Classes

Winter 2017 Classes, Workshops & KAL’s!

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We’re really excited about our Winter 2017 offerings!  From two different sock knitting techniques to  demystifying Ravelry, we’ve got lots of options for ways to learn this winter!

 

 

 

 

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*Private Instruction

We are pleased to offer private instruction in any area of knitting, crochet and finishing on an ongoing basis. Private instruction is scheduled through the shop and at the convenience of student and instructor $30 per hour of one-on-one instruction $45 per hour for two students and one instructor $50 for a two hour private spinning lesson Call 410-377-2060 or email info@woolworksbalt.com to set up an appointment Payment is made directly to the instructor by cash or check

Please note our policy on Private Lesson Cancellation:

In order to maintain a consistent schedule for our private instructors, cancellations on the day of a private lesson is subject to a $15 fee.  Please be considerate and give 24 hour advance notice if you have a scheduling conflict that will prohibit your attendance.  Payment of the late fee must be paid by check or cash.

*Beginning Knitting and Beginning Crochet are taught as private lessons to ensure success for every student!  Contact us to be put in touch with an instructor and schedule a one-on-one lesson at your convenience.

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Please note our CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY
All classes must be paid in advance of the class.  If you are unable to attend the class, a refund, in the form of store credit will be given 48 hours or more in advance.  No refunds will be given beyond that window. ____________________________________________________________________

 

Winter 2017 Classes/Workshops

Butterfly & Cocoon by Susan B. Anderson

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Learn to make this darling knit butterfly and cocoon in Karen’s two session class!

Instructor:    Karen Brehm
Dates:             Sundays, January 22 & 29
Time:              10am-Noon
Cost:               $65
Materials:     Making Magazine No 2: Fauna, Yarn Kit for purchase, Double pointed needles in US size 3 AND 5, tapestry needle, removable stitch markers and stuffing.

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Top-Down Socks Using the Magic Loop Technique!

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Learn the Magic Loop technique to make this cuff down sock!  Those who try it never go back to double pointed needles!

Instructor:     Linda Lewis
Dates:             Tuesday Evenings, January 24, February 7 & 21
Time:               6-8pm
Cost:                 $90
Materials:       Beginner’s Socks Pattern by Knitsbyheather.com (free), 450 yards of worsted weight wool (for longer cuff ) or 300 yards of worsted weight wool (for shorter cuff version), US size 6, 40″ circular needle, tapestry needle.

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Ravelry Roundup!

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Whether you are a new or somewhat experienced Ravelry user, this class will equip you to take advantage of all that this knit and crochet website has to offer.  Learn how to find pattern possibilities for a project you have in mind, find the perfect project for a yarn you love (or one that is in your stash), see what others are saying about particular projects and yarns, and stay on top of the newest and hottest patterns.  Learn how to keep track of patterns and projects you like a and maintain an electronic library of patterns you’ve purchased.  As pattern publication moves more fully into the electronic age, you don’t want to be left behind!  And if you don’t yet have a Ravelry account, don’t worry; we’ll help you create one!

Instructor:     Brenda Wilson
Date:               Saturday morning, January 28
Time:              9:30-11am
Cost:               $25
Materials:      Please bring a fully charged laptop or iPad (and any ideas you might have simmering for
particular projects or yarns).

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Fair Isle Knitting with Two Hands

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Fair isle patterns can be found in all types of knitting, from hats to cowls and yoked sweaters.  These patterns are beautiful and fun to knit, but can be intimidating for someone who is new to the technique.  This class will teach you stranded knitting using both hands at the same time.  You’ll learn how to read a color work pattern, how to catch floats and the rules of yarn dominance.  Because this is a technique class, we will not focus on a particular pattern.  At the conclusion of the class, however, you will have the skills necessary to begin a color work project of your choice.

Instructor:     Tara Robinson
Date:               Tuesday evening, January 31
Time:              6-8pm
Cost:               $30
Homework:   Using worsted weight yarn from stash, cast on 80 stitches onto a size 7 or 8, 16″ circular needle.  Place a marker and join in the round.  Knit two rounds.  Bring a contrasting color worsted weight yarn and additional stitch markers to class.

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Make Your First Cardigan Workshop

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Let’s make a cozy cardigan together in this 6 session class!  Learn basic top-down, one-piece sweater construction, increasing for raglan sleeves, picking up collar and button bands and beautiful buttonholes!  This pattern by Diane Soucy is a great basic and is easy to personalize.  Great for an advanced beginner!

Instructor:     Ashley Eggert
Dates:             Wednesday evenings, February 8 & 22, March 8 & 22, April 15 & 9
Time:              6-7:30pm
Cost:               $150
Materials:      Knitting Pure & Simple Pattern #994, Worsted weight yarn in the amount for your size (recommendations available at shop), US Size 5 and 7, 16″ and 32″ circular needles.

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Boy Bear with Fair Isle Sweater by Little Cotton Rabbits

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There’s nothing quite like bringing knit toys to life with facial features and of course, beautiful custom clothing!  Join Karen to make this Little Cotton Rabbits’ Boy Bear pattern!

Instructor:      Karen Brehm
Dates:              Sunday mornings, February 12, 19 & 26
Time:                10am-Noon
Cost:                 $90
Materials:        Boy Bear Pattern, Yarn Kit for purchase, Double Pointed Needles in sizes 3mm and 2.75mm, tapestry needle and stuffing

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Cable Knitting Without a Cable Needle/The Stovetop Hat

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Come learn to cable without a needle using the beautiful Stovetop Hat by tincanknits as your guide.  While previous cabling experience is not necessary, it is recommended that you are confident knitting in the round and increasing and decreasing.  This pattern includes both chart and written formats.  You will learn how to follow a knitting chart in this class.

Instructor:  Tara Robinson
Date:            Tuesday evening, February 28
Time:           6-8pm
Cost:            $30
Class limited to 6 students

Homework & Materials:  Purchase the Stovetop Hat pattern  (bring print copy to class) and worsted weight yarn in the yardage amount for your size.  Using a size 6 needle (or size needed to obtain gauge), cast on the required number of stitches, join in the round and do the ribbing required.  Bring stitch markers and tapestry needle.

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Intermediate Needle Felting: Beyond the Basics

Needle felting is sculpture for fiber enthusiasts!!!  Join Amy for this 3 hour session to get to the next level of  needle felting using Wool Pets Intermediate level kits.  In this class you’ll learn how to make animals with legs, arms and even a very long neck!  You’ll learn construction techniques to get those fine details just right!

Instructor:      Amy Legg
Date:                Sunday, March 5
Time:               10am-1pm
Cost:                 $50
Materials:       Wool Pets Intermediate Kit of your choice for purchase and a felting mat that’s included in class fee.

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Knitting FAQ’s:  Demystifying Common Knitting Techniques and Fixing Mistakes

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As knitters, we are asked to use a myriad of techniques in the course of a project – some easy and some that are only learned as you do more and more difficult projects. This 2-session class will be teach many techniques, but will also cover commonly made mistakes and how to fix them.  Learn how to pick up dropped stitches on stockinette and garter stitch, various cast ons, joining work in the round, picking up stitches from knitted work, stretchy bind off, mattress stitch, knitting, measuring and washing gauge swatches and MORE!

Instructor:      Linda Lewis
Dates:              Tuesday evenings, March 7 & 21
Time:               6-8pm
Cost:                 $65
Materials:       Fix-it tool, crochet hook, worsted weight wool, US size 7 or 8 needle, tape measure, 16″ circular needle (US 7 or 8)
Homework:     Garter stitch square (20 stitches and however many rows to make 4 “) and stockinette square (20 stitches and however many rows to make 4”)

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PomPom Sheep

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Learn to make an adorable Pom Pom Sheep with french knot curls at this fun and quick workshop!

Instructor:      Ashley Eggert
Date:                Sunday, March 12
Time:               10:30am-Noon
Cost:                 $20
Materials:        50grams of yarn of your choice, sharp scissors, pompom maker.  Felt and string to be provided.

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Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B. Anderson

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Ready to try Susan B. Anderson’s Smooth Operator sock?  You can make these delightful socks that knitters are raving about!  An afterthought heel with no gap and learning the kitchener stitch will be just a few of the new skills gathered.  This class is great for a first or second sock class.  Students must be able to join and knit in the round.

Instructor:  Ashley Eggert
Dates:           Tuesday evenings, March 14, 28 and April 11
Time:     6-8pm
Cost:       $90
Materials:  Smooth Operator Sock Pattern, 1 skein fingering weight yarn (400-440 yards), US size 1 DPN’s or 32-40″ circular needle (or size to obtain gauge), 3 yards of fingering weight waste yarn.

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Knitting for Babies and Children

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Whether you are a beginning knitter who needs to knit a quick gift or a more experienced knitter who wants to knit a new family heirloom, you are bound to come away from this gathering with new project ideas for the younger ones in your life.  We will explore yarns that are suitable for babies and young children and share pattern ideas for both quick gifts and those that take a bit more time.  We’ll peruse patterns for pint-sized blankets, sweaters, hats and toys and discuss which are most suitable for beginning and experienced knitters.  Note:  This is an “idea class” rather than a technique class.

Instructor:     Brenda Wilson
Date:                Saturday morning, March 18
Time:               9:30-11:00am
Cost:                 $25
Materials:  Please bring a fully charged laptop or iPad (and any great ideas you already have!)

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Brioche 101

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Brioche knitting is so hot right now and many patterns use this interesting, two color version to make hats, scarves and shawls.  Join Linda for this one session class to get the basics of brioche down and make a cotton washcloth.

Instructor:   Linda Lewis
Date:             Sunday morning, March 19th
Time:            10am-Noon
Cost:  $30
Materials:  2 colors of worsted weight cotton yarn, US size 8 and 10 circular needles

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*Beginning Spinning Private Instruction

Learn to spin your own yarn on a spinning wheel.  Instructor will provide all the  materials you will need, including the wheel.  You will learn how to use hand carders and how to spin a singles yarn.

Instructor:     Kimberlee Rohloff
Time:                2 hour session
Cost:                 $65
Date:                By Appointment

 

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*The Next Step Spinning: Private Instruction sidekick_hero

This private lesson will cover plying your singles yarn, using a niddy noddy, and setting the twist.  You will also learn to use wool combs and the difference between woolen and worsted yarns.

Instructor:     Kimberlee Rohloff
Time:                2 hour session
Cost:                  $65
Date:                 By Appointment

 

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*Beginning Weaving Instruction/Inkle Loom 

 

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Private instruction on an Inkle Loom is a two hour session where you learn to make handwoven bands, belts, straps and handbags.  Techniques covered will be warping, reading warping patterns, make heddles and weave!

Instructor:      Kimberlee Rohloff
Time:                 2 hour session
Cost:                  $65
Date:                  By Appointment

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*Beginning Weaving on the Cricket Loom/Private Instruction

Learn to weave on a Cricket rigid heddle loom.  Students will learn how to warp the loom, plan a project, basic weaving skills, finishing and information to help perfect your weaving.  Use of a Cricket looil_570xN.797027618_osxcm is available for a private lesson.  If you are interested in your own loom, one can be ordered in advance of your session.

 

Instructor:            Kimberlee Rohloff
Time:                      2 hour session
Cost:                       $65
Date:                       By Appointment
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Knit-A-Longs!

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Every month on Thursday evenings, we open our doors for a knit-a-long, presided over by the Woolworks Team!  Each months’ theme is decided upon and posted in our newsletter and here on the website. Participants knit-a-long on a variety of projects from books and patterns in the company of others in a casual atmosphere. Knit-a-longs are free and open to all, but all materials must be purchased from our shop in order to participate. Be prepared to learn and commune with like-minded knitters and crocheters! 6:00-8:00pm. Check this page for Knitalong themes, starting with the months listed below.

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January: Hashtag Hat/Cowl/Mittens

This month we’ll have three project possibilities, all using the mosaic knitting technique!  Mosaic knitting is simply slipping stitches in two different colors to make an overall pattern that looks impressive but is really quite easy!  Only one color is used every two rows and the pattern appears like magic!  Join us Thursday evenings from 6-8pm!  January 5, 12, 19 & 26

 

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February:  Wollmeise Month!

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We’re very excited to welcome Wollmeise yarn to the shop in late January.  We’ve chosen several projects as possibilities for our Wollmeise month – most of which can be made with one skein of either Wollmeise Twin (fingering wt) or DK weight.  We’re anxious for everyone to get the feel of this tightly twisted, bouncy, beautifully hand dyed yarn!  Join us Thursday evenings from 6-8pm!  February 2, 9, 16 & 23.

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