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Class Descriptions

Come join us for a class (or two!) at Nature's Yarns. Please contact the store if you need additional information.

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Beginning Knitting
Cost: $115 (4 Sessions)
Level: Beginner
Maximum number of students: 6
Description:This is a basic learn-how-to-knit class. Beginners learn the basics of casting on, knitting, purling, increases, decreases, gauge, yarn and needle selection, and pattern reading at the basic level. Students select and begin a basic garment.
Materials: Practice yarn and needles provided. Buy your own materials for your first project.
Dates/Times:10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, August 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2017 (Saturdays)

Beginning Crochet
Cost: $115 (4 sessions)
Level: Beginner
Max Number of Students: 6
Description: Basic learn-how-to-crochet class. Beginners will learn the basics of starting a project, basic stitches and color changes while creating a scarf. The class will also cover other techniques such as increasing, decreasing, and pattern reading.
Materials: Practice yarn and hook provided.
Dates/Times: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM, August 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2017 (Fridays)
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM, September 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2017 (Thursdays)

Advanced Crochet Techniques
Cost: $90 (3 sessions)
Level: Advanced Beginner; Must have knowledge of basic crochet sts and reading patterns
Max Number of Students: 6
Description: Ready to take your crochet skills to the next level? This is the class for you! Learn advanced techniques that make your work look more professional. Flat circles, chainless foundation, magic circle, and edgings are a few of the topics covered.
Materials: Worsted weight yarn in several colors, crochet hook H or I, scissors and tapestry needle.
Dates/Times: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, August 11, 18 and 25, 2017 (Fridays)

Oops! Correcting Knitting Errors
Cost: $30 (1 session)
Level: Advanced Beginner
Max Number of Students: 6
Description: Dropped a stitch? Purled when you should have knitted? This fundamental class is a must! Learn to pick up dropped stitches,“tink” (unknit, stitch by stitch), untwist your stitches without a lot of effort, prevent too many/too few stitches, and how to correct and prevent many other common knitting mistakes.
Materials: Light colored worsted or bulky weight yarn and appropriately sized knitting needles, size E, F, or G crochet hook, note-taking supplies.
Homework: Prepare a swatch measuring at least 4” x 4” using st st and light-colored worsted or bulky weight yarn. Leave swatch on needles.
Dates/Times: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, August 16, 2017, Wednesday

Intro to Wheel Spinning
Cost: $90 (3 sessions)
Level: Beginner
Max Number of Students: 4
Description: Spinning your own yarn isn’t difficult. Once you learn the basics of how to use a spinning wheel, it’s a just a matter of practice. Soon you’ll find spinning wool to be very relaxing and a lot of fun!
Materials: Materials provided - please don't bring your own fiber to class.
Dates/Times: 3:00 - 5:00 PM, July 29, August 5 and 12, 2017, Saturdays

Beginning Spindle
Cost: $30 (2 sessions)
Level: Beginner
Max Number of Students: 5
Description: This class focuses on the fundamentals of spinning with a hand spindle (drop spindle). We'll discuss the various types of spindles and their history. Learn to make a simple ply yarn on a top-whorl spindle. We'll also address how to finish and measure your yarn.
Materials: Drop spindle (available through the store), Other materials will be provided. Please do not bring your own fiber to the class.
Dates/Times: 1:00 - 2:00 PM, August 5 and 12, 2017, Saturdays

Beginning Socks
Cost: $90 (3 sessions)
Level: Advanced Beginner
Max Number of Students: 6
Description: We'll learn the basics of socks by making a pair of adult sized socks. We'll cover turning the heel, basic finishing techniques, and various patterns. This is the perfect class for those that want the basics (and more) of knitting socks.
Materials: 1 or 2 colors of fingering weight yarn and needles of the appropriate size. Bring two circulars and/or 4-5 double pointed needles.
Dates/Times: New Dates Coming Soon!

Beginning Tunisian Crochet
Cost: $30 (1 session)
Level: Beginner
Max Number of Students: 6
Description: Explore this trendy and fascinating technique which some consider to be a hybrid of both knitting and crochet! In this class you will learn basic Tunisian crochet stitches such as Tunisian simple stitch and how to create a nice bind-off finish.
Materials: Worsted weight yarn and size L or larger Tunisian Crochet hook. Size K is fine if using sport weight yarn
Dates/Times: 7:00 - 9:00 PM, August 1, 2017, Tuesday
1:00 - 3:00 PM, August 6, 2017, Sunday

Broomstick Lace
Cost: $30 (1 session)
Level: Advanced Beginner
Max Number of Students: 6
Description: Curious about Broomstick Lace? Want to make a cool accessory quickly? Sometimes known as Jiffy Lace or Peacock Stitch, Broomstick Lace is fast and easy to learn. Get ready for the summer with Broomstick Lace!
Materials: Sport, worsted or lace weight yarn with an appropriate sized crochet hook and large knitting needle (size 13, 15,17 for lace or sport weight and size 19, 35 or 50 for worsted weight yarn)
Dates/Times: 7:00 - 9:00 PM, August 8, 2017, Tuesday
1:00 - 3:00 PM, August 13, 2017, Sunday

Surprise Jacket Workshop

Cost: $30 (1 session/split)
Level: Advanced Beginner
Max Number of Students: 8
Description: Ready to take on Elizabeth Zimmerman’s famous surprise jacket? Make this jacket in any size – add a hood, stripes or even pockets for a unique garment for anyone! You’ll create a miniature surprise jacket in this workshop to learn the basic pattern and how to mark your increases and decreases for the basic shaping. We’ll also explore how to size the jacket for larger sizes as well as other tips and tricks for making this wonderful jacket!
Notes: This workshop will be broken into two segments with a short break for snacks and/or lunch. A pattern will be provided for a miniature surprise jacket to be completed during the workshop. The original pattern is available for sale at the store and is not included in the cost of the workshop.
Materials: Approximately 200 yds of light colored worsted weight yarn, appropriately sized needles, a size F or G crochet hook, stitch markers (locking markers are preferred), note taking supplies
Dates/Times: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, July 30, 2017, Sunday