Friday Afternoon 1-4 pm

Mitten Basics

with Mary Jo Harris

This class is designed for the person that wants to learn (or learn more about) knitting mittens.  Mitten patterns will be provided in class, but you are welcome to bring a mitten pattern to class that you would like to try.  Special emphasis will be on ways to knit in the round as well as several methods for knitting thumbs and thumb gussets. 

 

Items that will be covered in this class include:

 

Mitten Shapes

Ways to Knit in the Round

Making Mittens that Fit

Parts of a Mitten

Ways to shape the thumb and thumb gusset

Ways to finish a mitten

Ways to change a mitten pattern or to make it ‘your own’

Skill Level: Know how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off.  Knowing how to knit in the round will be helpful but is not required.

 

Materials Needed:  If the participant has a pattern they want to use for class, they can bring the yarn and needles specified in their pattern.  Those that want to use the pattern provided in class should bring:

 *worsted weight yarn

*either two size 6 circular needles – of varying lengths, size 6 double pointed needles, or a size 6 circular needle that is 40” or longer

*Usual knitting supplies

$40.00  no materials fee

Shibori Silk Scarf

With Erin Whalen

In this 3-hour class, students will learn the Shibori and watercolor techniques for painting silk scarves.  These techniques are surprisingly simple but produce stunning results! This introduction to the Shibori and watercolor techniques will open up endless possibilities in the realm of silk painting. This is a beginner-friendly, kid-friendly class. No drawing or painting experience is necessary.

The instructor will also discuss washing and care instructions for silk scarves.

 

Supplies students need to bring – One small hand towel.

 

Material Fee $35 per student

Materials included in fee _2 undyed silk scarves and water-based silk paint. Students will make 1 scarf in class and be provided with the materials to make 1 scarf at home.

 

Tunisian Crochet

With Sheryl Thies

Get Hooked on Tunisian crochet and make scarves

Learn the technique that has captured the attention of the knitting world. Even if you’ve never knitted or crocheted you can learn Tunisian crochet and create a complex looking fabric that almost appears woven. Easy to learn, quick to work up, Tunisian crochet will take your creativity to new heights. But beware you just might get hooked!

After learning the Tunisian simple stitch (Tss), play with color and design your own scarves. Basic ‘recipes’ for rectangle and triangle shaped scarves worked in various yarn weights will be discussed.

Supplies

Size L/11 (8mm) Tunisian crochet hook (can be purchased in class)

3 partial skeins, each a different color, of smooth worsted weight wool or cotton yarn.