Classes

To register for a class, please call the shop: 517-203-4467

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Class policies

In order to secure your spot in a class, payment is required at the time of reservation. Because we prefer to keep our classes small and often cap classes at 4-6 students, no-shows and last minute cancellations will not be refunded. We value our instructor’s time, and want to make sure they are compensated fairly for the work they do.  Should you want to take this class at a future date, you will need to pay again.

Tuition will be refunded if the class is cancelled by Woven Art due to low enrollment, or if there is a waiting list and your spot can be filled. If you cancel within three days of the first class meeting, we will refund your class fee. In either of these cases, we are also happy to apply your class fee to a future class if you prefer.

Thank you for buying your supplies at Woven Art. While we do not require that class supplies come from us, your support allows us to provide a wide variety of demonstrations, classes and workshops.

In the event of inclemate weather, Woven Art *may* cancel or reschedule a class - we will post shop/class closures on our Facebook page and make every effort to reach our students.  If you feel that it is not safe to travel to the shop, please call us.


Knitting Classes


Knit 101

Tuesdays, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Wednesdays, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Fridays, 1:00PM - 3PM
Cost: $50

This class starts every week - and you can go at your own pace! Designed to teach you the basic skills you need for most projects, this class is ALWAYS enrolling. Topics covered include casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch, stitch combinations, increasing, decreasing, starting a project in the round, and using double pointed needles. The classes are technique-based, rather than project-based, though you will have a basic hat after the last session.   You may come to any or all of these sessions, until you have attended 5 classes. Different instructors teach at the different times, but the outlines remain the same.  When you come to class you say "I need session one" or "I need session two." Please call 517-203-4467 at least one day ahead to let us know you will be attending.


Supplies: two skeins Shepherds Wool worsted or Cascade 220 Heathers . US size 8 circular needles - 16" or 20". One set size 8 double-pointed needles.

Class fee includes outlines of all the classes, simple projects for your new skills and five class sessions (10 hours of instruction).


Beginning Brioche

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Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Time: 1:00 pM - 3:00 PM
Instructor: Meg Croft
Cost: $30 - Limited to 4 students


There are so many fantastic new patterns using the brioche technique. This class will take you through the set up rows, sliding, brioche knitting, brioche purling, and knitting flat with two colors. You will learn the skills that can be applied to most simple brioche patterns such as shawls, ponchos, and scarves.

Supplies: US 7 20" or 24" circular needle, and 25 - 50 grams of worsted weight yarn in 2 solid colors - one solid LIGHT, one solid DARK, with good contrast between the colors.


Linen Bread Basket Liner

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Date: Sunday, April 28, May 5
Time: 1:00 - 3:00
Instructor: Meg Croft
Cost: $35

This fun project is knit from the center out! Learn how to knit a square in the round with a lovely linen yarn. We will be replacing the pattern’s cast-on with Emily Ocker’s Cast On, so be sure to bring the crochet hook! Linen is a great yarn as we head into the summer months, and has a beautiful shine and resilence. This project makes a beautiful hostess or housewarming gift when visiting friends. Students should be comfortable using dpns, and knitting in the round.

Materials needed: Pattern available through in-store sales on Ravelry. (Classic Bread Basket Liner by Kellelynne Hedberg Riley), 260 yards of Universal Yarn Flax (2 skeins), US 4 double pointed needles, and 24” circular needles, locking stitch markers, darning needle, and crochet hook size D or similar.


Knitting in Circles

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Date: Sunday, April 28
Time: 1:30-4:30 PM
Instructor: Sarah Peasley
Cost: $35

Tired of knitting back and forth? Ready to move on? Expand your horizons with a variety of circular knitting techniques. Learn to knit in the round using double points, one circular, two circulars, and the Magic Loop, with I-cord and a little double knitting thrown in for good measure. You’ll be ready to make seamless sweaters, sleeves, gloves, bags, and socks (even two at a time!), and much, much more.

Materials needed: 
50 gms smooth, light-colored #5 (bulky) yarn, Stitch marker, Safety pin, Blunt darning needle

NOTE:  In order to fully participate in the class, students MUST bring the following US 9 (5.5 mm) needles: a set of 5 double-pointed needles (approximately 7" in length), a 16" (40 cm) circular needle (measured from tip to tip), AND a 40" (100 cm) or longer circular needle.

Homework: Cast 60 stitches onto the 16" (40 cm) circular needle.



Horst Cowl

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Date: Wednesday, May 1, 8, 15
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Instructor: Meg Croft
Cost: $40

One of our most popular shop patterns! The Horst Cowl features a fun slip-stitch pattern that is fun and easy to learn. This is a great class for recent Knit 101 grads.

Materials: 2 skeins of your Main Color (in the photo, this is the golden color), 1 skein of your contrast color (in the photo, blue), US 9 - 24” needle, stitch marker.


Introduction to Lace Knitting

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Date & Time: Saturday, May 4 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
or Tuesday, May 21 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Instructor: Lynn Schense
Cost: $25, includes pattern

The basics of lace knitting are taught in this three-hour class: following a simple lace chart, reading the stitches on and below your needle, avoiding and correcting mistakes, and using a lifeline - all while knitting a pretty lace cowl. This is the perfect class as a follow-up to Knit 101.

Supplies: 20” or 24” US 8 needle, stitch markers, one skein of Malabrigo Rios (or 200 yards of worsted weight yarn), and a tapestry needle. Pattern will be provided at first class session.

Homework: using long-tail method, cast on 140 stitches. Join for working in the round, being careful not to twist stitches. Round 1: Purl, Round 2: Knit. Repeat rounds 1 & 2 once more.


Two-Color Brioche Cowl

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Date: Sunday, May 26, 2019
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Instructor: Meg Croft
Cost: $30 - limited to 4 students

Refresh your brioche skills, and learn how to work in the round! This class will get you comfortable transitioning from brioche knitting to brioche purling, and will cover how to fix common brioche errors. This project will be provide excellent practice to cement those brioche skills into place.

Supplies: US 8 - 16” or 20” (24” will NOT work), one skein of Stonehedge Fibermill Crazy, one skein of Stonehedge Fibermill Shepherd’s Wool. Contrasting colors are better than matching ones for this project! Stitch marker, crochet hook. Pattern will be provided to enrolled students.


Crochet Classes


Beginning Crochet

Date: Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Instructor: Meg Croft
Cost: $35

Ready to pick up a hook and learn how to crochet? Or maybe your grandmother taught you crochet skills, but you don't know what the stitches are called, or how to work from a pattern?  This class will get you started with the basics, correct tensioning, reading simple patterns and charts, and gaining confidence to have fun with crochet! Students will learn how to chain, multiple stitches, how to start from the center of a project, a simple granny square, and some fun lace and ripple patterns.

Supplies: 2 or 3 colors of worsted weight cotton - preferably Cascade Avalon, or Universal Cotton Supreme. Hook US H, and two locking stitch markers.

 

 


Asticou Terrace Crochet Shawl

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Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Instructor: Meg Croft
Cost: $25

This half-granny shawl is incredibly addictive to crochet, especially with the incredibly soft yarn! Learn how to crochet a simple shawl with increases, double-crochet, and chain stitches. Students will learn how to read a chart, how to keep track of where they are, and how to change colors invisibly.

Materials needed: download the free pattern from Ravelry and bring the print-out to class. 4 skeins of Fibre Company yarn Acadia (wound into balls before class), and a size H crochet hook, 3 locking stitch markers.


Weaving Classes


Learn how to weave on a Rigid Heddle loom

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Date: Sunday, May 5 - FULL
Time: 9:00 - 4:00 pm (class starts before shop is open!)
Instructor: Kathy Popoff
Cost: $70 with loom rental, $55 without loom rental

2019 Dates:
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Sunday, November 17, 2019

The Rigid Heddle loom is easy to set up and use - and it is light weight and portable. You will be amazed what you can make on this very simple loom. In this class you will learn how to warp the loom and how to weave a beautiful scarf, in yarns of your choosing. This class is limited to 4 students, so that every student has plenty of time with the instructor.
 
Supplies: You will need about 200 yards of a Malabrigo Rios for warp, and 200 yards of Malabrigo Rios for weft. We will discuss yarns appropriate for weaving in class. Also bring scissors, a tapestry needle and a brown paper grocery bag that can be cut to use when winding warp onto the loom. Bring scissors.
 

You Need an 8-dent heddle and warping equipment if bringing your own loom.

*Please arrive at 8:30 am if you need to purchase yarn, wind yarn, or are bringing your own loom. Class will start at 9:00 am. We will take a 30 minute break for lunch.  Feel free to bring a lunch, or enjoy take out from one of our local restaurants.

 



Beginning Floor Loom Weaving

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Dates: Tuesdays, March 12, 19, 26, April 9, 16, 23, May 7, 14.
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Instructor: Kathy Popoff
Cost: $135.00 - 1 spot left

Ready to start weaving with multi-harness looms? This class will teach you how to read a weaving draft, wind a warp, dress a loom, hemstitch, and how to plan tabby and twills projects. Students will complete a sampler scarf and determine where they want to go next with weaving. This class is limited to 4 students.

Supplies: 

Two balls of Bamboo Pop in highly contrasting colors, Scissors, Darning needle, Cloth tape measure, Drafting paper, Note taking materials.

Prework: Gather all listed supplies and know how to tie a square knot. 

 


Towels On Rigid Heddle Loom

Date: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Instructor: Kathy Popoff
Cost: $35

This class teaches how to weave towels on a rigid heddle loom using a double bobbin boat shuttle and warp ends doubled through a 10 dent reed.

Students will design, warp and start weaving two towels. Weaving will be completed at home. We will discuss how to hem finished towels and determine in class if a future two hour session is needed for hemming finished towels

Materials needed:
8/2 cotton - 1 cone for background and weft. We will discuss additional colors in Session One

Equipment needed:
Rigid heddle loom (15” or wider weaving width)
10 dent heddle
Two bobbin boat shuttle
Four bobbins to fit boat shuttle
Warping peg & sley hook, scissors


Spinning Classes


Spindle Spinning

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Date: Sunday, January 13, 2019
Time: 12:30 - 2:30 pm
Instructor: Carol Densmore
Cost: $45

Spindles are amazing tools to start spinning and a great way to spin all different kinds of fiber and yarn. Basic drafting and spinning on a spindle can be controlled in a way that helps a new spinner understand everything that's going on. You'll learn to spin and ply on high- and low-whorl spindles as well as the Andean ply technique. We'll evaluate different spindles and learn how to match spindles with various fibers. Spindles are great for portability and a lot of spinning can get done on the go. All materials and equipment are provided, but bring your favorite spindle if you have one.


Ready, Set, SPIN!

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Date: Sunday, January 27, 2019
Time: 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Instructor: Carol Densmore
Cost: $55

This workshop is designed to expose new spinners to the spinning wheel, how it works, and how to keep it spinning smooth. You will learn the basics of spinning and plying techniques. We'll start with techniques of drafting and treadling, and work through exercises to reinforce those skills. We'll introduce techniques such as spinning woolen and worsted yarns using various drafting methods and wheel adjustments. An introduction to wool characteristics and an overview of sheep breeds will be included. We'll explore the basics of fiber selection, as well as the different types of spinning wheels on the market today. 

Class level: Beginners and those who want a spinning refresher.

Students should bring: A spinning wheel in good working order and three bobbins. Bring a lazy kate and niddy noddy if available. All fibers provided. The shop has a few wheels available for rent for $15 for the class. Please call us for availability.


Other Classes


Instructor: Meg Croft, or other staff
Fee: $15 per hour, minimum 1 hour.

By appointment only; day & evening time slots available.
Do you have a pile of unfinished projects waiting to be seamed or kitchener stitched? Need a little help picking up stitches for your buttonband, or pulling out a too-tight bind-off? Don't know your mattress stitch from your whip stitch? Private sessions are now available to help you solve the problems and straddle the hurdles that keep you from finishing your projects. You will learn how to finish your garments and projects so that you build up your skill set for the future.
Please call the shop for scheduling information.

Private Sessions