Classes

Craft Your Own Birthday Cards

Birthday Card

Sat. March 10, 2018  1:30-3:30 OR Thurs.  March 5, 2018 2:30-4:30  


Beginner level-No prior experience needed


During this two hour class, you will craft 5 each of two different birthday card designs using tools provided by the instructor during the class.   You will be shown how to ink a stamp and stamp it on paper, punch out a  stamped image, put paper in an embossing folder and run it through a die  cutting machine.   At the end of class you will have made 10 cards  ready to mail to your family or friends. $25.00 plus materials.

Chimera Fingerless Mitts

Chimera Mitt

  

6 hours of class time as follows 


Mar. 20, 2018 6-7pm

Mar. 27, 2018 6-8pm

Apr. 3,  2018 6-8pm

Apr. 10, 2018 6-7pm

Please register by March 13, 2018


Intermediate-  You should be able to do ssk, K2tog, increase, and a simple cable  stitch. These gloves areknit using the magic loop method, however you  can use double pointed needles or two circular needles if you prefer.

While knitting  these unconventional-looking mitts you will learn techniques that  create a look as individual as you are!

You will expand your  knitting knowledge by learning how to create piping and manipulate  stitches in new and creative ways as you knit this double-layered mitt.

$65 for 6 hours of class (schedule as described above) plus materials.



Grrlfriend Market Bag

Grrlfriend Market Bag

  Three hours of class: March 6 – 6-7pm and March 13 – 6-8pm 


 In this class you will learn Emily Ocker's cast on and will use yarn-over's and knit two together to achieve a written (not charted) lace pattern.
 You will go home after the second class with a completed bag and the skills and confidence to attempt this different kind of cast on, and other written lace patterns.
 This quick to make bag is meant to be symbolic of what girlfriends do for one another – we help lighten each other's load.   
 Materials:
  2 balls of Hempathy or 250 yds of dk or sport weight similar yarn Double pointed needles size 5 16” circular needle size 5 24” circular needle size 5 Crochet hook G-H Please download and bring to class the free pattern Grrlfriend Bag by Laura Spradlin
 Homework: Cast on 15 sts and knit 15 rows of stockinette   

Learn To Purl Continental

Basket Weave Dishcloth

 

Wed. March 7  10 AM to 12

Advanced Beginner.  Must know how to perform Continental knit stitches, and be  able to purl English style


This is the companion class to Continental Knitting.  You will learn to purl using the Continental method, and have the opportunity to begin a project using your new Continental knitting and purling skills.  Combination knitting will also be discussed

$25 for one 2-hr classes plus materials

Please register by Feb. 28, 2018


Make Your Own Class

 Private  classes are available for Learn to Knit, and for assistance with a  particular technique, pattern or project.  Private crochet lessons are  also available.  We'll try to work with your schedule, scheduling  outside of normal store hours when possible. 

Class Policy


Please register at least one week prior to scheduled class.   Registration is not complete until payment is received.  

If we have less than 3 students registered for a group class you will be offered the option of a refund or you may take the class at the teacher's private class rate.

Refunds will be not be given after the registration deadline unless our class minimum is reached.

If a class is canceled due to dangerous weather conditions we will reschedule the class. If we cancel a class for any other reason you will receive a full refund.

Your continued support by purchasing class materials from New England Yarn & Spindle is appreciated and allows us to keep our class rates stable.  

Coming Soon

Two At A Time Toe Up Socks

 

Six hours of class time in 3 sessions:
Intermediate - If you have taken the Beginner's sock class, or are comfortable making socks one at a time  you are ready for this class.   
In this class you will learn to take measurements so your socks are customized. Learn Judy's Magic Cast-On, Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off, and how to use the Magic Loop or two circulars to knit your socks as a matching pair.    
$65.00 plus materials  



Wool Applique' Candle Mat

 

 Sunday (date to be determined)  1-4pm  

In  this introductory class to wool applique, you will work with pre-cut  wool shapes and learn basic stitches and techniques to complete a  project you can be proud of. Prior knowledge of needlework is not required. $50.00 plus $25.00 materials fee*  

*Materials  fee includes the wool, floss and needle that will be used in class for  this project. You will also need to bring short, sharp scissors (also  available for purchase at the shop) Starting your Ghosts in Spring  will give you time to practice your new skills without feeling rushed.   After completing this project you'll feel ready to start a more complex  seasonal piece.  

If you are interested in this class let us know  what your Sunday availability is so that we can schedule for the  convenience of most.  

New Classes For New Knitters

Watch for classes based on projects in this awesome new book.  Pick up a copy today and let us know what you'd like to try next.


Crochet 101

 Learn how to crochet in this class. You’ll learn basic crochet stitches while you make a necklace, bracelet, and other goodies.


Class meets for one hour on four consecutive evenings.  $50.  


This class will be scheduled again in Spring.

Basic Cuff Down Socks


Advanced Beginner - If you can knit, purl, decrease and have worked "in the round" (on circular needles or double points), you are ready for this class


In this class you will learn how a traditional cuff-down sock is made, using worsted weight yarn. We'll cover the cast-on, the heel flap, turning the heel, making a gusset,and the kitchener stitch. $50. for two 2-hr. sessions plus materials.

Cabled Shawl

Techniques covered in this class:

 

Pattern abbreviations, parenthesis, etc.

Cable cast on

KFB

sl 1 wyif

4-st cable front, and back


Pattern is in the new 60 Quick Knits For Beginners Book