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  • Early Bird! Adventures in Drum Carding

    Adventures in Drum Carding

    $150.00

    An in-person class with Henry and Roy Clemes

    Nov 12, 9:00am-12:00pm & 2:00-5:00pm PST

    Join Henry and Roy on an adventure as they help you take your drum carding game to the next level.

    $150.00
    Price includes 6 hours of class. Early Bird ends 08/17/22. There is a $45 materials fee which will be collected during class.
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  • Early Bird! Adventures in Short Rows

    Adventures in Short Rows

    $80.00

    An in-person class with Amy Snell

    Nov 10, 1:30-4:30pm PST

    Learn different methods to work short rows. Amy will share the benefits of each, and how to substitute and replace one type for another.

    $80.00
    Price includes 3 hours of class. Early Bird ends 08/17/22.
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  • Early Bird! Bold Hand Stitching as Your Quilting Line

    Bold Hand Stitching as Your Quilting Line

    $80.00

    An in-person class with Catherine Redford

    Nov 10, 1:30-4:30pm PST

    Bold hand stitching finishes your quilts with big stitches and big style! Learn the basics plus Catherine’s tips and ideas for success.

    $80.00
    Price includes 3 hours of class. Early Bird ends 08/17/22. There is a $20 kit fee which will be collected during class.
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  • Break Your Serger Out of the Box

    Break Your Serger Out of the Box

    $50.00

    A virtual class with Jennifer Stern-Hasemann

    July 8, 5:00-7:00 pm CDT

    New serger owners commonly say, “I’m afraid to take it out of the box.” Others say, “I only use my serger to finish raw edges.” If this speaks to you, dust off your serger and join Jennifer as she shares a variety of techniques that do more than just finishing edges.

    $50.00
    Price includes 2 hours of class.
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  • Cathedral Windows

    Cathedral Windows

    $100.00

    A virtual class with Linda Pietz

    July 8, 2:00-4:00pm & July 9, 2:00-4:00pm CDT

    Cathedral Windows quilts were inspired by the beautiful stained glass of historic churches of Europe. They consist of folded squares with a colorful center in the block.

    $100.00
    Price includes 4 hours of class.
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  • Early Bird! Color magic for the Rigid-Heddle

    Color Magic for Rigid Heddle Weavers

    $150.00

    An in-person class with Yoriko Oki

    Nov 12, 9:00am-12:00pm & 2:00pm-5:00pm PST

    Join weaver, dyer, and colorist Yoriko Oki and focus on the special challenge (and opportunity) that combining colors in warp and weft yarns provides.

    $150.00
    Price includes 6 hours of class. Early Bird ends 08/17/22. There is a $20 materials fee which will be collected during class.
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  • Early Bird! Corespinning for Funk and Function

    Corespinning for Funk and Function

    $80.00

    An in-person class with Esther Rodgers

    Nov 11, 2:00-5:00pm PST

    Corespinning is a wonderfully versatile technique. It allows you to create an extremely textured, bulky yarn or the ultimate smooth yarn with drape — and everything in between! It’s perfect for those who love to spin unprocessed fiber, to keep the texture of the fiber or tame it, or to stretch a luxury fiber.

    $80.00
    Price includes 3 hours of class. Early Bird ends 08/17/22. An optional materials fee of $45 will be collected during class.
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  • Early Bird! Crochet for Knitters

    Crochet for Knitters

    $80.00

    An in-person class with Lisa Myers

    Nov 11, 2:00-5:00pm PST

    Every knitter should own a crochet hook — and know how to use it! From fixing dropped stitches to assembly, embellishment, and weaving in ends, there are so many ways that simple crochet techniques can improve your knitting.

    $80.00
    Price includes 3 class hours. Early Bird ends 08/17/22.
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  • Early Bird! Crocheted Fox Paws Pattern Stitch

    Crocheted Fox Paws

    $150.00

    An in-person class with Lily Chin

    Nov 11, 9:00am-12:00pm & 2:00-5:00pm PST

    The intricate looking Fox Paws pattern designed by Xandy Peters is such an intriguing knit. It is an impressive exercise of multiple increases and decreases worked on knitting needles — and now it can be crocheted.

    $150.00
    Price includes 6 hours of class. Early Bird pricing ends August 17, 2022.
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  • Crocheted Fox Paws

    Crocheted Fox Paws

    $100.00

    An in person class with Lily Chin

    July 8, 2:00-4:00pm & July 9, 2:00-4:00pm CDT

    The intricate-looking Fox Paws pattern designed by Xandy Peters is such an intriguing knit — and now it can be crocheted! Although worked one-color per row, multiple increases and decreases send those rows down unexpected paths.

    $100.00
    Price includes 4 hours of class.
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  • Early Bird! Custom-Fitting Existing Patterns

    Custom-Fitting Existing Patterns

    $150.00

    An in-person class with Lily Chin

    Nov 10, 9:00am-12:00pm & 1:30-4:30pm PST

    Learn how to modify a pattern via charting and explore the fine points of fit and fabric.

    $150.00
    Price includes 6 hours of class. Early Bird pricing ends 8/17/22.
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  • Design a folk pattern in a 4x4" pin loom

    Design a Folk Pattern for a Pin Loom

    $100.00

    A Virtual Class with Florencia Campos Correa

    July 8, 5:00-7:00pm CDT & July 10, 5:00-7:00pm CDT

    Have endless fun with your 4×4″ pin loom; learn Florencia’s easy steps for designing squares inspired by folk patterns.

    $100.00
    Price includes 4 hours of class.
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  • Early Bird! Design by Numbers: Using Proportion to Improve Every Aspect of Your Designs

    Design by Numbers: Using Proportion to Improve Every Aspect of Your Designs

    $80.00

    An in-person class with Phyllis Bell Miller

    Nov 13, 9:00am-12:00pm PST

    Use proportion to improve every aspect of your projects — whether they were designed by you or someone else. Learn numerous, easy ways to apply The Golden Mean, Fibonacci numbers, and Goethe’s color ratios so you can transform your projects into works of art.

    $80.00
    Price includes 3 hours of class. Early Bird ends 08/17/22.
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  • Early Bird! Double Knit in Color

    Double Knit in Color

    $80.00

    An in-person class with Jill Bigelow Suttell

    Nov 12, 9:00am-12:00pm PST

    Learn basic double knitting techniques and start this cozy DK hat.

    $80.00
    Price includes 3 hours of class. Early Bird ends 08/17/22.
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  • Early Bird! Double Up Heddles on the Rigid Heddle Loom

    Double Up Heddles on the Rigid Heddle Loom

    $275.00

    An in-person class with Deborah Jarchow

    Nov 10, 9:00am-12:00pm & 1:30-4:30pm; Nov 11, 9:00am-12:00pm & 2:00-5:00pm PST

    Over the 12 hours of class, you’ll learn to weave with 2 heddles, weaving fabric that is twice the width of your loom, or making double layers in your cloth (think pockets!).

    $275.00
    Price includes 12 hours of class.
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  • Early Bird! Ergonomics at Your Spinning Wheel

    Ergonomics at Your Spinning Wheel

    $80.00

    An in-person class with Carson Demers

    Nov 13, 9:00am-12:00pm PST

    Learn simple strategies to make spinning more comfortable, productive, and efficient. Learn optimal ways to draft both worsted and woolen, and how to sit “ergonomically” at a wheel for maximum comfort and optimal wheel performance.

    $80.00
    Price includes 3 hours of class. Early Bird ends 08/17/22
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  • Fiber Preparation: Carding for Loft

    Fiber Preparation: Carding for Loft

    $50.00

    A virtual class with Heavenly Bresser

    July 8, 10:00am-12:00pm CDT

    Want to spin lovely, airy yarns? Learn how to card the fiber you will need to create woolen and semi-woolen yarns. And that’s just the beginning!

    $50.00
    Price includes 2 hours of class.
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  • Finger Weaving

    Finger Weaving

    $100.00

    A virtual class with Linda Pietz

    July 8, 5:00-7:00pm & July 9, 5:00-7:00pm CDT

    Finger Weaving is a craft that uses a few very simple tools and is a portable way to make decorative and useful bands, belts, and straps.

    $100.00
    Price includes 4 hours of class.
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  • Early Bird! Fixing Mistakes in Knitting

    Fixing Mistakes in Knitting

    $80.00

    An in-person class with Molly Conroy

    Nov 13, 9:00am-12:00pm PST

    The most empowering thing a knitter can learn is how to fix their own mistakes. We are much more likely to take on new and more complicated projects if we know we can successfully troubleshoot, identify, and fix our mistakes.

    $80.00
    Price includes 3 hours of class. Early Bird ends 08/17/22
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  • Early Bird! Fractal Explosions from Prep to Ply

    Fractal Explosions from Prep to Ply

    $150.00

    An in-person class with Esther Rodgers

    Nov 10, 9:00am-12:00pm &  Nov 11, 9:00am-12:00pm PST

    Want to play with stripes and color? This hands-on class is for all spinners: both spindle and wheel spinners, from ultra-textured art-yarn spinners to traditional lace-weight spinners! Explore the structure of the fractal ply, both with a braid of hand-dyed top and with colorways you create.

    $150.00
    Price includes 6 hours of class. Early Bird ends 08/17/22. Optional $35 materials fee will be collected during class.
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  • Early Bird! Tapestry techniques you can use on your rigid heddle loom

    Freeform Surface Design on Rigid Heddle

    $150.00

    An in-person class with Deborah Jarchow

    Nov 12, 9:00am-12:00pm & 2:00pm-5:00pm PST

    Learn to make rya knots and soumak and to twine and loop. Discover how these tapestry techniques can enhance many of your woven textiles.

    $150.00
    Price includes 6 hours of class. Early Bird ends 08/17/22.
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  • German Short Rows; Eins, Zwei, Drei

    German Short Rows: Eins, Zwei, Drei

    $50.00

    A virtual class with Laura Barker

    July 10, 2:00-4:00pm CDT

    German Short Rows involve no wraps, markers, or other extras. Learn all about them: how to work them, how to fix them when the unthinkable happens, and how to substitute them in patterns that call for other methods.

    $50.00
    Price includes 2 hours of class.
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  • Granny Square-Palooza

    Granny-Square Palooza

    $50.00

    A virtual class with Cynthia Dorrough

    July 10, 2:00-4:00pm CDT

    Granny squares have made a resurgence in fashion, and Cynthia will introduce students to four types of Granny Squares. As you make them you will become familiar with reading crochet charts.

    $50.00
    Price includes 2 hours of class.
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  • Early Bird! How to Work with Repeat Patterns

    How to Work with Repeat Patterns

    $80.00

    An in-person class with Phyllis Bell Miller

    Nov 11, 2:00-5:00pm PST

    Say “Good-bye” to plain stockinette or simple crochet fabrics by learning how to substitute repeat patterns into your work!

    $80.00
    Price includes 2 hours of class. Early Bird ends 08/17/22.
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