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).


Sweater Design with Sarah Peasley

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Dates: Sundays, 1/20/19, 3/3, 3/10, 3/24, 3/31 from 1:30 - 3:30 pm OR
Tuesdays, 1/22/19, 3/5, 3/12, 3/26, 4/1 from 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Instructor: Sarah Peasley
Cost: $155



Think you're not ready to design your own sweater? Think again! Sarah will hold your hand through every step of designing a simple sweater to fit YOU: gauge, measurements, schematics, and shaping, to name a few. We'll make a completely seamless pullover with set-in sleeves and either a round or a v-neck. After completing this class, you should be able to design a variety of sweaters or make changes to existing patterns.

Five sessions will cover:

1)    project planning, swatching, and getting started
2)    armhole shaping
3)    neck and shoulder shaping
4)    joining shoulders and working neckband
5)    sleeves

Supplies: Yarn (to be determined at first session, but please bring any yarns you are thinking about using); needles (appropriate for the yarn chosen); flexible measuring tape; darning needle; stitch markers; stitch holders; coilless safety pins; scissors; calculator; pen or pencil. Also, please bring in one or more shirts or sweaters that fit you well (we're looking for any or all of the following: something that fits you nicely across the shoulders and/or around the body, a pleasing neckline, a comfortable sleeve length and/or body length - you will use the measurements from these samples as a starting point for the pattern for your sweater).

Homework: None


Tessellation Baby Blanket

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Date: Tuesday, March 19, March 26, April 2
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Meg Croft
Cost: $40

Do you need to brush up on your knitting skills with a simple knit/purl pattern? The Tessellation Baby Blanket is a great refresher for those knitters coming back to the craft! This gender-neutral baby blanket is fun and modern. We will review long-tail cast on in class, and get our project set up for our pattern repeats. We will also cover how to fix simple mistakes and how to turn knit stitches into purl stitches, and purl stitches into knit stitches.

Materials needed: Tessellation Baby Blanket pattern, available as a hardcopy in the shop, 4 skeins of Cascade Avalon, or 4 skeins of Malabrigo Rios, US 8 32” circular needle, 1 packet of round ring markers, crochet hook size H.


State Street Cowl

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Date: Tuesday, March 19 and March 26
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Instructor: Meg Croft
Cost: $35

Learn a simple lace pattern while knitting the State Street Cowl! This class will introduce you to simple lace knitting, with yarn overs, mirrored decreases, repeating patterns, and charts. You will also learn how to insert a lifeline. This class is fun for all skill levels, but is also great for recent Knitting 101 grads.

Materials needed: US 13 24” circular needle and US 15 24” circular needle, 2 skeins of Quince & Co Puffin, 5 large stitch markers to fit around a US 15 needle, large-eyed tapestry needle and State Street Cowl pattern, available as a in-store digital download from Ravelry.

Homework: Please have your yarn wound before class.


Horst Cowl

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Date: Wednesday, March 20, March 27
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Instructor: Meg Croft
Cost: $35

The Horst Cowl features a fun and easy to learn slip-stitch pattern. Featuring Malabrigo Mecha yarn, this cowl was designed and knit while Meg was camping in Utah. Slip stitch patterns deliver a lot of impact for not a lot of work. This class is great for knitters new to slip stitches and for recent grads of Knit 101.

Materials needed: Horst Cowl pattern, available as a hard copy in the shop, 3 skeins of Malabrigo Mecha: 2 Main Color (seen here in Piedras) and 1 Contrast Color (seen here in Persia Blue). US 9 -24” circular needles, 1 locking stitch marker.


Toe-Up Socks

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Date: Thursdays, March 28, April 4, April 11
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Instructor: Meg Croft
Cost: $40


Ready to knit socks? Knitting socks from the toe-up has many advantages! You can try them on as you go, insuring a custom fit, and you can better plan your yarn usage. We will be knitting the Simple Toe-up Sock pattern from Churchmouse Classics in DK/Sport weight yarn. Learn a simple toe-up cast-on, how to make a toe, how to plan an afterthought heel, how to knit a cuff, and then, how to finish your heel. This class is open to all skill levels, and is great for recent Knit 101 grads!

Materials needed: Simple Toe-Up Sock pattern (available as a hardcopy or as a digital download through in-store sales on Ravelry), 270 yards of sport/DK weight yarn, US 3 double pointed needle, or 2 US 3 circular needles at least 20” long (loose knitters, please go down a needle size!), locking stitch marker. (Yarn recommendations: Regia 6-fach tweed, Zauberball starke-6, Madelinetosh Sport)


Beginning Brioche

Date: Sunday, March 31, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 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.


Next Steps Brioche

Date: Sunday, March 31, 2019
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Instructor: Meg Croft
Cost: $30 - limited to 4 students

Ready to take your brioche to the next level? Learn how to increase and make left- and right-leaning decreases within a brioche fabric. We will be knitting a flat swatch. Students MUST have previous brioche experience, either in Meg’s Beginning Brioche class OR a finished simple brioche project.

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.


Crochet Classes


Beginning Crochet

Date: Thursdays, February 7, 14, 21
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, March 21, 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, February 10 - FULL
Time: 9:00 - 4:30 pm (class starts before shop is open!)
Instructor: Kathy Popoff
Cost: $70 with loom rental, $55 without loom rental

2019 Dates:
March 3 - 2 spots available
APril 14
May 5

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.
 
We will take a break for lunch. Feel free to bring a lunch, or enjoy one of our local restaurants.
 


Rigid Heddle Technique Series - Pickup Basics

Date: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Instructor: Kathy Popoff
Cost: $35

In this technique class students will experience how pickup sticks are used to create patterns in rigid heddle weaving.  Students will warp a loom, hemstitch, weave and finish the piece during the class. There is no homework. This class is for students who have taken Beginning Rigid Heddle weaving or have experience on a rigid heddle loom.

Materials needed:
1 skein of Universal Yarn Cotton Supreme in a dark color
1 skein of Cotton Supreme in a light color.
Equipment needed:
1 rigid heddle loom with at least a 10” weaving width
Warping tools
Brown paper or preferred material for wrapping back warp beam
1 - 8 dent reed
1 - pickup stick
1 - stick shuttle
Scissors, Darning needle, Paper and pen for taking notes


Collapsed Weave Scarf on Rigid Heddle Loom

Date: Sunday, March 10, 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Instructor: Kathy Popoff
Cost: $35

In this class students will begin a collapsed weave scarf. Students will warp the loom, wind bobbins or stick shuttles with over spun fiber, hemstitch the beginning of the scarf and weave as much as time permits. We will discuss hemstitching the end of the scarf, taking the project off the loom and discovering the magic when the scarf is immersed in water. This class is limited to four students

Students must have prior experience warping a rigid heddle loom.

Materials needed:
Warp - 1 cone Habu Tsumugi
Weft - 1 cone Habu 2/48 Wool Crepe in coordinating colors

Equipment needed: 
Rigid heddle loom with at least a 10 inch weaving width 
12 dent heddle
warping equipment - sley hook and warping peg
waste yarn for spreading warp
1 boat shuttle and bobbin OR 1 stick shuttle
Scissors, Tapestry Needle
Preferred paper to wrap around warp beam


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