Bump Yarn Rug Weaving (on Oct 1)

One 3-hour class; $30 + tax & supplies


Bug Yarn Rug Weaving

Weave a rug with Bump yarn! This super bulky yarn with alpaca spun around a cotton core from Autumn Mist Alpaca Farm and Fiber Mill is amazing.  The texture is deliciously soft and thick.  It comes in 100 yard bumps, enough to knit, crochet, or weave a baby soft alpaca rug!

Using a warp of strong, thin cotton (provided for the class) and weft of Bump yarn results in a colorful, soft rug. One bag of Bump yarn makes a runner about 2′ x 6′ or several smaller rugs. Bump yarn is available in different colors and results in built-in stripes.

Autumn Mist Superbulky Alpaca

In this single-session class we’ll warp the loom, start weaving, discuss shuttle options, cover joining ends, and fringe/edge choices. You’ll complete weaving the piece on your own.

Session Instructor Dates Status
Session 1 Susan Mehringer 6 to 9 pm on Wednesday, 10/1

or call 277-1164. Please read cancellation policy.

Saori Weaving (on Oct 8)

One 3-hour class; $30 + tax & supplies

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Based on the Japanese tradition of admiring nature’s “beauty with lack of intentions” and adopting it into a variety of art forms, Saori weaving deviates from the traditional desire for regularity and clean lines by celebrating free expression and the irregularities are inherent in hand worked creations.

Come join Susan for an evening of adventure as you expand your weaving horizons and free yourself to experiment with different materials and techniques to create a one of a kind piece of fiber art.  In this single session class, we’ll discuss yarn options and mixtures, warp the loom, start weaving, and discuss yarn and color changes.  You will complete weaving the piece on your own.

Session Instructor Dates Status
Session 1 Susan Mehringer 6 to 9 pm on Wednesday, 10/8

or call 277-1164. Please read cancellation policy.

Shibui Trunk Show (Aug 18 – 31)


Several garments featuring Shibui’s fall 2014 designs (photo: Shibui No. 25 in Pebble, a silk, merino, and cashmere blend) will be on display starting Monday until the end of the month. Come see the latest colors and designs from Shibui and feel the luxurious textures.

Finished Object Gallery (Aug 22)

Lovely yarn walks out the door with gorgeous patterns, but rarely do we get to see the end products! How did they all end?

We want to see (and you want to show off) your finished products at Finished Object Gallery Night on Friday, August 22, 6 – 8 pm. Bring or wear your finished object and we’ll display them. Be prepared to ask and answer lots of questions from your fellow crafters about patterns and yarn selection. Did you enjoy the process? What was tricky? Were you challenged to learn something new? What drew you to commit to this project?

We’ll provide snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. You are welcome to bring wine. And friends! Come be inspired by our amazing community of fiber enthusiasts. See what gets others excited about our craft! You might just stumble onto your next project.

Learn to Knit Lace Scarf (starts Sept 30)

Three 2-hour classes; $35 + tax & supplies (each session)

Sign up for one or both sessions; to skip to “B”, you should be comfortable working yarnovers and directional decreases, and reading charts.

Learn To Knit Lace Scarf 1024

Knitted lace patterns are mostly simple repetitions of increase and decrease stitches (yarnover/k2tog), easily mastered by knitters at any level – so if you can cast on and make a knit or purl stitch, you are ready for lace. Kiko has designed a lace primer that starts with single eyelets and gradually introduces more complex motifs. You will also find out how easy it can be to follow charts.

This fall, we are offering the course in 3 + 3 segments, so you have the option of taking just an intro taste with session A or continuing on for more involved designs in session B. A complete scarf can be made from either of the sessions (and of course with both) since the sampler set-up allows you to mix-n-match the components you wish to work with.

We recommend a smooth fingering weight yarn with wool content (450 yds or more) and a set of straight or circular needles in a size that gives you a relaxed but even stockinette stitch (usually around US4 depending on the yarn, however go up 1 size if in doubt). Scarf pattern is included with the class, and is a series of written and charted directions handed out at each meeting.

Session Instructor Dates Status
Session A Kiko Nobusawa 7 to 9 pm on Tuesday, 9/30, 10/7, & 10/14

or call 277-1164. Please read cancellation policy.

Session B Kiko Nobusawa 7 to 9 pm on Tuesday, 10/21, 10/28, & 11/4

or call 277-1164. Please read cancellation policy.