LESSONS AT TWIST
PLEASE CALL THE SHOP FROM 1-4 TO RESERVE A CLASS SPACE
We are beginning new classes with a fun new idea brought to us by Will. We will each write a pattern and then knit a vest from our own pattern. Will wrote:
"We’ll be embarking on a book study using Knitting in the Old Way as our guide, starting with a shaped vest (p. 110).
KITOW uses a percentage system to enable you to create custom sweaters that fit, with a fascinating array of traditional techniques and constructions. You might just find it becoming your go-to resource whenever you want to knit a sweater!
Vests have been popular of late, and they’re incredibly useful layering pieces. Not worrying about sleeves makes them the perfect project for beginning our foray into KITOW’s treasure trove of useful information."
Before the class please find a copy of the book. Online is where we have been able to find it. And there is always the library.
Choose a yarn that you like and would like to knit a vest from, and knit a swatch that is to your liking, not too tight or loose but just right. It can have patterns like cables and lace or color work, or stockinette stitch, reverse stockinette, garter; in other words, whatever you like!
We will be meeting on Sundays from 2-4 or 3-4 depending on how much time we need.
Class #1 will be March 27 from 2-4 Please arrive with a knitted and blocked swatch in hand.
We will meet for 3 more Sunday afternoons and those dates will be announced shortly.
Classes are limited to 4 participants
Fee if yarn is purchased at Twist for your project: NONE
We will be teaching spinning to 1 or 2 students before the shop opens. Working individually lets us cater to what you want to learn, but we will cover the basics, like drafting and plying. Please call during regular hours, 1 to 4 every day, Sunday through Saturday, to set up your lesson. 215 794-3020. Lessons will run from 11-12:30 on a day that works for you and us. Each session has a $35 fee.
Weaving on a Jack Loom (the big looms in the back of the shop)
The three day classes will give everyone time to complete a project from planning to finishing. We can teach beginning weaving to 1-3 people at a time, and classes will begin at 11 on a date that works for all. Classes will run on Friday, Saturday, and Sundays beginning at 11, or on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 11.
FEE: $240 for the 3 days, plus materials.
We will be adding classes for some more advanced techniques later in the year.
Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom ( Smaller, simpler looms)
1 or 2 people can take this class at a time. Students will complete a project in two consecutive days. The classes will begin at 11 on a day that works for all. FEE: $90 for the 2 days, plus materials.
PLEASE CALL THE SHOP FROM 1 TO 4 TO RESERVE A SPACE.