Classes

Kate Larson and Nelly DeVault host regular fiber arts classes at the Trading Post. These informal sessions typically have a topic for discussion, but all are free to work on their own spinning and knitting projects as well. Unless otherwise noted, the cost for each 2-hour session is $15.

For more information, contact katelarsontextiles@gmail.com.

July 28 10-noon – Spinning Alpaca for Knitting and Weaving with Kate.
1-3pm – Walk-In Clinic! with Kate. Bring handspun skeins or knitted projects that just didn’t work. Kate will be available for feedback, help in diagnosing the problem, and developing strategies for moving forward.

Aug 4 No classes—Kate will be in Colorado.

Aug 11  10-noon – Spinning Mohair with Nelly.
1-3pm –Open Spinning and Knitting with Nelly. Not a class. The shop will be open and Nelly will host.

Aug 18  10-noon – Silkworms and Reeled Silk with Nelly
1-3pm—Project Show and Tell with Nelly. No class, just bring something you’ve done recently that you want to share.

Aug 25   10-noon – How to Make, Dye and Use a Silk Hankie with Nelly.
1-3pm – Open Spinning and Knitting with Nelly. Not a class. The shop will be open and Nelly will host.

Sept 1   10-noon – Longdraw on a Spindle with Kate.
1-3pm – Entrelac and Knitting Back-Backwards with Kate. Bring a ball of scrap yarn (sport, DK, or worsted is easiest) and the needle size listed on the label.

Sept 8  10-noon – Making Our Own Silk Blends with Nelly.
1-3pm – Silk for Socks (!) with Nelly.

Sept 15  No classes. Kate will be in Wisconsin, and Nelly will be at Wool Gathering.

Sept 22   Classes with Kate: Topics TBD.

Sept 29  10-noon – Handspun, Hand-twined Baskets with Nelly. Bring some leftover handspun yarn, and we will make small treasure baskets.
1-3pm – Open Spinning and Knitting with Nelly. Not a class. The shop will be open and Nelly will host.