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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: 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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 Learn to Spin Intensive- Drop Spindle and Wheel
Jan
6
1:00 PM13:00

Learn to Spin Intensive- Drop Spindle and Wheel

Beginning Handspinning Intensive.   Sunday, January 6, 2019.  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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Crafternoon- Sunday Afternoon Monthly Kids Club
Jan
13
2:00 PM14:00

Crafternoon- Sunday Afternoon 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!
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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Needle Felted Ornaments/ Monthly Felting Club
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Needle Felted Ornaments/ Monthly Felting Club

Needle Felting Club with Deidre of Gryphon and Unicorn Studio: Needle Felted Holiday Ornaments. Sunday, December 9, 2018. 2-4 PM. $35.00 ($10.00 deposit holds your space). Includes fiber. Felting needles and pad are extra-$13.00 and are reusable. Bring them if you have them already. Beginners welcome!!

Join Deidre to make holiday ornaments at our new monthly Needle Felting Club! You may bring projects in progress for help, or other ideas you would like to pursue. Open to children with parental help/supervision.

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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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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
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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 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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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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 Crafternoon- Friday Monthly Kids Club
Nov
16
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 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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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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