December 10th: Thrums and Spindles and Stories, oh my!

We have got a heck of a Saturday class line up for you this week, folks!!

First up, from 10am-12pm:

The Thrill of the Thrum!
$20 with Michele Bernstein
What’s a thrum? A bit of fiber worked into your knitting for extra warmth and cushiness. This technique has been used to make super-warm mittens in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, for hundreds of years. They know cold! Learn how to make thrums with wool roving, and how to work them into your knitting. We’ll start a thrummed headband or cowl for you to practice on in class.Thrumster

You may think knitwear is already warm, but just wait til you try this stuff. *snorglesnorglemmm*

Next, from 12-3pm:

Story Socks: Create a Story with your Sock Design
$30 with Deb Accuardi
Using different patterns and a beautiful sock yarn, create a one of a kind gift that tells a story to the recipient. We’ll look at several examples of socks I’ve done this with so you might find inspiration for your project. We will start with a short writing exercise, delve through stitch dictionaries and then move onto swatching and knitting towards the story idea each student has come up with. I will have several small balls of yarn available in different colors for trying out stitch patterns, but students should start thinking about a topic when they sign up for this class and bring in an appropriate yarn. This is one of our Sock Summit Encore classes and we are super excited to bring it to you!

And wrapping up the day, from 3-5pm:

Introduction to Spindle Spinning
with Leila Wice
Come learn the magic of making your own yarn with the most basic of tools. No experience necessary, but wheel spinners who want to get acquainted with spindles are welcome too. Kids 8 or younger, please register together with an adult. Please note, this is the first of two sessions- the second is December 17th at the same time.spindletree5


You can find more info on these classes and more on our Classes page. Have questions, or want to sign up for one of these fabulous workshops? Give us a call at 503-922-1150 or email us at Or just drop on by!

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