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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

Intermediate Rigid Heddle Weaving Techniques
Jul
22
9:00 AM09:00

Intermediate Rigid Heddle Weaving Techniques

Intermediate Weaving: Using Two Heddles, Exploring Double Weave .  With Susan Snider.  Sunday, September 11,  2016.   9 AM-3PM.  **Limit 4 students, $25.00 deposit holds your space.

 

Adding a second heddle to a rigid heddle loom will open up new possibilities with your weaving!  It can make it possible for new weave structures, a tighter weave with more than 12 ends per inch, and make wider fabrics too!  Join Susan as she shows you what is possible with the humble rigid heddle loom.  All yarn provided, must have loom with a second heddle adaptor/extra heddle.  One loom available for use if you do not have one. 

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Stitch and Beach- ON THE BEACH
Jul
24
6:00 PM18:00

Stitch and Beach- ON THE BEACH

Back to the beach!  We will be at The Mercy Center Beach, 167 Neck Rd, Madison, in front of Seascape House twice a month, weather permitting, from June-August.  Bring a chair or towel, bug spray, and your project and enjoy crafting in a beautiful spot.  $5.00 donation. 

 

 

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 Thursday Night Knitters-Traditonal Gansey
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Knitters-Traditonal Gansey

Thursday Night Knitters:  Traditional Fishermen's Gansey. With Mary Crosby.  6 Sessions- June 7, 21, July 12, 26, August 9, 23, 2018.  7-9 PM.  $125.00.  $50.00 deposit holds your space.  

Come learn how to make a traditional Gansey!  Ganseys are seamless in construction, knitted in the round from the bottom up, with the shoulders knitted together and the arms knitted on from the shoulder down.  There is a diamond-shaped gusset in the underarm, creating freedom of movement and eliminating the wear and tear that often results in the seams of garments that are knitted in pieces and sewn together. Each village or region had its signature gansey pattern, and individual families would often have their own variations.  Traveling fishermen would often know each other's home region by their ganseys.  In some accounts, a woman might only knit one pattern in her life, passing it down orally to the next generation.

You can make any size you'd like- child to adult, and make it sleeveless for a vest as an option.   You will learn many fun techniques too- Channel Island cast on, garter-stitch split welt, underarm gussets, knit-purl patterning on upper body. Knit completely in the round, and you'll be using worsted-aran weight yarn!  Join us for this fun sweater this summer to get a jump on winter! 

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Summer Crochet Along- The Boxet Bag
Aug
1
6:30 PM18:30

Summer Crochet Along- The Boxet Bag

Summer Crochet Along :  The Boxet Bag by Cal Patch.  With Dayna Mankowski.  Wednesdays, July  18, August 1 & 15, 2018, 6:30-8:30 PM.  $10.00 per session. 

Join us for a fun crochet along!  If you can do basic crochet stitches , you can make this fun tote bag!  A fun design from Cal Patch that was featured in the Making 5: Color issue..    This informal class will help you make this bag from worsted weight yarns (bring your stash or buy new).  Drop in to any or all of these class sessions for help while you make this bag.  Please call the shop to reserve a space: 203-245-5921.

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Intermediate Spinning- Focus on Drafting and Plying
Aug
5
1:00 PM13:00

Intermediate Spinning- Focus on Drafting and Plying

Intermediate Spinning: Focus on Plying, Drafting, and Learning to Create The Yarn You Want.  With Mary Crosby.  Sunday August 5, 2018, 1-4 PM.  $75.00 ($25.00 holds your space).  Some Fiber included, bring anything you would like to work with. *Some wheels available for use if you don’t have one*

In this class, Mary will show you how to work with different fibers (alpaca, short stapled wools, etc), drafting methods (long draw, over the fold, and more), and techniques for plying your yarn.  Must have basic spinning skills-this is a continuation of Beginning Spinning Intensive. 

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Stitch and Beach- ON THE BEACH
Aug
7
6:00 PM18:00

Stitch and Beach- ON THE BEACH

Back to the beach!  We will be at The Mercy Center Beach, 167 Neck Rd, Madison, in front of Seascape House twice a month, weather permitting, from June-August.  Bring a chair or towel, bug spray, and your project and enjoy crafting in a beautiful spot.  $5.00 donation. 

 

 

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Thursday Night Knitters-Traditonal Gansey
Aug
9
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Knitters-Traditonal Gansey

Thursday Night Knitters:  Traditional Fishermen's Gansey. With Mary Crosby.  6 Sessions- June 7, 21, July 12, 26, August 9, 23, 2018.  7-9 PM.  $125.00.  $50.00 deposit holds your space.  

Come learn how to make a traditional Gansey!  Ganseys are seamless in construction, knitted in the round from the bottom up, with the shoulders knitted together and the arms knitted on from the shoulder down.  There is a diamond-shaped gusset in the underarm, creating freedom of movement and eliminating the wear and tear that often results in the seams of garments that are knitted in pieces and sewn together. Each village or region had its signature gansey pattern, and individual families would often have their own variations.  Traveling fishermen would often know each other's home region by their ganseys.  In some accounts, a woman might only knit one pattern in her life, passing it down orally to the next generation.

You can make any size you'd like- child to adult, and make it sleeveless for a vest as an option.   You will learn many fun techniques too- Channel Island cast on, garter-stitch split welt, underarm gussets, knit-purl patterning on upper body. Knit completely in the round, and you'll be using worsted-aran weight yarn!  Join us for this fun sweater this summer to get a jump on winter! 

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Summer Crochet Along- The Boxet Bag
Aug
15
6:30 PM18:30

Summer Crochet Along- The Boxet Bag

Summer Crochet Along :  The Boxet Bag by Cal Patch.  With Dayna Mankowski.  Wednesdays, July  18, August 1 & 15, 2018, 6:30-8:30 PM.  $10.00 per session. 

Join us for a fun crochet along!  If you can do basic crochet stitches , you can make this fun tote bag!  A fun design from Cal Patch that was featured in the Making 5: Color issue..    This informal class will help you make this bag from worsted weight yarns (bring your stash or buy new).  Drop in to any or all of these class sessions for help while you make this bag.  Please call the shop to reserve a space: 203-245-5921.

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Visible Mending with Karen Stevens-**CLASS FULL**
Aug
19
12:00 PM12:00

Visible Mending with Karen Stevens-**CLASS FULL**

Visible Mending.  With Karen Stevens.  Sunday, August 19, 2018.  12-3 PM.  $45.00.  $20.00 deposit holds your space.   *CLASS FULL*

Once upon a time, mending our clothes was a necessity, using pieces of well worn garments to extend the life of others. In today’s world of fast fashion, we are more likely to toss away our old objects than repurpose them. But it is often our most loved clothing we don’t want to give up, perhaps in the comfort we feel when wearing it, or the memories it may hold. 

In this class we are going to explore ways to bring slow stitching into our day — not only because it might help us give second life to something we are not ready to part with, but also because the very act of stitching is meditative, pleasurable and infinitely creative. Just like handwriting, no two people are going to stitch quite the same way. There are no special sewing skills needed: using a basic running stitch and some thread, you can turn the most threadbare garments into pieces that are not only functional, but beautiful.

Materials to bring: A favorite woven piece of clothing: a shirt, pair of jeans, lightweight jacket (No knits please). Jeans with no or minimal stretch is optimal. Scraps of woven fabric in various sizes, preferably cotton, linen or lightweight canvas. If you have your favorite sewing needle/embroidery thread you can bring it along, but all other materials will be provided. 

About Karen:  Her love of visible mending, natural fibers, hand dyed fabrics and slow stitching has recently turned into a small side business, creating one of a kind stitched curiosities for her friends and Etsy shop.

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Thursday Night Knitters-Traditonal Gansey
Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Knitters-Traditonal Gansey

Thursday Night Knitters:  Traditional Fishermen's Gansey. With Mary Crosby.  6 Sessions- June 7, 21, July 12, 26, August 9, 23, 2018.  7-9 PM.  $125.00.  $50.00 deposit holds your space.  

Come learn how to make a traditional Gansey!  Ganseys are seamless in construction, knitted in the round from the bottom up, with the shoulders knitted together and the arms knitted on from the shoulder down.  There is a diamond-shaped gusset in the underarm, creating freedom of movement and eliminating the wear and tear that often results in the seams of garments that are knitted in pieces and sewn together. Each village or region had its signature gansey pattern, and individual families would often have their own variations.  Traveling fishermen would often know each other's home region by their ganseys.  In some accounts, a woman might only knit one pattern in her life, passing it down orally to the next generation.

You can make any size you'd like- child to adult, and make it sleeveless for a vest as an option.   You will learn many fun techniques too- Channel Island cast on, garter-stitch split welt, underarm gussets, knit-purl patterning on upper body. Knit completely in the round, and you'll be using worsted-aran weight yarn!  Join us for this fun sweater this summer to get a jump on winter! 

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Stitch and Beach- ON THE BEACH
Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

Stitch and Beach- ON THE BEACH

Back to the beach!  We will be at The Mercy Center Beach, 167 Neck Rd, Madison, in front of Seascape House twice a month, weather permitting, from June-August.  Bring a chair or towel, bug spray, and your project and enjoy crafting in a beautiful spot.  $5.00 donation. 

 

 

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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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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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Cotton Spinning Weekend with Joan Ruane- Day 2: Bast Fibers
Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

Cotton Spinning Weekend with Joan Ruane- Day 2: Bast Fibers

SPINNING BAST FIBERS WITH JOAN RUANE AT MADISON WOOL.  56A WALL STREET, MADISON, CT 06443.  $200.00 FOR WEEKEND, $100.00 FOR EACH DAY.  $50.00 DEPOSIT HOLDS YOUR SPACE

October 14, 2018  10 AM-4 PM

For intermediate spinners      Sunday

Bast fibers come from the stem of plants.  There are many plants through- out history that have played a very important role in making yarns.  With just one day, we will concentrate on hemp, flax and ramie.  We will learn what different preparations are available and how each is spun.  As a special treat we will get to dress a distaff and try spinning from it as well.  This should prove to be a fun day exploring the world of bast fiber.  

 

Students should bring:

    Spinning wheel..(no bulk spinners..prefer flyer driven wheel)

    Lazy kate and 3 clean bobbins

Small bath towel

    Bowl or cup for water

`    Labeling tags & pencil

    Niddy noddy

First a professional teacher and then a spinner, Joan Ruane has been teaching spinning classes throughout the U.S., Canada, UK , Australia and New Zealand since 1980.  Active in local and regional Guilds, she has also owned and operated fiber shops in both Florida and Arizona.  Joan has published cotton newsletters, written articles for fiber magazines and has published two DVD: Cotton Spinning Made Easy and Cotton Spinning With A Takli. She has republished Hand Spinning Cotton  by Harry and Olive Linder, bringing it up to date with modern techniques. In 2015 Joan published the much needed “Beginning Cotton Spinning on the Wheel” workbook. Her DVD’s can be streamed through Taprootvideo.com.   

Joan’s web site is:   www.cottonspinning.com.  

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Learn to Weave on a Rigid Heddle Loom-with Susan Snider
Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

Learn to Weave on a Rigid Heddle Loom-with Susan Snider

Saturday, July 21, 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). 

Max of 3 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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Summer Crochet Along- The Boxet Bag
Jul
18
6:30 PM18:30

Summer Crochet Along- The Boxet Bag

Summer Crochet Along :  The Boxet Bag by Cal Patch.  With Dayna Mankowski.  Wednesdays, July  18, August 1 & 15, 2018, 6:30-8:30 PM.  $10.00 per session. 

Join us for a fun crochet along!  If you can do basic crochet stitches , you can make this fun tote bag!  A fun design from Cal Patch that was featured in the Making 5: Color issue..    This informal class will help you make this bag from worsted weight yarns (bring your stash or buy new).  Drop in to any or all of these class sessions for help while you make this bag.  Please call the shop to reserve a space: 203-245-5921.

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Stitch and Beach- ON THE BEACH
Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

Stitch and Beach- ON THE BEACH

Back to the beach!  We will be at The Mercy Center Beach, 167 Neck Rd, Madison, in front of Seascape House twice a month, weather permitting, from June-August.  Bring a chair or towel, bug spray, and your project and enjoy crafting in a beautiful spot.  $5.00 donation. 

 

 

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Fixing Mistakes and Reading Your Knitting
Jul
15
1:00 PM13:00

Fixing Mistakes and Reading Your Knitting

Fixing Mistakes and Reading Your Knitting.  With Mary Crosby.  Sunday, July 15, 2018. 1-3 PM.  $25.00 ($10.00 deposit holds your space).   

Back by popular demand! Become the boss of your knitting by learning how to "read" your stitches. With this class and a little practice, you will soon be able to figure out where you are in a pattern and to recognize and correct errors. You’ll spend less time running to the yarn shop for help and more time working on your projects.  The first portion of the class will be devoted to studying the way stitches sit on the needle and what a knit stitch and purl stitch as well as common increases and decreases look like. The second part will be devoted to practical skills.  You will learn how to count rows in one color and multi-color knitting, find your place in a stitch pattern, and keep track of increases and decreases during shaping.  You’ll also learn to find and correct errors.  Finally, if you have a project on the needles, especially if you are in trouble, bring it and put your new skills to work! What to bring: Two colors of smooth, light to medium colored yarn.  Should be worsted weight or heavier; Needles appropriate for the yarn – straight or circular.  We will be knitting swatches back and forth; Locking stitch markers – 4 or 5 are enough; Pen or pencil; Reading glasses if you use them. If you wish, bring a project currently on the needles

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 Thursday Night Knitters-Traditonal Gansey
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Knitters-Traditonal Gansey

Thursday Night Knitters:  Traditional Fishermen's Gansey. With Mary Crosby.  6 Sessions- June 7, 21, July 12, 26, August 9, 23, 2018.  7-9 PM.  $125.00.  $50.00 deposit holds your space.  

Come learn how to make a traditional Gansey!  Ganseys are seamless in construction, knitted in the round from the bottom up, with the shoulders knitted together and the arms knitted on from the shoulder down.  There is a diamond-shaped gusset in the underarm, creating freedom of movement and eliminating the wear and tear that often results in the seams of garments that are knitted in pieces and sewn together. Each village or region had its signature gansey pattern, and individual families would often have their own variations.  Traveling fishermen would often know each other's home region by their ganseys.  In some accounts, a woman might only knit one pattern in her life, passing it down orally to the next generation.

You can make any size you'd like- child to adult, and make it sleeveless for a vest as an option.   You will learn many fun techniques too- Channel Island cast on, garter-stitch split welt, underarm gussets, knit-purl patterning on upper body. Knit completely in the round, and you'll be using worsted-aran weight yarn!  Join us for this fun sweater this summer to get a jump on winter! 

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Wet Felting- Learn to Nuno Felt a Scarf with The Spun Monkey
Jul
8
12:00 PM12:00

Wet Felting- Learn to Nuno Felt a Scarf with The Spun Monkey

Learn to Wet Felt!  Nuno Felted Scarf .  With Shannon Herrick. Sunday, July 8, 2018, 12 PM-3 PM.  $95.00 ($25.00 deposit holds your space)  

Nuno felt is a technique that combines wool fibers with an open weave fabric to create wearable pieces with beautiful drape and textural interest. If you have never seen a nuno felted scarf, there are several on display and for sale at MadWool. In this class, we will learn about the properties of wool and how it becomes felt, combining fine merino with silk or cotton fabrics to create a thin, wearable piece that also has structural integrity. This is a wet-felting class, AND VERY PHYSICAL, so come prepared with work/play clothes and a towel or two (Sham-wow towels work great!). Other materials required:
*6-foot length of bubble wrap, bamboo blind or pool cover material (at least 1-foot wide)
*equal size length of tulle or other nylon net type fabric
*dowel or rolling pin as wide or wider than your bubble wrap (Note: MadWool can provide you with all of these for use in class/for sale as a felting kit for $15.00).


Wool and silk materials are included in the class fee. Feel free to bring additional materials of your own if you would like to experiment-Merino wool, silk or cotton gauze, chiffon fabrics, lace, any natural, open weave material. Vintage Lace can be especially nice!

 

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 Learn to Spin Intensive- Drop Spindle and Wheel
Jun
24
1:00 PM13:00

Learn to Spin Intensive- Drop Spindle and Wheel

Beginning Handspinning Intensive.   Sunday, June 24,  2018.  1-6 PM.  $100.00 includes fiber and drop spindle. With Dayna Mankowski and Mary Crosby .  $25.00 deposit holds your space.  Maximum- 5 students.   

If you would like to learn how to create unique yarn for your knitting or fiber projects, this class is for you. This workshop will teach: why wool spins into yarn, how to prepare wool for spinning, how to spin on a drop spindle and a spinning wheel.  Many types of wheels are available to try, and you will learn which type is right for you

Part 1: Will teach the basics of fiber preparation, drafting and spinning on a drop spindle

Part 2: will teach basic spinning on a spinning wheel, the types of spinning wheel (Scotch tension vs Irish tension, Single vs Double treadle, etc).   If you have your own wheel, please bring it. 

 

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 Thursday Night Knitters-Traditonal Gansey
Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Knitters-Traditonal Gansey

Thursday Night Knitters:  Traditional Fishermen's Gansey. With Mary Crosby.  6 Sessions- June 7, 21, July 12, 26, August 9, 23, 2018.  7-9 PM.  $125.00.  $50.00 deposit holds your space.  

Come learn how to make a traditional Gansey!  Ganseys are seamless in construction, knitted in the round from the bottom up, with the shoulders knitted together and the arms knitted on from the shoulder down.  There is a diamond-shaped gusset in the underarm, creating freedom of movement and eliminating the wear and tear that often results in the seams of garments that are knitted in pieces and sewn together. Each village or region had its signature gansey pattern, and individual families would often have their own variations.  Traveling fishermen would often know each other's home region by their ganseys.  In some accounts, a woman might only knit one pattern in her life, passing it down orally to the next generation.

You can make any size you'd like- child to adult, and make it sleeveless for a vest as an option.   You will learn many fun techniques too- Channel Island cast on, garter-stitch split welt, underarm gussets, knit-purl patterning on upper body. Knit completely in the round, and you'll be using worsted-aran weight yarn!  Join us for this fun sweater this summer to get a jump on winter! 

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Stitch and Beach- ON THE BEACH
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Stitch and Beach- ON THE BEACH

Back to the beach!  We will be at The Mercy Center Beach, 167 Neck Rd, Madison, in front of Seascape House twice a month, weather permitting, from June-August.  Bring a chair or towel, bug spray, and your project and enjoy crafting in a beautiful spot.  $5.00 donation. 

 

 

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Needle Felted Faces with Deidre
Jun
10
12:00 PM12:00

Needle Felted Faces with Deidre

Needle Felted Faces with Deidre of Gryphon & Unicorn Studio.  Sunday, June 10, 2018, 12-2 PM.  $35.00.  Includes fiber; felting pad and needle extra or bring your own.  $10.00 deposit holds your space. 

Join Deidre, a felter and sculptor, for a fun class on how to needle felt and shape faces.  If you have already taken basic needle felting classes, but want to learn different tips and tricks for working on faces-human or animal-then this class is for you.  If you just want to work on face sculpting with wool, this class is for you too! 

 

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 Crafternoon- Friday Monthly Kids Club
Jun
8
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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Thursday Night Knitters-Traditonal Gansey
Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Knitters-Traditonal Gansey

Thursday Night Knitters:  Traditional Fishermen's Gansey. With Mary Crosby.  6 Sessions- June 7, 21, July 12, 26, August 9, 23, 2018.  7-9 PM.  $125.00.  $50.00 deposit holds your space.  

Come learn how to make a traditional Gansey!  Ganseys are seamless in construction, knitted in the round from the bottom up, with the shoulders knitted together and the arms knitted on from the shoulder down.  There is a diamond-shaped gusset in the underarm, creating freedom of movement and eliminating the wear and tear that often results in the seams of garments that are knitted in pieces and sewn together. Each village or region had its signature gansey pattern, and individual families would often have their own variations.  Traveling fishermen would often know each other's home region by their ganseys.  In some accounts, a woman might only knit one pattern in her life, passing it down orally to the next generation.

You can make any size you'd like- child to adult, and make it sleeveless for a vest as an option.   You will learn many fun techniques too- Channel Island cast on, garter-stitch split welt, underarm gussets, knit-purl patterning on upper body. Knit completely in the round, and you'll be using worsted-aran weight yarn!  Join us for this fun sweater this summer to get a jump on winter! 

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Beginning Crochet-Amigurumi Bears
Jun
6
6:30 PM18:30

Beginning Crochet-Amigurumi Bears

Beginning Crochet:  Amigurumi Bears.  With Dayna Mankowski.  Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 6:30-9 PM.  $20.00.  $10.00 deposit holds your space.  

If you can single crochet, you can have fun making Amigurumi toys!  These are fun and whimsical, and are a great gift.  Bring your stash yarn or buy new yarns.  We provide embroidery floss and stuffing.  

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Stitch and Beach- ON THE BEACH
Jun
5
6:00 PM18:00

Stitch and Beach- ON THE BEACH

Back to the beach!  We will be at The Mercy Center Beach, 167 Neck Rd, Madison, in front of Seascape House twice a month, weather permitting, from June-August.  Bring a chair or towel, bug spray, and your project and enjoy crafting in a beautiful spot.  $5.00 donation. 

 

 

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 Thursday Night Knitters: Beginner's Two Color Brioche Cowl-Class 2
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Knitters: Beginner's Two Color Brioche Cowl-Class 2

Thursday Night Knitters:  Beginners Two Color Brioche Cowl.  With Mary Crosby.  2 Sessions-Thursday, May 17 & 24, 2018.  7-9 pm.  $45.00.  $20.00 deposit holds your space.   

Brioche stitch, in particular two color brioche, is all the rage lately!  Come learn to knit two color brioche on Lavanya Patricella’s fun Beginner’s Brioche Cowl, made with chunky yarn for a fast knit (or substitute worsted weight for a less chunky version).  Two classes, so that you can learn to fix mistakes and feel comfortable with the technique. 

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