Classes

Fall 2017 Classes, Workshops, Events & KAL’s!

This Fall brings what we think is the best lineup of classes, workshops, events and KAL’s we’ve ever offered!  The schedule is jam-packed with skill building, craft making, trunk show browsing and much more.  Let us know what you’d like to sign up for by hitting the “register for this class” tab under each offering!  We can’t wait to see you.

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*Private Instruction

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.  Call 410-377-2060 or email  info@woolworksbalt.com 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.

Register for a Private Lesson on any topic

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. _______________________________________________________________

Fall, 2017 Classes, Workshops & Events

 

Build Your Skills Series:

3 Classes for the beginning knitter who is ready to move beyond the basics.  Take 1, 2 or all 3 this Fall!

1.  Introduction to Pattern Reading and Knitting the the Round:  Knit Your First Hat


This two session class will teach you how to read a knitting pattern, knit in the round, how to decrease, use double pointed needles and weave in ends.  We will use the Barley hat pattern (free on ravelry) by Tin Can Knits.  This hat comes in many different sizes, from toddler to adult large.  You can choose the size you wish to make.

During the first class you will learn to read the pattern, review the long tail cast on, join in the round (without twisting!), and knit 1×1 rib.  You will then begin the hat’s body, which features stockinette and a garter stitch panel.  During the second class you will learn to decrease for the crown, switch to DPN’s and finish your hat for a perfect fit.

Instructor:        Tara Robinson
Dates:                  Saturday mornings, Sept. 23 & 30
Time:                   9-11am
Cost:                    $60

Materials:          1 skein of worsted weight yarn (approx 220 yards), US size 8, 16″ circular needle, US size 8 DPN’s, tapestry needle, stitch markers, printed Barley Hat pattern (free on Ravelry)This two session class will teach you how to read a knitting pattern, knit in the round, how to decrease, use double pointed needles and weave in ends.  We will use the Barley Hat pattern (free on Ravelry)

Must be able to knit and purl with comfort prior to this class

Register for this class

2.  Knitting with Double Pointed Needles: Knit Your First Mitten!


This one session, two hour class is for students who have prior experience knitting in the round with circular needles but may not yet know how to use double points for small circumferences.

The class will use The World’s Simplest Mitten pattern by Tin Can Knits to complete a toddler size mitten.  You will successfully learn how to cast on to DPN’s, knit with DPN’s, how to put stitches on hold using waste yarn, and later pick up held stitches to complete a thumb.  We will follow the toddler size so this class can be completed in one session.  The toddler size can be given as a gift or used as a winter ornament!  You will learn all skills needed to later complete the larger sizes of the pattern.

Instructor:        Tara Robinson
Date:                    Sunday morning, October 8
Time:                   10am-Noon
Cost:                    $30
Materials:          1 skein of worsted weight yarn, US size 5 DPN’s, US size 7 DPN’s, tapestry needle, stitch marker, World’s Simplest Mitten Pattern (free on Ravelry), printed out.

Must be able to knit and purl comfortably and have some experience with knitting in the round with circular needles to take this class.

Register for this class

3.  Take Your Knitting to the Next Level:  Knit Your First Sweater 

This class will teach you all the skills to successfully complete a top-down, raglan sleeve sweater knit in the round.  We will use the Flax Sweater by Tin Can Knits.  This free sweater comes in many different sizes, from newborn to adult 4XL.  For the class, however, you will choose a baby, toddler or small child size so the sweater can be completed within the time frame of 3 classes.  The Flax sweater is a nice introduction to sweater knitting.  It lends itself to easy modifications.  For example, you can choose to add stripes or a cable, if interested.

Prior to class, you will need to print the Flax Sweater pattern from Ravelry, choose a size, purchase the required amount of worsted weight yarn from Woolworks and swatch using a size 8 needle.  A detailed homework description will be given to you at sign up for proper gauge swatching so you are ready to dive in at the first session.  Each of the 3 sessions activities is outlined on the homework sheet so you’ll know what to expect.

Instructor:     Tara Robinson
Dates:              Sunday mornings, November 5, 19 and December 3
Time:               10am-Noon
Cost:                 $90
Materials:       Printed Flax Sweater pattern, required amount of worsted weight yarn purchased from Woolworks, completed gauge swatch, US size 6 DPN’s and 16″ circular, US size 8 DPN’s, 16″ and 24″ circulars, stitch markers, waste yarn, tapestry needle, alternate needles in case your gauge is off.

You must be able to knit and purl with ease and have had some experience knitting in the round with circular needles to take this class.

Register for this Class

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Continental Knitting: German Style!

 

Join Ashley to learn the art of Continental Knitting!  If you’re a “thrower” and have always wanted to learn this technique, now is your chance.  You’ll learn both knit and purl stitches using the Continental technique in this one session class, offered twice this Fall!

 

Instructor:              Ashley Eggert
Dates & Times:       Saturday morning, November 18th, 9-11am

Cost:                           $30
Materials:                 Worsted weight yarn, US size 7 or 8 straight or circular needles

Prior knitting experience necessary.

Register for this class

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Magpie Fibers Trunk Show!

 

Join us for this very special opportunity to welcome Dami Hunter of Magpie Fibers to the shop for a one day Trunk Show!  A Frederick, Maryland indie dyer, Dami and her talented cohorts make the most luscious yarns and we can’t wait to show them off at our shop!  Details are being firmed up for a morning coffee to meet Dami and hear about her process and then a chance to pre-shop the Trunk Show before shop hours.  We’ll keep you posted and give details on sign ups for that soon!

Date:    Saturday, October 7
Time:   9:30-10:15 Coffee/Artist Talk, then regular shop hours until 3pm for the Trunk Show.  *Coffee/Artist Talk is filled

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Shawl Making Workshop:  Coastal Walk by Joji Locatelli

In this 4 session class students will learn and become more comfortable with a variety of shawl knitting techniques while knitting Joji Locatelli’s lovely Coastal Walk shawl (on Ravelry).  Knit in 500 yards of DK weight yarn from the top center down, this shawl knits up quickly and will enable students to learn how to do a “garter tab” cast on (the cast on method used most often for crescent-shaped shawls).  And, while the shawl’s instructions are both written and charted, students will learn how to read and work from a chart and, in doing so, learn the basics of lace knitting.  The shawl ends with several rows of garter stitch that are shaped using German short rows (otherwise known as “easy” short rows).  Students will conclude by exploring a variety of bind off and edge possibilities.

Skills covered:  Garter tab cast on, basic lace knitting from a chart, German short rows, reading your knitting, stretchy bind-offs, picot bind-off, loop bind-off, bobble bind-off.

Instructor:               Brenda Wilson
Dates & Times:       Session 1: Tuesday, October 10 from 6-7:30pm
Session 2:  Tuesday, October 17 from 6-7pm,
Session 3: Tuesday, November 7 from 6-7pm;
Session 4:  Tuesday, November 14 from 6-7pm
Cost:                           $90
Materials:                 500 yards of DK weight yarn, Coastal Walk Pattern printed, US size 7 needle, 32″ or 40″
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Entrelec with Ann Weaver:  Make a Clutch!

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:                  Saturday, October 14th
Time:                9am-Noon
Cost:                  $50
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.

This is an intermediate level class

Register for this class

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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:             Weds., Oct.18th
Time:             6-8pm
Cost:             $25
Materials:    A kit will be available for puchase prior to class

Register for this class

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Annie Howe Papercut Workshop: Make a Knitting Themed Papercut!

 Join Baltimore paper cut artist Annie Howe for a paper cutting workshop!  In this two hour workshop you will learn the basics about paper cutting and how to create your very own custom paper cuts.  Annie will cover the nitty gritty details of how to used lettering in your paper cuts as well as adding in your own special details and elements to your designs.  Annie and the team at Woolworks have designed a special knitting themed paper cut design for you to work with.  Workshop participants will leave with at least one finished and framed paper cut and the resources to keep paper cutting at home!  All materials provided plus some refreshments!

Instructor:        Annie Howe
Date:                  Friday evening, October 20
Time:                  7-9pm
Cost:                   $65, includes materials
Class limited to 12 students

Register for this class

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Beginning Needle Felting:  Pumpkins & Acorns! 

It’s time to get our felting needles out and craft some Fall foliage!  Join Amy for this one session workshop and walk away with all sorts of pumpkins – small or large, leaves and acorns for your Fall table decor!

Instructor:        Amy Legg
Date:                    Sunday, October 22
Time:                   10am-12:30pm
Cost:                    $30
Materials:          A kit will be available for purchase.

Register for this class

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Kid’s Knitting!

 

In this learn-to-knit class, 8-13 year olds will learn to knit while making dishcloths/washcloths that they can use or give as gifts.

Skills taught will be casting-on, knitting, purling, stitch counting, and binding off.

Instructor:       Brenda Wilson
Dates:                Saturday mornings, October 28, November 4 & November 11
Time:                  9-10am
Cost:                   $75 including all materials.

Class is limited to 6 students

Register for this class 

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An Introduction to Intarsia: Water Color Heart Pillow by Jody Rice!

Knit a delightful pillow cover while learning basic intarsia skills!  Intarsia is a type of color work that uses multiple yarns to create an image.  In this class you will learn how to make bobbins and manage them, and follow a simple pictorial chart.

Instructor:   Ashley Eggert
Dates:             Wednesday evenings, November 1 & 15
Time:              6-8pm
Cost:      $65
Materials:  US size 7 needles, 2 skeins of contrasting worsted weight yarn – Noro Silk Garden and a contrasting solid and bobbins.  A full list of materials and homework will be provided upon sign up.

This is an intermediate level class

Register for this class

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No Show Socks by LaMaisonRililie

These innovative low-cut shocks expose a deeper, curved portion of the top of the foot and the ankle.  It’s a much more flattering look for footie-sock wearers and won’t show when you’re wearing shoes!  Learn to knit these in Linda’s 2-session class!  You’ll learn a toe-up construction with Judy’s Magic Cast On, German short rows and use either DPN’s or the Magic Loop method.

Instructor:     Linda Lewis
Dates:              Monday evenings, November 6 & 20
Time:               6-8pm
Cost:                $65
Materials:       260 yards of fingering weight yarn, US size 0 DPN’s or circular for Magic Loop
This is an intermediate level class.  Students should be familiar with sock making.

Register for this class

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Fair Isle for All: Learn to Knit Fair Isle or Switch Up Your Fair Isle Technique with Ann Weaver!

New to color work?  Learn to knit Fair Isle or stranded knitting using two colors per round.  Want to learn a new method of knitting Fair Isle?  Learn to knit with one color in each hand, two colors in your right hand or two colors in your left hand!  In this workshop we’ll use the Madison Park hat to practice Fair Isle knitting.  There are no long floats, so you won’t need to worry about catching your yarn when working with two colors.  By the time you finish the hat, you’ll be comfortable with your chosen method of Fair Isle knitting.

 Instructor:   Ann Weaver
Date:              Sunday, November 12th
Time:             10am – 1pm
Cost:              $50 plus materials
Materials:    Itemized list available at sign up.
Skills Needed:    Knitting in the round, basic increases and decreases

Register for this class

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Claudia Handpainted Yarns TRUNK SHOW & Class Weekend!

 

We’re thrilled to welcome Claudia McClean, artist and indie dyer to the shop in November!  Claudia will fill her trunk with yarn goodies and be at the shop from 12pm-5pm on Saturday to meet, greet and give you great ideas for all of her yarns.  Sunday morning Claudia will be teaching the Favorite Shawl Ever class which will use Claudia’s Addiction.  You’ll get help with color choices and learn the techniques to create a beautiful scarf.  We hope you can join us for both!

Trunk Show:

Date:        Saturday, November 18
Time:       Noon-5pm

Favorite Shawl Ever Class:

Instructor:    Claudia McClean
Date:                Sunday, November 19
Time:               10:30-Noon
Cost:                 $35
Materials:  Pattern and yarn may be purchased prior to class on 11/19

Register for this Class

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Helical Stripes:  Make a Pair of Fancy Striped Mitts!

In this two session class, Linda will show you how to make one row stripes in circular knitting where there is no jog at the seam.  Knitting helical stripes is a way of working two continuous spirals of stitches, sitting on top of each other.  This technique makes for super fun striping with no obvious seam and no ridge on the inside of your work where the yarns are carried.

Instructor:    Linda Lewis
Dates:              Sunday afternoons, November 26 & December 10
Time:                4-6pm
Cost:                  $65
Materials:        Fingering weight yarn in two colors, DPN’s or circular for Magic Loop.  Full list available at sign up.

This is an intermediate level class

Register for this class

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Jane Spalding Trunk Show!

We’re happy to welcome Jane and her lovely pots back to Woolworks for a holiday trunk show!  Pictures of the lovelies to follow!!!  Be sure to stop in for holiday gifts.

Date:    Saturday, December 2
Time:   11am-3pm

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Brioche Knitting: Lavanya Patricella’s Brioch Cowl

 

 

Many knitters find that once they understand brioche, the knitting is totally addictive.  The result is a beautiful knitted fabric that is wonderfully cushy and reversible.  In this class, students will learn the basics of two-color brioche knitting (worked both flat and in the round) using Lavanya Patricella’s Brioche Cowl (on Ravelry) in either small or large size.

Skills taught:  Basic brioche stitch (both knit (bro) and purl (brb) and right- and left- slanting 2 stitch decreases (brRsl and brLsl).  Students taking this class should already be comfortable with basic casting on, knitting, purling and binding off.

Instructor:            Brenda Wilson
Dates & Time:      Saturday mornings: December 2, 9-10:30am, December 9, 9-10am, & December 16, 9-10am
Cost:                       $65
Materials:             Full list provided at sign up.

Register for this class

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Knit-A-Longs!

 

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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.

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October:   Stockings!

We’ve always wanted to make this fantastic Churchmouse Yarns and Teas stocking and this year we’re actually going to do it!  There are many, many variations and we can walk you through all of them!  Join us on Thursday evenings in October to knit along with us!   10/5, 10/12, 10/19 & 10/26 from 6-8pm

 

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