At Yarnia, we love introducing people to the fiber arts and helping crafters hone their skills and develop confidence. We offer introductory classes for total newbies, as well as intermediate and advanced classes for crafters looking to learn something new or perfect a technique.  We also offer private lessons, and have classes for a wide range of ages. If you’d like to learn a skill that’s not listed here, let us know!  And please check in frequently or sign up for our newsletter! We are always developing new classes, and will be offering spinning and other handcraft classes soon!

Classes Enrolling Now:


Weekend Workshop: Make a Macrame Planter!

Saturday 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, beginning August 25

Macrame is back!!! Add some texture and fun to any room with a handmade macrame plant hanger. In this 2 hour class you will learn three basic knots using 3 ply cotton rope. Class instructor: Beth Carson (check out some of her work on Instagram!)

All supplies included! Rope, ring, pot, plant and personal instruction. Come knot with us!

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Cost : $70.00 per student.

Knitting 101 – Intro to Knitting

Thursday 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, beginning September 13

Never picked up yarn before? Ready to learn a relaxing, fun new craft? Come join us in this class for beginners and learn to knit, purl, make color changes, knit stripes, cast on, cast off. Knit a cowl, or a hat.

Materials:
• bulky-weight yarn (Yarnia has a list of suggested yarns in-store)
• knitting needles of an appropriate size for your chosen yarn; if making a hat, 16″ circular needle of an appropriate size and double-pointed needle set

Class fee is $50 for three 1-hour sessions. Yarn for the project must be purchased at Yarnia; come in before your first class for help in selecting appropriate materials and get a 10% discount on yarn purchased for use in the class. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of class. Class instructor: Jen Bonnell

Class dates are Sept 13, 20, and 27.

Cost : $50.00 per student.

Knitting 101 – Intro to Knitting (evening edition!)

Thursday 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, beginning September 13

Never picked up yarn before? Ready to learn a relaxing, fun new craft? Come join us in this class for beginners and learn to knit, purl, make color changes, knit stripes, cast on, cast off. Knit a cowl, or a hat.

Materials:
• bulky-weight yarn (Yarnia has a list of suggested yarns in-store)
• knitting needles of an appropriate size for your chosen yarn; if making a hat, 16″ circular needle of an appropriate size and double-pointed needle set

Class fee is $50 for three 1-hour sessions. Yarn for the project must be purchased at Yarnia; come in before your first class for help in selecting appropriate materials and get a 10% discount on yarn purchased for use in the class. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of class. Class instructor: Jen Bonnell

Class dates are Sept 13, 20, and 27.

Cost : $50.00 per student.

Intermediate Project Class

Friday 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, beginning September 14

Already know the basics of knitting but want to push a little further? Working on a stretch project and need a helping hand? Sign up for our new intermediate group project class with Jen and Kathleen. Classes meet weekly on Fridays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, from September 14 to October 19.  Choose a 4- , 5- or 6-week lesson package, and come to the class sessions that work best for your schedule.

Project yarn must be purchased at Yarnia.  Come in before your first session for help selecting appropriate materials, and get a 10% discount on yarn purchased for use in the class. If you have already purchased yarn from us, you may use that yarn in this class.

 

Cost : $60.00 per student.

Knitting 101 – Intro to Knitting (weekend edition!)

Saturday 10:30 am - 11:30 am, beginning September 15

Never picked up yarn before? Ready to learn a relaxing, fun new craft? Come join us in this class for beginners and learn to knit, purl, make color changes, knit stripes, cast on, cast off. Knit a cowl, or a hat.

Materials:
• bulky-weight yarn (Yarnia has a list of suggested yarns in-store)
• knitting needles of an appropriate size for your chosen yarn; if making a hat, 16″ circular needle of an appropriate size and double-pointed needle set

Class fee is $50 for three 1-hour sessions. Yarn for the project must be purchased at Yarnia; come in before your first class for help in selecting appropriate materials and get a 10% discount on yarn purchased for use in the class. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of class. Class instructor: Susan Leibowitz

Class dates are Sept 15, 22, and 29.

Cost : $50.00 per student.

Crochet 101 – Intro to Crochet (weekend edition!)

Saturday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, beginning September 15

Learn to chain, single crochet, double crochet and make color changes with instructor Susan Leibowitz! Crochet a cowl or a skinny scarf.

Materials:
• bulky-weight yarn (Yarnia has a list of suggested yarns in-store)
• crochet hook of an appropriate size for your chosen yarn

Class fee is $50 for three 1-hour sessions. Yarn for the project must be purchased at Yarnia; come in before your first class for help in selecting appropriate materials and get a 10% discount on yarn purchased for use in the class. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of class.

Class dates are September 15, 22, and 29.

 

Cost : $50.00 per student.

Continental Knitting: More Speed, Less Stress!

Saturday 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm, beginning September 15

American/English style knitters “wrap” the yarn with their right hand. Continental knitters carry yarn in their left hand and “pick” stitches. Continental involves less movement to make each stitch. More speed; less wear and tear on the wrists. Instructor Susan Leibowitz will cover tensioning the yarn, knit and purl stitches, ribbing and yarn-overs. Wait until you see how much easier alternating between knits and purls is when working rib, seed and gansey stitches. The ease of creating yarn-overs speeds lace knitting.

Participants should be at the confident beginner level or higher who can work knits and purls independently.

Materials:
• worsted- or aran-weight yarn; select a smooth yarn of medium to light solid color, with a tight ply or chain construction. Avoid yarns that vary in thickness.
• knitting needles of an appropriate size for your chosen yarn; either 9″ or 10″ straights, or circular.

Workshop fee is $40 for one 2-hour session. Come in before your first class for help in selecting appropriate materials. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of class.

Cost : $40.00 per student.

Making the Most of Ravelry

Wednesday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, beginning September 19

You may already know that Ravelry is a great source for knitting and crochet patterns, but did you know you can also use it to organize your stash, keep track of projects you’ve made — and plan to make — and connect with like-minded crafters around the globe? Come learn how to make Ravelry an essential tool in your crafting life with long-time Ravelry fan Kathleen Vandervoort. Participants should have some experience browsing or using Ravelry and their own Ravelry ID in advance of the workshop. You are welcome to BYOB and an iPad or laptop.

Need to make an ID and start getting familiar with Ravelry? You can create an account here, and the Getting Started Guide can help you start to navigate this huge resource.

This is a FREE workshop, though we do ask that you register so we can plan accordingly. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of the workshop.

Cost : $0.00 per student.

Tunisian Crochet: Learning the Basics

Saturday 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm, beginning September 22

A bit like knitting and a bit like crochet, Tunisian Crochet makes a distinctive fabric that’s thick and textural. We’ll begin the Tunisian Foundation Row, and work forward and reverse passes while we explore the Tunisian Simple Stitch and Tunisian Knit Stitch. Instructor Susan Leibowitz will also help understanding fabric structure, color options and review some additional stitches, time allowing. Participants should be at the confident beginner level or higher who can chain and work a double crochet independently.

Materials:
• Worsted- or Aran-weight yarn
• A Tunisian/Afghan hook 2 sizes larger than the suggested mm size on the yarn band.
• A locking stitch marker

Workshop fee is $50 for one 3-hour session. Yarn for the class must be purchased at Yarnia; come in before your first class for help in selecting appropriate materials and get a 10% discount on yarn purchased for use in the class. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of class.

Cost : $50.00 per student.

Knitting 101 – Intro to Knitting

Thursday 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, beginning October 11

Never picked up yarn before? Ready to learn a relaxing, fun new craft? Come join us in this class for beginners and learn to knit, purl, make color changes, knit stripes, cast on, cast off. Knit a cowl, or a hat.

Materials:
 bulky-weight yarn (Yarnia has a list of suggested yarn in-store)
• knitting needles of an appropriate size for your chosen yarn; if making a hat, 16″ circular needle of an appropriate size and double-pointed needle set

Class fee is $50 for three 1-hour sessions. Yarn for the project must be purchased at Yarnia; come in before your first class for help in selecting appropriate materials and get a 10% discount on yarn purchased for use in the class. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of class. Class instructor: Jen Bonnell

Class dates are Oct 11, 18, and 25.

Cost : $50.00 per student.

Crochet 101 – Intro to Crochet (weekend edition!)

Saturday 10:30 am - 11:30 am, beginning October 13

Learn to chain, single crochet, double crochet and make color changes with instructor Susan Leibowitz! Crochet a cowl or a skinny scarf.

Materials:
• bulky-weight yarn (Yarnia has a list of suggested yarns in-store)
• crochet hook of an appropriate size for your chosen yarn

Class fee is $50 for three 1-hour sessions. Yarn for the project must be purchased at Yarnia; come in before your first class for help in selecting appropriate materials and get a 10% discount on yarn purchased for use in the class. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of class.

Class dates are October 13, 20, and 27.

 

Cost : $50.00 per student.

Knitting 101 – Intro to Knitting (weekend edition!)

Saturday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, beginning October 13

Never picked up yarn before? Ready to learn a relaxing, fun new craft? Come join us in this class for beginners and learn to knit, purl, make color changes, knit stripes, cast on, cast off. Knit a cowl, or a hat.

Materials:
• bulky-weight yarn (Yarnia has a list of suggested yarns in-store)
• knitting needles of an appropriate size for your chosen yarn; if making a hat, 16″ circular needle of an appropriate size and double-pointed needle set

Class fee is $50 for three 1-hour sessions. Yarn for the project must be purchased at Yarnia; come in before your first class for help in selecting appropriate materials and get a 10% discount on yarn purchased for use in the class. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of class. Class instructor: Susan Leibowitz

Class dates are Oct 13, 20, and 27.

Cost : $50.00 per student.

Knitting 101 – Intro to Knitting (Tweens & Teens edition!)

Saturday 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm, beginning October 13

Is your teen or tween itching to learn to knit? Come join us in this class for beginners ages 8 and up, and learn to knit, purl, make color changes, knit stripes, cast on, cast off. Knit a scarf or cowl.  Class instructor: Susan Leibowitz

Materials:
 2 balls Sugarbush Chill, a super-bulky weight yarn
• 16″ circular knitting needles, US size 15 or 17

Class fee is $50 for three 1-hour sessions. Yarn for the project must be purchased at Yarnia; come in before your first class for help in selecting appropriate materials and get a 10% discount on yarn purchased for use in the class. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of class.

Class dates are October 13, 20, and 27.

Cost : $50.00 per student.

Crochet 101 – Intro to Crochet

Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, beginning October 15

Learn to chain, single crochet, double crochet and make color changes with instructor Susan Leibowitz! Crochet a cowl or a skinny scarf.

Materials:
• bulky-weight yarn (Yarnia has a list of suggested yarns in-store)
• crochet hook of an appropriate size for your chosen yarn

Class fee is $50 for three 1-hour sessions. Yarn for the project must be purchased at Yarnia; come in before your first class for help in selecting appropriate materials and get a 10% discount on yarn purchased for use in the class. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of class.

Class dates are October 15, 22, and 29.

 

Cost : $50.00 per student.

Crochet 102: Crocheting Spirals

Saturday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, beginning November 03

Have you mastered the crochet chain and basic stitches? Ready to make some different kinds of projects? Learn the basics of crocheting in spiral rounds to create 3-D projects with Susan Leibowitz. You’ll choose from making a basic hat or a basket – one color or striped. We’ll cover pattern reading, strategies, new stitches and some easy-to-calculate math for shape building and hat sizing. Crocheters should be able to work independently using the chain st, single/half double/double crochet.

Materials:
• worsted-weight yarn (Yarnia has a list of suggested yarns in-store)
• crochet hook of an appropriate size for your chosen yarn

Class fee is $50 for three 1-hour sessions. Yarn for the project must be purchased at Yarnia; come in before your first class for help in selecting appropriate materials and get a 10% discount on yarn purchased for use in the class. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of class.

Class dates are November 3, 10, and 17.

Cost : $50.00 per student.

Thrummed Mittens Workshop

Wednesday 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, beginning November 14

Ready to make your own cozy, warm sheepskin-like lined mittens? Thrumming is an easy technique to catch unspun wool roving into your knitting, creating a thick, cushy, warm, sheepskin-like lining. Students will learn how to thrum while knitting simple mittens in DK- or worsted-weight yarn. Thrumming is easily adaptable and can be used to line slippers, socks, hats, and much more!

This workshop is appropriate for advanced beginners and intermediate knitters who are familiar with working in the round using double-pointed needles or magic loop technique. Class instructor: Jen Bonnell

Materials:
• DK- or worsted-weight yarn (preferably wool)
• a braid of non-superwash wool roving
• appropriate size double pointed needles or long circular (for magic loop) for the yarn weight (normal to loose knitters, we suggest choosing one size down for a slightly denser mitten fabric).

Workshop fee is $40 for one 2-hour session. Yarn and fiber for the class must be purchased at Yarnia; come in before your first class for help in selecting appropriate materials and get a 10% discount on yarn purchased for use in the workshop. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of class.

Cost : $40.00 per student.

Spinning Workshop

Sunday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, beginning December 02
Cost : $40.00 per student.

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Class policies:
  • Minimum of 2-3 students per class or class may be cancelled at instructor’s discretion.
  • Classes must be paid in advance and are not refundable. Credit toward a future class will be given if notified at least 48 hours before the first class.
  • A 10% discount will be given on yarn and fiber purchased for classes.
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