Put your hands on a spindle and feel the fiber being turned into yarn. This class will begin with a discussion on fiber and a basic lesson on using a spindle. You will take the spindle and some fiber home to practice. In the 2nd lesson we will check in on our techniques and evaluate our yarn. This lesson will include instruction on plying on a spindle. You will have another week to practice and then you will try out a spinning wheel. Look at all the wonderful yarn we have spun!
Come join us for a fun, innovative & creative KAL - Promises in the Dark. This beautiful mosaic stitch triangle shawl lends itself to all kinds of colorwork, including handpainted & long-color gradients & self-striping yarns and easily adjusted for a larger or smaller size. KAL fees will benefit the kid's workshop classes at the Longmont Museum!
In this six-lesson, eight-week online class, you'll learn how to use the charted instructions in The Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters to knit yourself a set-in sleeve sweater with help from Ann Budd every step of the way. You'll choose between a pullover and cardigan, and between crewneck and V-neck shaping. You'll also choose the weight of yarn (from fingering to bulky) and the finished size (from 26" to 54" bust/chest circumference). Everyone will follow the same basic instructions, though it's quite possible that no two students will use the same size, gauge, or stitch pattern. The end result will be a sweater you designed that fits!
Machine Knit Garment Skills III: Bands & Finishing
Introduction to Shuttle Tatting (in person)