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, 10/21, 11/25, and 12/2, 9, and 16, 2018 (5 sessions) Time: 1:30-3:30 pm (2-hour sessions) OR

Dates: Tuesdays, 10/23, 11/27, and 12/4, 11, and 18 (5 sessions) Time: 1:30-3:30 pm (2-hour sessions) OR

Dates: Tuesdays, 10/23, 11/27, and 12/4, 11, and 18 (5 sessions) Time: 6:00-8:00 pm (2-hour sessions)
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


Beginning Brioche

Date: Sunday, January 6, 2019
Time: 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Instructor: Meg Croft
Cost: $25 - this class is 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.

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.


Take Time to Save Time: Gauge

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Date: Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 1:30 - 4:30 pm OR Tuesday, January 8 from 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Instructor: Sarah Peasley
Cost: $35.00

Really? A whole class about swatching? Yes. Swatching really is that important, and this class will tell you why. Learn to make a proper gauge swatch, measure it accurately, and use what it tells you to make a garment that actually fits. Blocking and successful yarn substitution will also be discussed. This class is appropriate for recent Knit 101 students.

Supplies needed

50 gms smooth, light-colored, #4 (worsted-weight) yarn, US 7 (4.5 mm) straight or circular needles, Needle gauge, 2 stitch markers, Calculator, Tape measure or ruler (both if you have them), Paper and pencil

Homework (OPTIONAL! NOT REQUIRED!)

With #4 (worsted-weight) yarn and size US 7 (4.5 mm) needles, cast on 31 stitches.
Knit 3 rows (garter-stitch border).
Rows 1-40: K4, [yo, p2tog, k1] to last 3 stitches, k3.
Knit 3 rows (garter-stitch border).
Bind off loosely. Cut yarn.


Beginning Mitts

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Date: Wednesdays, January 9, 16, 23
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Instructor: Meg Croft
Cost: $35


Learn to make these sweet little mitts, and learn how to make a thumb gusset! This class is appropriate for recent Knit 101 students, or for knitters who haven’t made full shaped mittens yet. We will be using double pointed needles for the entire project, and this is a great class to learn how to use them, or become more comfortable navigating a pattern with dpns.

Supplies
Download the 70 Yard Mitts pattern by Hannah Fettig on Ravelry. Choose 1 skein of Quince & Co Lark. You will need 1 set of US 3 and US 6 dpns. Stitch marker, and waste yarn.


Brioche Cowl

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Date: Thursday, January 10, 2019
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Instructor: Meg Croft
Cost: $25


Put your new brioche skills to the test, or refresh your brioche knowledge with the simple project class. It is HIGHLY recommended that you take the Beginning Brioche class before this one. We will be working brioche in the round, taking particular care to learn how to begin and end our rows.

Supplies

1 skein Stonehedge Fiber Mill, Shepherd’s Wool Worsted 250 yds/113g in a solid color, MC, 1 skein of Stonehedge Fiber Mill, Crazy 230 yds/75g, CC, 1 US 7 circular needle, 16- or 20- inches long, 1 US 8 circular needle, 16- or 20 inches long (optional for cast-on), Stitch marker


Block Party!

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Dates: Sunday, January 13th from 1:30 - 4:30 OR Tuesday January 15, 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Instructor: Sarah Peasley
Cost: $35

How do you wash your knitting? How confident are you in your blocking skills? Participate in an eye-opening demo and a practical discussion about options for laundering and blocking your hand knits, including tools, techniques, interpretation of those cryptic laundry symbols, and a basic tutorial on different types of fiber.

Supplies needed

50 gm smooth, #4 (worsted-weight) yarn, US 7 (4.5 mm) circular or straight needles

Homework

Swatch #1: Cast on 24 stitches. Work in k2, p2 rib until piece measures approximately 3″. Bind off loosely in pattern. Cut yarn.

Swatch #2: Cast on 16 stitches. Rows 1-12: K1, [yo, p2tog, k1] to end of row. Bind off. Cut yarn.


Dustland Hat

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Dates: Tuesdays, January 15, 22, 29th
Time: 6 - 8 pm
Instructor: Meg Croft
Cost: $35

Have you recently finished Knit 101 and you want to try an adventurous stitch pattern? Learn how to get gauge, practice reading written stitch patterns, and learn to use stitch markers to keep track of repeats. We will also cover fixing mistakes on the row below. This hat can be knit in three different sizes: 19”, 21”, 22.5”.

Supplies
Download a copy of Dustland Hat pattern on Ravelry, US 6 - 16” circular needle, US 7 - 16” circular needle, and double-pointed needles. You will also need worsted yarn 160, 180, 200 yards depending on the size hat you are knitting. Bring lots of stitch markers (or pick up some more). Yarn suggestions: Quince & Co Lark, Swan’s Island All American Worsted, Malabrigo Worsted, Madelinetosh Vintage.


Flax Baby Sweater

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Date: Thursdays, January 17, 24, 31
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Instructor: Meg Croft
Cost: $35


Ready to make your first baby sweater? This simple top-down pattern is easy to make, and fun for beginners. This class is appropriate for recent grads of Knit 101, or for knitters who are comfortable knitting, purling, increasing, and knitting in the round. We will be knitting the 6-12 month size.

supplies
Download the free Flax pattern by Tin Can Knits from Ravelry. US 6 & US 8 in both 16” circumference, and dpns. Stitch marker. Waste yarn. You will need approx. 300 yards of worsted weight yarn. Yarn suggestions: Malabrigo Rios, Madelinetosh Vintage, SweetGeorgia Superwash worsted.


Sweater Design with Sarah Peasley

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


Basic Fair Isle Techniques

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Dates: Sunday February 3 from 1:30 - 4:30 pm OR
Tuesday February 5 from 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Instructor: Sarah Peasley
Cost: $35

The Fair Isle technique has been around for centuries, but can be learned in a matter of hours. Learn to read charts like a pro. Practice knitting in the round with two colors while trapping those pesky floats. Discover the beauty of corrugated ribbing. Hold your breath while you cut open a crocheted steek. There’s nothing to it. What are you waiting for?

Supplies needed

50 gm smooth, light-colored, worsted-weight yarn, 50 gm smooth, contrasting-colored, worsted-weight yarn, US 7 (4.5 mm) 16″ (40 cm) circular needle (measured from tip to tip), C (2.75 mm) crochet hook, 10 stitch markers, Sharp scissors

Homework

Swatch #1: With CC, cast on 15 stitches. Work in stockinette stitch (knit RS rows, purl WS rows) for 3″ (8 cm). Bind off.

Swatch #2: With MC, cast on 80 stitches. Join without twisting to work in the round. Knit 4 rounds. Do not bind off. Do not cut yarn.


Reading Your Knitting

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Dates: Sunday, February 10 from 1:30 - 4:30 pm OR
Tuesday, February 12 from 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Instructor: Sarah Peasley
Cost: $35

Have you ever taken the time to LOOK at your knitting? Which way do your stitches face? Are you on the right side or the wrong side? How many rows have you worked? Did you remember to decrease in the previous row? Let’s SLOW DOWN and learn the anatomy of a stitch, then study the fabric below the needles. Sarah has some tricks to help you discover what you’ve done and where you are, and to keep track going forward. In no time at all, you’ll be a smarter, more confident knitter! This class is appropriate for recent Knit 101 students.

Supplies needed

50 g smooth, light-colored, worsted-weight yarn, US 7 (4.5 mm) double-pointed needles, approximately 7″ in length


Preventing & Fixing Mistakes

Dates: Sunday, February 17 from 1:30 - 4:30 pm OR
Tuesday, February 19 from 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Instructor: Sarah Peasley
Cost: $35

Have you ever taken the time to LOOK at your knitting? Which way do your stitches face? Are you on the right side or the wrong side? How many rows have you worked? Did you remember to decrease in the previous row? Let’s SLOW DOWN and learn the anatomy of a stitch, then study the fabric below the needles. Sarah has some tricks to help you discover what you’ve done and where you are, and to keep track going forward. In no time at all, you’ll be a smarter, more confident knitter! This class is appropriate for recent Knit 101 students.

Supplies needed

50 g smooth, light-colored, worsted-weight yarn, US 7 (4.5 mm) double-pointed needles, approximately 7″ in length


Crochet Classes


Beginning Crochet

Date: Tuesdays, September 11, 18, 25
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 stitch markers.

 

 


Weaving Classes


Learn how to weave on a Rigid Heddle loom

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Date: Sunday, January 6 - 1 spot available
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:
February 10
March 3
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.
 


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 

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. 

 


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