Most of our Classes are scheduled one-on-one with our teachers. Call us for assistance in setting up a class date.
Have you always wanted to learn to knit? In this great introductory class you will master the techniques of casting on, Knit and Purl stitches and casting off. You’ll start with making a basic cotton washcloth and will start on a scarf by the end of the classes. As a bonus, you’ll have unlimited access to experienced store staff between lessons.
Kids Beginning Knitting
For ages 7 and up. Teaches the basics of knitting and purling stitch. One on One instruction available.
Come and learn the techniques to making a basic sock in this 4 week class. With the top-down basic sock pattern, the skills that you will acquire or build upon include: the long-tail cast on, joining the round, knitting in the round, the heel, short rows to turn the heel, gussets, and the Kitchner stitch. You will learn to custom fit the sock. Once you've made a sock, you will want to make more and more!
Requirement: Students must be comfortable with basic knitting stitches, increases, decreases, long tail cast on and double pointed needles.
Felted Nuno Scarf Class
Nuno scarves are an intriguing collaboration using a silk fabric base and wet felting layers of fibers including wool, mohair, silk and other dyed and natural colored fibers. Come prepared to be amazed at your creations!
Introduction to Needle Felting with Lauralee DeLuca
Join with artist Lauralee DeLuca to learn the basics of making a piece of "fiber art". You don’t have to be an artist to make something great! Needle felting is limited only by your imagination. Once you learn some basic techniques, needle felting can be used to add embellishments to your knitted garments or woven fabric or as a stand-alone work of art. In class, you will have an opportunity to make your own ideas come alive with fiber. We will cover basics of both flat and 3-D felting. Includes 2 needles and color wool assortment.
Introduction to Wet Felting
Bring energy, comfortable clothes and a towel to learn the technique of wet felting. Create a placemat-sized piece of original, usable felt art using colorful carded wool, warm soapy water, bubble wrap, and a swimming noodle. Join Alaska Fiber Artist Lauralee DeLuca for an afternoon of creativity and fun.
Felted Booties with LauraLee
Learn the art of felting as you form your very own pair of slippers. We'll be using Merino wool, a resist, bubblewrap and your imagination. Some wet felting experience is required. Wear comfortable clothing and bring some energy. 4 - 5 hour class. All materials included
Felted Bowls with MarySue
Explore the Magic of creating with felt. In two hours you'll learn the techniques of wet felting with wool blended with other fibers to create a felted bowl from start to finish with MarySue. Once you've completed the class, you can use the technique to create vases, bird houses, cat caves, and other "vessels" of all shapes and sizes -- only limited by our imagination.
Class cost includes all materials.
Beginning Spinning I with Beth Witters
Have you ever looked at yarn and wondered how it was created and why it looks and feels the way it does? Learn how to make our own unique handspun yarn! Learn the basics of how to go from raw fiber to colorful novelty yarn beginning with a drop spindle. This class teaches the fundamentals of spinning yarn. Students learn about fiber preparation, principles of twist and how to use a drop spindle to create yarn in the first 3 lessons. The final lesson will demonstrate spinning wheel operation and an introduction to using the spinning wheel. Materials: drop spindle, 2 oz wool roving, large dowel or knitting needle, pencil and paper, an apron or lap cover. Three weeks
Beginning Spinning II with Beth Witters
This class teaches the fundamentals of spinning yarn with a wheel. Students will learn the principles of using a wheel to create yarn in the first 2 lessons. The final lesson discusses and demonstrates spinning other animal and baste fibers.
Spinning Exotic Fibers with Lauralee
Exotic fiber class is an introduction with a chance to handle and spin Alpaca, LLama, Camel, Silk, Yak, Cashmere, Dog, Angora, Qiviut (muskox) and more. Class includes a small sample of many different fibers. Knowledge and ability to spin is nice, but non-spinners may enjoy learning about all the fibers also. Call to reserve you space in the next class
Introduction to basic crochet terminology, learn the single crochet stitch & the double crochet stitch. Students will begin with a washcloth and quickly move to a Crochet Scarf.
Tunisian Crochet Class
A little like crochet … a little like knitting … this is the beauty of Tunisian
Crochet also called the afghan stitch. Worked with a tool that’s a cross between
a crochet hook and a knitting needle, Tunisian crochet creates a unique fabric
that can be used for cowls, scarves, blankets, garments and even hats. You’ll learn the basic Tunisian stitch making a spa / dish cloth. Basic Crochet skills required.