Needlepoint Joint Class List
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Free Community Events
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 for you. Weekly, Rebecca will be on hand to help you and Deanna Baugh will be here the first Monday of each month.
When: Monday afternoons from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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 1st and 3rd Tuesday afternoon of each month from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday 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. This is not only a great time to get help on a pattern or ask questions, it can also 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
Thursday Knit Night
Come join us every Thursday night for some social knitting time. All adult knitters of any knitting ability are welcome. No instruction is offered during this time so come with an easy, independent project, because you will definitely be distracted chatting with this fun collection of people.
When: Every Thursday from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Spin a yarn with us! Refine your spinning skills while getting guidance from Brandie in the company of other spinners. Spinners of all abilities are welcome to join with your drop spindle or wheel.
When: The 2nd and 4th Friday afternoon of each month from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Key to Knitting Class Levels
= No Experience Necessary
* = Basic Knitting Skills. You should know how to knit, purl, cast on, and bind off.
** = Should have basic knitting skills, plus know how to decrease, increase, and have knit at least one project.
*** = Class is appropriate if you have completed a few projects and feel comfortable with the above skills.
Adventures in Casting On and Binding Off**
Ready to expand your repertoire? There are so many ways to cast on and bind off. Come explore new methods for your projects, discuss when each cast on and bind off is appropriate, and expand your knitting horizons!
When: Friday, September 30th, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Instructor: Rebecca Thomas Cost: $25
Essentials for Sweater Knitting***
Are you ready to knit your first sweater or have you knit a sweater that didn’t quite work out? This class will cover sweater-making essentials and focus on getting started right, so you have a successful experience. From choosing the right yarn and making a gauge swatch, to keeping track of your progress in your project and pattern, to finally finishing and blocking, this class has it all. You can choose from four patterns that have been successfully knit hundreds of times. There will be four workshop sessions spread over eight weeks that will take you from the planning of your sweater to the finishing stages. This class also includes a private session with Karyn to get complete, accurate body measurements before starting your sweater.
When: Saturdays, October 1st from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM, and October 8th, 29th and November 19th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Instructor: Karyn Johnston Cost: $80
In this class you will learn the basics of knitting by knitting a simple, yet modern, cowl. Techniques covered include casting on, binding off, how to work in the round, and how to knit and purl. We promise you’ll fall in love with knitting along with the rest of us!
When: Saturday, October 8th and 15th from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM Instructor: Monica Griffiths
OR: Saturday, November 12th and 19th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Cost: $40
Beginning Top Down Sock**
Few things are quite as luxurious as hand knit socks as far as comfort, fit, and style. Learn all the skills you need to knit socks from beginning to end, including how to turn the heel and kitchener the toe. These socks fit beautifully and are a great introduction to sock knitting.
When: Saturdays, October 22nd & 29th, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Instructor: Rebecca Thomas
Perfect for the beginning knitter who is ready to branch out and learn how to knit in the round on circular and double-pointed needles. This class also includes learning how to decrease, weave in your ends, and even a bit of stitch work–including learning how to cable!
When: Tuesdays, October 25th and November 8th, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Instructor: Amelia Jones
It seems like we’re seeing brioche patterns pop up everywhere these days! Join in the fun and learn to knit a visually dramatic, unique hat. In this class, you will learn how to knit basic two-color brioche rib in addition to brioche with increases and decreases to create the more interesting design within the pattern of this hat. To successfully knit this hat, you must be very comfortable knitting, purling, be able to read your knitting, and be ready for an adventure!
When: Fridays, November 11th and 18th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 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 their knitting skills 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 will really help you become a confident knitter!
When: Friday, December 2nd, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Instructor: Rebecca Thomas
Master Perfect Finishing**
Fear finishing no more! If, after spending hours on a project, you either wing the finishing or--even worse--never finish the project at all because you just can't figure out how to make it look right, this is the class for you. Spend an morning learning how to master mattress stitch, invisibly weave in your ends, attach a button band, and block your work. Once you gain confidence in these skills, you will agree that finishing can be fun.
When: Saturday, December 3rd from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Instructor: Karyn Johnston
Fair Isle Hat***
If you have tried a little colorwork knitting before and are now ready to try true fair isle knitting, this class will be the perfect way for you to get more comfortable reading charts, selecting multiple colors that play well together, and tips and tricks for making fair isle knitting a breeze; picking your five colors might be the hardest part!
When: Saturdays, December 3rd and 10th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Instructor: Tracy Phillips Cost: $40
Beginning Mittens/Fingerless Mitts**
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. In this class, you can choose to use double-point needles or magic loop to make fingerless mitts or full mittens. These mitts fit well and are fun to make; we’re pretty confident they won’t be the only pair you make!
When: Saturdays, December 10th and 17th, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Instructor: Amelia Jones
You will love learning to crochet this adorable, trendy cowl. By the time you're wearing your cowl, you will master multiple stitches, learn to add a cute crocheted edge, and be confident to start your next project. This class is appropriate for people who have no previous experience with fiber arts and for knitters wanting to become more confident with crochet.
When: Saturdays, October 1st and 15th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Instructor: Paulette Christiansen
Get ready to take your crochet skills to the next level. Learn how to crochet in the round by making fun, colorful mandalas. These beautiful mandalas can then be put together to create coasters, placemats, bags, or blankets to brighten up your life–the sky is the limit! Prerequisite skills include slip stitch, single crochet, and double crochet. The pattern will be provided by the instructor.
When: Saturdays, November 5th and 12th, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM Instructor: Paulette Christiansen
Fiber Candy Free-For-All
Carolyn Barrani is a Salt Lake designer of fine art needlepoint, chain stitch and crewel kits. Join us for a super fun afternoon of "Fiber Candy" stitchery exploring crewel embroidery. This free-form, creative embroidery style with wool was first popular in 17th century Britain and allows for you to have fun with stitches and create a truly unique masterpiece. We promise you’ll have fun in this workshop learning from a true master. The class fee includes all class materials and can be used towards the purchase of a kit to complete your own project after the class.
When: Saturday, October 1st from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Instructor: Carolyn Barrani
Tatting and other Lace Classes
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 15th to November 3rd, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Instructor: Dale Pomeroy Cost: $130 (includes manual)
Tatting, Level Two
Students must have completed Level One 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 15th to November 3rd, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Instructor: Dale Pomeroy
Cost: $130 (includes manual)
Students will learn the 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 15th to November 3rd, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Instructor: Dale Pomeroy
Cost: $130 (includes patterns)
Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving
Rigid heddle weaving is a great way to get started in weaving. It is a simple and very portable loom with lots of potential. This class will include warping the loom and weaving projects. You must have your own rigid heddle loom. A variety of looms are for sale through the shop and a limited number are for rent. 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 22nd from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM and Tuesdays, October 25th and November 8th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Instructor: Deanna Baugh Cost: $85
Intermediate Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom
Love to weave and want to spend some time boosting your skills? In this class, Deanna will give you lots of tips and tricks to give you more confidence to take on bigger, more challenging projects with your little loom.
When: Tuesdays, November 29th, December 6 &13, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Instructor: Deanna Baugh Cost: $65.00
Speed Wheel Dating
Are you wheel-less and ready to have an amazing time finding a spinner of your own? In today’s fast paced hobby world it can be hard finding time to test-drive spinning wheels. Our consultants Rebecca and Brandie will be there to assist you as you spend ten minutes each with a variety of wheels, helping you find the wheel of your dreams! This is a fun, low-pressure way to try out a lot of different wheel styles. We are confident that you will find a wheel you are interested in while having an enjoyable evening, too.
When: Friday, October 14th, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Hosted by: Brandie Bruce and Rebecca Thomas
Beginning Drop Spindling
Have you ever wondered where yarn comes from, or how to make it yourself? This class will teach you the basics of making your own yarn on a drop spindle, starting with the fiber and taking it to a finished yarn. Spinning is truly addicting, relaxing, and a whole lot of fun.
When: Saturdays, October 15th and 29th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Instructor: Brandie Bruce Cost: $40
Beginning Wheel Spinning
This class is designed for the novice who is new to a spinning wheel or the spinner who has never had a formal class. Brandie and Rebecca will make sure there is plenty of one on one instruction. We will discuss basic wheel mechanics, spinning styles, methods of plying and project planning. Get ready to take your spinning to the next level.
When: Saturdays, November 5th and 19th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Instructors: Brandie Bruce and Rebecca Thomas Cost: $75
The Fine Print: Registration: 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 at the time of registration. Please 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 toll free at 800-660-4355 and pay with a credit/debit card over the phone.
Cancellation Policy: If you change or cancel your registration 48 hours or more prior to the start date of your class, you will receive a credit to be used toward future classes. If you change or cancel your registration less than 48 hours before the class start date or are unable to attend additional class meetings, there is no refund or credit. Our instructors work hard to prepare for their classes and we must ensure they are fairly compensated for their time. This also gives our waitlisted students the opportunity to register and attend sold out classes. Once a class starts, we do not offer make up classes for any reason. We reserve the right to cancel a class if enrollment drops below three students.
Class List: Our classes are also listed online on our Facebook page (Needlepoint Joint) and our web page, www.needlepointjoint.com. Hard copies of the class schedule are located at the shop's front desk.