Friday, August 12, 2011

September Classes!

Sign up for any of these or Eileen's other classes by September 1st for $10 off! You can also view these in calendar form by clicking the Classes tab above. In October I'll be teaching holiday oriented project classes- if you have something you'd like to learn to make, let me or Eileen know!

  • Toe up two at a time socks- this class is 4 nights.  You can sign up for all 4 or just the part you need.  The series is $80.00 and an individual is $30.00.  Please purchase supplies in the days before class begins. The first week will go over starting the toe- cast on, and working with 2 socks on 2 circular needles. Then you will have a week off to have time to finish the foot of your socks. The next week will be 2 classes covering the short row heel and the leg, and the cast off will be demonstrated. (Sept 6, 7, 20, 21)
  • Spindle Spinning- Have you ever wanted to spin your own yarn without purchasing all the expensive equipment?  Here it is.  Jen will provide you with two 2 hour classes.  The cost is $80 including supplies (drop spindle and 4oz Shetland wool).  You will go home with a great skill and an original skein of yarn! We will begin with staple length, drafting, spinning with the spindle supported, and gradually put it all together. While you practice, we'll talk about technique and different types of preparation. In the second class, we'll ply your singles and talk about "normal" and "navajo" plying. We'll also talk about different sheep breeds and other types of fiber, and the benefits of different types of spinning and plying. After you finish plying, you will wash your skein and take it home! (Sept 14, 28)
  • Back Strap Weaving-  No special tools needed.  4 hour class, including supplies $50.00 
The Sky is the limit with Back Strap Loom. The basic weaving skills can be applied to any kind of loom, and you can make just about anything with a back strap loom. In the class, you'll make a belt using 9 different patterns, and learn the basics of weaving in the same way Peruvian children have learned for hundreds of years. In addition, weaving on a backstrap loom doesn't require any special equipment! (Sept 17)

Eileen offers a number of other classes as well, please visit her website to see the rest of her options! I also offer private lessons, both at Sheep Skate in Dedham, and in Cambridge. Please email me if you want to set something up!

All classes are pre-registration and pre-pay.  Refunds will be given if classes are cancelled due to low participation.  Each class has a minimum of 3 and max of 8.  Please register as early as possible so that we can prepare for each student.  Call 781-320-9276 or to register.

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