Spring 2017 Classes, Workshops & KAL’s!
Spring is just around the corner and with that, new opportunities to learn! Check out our Spring offerings, some of which are in session and many still to come!
We are pleased to offer private instruction in any area of knitting, crochet and finishing on an ongoing basis. Private instruction is scheduled through the shop and at the convenience of student and instructor $30 per hour of one-on-one instruction $45 per hour for two students and one instructor $50 for a two hour private spinning lesson Call 410-377-2060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment Payment is made directly to the instructor by cash or check
Please note our policy on Private Lesson Cancellation:
In order to maintain a consistent schedule for our private instructors, cancellations on the day of a private lesson is subject to a $15 fee. Please be considerate and give 24 hour advance notice if you have a scheduling conflict that will prohibit your attendance. Payment of the late fee must be paid by check or cash.
*Beginning Knitting and Beginning Crochet are taught as private lessons to ensure success for every student! Contact us to be put in touch with an instructor and schedule a one-on-one lesson at your convenience.
Please note our CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY
All classes must be paid in advance of the class. If you are unable to attend the class, a refund, in the form of store credit will be given 48 hours or more in advance. No refunds will be given beyond that window. _______________________________________________________________
Knitting FAQ’s: Demystifying Common Knitting Techniques and Fixing Mistakes
As knitters, we are asked to use a myriad of techniques in the course of a project – some easy and some that are only learned as you do more and more difficult projects. This 2-session class will be teach many techniques, but will also cover commonly made mistakes and how to fix them. Learn how to pick up dropped stitches on stockinette and garter stitch, various cast ons, joining work in the round, picking up stitches from knitted work, stretchy bind off, mattress stitch, knitting, measuring and washing gauge swatches and MORE!
Instructor: Linda Lewis
Dates: Tuesday evenings, March 7 & 21
Materials: Fix-it tool, crochet hook, worsted weight wool, US size 7 or 8 needle, tape measure, 16″ circular needle (US 7 or 8)
Homework: Garter stitch square (20 stitches and however many rows to make 4 “) and stockinette square (20 stitches and however many rows to make 4”)
Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B. Anderson
Ready to try Susan B. Anderson’s Smooth Operator sock? You can make these delightful socks that knitters are raving about! An afterthought heel with no gap and learning the kitchener stitch will be just a few of the new skills gathered. This class is great for a first or second sock class. Students must be able to join and knit in the round.
Instructor: Ashley Eggert
Dates: Tuesday evenings, March 14, 28 and April 11
Materials: Smooth Operator Sock Pattern, 1 skein fingering weight yarn (400-440 yards), US size 1 DPN’s or 32-40″ circular needle (or size to obtain gauge), 3 yards of fingering weight waste yarn.
Brioche knitting is so hot right now and many patterns use this interesting, two color version to make hats, scarves and shawls. Join Linda for this one session class to get the basics of brioche down and make a cotton washcloth.
Instructor: Linda Lewis
Date: Sunday morning, March 19th
Materials: 2 colors of worsted weight cotton yarn, US size 8 and 10 circular needles
Braid-O-Rama Cowl: Latvian Braids & Variations with Ann Weaver!
In this workshop, participants will learn how to work Latvian Braids and multiple variations using the technique: braids with long floats, clumps of braids, multiple-color braids, dense layers of braids, and a twisted, two-color cast-on. Students will leave workshop with a host of techniques and inspiration for braiding and a cowl on the needles! Class limited to 8 students.
Skills needed: Knitting, purling, knitting in the round on a circular needle, basic stranded knitting (knitting with two colors per round)
Instructor: Ann Weaver
Date: Sunday, April 2
Cost: $50 (yarn kit available for purchase)
Materials: US Size 6, 24″ circular needle, stitch marker, Wollmeise yarn kit OR worsted weight yarn in 5 colors, 100 yards of each. Braid-O-Rama pattern available on Ravelry for $5.
Homework: Come with yarns for cowl wound and ready to knit.
Cabling Without a Needle/The Stovepipe Hat
Learn how to cable without a needle using the beautiful Stovepipe Hat by tincanknits as a guide! While previous cabling experience is not necessary, it is recommended that you are confident knitting in the round and increasing/decreasing. This pattern includes both chart and written instructions. You will learn how to follow a knitting chart in this class.
Instructor: Tara Robinson
Date: Sunday morning, April 9
Materials: Stovepipe Hat by tincanknits on Ravelry printed out. US 6 and 8, 16″ circular needles, with sharp tips, stitch markers, 100g of worsted weight yarn – approx 200-220 yards.
Homework: Purchase pattern on Ravelry and print it out. Using a US Size 6 needle (or size needed to obtain gauge), cast on required amount of stitches based on the size you wish to make. Place marker and join in the round. Follow ribbing instructions for your size and switch to a US Size 8 needle and complete the set up round.
Dorset Button Workshop
Join Karen to make these beautiful hand made buttons. Originated in the 1600’s, the buttons were first made in the English county of Dorset. Dorset buttons are a great way to perfectly match a knit sweater, using yarn, needle and a plastic ring.
Instructor: Karen Brehm
Date: Sunday, April 23
Materials: A kit will be available for puchase prior to class
Whether you are a new or somewhat experienced Ravelry user, this class will equip you to take full advantage of all that this knit and crochet website has to offer Learn how to find pattern possibilities for a project you have in mind, find the perfect project for a yarn you love (or one that is in your stash), see what others are saying about particular projects and yarns, and stay on top of the newest and hottest patterns. Learn how to keep track of patterns and projects you like and maintain an electronic library of the patterns you’ve purchased. As pattern publication moves more fully into the electronic age, you don’t want to be left behind! And if you don’t have a Ravelry account, don’t worry; we’ll help you create one!
Instructor: Brenda Wilson
Date: Tuesday evening, April 25
Materials: Please bring a fully charged laptop or iPad (and any ideas you might have simmering for particular projects or yarns)
Color Theory for Knitters with Kelsey Stephens of Primrose Yarn Company
We’re thrilled to welcome Primrose Yarn Company yarns to Woolworks in mid-April. Primrose founder and indie dyer, Kelsey Stephens will walk you through color theory and help you make more informed decisions when choosing colors for your projects. Kelsey holds two BFA’s from the Tyler School for the Arts at Temple University; one in Fibers & Materials and one in Printmaking. This class will not only improve your understanding of color theory, but will give you the tools to curate your own color choices going forward with confidence. Class limited to 16 students.
Instructor: Kelsey Stephens
Date: Thursday evening, May 11
If you’ve ever wanted to learn the ins and outs of Continental Knitting, this is the class for you! Join Ashley for this 2 hour session to learn how to knit and purl without “throwing” your yarn. It’s also a great technique to learn if you are a thrower interested in two-handed color work.
Instructor: Ashley Eggert
Date: Saturday, May 20th
Materials: Worsted weight scrap yarn and US Size 7 or 8 needles.
Introduction to Lace Knitting: Confluence Shawlette
While it looks intimidating, lace knitting can be fun with simply beautiful results. Ashley will take you through chart reading, increasing and decreasing in lace patterns and lace bind offs in this 2 session class. You’ll use the skills you learn to make the Confluence Shawl by Sivia Harding.
Instructor: Ashley Eggert
Dates: Wednesday evenings, May 24th and June 7th
Materials: Confluence Shawl by Sivia Harding on Ravelry, printed out, US Size 3 circular needle, stitch markers, 400 yards of lace weight yarn
Learn this fascinating textured knitting technique from designer and teacher, Ann Weaver. Ann will take you through the steps for constructing an entrelec rectangle that can be finished into a stylish clutch purse using Quince & Co. Kestral. This is an intermediate level class. Class limited to 8 students.
Instructor: Ann Weaver
Date: Sunday, May 21
Materials: Worsted weight scrap yarn for learning technique and US Size 7 or 8 needles. 2 skeins of Quince & Co. Kestrel in the color of your choice for your clutch and US Size 10 needles.
Every month on Thursday evenings, we open our doors for a knit-a-long, presided over by the Woolworks Team! Each months’ theme is decided upon and posted in our newsletter and here on the website. Participants knit-a-long on a variety of projects from books and patterns in the company of others in a casual atmosphere. Knit-a-longs are free and open to all, but all materials must be purchased from our shop in order to participate. Be prepared to learn and commune with like-minded knitters and crocheters! 6:00-8:00pm. Check this page for Knitalong themes, starting with the months listed below.
March: Go To Market Bag!
With the arrival of Quince & Co. Linens, we’re kicking off our Spring KAL schedule with this market bag made out of Sparrow, a sport weight organic linen! The knit bag is worked from the rectangular base up and is worked in the round to the bag opening. Each strap is knit separately from reserved yoke stitches and is tied at the top. A super fun and utilitarian bag that expands with your veggies and can be thrown in the wash!
Thursday evenings, March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 6-8pm
April: Riverine Shawl
Join us in April to make this beautiful and airy 3-skein Shibui shawl! Riverine uses 1 skein each of three distinctly different Shibui Yarn bases: Cima, Pebble and Silk Cloud in a bias knit shawl, alternating yarns and combining them as well. A perfect Spring/Summer layer for evenings out or air conditioning!
Thursday evenings, April 6, 13, 20, 27, 6-8pm _______________________________________________________________
May: Find Your Fade!
This month we’ll be working on this enormously popular shawl pattern by Andrea Mowry! A great way to utilize fingering weight stash, Find Your Fade calls for from 1 to 10 different colors and ends up as an asymmetrical triangular shawl. On the first Thursday of May we will gather to look at what you have in your stash and what you find at the shop to make the perfect combination! The shawl utilizes simple lace and garter stitch sections with increases and decreases.
Thursday evenings, May 4, 11, 18 & 28 from 6-8pm
Weaving & Spinning Private Instruction
We offer a range of opportunities to learn various levels of spinning and weaving on a private instruction basis in the following areas:
Next Step Spinning
Beginning Weaving on the Inkle Loom
Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving on the Cricket Loom
Private lessons are 2 hours in length and cost $65
Looms, spinning wheels and drop spindles are available to borrow for lessons, or you may bring your own. We are a Schacht Spindle Dealer, so those supplies are also available to order from the shop.
If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please email or call the shop!