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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
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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Churchmouse Turkish Bed Socks (2 sessions)
Nov
4
2:00 PM14:00

Churchmouse Turkish Bed Socks (2 sessions)

Learn to make socks! Churchmouse Turkish Bed socks. With Mary Crosby. 2 sessions: Sundays, November 4 & 11, 2018, 2-4 PM. $45.00. $20.00 deposit holds your space.

Learn to make socks with Mary! These Turkish Bed Socks are useful, and addicitive! You will learn about sock construction with this simple pattern. You will learn how to use double pointed needles, or the ‘magic loop’ method of working small circumferences. Make these for yourself, or as gifts.

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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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Learn to Weave on a Rigid Heddle Loom- Second Session added!
Nov
11
9:00 AM09:00

Learn to Weave on a Rigid Heddle Loom- Second Session added!

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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Churchmouse Turkish Bed Socks (Session 2)
Nov
11
2:00 PM14:00

Churchmouse Turkish Bed Socks (Session 2)

Learn to make socks! Churchmouse Turkish Bed socks. With Mary Crosby. 2 sessions: Sundays, November 4 & 11, 2018, 2-4 PM. $45.00. $20.00 deposit holds your space.

Learn to make socks with Mary! These Turkish Bed Socks are useful, and addicitive! You will learn about sock construction with this simple pattern. You will learn how to use double pointed needles, or the ‘magic loop’ method of working small circumferences. Make these for yourself, or as gifts.

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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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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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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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Learn to Spin Intensive- Drop Spindle and Wheel
Sep
16
1:00 PM13:00

Learn to Spin Intensive- Drop Spindle and Wheel

Beginning Handspinning Intensive.   Sunday, Septmber 16, 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:  The Carbeth Pullover or Cardigan
Sep
13
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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Eco Printing with Amy Lou Stein
Sep
9
10:00 AM10:00

Eco Printing with Amy Lou Stein

Backyard Bundles:  Eco printing with Amy Lou Stein.  Sunday, September 9, 2018.  10 AM-5:00 PM.  $120.00.  $50.00 deposit holds your space.  Class includes all materials (dyes, fabric, etc).  Snacks, water and tea provided.  Microwave and refrigerator available, plus take out from local restaurants.  All levels welcome (ages 13+ to adult). 

Eco-printing is a technique developed by Australian dyer India Flint, which involves bundling leaves in cloth or felt and then steaming or dyeing the bundles in a plant based dye vat.  Natural dyeing in this way inspires us to care for where our clothes came from and where they will travel to, and how we, as people, can lessen our footprint with textiles.

Students will make beautiful printed fabric from foraged and discarded flowers and leaves.  We will press, wrap, tie, steam and cook--petals, leaves, metals, fabric & bark. Bring a special rock, twig, metal object, button or other small item to add to your bundle. We will talk about "no-impact" dyeing methods and how to re-use, re-purpose and alter existing garments. We will have a class discussion about fibers, mordanting, foraging and safety.

 

About Amy Lou:   Amy Lou is the owner of Craftwork Somerville, www.craftwork.rocks and is a dyer, spinner, knitter, crocheter and all around lover of crafts.   

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Yoga at Skippin' Stones
Aug
30
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga at Skippin' Stones

Weekly Yoga!  YOGA AT SKIPPIN’ STONES (56 Wall Street, Madison) with Brigitta Zimmer, RYT.  Thursdays, 6-7 PM.  $16.00 drop in, 8/2-8/30 5 classes $66.00.  Check calendar for schedule and cancellations.   

Gentle yoga with emphasis on alignment, breath, and mindful movement.   To register- call Madison Wool at 203-245-5921, or drop in 10 min prior to class. 

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