Heidi and Katie are teaching a series of dishcloth classes, each focusing on a different skill. During the weeks we are teaching, Heidi will teach a class 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays, and Katie will teach 5-6 p.m. Thursdays. Participants do not need to take both classes; we are hoping to reach all who are interested by offering two different days and times. With exception to the first class, all of the classes are free. The recommended yarn for all of the classes is Cotton Supreme (solids, we don’t recommend black while learning) and either a size 7 or 8 needle.
the knit stitch, and how to bind off.
Fee – $30 – includes 1 skein of Casablanca yarn
Skill level: You should know how to cast on, knit and purl.
1 skein Casablanca (please do not substitute a different yarn)
size 8 double pointed needles
2 knitting needle tip protectors
#13 or #16 yarn needle (for weaving in ends)
pattern will be provided
In this class you will learn
1.how to deal with “tricky” yarn
2.tricks to keep track of where you are in a pattern
3.how to make very tidy edges
4.Elizabeth Zimmermann’s sewn bind off (not very bulky)
5.why finishing is the most important part of knitting
6.ergonomics of knitting
Direct questions to Stephanie Hagelberg at 662-7335.
Tie Dyeing and Yarn Dyeing
June 29, 10 a.m.-noon
Fee – $20 – includes dyes and detergents.
In this class you will learn how to spell “Tie Dye.” This class if for EVERYONE! Kids and their parents are welcome. The dyes used are NON-TOXIC fiber reactive dyes. This means we will be
doing CHEMISTRY! There is a covalent bond between the dye molecule and the cellulose in the fiber. I may try to get you excited about chemistry.
Supplies: Please wear “craft” clothes in case you get dye on them. This is not too likely. I have tie dyed with hundreds of very young children with rare splashes. Please bring a pair of kitchen gloves that fit you. Metzger’s or Smith’s sell a couple types of gloves. The thin nitrile ones will work also. You will have time to dye two items so you may do 1 of each shirt and yarn or 2 yarns or 2 shirts. Please bring 100 percent white cotton pre-washed t-shirts if you wish to dye t-shirts. I will have some t-shirts available the day of the class for direct purchase from me. (Cash or check) If you wish to dye yarn please bring white or very light colored 100 percent cotton, linen, silk or rayon yarn wound in a dye skein (This is a circle of yarn, like a coiled rope.) Polyester, acrylic and nylon will not work! They have no bonding sites for this dye. Suggested yarn Cotton Supreme, Good Earth, and Ultra Pima all available at the store.
Direct questions to Stephanie Hagelberg 662-7335.