Classes


Perfect for the first-time sweater knitter, this little baby sweater will knit up quickly and make a sweet gift! The larger needle is its secret. Click to sign up, or call 814-238-4151. Sundays, Apr. 15 & 22, 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $ 38.00
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, Jan. 31, Feb. 28, Apr. 11, May 23, June 13, July 25, Aug. 29, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Cost: $ 60.00
Little, wee socks are not only cute, but they are also a terrific introduction to learning how to make socks. Try your hand! Click to sign up, or call 814-238-4151. NOTE THAT WE ARE STARTING ON FEB. 25, NOT FEB. 11. We'll find a second day that works for everyone in the class. Sundays, Feb 25, plus a second day, 1-4 p.m.

Elizabeth Zimmermann was known for her clever creations, and this little baby jacket is no exception. It will look like a potato chip for a long time--and suddenly it becomes a sweater! Click to sign up here, or call 814-238-4151 between 10 and 5:30, Monday through Saturday. Saturdays, Apr. 21, May 5, & May 12, 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Cost: $ 38.00
This class is for seasoned or beginning knitters! If you've looked at cables in sweaters or hats and felt a bit intimidated, take this class and feel comfortable! You will learn how to cable without a cable needle too! Click to sign up here, or call 814-238-4151 between 10 and 5:30, Monday through Saturday. Tuesdays, Feb. 13 & 27, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $ 38.00
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. Note later start time: Class meets on Mondays, Jan. 22 & 29, OR Mondays, March 26 & Apr. 2, both 6:30-9:00 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
Learn to make Granny Squares! You will learn the tricks for starting in the middle and turning corners. Kirsten will help you combine colors and textures! Maybe you want to eventually make a pillow as shown -- or maybe even start an afghan. Click to sign up here or call (814) 238-4151. Class is on Mondays, Apr. 16 & 30, from 6:30-9:00. (Note later start time.)

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. Wednesdays, Apr. 18 & 25, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $ 38.00
Gauge: Helpful friend or sneaky "frenemy"? Join Mary Ellen and discover how you can make gauge work for you. And get this project bag when you take the class! Sign up by clicking here, or by calling 814-238-4151, or stopping by! Class is held on Monday, Apr. 23, 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. Classes will be held either January 4 (second day to be determined by group consensus, since the section's start date was moved), OR Mondays, Feb. 19 & 26, OR Thursdays, Mar. 15 & 22, all from 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $ 38.00
Lizard Ridge is a fascinating afghan made from undulating stripes. Connie was taken with it, and once she started, she couldn't stop knitting the squares. They make a great take-along project. This project will show you how to make short rows -- and Connie has great tricks to make the short rows look perfect on the front side of the afghan. Class is held on Saturdays, Jan. 27, Feb. 10, Feb. 17, and May 12 (putting it together), from 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Cost: $ 45.00
It's time to keep warm! This class gives you a choice of a cowl or a shawl (or both, if you wish!), both designed by Cynthia. Sign up by clicking here, or call 814-238-4151, or stop by! Class is held on Mondays, Feb. 12, Feb. 19, and Mar. 5, from 6-9 p.m. Note that if you're going away during spring break, we'll arrange a different time for the third class.

Cost: $ 38.00
Do you want a pretty scarf? An easy Japanese lace pattern looks beautiful in any plain or slow self-striping yarn. Click to sign up here or call (814) 238-4151. Class is held on Saturdays, Feb. 3 & Mar. 17, 9-noon.

Cost: $ 38.00
There is nothing as satisfying as knitting mitered squares! Each one feels like a completed project. Make a poncho, blanket, wrap, or even a hat! There are lots of choices, and we'll show you the techniques. Call 814-238-4151, stop by, or click here to sign up. Class is held on Thursdays, Feb. 1 & 15, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $ 38.00
Kate Atherly's new book on Mittens and gloves covers everything you'd want to knit about being an expert "hand-knitter." (Har-har!) Call 814-238-4151, stop by, or click here to sign up. Class is held on Tuesdays, Jan. 23 & 30, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $ 38.00
Amigurumi is the cutest! (Big eyes, small objects!) Join Abbey in her current obsession for Tiny Things. Call 814-238-4151, stop by, or click here to sign up. Class is held on Monday, Mar. 19, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $ 28.00
Everyone needs slippers for those cold winter nights! Join Connie and make some classic mukluks. After they're made, you can sit by the fire, knitting, while your feet stay super warm. Click to sign up here, or call 814-238-4151 between 10:00-5:30, Monday through Saturday. NOTE CHANGE: WE ARE STARTING THIS CLASS ON JANUARY 27, RATHER THAN JANUARY 6, AND WILL DECIDE ON THE SECOND CLASS TIME AS A GROUP.

Cost: $ 38.00
Lace looks a little scary, but it's actually super easy! You just need to know what all the techniques are and symbols mean. It's all about looking at your knitting for patterns. This class will show you how to do that! Click to sign up here or call (814) 238-4151. Class is on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Cost: $ 28.00
This beautiful hat has Fair-Isle birds that look as if they're sitting on a wire. You should have done at least one Fair-Isle project (such as Fair-Isle 101) before taking this class. Please make the ribbing part of the hat before class. Click here to sign up, or call 814-238-4151, or stop by! Class is on Thursday, March 1, from 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $ 28.00
Do your joints get tired when you're knitting? We may have a solution! Connie has recently discovered Portuguese knitting and loves it! Let her show you how it works. How do you use those mysterious pins?? Click here to sign up, or call 814-238-4151, or stop by! Class is held on Saturday, May 26, 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Cost: $ 28.00
NOTE NEW SESSION ADDED ON THURSDAY MORNINGS! This is the fifth year of Really Clear, and it is still so much fun! Each month, Cynthia creates a knitting design, and we all work on it as a class. Most of the patterns get designed as we go. To start this year, we'll make her Hostkappe cowl in January. From there, who knows what will happen! Join us to see! If you would like to see some of Cynthia's past designs, click on the Really Clear tab at the top of the website, and it will take you to her designer website. Choose from Wednesday morning, Thursday morning, or Thursday night sessions. Please click on the newsletter tab and download the newsletter to see all the dates.

Cost: $ 60.00
Join Mary Ellen to learn how to knit socks that fit you perfectly. We'll use Kate Atherly's wonderful book! Previous sock-knitting experience is very helpful, although not necessary. To sign up, click here, call 814-238-4151, or stop by! Class will be held on Wednesdays, May 2, 16, & 23, from 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $ 42.00
Start with an idea or a photo, start layering fabrics, and in no time you'll have a landscape! Join Cindy Alley as she helps you figure out just where those blues and greens look best! Click to sign up here or call (814) 238-4151 between 10-5:30, Monday through Saturday. Class is held on Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $ 28.00
Waves of colorful rectangles soar up and down in bargello quilts. Learn all the secrets! Please come to class with your strips cut and numbered so that we may begin sewing immediately. Click here to sign up, or call 814-238-4151, or stop by! Class is held on Wed., Jan. 24 & 31, 6-9 p.m., OR Tues, Jan. 23 & 30, 9-noon.

Cost: $ 38.00
This year, we'll be whimsical and light for our block of the month, for some Sunny Days! To make the quilt, we'll use all Cotton + Steel brand fabrics. Note that the picture is just a concept and will likely change as we go. If you are from out of town, we can mail you the blocks each month; call us. Class is held on Saturdays, Jan. 27, Feb. 24, Mar. 31, Apr. 14, May 19, June 9, July 7, Aug. 4, Aug. 25, Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Dec. 8. All at 10:30 a.m. OR Mondays, Jan. 29, Feb. 26, Apr. 2, Apr. 16, May 21, June 11, July 9, Aug. 6, Aug. 27, Oct 1, Oct. 29, Dec. 10. Your choice of 10:30, 12:30, 4:30, or 5:30. Note: If you are reading this after the first day, you may sign up and catch up, but you'll need to call us to do so at 814-238-4151.

Cost: $ 60.00
This gorgeous block was done in last year's block of the month, but you can make it on its own as well. It has it all--technique and beauty! You will learn paper piecing and curved piecing, plus you will make the coolest blocks in the world! Sign up by clicking here, or by calling 814-238-4151 between 10-5:30, Monday through Saturday. Class will be held at the HILTON GARDEN INN on Sunday, April 22, from 9-5. Note that if you love this quilt and didn't make one, ask about a kit of the whole thing!

Cost: $ 60.00
Join Diane in making this beautiful quilt! She has loved making it so much that she has made at least five of them, and has more planned! We will use Eleanor Burns's book, which includes a template for easier cutting. Class is held on Thursdays, April 12, 19 & 26, from 2-5 p.m.

Cost: $ 48.00
Let's hold onto the flowers just a wee bit longer! And learn to piece circles! Call 814-238-4151, stop by, or click here to sign up. Class is held on Monday, May 21, 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 Saturday, Mar. 24, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Cost: $ 28.00
This stunning placemat will be the perfect thing for your table this summer. It's paper pieced from the queen of paper piecing: Judy Niemeyer! Ruth will take you through the steps with ease. Call 814-238-4151, stop by, or click here to sign up. Class is held on Tuesdays, May 1 & 15, 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. Class is held on Sunday, Jan. 28, 1-4 p.m., OR Wednesday, May 9, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $ 28.00
You've vowed to do this for years, but have decided that now is the time! You are going to learn how to quilt! Let us get you started with a project that will show you how to use a rotary cutter and to match corners. Click to sign up here or call (814) 238-4151. Class is held on Tuesdays, Jan. 16 & 23, 6-9 p.m. or Tuesdays, April 17 & May 1, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $ 42.00
You've taken Quilting 101, and it's time to keep going. Learn to quilt with triangles, and get better at learning that quarter-inch seam allowance and matching corners. You'll get a review of what you learned in 101, plus you'll move on to new skills! Sign up by clicking here, or by calling 814-238-4151 between 10-5:30, Monday through Saturday. Class is held on Tuesdays, May 8 & 15, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $ 42.00
This quilt is fascinating! It actually looks as if it shimmers because of the placement of color and contrast. You'll love making it! The entire first night of class will be spent picking the correct fabrics. We'll sew from there! Click here to sign up, or call 814-238-4151, or stop by!

Cost: $ 42.00
If you've never made clothing before, this is the perfect place to start--and quilting fabrics work perfectly with this pattern. Make a cute little sundress for a cute little girl! Call 814-238-4151, stop by, or click here to sign up. Class is held on Thursdays, April 19, 26, May 3, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $ 42.00
Combine bargello with raw-edge applique to make a stunning table runner. We have kits! Class meets on Tuesdays, Feb. 6 & 13, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Cost: $ 32.00
If you've taken quilting 101, you are ready to tackle a bigger quilt top! Yellow Brick road is just that quilt. It's fun, and makes great use of fat quarters. Come play with color! Along with basic sewing supplies, you'll need the pattern and fabric as noted on the pattern. (Note: We are doing just the top piecing in this class.) Class meets on Wednesdays, Mar. 14 & 21, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $ 32.00
The annual Lake Raystown Retreat has one opening for quilting, and 4 openings for knitting; please call or stop by to sign up so we can take down all your information! We are already getting excited. Project information will be coming in a few weeks. See more details and actual costs by downloading the newsletter. ("Newsletter" tab.) (You know how computers can be. I had to put in a cost of some kind, so I chose $0 as a dummy number, figuring that if I put in $1 Million, that might scare you off!)

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 Thursday, May 31, starting at 6:00 p.m.

Cost: $ 125.00
Sometimes your creativity gets stuck in a rut. Sometimes you think you could never be creative. Sometimes you want someone to play with. If any of this is true for you, then this is your class, no matter what the situation! Any type of fiber is welcome: knitting, quilting, crochet. We will have assignments each month to stimulate our creativity, and to bring each other inspiration and joy! Tuesdays, Feb. 20, Mar. 27, Apr. 24, May 22, 6-9ish p.m. Call 814-238-4151, or stop by the shop, or sign up here!

Cost: $ 40.00
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, May 1, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $ 28.00
Come to a Knit and Yoga session to learn how to keep your body healthy while you work on hand-work projects! You may sign up for any or all of the sessions, all on Sunday afternoons from 1-3 p.m.: Sundays, Feb. 18, AND/OR Mar. 18, AND/OR Apr. 29.

Cost: $ 20.00
Tatting is a way to make small, delicate lace using a shuttle. Join Ruth and learn this classic craft. Click to sign up here or call (814) 238-4151 between 10-5:30, Monday through Saturday. Tuesdays, April 10 & 17, 9-11 a.m..

Cost: $ 32.00
You've come a long way in your tatting, and now it's time to do the final step: jewelry. Ruth will take you through how to form shapes that will make great little earrings, bracelets, or necklaces. Saturdays, Apr. 21 & 28, 9-11 a.m.

Cost: $ 32.00
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. Tuesdays, Jan. 16, AND/OR Feb. 20, AND/OR Mar. 20, AND/OR Apr. 24, all 9-11 a.m.

Cost: $ 16.00