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To register for a class, please call the shop: 517-203-4467.


Class Policies

In order to secure your spot in a class, payment is required at the time of reservation. Because we prefer to keep our classes small and often cap classes at 4-6 students, no-shows will not be refunded. 

Tuition will be refunded if the class is cancelled by Woven Art due to low enrollment, or if there is a waiting list and your spot can be filled.

Thank you for buying your supplies at Woven Art. While we do not require that class supplies come from us, your support allows us to provide a wide variety of demonstrations, classes and workshops.



Knitting Classes


Knit 101 starts every:
Tuesday, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Wednesday, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Friday, 1:00PM - 3PM
Designed to teach you the basic skills you need for most projects, this class is ALWAYS enrolling. Topics covered include casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch, stitch combinations, increasing, decreasing, starting a project in the round, and using double pointed needles. The classes are technique-based, rather than project-based, though you will have a basic hat after the last session.   You may come to any or all of these sessions, until you have attended 5 classes. Different instructors teach at the different times, but the outlines remain the same.  When you come to class you say "I need session one" or "I need session two." Please call 517-203-4467 at least one day ahead to let us know you will be attending.
Supplies: two skeins Shepherds Wool worsted or Cascade 220 Heathers . US size 8 circular needles - 16" or 20". One set size 8 double-pointed needles.

Class fee: $50, includes outlines of all the classes, simple projects for your new skills and five class sessions (10 hours of instruction)



 

Technique: Preventing and Fixing Mistakes
 
Become the boss of your knitting! Study the anatomy of a stitch, then apply what you’ve learned to correct a variety of common knitting mistakes including twisted stitches, dropped stitches, split stitches, and holes. Learn to safely tear back a stitch, a row, or an acre of knitting without losing your cool. Gain confidence and enjoy your knitting even more!
Supplies: 50 gms smooth, variegated, worsted-weight cotton; US 7 (4.5 mm) double-pointed needles, approximately 7" in length; 1 yd smooth, contrasting-colored, scrap yarn; Blunt darning needle; G (4 mm) crochet hook
Homework: Cast on 15 stitches. Knit 4 rows (garter stitch). Do not bind off.
Date: Sunday, February 19
Time: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm (3-hour session)
Instructor: Sarah Peasley
Cost: $50 

Beginning Mosaic Knitting 
 
If you are interested in learning to knit using two colors, mosaic knitting is a great way to get your feet wet. If you can knit a stitch and slip a stitch, then you are ready for mosaic knitting! Unlike Fair Isle knitting where you work with two strands at a time, mosaic knitting only asks that you handle one strand of yarn at a time. This class will teach you the basics, including reading a simple two-color chart, garter stitch mosaic, and stockinette stitch mosaic. You will end up with a cute coaster with a block "S" on it. Go green! 
For those of you with a "house divided," a bonus pattern with a block "M" will be provided as well. Please note that the class will not be working on the "M" pattern. You will learn everything you need to know to knit the "M" once you have completed the class.
Supplies: US5 needles, Cascade 220 Ultra Pima Cotton (or equivalent DK weight yarn) in two distinctly contrasting colors (one will be designated "light" and the other "dark"). I used the colors Shamrock and Natural for the green and white sample shown. You will have plenty of yarn to make a set of coasters for yourself as well as the other fans in your life!
Homework: With your light color and using the long-tail method, cast on 21 stitches. Knit two rows.
Date: Saturday, March 4 from 1:30-4:30 pm
or Wednesday, March 15 from1-4 pm
Instructor: Lynn Schense
Cost: $20

Gift Guide: Leaf Scarf

This simple lace pattern is easier than it looks! One session is all you need to get started, with lots of tips provided for keeping track of rows and repeats as you work through this beautiful scarf.
Supplies: 60 Quick Knits book; 200 g worsted-weight yarn (Rowan Pure Wool Worsted used for our sample); US 7 needle; stitch markers; safety pins; darning needle.
Homework: Cast on 33 stitches. Knit 6 rows.
Date: Friday, March 10
Time: 3-5 pm or on same date from 6-8 pm
Instructor: Sarah Peasley
Cost: $25 


Project: Fair Isle Bag or Bowl

The Fair Isle technique has been around for centuries, but can easily be learned within a couple of hours. Practice knitting in the round with two colors (one in each hand) while making a colorful little bag or bowl (recommended yarn will be enough to complete two projects). Discover the beauty of corrugated ribbing, then learn to read charts like a pro and to trap those pesky floats.
Supplies: Cascade 220 or Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool: one skein each in two
contrasting colors; US 7 16” circular needle (measured from tip to tip); US 7 double-pointed needles; stitch markers; blunt darning needle; scissors
Homework: With 16" circular needle and main color (this will be the edging; the two colors are used equally throughout the remainder of the project), cast on 80 stitches. Place marker and join without twisting to work in the round. Knit 3 rounds.
Dates: Sundays, March 12 and 26
Time: 12:30-2:30 pm
Instructor: Sarah Peasley
Cost: $65


Gift Guide: Bobbles & Cables Hat

Learn to work traveling cables and mini bobbles while making a warm and cozy hat. Sarah will give you tips for keeping track of your progress on both the chart and your knitting. 
Supplies: 60 Quick Knits book; 75-100 g worsted-weight yarn (Swans Island All American Collection Worsted Weight was used for our sample); US 5 and 6 16" circular needles and US 6 dpns (pattern calls for 6 and 7 but hat runs large, so Sarah suggests 5 and 6); stitch marker; cable needle; safety pins; darning needle
Homework: With smaller circular needle, cast on 96 stitches. Place marker and join to work in the round, being careful not to twist stitches. Rnd 1: P1, [k2, p2] to last stitch, p1. Repeat Rnd 1 eight more times (nine rounds total)
Dates: Fridays, March 17, 24
Times: 3-5 pm or on same dates from 6-8 pm
Instructor: Sarah Peasley
Cost: $45

Introduction to Lace Knitting
 
The basics of lace knitting are taught in this three-hour class: following a simple lace chart, reading the stitches on and below your needle, avoiding and correcting mistakes, and using a lifeline - all while knitting a pretty lace cowl. This is the perfect class as a follow-up to Knit 101.
Supplies: 20" or 24" US 8 needle, stitch markers, one skein of Malabrigo Rios (or 200 yards of worsted weight yarn), and a tapestry needle. Pattern will be provided at first class session.
Homework: using long-tail method, cast on 140 stitches. Join for in the round, being careful not to twist stitches. Round 1: Purl, Round 2: Knit. Repeat rounds 1 & 2 once more.
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 
Time: Two sessions are offered: 1-4pm or 5-8 pm
Instructor: Lynn Schense
Cost: $25, includes pattern


Gift Guide: Tweed Mittens

Slipped stitches and strongly contrasting colors provide lots of visual and textural interest in these seriously warm mittens. The stitch pattern itself is deceptively simple; Sarah will help you through all of the tricky bits!
Supplies: 60 Quick Knits book; 100 g worsted-weight yarn in each of 2 contrasting colors (Lettlopi used for sample); US 6 dpns; safety pins; darning needle; 1 yd smooth scrap yarn in a contrasting color.
Homework: None
Dates: Fridays, April 7, 14, 21
Times: 3-5 pm or on same dates from 6-8 pm
Instructor: Sarah Peasley
Cost: $65


Toe-up Socks

You may have conquered knitting socks from the cuff down to the toe (or maybe you haven't yet!), but have you tried knitting them from the toe up? Practice knitting small circumferences on either one or two long circular needles while learning how to knit a very simple pair of custom-fit socks from the toe up.
Supplies: 100 g of any sock-weight yarn (please note that you'll have a MUCH easier time if you can see the stitches!); either one circular needle at least 40 inches in length, or two circular needles of any lengths, one size smaller than you would usually use with the yarn chosen; stitch markers; safety pins; darning needle; scissors
Homework: None
Dates: Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18
Times: 3-5 pm or on same dates from 6-8 pm
Instructor: Sarah Peasley
Cost: $95



Crochet Classes

 

Technique: Crochet Basics

Learn basic crochet skills to make simple projects.  We will learn how to work different stitches - chaining, single crochet, half-double, double, treble crochet, plus how to work from the center-out, granny squares, and how to increase and decrease.  
Supplies: 25 grams of 3 colors of worsted weight wool. Hook size H, 2 locking stitch markers.
Date: Monday March 6, 13, 20 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm
or Thursday March 9, 16, and 23 from 6 - 8 pm
Instructor: Meg Croft
Cost: $35


Project: Celia Shawl
 
This lovely triangular shawl is crocheted from side to side and features open work mesh, and an edging consisting of lace, filet-crochet, shell-stitch, and picot edging.  We will be working from both written instructions and charts and creating the tip of the shawl that you can take home and finish.
 
Supplies: Celia pattern (available as in-store sale digital pattern), 3 skeins of Quince & Co Piper or heavy lace-weight yarn, locking stitch markers, Size C, D, and E hooks (we will be swatching in class!), highlighter and pen.
 
Date: Sunday, March 5, 2017
Time: 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Instructor: Meg Croft
Cost: $20


 


Weaving Classes


 

Learn how to weave on a Rigid Heddle loom

The Rigid Heddle loom is easy to set up and use - and it is light weight and portable. You will be  amazed what you can make on this very simple loom. In this class you will learn how to warp the loom and how to weave a beautiful scarf, in yarns of your choosing.
 
You will need about 200 yards of a smooth worsted weight yarn for the warp, and about 200 yards of almost any kinds of worsted weight yarn for the weft. We will discuss yarns appropriate for weaving in class. Also bring scissors, a tapestry needle and a brown paper grocery bag that can be cut to use when winding warp onto the loom.
 
We will take a break for lunch. Feel free to bring a lunch, or enjoy one of our local restaurants
 
Date: Sunday, February 26, 2017
Time: 9:00 - 4:30 pm (yes, class starts before shop is open!)
Instructor: Kathy Popoff
Cost: $70 with loom rental
$55 without loom rental

Additional Sunday dates are available for class:

March 19
April 23


 


Spinning Classes


Spinning: Quick-Start Spindle Spinning

Want to jump start your spindle spinning?  Spend an hour learning the basics and before you leave you'll be spinning away!  You will also be introduced to resources that will guide you through advanced techniques that you can explore on your own.  Spindles are amazing tools to start spinning and are a great way to spin all different kinds of fiber and yarn. Basic drafting and spinning techniques will be explored that will help a new spinner understand everything that is happening.  All materials and equipment provided, but bring your favorite spindle if you have one!
Homework: none
Date: Thursday February 16th
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM (1-hour session)
Instructor: Carol Densmore
Cost: $25



Spinning: Multi-ply
 
Plying is the second half of the spinning equation and just as important in creating the yarn you have in mind.  We will explore the basics of plying and then build on those skills.  We will create two-ply yarn and yarn with multiple plies, chain plies, plies with thread, as well as create texture through plying.  We will also review different methods of finishing your yarn, and look at the difference that various plied yarns have on finished items. After this class you will approach plying with confidence and creativity.
Date: Sunday, March 26th
Time: 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Instructor: Carol Densmore
Cost: $50
ongoing classes, by arrangement:

Private Finishing Sessions
By appointment only; day & evening time slots available.
Do you have a pile of unfinished projects waiting to be seamed or kitchener stitched? Need a little help picking up stitches for your buttonband, or pulling out a too-tight bind-off? Don't know your mattress stitch from your whip stitch? Private finishing sessions are now available to help you solve the problems and straddle the hurdles that keep you from finishing your projects. You will learn how to finish your garments and projects so that you build up your skill set for the future.
Please call the shop and speak to Meg to set up a session.
Instructor: Meg Croft
Fee: $15 per hour



Buddy System Classes!
By appointment only; day & evening time slots available.
Do you and your friend(s) want to take a knitting class but can never seem to coordinate your schedules to take the classes you are interested in? The Buddy System Class provides you with the opportunity to tailor the class and its meeting day and time to suit your schedules and common interests. How it works: you and your friend(s) decide what you want to learn to knit together. Maybe you want to learn cables and found a nice cable cowl pattern, or you want to tackle your first lace shawl. Mittens? Hats? Gloves? The possibilities are endless! Start by arranging a meeting with Lynn Schense (
email  lschense(at)comcast(dot)net or message through Ravelry: user name HatPixie) to discuss pattern selection, yarn choices, etc. Then set up a date and time for your first class and take it from there! Schedule your next class when you are ready! The initial meeting is included in the price of the class. Splitting the cost makes it very affordable!
Two students: $65 for two two-hour sessions, $35 per additional session needed to complete project.
Three students: $80 for two two-hour sessions. $45 per additional session needed to complete project.
Supplies needed will vary depending on the project you select.
Instructor: Lynn Schense


Knit 101
Tuesdays, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Wednesdays, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Fridays, 1:00PM - 3PM
This is our first "portable" knitting class, Designed to teach you the basic skills you need for most projects. Topics covered include casting on, knit, purl, stitch combination,increasing, decreasing. The classes are technique based, rather than project based, though you will have a basic hat after the last session. Some students may want to attend five sessions for help in finishing the hat. Class times are Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m., or Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m.  You may come to any or all of these sessions, until you have attended 5 classes. Different instructors teach at the different times, but the outlines remain the same.  When you come to class you say "I need session one" or "I need session two." Please call 517-203-4467 at least one day ahead to let us know you will be attending.
Supplies: two skeins Shepherds Wool or Cascade 220 Heathers . US size 8 circular needles - 16" or 20". One set size 8 dpns.

Class fee: $50, includes outlines of all the classes, simple projects for your new skills and five class sessions.