Classes


Do you know anyone who wants to learn how to knit, but isn't sure if it's worth the plunge? Skacel Corporation (the distributor for Addi knitting needles) is helping to spur your friends on by sponsoring a day called 10,000 New Knitters. Skacel will supply the needles, pattern, and yarn for a total of 10,000 knitters, and we'll all supply the know-how for them in an afternoon event that's completely free for new knitters! Sign up here if you would like to attend the event at the location Patton Township Building.PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS IF YOU ALREADY KNOW HOW TO KNIT. Sunday, Nov. 18, from 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $ FREE
Do you know anyone who wants to learn how to knit, but isn't sure if it's worth the plunge? Skacel Corporation (the distributor for Addi knitting needles) is helping to spur your friends on by sponsoring a day called 10,000 New Knitters. Skacel will supply the needles, pattern, and yarn for a total of 10,000 knitters, and we'll all supply the know-how for them in an afternoon event that's completely free for new knitters! Sign up here if you would like to attend the event at the location Stitch Your Art Out.PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS IF YOU ALREADY KNOW HOW TO KNIT. Sunday, Nov. 18, from 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $ FREE
Do you know anyone who wants to learn how to knit, but isn't sure if it's worth the plunge? Skacel Corporation (the distributor for Addi knitting needles) is helping to spur your friends on by sponsoring a day called 10,000 New Knitters. Skacel will supply the needles, pattern, and yarn for a total of 10,000 knitters, and we'll all supply the know-how for them in an afternoon event that's completely free for new knitters! Sign up here if you would like to attend the event at the location The Makery. PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS IF YOU ALREADY KNOW HOW TO KNIT. Sunday, Nov. 18, from 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $ FREE
If you're a newer knitter looking to learn about stitches, or an experienced knitter looking for some new ideas to play with, this is the class for you. Cindy Decker-Raynak will take you through a new square for 7 months. You will end up having a beautiful and unique blanket! Click to sign up here or call (814) 238-4151. Wednesdays, June 13, July 25, Aug. 29, Sept. 26, & Oct. 31, 6:30-9:00 p.m. (note later start time)

Cost: $ 60.00
If you love jewelry, then you won't be able to resist this class. Join Cindy Decker-Raynak for a wonderful introduction to knitting with beads. Sometimes the simplest pattern yields the most beautiful results, and that's this case with this bracelet. As long as you have knit a few things and have just a bit of patience, then knitting on the small needles will be a breeze! Wed., Dec. 5 & 12, 6:30-9.

Cost: $ 38.00
Twist and turn your way through loops of yarn. With Cynthia Mazzant's help, you'll be an expert in just two nights of class! You might even learn how to cable without a cabling needle! Wednesdays, Nov. 7 & 14, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $ 38.00
Every year it happens: You vow you'll get going on Christmas gifts. And then the night before Christmas, all through the house, not a creature is stirring except the knitter who is up to finish that last section of the cute stuffed mouse! This year is going to be different. For real. Bonnie will work with everyone in the class to set realistic goals, plus ways to get there. You'll work on your projects in class, take stretch breaks, work on them again throughout each month (with a plan), and for the first Christmas ever, you'll be relaxed! Mondays, Oct. 1, Oct. 22, Nov. 19, and Dec. 17, from 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $ 45.00
Sheep wearing Santa hats! Or trees with beaded snowflakes. What could be better? Cynthia will show you how to make your choice of a winter hat that has so many fun little details. We'll work for 2 nights in a row, and you should be very close to finished. And then you'll have it for the entire holiday season! Tuesday and Wednesday nights, Nov. 20 & 21, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $ 38.00
We're going to give out a mystery clue about once a week. You take it home and make the hat from it. By the end, you will have a Christmas hat ready for the holidays! You need to have experience with Fair Isle to take this class, since it will be a handout and explanation rather than sit-down knitting. P. S. If you quilt, too, we will be handing out a quilting mystery at the same time as the knitting mystery! $25 if you use your own yarn, or no charge if you buy yarn from us. Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Oct. 11, Oct. 18, Oct. 25, and Nov 15, all at 5:30.

Cost: $ 25.00
Knitted ornaments are so pretty on trees! And easy to make. You'll end this class with a small grouping of new ornaments to keep or give away. Saturdays, Dec. 8 & 15, 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Cost: $ 38.00
If you're a knitter, Christmas is just around the corner. Start panicking now! This class will help you make stockings, and if you knit quickly enough, you'll have one for everyone in your family (provided your family is fairly small). Wednesdays, Sept. 19, Sept. 26, Oct. 17, and Oct. 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Cost: $ 42.00
Learn the basics of crochet, from the foundation chain to making several different types of stitches. This is a technique class rather than a project class--you will get those basics down pat. We suggest that you might want to make a simple scarf from your initial practice piece. Tuesdays, Nov. 6 & 13, 6:30-9 p.m. Supplies: Crochet Book, size I hook (we carry the best hooks in the world!). Purchase one skein of Cascade 220 or a similar yarn. Click to sign up here or call (814) 238-4151. Class meets on Mondays, Jan. 22 & 29, OR Mondays, March 26 & Apr. 2, both 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Cost: $ 38.00
Everyone has been drooling over the entrelac cowl in the shop! You, too, can learn to make it. And yes: If you want beads, we can do beads! Click to sign up here, or call 814-238-4151 between 10 and 5:30, Monday through Saturday. Thursdays, Nov. 1 & 8, 9-noon.

Cost: $ 38.00
There is nothing like Fair Isle to give the knitter the creativity to combine vibrant colors with stunning patterns. Fair Isle is traditionally done using one yarn in each hand. This sounds intimidating, but it's easier than you think - and far more addicting than you have ever bargained for. In just one night, your headband will be finished or well on the way! Click to sign up here, or call 814-238-4151 between 10 and 5:30, Monday through Saturday. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $ 28.00
This little cowl from Knitty.com is so much fun to make! Use your scraps of fingering-weight yarn to create it. (If you want to keep going, extend it at the bottom until you feel like stopping!) Abbey had such fun making it and will pass on that enthusiasm to you! Thursdays, Nov. 1, & 8, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $ 38.00
Want to learn how to knit? Or need a refresher after many years of neglecting your knitting? Take our beginning-knitting course. You'll learn how to cast on, knit, and purl, and you'll start a scarf. Click to sign up here, or call 814-238-4151 between 10 and 5:30, Monday through Saturday. Wednesdays, Sept. 12 & 19, 6-9 p.m. OR Mondays, Nov. 26 & Dec. 3, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $ 38.00
We have plenty of beads and yarn here at the shop, and that's all you need to make most of Laura's jewelry. Once you know how to make one thing, you can keep making more! Connie will show you all the tricks. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Cost: $ 28.00
If you've never done Fair Isle before, this hat will give you that experience. If you have, this is an easy way to have a terrific afternoon with Eleanor, plus almost get a Christmas present done in one sitting. So that we can get started on the Fair Isle section immediately, please come to class with your ribbing done. Sunday, Dec. 16, 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $ 28.00
The quick-knit hat is the perfect second project after you've learned how to knit! You'll be using circular needles and double-pointed needles like a pro in just two nights. Really! Tuesdays, Dec. 11 & 18, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $ 38.00
Socks are such fun! They're little pieces of knitted artwork. Eleanor is starting a sock club this fall. Each meeting, we'll work on a different pattern. Come and enjoy the laughter, learn something new, and make socks for you, your family, and your friends! Let the addiction begin! Sundays, Sept. 9, Oct. 28, Dec. 2, & Jan. 6, 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $ 45.00
This class works if you've never made a sweater before, or if you've made lots of them! Cynthia is known for her fitting and rejiggering skills, and when you're done, this sweater will fit! Choose a morning or an evening session. Wednesday mornings, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 28, Dec. 12, and Jan. 9, 9-noon OR Thursday nights, Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 29, Dec. 13, and Jan. 10, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $ 55.00
After you've gained a bit of experience and are ready for small needles, try socks! They are perfect projects for doctor's offices and other wait times. Sock yarns are great fun these days - colorful, self-striping, and soft. Click to sign up here or call (814) 238-4151 betweeen 10-5:30, Monday through Saturday. Saturdays, Oct. 6, 13, and 27, 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Cost: $ 42.00
This pretty tree will add interest to any wall at the holiday season! It looks complex, but the bargello technique is actually an easy trick of sewing strips and moving them around a little. We'll pick out fabrics the first night, and then start sewing the second and third nights. Wednesdays, Oct. 24, Nov. 7, & Nov. 14, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $ 42.00
Piecing circles always looks intimidating. But it's easy. Truly! We will patiently show you all the tricks. Let your imagination soar from there with many ways to put the quilt together. Monday, Oct. 29, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $ 28.00
It's time to get inspired and to set yourself free! This class meets once a month, and its objective is to spark new ideas in not just you, but also everyone else in the class. This class is lecture/discussion based, and you'll sew (or do whatever craft you wish) at home. We'll get some open-ended assignments to focus just a wee bit, and then we'll all go from there. All skill levels are welcome. Come and play! Tuesdays, Sept. 25, Oct. 23, and Nov. 27, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $ 35.00
These are the cutest little potholders! Cindy Alley will take you through the easy process of paper piecing one, and it'll be a breeze for you from there! We're trying to give you gift ideas in this newsletter, and this one's perfect. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $ 28.00
Learning free-motion quilting doesn't have to be frustrating. If you take it step-by-step, it can even be fun. You'll be amazed at how easy it is, and, you'll have plenty of ideas to take you beyond the class! Click to sign up here or call (814) 238-4151 between 10 and 5:30, Class is held on Monday, Nov. 5, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $ 28.00
Hand applique is beautiful. There's so much you can do with it, and so much you can learn. Join Mary Beth as she teaches you all the basics. No previous experience with sewing of any kind is needed. Mondays, Oct. 29 & Nov. 5, 9-noon, OR Mondays, Oct. 8 & 15, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $ 38.00
You've worked on hand applique. Now it's time to take it a step further with ruching and beads. Mary Beth has drawn this wonderful picture of flowers in a vase, and she'll show you how to translate it to fabric. It's better to have taken the 101 class first, but if the timing works better for this one, you can start here.

Cost: $ 38.00
You've seen modern quilting: All the little pieces going this way and that way, and you sit back and wonder how it's done. Wonder no more! Deb loves modern quilts, and she'll show you! Wednesdays, Oct. 10 & 17, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $ 38.00
The log cabin is a classic block, and Creative Grids rulers make it easy! (It's hard to believe this, but people used to foundation piece this block.) Spend an evening making a block that will create a gorgeous quilt. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $ 28.00
Quilting mysteries are fun. You get told what fabrics to choose, but you're never sure how they'll go together. Each week you'll receive a clue that will get you closer to figuring that out. This class will be a handout and explanation rather than a sit-down time for sewing. P.S. If you're a knitter, too, I will be handing out knitting mystery clues during this time as well! Sleuth your way through this mystery in the fall, and you'll be ready for Christmas! Thursdays, Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Oct. 11, Oct. 18, Oct. 25, & Nov. 15, 5:30-6:00 p.m.

Cost: $ 25.00
If you've never paper-pieced before, this is the perfect block for beginning. It looks tricky, but it's a simple, straight line. Come learn all about it! Thursday, Oct. 25, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $ 28.00
This classic, beautiful pattern has many ways of being made, but Jessie has her own unique way, with freezer-paper templates. See how she does it, and make a wonderful pillow, baby blanket, or wallhanging! Sunday, Oct. 21, 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $ 28.00
Decorate with this beautifully drawn fused snowman pattern! Saturdays, Nov. 3 & 17, 9-noon.

Cost: $ 38.00
Let's go beyond the X-across squares! Learn to use your walking foot to quilt your pieces, to its best advantage! Be sure you have a working walking foot for your machine. Call us at 814-238-4151, stop by, or click here to sign up. Sundays, choose between October 7 or November 4, either from 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $ 28.00
We found this little kit of wool that makes 6 ornaments, each cuter than the next! Ruth will give you all kinds of tips on putting the ornaments together, so that you're ready for Christmas! Supplies: The ornaments are hand-sewn, so bring basic sewing supplies along as well (scissors, needles, pins, etc.). You will also need Roxanne's basting glue.

Cost: $ 28.00
Do you ever go to your closet, look at all those clothes, but feel as if you have nothing to wear? It ends now! Cynthia will send her color analysis to a computer, which will give you a palette of your 40 best colors. Toss that palette in your purse to go shopping, and you will actually save money because you'll buy only the right clothes. Your yarn and fabric will also be in flattering colors! Click to sign up here or call (814) 238-4151. Class meets on Friday, Oct. 5, starting at 5:30 p.m. and going until we're finished with everyone. NOTE CHANGE OF DATE TO FRIDAY, OCT. 19 AT 5:30.

Cost: $ 125.00
Needlefelting is one of the most relaxing crafts there is--and it's even more relaxing when Cindy Alley teaches it! She will take you through how to poke and prod and shape felt into your choice of a panda bear or owl. From there, you can do anything! Click to sign up here, or call the shop at 814-238-4151 between 10-5:30, Monday through Saturday. Class is on Tuesday, October 30, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $ 28.00
You've been tatting for a while, have great skills, and want to push yourself to the next level. This is your class. Join Ruth for one-on-one skill building and inspiration. Talk to Ruth before signing up. Tuesday, Sept. 18, AND/OR Tuesday, Oct. 23, AND/OR Tuesday Nov. 27, all 9-11 a.m.

Cost: $ 16.00