Friday, January 22, 2010

Time to Get Your Class in Gear: Knit, Weave, Spin!

By applause, how many of you made a New Year's Resolution to take a HCW class to learn a new skill or improve an existing one? Well you have LOTS of opportunities coming right up to follow through on your promise, a promise way more fun to keep than some of those other resolutions (organize your office, stop eating Oreos, go to the gym at least four times a day). Check out the descriptions below and call the shop to reserve your spot: 512-707-7396.

Below find info on the following classes: Magic Loop Socks (1/24/10 AND 1/31/10-- two part class), Flower Basket Shawl (1/30/10), Spin Express -- Spinning Wheel (1/30/10), and Learn to Weave with Suzanne (1/30/10 AND 1/31/10 -- two part class).

Knitting Socks on One Needle
January 24/31
9:45 - 12:45

The Magic Loop style of knitting utilizes one circular needle to knit one entire sock in the round. In this 2 part class Deb will introduce you to the technique of using one needle to knit small circumferences and then guide you through the process of sock knitting from cuff to toe utilizing the MAGIC LOOP style.

After mastering the technique, you'll find several ways to use it such as cuffs, sleeves, mittens, hats, and even KNITTING TWO SOCKS AT A TIME!!

PREREQUISITES: Student must be proficient in basic knitting skills. This is a good prerequisite for the 2 Socks, 1 Needle class.
KERSTI by KOIGU - 2 skeins
US # 5 circular needle, 36" or longer
KNIT-COL by ADRIAFIL - 2 skeins
US #4 circular needle, 36" or longer
(keep your needle receipt in case you need to change sizes)
Stitch markers
Tape measure
Instructor: Deb Marvin
Fee: 60.00 (patterns included)

January 30

Would you like to create a bit of spring early this year? Then you will love knitting this graceful shawl designed by Evelyn Clark. Knit from the center back down, the lace flowers into a simple, scalloped edging. This shawl can be worked in a variety of sizes because the edging is worked at the end of any 10 row lace repeat.

Students will learn:
Chart reading
Managing unbalanced lace repeats
Organizing your knitting
Blocking a scalloped edge shawl

Fee: $50 plus pattern

Material List : This shawl can be worked in a variety of sizes because the edging is worked at the end of any ro row lace repeat. Please refer to the pattern for needle size and yardage. There will be a list of suggested yarns at the desk.
Students will need to bring a crochet hook, stitch markers and stitch gauge to class.

Prerequisites: This class is designed for the advanced beginner that has experience knitting lace.

IMPORTANT : please purchase and wind yarn into balls prior to start of class.

January 30
FEE: 25.00

Don't have time for the full meal deal?? Sign up for an express class!!!
Have questions about your spinning wheel, then this is the class for you.
PREREQUISITES: need to able to spin on a spindle a continuous yarn. It doesn't have to be great yarn.



January 30 10-4
January 31 9 -1
2 day class

Learn how to plan a basic weaving project and weave a project on a four-harness table-loom. This two-day class is offered on a Saturday and Sunday and will introduce the student to basic weaving concepts as well as allow them to experience the weaving process.

Fees: $70.00 + materials
Instructor: Suzanne Middlebrooks

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