Classes and Events

Lifelines – Learn Lace Knitting to Kill Cancer

Lace shawls and scarves are hot right now. Learn lace knitting basics, how to read lace charts, how to read your knitting, and most importantly, how to use lifelines. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we will use the Breast Cancer Awareness Scarf by Heather McVickar from Classic Elite (provided), and your class fee will be donated to breast cancer research.

Sunday, October 28, 2012, 1-3 p.m
Cost: $25 – will be donated to breast cancer research
Instructor: Elaine
Materials: DK weight yarn, approximately 240 yds; Straight or circular needles with pointy tips in US sizes 6 and 9, markers, tapestry needle

Prerequisites: Students should be able to knit and purl

Fiber Exploration Workshop

One of the delightful advantages of spinning your own yarn is that you get to get up close and personal with all the wonderful fibers that are becoming available. This series examines the unique properties of these fibers through different spinning and blending techniques, and at the same time, explores the techniques themselves by applying them to the featured fiber. Each class will focus on one fiber. This is a great class to expand your spinning skills and is open to both wheel and spindle spinners.

Saturday, November 17, 1-5 pm: Alpaca

Cost: $45 plus materials fee
Instructor: Sultana
Materials: Spinning wheel or spindle, lazy kate, and at least 3 bobbins, pen for labeling and taking notes. Optional: niddy noddy

Call the shop at 925-283-7377 to register for classes. Students enjoy a 10% discount on purchases for classes and for one week following. Payment is required to hold your space and is not refundable unless the class is cancelled or we can fill your space.