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OUR EVENTS

Classes and Shows

FRIDAY NIGHT KNITTING:

2nd Friday of the month from 5 - 8

 February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8

Friday night knitting will change to the 2nd Friday of each month in January!

 
DYE CLASS AT MJ YARNS
We have the opportunity to have one last dye class with Jonathan Berner of MJ Yarns.

Jonathan is moving to Seattle mid-February, so don't miss out on this!!!


Class Description: 
Spend three hours with MJ Yarns owner and designer Jonathan Berner dyeing your own fabulous yarn! You'll learn about color theory and the basics of dyeing protein fibers. Each participant will get to dye 2 skeins of MJ's Simple Sock, our most popular base and they're yours to keep after the class! Once all the dyeing is done, you'll have the rare opportunity to shop MJ's Trunk Show Stash- literally hundreds of skeins of gorgeous color in all of our luscious bases! So bring your checkbooks, credit cards, and I'm pretty sure he takes cash!
 
Date:  February 7 (Wednesday)
Time: 11 - 2
Cost:  $65.00 
Class Size: Minimum 6, Maximum 14

Location: MJ Yarns Studio, 110 S Roosevelt Ave, Lafayette, Co 80026

These classes typically sell out--so reserve your spot today.  Your prepayment reserves your spot!  Call Karen at 303-514-8780!

 

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 1: (Feb 14) provisional cast on, lace basics, chart reading
Class 2: (March 14) Japanese stitches, bobbles, passing stitches
Class 3: (April 11) double yarn over, wraps
Class 4: (May 9) cables and lace
Class 5: (June 13) beads
Class 6: (July 11) smocking stitch
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!
 

  


Beginning Spinning                                     


Instructor:  Karen Champion


Date:  Feb 6, Feb 20 (Tuesday)

          Feb 10, Feb 24 (Saturday)

          March 13, March 27

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 303-514-8780

If the dates do not work for you, please call and we can schedule a time.

 

Weave a Set of Placemats While Learning to Use a Pickup Stick

 

Extend your knowledge of basic rigid heddle weaving by learning to use a pickup stick to create various patterns and lacey effects with warp and weft floats and supplemental wefts. Then you will design your own set of cotton placemats or a table runner, which you will begin in class and take home to finish. Come to class with your loom already warped, and ready to have fun learning these new weaving techniques! Please come by the shop for exact yarns and warping instructions. You will need a shuttle, one or two pickup sticks, and a 10-dent heddle ( Heddle size may change. We will let you know.) If you need to order a heddle, let me know ASAP, so we can get that done. I can get Schacht, Ashford and Kromski.) We have shuttles and pick up sticks in stock.

Date:  March 3 (Saturday)

Time:  1-4

Cost:   $60 (plus materials)

Class Minimum:  2

Requirement for class:  Must be able to warp your loom at home.  We also have rigid heddle looms you can rent if you can warp your loom, but don't have one.

Place: Blazing Star Ranch, 3424 S Broadway, Englewood, CO 80113

Pre Payment is Required.  Please Call 303-514-8780 to reserve your spot.

 

 
BEGINNING WEAVING ON A LITTLE LOOM
Instructor: Terri Veragen
Class Description:  
Have you always wanted to try your hand at weaving? Rigid heddle looms are a simple and inexpensive introduction to weaving.This 2 part class is a great intro! In part one of this class you will learn how a rigid heddle loom works, what you can do with it, how to calculate how much yarn you need, and how to warp your loom with even tension and get started weaving. In part two, you will learn how to weave with good selvedges and an even beat, change colors and work with different yarns, fix a broken warp, different finishes for the end of your weaving, and how to remove your weaving and finish your cloth. We will discuss the various weave structures that are possible on these looms.
 
We will have looms available (Schacht Crickets, Ashford Sample-It, etc). You may bring your own small loom if you have one. 

Date and Time:  TBD
Cost: $110.00 for both parts. Materials Fee $15.00
          You may take the classes as single classes. The cost for each class as a single 
           is $60.00. If you have a loom, please bring all the parts, shuttles, clamps,                  etc.  If you do not have a loom, we will provide one and you may rent one to  take home for practice in between parts 1 and 2 for $15.00 for the interval in between classes. The rental will apply to the purchase of a loom if you decide to purchase one within a month of your last class.
Place:  Blazing Star Ranch (inside Anderson's Vacuum)           
Please call Karen at 303-514-8780 to prepay and reserve your spot.
Minimum of 2. Limited to 5.

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 February 09, 2018