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Classes and Shows

OUR SHEARING DATES GOT CHANGED!!!
WE ARE SHEARING JUNE 3 AND 4TH,
NOT MAY 26 AND 27!!!

 

Our 3rd Saturday Fiber Day is June 15 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:  July 20, August10 (this is a change because of the Yarn Crawl)

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!

We have something to jump start your summer knitting!  We have a pre-crawl pattern for Yarn Along the Rockies!  Come by one of the participating shops and get your yarn and the pattern is free!  Knit it now and wear and compare during the crawl! The pattern takes about 400 yd of a fingering weight yarn and 400 yds of mohair.  The sky is the limit with the color combos you can make!
   This is my shawl in progress.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2ND FRIDAY NIGHT KNITTING: 
Upcoming dates are:
July 12, August 9, September 14 from 5-8.


CLASSES:
Beginning Spinning  
                                   
Instuctor:  Karen Champion
Date: Tuesday, June 11 and 25

           Thursday July 11 and 25

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:
June 21 1-5
June 28 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.
 

 

Weaving Outside the Box- A Wall Piece

Instructor: Karey Grant
Date:  June 13
Time:  10 - 3
Cost: $100.00
Kit fee: $15- payable to instructor
Minimum:  2 Max 4 
Looms will be provided.  If you need to take it home, rental will be $15/week.
Location: 3424 S Broadway, Englewood, CO  80113 (inside Anderson's Vacuum)
Prepayment is required.  Please call 303-514-8780 to register.

You don't need a tapestry loom to make a stunning wall piece! This weaving will be fun, experimental, and low stress.
We will be using rigid heddle looms for this project to think outside of the rectangle... 
The wall piece will have fringe on 3 sides, and we will experiment with some traditional materials including locks, feathers and roving.
 
You will learn how a rigid heddle loom works, how to warp your loom, and some non-traditional ways to create a textural, free-form work of art.

Stop by the shop before class to choose appropriate yarns, and bring your own- this is a great way to use up odds and ends! The focus will be on textural design, so we will be working with neutral/natural colors. One accent colored yarn is fine. Bring lots of varying sizes and textures, although some will be provided as well. 

Looms are available (Schacht Crickets, Ashford Sample-It, etc) or you may bring your own rigid loom with all parts, and stand if you have one.

  

 

 
 
 

 

BEGINNING KNITTING

This class is for the beginner or anyone who wants to refresh their beginning skills.  We will learn to cast on, knit, purl and bind off.
Class fee includes a skein of yarn and knitting needles.
Date:  July 9
Time:  1-3
Cost:  $40.00
Location: 3424 S Broadway, Englewood, CO  80113 (inside Anderson's Vacuum)
Call 303-514-8780 to register.  Pre-payment is required.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiber Processing Class 101

In this class, we will talk about different types of fleece.  We will look at the characteristics--staple, fineness, etc.  We will work on skirting a fleece, talking about how to prepare it for processing.  We will work with alpaca and wool.  Washing fiber will be demonstrated.  In the interest of time, I will provide washed fleece samples that we will examine and prepare using hand cards, wool combs and drum carder.
Finally, we will look at the best uses for the fiber.  Should it be felted, spun?  Is it next to skin soft?  Only good for rugs or wall hangings?  
Fleece and roving will be provided.  Feel free to bring small amounts of a fleece you would like looked at.  Please be sure it is free of any bugs :)
Date:  July 13 (Saturday)
Time:  10-4
Instructor: Karen Champion
Cost: $100
Class Minimum: 2 
Location:  Blazing Star Ranch, 3424 S Broadway, Englewood, CO  80113 (inside Anderson's Vacuum)
Call 303-514-8780 to register.  Pre-payment is required.
Bring a lunch.  We will take a short lunch break.



 

 

 

  

Upcoming Events:
 

Shearing Days June 3 and 4

 

Farm Day June 29 from 10 - Come visit the alpacas at 2550 Windmill Circle, Elizabeth, CO 80113

Estes Park Wool Market June 8 & 9

Yarn Along the Rockies August 17-25

 

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 June 03, 2019