knitting a pretty lacey mug mat while taking the mystery out of reading charts. Please bring US 6 (4 mm) needles to class with you.  The yarn and pattern will be supplied for you so there will be an additional materials fee of $5.00 for this workshop.

This class runs from 12 pm-2 pm

 

 

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Fixing Your Mistakes, with Monica MacDonald
Mar
18
12:00 PM12:00

Fixing Your Mistakes, with Monica MacDonald

"In this workshop, you'll practice the skills needed to fix common knitting mistakes by working with swatches you'll knit in class. You'll learn how to pick up dropped stitches, fix miscrossed cables and incorrect stitches, pick up forgotten yarnovers without ripping back, and more. You'll also learn tips on reading your knitting and how it can help you find and fix mistakes quickly. Yarn will be provided. Students will need to bring US 8 needles (circular or straights), a crochet hook in size G or H, and a cable needle."
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