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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

Unwind & Knit: Knitting and Yoga!
Nov
26
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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Thursday Night Knitters:  The "Dude" Sweater.  7 Classes
Nov
30
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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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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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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 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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  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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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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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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 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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 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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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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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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The Posie Mobieus Cowl
Nov
19
1:00 PM13:00

The Posie Mobieus Cowl

The Posie Mobieus Cowl.  With Mary Crosby.  Sunday, November 19, 2017,  1-3 PM.  $35.00 ($10.00 deposit holds your space).

Learn how to make this beautiful cowl, with a simple lace pattern and the mobieus cast on!  A Mobieus is a surface with only one side and one boundary.  It is NOT the same as twisting your cast on!  In this class you will learn this special cast on, and get started on this fun infinity scarf that can be made in several weights of yarn and in different lengths. 

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  Crafternoon- Friday Monthly Kids Club
Nov
17
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
Nov
16
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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Intermediate Crochet: The Sweet Potato Twist Cowl
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Intermediate Crochet: The Sweet Potato Twist Cowl

Intermediate Crochet: The Sweet Potato Twist Cowl.  With Dayna Mankowski.  November 15, 2017, 7-9 pm.  $20.00.  $10.00 deposit holds your space.

Learn to make a fun cowl with simple crochet stitches that looks and drapes like a hand knit!  You will learn a few easy stitches to make this Mobius style cowl as a gift or for yourself!  Takes 150 yds of Manos Silk Blend or other DK weight blend.  

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Intermediate Spinning-Learn to Tailspin
Nov
12
2:00 PM14:00

Intermediate Spinning-Learn to Tailspin

Spinning 2: Learn to Tailspin!  With Shannon Herrick.  Sunday, November 12, 2017, 2-4 PM.  $35.00.  Some fiber provided.  $10.00 deposit holds your space.  

Have you ever wanted to spin locks and make yarn like the beautiful yarns above (by Sandy Ryan www.homesteadwoolandgiftfarm.com)?  Shannon will teach you several ways to spin locks so they are loose and cascading.   Bring locks you'd like to spin, and some core yarn (available at MadWool).  

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Beginning Needle Felting: Needle Felt a Sheep!
Nov
12
10:00 AM10:00

Beginning Needle Felting: Needle Felt a Sheep!

BEGINNING NEEDLE FELTING WITH SHANNON HERRICK

Needle felting is a fun way to make shapes such as flowers and animals. Come and learn how to make a Sheep with Shannon Herrick, aka The Spun Monkey– a talented felter, dyer, spinner, and all around crafty lady!. You will learn how to manipulate wool roving and loose fibers with sharp, barbed needles that cause the fiber to felt without water. Bring your sense of fun and adventure!

  • DATE : Sunday, November 12,, 2017: 10 AM-1 PM
  • COST $40.00 (fiber provided) $10.00 holds your space
  • Maximum 6 students.  
  • Felting kits: needles, mat and extra fiber additional cost.
  • Class is intended for adults or older children due to the use of sharp needles.
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Gentle Yoga-Every Thursday at Skippin' Stones Studio
Nov
2
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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Fixing Mistakes and Reading your Knitting
Oct
29
2:00 PM14:00

Fixing Mistakes and Reading your Knitting

Fixing Mistakes and Reading Your Knitting.  With Mary Crosby.  Sunday, October 29, 2017.  2-4 PM.  $25.00 ($10.00 deposit holds your space). 

 

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:  The "Dude" Sweater.  7 Classes
Oct
26
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 Crochet: Churchmouse Sampler Mitts or Scarf
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Learn to Crochet: Churchmouse Sampler Mitts or Scarf

Beginning Crochet: Churchmouse Sampler Scarf or Handwarmers.  With Dayna Mankowski.  Wednesday, October25, 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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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! 

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

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

Saturday, October 21, 2017- 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 4 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!.  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. 

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 Crafternoon- Friday Monthly Kids Club
Oct
20
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
Oct
19
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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Two Color Brioche: Introduction
Oct
15
2:00 PM14:00

Two Color Brioche: Introduction

Introduction to Two-Color Brioche Knitting: The Deco Mug Mat.  With Mary Crosby.  Sunday, October 15, 2017.  2-5 PM.  $40.00.  $10.00 deposit holds your space.   

This is a great project for two-color brioche beginners!! This is a perfect small project,-no need to worry about fit and you can have fun with color, plus the size is much less intimidating than a shawl or scarf.  The Mug Mat is a fun practice swatch that you can put out on your favorite coffee table- two-color brioche creates a gorgeous reversible fabric too.  Come learn this fun stitch! DK or light worsted weight in two colors is required. 

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