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Groupon II: Begin 2 Crochet

This is the second class in a two part series.

If you have never crocheted, or need to brush up rusty skills from your past, this it the class for you! You will learn the foundation stitches of crochet, how to identify and count your stitches, how to read a pattern and more! These new skills will prepare you to crochet a beautiful cowl.

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Alpaca Direct will provide all the materials for the class. You will receive instructional materials, a crochet hook, yarn to practice with, as well as yarn, and the pattern to make a cowl. There are two, two-hour sessions, one week apart. This allows you time to practice the skills from class one and then come to class two with any questions you have. Class two will also offer a few new skills and our goal is that you will leave with your project complete.
Join us and learn a fun, versatile skill you will enjoy for years to come.

Groupon II: Begin 2 Knit & Beyond Basics

This is the second class in a two part series.

In our beginning knitting class we teach you the most basic skills of knitting. All knitting is created from two stitches- the knit stitch and the purl stitch- it’s how you put them together that creates beauty and texture. In this two part class you will learn to cast-on, knit, purl, cast off and how to recognize and correct errors. We’ll teach you about yarn, how to read a yarn label, what gauge means and how to choose a needle appropriate to your project.

No knitting skill or knowledge required, all materials provided.

Leave children at home. This will enable everyone to give their full attention to the task at hand and your children will soon reap the benefits of affording Mom a much needed break to learn how to knit. Come and have a cup of coffee and knit with us!
Relax! This is not rocket science. Each and every one of us have had to start right where you are…at the beginning. The learning never stops so just enjoy yourself!

 

Scrappy Wrist Warmer Class II

This is the second class in the series. 

Don’t throw that ugly Christmas sweater away (or any sweater for that matter ). Let us teach you how to make lovely wrist warmers out of sweater scraps and bits of leftover yarn! All you need is a sweater to cut up, scrap yarn, embellishments (if you like) and be able to do simple crochet stitches.

We will be adding to the “scrap” pile and encourage everyone to bring in enough materials to share.

This will be Fun, Fun, Fun!

Groupon I: Begin 2 Crochet

If you have never crocheted, or need to brush up rusty skills from your past, this it the class for you! You will learn the foundation stitches of crochet, how to identify and count your stitches, how to read a pattern and more! These new skills will prepare you to crochet a beautiful cowl.

mariacrochetsml
Alpaca Direct will provide all the materials for the class. You will receive instructional materials, a crochet hook, yarn to practice with, as well as yarn, and the pattern to make a cowl. There are two, two-hour sessions, one week apart. This allows you time to practice the skills from class one and then come to class two with any questions you have. Class two will also offer a few new skills and our goal is that you will leave with your project complete.
Join us and learn a fun, versatile skill you will enjoy for years to come.

Scrappy Wrist Warmer Class

Don’t throw that ugly Christmas sweater away (or any sweater for that matter ). Let us teach you how to make lovely wrist warmers out of sweater scraps and bits of leftover yarn! All you need is a sweater to cut up, scrap yarn, embellishments (if you like) and be able to do simple crochet stitches.

We will be adding to the “scrap” pile and encourage everyone to bring in enough materials to share.

This will be Fun, Fun, Fun!

Drop Spindle Class

Spinning on a drop spindle is one of the oldest types of spinning. It’s also simple, portable and fun! You will learn to create your own yarn. What could be better than that?
There are no prerequisite skills for this class, just come with a willingness to learn and try something new. Debbie Drake, an experienced spindle spinner, will be the instructor. We will provide all the necessary materials for the class. If you have spindles or fiber you have questions about, please bring it. Class size is limited to eight students.

1-spinning class

Materials Provided:

  • Wood beginner spindle
  • Fiber
  • Written class hand out

Begin to Knit Class #2

In our beginning knitting class we teach you the most basic skills of knitting. All knitting is created from two stitches- the knit stitch and the purl stitch- it’s how you put them together that creates beauty and texture. In this two part class you will learn to cast-on, knit, purl, cast off and how to recognize and correct errors. We’ll teach you about yarn, how to read a yarn label, what gauge means and how to choose a needle appropriate to your project.

No knitting skill or knowledge required, all materials provided.

Leave children at home. This will enable everyone to give their full attention to the task at hand and your children will soon reap the benefits of affording Mom a much needed break to learn how to knit. Come and have a cup of coffee and knit with us!
Relax! This is not rocket science. Each and every one of us have had to start right where you are…at the beginning. The learning never stops so just enjoy yourself!

Begin to Knit class

Begin to Knit class

Begin to Knit Class #1

In our beginning knitting class we teach you the most basic skills of knitting. All knitting is created from two stitches- the knit stitch and the purl stitch- it’s how you put them together that creates beauty and texture. In this two part class you will learn to cast-on, knit, purl, cast off and how to recognize and correct errors. We’ll teach you about yarn, how to read a yarn label, what gauge means and how to choose a needle appropriate to your project.

No knitting skill or knowledge required, all materials provided.

Leave children at home. This will enable everyone to give their full attention to the task at hand and your children will soon reap the benefits of affording Mom a much needed break to learn how to knit. Come and have a cup of coffee and knit with us!
Relax! This is not rocket science. Each and every one of us have had to start right where you are…at the beginning. The learning never stops so just enjoy yourself!

Begin to Knit class

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Spinning Wheel Class

“Learning to L❤️ve your Spinning wheel” for beginners

Instructor: Debbie Drake
 (Scotch tension)
 What you will learn:
    Parts of the wheel
    Choosing a good fiber (fiber prep)
    Choosing the correct whorl
    Adjusting tension
    Treadle rhythm
    Understanding twist
    Short forward draft
    Using a Niddy Noddy
What to bring:
    BFL top for spinning (purchased at Alpaca Direct) minimum 2 oz.
    Wheel
    Oriface hook
    Spinning wheel oil (rag for cleanup)
    3 bobbins
    Lazy Kate
Spinning Fiber at Alpaca Direct
Spinning Fiber at Alpaca Direct
Socks completed with a picot bind off.

Socks Class

Two at a Time Toe-up Socks!

Experience level: Intermediate-Students need to be proficient in Magic Loop and Long-tail  cast on.

Price: $39 includes book. Class size is limited to 6 students and fills quickly so pre-register today! Payment required at time of registration. This is a two-session class.

You will need to bring:  

  • 2 colors of worsted weight yarn. Any yarn will do. Look in your stash! We are just learning…no fancy yarn here!
  • Size 6-8, 40″-47″ circular needles
  • Locking stitch markers
  • Stitch gauge device
  • A sense of humor and willingness to learn!

 

We are looking forward to this class with you! Let’s knit some socks!!!

small sock