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Who doesn't like beads and sparkles?? In one night, you?ll easily finish one earring--maybe even two. This is the perfect quick gift! They're so pretty! $28 Supplies: Pattern (coming soon), Beaded Crystal earrings. Size 000 or 0000 double points, and shiny thread or Lizbeth tatting thread and earring hooks and jump rings. (We have all the supplies.) Wednesday, Dec. 4, 6:30-9 p.m. To sign up, click here, or call 814-238-4151 between 10-5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 28.00
We're trying for a few holiday gifts to help you keep crafting in a practical way all through the fall! This is another great project for that situation! Quick, fun, and pretty. $28 Supplies: Let us get the pattern for you in-store. Beads and supplies as shown on the pattern. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2:30-5:30 p.m. To sign up, click here or call 814-238-4151 between 10-5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 28.00
Everyone talks about brioche, but it seems so scary! Let's start easy, with a scarf that gives you the stitch repetitively, and has built in "lifelines" in case you goof up. Anne will help you through! We bet you'll become addicted. Brioche makes a yummy, squishy fabric, and it's fun to do. $28 Supplies: Really Clear Brioche 101 pattern, one skein of a fun yarn such as Taiyo or Rios, size 8 needles of any length. Thursday, Nov. 7, 6-9 p.m. To sign up, click here, or call 814-238-4151 between 10-5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 28.00
Learn to cable, and make this pretty cabled hat as a bonus! It's all so easy and wearable! $28 Supplies: Really Clear Cabling 101 pattern, one skein of worsted-weight yarn (we love Rios), two 16" circular needles, one size 7 and one size 8. Tuesdays, Oct. 22 & 29, 6-9 p.m. To sign up, click here, or call 814-238-4151 between 10-5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 38.00
We're going to give out a mystery clue once every two weeks. You take it home and make the hat from it. By the end, you will have a present done! You need to have a wee bit of knitting experience 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! $25 if you use your own yarn, or no charge if you buy yarn from us. Supplies: You?ll need 200ish yards of a worsted-weight yarn. (We're personally using Noro's Silk Garden.) You'll need a couple of tubes of size 5 beads. Sizes 5 and 7 circular 16" needles. Wednesdays, Oct. 16, Oct. 30, Nov. 13, Nov. 27, 5:30-6:00 p.m. To sign up, click here (we'll refund the class fee when you buy the supplies), or stop by between 10-5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 25.00
You've learned how to knit with double points, and you?re wondering if there's more to life than this. Or maybe you've heard the word 'magic loop" and don't know what it means--you only know that you should probably know it. Or you've seen the new Flexi-Flips and would like to give them a try. Here's your chance to know it all! $28 Supplies: Bring along scrap yarn, and all the needles you have (including double points) that are the size for that yarn. So for example, if you bring Cascade 220, bring along also all your size 7 needles. Sunday, Oct. 27, 1-4 p.m. To sign up, click here or call 814-238-4151 between 10-5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 28.00
Fair Isle looks so scary! All those colors and shapes! But it?s easy. Cindy Mitchell will show you all the tricks, and at the end of the night, you'll leave with a headband that's almost complete--for real. $28 Supplies: Really Clear First Fair Isle pattern, two colors of worsted-weight yarn, a size 5 and a size 7 circular needle, both 16", stitch markers. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $ 28.00
Learn mosaic knitting with this cute little cowl that's shaped like a shawl! The pattern includes three options for the body, six choices for the border, and three edge finishes to create (you guessed it!) 54 different cowls. A perfect gift to add a touch of warmth to your neck in the chilly weather. (For the model, Anne used the 2 x 2 garter-stripe body, the slip-stitch dots border, and the i-cord bind-off edge.) $38 Supplies: Pattern (let us get it for you in-store), and a total of 160 yards of fingering-weight yarn in a few colors. (Bust those scraps!) Size 6 24" circular needle. Mondays, Nov. 4 & 18, 6-9 p.m. To sign up, click here or call 814-238-4151 between 10-5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 38.00
This "autumn cowl," with its combination of simple color-stranded and slipped-stitch patterns, and a little lace, all from merino wool, will keep out chilly fall breezes. 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! $38 Supplies: Pattern is on Knitty.com. At least two contrasting colors of fingering-weight yarn. A size 4, 24" needle, and a size 6, 32" needle. Wednesday, Nov. 13 & 20, 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. To sign up, click here or call 814-238-4151 between 10-5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 38.00
Wrought-iron railings are fascinating. The people who bend metal into a myriad of gorgeous shapes are true artists. This cowl is inspired by their work. Use a self-striping yarn for both the foreground and background. It is such fun to watch the design emerge! This cowl fits fairly closely around the neck; if you wish for it to be longer, be sure to buy extra yarn. You can simply add repeats. $28 Supplies: Really Clear Ironwork pattern. One skein each of Kureyon, Silk Garden, or Taiyo. Size 7 or 8 24" circular needles. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2:30-5:30 p.m. To sign up, click here, or call 814-238-4151 between 10-5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 28.00
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. $38 Supplies: Knitting 101 Easy Looped Scarf pattern, appropriate yarn and needles. The teacher will help you the first class. Wednesdays, Oct. 9 & 30, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. OR Tuesdays, Oct. 8 & 15, 6-9 p.m. OR Mondays, Dec. 9 & 16, 6-9 p.m.To sign up, click here, or call 814-238-4151, or stop by between 10-5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 38.00
Short rows provide a fascinating fabric and the opportunity to use several colors. Our model is made from one of the color-changing yarns. Take it outside on a sunny day to see it come to life! Cindy will show you how to read a chart that looks hard, but it's EASY! Truth! $38 Supplies: Let us get the pattern for you in-store. Two DK-weight merino yarns, and needles as shown in the pattern. Wednesdays, Oct. 30 & Nov. 13, 6:30-9 p.m. (Note later start time.) To sign up, click here or call 814-238-4151 between 10-5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 38.00
If you know how to crochet, you can learn to do mosaic crochet. Make a zippered coin purse, using basic crochet stitches (single and double crochet), to create dazzling effects. Valerie thought these purses were adorable and would make good little stocking stuffers. $28. Supplies: At least 2 different colors of cotton yarn, a coordinating zipper, Mosaic purses pattern (let us get it for you in-store), Size D crochet hook, a sharp, pointed tapestry needle. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2-5 p.m. To register, click here or call 814-238-4151 between 10-5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 28.00
Want a bigger project? Join Valerie and learn mosaic crochet as you make on this stunning afghan of bold colors and graphic patterns. The pattern is easily adjustable for sizes from baby through king! We'll meet once a month to learn new stitch patterns and to keep progressing. If you can do single and double crochet, you can do mosaic crochet! (If not, sign up for the Crochet 101 class!) Please download the newsletter for more info. We'll meet once a month on Saturdays. Note: This class has already started. The system keeps classes up so you can check the class calendar for meeting times once you've enrolled.

Cost: $ 60.00
What are these weird pieces of jewelry in our shop? Everyone wonders that! If you've been in a class with Valerie, you've probably noticed her knitting with the yarn going up through a pin she wears on her shoulder, and going back down to the knitting. And you've heard that she likes purling more than knitting. She's doing Portuguese knitting! Take this class, and learn all the ins and outs. If your hands hurt when you knit, this method might be an alternative. If you've taken Portuguese knitting before, you can take this one again and work on a project. $38 Supplies: Easy Looped Scarf pattern, appropriate needles and yarn, a knitting pin. Saturdays, Oct. 5 & 19, 9-noon.To register, click here, give us a call at 814-238-4151, or stop by between 10-5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 38.00
Cynthia loves designing knitting patterns, and we've had such fun in these classes for the past few years, working through her new ideas. This is a chance to play with surprise patterns (and even to make requests for patterns you've always wanted; we'll see what we can do!). Please download the newsletter for more info. We'll meet once a month on Wednesday or Thursday mornings, or Thursday evenings. NOTE: This class is in progress. Look for new sessions of it beginning in January!

Cost: $ 60.00
Skywalker is a semi-circular shawl, worked from the top down. You'll have increase rows every once in a while, with a variety of lace patterns between them. Skywalker is an excellent project for new lace knitters: The stitches begin as easy and progress to more challenging, but Mary Ellen will make it all a breeze! $50 Supplies: Let us get you the pattern in-store. We love our Party of Five yarns for this project--changing to different colors as the shawl increases outward. Mondays, Sept. 9, Sept. 23, Oct. 7, Oct. 21, Nov. 4, Nov. 18, 9-noon. To sign up, click here or call 814-238-4151 between 10-5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 50.00
This popular class will give you the chance to play with all kinds of different sock patterns! Each week, we?ll do a different one! $45 Supplies: The first day's patterns are your choice of Craggy Shore or Woodland Walk, which are both on Ravelry. Let us know if you need help with them. You'll need the needles and yarn as required by the pattern. Sundays, Sept. 8, Oct. 6, Nov. 24, and Dec. 15, 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $ 45.00
All the sessions of this class had filled from the last newsletter, but we can't have that! So Cynthia has added two more sessions, one day, one evening. Space is limited at this point--for real! She has no more time!--so sign up now! $55 Supplies: Talk to Cynthia before the class. (The pattern pictured here is called College Avenue, but you may use any pattern.) Daytime: Thursdays, Sept. 19, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 19, and Jan. 9, 9-noon. Evening: Mondays, Sept. 23, Oct. 7, Nov. 11, Dec 9, & Jan. 13, 6-9 p.m. To sign up, click here or call 814-238-4151 between 10-5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 55.00
Most socks are made top-down, but toe-up socks have a number of advantages: You can fit them as you go, and if you start to run out of yarn, you just make them a little shorter! Join us for this fun class! $42 Supplies: Toe-up sock pattern, a skein of sock yarn, and size 2 needles in the style of your choice for circular knitting. Saturdays, Oct. 12, Oct. 26, & Nov. 2, 2:30-5:30 p.m. To sign up, click here, or call 814-238-4151 between 10-5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 42.00
Valerie was spellbound by our new Versailles yarn, and wouldn't stop looking up ideas for what to make from it. She was intrigued with how soft it was, even though it had a cord of metallic running through it. She found this Versailles crocheted shawl. It's a stunning piece--that works now and carries you through the winter holidays. $28 Supplies: Versailles pattern, 10 skeins of the yarn. Please see us well in advance of the class so that we're sure to have your color in stock! Thursday, Nov. 14, 6-9 p.m. To register for the class, click here, or call 814-238-4151, or stop by between 10-5:30, Monday through Saturday. Thursday, July 25, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Cost: $ 28.00
Each year, Cynthia designs a new block of the month for the shop. We've done many types of quilts over the years, but never a Christmas quilt. It's long overdue! We'll have 12 quick-lecture classes to make 16 blocks, and then get the fabrics to go home and sew. Please download the newsletter for more info.

Cost: $ 80.00
It would be lovely to describe this runner, but unfortunately, that would take all of the mystery out of it. We've designed it with Christmas fabrics in mind, but other colors will certainly work. $25 if you use your own fabric, no charge if you buy the fabric from us. If you sign up online, we'll give you the credit when you buy the fabric. Supplies: Please stop by for the supply list after Oct. 1. Wednesdays, Oct. 16, Oct. 30, Nov. 13 & Nov. 27, all from 5:30-6:00 p.m. To sign up, click here or call 814-238-4151 between 10-5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 25.00
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. Once a month we'll meet in a small group and receive small challenges from Cynthia. The work is all done outside of class. We'll share the results, learn how they were achieved, and enjoy the process. It is so much fun! $40 Supplies: The first assignment is to bring in to class "what I did on my summer vacation." Mondays, Sept. 30, Nov. 18, and Jan. 6. To sign up, click here, or call 814-238-4151 between 10-5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 40.00
Need a quick gift for someone? Join Cindy Alley to create this clever little wallet that finishes in an evening and will hold all your cards and currency. It even has a zipper pocket for change. It makes a great present. Or make one for yourself as a treat! $28 Supplies: BSS, pattern, and 1/8 yard focus (outside) fabric; a fat quarter for lining fabric; 40" x 2.25" binding, coordinating thread, basic sewing kit, sewing machine, 7" zipper, 3" hook and loop tape, 10x5" fusible interfacing. If you do not have these last 2, do not go out and purchase them--the instructor will have them available for class. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 6-9 p.m.To register, click here or call 814-238-4151 between 10-5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 28.00
These potholders will add Christmas cheer to your kitchen! As a bonus, you'll learn how to paper piece with low stress! Sign up today! $28 Supplies: BSS, Potholder pattern, scraps of fabric in the colors desired for the potholder you'd like to make. You'll need a zipper or open-toed foot for your sewing machine. Monday, Dec. 2, 6-9 p.m. OR Thursday, Dec. 5, 9-noon. To sign up, call 814-238-4151 between 10-5:30, Monday through Saturday, or click here!

Cost: $ 28.00
This classic quilt has traditionally been rather difficult to make. Although it looks like not much more than strip piecing, it's always been easy for the pieces to get a little wonky. But no more! The Creative Grids pineapple ruler takes care of everything. You?ll have smooth blocks that fit together beautifully. Patricia will give you all kinds of ideas for color and placement. $28 Supplies: BSS, Creative Grids pineapple ruler, lots of light and dark fabric scraps, or coordinated light and dark fat quarters. The amount you need will depend on the size of quilt you want to make. Sunday, Nov. 17, 1-4 p.m. To sign up, call 814-238-4151, from 10-5:30 Monday through Saturday, or click here!

Cost: $ 28.00
Let's get started quilting. You'll make one placemat in class, and you'll learn all kinds of cool things, such as matching corners, cutting safely, picking fabrics, quilting, binding, and of course, the famous quarter-inch seam (whatever THAT is!). $42 Supplies: You'll need a machine in good working order (you may borrow ours, but you should have one available at home for homework). You'll also need the pattern and all the fixin's! Stop by at least a few days before the class begins so we can help you pick out your fabric and notions. We suggest our Creative Grids rulers, which are easy to use with a non-slip grip and visible markings, and our Olfa rotary cutters, which are sturdy and easy to use (and safe!). Thursdays, Oct. 10 & 24, 6-9 p.m.Click to sign up here or call (814) 238-4151, or stop by between 10-5:30 Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 42.00
These placemats look extra fancy with their scalloped edges. How do you get scallops at the edge of a placemat? The secret is in the placemat batting. Cindy will show you how it works! $28 Supplies: BSS, placemat pattern and batting, fabric as directed on the pattern. You'll need a zipper or open-toed foot for your sewing machine, and sharp scissors that cut all the way to their point. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 6-9 p.m. To sign up, click here, or call 814-238-4151 between 10-5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 28.00
These stars are super pretty and make festive ornaments. You can even string them on a ribbon and hang them on a wall. They're made with a no-sew technique. $28 Supplies: Fat quarters in holiday colors (or colors of your choice), or fabric at least 11" wide. We'll have sequins and glue for purchase as well, should you want a little more bling. Thursday, Nov. 14, 6-9 p.m. To register, call 814-238-4151, or sign up here!

Cost: $ 28.00
If you'd like to learn to cross stitch, it's nice to start small, and Christmas ornaments are a terrific place! (Note that you're welcome to do any other item as well.) $28 Supplies: We have kits and various patterns. (You're welcome to make anything you'd like.) Scissors, cross-stitch needle, optional Q-snap frame, optional MagEyes for seeing the fabric better. Saturday, Dec. 7, 9-noon. To sign up, click here, or call 814-238-4151 between 10-5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 28.00
Hardanger is a beautiful, old-timey craft that has the look of satin-stitch hand embroidery. Ruth will show you how to get started with a simple bookmark. $38 Supplies: We have kits for you to buy. In addition, you'll need a size 26 cross-stitch needle and very sharp embroidery scissors. Optional MagEyes for seeing the fabric better. Tuesdays, Sept. 10 & 17, 9-noon. To sign up, click here, or call 814-238-4151, between 10-5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 38.00
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 or owl. From there, you can do anything! Make a cute little panda or owl in this introduction to poking felt with a barbed needle and creating actual shapes! You think you'e not an "artist"? Then you're the perfect person to take this class. You'll have such fun with the enthusiastic Cindy Alley! $28 Supplies: Needlefelting kit. Cindy will supply foam for that night, but if you want to continue on, we suggest that you buy a piece. Monday, Oct. 28, 6-9 p.m.Click to sign up here, or call the shop at 814-238-4151 between 10-5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 28.00
We love Summerhouse Stitche Workes (and it's especially fun that the designer, Beth, grew up in Centre County). This project is a modern cross stitch and embroidery kit that's irresistible! $28 Supplies: We'll have kits here for you to buy. You'll just need scissors. Saturday, Nov. 2, 9-noon. To sign up, click here, or call 814-238-4151 between 10-5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 28.00
If you've never tatted before, this project should give you good motivation to learn! You'll learn to tat, and then you'll use the tatting to decorate the top of a Christmas ornament. It's a quick project and you should be able to have several ornaments done for your tree for this year--or to give as gifts! $38 Supplies: Size 10 tatting thread, small tatting needles, size 6 seed beads (color of your choice), satin ball ornament. Saturdays, Dec. 14 & 21, 9-11 a.m.To register, click here, or call 814-238-4151, or stop by between 10-5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 38.00
Tatting is a way to make small, delicate lace using a shuttle. Join Ruth and learn this classic craft by making a small piece of lace. (You can turn it into earrings or hang it on a small tree.) $32 Supplies: Learn Needle Tatting by Barbara Foster and Learn to Tat by Janette Baker, basic tatting needle set (see if you need them during the class), white or off-white size 10 thread, shuttle with a hook on the end. Saturdays, June 15 & 22, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Saturdays, Nov. 9 & 16, 9-11:00 a.m. To sign up, click here, or call 814-238-4151, or stop by between 10-5:30, Monday through Saturday.

Cost: $ 38.00
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 at the shop.

Cost: $ 16.00