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: Mitered Scarf

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Dates: Sundays, May 28 and June 25
Times: 12:30-2:30 pm (2 sessions)
Instructor: Sarah Peasley
Cost: $65

Learn to work mitered squares and mitered triangles while making a pretty multi-colored scarf. Also covered: picking up stitches, keeping track of where you are, and weaving in ends as you go (AND weaving in ends after the fact).

Supplies: 60 Quick Knits book; three 100 g skeins of worsted-weight yarn (Malabrigo Rios used for sample); US 7 needles; safety pins; darning needle; scissors

Homework: none


Beginning Brioche

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Date: Sunday, June 25, 2017
Time: 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Instructor: Meg Croft
Cost: $25 - CLASS is limited to 4 students - FULL

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 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. Locking stitch markers.


Beginning Brioche

Date: Sunday, JULY 9, 2017
Time: 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Instructor: Meg Croft
Cost: $25 - CLASS is limited to 4 students

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 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. Locking stitch markers.


Basic Cable Stitch Hat

Date: Tuesday, July 11
Time: 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Instructor: Lynn Schense.
Cost: $25 (includes pattern)

Cables add interest and dimension to knitted garments. This hat is perfect for the beginning knitter to learn this technique on a manageable-sized project. In this one-session class, you will learn all you need to know to complete your hat, including reading charts.

You should already know how to cast on using long-tail method, knit, purl and knit in the round using circular and double-pointed needles.

Supplies: 100 grams bulky yarn (pattern calls for Universal Yarn Deluxe Chunky. Also recommended are Imperial Yarn Native Twist and Malabrigo Mecha), US 9 16” circular, US 10 16” circular, US 10 double-pointed needles, stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle.

Homework: Have 2” of ribbed band completed before class: Using smaller needle and long-tail method, cast on 84 stitches. Join for knitting in the round taking care not to twist your stitches and work in a knit 1, purl 1 rib for 2”.


Introduction to Lace Knitting

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Date: Wednesday, July 12
Time: 12:00 - 3:00 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 in the round, being careful not to twist stitches. Round 1: Purl, Round 2: Knit. Repeat rounds 1 & 2 once more.


Crochet Classes


Crochet Basics

Date: Wednesday, June 28, July 5, 12th
Time: 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Instructor: Meg Croft
Cost: $35

Learn basic crochet skills to make simple projects.  We will learn how to work different stitches - chaining, single crochet, half-double, double, treble crochet, plus how to work from the center-out, granny squares, and how to increase and decrease.  
Supplies: 25 grams of 3 colors of worsted weight wool. Hook size H, 2 locking stitch markers.



Weaving Classes


Learn how to weave on a Rigid Heddle loom

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Date: Sunday, June 11- Last class before September
Time: 9:00 - 4:30 pm (class starts before shop is open!)
Instructor: Kathy Popoff
Cost: $70 with loom rental, $55 without loom rental

Class full!

 

The Rigid Heddle loom is easy to set up and use - and it is light weight and portable. You will beamazed 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 kinds 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
 



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


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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