Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Think it's too hot to think about crafting?

We beg to differ when it comes to the age ol' craft vs. warm weather debate. It's not too late to sign-up for these weekend classes...you have until Thursday night!

*Block of the Month with Meryl- Saturday, April 25 from 11-1pm
Intrigued by fancy stitch patterns and colorful knitting, but don't want to commit to a whole sweater? Through our block-of-the-month series, students will learn new skills while working on blocks that can be stitched together when finished to make a sampler afghan or pillow. Skills will include knit and purl patterns, simple color work, like stripes and mosaic patterns, more complex color work like fair isle knitting, cables, and lace patterns. Do as many or as few as you'd like - come every month or just when you have time. *Additional items not included in the course price: Uniformly thick yarn of your choice and appropriately sized needles.

*Knitting with Beads with Meryl- Saturday, April 25 from 3-5pm
Adding beads into your knitting is an fun way to add a little sparkle and shine, and it's easy to do! Learn beaded knitting techniques while you make a small pouch, suitable as a gift bag or an evening bag. *Everything you need will be provided!

*Knitting in the Round with Meg- Sunday, April 26 from 1-3pm
Ok, I can make a scarf. What's next? Which end of the circular needle is my 'left' needle? What am I supposed to do with 5 double-pointed needles? And what's that Magic Loop I've heard about? In this class, students will make a small hat as they learn how to knit in the round. We'll start using a circular needle for the bottom, and move to a set of DPNs for the crown. The Magic Loop technique will be demonstrated but is not necessary to learn in order to knit the hat. *Additional items not included in the class price: Bulky weight wool or wool-blend yarn is recommended, preferably in a light color. Aim for 3 to 5 stitches per inch. A circular needle, 16" long, in a size appropriate to your yarn. A set of DPN needles (4 or 5 in the set) in size appropriate to your yarn.

*Introduction to Crochet with Mayra- Saturday, April 25 from 1-3pm
Let's crochet! This 2-hour course will teach you the basics: chain stitch, single, and double crochet. *Additional items not included in the course price: light-colored worsted weight yarn and appropriately sized crochet hook.

*Sew a DPN/ Crochet Hook Roll with Maria- Sunday, April 26 from 3:30-5pm
You've seen them in the shops and thought "I could make that"...well, now you can! Make Crochet Hook or DPN cases for yourself or for your crafty friends! *Additional items not included in the class price: 3/4 yard washed, dried, and ironed fabric, 1/2 yard lightweight interfacing, and matching thread Pin It

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