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.
Tuesdays, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Wednesdays, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Fridays, 1:00PM - 3PM
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).
Knitting / Crochet Help
Wednesdays from 6 - 8 pm
Thursdays from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Instructor: Meg Croft
Cost: $15 per session OR a $40 punch card for 4 sessions
This class is great for knitters and crocheters who need help for an hour or two, but not constant supervision. (We recommend private lessons for those type of problems!) Need help picking up stitches for a neckline? Or don’t understand instructions for “At the same time”? This class can be great for you. Please note: these classes tend to have 4-6 students in them. Please call 24 hours in advance to sign up for a spot.
We are happy to help you with 10-15 minutes of free help on a project. If you don’t know whether you need a class or a stop-in, just call us!
Dates: Tuesday, September 17 & 24th
Time: 6 - 8 pm
Instructor: Meg Croft
Cost: $30 - limited to 4 students
Ready to try mosaic knitting? Andrea Mowry's Tincture hat is a great way to learn this fun technique of slipping and knitting stitches. You can make beautiful two-color designs but only knit one color at a time!
Materials: Tincture Hat pattern, hardcopies available in the shop or as in-store digital downloads, two colors of Shepherds Wool Worsted (it works well as a DK substitute), needle sizes US 5 and US 7 16" and US 7 DPNS, stitch marker.
Homework: please make sure you are getting gauge, cast-on and knit the brim of the hat before coming to the first class.
Technique Class: Provisional Cast-On
Date: Wednesday, September 25 from 1 - 2pm OR Thursday, September 26 from 6-7 pm.
Instructor: Meg Croft
Cost: $15 - limited to 6 students for each class
Many patterns begin with a provisional cast-on. These cast-ons are made with waste yarn and are later unraveled to reveal live stitches that will be grafted, kitchenered or bound-off. Students will learn how to make 2 kinds of provisional cast-ons in this class, and will open up their knitting world to a TON of new patterns.
Materials: light-colored worsted weight yarn approx. 25g, US H crochet hook, stitch marker. Some materials will be provided by the instructor.
Date: Tuedays, October 8, 15, 22 & 29
Time: 3-5 pm (first session runs from 3-4) or on same dates from 6-8 pm (first session runs from 7-8)
Instructor: Lynn Schense
Churchmouse Classics' Basic Sock pattern was developed to teach the basics of sock construction using double-pointed needles. This class will help you get over your fear of turning a heel! You will learn the slip-stitch pattern for the heel flap, short-row heel turning, picking up stitches for the gusset, decreasing for gusset and toe shaping and the Kitchener stitch for grafting the toe.
There are four sessions in this class, starting with the optional first hour-long class that helps you choose your cuff type, teaches you how to cast onto double-pointed needles for knitting in the round, and the basics of small circumference knitting in the round.
If you are already confident with this portion, you may skip lesson one and start with lesson two. Lessons two-four are two hour classes.
Supplies: DK or sport weight sock yarn such as Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball Starke 6 or Regia 6-ply Tweed (avoid very dark-colored yarn), US 3 double-pointed needles and Churchmouse Classics Basic Sock pattern (available as a hard copy at Woven Art or as a Ravelry download), tapestry needle. If using an all-wool yarn, reinforcement thread for heels and toes is recommended.
Note: Although the pattern gives instructions for both sport/DK and fingering weight yarns, this class uses the former. Please do not purchase fingering weight yarn for this class.
If starting with session one: Have your supplies purchased and be ready to knit.
If starting with session two: Select your DK or sport weight yarn, choose your cuff variation and work your cuff to desired length. You should come to the first class ready to work the heel flap.
Learn how to weave on a Rigid Heddle loom
Date: Sunday, October 13 - ONe spot!
Time: 9:00 - 4:00 pm (class starts before shop is open!)
Instructor: Kathy Popoff
Cost: $70 with loom rental, $55 without loom rental
Sunday, November 17, 2019 - FULL
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.
Rigid Heddle Loom Warping Refresher
Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Instructor: Kathy Popoff
This class is designed for students who own a rigid heddle loom. This is a review session to gain more experience and confidence warping a rigid heddle loom. Students will dress their loom with a 70 inch long, eight inch wide warp It can be woven into a scarf or table runner. Weaving will be completed outside of class.
Supplies: Rigid heddle loom, Warping peg, Sley hook, 8 or 10 dent heddle, 200 yards of worsted (8 dent) or DK (10 dent) weight fiber. Please have yarn wound and ready to use prior to class. Scissors
Beginning Spindle Spinning
Date: Sunday, September 29, 2019
Time: 12:30-2:30 pm
Instructor: Carol Densmore
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 the basic concepts of spinning. You'll learn to spin and ply on high- and low-whorl spindles. 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!
Date: Sunday, October 20, 2019
Time: 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Instructor: Carol Densmore
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.
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.