Continuous Classes We Offer


Knit

Beginning Knit

Upcoming Dates: September 16th and September 30th, October 7th and October 21st, November 4th and November 18th, December 2nd and 16th
Time: 10am-12pm
Have you always wanted to learn how to make beautiful things with yarn? Come see us for this two part, 2-hour class series and learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off.  
Supply List: For this class, we will provide you with needles and enough yarn to get you started.
Price: $50 per student for the 2 class session  *max 2 students*

Beginning Knit
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Blocking class

Upcoming Dates: December 2nd 1pm-3pm

Finished your project and the instructions say to block it? What’s that? In this class, we will talk about blocking, why you need to, and how to block a project. You will need to bring a 6 by 6-inch square to class, so you can get some hands on experience blocking.

Fee: $25 for a 2-hour group class or $35 for a one on one 2-hour class Materials: Please bring in a 6 by 6-inch square of stockinette stitch in a worsted weight yarn for blocking.

Blocking Class
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Hitofude

Dates: COMING SOON

From their pattern page on Ravelry: As implied by the name “Hitofude”, meaning a single brush stroke in Japanese, this open front cardigan with an allover lace pattern is worked in one “yarn stroke” -- a continuous strand without cutting the yarn.

The yarn stroke starts from the upper body and sleeves worked together in a rectangular piece, then moves to lower body, where the lace pattern increases evenly, creating a gentle drape.

June 17th: Class 1 will cover the crochet provisional cast-on, setup and chart reading.
July15th: Class 2 will cover picking up provisional stitches, three needle bind off and set up for the 2nd part of the cardigan.

August 5th: Class 3 will cover bind-off of neck stitches and set up for the third and final section of the cardigan. We will also discuss how to lengthen the cardigan to get the look and fit you want.

Pre-requisite: Must know how to knit and purl
Yarn: Fingering weight [(730 - 1530 yards (668 - 1399 m) for sizes XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL))]
Needle: US 4 - 3.5 mm

Hitofude
75.00

Herringbone Cowl

Dates: COMING SOON

You will learn to knit the herringbone stitch in the round seamlessly.

Pre-requisite: Must know how to knit and purl
Yarn: dk to aran weight (500 yards to 700 yards)

Needles: US 11-17 (depends on yarn weigh and guage) Other: Stitch marker to fit needle size

Socks: Toe-up, two-at-a-time, magic loop socks

Upcoming Dates:

Thursdays, September 7th and 21st 10-12pm

Mondays, September 11th and 25th 10-12pm

Thursdays, October 12th and 26th 10-12pm

Mondays, October 16th and 30th 4-6pm

We will knit both socks at once using the magic loop method, starting at the toes.

Class 1 You will learn a seamless cast on, toe increases, how to knit the foot and when to start the gusset.
Class 2 You will knit the heel turn, heel flap, back in the round for the leg and a stretchy bind off!

Pre-requisite: Must know how to knit and purl, or teacher permission Fee: $50 plus supplies
Yarn: 400 yards of a fingering weight sock yarn
Needle: 40” circular US size 0 or 1,

Notions: at least 4 small stitch markers and one removeable stitch marker.

 

Stash Buster Series

Class 1: Scrap Happy  

Upcoming Dates: Saturday, August 19th

Time: 1-3pm

Do you have scraps or little bits of skeins left over in a basket somewhere? What do you do with them? Bring them to this class and we will pick out colors to create your own unique hat. Yarn can be any weight because you will make a swatch with what you have to determine stitches per inch and using a chart given to you in class we will have our cast on counts. Bring as much yarn as you like and we can share and exchange to make quite a different hat. 

Required skills: Students need to know how to knit a hat. 

Class 2: Moebius Cowl

Learn how to make a moebius, while using up those left over bits in your stash. You can also bring stash yarn that doesn't know what to become.  Bring to share and everyone in attendance can pick from the big stash on the table.

Price: $25 per person, per class

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Fix-it workshop

Date: September 13th, 4-6pm

Tired of making mistakes and having to take your project all out? Come learn how to tink, pick up dropped stitches and how to use a life line. Glean tips from experienced tinkers!

Bring to class:

~Cast on 20 stitches with a worsted weight yarn on size US 8 or 9 and knit for 2 inches.  DO NOT BIND OFF. Leave on needles.

~waste yarn

~tapestry needle

 

Price: $25, 2-hour class

Fix It
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Magic Loop Series 

Date:

  • Class One: Magic Loop Hat Saturday September 16th 1pm-3pm
  • Class Two: Magic Loop Two at a time mittens and fingerless gloves- Saturday September 30th 1pm-3pm

Supplies:

  • US 4 & 6 40' Circular 

Price: $50

Join us for this magic loop series, class 1, you will learn the basic of magic loop by making a simple beanie or slouchy hat. Class 2, you will expand your magic loop knowledge by knitting both mittens or gloves at once.  *Must know how to knit and purl*

Magic Loop Series Class One
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Harvest Cardigan 

Date: September 27th and October 11th 4pm-6pm

Harvest Cardigan
50.00
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Sandy's Hat

Date: Saturday October 7th 1-3pm 

Sandy's Hat
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Crochet

Beginning Crochet

2nd and 4th Saturday of an even month,  August 12th & 26 10am-12pm  

Time: 10am-12noon

Crochet I - Spa Cloth
This is an introduction to crochet. Hooks & yarns & their differences, how to hold both, intro to abbreviations & symbols, tying a slip knot, chaining, and the single crochet. All the techniques you will need to know to make your own “Spa Cloth”...or for the ambitious beginner, keep-a-goin’ and make a scarf!
Crochet II - Basic Beanie
You’ve got skills! Now let’s learn to go “in the round”,  increasing stitches, counting & more counting, using a marker, add the half double crochet & double crochet, more pattern reading & symbols. Basically, all the techniques to know for making a hat!
Price: $50 - 2, 2-hour classes    

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Advanced Crochet

Upcoming Dates: September 9th (1 of 2), and September 23rd (2 of 2)

Time: 10am-12noon - 2 two hour classes - Experienced
Advanced Crochet I (beret & shawl set)
Continue techniques in crochet.  (magic ring!)
Review; changing colors (or adding a skein when one runs out),  reading advanced patterns & schematics
Added techniques;  front post & extended stitches. Finishing
Advanced Crochet II - (beret & shawl set cont.)

Price: $50 - 2, 2-hour classes

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jewelry Making

Upcoming Dates: September 9th
Time: 12:30-2:30pm

      May 13th - Basic Romanian Point Lace Cording (with or without beads)
      July 8th - Jewelry Motifs
      Sept 9th - TBD

This class is intended for anyone interested in creating jewelry using basic crochet skills.

Prerequisite:  know how to crochet basic stitches OR completion of Beginning Crochet parts I & II

Project: Beginning Crochet Jewelry

Supply list:

  • Composition book
  • Pen or pencil
  • Size B (2.25 mm) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Fingering weight linen yarn
  • Optional: charms

You will learn how to crochet 3 different styles of bracelets using basic crochet stitches, complete a sc chain, size a crochet loop to use for a button closure.

Price: $25 per student per session                                                                *max 4 students*

Crochet: Jewelry Workshop
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Motif of the Month

4th Saturday of the month, June 24th

Time: 12:30-2:30pm

Intermediate Level

Get together with others to learn a new motif a month. We are currently working off a pattern from Cypress Textiles’ VVCAL (Vibrant Vintage Crochet-A-Long)

  • April 22nd - Cecilia motif

  • May 27th  - Nicholas motif

  • June 24th  - planning for a “Joining” motif class

  • July 22nd- Darlene motif

Price: $25 per student per session                                                                *max 4 students*

Crochet: Motif of the Month
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Oh Baby! 

2nd Saturday of an even month, June 10th, August 12th, October 14th, December 9th

Time: 12:30-2:30pm

Currently working on a “Snuggy Set”

  • June 10th - Amigurumi Bear - snuggy topper

  • August 12th - Basic Baby Booties and suggestions on personalizing them.

  • October 14th - Tunisian crochet “honeycomb” Baby Beanie (must know basic Tunisian crochet)
  • December 9th- Snuggy base and border. “Catherine’s Wheel” is used for this Snuggy base with a complimentary border. Can be done as a solid or two colors.

Price: $25 per student per session                                                                *max 4 students*

Crochet: Oh Baby
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BFF (Beginning Fiber Friends)  I, II, III & VI

2nd Thursday of the month, 4-6pm, 4 two hour classes

Dates: July 13th, August 10th, September 14th, October 12th
BFF is a teen/pre-teen group class intended to provide the basics of crochet. Once these classes are completed you can move onto be a “Fiber Friend Forever” (see below)!
**New Series will begin July 13th and will include;  Aug. 10th, Sept. 14th & Oct. 12th**


July 13th: BFF I - Single Crochet Bag-ett  
This is an introduction to crochet. Hooks & yarns & their differences, how to hold both, intro to abbreviations & symbols, tying a slip knot, chaining, and the single crochet. All the techniques you will need to know to make your own “Bag-ett”!


August 10th: BFF II - Amigurumi Emoji Ball
You’ve got skills! Now let’s learn to go “in the round”,  increasing & decreasing stitches, counting & more counting, & using a marker. Continue;  pattern and diagram reading. Introduced to a slip stitch to complete an emotional face on your “Emoji Ball”!


September 14th: BFF III - Embellishments
Flowers & leaves, trims and borders are a great way to add a one-of-a-kind addition to personalize your crochet pieces. We will start with some basic embellishments to add to your “Bag-ett” to make it identifiably yours!


October 12th: BFF IV - Graduation to FFF classes - It was all a piece of “Cake”!
Let’s take all that you have learned and put it all together! The Amigurumi “Cake” piece is a great project to do just that! Now...let’s celebrate as you graduate from a Beginning Fiber Friend into a Forever Fiber Friend! 
 

Crochet: Beginning Fiber Friends
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Tunisian Crochet series

Upcoming Dates: June 27th, July 25th, August 22nd, September 26th

Time: 3-5pm
June 27th: Tunisian I - crocheting in rows (project: card holder) Using a standard “G” crochet hook & 1 color of DK weight yarnTunisian  is a beginning Tunisian crochet class. If you have never Tunisian crocheted or have not Tunisian crocheted in several years, & wouldlike a review of the basics, this is the series for you! We will begin withcrocheting in rows using the TSS (Tunisian Simple Stitch) & the TKS (Tunisian Knit Stitch). Examples of items crocheted in rows include; scarves, afghans,  table runners, bodice & body of garments,   We will cover; Hook types & sizes, Yarn types & weight, how to hold a hook &  the yarn, tying a slip knot, chaining, & crocheting in the back of the chain. You will be introduced to;  crochet abbreviations & symbols, reading a pattern& diagram & what “tension” means in crochet.  The “Card Holder” is a small beginning project to insure your success withyour introduction to Tunisian Crochet & to prepare you for The Entrelac  technique for next month. 

July 25th: Tunisian II - Entrelac (project: purse) Using a standard “G” crochet hook & 4 colors of DK wt yarn (3solid, 1 variegated pictured)  Tunisian I will further your ability as a beginner in Tunisian crochet by addingthe technique of attaching box shapes to complete a multi-colored patternedpiece.  Examples of Entrelac crochet items are: afghans, pillow fronts,  handbags,  and clothing (sweaters, hats, scarves).  We will cover; a quick review from Tunisian I, the TSS & TKS. Continuedcoverage of; abbreviations & symbols, pattern & diagram reading. You will beintroduced to; attaching & changing colors, how to count an Entrelac pattern,  increases & decreases.  Entrelac Crescent Purs - the purse pattern is intended to provide basicinformation and tips when crocheting an Entrelac square. With the completion ofeach square (8 total) you become confident with Entrelac.

 August 22nd: Tunisian III - in the round (coin purse) Using a double ended size “H” crochet hook & 2 contrasting colors of DKweight yarn Tunisian II will introduce you to the TPS (Tunisian Purl Stitch). We will use this stitch along with  a double ended crochet hookto complete  a “Honeycomb”  stitch pattern in a continuous round. Choosing 2 differentcontrasting colors gives a bold patterned effect but using 2 complementarycolors gives a nice subtle effect.

September 26th: Tunisian VI - increases & decreases (shawl -mini shawl for class)

Using a unisia “ “ sized hook & 2 colors DK weight yarn (1 solid &  1 variegated pictured)  Tunisian V you will be introduced to the TFS (Tunisian Full Stitch)  to complete a “mini” shawl in class. This will give you the techniques needed to complete the full shawl at home.

Price: $100 - 4, 2-hour classes

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Expert Crochet I - CrOcHeT Fair Isle Cowl

Expert Crochet is for those that already know how to crochet but would like to add to their skills with; new stitches, advanced pattern & chart reading, review of abbreviations and crochet symbols, & add details to have a more finished looking item. We will cover; front post stitches, color changing &“carrying” yarn. We will also, review basic stitches and their anatomy to get a better visual cue from them to increase accuracy. The “CrOcHeT Fair Isle Cowl” is a fun project that is a good introduction into crocheting a patterned piece!

Expert Crochet II - CrOcHeT Fair Isle Hat

Expert Crochet I will further your ability in crochet by continuing in the continuous round while following a charted pattern. This method will be seamless and more professionally finished looking. The charted pattern for the hat has a few more details that may assist you in creating your own patterns in the future!

Expert Crochet 1 & 2
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Advanced Crochet 

Date: 

  • Saturday, September 9th 10am-12pm
  • Saturday September 23rd 10am-12pm 

   Specialized Classes We Offer


If you already know how to knit or crochet we offer a wide variety of continuing education classes. Our teachers are available during the week and Saturdays for private sessions at $35 for a 2 hour session by prior arrangement. Tell us what you want to learn and we will find the perfect teacher for you. You can either take a private class or wait until we have at least one other student who wants to learn the same pattern or skill creating a group class. Group classes are $25 per student for the 2 hour session. Grab a friend and come learn a new skill!

Please call us at least two days in advance to register for your class. We reserve the right to cancel group classes if we don’t have enough students. Payment is due at time of registration and we can take a credit card over the phone. Our number is  425-492-4744
Cancellation and no show policy: You can reschedule up to 24 hours prior to class date. Without a 24 hour notice there is no refund or reschedule.

Knit: Private Class
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Crochet: Private Class
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Knit: Private Group Class
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Meet our teachers


Cassandra Jensen started crocheting when she was pregnant with her first child. After learning how to make baby booties from her Pastor’s wife, she made a pink and white baby blanket and ended up having a boy. That was 27 years ago! She continued making items for friends and family through the years. About 4 years ago she started selling items at bazaar’s and boutiques.

Cassandra’s items have included; afghans, hats, scarves, clothing (baby and adult), doilies, Amigurimi, socks…to even include creations of her own; from a road-kill squirrel to a Cyclops eye doctor.

Cassandra says, “Crochet (fiber art) is an addiction. I usually have at least four projects going at once. I won’t tell you about my unfinished pile! It thrills me to help others become addicts, too!” 

 

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