Upcoming Class: Loom Knit Dishcloth

Loom Knit Dishcloth

 

Class name: Loom Knit Dishcloth

 

Craft category: loom knitting

Class type: phone

Instructor: Courtney

 

Class dates: Tuesday, June 14 and 21, 2016

Time: 8 PM eastern

Sign up deadline: June 7, 2016

 

Class description: In this class, you will learn to knit a dishcloth on a large gauge loom using two new stitches, the true knit stitch and the purl stitch.

 

Skill level: Know how to cast on using the e-wrap cast on. If you do not know how to complete this cast on, please contact instructor before class to schedule a time to learn this method.

 

 

Supplies Needed:

  • Loom with at least 24 pegs
  • Loom tool
  • Cotton yarn
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

 

Where can you get supplies?

Walmart, Joann, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, Amazon, Yarn.com, Knit Picks.com

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Upcoming Class: July Seashell Dishcloth

Class name: July Seashell Dishcloth

 

Craft category: needle knitting

Class type: email

Instructor: Dixie

 

Class date: beginning Friday, July 1, 2016

Time if applicable:

Sign up deadline: June 20, 2016

 

Class description: This will be a picture cloth. It will be of a seashell.

 

Know how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off.

 

Skill level: know how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off.

 

Supplies Needed:

  • one ball of a solid color worsted weight cotton yarn
  • Knitting needles size 6 or 7
  • stitch markers (optional)
  • tapestry needle

Where can you get supplies?

www.amazon.com

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Upcoming class: June Textured Dish Cloth

Class name: June Textured Dish Cloth

Craft category: needle knitting

Class type: email

Instructor: Dixie

 

Class date: beginning Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Time if applicable:

Sign up deadline: May 21, 2016

 

Class description: We will learn a new stitch that gives the fabric of your dishcloth a nice texture.

 

Skill level: Know how to cast on, do the knit and purl stitches, and bind off.

 

Supplies Needed:

  • One ball of cotton yarn worsted weight
  • Knitting needles size 6 or 7
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

Where can you get supplies?

Amazon.com

 

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Upcoming class: Braided Sailor’s Bracelet

Braided Sailor’s Bracelet

 

Class name: Braided Sailor’s Bracelet

 

Craft category: other

Class type: phone

Instructor: Anette

 

Class date: Saturday, June 18, 2016

Time if applicable: 2 PM eastern

Sign up deadline: June 11, 2016

 

Class description: Join us for a 1-session telephone class where you will learn to make a braided bracelet from 1 piece of cord using the Turks Head braid. Some call this the Braided Sailor’s bracelet. The finished bracelet is a continuous loop with no opening or closure. Once you master this technique, others will be amazed at your work.

 

Skill level: While there are no pre-requisite, skills for this project, those who enjoy knot making and manipulation of strands and loops of cords will fall in love with this technique.

 

Supplies Needed:

  • 6-9 feet of 550 paracord, also known as parachute cord. Available in different thicknesses with the 550 being a medium width measuring 4mm – 4.5mm. It comes in a wide range of colors including glow in the dark. A light color will show off the braiding better than a dark color. You could also use rope that is 1/8 inches – ¼ Inches thick, which is close to 4mm – 6mm. One type of rope is called Manila rope. A thick cord/rope will make it easier to learn this technique.
  • 1 can from your pantry with around a 4-inch diameter. Usually this can holds approximately 28 ounces of food such as crushed or stewed tomatoes, or pumpkin. This sized can is also known as a No. 2 ½ or a 404×411. If you do not have a can of this size, find some other round object with a diameter of 4-5 inches. Another option is a 12-inch piece of cardboard that you can bend into a circle and hold the ends together with tape to form a cylinder. If the only thing you have is a soup can, go ahead and use it. The end product will probably be too small to fit on to your wrist, but that is fine as this will probably be your first of many practice attempts.
  • Small amount of tape such as masking or clear tape. Packing tape and duct tape can work, but are a bit stickier than you need.
  • 1 hand towel.   While this is optional, some people might find it helpful. A t-shirt, cloth napkin or some other cloth item of this size can work.
  • Scissors.

 

 

Where can you get supplies?

AC Moore, JoAnne Fabric, Michael’s Crafts, Wal-Mart, online craft supply resource

 

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Upcoming class: Beginning Cro Hooking

Class name: Beginning Cro Hooking

Craft category: crochet

Phone or email? Phone

Instructor: Annette Carr

 

Class date: June 4, 2016

Time if applicable: 2 pm eastern

Sign up deadline: May 28, 2016

 

Class description: This telephone class will teach you the basic Cro Hooking technique. Cro Hooking combines aspects of crochet and knitting and is very similar to Tunisian crochet. It produces a dense 2-color reversible fabric that can be used for scarves, Afghans and much more. You must know how to crochet a chain, and work the single crochet stitch.

 

Skill level: Skills needed are the ability to use a crochet hook to chain and make the single crochet stitch.

 

 

Supplies Needed:

  • Cro hook appropriate for the weight of your yarn. A “J” or “I” sized hook should work. A Cro hook has a crochet like hook at both ends of the needle. The hooks are the same size. Cro hooks come in a variety of sizes, but I recommend that you start with one that is around 8 inches.
  • 2 rubber bands or 2 twist ties, or 2 point protectors that will fit over the hook of your Cro hook.
  • 2 locking stich markers or 2 split stitch markers, or 2 of some other item that will allow you to mark a stitch.
  • Something to cut your yarn.

Where can you get supplies?

Local craft stores such as A.C.Moore, Michaels Crafts, JoAnne’s, local yarn shops, etc.

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Upcoming class: Beginner Loom Knit Hat – evening class

Name: , Beginner Loom Knit Hat – evening class
Craft category: loom knitting

Class type: phone

Instructor: Courtney S

Class dates: Tuesdays, 05/10/16, 05/17/16, 05/24 2016

Time: 8 pm eastern

Sign up deadline: 05/03 2016

 

Class description:In this class, you will learn the following:     – how to cast-on     – e-wrap stitch     – bind off when you finish this class, you will have a warm hat for next winter

 

Skill level: beginner

Supplies Needed:

Round loom with 36 pegs or loom of your choice bulky or super bulky yarn in color of your choice Tapestry needle Scissors Tape measure or row counter
Instructor suggests getting supplies from:

Wal-Mart, Joann, Hobby Lobby, Amazon

 

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