Classes

Come meet other crafters and learn from our talented teachers in a bright and comfortable setting. We offer classes in knitting, crocheting, weaving, and spinning!

Classes are limited in size and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. You can register online here – just click on the date and time of the session you’d like to take – or by calling us at 215-893-9939 or by coming in to the shop.

Full payment is needed to reserve your space. Cancellations must be made at least 3 days before the first class for a store credit or to move to a different class or session. We cannot offer a store credit if we receive less than 3 days notice. If a class is canceled, you’ll receive a full refund. Supplies are not included in class fee unless stated.

Classes with special guest teachers are non-refundable, but may be transferred to a friend if you’re unable to attend.

All classes are for students 18 years of age and older.

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Upcoming Special Events

JILLIAN MORENO
January 21 + 22, 2017

Learn to be a better spinner with writer, designer, teacher, and expert spinner, Jillian Moreno!

MOUNTAIN LAUREL TRUNK SHOW
January 28, 2017 from 12-4pm

Come & see Mountain Laurel’s locally-sourced and PA-milled breed-specific yarns!


Knit 1: A Neck Warmer

Enter the world of hand knitting! You’ll learn to knit, purl, cast on, and bind off with straight needles. After working with practice yarn, you’ll start your neck warmer, picking up tips and tricks along the way as your skills improve.

Knitting with straight needles – or knitting flat – will enable you to knit scarves, wraps, blankets – even sweater pieces.

Materials: All materials are included in the cost of this class.

Skill level: No experience required!

Tuesday, January 3, 10 & 17 from 6-7:30pm

Sunday, January 8, 15 & 22 from 11:30am-1pm

Wednesdays, February 1, 8 & 15 from 6-7:30pm

Sunday, March 5, 12 & 19 from 11:30am-1pm

Tuesday, March 7, 14 & 21 from 6-7:30pm

Knit 2: A Hat

Watch Cap
In Knit 2, you’ll learn to cast on to circular needles, to join in the round, to switch to double pointed needles, and to make decreases while you knit your hat. Once you’re comfortable with knitting in the round, you can make a variety of hats, cowls, and infinity scarves.

Materials: All materials are included in the cost of this class.

Skill level: For graduates of Knit 1 or knitters who can cast on, knit, purl, and bind off.

Wednesdays, December 14 & 21:
6-7:30PM

Tuesday, January 24 & 31 from 6-7:30pm

Sunday, January 29 & February 5 from 11:30am-1pm

Wednesday, February 22 and March 1 from 6-7:30pm

Knit 3: Socks

Cuff Down Sock

Knit your first sock! You’ll learn to cast on to double pointed needles, to work short rows, to to pick up stitches, and kitchener stitch.

After Knit 3 you’re ready to explore a world of scarves, wraps, hats, socks, mitts, and mittens.

Materials: 300 yards of worsted weight yarn like Spud & Chloe Sweater, 8-inch double pointed needles size US 6, stitch markers and darning needle.

Skill level: For graduates of Knit 2 or knitters who’ve made a hat in the round.

Tuesday, February 7, 21 & 28 from 6-7:30PM (skips 2/14)

Sunday, February 12, 19 & 26 from 11:30am-1pm

Wednesday, March 8, 15, and 22 from 6-7:30pm


Knit 4: Your First Project

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You’ve taken Knit 1, Knit 2, and maybe even Knit 3 – now it’s time for you to choose your first project! We’ve got a few suggestions, but really it’s up to you.

In this class, we’ll help you with everything from selecting a project and choosing a yarn to getting through the tricky parts and weaving in the ends.

Materials: Pattern, yarn, and needles for your selected project.

Skill level: For graduates of Knit 2 or those who can knit and purl in the round.

Sunday, January 8, 15 & 22 from 1:30-3pm

Sunday, January 29, February 5 & 12 from 1:30-3pm

Sunday, February 19, 26 & March 5 from 1:30-3pm

 

 


Building Blocks Blanket

Building Blocks blanket

This year we’re once again embarking on Michelle Hunter’s fantastic Building Blocks blanket!

Each month you’ll knit a new square designed to introduce you to a new skill. Each square, or block, builds upon the skills learned in the previous ones, giving you more confidence, knowledge and skill. At the end of the year, your knitting know-how will be vastly increased and you’ll have a blocks to make a beautiful sampler blanket!

We’ll be offering this class quarterly throughout the year, working our way through the consecutive blocks. This session will focus on Blocks 4, 5, and 6.

Materials: Building Blocks pattern book (available in-store), 300 yards of worsted weight yarn, 24-inch US 8-9 circular needles.

Saturday, January 14, February 11, and March 11 from 11:30am-1pm

Building in Color Blanket

Building in Color blanket

This year-long knitting adventure is focused on color!

Each month you’ll knit a panel designed to introduce you to a new stitches and techniques for knitting with color. Assemble the panels at the end of the year and you’ll have a colorful blanket and an arsenal of new knitting skills.

We’ll be offering this class quarterly throughout the year, working our way through the consecutive blocks. This session will focus on Strips 4, 5, and 6.

Materials: Building in Color pattern book (available in-store), 300 yards each of 3 colors of DK weight yarn, US 6 needles.

Saturday, January 14, February 11, and March 11 from 1:30-3pm

Baa-ble Hat or Cowl

Donna Smith’s Baa-ble Hat was an instant hit with its winter scene of sheep in a field. Make one for yourself – or try the cowl version – and learn to knit with two colors at a time and to follow a colorwork chart.

Homework: Please come to the first class with the ribbing completed and ready to begin the colorwork.

Materials: Baa-ble Hat or Baa-ble Cowl pattern, four colors of worsted weight yarn like Blue Sky Woolstok, 16-inch US6 & US7 circular needles, 8-inch US7 double pointed needles, stitch markers and tapestry needle.

Skill level: For graduates of Knit 3 or knitters who are comfortable working in the round on circular and double pointed needles.

Thursday, January 19 & 26 from 6-7:30pm



Herringbone Hat

Add colorwork to your knitting repertoire with the Herringbone Hat! This fun hat uses classic stranded knitting techniques for a fresh, modern accessory. You’ll learn to knit with two colors at the same time and to follow a chart.

Homework: Please come to the first class with the ribbing completed.

Materials: Herringbone Hat pattern, 1 skein each of two colors of Brooklyn Tweed Arbor or equivalent DK-weight yarn, 1 skein of Brooklyn Tweed Arbor for pom pom (if desired), 16-inch US4 and US6 circular needles, 8-inch US6 double pointed needles, stitch markers, and tapestry needle.

Skill level: For graduates of Knit 3 or knitters who are comfortable working in the round on circular and double pointed needles.

Tuesday, January 10 & 17 from 6-7:30pm

Thursday, February 9 & 16 from 6-7:30pm

Tuesday, March 7 & 14 from 6-7:30pm

Burnaby Hat

Up your knitting game – learn to knit cables from a charted pattern!

Jared Flood’s Burnaby Hat is a unisex cap that can be knit in chunky Quarry or DK-weight Arbor. With classic cables and seeded tree motifs it’s a great way to learn to knit cables from a chart.

Homework: Please come to the first class with the ribbing completed.

Materials: Burnaby Hat pattern with yarn and needles for the options you choose. See the pattern description for details.

Skill level: For knitters who are comfortable working in the round on circular and double pointed needles and know how to knit basic cables.

Tuesday, January 24 & 31 from 6-7:30pm

Tuesday, March 21 & 28 from 6-7:30pm

Mittens or Fingerless Mitts

Keep your hands warm this winter with a good pair of hand knit mittens or fingerless mitts! Both are fun to knit and make a great canvas for stitch patterns, cables, and colorwork. They’re easy to carry around with you on your winter travels and they make great gifts!

In this class you’ll learn to cast on to double pointed needles, join in the round, knit and purl in the same row, increase to make a gusset and to pick up stitches.

Materials: 100 grams of worsted weight yarn and size #7 double-pointed needles; the pattern is included in the class fee.

Skill level: For graduates of Knit 2 or those who’ve knit in the round.

Thursday, February 2, 9 & 16 from 6-7:30pm

Thursday, March 9, 16 & 23 from 6-7:30pm


Introduction to Weaving

Rigid Heddle Weaving

With a rigid heddle loom like Schacht’s Cricket, you can weave scarves, placemats, table runners, and much more – and in less time than it takes to knit or crochet! With the Cricket, you can use the same yarn you’d use for knitting, in fact, it’s a great stash buster.

In this introduction to rigid heddle weaving, you’ll learn to warp a loom, prepare your weft, weave with even tension, and finish your project while making your first neck warmer!

Materials: All materials and the use of a loom are included in the cost of the class.

Skill level: No experience required!

Sunday, January 8, 15 & 29 from 11:30am-1:30pm (skips 1/22)

Sunday, February 5, 12 & 19 from 11:30am-1:30pm

Sunday, March 5, 12 & 26 from 11:30am-1:30pm (skips 3/19)

Tapestry Weaving

tapestry weaving

Learn the basics of tapestry weaving while making a beautiful wall hanging!

You will learn to warp a loom, weave with 2 colors, weave the soumak (braided) stitch and make fringe. The loom, weaving tools, and yarn are included and are all yours to keep!

Materials: All materials are included in the class fee.

Skill level: No experience necessary!

Saturday, January 28 from 1:30-4:30pm

Saturday, February 11 from 1:30-4:30pm

Saturday, March 11 from 1:30-4:30pm

 



Introduction to Spinning

Spinning Yarn

Learn to spin your own yarn on a spinning wheel! You’ll learn the basics of spinning on a wheel, inlcuding wheel mechanics, fiber preparation, drafting techniques, plying, and finishing.

Materials: All materials and the use of a spinning wheel are included in the class fee.

Skill level: No experience required!

Saturday, January 7, 14, and 28 from 11:30am-1:30pm (skips 1/21)

Saturday, February 4, 11 & 18 from 11:30am-1:30pm

Saturday, March 4, 11 & 18 from 11:30am-1:30pm

Spinning Circle

Schacht Ladybug

Bring your wheel & drop spindle and come spin the afternoon away at our free monthly gathering. This is not a class, just a time to gather with other spinners.

Please RSVP if you can, but you’re welcome to drop in too!

Saturday, January 7 from 2-4pm

Saturday, February 4 from 2-4pm

Saturday, March 4 from 2-4pm