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OUR EVENTS

Classes and Shows

August is here and you know what that means!  Yarn Along the
Rockies! Yes, the 18th-26 all kinds of fibery goodness awaits you along the trail!
We will open at 8 am on the 18th and there will be some breakfast goodies while they last!  Then Michele Diprima of Hummingbird Moon will be here with a pop up shop from 10-4.

Our hours for the crawl are:
Monday, August 18  8-6
Sundays August 19, 26   10-5
Monday-Saturday, August 20-25  10-6


Our 3rd Saturday Fiber Day is pre-empted bythe crawl in August.  It will resume in September on the 15 from 11- 4 on a drop in basis. You can come spin, weave, knit, crochet, needle felt--whatever fiber art you prefer.  So this falls on July 21.
CLASSES:

Wheel Refresher Class
Are you uncomfortable when you spin, or achey after you've spun? Do you seem to argue with your wheel about what it is doing, vs what you want it to do? Do you find that you want to spin, but rarely actually do because you're afraid to start, or because your product or your method are unsatisfying? Your time at the wheel should be relaxing and uplifting, if it is not, then this is the class for you! We will troubleshoot issues together and learn new techniques to reclaim your spinning joy.
Think about what techniques, issues or questions you would like to tackle in class. Also bring your spinning wheel, lazy kate, all whorls, and the usual supplies such as orifice hook, oil, spare drive band, etc. 
Instructor:  Anita Deen
Date:  August 31, Friday
Time:  1-4
Cost: $60
Materials fee to teacher $10 
Place:  3424 S Broadway, Englewood, CO 
(inside Anderson's Vacuum)
Please call 303-514-8780 to reserve your spot. Prepayment is required. 

Beginning Spinning                                     
Instructor:  Karen Champion
Date:   Thursday August 15 and August 29
Time: 1 - 4
Cost: $80.00 Material Fee $20.00
Wheel Rental Available @ $25/ week
Location: 3424 S Broadway, Englewood, CO 80113
This is a 2 session class.  In the first session you will learn a bit about the wheel, different fibers and how to spin a single.  Then you will have homework over the 2 weeks in between sessions.  In the second session you will learn several ways to ply your yarn and set the twist.
Space is limited.  Prepayment is required. To register, call
Wheel rental applies to purchase of wheels purchased up to 2 months after class.

If these dates do not work for you, please call and we will work with you on dates. If you have your own wheel, you may bring it.

The Joy of Handspindling 
 
Experience the Joy of Handspindling! Spinning is relaxing and fun, and this ancient and portable tool helps you spin a lot of beautiful yarn, wherever you may be. Learn all the basics of handspinning in this beginning class: how to draft and spin, how to make strong joins, make a ball to wind off, and speed spindling techniques. Learn to recognize fiber preparations and well-prepared fiber and how that affects your spinning; and why there are different spindle types and their characteristics, and more!  If you choose, you can bring any spindles  you may have, fiber if there is something particular you'd like to use, or use our provided fibers.
Instructor:  Anita Deen
Date:  Sept 1, Saturday
Time: 10-1
Cost:  $60
Materials fee to teacher $10. 
Place:  3424 S Broadway, Englewood, CO 
(inside Anderson's Vacuum)
Please call 303-514-8780 to reserve your spot. Prepayment is required.

Spinning Big Yarn
 
We spinners often have a 'comfort zone' in which our fiber choices and spinning styles are almost a default. If you usually spin fine yarn, would you like to try big yarn? This class will help you learn to spin thick yarn, chunky yarn, bulky yarn, definitely not thin yarn! Learn to make your wheel work for you by getting to know your wheel and its many functions, use the whorls and ratios; and achieve desired results using different drafting techniques. Bring your spinning wheel, lazy kate, all whorls, and the usual supplies such as orifice hook, oil, spare drive band, etc. 
Instructor:  Anita Dean
Date:  Sept 10, Monday
Time: 1-4
Cost:  $60
Materials fee to teacher $10. 
Place:  3424 S Broadway, Englewood, CO 
(inside Anderson's Vacuum)
Please call 303-514-8780 to reserve your spot. Prepayment is required.
 
 

 

 

 

Beginning Knitting

In this class you will learn to cast on, knit and purl.  We will begin a simple scarf.  If you do not finish it in class, it is something you will be able to finish at home.  Cost of class includes knitting needles and  a skein of yarn.
 
Instructor:  Karen Champion
Date:  September 20, Thursday
Time:  2-5
Cost: $45
Place:  3424 S Broadway, Englewood, CO 
(inside Anderson's Vacuum)
Please call 303-514-8780 to reserve your spot. Prepayment is required.  

SAVE THE DATE--SEPTEMBER 23, SUNDAY.
WE WILL BE HAVING A COLOR THEORY AND FIBER BLENDING CLASS!
MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW!

 

3RD SATURDAY FIBER DAYS from 11-4 on a drop in basis.  You can come spin, weave, knit, crochet, needle felt--whatever fiber art you prefer. Next one is September 15.

 

 

FRIDAY NIGHT KNITTING:

2nd Friday of the month from 5 - 8

August 10, September 14

  
Building with Lace Class


Learn to knit lace for only $10.00 an hour. Each class is 2 hours long. During this year long class, you will learn ten different lace patterns and gain the confidence to tackle any lace pattern you encounter.  In addition we will cover: provisional cast on, cables, knitting with beads, bind off edging, chart reading, and so much more.
 

Class 7: (Aug 8) circular designs 
Class 8: (Sept 12) nupps 
Class 9: (Oct 10) knitted lace
Class 10: (Nov 14) bind off edging, beads, blocking

The Building with Lace class follows the book by the same title.  By the end of the class you will have a sampler to enjoy or a handmade holiday gift.



Stop by and see our oversized sample.

Prerequisite: knitting basics (knit, purl)

Meets the second Wednesday of the month from February to November, 4-6pm
Cost: $200 for all 10 Paid in advance--includes Building with Lace book by Michelle Hunter of Knit Purl Hunter ($20.00 value)
May also register for single classes for $25 each 2 hour session

Ask about available kits.
Call 303-514-8780 to reserve your spot if you want to do all 10!

 

 
 

 


KNITTER'S GUILD OF DENVER


The Knitter's Guild of Denver meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at the Englewood Library.  Great group--lots of knitting!


 

Updated August 06, 2018