Introduction to Knitting - Two-day class, 6pm-8pm
25.00

Tuesdays August 27th and September 3rd, 6pm - 8pm

Students will learn:  We will cover the basics of casting on, binding off and the knit and purl stitches.  We will also work on a scarf to practice your new skills and create your first project. 

$40 Material fee is additional. Supplies include.

·        “Intro to Knitting” handout with glossary and standard yarn weight guide

·        Circular knitting needles

·        Wool needle

·        Spry Whimsy project bag

·        2 x 100g balls bulky yarn

Optional Supplies (not required for this class, but nice to have around):

·        Row counter

·        Measuring tape

·        Locking stitch markers

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Potions 101 - Technical Dyeing for Weavers
100.00

Saturday September 14th - 9am-4pm

Instructor: Michelle Kaston of Essential Fiber

Want to learn dyeing from a technical standpoint? We will cover in depth color theory and mixing dyes to get your desired results. There will be discussion and experiments on the chemical process involved and how the variables involved effect the outcome. We will be hand painting a warp and dyeing weft solids to coordinate.  We will be using 100% (not superwash) wool appropriate for an 8” wide x 72” long scarf.

Bring a calculator, paper and pen or pencil.

Materials Fee (in addition to class fee): $50 (includes pre-measured warp and weft yarns)*

*Class materials must be purchased and used to participate.  We will not have the ability to accommodate other projects during the class.

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Potions 101 - Technical Dyeing for Spinners, Knitters and Crocheters
100.00

Sunday September 15th, 9am - 4pm

Instructor: Michelle Kaston of Essential Fiber

Want to learn dyeing from a technical standpoint? We will cover in depth color theory and mixing dyes to get your desired results. There will be discussion and experiments on the chemical process involved and how the variables involved effect the outcome. We will using pre-knitted yarn blanks, batts and rovings for various hand-painted effects.  Bring a calculator, paper and pen or pencil.

Materials Fee (in addition to class fee): $50 (For spinners: includes 1 x 100g batt, 1 x 4 oz roving and 1 pre-knitted yarn blank.  For knitters or crocheters: includes 1 pre-knitted yarn blank and 1 x 100g skein)*

*Class materials must be purchased and used to participate.  We will not have the ability to accommodate other projects during the class.

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Intro to Rigid Heddle Weaving - 2 day class
120.00

The fundamentals of beginning weaving on a Schacht Cricket rigid heddle loom will be explored in this introductory class. Participants will learn the basics of plain weave structure while creating a scarf using Malabrigo Arroyo yarn. By the end of this 2-day class you will have a beautiful finished scarf.

Materials Fee in Additional to class fee: $38.40 (2 skeins Malabrigo Arroyo yarn)

Instructors: Jay Warner & Carmen Ballman from Hook & Shuttle

Students will learn:  

Loom basics.

Choosing the right yarn.

Winding the warp.

Dressing the loom.

Weaving.

Finished edges.

Wet setting your project.

Supplied materials for use in class:

Loom

Warping Board

Shuttles

Scissors

Measuring Tape

*Loom and warping board will be available for purchase at the end of the class.

 

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Introduction to Sock Knitting - 3 session class
70.00

Tuesdays October 1st, 8th and 15th, 6pm - 8pm

Students will learn the basics of knitting a traditional top down sock. Students must be comfortable with knitting in the round and basic decrease stitches.

Materials are not included in the class fee.

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Felting and spinning classes can be booked directly for one on one or small groups when we have availability in our schedule. Mostly those classes are held during weekdays and occasionally on a weekend if another event doesn't take us out of town or has the studio space booked. Find those classes by following this link. 

Oncall Felting and Spinning classes

 

Class Policies

 Supplies

Class supply costs may be included in the class fee (see class description.)  We request that yarn or fiber for classes be purchased at Spry Whimsy Fiber Arts so that we can ensure that the materials are appropriate for the scheduled class. 

Unless noted in the class description, please arrive 30 minutes before your class to select and purchase the supplies needed, or purchase them with us in advance.

Payment is due at the time of registration for scheduled classes with an instructor other than Peter or Ingrid.

Class fees must be paid in full at the time of registration to confirm your spot, either in person, online (if available), or with a credit card number over the phone.  608-239-0688

We keep our class sizes small to ensure each student gets personalized attention. For this reason we require students to register for our classes in advance with payment.  For our calendar classes, we have a class minimum of 3 students, so it may be fun to sign up with a friend or two!  Most felting and spinning classes are scheduled on-call and do not have minimums.  Please note that our classes are geared towards adults.

Cancellation Policy

If we cancel for any reason we will refund your class fees via the method it was paid. 

We know that life happens.  If you can't make a class that you have signed up for then we will try to accommodate as best we can.  Please note that our register does not allow credit card refunds after 120 days of payment date.

If you cancel more than 48 hours in advance of class date: We will credit 50% the class fee or reschedule you into another class where possible.

If you cancel less than 48 hours in advance of class date: No refund or credit can be applied.

If you'd like to get added to our mailing list for future specialty classes, please email ingrid@sprywhimsy.com.


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