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 will not be refunded. 

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. 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.  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 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).


Gift Guide: Chain Link scarf

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Date: Sunday, August 27
Time: 12:30 - 2:30pm
Instructor: Sarah Peasley
Cost: $25

The visually striking pattern on this scarf is worked using two highly contrasting colors with strategically placed slipped stitches. Sarah will show you how it's done in just one quick Sunday afternoon session. Cascade Yarns 220 Wool was used for the sample in the book; we're using Malabrigo Dos Tierras in English Rose (MC) and Cirrus Grey (CC) for our shop sample. 

Supplies: 60 Quick Knits book; approximately 200g of dk to worsted weight yarn in a main color (MC), approximately 100 g of dk to worsted weight yarn in a contrasting color (CC), US 7 (4.5 mm) 24"-32" circular needle (or needle size appropriate for yarn chosen - We're using a US 6 for the shop sample).

Homework: With MC, cast on and work the first 4 rows of the border, slipping the first stitch of each row as follows: slip 1 with yarn in front, move the yarn between the needles to the back, then knit to the end. Repeat that row one more time (the pattern says to change color at the end of the next row - ignore that and just work with MC to the end). Do not cut yarn.


Fair Isle Bowl or Bag

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Dates: Sundays, September 10 and 24
Time: 12:30-2:30 pm
Instructor: Sarah Peasley
Cost: $45

The Fair Isle technique has been around for centuries, but can easily be learned within a couple of hours. Practice knitting in the round with two colors (one in each hand) while making a colorful little bag or bowl (recommended yarn will be enough to complete two projects). Discover the beauty of corrugated ribbing, then learn to read charts like a pro and to trap those pesky floats. 

Supplies: Cascade 220 or Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool: one skein each in two contrasting colors; US 7 16” circular needle (measured from tip to tip); US 7 double-pointed needles; stitch markers; blunt darning needle; scissors


Beginning Brioche

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Date: Sunday, September 17, 2017
Time: 12:30 - 3:00 PM
Instructor: Meg Croft
Cost: $25

If you learn one new stitch this year, it should be Brioche! This class will take you through the set up rows, brioche knitting, brioche purling, and knitting flat with two colors. You will learn the skills you need to knit the Nascha Poncho by Andrea Mowry.  Prepare to open a new door in your knitting world. 
Supplies: US 7 20" or 24" circular needle, and 25 - 50 grams of worsted weight yarn in 2 colors - one LIGHT, one DARK, with good contrast between the colors. Locking stitch markers.


Two-Color Brioche Cowl

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Date: Sunday, September 17 2017
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Instructor: Meg Croft
Cost: $25 - includes pattern

Ready to cement your Brioche skills into place? This beautiful cowl makes a great present and is incredibly addictive to knit!  This class takes what you learned in Beginning Brioche and takes it one step further - we will spend a lot of time making sure you understand how to transition from round to round.  Students must have taken Beginning Brioche to take this class.

Supplies: US 8 16" or 20" circular needle, stitch marker, crochet hook (approx. US H/8/5.00mm), 1 skein of Shepherd's Wool Crazy milled, 1 skein of Shepherd's Wool Worsted.


Crochet Classes


new classes are being planned for august/september


Weaving Classes


Learn how to weave on a Rigid Heddle loom

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Date: Sunday, September 10, 2017
Time: 9:00 - 4:30 pm (class starts before shop is open!)
Instructor: Kathy Popoff
Cost: $70 with loom rental, $55 without loom rental

Additional dates:
October 15
November 12
December 3

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.
 
Supplies: You will need about 200 yards of a smooth worsted weight yarn for the warp, and about 200 yards of almost any kind of worsted weight yarn for the 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.
 


Information Session: Weaving Tapestry on Little Looms online course

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Date: Thursday, September 14th
Time: 6 - 7 pm
Facilitator: Kathy Popoff
Cost: FREE, but please RSVP, 517-203-4467

Are you interested in taking a beginning tapestry course online with a local group of weavers?  Rebecca Mezoff is offering her Weaving Tapestry on Little Looms online class at a group rate!

The course is regularly $129.  Group prices are: 5-9 people $75 each; 10-14 people $65 each and 15+ people $55 each. You need a good internet connection that allows for online streaming. Sorry, no dial-up content is available.

Woven Art is hosting a free informational class on September 14, 2017 at 6:00 pm for those interested in getting more information. Kathy Popoff will be the facilitator for this group.

Specifics of the course are available here, including an introductory video, and course format.  Rebecca provides detailed written materials and well-produced videos.

The information session is FREE, but please RSVP to the shop so we can provide adequate seating. 517-203-4467


Spinning Classes


Ready, Set, SPIN!

Date: July 30, 2017
Time: 12:30 - 3:30
Cost: $50
Instructor: Carol Densmore

This class focuses on creating lovely yarn and the process it takes to get there. Whether you’re new to spinning or need a refresher, this class will get you spinning. Students will learn basic spinning techniques, drafting, plying, and terminology. We’ll work through exercises to reinforce those skills. Overview of wheel mechanics will be discussed throughout the class. You’ll also be introduced to wool characteristics and the basics of fiber selection. We will spin a variety of different fibers to reinforce your new spinning skills and you’ll leave with the confidence to keep on spinning! 

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


Macrame Plant Hanger

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Date: Saturday, July 29
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Instructor: Lynn Schense
Cost: $35 - Limited to 5 students

Have you been wanting to try your hand at macramé? Get your feet wet in this class and leave with a completed plant hanger! You'll learn a couple of basic knots and how to put them together to make your hanger.  Bring the pot you would like your plant hanger to fit (empty, to avoid messes!). Your pot should measure 6"-8" in diameter and about 5"-8" in height.

Class fee includes a ball of hemp cord and an o-ring.

Instructor: Meg Croft
Fee: $15 per 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 finishing 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 and speak to Meg to set up a session.

Private Finishing Sessions



Two students: $65 for two two-hour sessions, $35 per additional session needed to complete project.

Three students: $80 for two two-hour sessions. $45 per additional session needed to complete project.

Supplies needed will vary depending on
the project you select.

Instructor: Lynn Schense

By appointment only; day & evening time slots available.
Do you and your friend(s) want to take a knitting class but can never seem to coordinate your schedules to take the classes you are interested in? The Buddy System Class provides you with the opportunity to tailor the class and its meeting day and time to suit your schedules and common interests. How it works: you and your friend(s) decide what you want to learn to knit together. Maybe you want to learn cables and found a nice cable cowl pattern, or you want to tackle your first lace shawl. Mittens? Hats? Gloves? The possibilities are endless! Start by arranging a meeting with Lynn Schense (emaillschense(at)comcast(dot)net or message through Ravelry: user name HatPixie) to discuss pattern selection, yarn choices, etc. Then set up a date and time for your first class and take it from there! Schedule your next class when you are ready! The initial meeting is included in the price of the class. Splitting the cost makes it very affordable!

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