Current Classes


Save the Date: April 27 & 28, 2019

Playing with Silk

Instructor: Robin Russo

Details for this two day class will be posted in January, 2019.  You will be able to register for both days or just one of the days.


Fair Isle Knitting 101

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Fair Isle is a method of stranded knitting.  The name comes from the tiny island of Fair Isle in the Shetland Islands, halfway between Scotland and Norway.  The class will cover the basic techniques for knitting in the round while holding two colors of yarn.  You’ll learn three ways of holding the two colors of yarn, what yarn dominance is and how to keep the correct tension so you work doesn’t pucker. We will practice these techniques on a headband pattern.

Materials needed:  16” #5 and #7 circular needle.  Worsted weight yarn in two contrasting colors (one light, one dark)

Instructor: Suellen Slater

Date:  Saturday, January 19th; 1-4pm (snow day January 20)

Fee:  $30 FAVT members; $45 non-members


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Toe Up Socks

Instructor: Mara Novak

Date: Saturday, February 9th 1-4pm (snow day Feb 10th)

Looking for a portable project? You can have too many hats, and you can definitely have too many scarves, but you can never have too many socks! Once you learn sock construction fundamentals, you will be able to create anything from thick snuggly house socks to lacy foot confections, and everything in between.

Why begin at the toe?

  •       When you’re done, you’re done. Seamless toes.

  •       Try your socks on as you go. A perfect fit every time.

  •       Easy heel turns. No picked-up stitches. No holes around the gusset.

  •       Anxiety-free. No running out of yarn three rows before you’re done.

You will learn:

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  •       Judy’s Magic cast-on.

  •       Two toe constructions.

  •       Two heel constructions.

  •       Magic Loop.

  •       How to knit two socks at the same time.

  •       How to knit socks in any size with any yarn without a pattern.

  •       How to customize a generic sock with your own color-work and stitches.

  •       Plain and fancy bind-offs that will stretch.

Fee: $30 FAVT Members, $45 Non-Members

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Drop Spindle Spinning

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Instructor: Nancy Kelly

Saturday, February 16th 1-4pm (snow day Feb 17th)

Whether we use a rock, stick, spindle or wheel to spin our yarn we must first become a master/mistress of twist if we want to make yarn! Therefore, the initial focus of this class is learning about twist, how it works in fiber, and how we can control it. Once you understand twist we will practice building up twist, drafting the fiber, then letting the twist enter the drafted fiber using the park and draft technique of drop spindling. When you are comfortable doing this one step at a time we will try flowing from one step to the next with the drop spindle spinning away. With practice you can confidently spin the yarn of your dreams!

This class has a $20 materials fee for spindle and fiber to be paid to the instructor on the day of the class.

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Learn to Knit

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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...

Knitting

  • 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

Crochet

  • Basic Techniques

  • Flowers

  • Doilies

  • Filet

Spinning

  • Drop Spindle

  • Wheel

  • Spinning Colored Rovings

  • Art Yarns

Drum Carding

  • Color Blending

  • Art Batts

Felting

  • Wet Felting

  • Needle Felted Critters

  • Knitted Felted Clogs & Bags

Paper

  • 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