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.

Oct 13    No classes.

Oct 20    No classes.

Oct 27   10-noon – Introduction to Handspinning with Nelly. Register for this session by emailing nellydevault@comcast.net. Bring a spinning tool if you have one. Spindles will be available to try. 
1-3pm – Open Spinning and Knitting with Nelly. The shop will be open—come and hang out with us! If you would like a lesson or help during this time, contact Kate or Nelly.

Nov 3   10-noon – Silk Fusion with Nelly.  Make silk “paper,” which can be a work of art in itself, or can be used as a background for embroidery or other artistic additions.
1-3pm – Open Spinning and Knitting with Nelly. The shop will be open—come and hang out with us! If you would like a lesson or help during this time, contact Kate or Nelly.

Nov 10  10-noon – Charkhas, Tahklis, and Cotton Slivers!
1-3pm – Kate’s Favorite Cuff: Tubular Bind-Off. Life changing! Bring a ball of yarn (sport to worsted weight) and needles in the size indicated on the label. We will be working a cuff in the round, so needles should be DPNs or a long circular for magic loop as you prefer.

Nov 17   10-noon — Spinning a Shetland Hap. Kate is spinning for a shawl known in the Shetland Isles as a hap. In this second session, we will discuss finishing yarns, do a bit of natural dyeing if your skeins are ready, and begin swatching.
1-3pm – Knit a Mini Hap. Follow link above for more information about haps. Kate has written a pattern for a tiny hap, perfect for practicing a variety of techniques. Bring a ball of yarn  and  some contrast color or purchase Shetland yarns at the Trading Post. You will need DPNs in the size listed on the yarn label and one size larger.

Nov 24    10-noon – Camelid Fibers for Socks with Nelly. Llama, alpaca, maybe even camel!  Let’s explore this fiber usually discounted as a viable sock yarn fiber.
1-3pm – Open Spinning and Knitting with Nelly. Or start knitting that camelid fiber sock!