Classes

Beginning Knitting

   
DATE: Thursdays - 3/23, 3/30, 4/6 & 4/13
TIME: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
COST: $75 (includes needles and yarn)
       
This 4-week class is for anyone who’s never knit before or those of you who haven't knit in a long time and would like a refresher. You will learn how to cast on and bind off, how to do the knit and purl stitch, how to read patterns and how to back out of your mistakes. At the end of this class, you will have knit your very own scarf and acquired the basic skills needed to move ahead with more advanced projects.

Class is limited to six people and available on a first come, first serve basis. Full payment is required to reserve your space and cancelations must be made 5 days prior to start of class. Refunds will be issued only if canceled ahead of time. If for any reason the class is canceled, your money will be refunded in full.

To register click here or call (717) 462-4703.
    
      
      

Beginning Knitting II - Working in the Round + Cables

DATE: to be announced
TIME: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
COST: $55 + materials
MATERIALS: Size 10.6 16" circular needle, Size 10.5 8" double pointed needles, stitch markers, large cable needle, approx. 218 yards of chunky weight yarn 
PREREQUISITE: Beginning Knitting or ability to knit and purl comfortably


This 3-week class is a great next step for grads of the Beginning Knitting class or those of you who already know the basics of knitting and want to learn a few new skills. You will learn how to knit in the round using circular and double point needles, how to shape your knitting using decreases & how to make those complicated looking cables!

Class is limited to six people and available on a first come, first serve basis. Full payment is required to reserve your space and cancelations must be made 5 days prior to start of class. Refunds will be issued only if canceled ahead of time. If for any reason the class is canceled, your money will be refunded in full.

To register, click here or call (717) 462-4703.
    

        
   

Crimson, Scarlet, Ruby, Rose: Natural Red Dyes w/ Kira Frech

DATE: Saturday, March 18th
TIME: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
COST: $50 (supplies included)
 
Join local fiber artist & weaver Kira Frech for an afternoon of natural red dye studies!

For centuries the world has been obsessed with red. It has adorned the royal and wealthy. In Japan only women in favor with the Empress could weae fabrics dyed pink by safflower. Red is the color of blood and symbolically represents power. Countries have used red dyes to color their flags and solders. 

In this class we will use the same dye materials to achieve the reds found throughout history. We will cover prepping materials to dye, extracting color from dyestuff, and modifying the color by changing the ph. Through record keeping will be discussed so you can repeat recipes on your own. Dye will be extracted from cochineal, safflower, and madder root. 

All materials will be provided. You will also get a baby madder plant, grown by Kira, to start your red dye garden!
      
To register, click here or call (717) 462-4703.