Current Classes

The Silk Experience with Robin Russo

Day 1 Saturday, April 27


In the morning, we will learn all about silk, it’s properties,  history, science and geography. We will examine silk fabrics and threads with magnification devices;   reel (unravel) cocoons;   and stretch cocoons over frames to make silk hankies (mawata).   On Day 1 in the afternoon, we will spin samples of a variety of silks in many forms of preparation.  We will also blend silk with other fibers to see how different fibers can complement each other.  A spinning wheel or drop spindle is necessary for the afternoon portion of this class.  Handcarders would also be helpful, but not necessary.

There is a $22 fiber fee for day one which includes an extensive notebook and all fibers used for the day.

Day 2, Sunday, April 28

In the morning we will make 6+ pieces of silk paper. Also called silk fusion or silk felt, the final product can be used in many different ways. In the afternoon, while the paper is drying, we will create a piece of felt using silk brick or mawatas as the surface embellishment.  You will have lots of choices of color and surface design elements for the Day 2 projects.  I will also show you how I use my silk felt and silk paper in a variety of projects.  Participants might want to bring an apron or wear old clothes.

There is a $28 fiber fee for day two which includes all fibers, mediums and embellishments used for the day.

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Learn to Knit


This one hour introductory class will get you started. Learn to cast-on, the knit stitch, and cast off. If time allows we’ll teach you the purl stitch. You will go away with all the skills you need to knit your first scarf.

We will provide the hook and yarn or you can bring your own.

We will contact you to arrange a mutually convenient date and time.

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Learn to Crochet

This one hour introductory class will get you started. Learn a chain cast on, and some basic single and double crochet stitches. You will go away with all you need to crochet your first scarf

We will provide the hook and yarn or you can bring your own.

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Private Lessons

Private and semi-private lessons: $15/hour. You tell us what you’d like to learn and we’ll connect you with an instructor. You and the instructor will work out a time for your lesson.

Just a few suggestions...


  • Magic Loop

  • Mobius

  • Cables

  • Socks

  • Fair Isle

  • Intarsia

  • Knit to Fit

  • Entrelac

  • Beautiful Buttonholes

  • Steeks

  • Fixing Your Knitting Mistakes

  • Knitting in the Round

  • Knitting from the Top Down


  • Basic Techniques

  • Flowers

  • Doilies

  • Filet


  • Drop Spindle

  • Wheel

  • Spinning Colored Rovings

  • Art Yarns

Drum Carding

  • Color Blending

  • Art Batts


  • Wet Felting

  • Needle Felted Critters

  • Knitted Felted Clogs & Bags


  • Paste Paper

  • Book Making

Circular Sock Machine

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Class Cancellation Policy

  • Three or more weeks prior to class Full Refund

  • Less than three weeks regardless of the reason 50% Refund

  • If you fail to attend without notification, no refund will be given.

  • If we cancel a class, you will be notified immediately and will receive a full refund