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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 "Dude" Sweater.  7 Classes
Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Knitters: The "Dude" Sweater. 7 Classes

Thursday Night Knitters:  The “Dude” Sweater.  With Mary Crosby and Dayna Mankowski.  7 weeks- October 19, October 26, November 16, November 30, December 14, & January 4, and January 18, 2018.  $125.00.  $50.00 deposit holds your space. 

 

The sweater everyone has been asking about!  I have finished the sleeves on mine, as a belated birthday gift for my husband, and just started on the body.  This class is perfect for those who want to learn about two color knitting, short rows, steeking, chart reading, and more!  You have a choice of adult or child sweaters, and the classes are spread out so you have time to knit.  You are always free to stop in for help between classes. Suggested yarn is Deluxe Worsted by Universal Yarn; stop in before class to pick out your colors. 

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 Learn to Spin Intensive- Drop Spindle and Wheel
Jan
21
1:00 PM13:00

Learn to Spin Intensive- Drop Spindle and Wheel

Beginning Handspinning Intensive.   Sunday, January 21, 2017. 1-6 PM.  $95.00 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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Beginning Crochet- The Coastal Cowl
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

Beginning Crochet- The Coastal Cowl

The Coastal Cowl.  With Dayna Mankowski.  Wednesday, January 24, 2018 7-9 PM.  $20.00.  $10.00 deposit holds your space. 

The Coastal Cowl is a fun cowl using a 450 yd skein of gradient fingering weight yarn, mini skeins, or a solid!  Using single and double crochet stitches, you will learn how to read a pattern, work in the round,  and make this great cowl quickly.  Beginner friendly, some crochet experience preferred.   

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  Gentle Yoga-Every Thursday at Skippin' Stones Studio
Jan
25
10:00 AM10:00

Gentle Yoga-Every Thursday at Skippin' Stones Studio

Traditional and unique therapeutic movements, restorative poses, breathwork and guided meditations for a well-rounded, all levels practice.

Improve and maintain mobility, balance, and peace of mind.

Props provided.  Please bring a mat if you have one.  A few loaner mats will be available.

$15 drop-in or $50 for four-week commitment.

Call to register at 203-245-5921 or www.yogawithsybil.com 

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  Crafternoon- Friday Monthly Kids Club
Jan
26
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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 Unwind & Knit: Knitting and Yoga!
Jan
28
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, November 26th & December 17th, 2017  2 - 5 PM

and 4th Sunday of the month January through March 2018

Madison Wool

56 A Wall Street, Madison, CT

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Needle Felting:  Make a Dragon or Unicorn
Feb
4
12:00 PM12:00

Needle Felting: Make a Dragon or Unicorn

Learn to Make A Needle Felted Dragon or Unicorn !  With Deidre of Gryphon & Unicorn Studio.  Sunday, February 4, 2018, 12-4 PM.  $60.00 (includes fiber –felting pad and needles extra).  $25.00 deposit holds your space.  Beginners and older children welcome!

 

Come learn to make a fun and colorful Dragon or Unicorn! Deidre will lead you through the steps to make one of these fabulous creatures using only wool and barbed needles.  You will leave with a colorful creature and the knowledge to make more. 

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Unwind & Knit: Knitting and Yoga!
Feb
25
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, November 26th & December 17th, 2017  2 - 5 PM

and 4th Sunday of the month January through March 2018

Madison Wool

56 A Wall Street, Madison, CT

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

Learn to Crochet: Churchmouse Sampler Mitts or Scarf

Beginning Crochet: Churchmouse Sampler Scarf or Handwarmers.  With Dayna Mankowski.  Wednesday, February 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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Fabric, Fiber and Vine Basket Making at MadWool!
Mar
11
10:00 AM10:00

Fabric, Fiber and Vine Basket Making at MadWool!

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Madison Wool Presents:

Weave a Basket with Fabric, Vines, and Wool.  with Katie Groves (http://katiegrovestudios.com/)

 Sunday, March 11, 2018.  10 AM-4:30 PM.  $120.00.  $60.00 deposit holds your space, remainder of workshop payment due 1 week before.  Maximum 12 participants.   Open to all experience levels.  Lunch break factored in-fridge and microwave available, plus take out available.  Tea and snacks provided.  Register by email or call the shop-203-245-5921. 

This basket is a fiber lover’s dream! You will make a traditional Appalachian style frame basket with a twist– fabric and yarn will be incorporated alongside vines to create a fun and colorful look. We will start with a grapevine frame with god’s eye vines lashing and then use fabric, roving, and yarn to weave the body of the basket, giving it a soft but sturdy construction. There is a lot of room for your individuality to shine in this basket and everyone’s will turn out a different size and shape (approximately 11” x 8” x 10”).

 Participants will bring their own fabrics, old clothes, roving, and yarn to use in the basket (a selection of material to supplement this will be provided by the instructor and is also available at Madison Wool).  Details on what to bring will be included upon sign-up. You will go home with a finished basket, instructions to create many more, and inspiration to co

About Katie

Going out into the forests and fields, harvesting materials from nature, and sitting down in the sun to weave a basket is my idea of a perfect day! As an artist my passion is create art with all natural materials that I harvest and prepare from the beautiful landscape around my home. As an educator I guide adults and children alike in connecting to their creative self through the combination of art and nature. I have a background in Fibers Art from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and a BFA in Printmaking from SUNY New Paltz and I currently exhibit work regionally in galleries and teach nature and art workshops throughout the Hudson Valley.

 

ntinue weaving!

 

 

 

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Unwind & Knit: Knitting and Yoga!
Mar
25
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, November 26th & December 17th, 2017  2 - 5 PM

and 4th Sunday of the month January through March 2018

Madison Wool

56 A Wall Street, Madison, CT

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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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 Gentle Yoga-Every Thursday at Skippin' Stones Studio
Jan
18
10:00 AM10:00

Gentle Yoga-Every Thursday at Skippin' Stones Studio

Traditional and unique therapeutic movements, restorative poses, breathwork and guided meditations for a well-rounded, all levels practice.

Improve and maintain mobility, balance, and peace of mind.

Props provided.  Please bring a mat if you have one.  A few loaner mats will be available.

$15 drop-in or $50 for four-week commitment.

Call to register at 203-245-5921 or www.yogawithsybil.com 

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  Gentle Yoga-Every Thursday at Skippin' Stones Studio
Jan
11
10:00 AM10:00

Gentle Yoga-Every Thursday at Skippin' Stones Studio

Traditional and unique therapeutic movements, restorative poses, breathwork and guided meditations for a well-rounded, all levels practice.

Improve and maintain mobility, balance, and peace of mind.

Props provided.  Please bring a mat if you have one.  A few loaner mats will be available.

$15 drop-in or $50 for four-week commitment.

Call to register at 203-245-5921 or www.yogawithsybil.com 

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Self Care for the Fiber Artist.
Jan
7
2:00 PM14:00

Self Care for the Fiber Artist.

Self Care for the Fiber Artist.  With Jackie Gargano, LMT.  Sunday, January 7, 2018.  2:00-3:30 PM.  $25.00.  $10.00 deposit holds your space.  *Limit=6 students. 
During knitting, crochet and spinning projects our hands, arms, necks and even legs can become numb, cramped and fatigued. In this self care class we will go over different stretches, tips, and massage techniques to help relieve some of these issues. A hand out will be given, as well as complimentary hand and neck massage for each person.

Jackie Gargano, Licensed Massage Therapist, is the owner of Generations Massage Therapy (www.generationsmassagetherapy.com) in Madison, CT.  Jackie has been an LMT since 2006, and is trained in various methods and techniques.  She has worked in both clinical settings and at spas & resorts.   In her free time she also knits, crochets and spins.  She understands the body mechanics involved in various fiber arts and is happy to help your hands stay healthy and productive!

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Thursday Night Knitters:  The "Dude" Sweater.  7 Classes
Jan
4
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Knitters: The "Dude" Sweater. 7 Classes

Thursday Night Knitters:  The “Dude” Sweater.  With Mary Crosby and Dayna Mankowski.  7 weeks- October 19, October 26, November 16, November 30, December 14, & January 4, and January 18, 2018.  $125.00.  $50.00 deposit holds your space. 

 

The sweater everyone has been asking about!  I have finished the sleeves on mine, as a belated birthday gift for my husband, and just started on the body.  This class is perfect for those who want to learn about two color knitting, short rows, steeking, chart reading, and more!  You have a choice of adult or child sweaters, and the classes are spread out so you have time to knit.  You are always free to stop in for help between classes. Suggested yarn is Deluxe Worsted by Universal Yarn; stop in before class to pick out your colors. 

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  Gentle Yoga-Every Thursday at Skippin' Stones Studio
Jan
4
10:00 AM10:00

Gentle Yoga-Every Thursday at Skippin' Stones Studio

Traditional and unique therapeutic movements, restorative poses, breathwork and guided meditations for a well-rounded, all levels practice.

Improve and maintain mobility, balance, and peace of mind.

Props provided.  Please bring a mat if you have one.  A few loaner mats will be available.

$15 drop-in or $50 for four-week commitment.

Call to register at 203-245-5921 or www.yogawithsybil.com 

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 Gentle Yoga-Every Thursday at Skippin' Stones Studio
Dec
28
10:00 AM10:00

Gentle Yoga-Every Thursday at Skippin' Stones Studio

Traditional and unique therapeutic movements, restorative poses, breathwork and guided meditations for a well-rounded, all levels practice.

Improve and maintain mobility, balance, and peace of mind.

Props provided.  Please bring a mat if you have one.  A few loaner mats will be available.

$15 drop-in or $50 for four-week commitment.

Call to register at 203-245-5921 or www.yogawithsybil.com 

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Unwind & Knit: Knitting and Yoga!
Dec
17
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, November 26th & December 17th, 2017  2 - 5 PM

and 4th Sunday of the month January through March 2018

Madison Wool

56 A Wall Street, Madison, CT

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  Crafternoon- Friday Monthly Kids Club
Dec
15
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:  The "Dude" Sweater.  7 Classes
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Knitters: The "Dude" Sweater. 7 Classes

Thursday Night Knitters:  The “Dude” Sweater.  With Mary Crosby and Dayna Mankowski.  7 weeks- October 19, October 26, November 16, November 30, December 14, & January 4, and January 18, 2018.  $125.00.  $50.00 deposit holds your space. 

 

The sweater everyone has been asking about!  I have finished the sleeves on mine, as a belated birthday gift for my husband, and just started on the body.  This class is perfect for those who want to learn about two color knitting, short rows, steeking, chart reading, and more!  You have a choice of adult or child sweaters, and the classes are spread out so you have time to knit.  You are always free to stop in for help between classes. Suggested yarn is Deluxe Worsted by Universal Yarn; stop in before class to pick out your colors. 

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Quick Holiday Gifts-Crochet
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Quick Holiday Gifts-Crochet

Quick Crochet Holiday Gifts.  With Dayna Mankowski.  Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 7-9 PM.  $20.00.  $10.00 deposit holds your space. 

Grab some yarn (or buy some new) and bring your hooks!  Let's have a fun evening making some great hats, cowls, scarves, or mitts with a few simple crochet stitches and let the yarn shine!  Basic crochet skills required, you will learn to let go and have fun with crochet while creating some fun gifts! 

 

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Holiday Gifts!  Learn to use circulars, double points, and magic loop!
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Holiday Gifts! Learn to use circulars, double points, and magic loop!

Holiday Gifts-Learn to use circular needles, double pointed needles, and the Magic Loop.  With Mary Crosby.  Thursday, December 7, 2017 7-9 PM.  $25.00.  $10.00 deposit holds your space. 

Have you ever wanted to make fingerless gloves or mittens and were intimidated by the thought of using multiple needles? Or finishing the top of a hat?  Join Mary Crosby as she leads you through the project of your choice- chunky fingerless mitts or a hat- and will teach you the method you prefer-double points, magic loop, or two at a time mitts on magic loop! 

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