Kaffe Fassett Lecture Kaleidoscope of Colour Sunday, May 3, 7pm At the Pinnacle Center 3330 Highland Dr Hudsonville MI tickets now available $25
Brandon Mably Workshops Magic Ball Design (Persian Poppy) 1-day Knitting Workshop Sunday, May 3, 10am-5pm $95 Held at the Ramblewood Center
Concentrating on Color and Design (Tumbling Blocks) 1-day Knitting Workshop Monday, May 4, 10am-5pm $95 Held at the Ramblewood Center
Now offering 2 sock knitting classes for your well-rounded education in knitting circularly. Apply these techniques to mittens, gloves, dolls, and many other circular projects Marcia Skinner Dean of the College
Socks 101 Double Point Traditional Thur, Feb 12, 5:30-8:30pm, $35 or Sat, Feb 14, 10-1pm, $35 This is a beginning sock class in which we will make a mutant sock using the traditional 4 double point needles. If you have never made a sock this is the place to start. You will need worsted weight yarn and 4 double point needles in size 6, or 7, or 8.
Socks 302 2 Socks on 1 Circular Needle Using the Easy Long Loop Method Sat, Feb 14, 2-5pm, $35 or Thur, Feb 19, 5:30-8:30pm, $35 Knit 2 mutant socks at the same time on 1 long circular needle from an expert who figured out this magical approach to sock knitting. You will need some worsted weight yarn and a circular needle a size between 2-9. 47" or longer Addis Turbos circular needles are required because all others are harder to work with. You must be able to knit a traditional sock or have taken Socks 101 to register for this class.
Beaded Neckpiece - NEW Thur, Jan 29, 6:30-8:30pm, $25.00 Knit with fingering weight yarn and size 6 beads to create this slender, beaded neckpiece. Not quite a scarf, not quite a necklace. I guess we could call it a scarflace. We have yarns and pre-strung beads available in the store, so you can choose the colors you prefer. Learn how to knit with beads. It's easy, but there are some helpful hints you'll get in class that will make the process a pleasure. Basic knitting skills required. Pattern is included. Taught by Juliane Anderson.
Charmed Bracelet - NEW Sun, Feb 22, 2:30-4:30pm, $25 Make a beaded bracelet with a charm. A findings kit is included in your class fee. You choose your beads and your charm. Mary Kay: "I saw a similar bracelet in a trendy catalog recently for $75 and up. We'll make a better one for much much less!!!" You will learn basic stringing techniques, including the use of wire and a clasp. Adding charms and making dangles is also included in this great introductory beading course.
Custom Class Can't find a class that fits your schedule? Let us design a class specifically for you and your friends. Tell us what you want, find at least 2 others to register with you and we will be happy to develop a class for you. It can be a class that we've held before or it could be one we haven't thought of yet. Give us your suggestions and we'll provide a teacher and get things rolling. We need a minimum of three people to schedule a class. How about a Surprise Knitting Birthday Party? With refreshments?
Drop-In Knitting with Mary Kay and Julie Bring your questions and get some serious answers! Tue am, Mary Kay, 10:30-12:30, $10.00 Thur am, Julie, 10:30-12:30, $10.00 No need to register in advance, and come as often as you wish. Class does not meet during the week long weaving workshop.
Einstein Coat - NEW 3 meetings, Suns, Feb 8, Mar 8, and Apr 5, 1-3pm, $55 Sally Melville has been at the forefront of the knitting revolution and has written a wonderful and still very current book called The Knit Stitch. Although it has been around for a few years, it still is the quintessential resource for use of the knit stitch. The Einstein Coat is a lovely, yet relatively easy coat that almost anyone can master. This class will assist you by teaching the essential techniques required to do this coat. There are 3 meetings and plenty of time in between to knit. Learn a crochet hook cast on, picking up stitches, and a great slip stitch edging and many other tricks of the trade. Given by Juliane Anderson
E. L. F. Scarf - NEW Mon, Feb 16, 6-8pm, $25 or Sun, Feb 22, 12:15-2:15pm, $25 Easy, Lacy and Feminine, this accessory is knitted with lace weight or sock weight yarn. It includes beads, a ruffle and a surprising shape. It's a pretty, fun and easy project. You will learn to knit in beads, pick up stitches, apply more beads, and knit a ruffled edging. Basic knitting skills are required. Give yourself at least 10 days to knit the basic scarf shape for homework before class. All else will be taught in this class with Mary Kay Walker.
Escape Fri, Feb 13, 6-11pm, $35.00 Or Fri, Apr 17, 6-11pm, $35.00 Not a class, but a way to start the weekend, with an evening of knitting, dinner, dessert and more. Start a new sweater or finish a project. Expert knitting help will be on hand and the shop is open only to those who want to attend. Spend a Friday evening away from it all, being pampered with good food, doing what you love, and surrounded by people you'll enjoy being with. All from 6-11pm. Please register at least one week ahead of time, if possible. Be assured that smoked salmon will be involved!
Fingerless Gloves Sun, March 1, 12:30-3:30pm, $35 Phew, it has been a cold winter. Fingerless gloves will allow you to do the things you need to do and still keep your hands relatively warm. Using double point needles make your first pair of gloves without fingers in this class. They are so stylishly good at keeping your hands warm, while allowing the use of your fingers for driving and cell phoning, hopefully not at the same time, though. Elizabeth Britten will instruct you. Experience with double pointed needles is required.
Gloves Sun, Feb 15, 12:30-3:30pm, $35 Using double pointed needles, learn how to make knitted gloves that has fingers in it.. Elizabeth Britten will take you on this journey, giving you the necessary skills for success. Let's keep all our fingers warm.
Hand Therapy Superbowl Sun, Feb 1, 12-2pm, $25.00 Individual 15 min appointments are available after the class. $12 paid in advance. Your hands are an important part of your creative self. This class is designed to help you take good care of your hands and keep them pain free. Taught by massage therapist, Laurie Angell, this class includes a paraffin dip treatment, hot stone therapy and a hand massage. Some techniques such as acupressure, stretches and reflexology will be covered. Treat yourself and go home with renewed hands and some skills to keep them that way. The individual appointments that follow will include a hand massage and hot wax treatment. Limited times are available and must be paid in advance.
Knitting Basics - NEW 3 meetings, Mons, Feb 2, 9, and 23, 6-8pm, $55 You've asked and we've listened. Begin to knit in this class. Sound fundamentals will be stressed and beginning knitting skills will be taught. Your leader will be Mary Kay Walker, who will guide you through and give you the confidence to continue . Space is limited in this class so register early.
One on One with Mary Kay Sometime you just need someone to oversee your work and provide the personal attention that's harder to get in a class situation. Make a date with Mary Kay and she will see to it that you succeed in the knitting techniques you have questions about. $25/1hr.
OOPS! Sat, Feb 21, 10am-2pm, $40.00 Learn how to fix knitting mistakes so you don't have to rip back, and how to rip back safely when you do. And many other tips and hints will be disclosed for you to try. Bring specific questions and we'll answer them as time permits. Please register early, since you will be working on a 'less than perfect' pre-knitted sampler that is provided.
Vest of Many Colors - NEW 2 meetings, Tues, March 10 and 24, 1:30-4:00pm, $49 or Suns, March 15 and 29, 1-3:30pm, $49 This is a colorful garment with an oriental touch. It is knitted sideways so it will be easy to size for any figure. Custom sizing is included as well as picking up stitches, cable cast on and attaching two sections as you knit. Color choices should be made and yarn wound (if necessary) before class starts.
The Walking Bag Sat, Feb 7, 10-12noon , $25.00 This cute little (quick to knit) felted bag is perfect for shopping, since it holds just the right amount of 'stuff' and is easy to get into when you are walking. And it's made with just one skein of Andes yarn. It sits flat against your body for comfort, when you sling it over your shoulder and head. Learn how to control a zig- zag design with this hand-dyed yarn (think lightning bolts), how to make applied I-cord, and a twisted cord. You will need 24" size 10.5 needle.
Socks (see Mutant University)
Weaving Class (Wednesdays) (10 weeks) Weds, 10am-1pm $200.00 Call Marcia or Julie to be put on the waiting list for this popular class, since all scheduling is done through them. Although there are very few openings throughout the year, we will keep you on the waiting list for a time when there is. To remain on the list, inform us when we call. Three weeks notice is required for any refund, credit slip or transfer.