Six Loose Ladies and our parent organization, Fiber Arts in Vermont, were created in large part to share and disseminate knowledge and skill. We generally host a guest instructor twice each year who is an expert in her field. At other times, we learn from each other. Among the Ladies is a vast store of knowledge in a wide range of areas including spinning, weaving, dying, carding & blending, felting, crochet, paper-making, rug hooking, quilting, as well as knitting, of course. If you are seeking new skills or hoping to advance in your craft, there is a Lady who can help you.


Fair Isle Knitting 101
from 30.00

Fair Isle is 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

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

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.

Design your Own Class

Just a few suggestions...


  • Magic Loop

  • Mobius

  • Cables

  • Socks

  • Fair Isle

  • Intarsi

  • 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

Traditional Rug Hooking



  • 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