Classes Schedule

 Thursday 9-12
 Thursday 2-5pm
 Friday 9-12
 Friday 2-5pm
 Saturday 9-12
 Saturday 2-5pm
Laura Aylor
 Knit Your 
Own Truth
(Part One)
Knit Your
Own Truth 
(Part Two) 
 Knit Smart
 Faberge Swatch Workshop
 
 
 Liz Gipson
 Weaving 101
(Part One)

Weaving 101 
(Part Two) 

 Pattern Power
(Part One)
Pattern Power 
(Part Two) 
Swatching for Weaving 
(9-11am ONLY)
 
 Laura Linneman
 
 
Yarn Choices 
 Afterthought Heel
Knitting with Beads 
 Shawls with Attached Edgings
 Tanis Gray
 
 
Fair Isle
(Part One) 
Fair Isle
(Part Two) 
Lace Forensics 
Thrummed Mittens 

Class Descriptions 
Please note that at this time, classes may only be booked as part of a full registration.
Individual classes may open up at a later date if they are not filled.

LAURA AYLOR


Knit Smart (3 hour class - Half Day $85) How to make sweaters you’ll love and wear. No need to be afraid of knitting a sweater – everything in knitting is fixable (except felting!) We’ll cover using (or creating) schematics, planning modifications, determining the amount of ease, making a cheat sheet, and more tips for sweater success. 


Knit Your Own Truth (6 hour workshop - Full Day $155) Explore using modular garter stitch to design your own multi-colored shawl or scarf. We will get started on miniature versions in class.


Fabergé Swatch Workshop (3 hour workshop - Half Day $85) Become familiar with the techniques used in the Fabergé shawl (horizontal braid, beading, slipped stitch overlay, textured eyelets). We will knit the swatch in class.


TANIS GRAY


Get your Fair Isle On! (6 Hours - Full Day $155Curious about stranded colorwork techniques? Intimidated by multiple strands of yarn in multiple colors? Not sure how gauge works or how to trap those floats? This is the workshop for you! We’ll cover basic Fair Isle knitting techniques for English, Continental and Combination knitters, tackle common issues, proper technique, color theory and psychology, multiple ways to trap floats, Fair Isle history and set good Fair Isle knitting habits. The second part of the class in the afternoon will focus on putting everything we learned into practice and we’ll knit a retreat-exclusive Fair Isle cowl! Open to beginners and people with previous Fair Isle knowledge, this class will tackle any fears and get you excited to cast on for your next stranded colorwork project! 


Lace Forensics (3 hour class - Half Day $85) Channel your inner Sherlock Holmes and join me on a lace forensics adventure! If knitting lace is something you’ve shied away from, let’s tackle it head on! We’ll discuss the history and mechanics of this technique, discuss the differences between lace knitting and knitted lace, learn to translate a written lace pattern into charted form, learn to knit lace from a chart, and decode a lace swatch and turn it into a chart. We’ll also cover nupps and knitting with beads.

Thrummed Mittens (3 hour class - Half Day $85) Puzzled by thrums? Learn the ancient art of thrumming as we work our way through thrummed mittens, certain to be the warmest mitts you’ll ever knit! We’ll cover how to properly make thrums, how to place and knit with them, read a thrum chart, and discuss the history of this technique while knitting a pattern from my newest book.



Laura Linneman

Knitting With Beads (3 hours - Half Day $85) Learn a variety of bead knitting techniques to add some bling to your knitting! Topics for class include yarn and bead choice, the difference in appearance between pre-strung techniques and placed bead techniques, and how beading changes the structure of your knitting. Techniques learned include methods for threading beads onto yarn; casting on with pre-strung beads; placing pre-strung beads in-between stitches, in yarn overs, and within a stitch; binding off with pre-strung beads; placing of beads on a stitch using dental floss or crochet hooks; binding off with placing beads. This is an advanced beginner class. 

Make the Best Yarn Choice (3 hours - Half Day $85) Learn how fiber content and construction of yarn can affect your knitting. Topics covered in class include making the correct fiber choice for your project, how spinning and plying of the yarn affect your finished product, questions to ask yourself when choosing yarn for a project, and how to best use technology to your advantage when selecting yarn. This is a beginner and beyond class 

Afterthought Heels (3 hours - Half Day $85) Learn how to make toe-up socks using afterthought heels! Techniques learned include Judy’s Magic cast-on, increasing for toes, a waste-yarn version of an afterthought heel, a stretchy bind-off, and how to complete an afterthought heel. Discussion of the use of short rows in heels can be added to make this a 4 hour class. This is an advanced beginner class 

Shawls with Attached Edgings (3 hours - Half Day $85) Learn how to knit the Wizzpopper shawl, a raglan style shawl with an attached edging. Techniques learned include a garter tab cast on, raglan shaping on shawls, and an attached edging. All techniques will be taught on a mini doll shawl. Class comes with a copy of the full size shawl to knit for yourself. This is an advanced beginner class.

LIZ GIPSON

Weaving 101 (6 hours - Full Day $155)  Learn how to get those yarns on your loom (called “warping”), weave fabulous cloth, and finish your project all in a day! You will walk away with more than just a beautiful scarf, you will learn all the fundamentals of weaving well, including how to warp your loom in 20 minutes or less and how to fix the most common weaving mistakes! No experience required. Looms may be rented from Four Purls. $10 materials fee payable to teacher.

Pattern Power!  (6 hours - Full Day $155) Think that plain weave is all you can do on a rigid-heddle loom? Meet the pick-up stick! With this simple tool you can create patterns galore. Learn how to make weft and warp floats and when and how to combine them. In this class you will weave a small table runner. This pattern is easily translated into all sorts of interiors and accessories. As a bonus you will learn hemstitching and embroidery stitch, two go-to finishes for weavers. As with all of Liz's classes, you aren't just learning how to make a beautiful object, you are learning the fundamentals to weaving well. Prewarped loom required. No materials fee. Warping instruction and materials list provided at the time of registration. (Optional Warping Party may be held the night before the class)

Swatching for Weavers (2 hours - $60)  Have you had an idea, headed to the loom, and then halfway through through your brilliant idea you think, “oh this isn’t what I had in mind at all”/ Swatching allows you to get to that knowledge quicker. By weaving a small swatch you can see if a given yarn will substitute well for another, if you like your color choices, or if your sett choice is right. Swatching allows you to try multiple options for finishing, including how you wash the fabric and finish the edges. If you want to design your own cloth, this is how it's done: idea, swatch, refine idea, swatch, weave cloth, smile, repeat. Weavers will learn why to swatch, techniques for swatching, and weave at least one swatch in class. $20 material fee includes use of the loom, handouts, and some yarn. Students are encouraged to bring their own yarns as well.