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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

Aug
1
6:00 pm18:00

Stitch & Beach-at MadWool

Join us for knitting, spinning, crochet, and solving the world's big problems every Tuesday from 6-9 PM.  Adult beverages provided. 

Stitch & Beach- On the Beach!
Aug
8
6:00 pm18:00

Stitch & Beach- On the Beach!

Save the dates!  Stitch and Beach: ON THE BEACH!  June 6 & 20, July 11 & 25, and August 8 & 22.  TWICE A MONTH!  The second and fourth (approximately) Tuesdays of the month, we are headed to knit on the beach!   We will again go to the beach in front of Seascape House at The Mercy Center, 167 Neck Rd., Madison

(https://www.mercybythesea.org). Last year we had an amazing time--beautiful breezes, lovely sunsets, and low bugs (bring bug spray just in case!)  Suggested donation=$5.00 per session.  In case of inclement weather, we will be back at the shop.  If you would like to carpool, meet at the shop at 5:45 PM. 

Crafternoon- Friday Monthly Kids Club
Aug
11
5:00 pm17:00

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.

Local Forage and Natural Dye Day!
Aug
13
10:00 am10:00

Local Forage and Natural Dye Day!

Local Forage and Natural Dye Day with The Fiber Elf!  Sunday, August 13, 2017.  10 AM-4 PM.  $100.00 includes some mini skeins of yarn and / or fiber.  $25.00 holds your space.  Snacks and Water Provided; lunch break too! 

 

Join MadWool’s Fiber Elf, Mary Crosby as she shows you where the local color is!  We will go foraging for plants in local parks, the MadWool garden, and other secret spots!  You will learn how to mordant your fiber and how to use the plants for the best colors. 

 

Stitch & Beach- On the Beach!
Aug
22
6:00 pm18:00

Stitch & Beach- On the Beach!

Save the dates!  Stitch and Beach: ON THE BEACH!  June 6 & 20, July 11 & 25, and August 8 & 22.  TWICE A MONTH!  The second and fourth (approximately) Tuesdays of the month, we are headed to knit on the beach!   We will again go to the beach in front of Seascape House at The Mercy Center, 167 Neck Rd., Madison

(https://www.mercybythesea.org). Last year we had an amazing time--beautiful breezes, lovely sunsets, and low bugs (bring bug spray just in case!)  Suggested donation=$5.00 per session.  In case of inclement weather, we will be back at the shop.  If you would like to carpool, meet at the shop at 5:45 PM. 

Shibori Dyeing with Shannon!
Aug
27
12:00 pm12:00

Shibori Dyeing with Shannon!

Shibori Dyeing with The Spun Monkey (Shannon Herrick)!  Sunday, August  27, 2017 , 12-4 PM.  $125.00 includes all instruction and materials.  $25.00 deposit holds your space.  Call 203-245-5921 to register.  

Introduction to Shibori- Learn to tie, clamp and dye with Indigo!

In this class, we'll explore stitch-play, folding and clamping, and other ways to create unique designs on dip-dyed fabric and yarns in an indigo dyepot. You'll leave class with two finished pillowcases, some yarn to play with, and loads of ideas for continuing to explore shibori on your own, with any fabric and dye.  Come prepared to get a little messy, with clothes you can drip on, a towel, and dishwashing gloves.

 

 

2nd Annual MadWool Rhinebeck Bus Trip!
Oct
22
7:00 am07:00

2nd Annual MadWool Rhinebeck Bus Trip!

SECOND ANNUAL!  MADWOOL GOES TO NY SHEEP AND WOOL (AKA RHINEBECK!).  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2017.  $75.00 INCLUDES BUS, DRIVER TIP, PLUS TICKET TO EVENT.    $25.00 deposit holds your space.  New this year: pickup/drop off in Fairfield County! 

Leave the driving (and parking) to someone else and come enjoy NY Sheep and Wool (www.sheepandwool.com) with a fun crew! We have chartered a comfy motorcoach that holds 35, so come join us!  Depart Madison  (EXIT 61 /RT 79 COMMUTER LOT) at 7 AM- leave the festival at 5 PM- arrive back in Madison approximately 7 PM.   Raffles, fun, knitting and more! Feel free to bring food and beverage, we will make stops for bathroom breaks. *New:  we will have pick up and drop off at the commuter lot near RT 8/I95 exit 25 in Bridgeport/Trumbull around 8 AM! 


Stitch & Beach-On the Beach!
Jul
25
6:00 pm18:00

Stitch & Beach-On the Beach!

Save the dates!  Stitch and Beach: ON THE BEACH!  June 6 & 20, July 11 & 25, and August 8 & 22.  TWICE A MONTH!  The second and fourth (approximately) Tuesdays of the month, we are headed to knit on the beach!   We will again go to the beach in front of Seascape House at The Mercy Center, 167 Neck Rd., Madison

(https://www.mercybythesea.org). Last year we had an amazing time--beautiful breezes, lovely sunsets, and low bugs (bring bug spray just in case!)  Suggested donation=$5.00 per session.  In case of inclement weather, we will be back at the shop.  If you would like to carpool, meet at the shop at 5:45 PM. 

Spinning 2:  Drafting and Plying
Jul
23
1:00 pm13:00

Spinning 2: Drafting and Plying

Spinning 2: Fun with Drafting and Plying on the Wheel.  Sunday, July 23, 2017, 1-4 PM.  With Mary Crosby.  $65.00.  $20.00 deposit holds your space.  Limit= 5 students.  Some fiber provided. 

This class is perfect if you have just finished our Beginning Spinning Intensive class, or if you are new to different plying and drafting methods.  Join Mary as she shows you different ways to prepare your fiber for spinning, explains the different ways to draft your fiber, and ways to ply and finish your skeins.  Bring any singles yarns you want to ply on bobbins.  Spinning Wheels available for use for this class if you need one. 

 

Jul
18
6:00 pm18:00

Stitch & Beach-at MadWool

Join us for knitting, spinning, crochet, and solving the world's big problems every Tuesday from 6-9 PM.  Adult beverages provided. 

Stitch and Beach- ON THE BEACH
Jul
11
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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Summer Sweaters-Class 2
Jun
22
7:00 pm19:00

Summer Sweaters-Class 2

Thursday Night Knitters:  Summer Sweaters!  With Mary Crosby and Dayna Mankowski.  5 Sessions- June 8, 22, July 6, 20, &  August 3, 2017.  7-9 PM.  $95.00.  $20.00 deposit holds your space.   

Join Mary & Dayna as they lead you through a Summer Tee/Sweater!  We are going to tackle the Cullum Top by Isabell Kraemer (top) and Deschain by Leila Raabe, but anything you would like to do is fine!  Many fun techniques to learn- top down construction, short rows, and a bit of lace!  Perfect for the adventurous beginner who has never knit a garment before, or for those who need help on patterns and techniques. 

Stitch and Beach- ON THE BEACH
Jun
20
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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Learn to Spin Intensive- Drop Spindle and Wheel
Jun
18
1:00 pm13:00

Learn to Spin Intensive- Drop Spindle and Wheel

Beginning Handspinning Intensive.   Sunday, March 19, 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. 

 

Crafternoon- Friday Monthly Kids Club
Jun
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.

Intermediate Crochet- Make a Summer Sweater! 5 Classes
Jun
14
7:00 pm19:00

Intermediate Crochet- Make a Summer Sweater! 5 Classes

Intermediate Crochet: Learn to Crochet a Sweater:  The Riveret.  With Dayna Mankowski . 5 Sessions:  June 14, July  5, 19, and August 2, 16, 2017.  7-9 PM.  $85.00.  $20.00 deposit holds your space.   

This adorable top by Merrion Holland from the Summer 2016 issue of Pom Pom Magazine is a perfect first crochet sweater, with interesting construction!  Made from DK weight yarn, it is perfect for cool nights in Summer or as a layer in the colder months.  Join us for 5 session class to make this sweater from start to finish!  Basic crochet skills required (single, double crochet), and pattern made in pieces then joined. 

 

Summer Sweaters!  With Mary & Dayna 5 Sessions-6/8, 6/22, 7/6, 7/20 and 8/3.
Jun
8
7:00 pm19:00

Summer Sweaters! With Mary & Dayna 5 Sessions-6/8, 6/22, 7/6, 7/20 and 8/3.

Thursday Night Knitters:  Summer Sweaters!  With Mary Crosby and Dayna Mankowski.  5 Sessions- June 8, 22, July 6, 20, &  August 3, 2017.  7-9 PM.  $95.00.  $20.00 deposit holds your space.   

Join Mary & Dayna as they lead you through a Summer Tee/Sweater!  We are going to tackle the Cullum Top by Isabell Kraemer (top) and Deschain by Leila Raabe, but anything you would like to do is fine!  Many fun techniques to learn- top down construction, short rows, and a bit of lace!  Perfect for the adventurous beginner who has never knit a garment before, or for those who need help on patterns and techniques. 

Stitch and Beach- ON THE BEACH!
Jun
6
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.