Needlepoint Joint Class List

 

 

Happy Fall!

Fall marks the time of new beginnings at the shop. We have spent the summer ordering beautiful new yarns, planning projects, and developing an exciting class list for you to peruse. We’re hoping something strikes your fancy in these pages and inspires you to learn something new. Please “like” us on Facebook (Needlepoint Joint), Ravelry (NPJ Knitters), and Instagram (needlepointjoint) to be a part of our online community and to stay up to date on what’s going on in the shop.  See you soon!

Free Community Events

Knitting Support Group

We are always willing and happy to help you with your projects any time you come into the shop, but every Wednesday afternoon is dedicated to providing you a little extra help and the support of other knitters. Especially if you’re taking a class, this time can work like a study group to accompany your class. Even if you just want time to knit during the day in a friendly group atmosphere, you are welcome! Karyn will be available to help and offer instruction. 

When: Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM beginning September 3rd

Thursday Knit Night

Come join us every Thursday night for some social knitting time. All adult knitters of any knitting ability are welcome! You can always request a little help from other knitters, but no instruction is offered during this time.  Come with an easy, independent project, because you will definitely be distracted chatting with this fun collection of people!

When: Every Thursday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM beginning September 4th

Weaving Help

We’ve caught the weaving bug! If you’ve taken the beginning Rigid Heddle weaving class (or know how to weave already), and have questions, want help warping your loom, or just want to weave and chat with other friendly weavers, this time is just for you. Come weave with us!

When: Monday afternoons from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM beginning September 8th

Needlepoint Gathering

Let’s get together to stitch!  This will be a social time for stitchers to gather together, learn new skills, and be inspired.  Stitchers of all abilities are welcome.

When: The second and fourth Friday of each month from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM beginning September 12th

Knitting Classes

Beginning Series:

This series of three classes is the perfect introduction for the new knitter. By the end of all three classes, you will be able to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, increase and decrease, and knit in the round--and you will have a scarf, hat, and mittens/fingerless mitts to boot! You may take all three classes, or just one or two, depending on your abilities and interest. This series of classes will use the popular, stylish patterns from Tin Can Knits “The Simple Collection.”

Beginning Knitting

In this class you will learn the basics of knitting by knitting a simple, yet modern, scarf. Techniques covered include casting on, binding off, and how to knit and purl. 

When: Saturdays, September 13th and 27th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

OR: Saturdays, November 22nd and December 6th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Instructor: Monica Griffiths

Cost: $40

Beginning Hat*

Perfect for the beginning knitter who is ready to learn how to knit in the round on circular and double- pointed needles. This is the second class in the Beginning Knitting series, but if you know how to knit and purl, you are ready to make this simple, fantastic hat!

When: Saturdays, October 11th and 25th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Instructor: Monica Griffiths

Cost: $40

Beginning Mittens/Fingerless Mitts**

This is the third class in the Beginning Knitting series, but if you know how to knit and purl with confidence, and have had success with a couple of projects, you are ready to make mittens! You will learn to use double-point needles or the magic loop technique to complete these mittens. (This class will be taught along with the Cable Mitts class, so if you’re feeling adventurous, you can always tackle a slightly more difficult project.)

When: Saturdays, November 1st and 15th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Instructor: Karyn Johnston

Cost: $40

First Lace Shawl**

Knitting lace is fun and addictive.  If you’re ready for a bit of a challenge and you can knit, purl, decrease and increase, you can knit lace! This shawl pattern is perfect for tentative or beginning lace knitters, because it is an easy to memorize pattern that is easy to "see" as you knit.  You will love knitting it almost as much as you'll love the finished shawl.

When: Saturdays, September 13th and 27th from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Instructor: Karyn Johnston

Cost: $40

Becoming a Confident Knitter**

This is the perfect class for the newer knitter or the knitter who is ready to take your knitting to the next level. In this class, you will learn how to “read” your knitting, correct common mistakes, understand knitting instructions, and get the answers to your questions about general knitting techniques. Demystifying knitting and learning to fix your mistakes really will help you become a confident knitter! 

When: Saturday, October 4th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Instructor: Rebecca Thomas-Maurer

Cost: $35

Socks from the Toe Up***

Socks are the perfect portable project, especially when you’re not tied to following a step-by-step pattern. Once you learn to cast-on the toe, turn the heel, and bind-off, you can knit these toe-up socks anywhere! It is helpful to have knit socks before, but not a requirement. We will be knitting on two circular needles (or magic loop if you prefer), knitting one sock at a time.

When: Saturdays, October 4th and 18th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Instructor: Karyn Johnston

Cost: $40

Two Handed Color Knitting***

Learn color knitting using two hands to knit a deceptively simple, colorful winter hat. You'll learn the basics of fair isle knitting, and will be ready to move on to more complex color work projects when you are done.

When: Saturdays, October 18th and November 1st from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Instructor: Rebecca Thomas-Maurer

Cost: $40

Alegria Shawlette*

Summer has designed one of the most basic little shawls that highlights the beauty of variegated fingering weight yarns perfectly.  This clever project is ideal for very new knitters (you only need to know how to knit!) and knitters who are looking for a simple, quick project they can take anywhere.

When: Saturdays, October 25th and November 8th from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Instructor: Summer Hope

Cost: $40

Perfect Finishing**

Learning to finish well can literally make or break a project.  This class is perfect for those of you who have knit a few (or even many!) projects, but always just kind of “wing” the finishing. Learning to do it well not only makes your projects look and hang better, it usually makes the whole process easier and more fun. If you have a project you need help finishing, you’re welcome to bring it to class, but it isn’t necessary. 

When: Saturday, November 8th from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Instructor: Sandra Corp

Cost: $30

Little Dragon***

Toys are fun and quick projects--and great gifts for children!  In this class, you will make the cute “Little Dragon” by Susan B. Anderson.  You will learn about the ideal gauge to use for toys, stuffing techniques, picking up stitches, and face embroidery.  If you have never knit a toy before, or have tried but haven’t been happy with the result, this is a great pattern taught by a true toy-knitting expert!

When: Saturdays, November 15th and 22nd from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Instructor: Melissa Trotter

Cost: $40

Cable Mitts**

Ready to learn cables? These mitts are a great introduction to knitting cables and working with double-point needles, magic loop, or two-circular needles. You will also learn how to knit with or without a cable needle and how to fix mistakes while cabling. Knit with a worsted-weight yarn, these mitts knit up in a snap--perfect for gift giving! This class will be taught along with the Beginning Mitts class, so it is perfect for knitters of all levels.

When: Saturdays, November 1st and 15th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Instructor: Karyn Johnston

Cost: $40

Crochet

Beginning Crochet

Learn the wonderful art of crochet!  No previous experience is necessary.  By the end of this four-class series, you will not only complete an original crochet scarf, you will also have the crochet skills to begin a variety of projects.

When: Wednesdays, September 17th, 24th, October 1st and 8th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Instructor: AJ Bennett

Cost: $55

Weaving

Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving

Rigid Heddle weaving is a great way to get started weaving. The looms are very simple and portable with lots of potential. This class will include warping the loom and weaving a couple of projects. For this class, you are welcome to use a rigid Heddle loom that you already own, but looms are available to purchase from NPJ. With the skills learned in this class you will be able to continue weaving on your own to make wonderful projects for yourself or to give as gifts.

When: Saturday, October 11th from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Tuesdays, October 14th and 21st from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Instructor: Deanna Baugh 

Cost: $85

Weaving with a Pick-up Stick

Take your Rigid Heddle weaving to the next level! If you have taken our beginning class, lace weaving class, or if you have already woven a few projects on your own, this is the perfect next class for you. By adding the skill of weaving with a pick-up stick to your Rigid Heddle weaving, you can greatly expand the pattern possibilities. In this class, we will explore making weft and warp floats for adding pattern to your weaving. We will create lace-like fabrics and also look at supplementary weft patterning. 

When: Tuesdays, November 11th, 18th, and 25th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Instructor: Deanna Baugh 

Cost: $65

 

Needlepoint

Beginning Needlepoint

This is a relaxed introduction to Needlepoint.  In the first session, you will be provided with a small piece of canvas, needle and thread to practice stitching a practice sampler.  We will learn a few easy stitches and practice stitching.  In the second class. we will learn the basketweave stitch and present some possibilities for a first project.

When: Fridays, November 7th and 14th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Instructor: Amy Jones

Cost: $30

Tatting and Other Lace Classes

Bobbin Lace I & II

Depending on student level, students will learn either the basics or more advanced techniques in woven lace making including: vocabulary, patterns (prickings), lace-making bobbins, threads/yarns, pins, pillows, and other equipment while making multiple projects over the eight week period.

When: Thursdays, September 11th through October 30th from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Instructor: Dale Pomeroy, The Mad Tatter

Cost: $130 (includes patterns)

Tatting, Level One

This class is a hands-on practicum of Tatted Lace Making. Starting with no prior knowledge and minimal supplies, students will learn definition, history, vocabulary, material preparation, chains, picots, rings, joins, pattern interpretation, basic formations (to include medallions, edgings and insertions), changing threads, ending techniques, cleaning, blocking, storing and using lace. Students will be required to complete eight assignments consisting of eight individual pieces while meeting once per week over an eight-week period.  Course demands timely completion of homework.

When: Thursdays, September 11th through October 30th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Instructor: Dale Pomeroy, The Mad Tatter

Cost: $130 (includes 22-page illustrated manual)

 

Tatting, Level Three

Students must have completed Level II or demonstrate all necessary techniques and show sufficient knowledge to enroll. Students will learn additional patterning, beginning/ending techniques, how to correct mistakes (missed joins, opening a closed ring), set stitch, basic beading, lock stitch/linking loop, shuttle lock joins, joining/twisted/turned/frayed picots, how to use a gauge, mock rings, Josephine rings/chains, mignonette, and pearl tatting.  Students will be required to complete seventeen individual pieces while meeting once per week over an eight week-period.  Course demands timely completion of homework. 

When: Thursdays, September 11th through October 30th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Instructor: Dale Pomeroy, The Mad Tatter

Cost: $130 (includes illustrated manual)

Tatted Snowflakes

Spend a Saturday with the Mad Tatter making beautiful tatted snowflakes!  Snowflake patterns of all levels available to students who have basic tatting skills. 

When: Saturday, November 8th from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Instructor: Dale Pomeroy, The Mad Tatter

Cost: $50 (includes pattern of your choice with the option to buy additional patterns)

 

(Please contact the shop if you are interested in taking Tatting, Level Two.)

 

There are a limited number of students in each class. Please sign up early so we can accommodate as
many people as possible. To reserve your place in a class, you must pay the class fee. Stop by the
shop at 241 Historic 25th Street Ogden, UT 84401 to sign up. You may also call us at 801-394-4355 or
800-660-4355 (toll free) and pay over the phone by credit or debit card. Our classes are also listed
online on Facebook and at www.needlepointjoint.com