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OUR EVENTS

Classes and Shows

 
Local Yarn Store Day
April 27 is Local Yarn Store Day!  Stop by and we will have some special sales and a little surprise for you!

 

Our 3rd Saturday Fiber Day is April 20 11- 4 on a drop in basis. You can come spin, weave, knit, crochet, needle felt--whatever fiber art you prefer. Bring a snack to share, if you like. Upcoming dates are:  May 18, June 15

We now have Saturday Spinning Days the 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 11- 4.  Bring a snack to share if you like!  

 

Your Input
We value your input.  If you have any suggestions for classes you would like to see, let us know.  We want to know what you would like to learn!

2ND FRIDAY NIGHT KNITTING: 
Upcoming dates are:
May 10, June14 from 5-8.


CLASSES:
Beginning Spinning  
                                   
Instuctor:  Karen Champion
Date: Thursday, May 16 and May 30
Time: 1 - 4
Cost $80.00 Material Fee $20.00
Wheel Rental Available @ $25/ week

 

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

 

 

 

 

Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving 

Instructor: Terri Veragen
Date and Time:
May 23 1-5
May 30 1-3
Cost: $110
Loom Rental: $15 for the week.  Rental applies to purchase if the loom is purchased within 2 months of the class.
Min 2, Max 4
Location: 3424 S Broadway,
Englewood, CO  80113 (inside Anderson's Vacuum)
Prepayment is required.  Please call 303-514-8780 to register.


Two days, 4 hours first day, 2 hours second day
Rigid heddle looms are a simple, portable and inexpensive introduction to weaving, yet are extremely versatile in their patterning possibilities.
 
On the first day you will learn how a rigid heddle loom works, what you can do with it, how to warp your loom with even tension and weave with good selvedges, change colors and work with different yarns, fix a broken warp and get started weaving a sampler, exploring several techniques as time permits.
 
In part two, you may continue your sampler or start a new project. We will discuss how to calculate how much yarn you need, different finishes for the end of your weaving, and how to remove your weaving and finish your cloth.
 
Stop by the shop before class to choose appropriate yarns. We will have looms available (Schacht Crickets, Ashford Sample-It, etc) or you may bring your own rigid loom with all parts, and stand if you have one.
 

 

Worsted, Woolen and Everything In-Between
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Instructor:  Terri Veragen
Date: May 7
Time: 1 - 4
Cost: $60.00
Materials fee:  $10.00 to instructor (Please have a cash or a check for her)
Class:  Minimum of 2
Location: 3424 S Broadway, Englewood, CO  80113 (inside Anderson's Vacuum
Prepayment is required.  Please call 303-514-8780 to register.


Woolen and worsted are words that are often a mystery to spinners. Have you seen those sleek, shiny yarns and puffy elastic yarns and wondered how to spin them? Learning different drafting techniques will expand your spinning repertoire and allow you to make an infinite variety of yarns. We will take a look at wool combs and hand cards and discuss the best preparation for the type of yarn you want. Then we will spin a variety of preparations using different drafting techniques, including different short and long draws and spinning over the fold. You will leave with a better understanding of how to spin exactly the yarn you need for any project.
Please bring your spinning wheel with three bobbins, a lazy kate, and any spinning supplies you normally use. We will have fiber available, but encourage you to bring any fiber you have that you would like to learn to spin in different ways.

 

Upcoming Events:
 
Local Yarn Store Day April 27 10-4

Great Western Alpaca Show (GWAS)
May 3-5
National Western Complex

Shearing Days May 26 & 27

 

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 April 18, 2019