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56 Wall Street
Madison, CT 06443

203-245-5921

Welcome to Madison Wool!  We are a fiber lover’s paradise, with fine yarns for hand knitting plus one of a kind, handspun art yarns that you cannot find anywhere else! 

Events Calendar

Thursday Night Knitters:  The Carbeth Pullover or Cardigan
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Knitters: The Carbeth Pullover or Cardigan

The Carbeth Pullover or Cardigan by Kate Davies.  With Mary Crosby.  5 sessions:  September 13, 27, October 11, 25, and November 15, 2018.  7-9 PM.  $100.00.  $25.00 deposit holds your space.

The Carbeth Pullover or Cardigan by Kate Davies.  With Mary Crosby.  5 sessions:  September 13, 27, October 11, 25, and November 15, 2018.  7-9 PM.  $100.00.  $25.00 deposit holds your space. Pattern to be purchased in store on Ravelry or purchase here:  Carbeth Cardigan: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/carbeth-cardigan.   Carbeth Pullover: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/carbeth.

Join us as we knit the popular Carbeth by Kate Davies!  A fairly quick and interesting knit, and perfect as a first sweater.  It uses DK weight yarn held double, or we have several chunky weight yarns available that can be used as a single strand.  Choose either pullover or cardigan; both are very wearable and easily customizable (longer length, etc). 

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Copy of  Crafternoon- Friday Monthly Kids Club
Nov
16
4:00 PM16:00

Copy of Crafternoon- Friday Monthly Kids Club

With Mary Crosby and friends. All levels, beginning to some experience, ages 7 and up. $10.00 per student per session, yarn and needles provided for knitting practice in class. Call to register. 

This group class is suitable for small groups of class mates or friends who would like to learn to knit, or work on a special project. Class is usually held the last Friday afternoon of the month from 4-5 PM-check calendar for dates.

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Stitch a Modern Japanese Rice Pouch with Karen Stevens
Nov
18
12:00 PM12:00

Stitch a Modern Japanese Rice Pouch with Karen Stevens

Stitch a Modern Japanese Rice Pouch.  With Karen Stevens.  Sunday, November 18, 12-4 PM.  $75.00.  $25.00 deposit holds your space.  Limit 8 students.   

Karen Stevens returns!  Picking up where visible mending left off, now it is time to sew a tote!  Once a small patched bag that was used to carry rice offerings to the temple, the Japanese Komebukuro is the perfect bag to carry around your latest knitting project (or anything really!).  We will use a mix of simple hand stitching and appliqués to create a one of a kind patchwork style drawstring tote. It is even reversible! A perfect project to use up all of your fabric scraps and remnants, and makes a great gift for the holidays as well. 

Materials needed:

Please have the main pieces cut and ready to be sewn before class. Alternatively, a kit will can be provided for an additional $20. (kindly request at registration if you would like the kit) 

For the bag Exterior:

(1) 25" x 8” piece of fabric

(1) 7” x 7” piece of fabric 

For the bag interior:

(1) 25" x 8” piece of fabric

(1) 7” x 7” piece of fabric 

Various pieces of scrap fabric for the drawstring tabs and appliqué pieces. 

Fabric suggestions: Medium weight linen or linen blend (Robert Kaufman Essex linen blend works great!), quilting cotton, lightweight canvas. 

I will provide all additional materials. (drawstrings, fabric scraps, embroidery thread and needles) If you have any of these and would like to bring your own, you are welcome! We will have a few machines, but if you have a portable sewing machine you may bring it along also. The bag pattern will be provided. This class is open to beginners, but students who already have a working knowledge of a machine. 

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 Learn to Crochet: Churchmouse Sampler Mitts or Scarf
Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Learn to Crochet: Churchmouse Sampler Mitts or Scarf

Beginning Crochet: Churchmouse Sampler Scarf or Handwarmers.  With Dayna Mankowski.  Wednesday, November 28, 2017.  7-9 PM.  $20.00.  $10.00 deposit holds your space.

Learn how to crochet three different stitches and make a lovely scarf and/or handwarmers!  You will learn three stitches; single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet.  Perfect for adventurous beginners, or those who have completed the basic single crochet mitts class or have some crochet experience. 

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Thursday Night Knitters: Five PM Bulky First Cardigan
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Knitters: Five PM Bulky First Cardigan

Quick Knit First Sweater: The Five PM Bulky Cardigan.  Mary Crosby.  3 sessions:  November 29, December 6 & 13, 2018.  7-9 PM.  $75.00.  $25.00 deposit holds your space.

Knit a sweater before the holidays?  With chunky yarn and a stylish pattern, yes you can!  Using Erika Knight Maxi Wool or equivalent bulky yarn, this sweater will knit up fast on size 15 needles.  Perfect for a first sweater, this garment is knit flat and seamed.  You will learn how to correctly put together a garment, make button holes & pockets, pick up stitches, plus other techniques to make a sweater that fits.  The project is three classes ( 3 weeks) , but you are always welcome to stop in for help – we won’t leave you stranded.  Basic knitting skills required.  This is a great first garment for the adventurous beginner!

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Two at a Time Fingerless Gloves
Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

Two at a Time Fingerless Gloves

Two at a Time Fingerless Gloves.  With Mary Crosby.  Sunday, December 2, 2018, 1-4 PM.  $45.00.  $10.00 deposit holds your space. 

Back by popular demand!  Learn how to make fingerless gloves, two at a time, using the magic loop method.  Chose either the Churchmouse Welted Fingerless gloves or Churchmouse Ferryboat mitts to make (or a pattern you’d like to make).  No ‘second mitt’ syndrome!  Basic knitting skills required.  You will be surprised how quickly these knit up!

 

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Thursday Night Knitters: Five PM Bulky First Cardigan-Class 2
Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Knitters: Five PM Bulky First Cardigan-Class 2

Quick Knit First Sweater: The Five PM Bulky Cardigan.  Mary Crosby.  3 sessions:  November 29, December 6 & 13, 2018.  7-9 PM.  $75.00.  $25.00 deposit holds your space.

Knit a sweater before the holidays?  With chunky yarn and a stylish pattern, yes you can!  Using Erika Knight Maxi Wool or equivalent bulky yarn, this sweater will knit up fast on size 15 needles.  Perfect for a first sweater, this garment is knit flat and seamed.  You will learn how to correctly put together a garment, make button holes & pockets, pick up stitches, plus other techniques to make a sweater that fits.  The project is three classes ( 3 weeks) , but you are always welcome to stop in for help – we won’t leave you stranded.  Basic knitting skills required.  This is a great first garment for the adventurous beginner!

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Thursday Night Knitters: Five PM Bulky First Cardigan-Class 3
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Knitters: Five PM Bulky First Cardigan-Class 3

Quick Knit First Sweater: The Five PM Bulky Cardigan.  Mary Crosby.  3 sessions:  November 29, December 6 & 13, 2018.  7-9 PM.  $75.00.  $25.00 deposit holds your space.

Knit a sweater before the holidays?  With chunky yarn and a stylish pattern, yes you can!  Using Erika Knight Maxi Wool or equivalent bulky yarn, this sweater will knit up fast on size 15 needles.  Perfect for a first sweater, this garment is knit flat and seamed.  You will learn how to correctly put together a garment, make button holes & pockets, pick up stitches, plus other techniques to make a sweater that fits.  The project is three classes ( 3 weeks) , but you are always welcome to stop in for help – we won’t leave you stranded.  Basic knitting skills required.  This is a great first garment for the adventurous beginner!

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Unwind & Knit: Knitting and Yoga!
Dec
30
2:00 PM14:00

Unwind & Knit: Knitting and Yoga!

Unwind & Knit

At MadWool!

Combine knitting and yoga for a fun and relaxing afternoon!   

Learn to knit or bring a project, then work out the kinks and knots in your body and mind with restorative yoga and guided meditation.  

$40 includes knitting guidance, yoga, tea, and chair massage  

Sunday, September 30, December 30, and March 31, 2019

Madison Wool

56 A Wall Street, Madison, CT

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Unwind & Knit: Knitting and Yoga!
Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

Unwind & Knit: Knitting and Yoga!

Unwind & Knit

At MadWool!

Combine knitting and yoga for a fun and relaxing afternoon!   

Learn to knit or bring a project, then work out the kinks and knots in your body and mind with restorative yoga and guided meditation.  

$40 includes knitting guidance, yoga, tea, and chair massage  

Sunday, September 30, December 30, and March 31, 2019

Madison Wool

56 A Wall Street, Madison, CT

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Learn to Weave on a Rigid Heddle Loom-with Susan Snider* Class Full- 2nd intro class added Sunday
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Learn to Weave on a Rigid Heddle Loom-with Susan Snider* Class Full- 2nd intro class added Sunday

Saturday, November 10, 2018- Learn to Weave on The Rigid Heddle Loom.  10 AM-4PM.  $100.00 ($25.00 deposit holds your space).  Bring your own loom or use one of ours (limit 5 students).  ******Class Full- second intro session added 11/11/18*****

Max of 4 students without looms. *Includes the use of loom and all materials; if you have your own loom, please bring it*. Learn how to weave on the Ashford Knitter’s Loom (or other rigid heddle loom)!.  This portable, easy to use rigid heddle loom provides an infinite amount of design possibilities. It is called the Knitter’s Loom because it is a great way to use your left over yarns from knitting projects. If you have your own rigid heddle loom, feel free to bring it!

Have you ever looked at a beautifully woven item and thought, “I wish I could create something like that?” then this class is for you. Rigid heddle loom weaving is simple to learn and offers an extraordinary range of creativity. In this workshop students will learn basic weaving terminology and techniques and be weaving in no time. You will weave a sample which will teach different weaving patterns and allow for exploration with color and texture. If you’re a knitter or spinner this is a great way to use up your stash! You will be surprised by how a small loom can inspire the fiber artist in you. 

Lunch break - feel free to bring your own lunch, we have a refrigerator and microwave, plus water, snacks and tea.  Local restaurants available too.  

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Needle Felted Fairies.  With Deidre of Gryphon & Unicorn Studio
Nov
4
1:00 PM13:00

Needle Felted Fairies. With Deidre of Gryphon & Unicorn Studio

Needle Felted Fairies. With Deidre of Gryphon & Unicorn Studio. Sunday, November 4, 2018. 1-4 PM. $45.00. $20.00 deposit holds your space. Includes fiber, felting pad and needles extra (if you have them, please bring them).

Learn to make fun, fantasy fairies from wool ! Deidre will guide you on how to needle felt and sculpt with wool and wire to make fun creatures. These would be fun as miniature ornaments too!

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 Thursday Night Knitters:  The Carbeth Pullover or Cardigan
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Knitters: The Carbeth Pullover or Cardigan

The Carbeth Pullover or Cardigan by Kate Davies.  With Mary Crosby.  5 sessions:  September 13, 27, October 11, 25, and November 15, 2018.  7-9 PM.  $100.00.  $25.00 deposit holds your space.

The Carbeth Pullover or Cardigan by Kate Davies.  With Mary Crosby.  5 sessions:  September 13, 27, October 11, 25, and November 15, 2018.  7-9 PM.  $100.00.  $25.00 deposit holds your space. Pattern to be purchased in store on Ravelry or purchase here:  Carbeth Cardigan: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/carbeth-cardigan.   Carbeth Pullover: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/carbeth.

Join us as we knit the popular Carbeth by Kate Davies!  A fairly quick and interesting knit, and perfect as a first sweater.  It uses DK weight yarn held double, or we have several chunky weight yarns available that can be used as a single strand.  Choose either pullover or cardigan; both are very wearable and easily customizable (longer length, etc). 

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Beginning Needle Felting with Deidre
Oct
14
1:00 PM13:00

Beginning Needle Felting with Deidre

 

Beginning Needle Felting.  With Deidre of Gryphon and Unicorn Studio.  Sunday, October 14, 1-4 PM.  $45.00.  Includes fiber. Felting pad and needles extra or bring your own. $20.00 deposit holds your space.  

Join Deidre, a talented sculptor and felter, as she teaches you how to needle felt wool into fun shapes!  Make something holiday themed, choose a plant or animal- anything you’d like to make! 

 

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 Thursday Night Knitters:  The Carbeth Pullover or Cardigan
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Knitters: The Carbeth Pullover or Cardigan

The Carbeth Pullover or Cardigan by Kate Davies.  With Mary Crosby.  5 sessions:  September 13, 27, October 11, 25, and November 15, 2018.  7-9 PM.  $100.00.  $25.00 deposit holds your space.

The Carbeth Pullover or Cardigan by Kate Davies.  With Mary Crosby.  5 sessions:  September 13, 27, October 11, 25, and November 15, 2018.  7-9 PM.  $100.00.  $25.00 deposit holds your space. Pattern to be purchased in store on Ravelry or purchase here:  Carbeth Cardigan: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/carbeth-cardigan.   Carbeth Pullover: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/carbeth.

Join us as we knit the popular Carbeth by Kate Davies!  A fairly quick and interesting knit, and perfect as a first sweater.  It uses DK weight yarn held double, or we have several chunky weight yarns available that can be used as a single strand.  Choose either pullover or cardigan; both are very wearable and easily customizable (longer length, etc). 

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Basket Making Retreat with Katie Groves in Vermont!
Oct
6
to Oct 7

Basket Making Retreat with Katie Groves in Vermont!

MADISON WOOL AND MAD RIVER FIBER ARTS & MILL PRESENT: A WEEKEND BASKET MAKING RETREAT WITH KATIE GROVE  (www.katiegrovestudios.com)

Join Katie Grove in Waitsfield, VT for a weekend basket making retreat hosted by Mad River Fiber Arts & Mill and Madison Wool.  Enjoy a weekend retreat with overnight accommodations or weekend rate (both days).   

An Introduction to Three Basketry Techniques in a Weekend

Saturday and Sunday, October  6-7, 2018.  10 AM- 5 PM.   Meet and Greet -Friday, October 5, 2018 at 6 PM at Mad River Fiber Arts & Mill, 6163 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT 05673, (802) 496-7746, susan@madriverfibermill.com

What is better than leaving a basketry workshop with a finished basket? Going home with a whole collection of baskets! In this multi-day workshop you will get a sampling of several key basketry techniques while making miniature or small baskets. Coiling, twining, and folded bark techniques will all be covered in detail and by making multiple small baskets you have a chance to really get to know each technique. This weekend intensive is perfect for those who are traveling further to attend and want to get a great taste of the world of basketry in a weekend.  There will be an optional forage for fresh materials each morning from 9 – 10 AM on the local property. 

LOCATION:  Lodging- Ioanna House, Warren, VT.  (Google for details).  Maximum 5 guests.Workshop will be held in a “hobbit” house walking distance from lodging in the Village of Warren. 

COST:  $385 for the weekend including accommodations.  Includes breakfast both days, water, tea, and snacks.  $275.00 for the weekend, no overnight accommodations, includes water, tea, and snacks.   With an hour break for lunch, which will be available for purchase.    

PAYMENT:  $100.00 deposit, non refundable 30 days before the event.  Remainder of payment due 10 days prior to event. 

ALSO INCLUDES:  All locally harvested and hand prepared plant materials to make 3-6 baskets, Handouts on all the techniques covered.

WHERE TO STAY

If you are traveling to the workshop there are many lovely places to spend the night locally, if Ioanna House is full.

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Unwind & Knit: Knitting and Yoga!
Sep
30
2:00 PM14:00

Unwind & Knit: Knitting and Yoga!

Unwind & Knit

At MadWool!

Combine knitting and yoga for a fun and relaxing afternoon!   

Learn to knit or bring a project, then work out the kinks and knots in your body and mind with restorative yoga and guided meditation.  

$40 includes knitting guidance, yoga, tea, and chair massage  

Sunday, September 30, December 30, and March 31, 2019

Madison Wool

56 A Wall Street, Madison, CT

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 Thursday Night Knitters:  The Carbeth Pullover or Cardigan
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Knitters: The Carbeth Pullover or Cardigan

The Carbeth Pullover or Cardigan by Kate Davies.  With Mary Crosby.  5 sessions:  September 13, 27, October 11, 25, and November 15, 2018.  7-9 PM.  $100.00.  $25.00 deposit holds your space.

The Carbeth Pullover or Cardigan by Kate Davies.  With Mary Crosby.  5 sessions:  September 13, 27, October 11, 25, and November 15, 2018.  7-9 PM.  $100.00.  $25.00 deposit holds your space. Pattern to be purchased in store on Ravelry or purchase here:  Carbeth Cardigan: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/carbeth-cardigan.   Carbeth Pullover: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/carbeth.

Join us as we knit the popular Carbeth by Kate Davies!  A fairly quick and interesting knit, and perfect as a first sweater.  It uses DK weight yarn held double, or we have several chunky weight yarns available that can be used as a single strand.  Choose either pullover or cardigan; both are very wearable and easily customizable (longer length, etc). 

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Fearless Spinning with Laura Spinner
Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

Fearless Spinning with Laura Spinner

Fearless Spinning! With Laura Senator of Rainbow Twist Shop.  Sunday, September 23, 2018.  10 AM-5 PM.  $100.00.  $25.00 deposit holds your space.  Lunch break- refrigerator and microwave available, snacks, water and tea and local take out. 

 Fearless Spinning is a comprehensive workshop developed by Laura “Spinner” Senator to help spinners organize and manage a variety of new and potentially intimidating fibers and add-ins; to spin with innovation, confidence, and delight! 

Techniques such as my own “Magic Thumb” and “Throwing Chunks” methods of lock spinning, as well as tail spinning, coil and multiple plying are all incorporated in this workshop.   Fleece, long locks, sparkle, and add-ins are the perfect venue for these techniques.  This approach begins with thoughtful organization and preparation of the fiber and other elements (which will include some carding and prepping locks), guided by the unique aspects of color and texture.  

 The workshop is designed to be intensely hands-on and fun, appropriate for any level of expertise, including the beginning spinner.  This method is intuitive and creative, guided by a mix of artistic spirit grounded in solid technique.  Spinners will leave with a myriad of new techniques but more importantly, the confidence to use them in their own creative style!

Materials students will need to bring:  Spinning wheel which can accommodate bulky yarns/jumbo flyers.  Bobbins and Lazy Kate for plying. Students are encouraged to bring their own fleece, batts, add-ins, and fun plying yarn as well, for sharing and/or personal use.  Niddy Noddy to wind off yarns.  Laura and Madison Wool will have supplies for sale as well. 

 

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 Crafternoon- Friday Monthly Kids Club
Sep
21
4:00 PM16:00

Crafternoon- Friday Monthly Kids Club

With Mary Crosby and friends. All levels, beginning to some experience, ages 7 and up. $10.00 per student per session, yarn and needles provided for knitting practice in class. Call to register. 

This group class is suitable for small groups of class mates or friends who would like to learn to knit, or work on a special project. Class is usually held the last Friday afternoon of the month from 4-5 PM-check calendar for dates.

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