To register for a class, please call the shop: 517-203-4467
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. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.
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, your support keeps our doors open. While we do not require that class materials be purchased from us, we do require good quality materials. Please pay close attention to the materials list for each class so that you are appropriately prepared for class.
In the event of inclement weather, Woven Art *may* cancel or reschedule a class - we will post shop/class closures on our Facebook page and Instagram feed and make every effort to reach our students. If you feel that it is not safe to travel to the shop, please call us.
Natural Dye Workshop
Explore the world of natural dyes and the range of colors which can be obtained from them. In this workshop, we will see the colors/shades obtained from 2 different natural dyes, a variety of mordants and modifiers on wool fibers for at least 25 colors/shades with each dye.
One dye will be readily grown and harvested in this region (marigolds)
while the other will be a purchased dye material - madder.
We will discuss materials required, safety, precautions, and possibilities as well as
looking at resources from materials to reference books.
Natural dye classes have some unavoidable down time as we wait for the mordanting and dyeing to work their magic. We will fill that time with discussions, questions, explorations of reference books and more.
All students will create a sample chart for each of the dyes used in the class then will have the opportunity to take 2 50 gm skeins of yarn, pre-mordanted and dye them in the dye baths of their choice.
Choice of superwash worsted weight yarn (280 yds) or sport weight wool yarn (370 yds). We will have some possible patterns you could use for both
to help you with your color choices.
Students are encourage to bring knitting, crocheting or other handwork that can be done during downtime and lecture, as well as snacks.
Visiting Instructor: Lori Evesque, Natural Cycles Farm, Allegan, MI.
Date: Sunday, February 26, 2023
Time: 12-5, with breaks.
Knitting Basics - 1 with Meg
Ready to learn how to knit? Or did you learn when you were a child and want to get back into the craft? Knitting Basics will get you the skills you need to pick up the needles and knit! You will learn how to cast-on, work a knit stitch, and bind-off, as well as learn useful skills such as not accidentally increasing, how to pick-up a dropped stitch, and how to figure out your gauge.
Thursday, January 26
limit to 4 students, please call the shop to register, 517-203-4467.
Intro to Log Cabin
Inspired by quilting, Log Cabin squares in knitting are a simple idea replicated over and over and over again. Knit one Log Cabin block and it can be a dishcloth. Knit nine and they can be a pillow top! We will be working on a Log Cabin dishcloth, but the technique is so versatile you will love using it for all kinds of applications. This class is suitable for a beginning knitter who knows how to cast on, knit, and bind off - you will be learning how to pick up stitches!
Materials: MDK's Log Cabin book, and three different colors of Universal Yarn Clean Cotton (solids are best), US 7 needles (straight or 20" - 24" circulars).
Homework: On page 10, work Patch 1 instructions only, leaving 12 live stitches on your needle.
Monday, January 30th from 3-5 PM
Uh-oh, UFOs! with Meg
First Socks with meg
Every knitter feels truly accomplished after knitting a sock. In this one-session class we will be knitting a little sock so you can learn the architecture and techniques for cuff-down sock knitting. Students will learn how to turn a heel, pick-up for the instep, and create a toe. Students must be comfortable on DPNs or Magic Loop, and need to have worked in the round before.
Materials: US 5 double pointed needles OR a US 5 circular needle 32" long or longer. Stitch marker, paper and pen. Yarn will be provided. Please download Jessika Kalwei's free pattern via Ravelry: DPN or Magic Loop Mini Sock. Pleas have the pattern printed out for class.
Date: Thursday February 16th
Time: 3-5 OR 6-8 PM
A truly versatile technique for making the most of your long needles! Do you really hate double pointed needles when working in the round for the top of hats, sleeves, or socks? Learn how to use the Magic Loop technique to open your world to other ways of doing things!
Materials: US 6, 7, or 8 circular needles, 32-inches long OR longer with a FLEXIBLE cord. Please, not Denise or Clover needles with thick cords. Yarn will be provided.
Date: Thursday February 9th
Time: 3-4 OR 5:30-6:30 PM
8 spots available in each class.
Beginning Crochet with Meg
Ready to learn basic crochet? Never picked up a hook before? Or did you learn from your grandmother or 4H when you were young, and you aren't quite convinced you are doing things correctly? NOW IS YOUR CHANCE!
Learn how to tension your hook, chain, slip stitch, single crochet, half-double crochet, double crochet, and treble crochet. You will learn how to count stitches, which is the first and last stitch on your project, and how to read a basic pattern and chart.
Materials: US H, I, or J hook. At least 50g of worsted weight cotton, such as Universal Yarns Cotton Supreme. 2 locking stitch markers. All materials are available at Woven Art.
Monday, February 6 from 3-5
limit 4 students per session, please call the shop to register: 517-203-4467
Beginning Tunisian Crochet
Learn the basics of Tunisian Crochet!
Materials: Tunisian Crochet hook Size I (5.5 mm), recommended cord length, 24" (available at the shop), and worsted weight yarn such as Malabrigo Rios.
Date: Monday February 27th from 3-5P OR
Saturday, March 4th from 11:30 - 1:30
4 spots in each class.
Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom
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.
Materials: 200 yards Malabrigo Rios for warp, 200 yards Malabrigo Rios for weft. Please bring scissors, a tapestry needle and a brown paper grocery bag that can be cut to use when winding warp onto the loom. Please 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. If you are bringing your own loom, please make sure it is in good working order before hand, and be sure to bring all tools and warping equipment with you. 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 - just keep in mind the time constraint!
Instructor: Meg Croft
Cost: $75 with loom, $90 with loom rental
Date: Sunday, March 5th
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
limited to 4 students, please call the shop to register, 517-203-4467
INSTRUCTOR: MEG CROFT, OR OTHER STAFF
FEE: $30 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.