Needlepoint Joint Class List

Spring 2014 Class List

Happy Spring!
The weather is warming up, gardening and outdoor activities beckon, but it
is still a wonderful time to knit and do handwork. And, it’s always a good
time to learn something new! We’ve got many great classes lined up, new
yarns coming in, and some really fun trunk shows in store for you. 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. We look forward to seeing
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 (*note slight time change!)


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


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: TBD


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


Knitting Classes

Key to Knitting Class Levels
= No Experience Necessary
*
= Basic Knitting Skills. You should know how to knit, purl, cast on, and bind off.
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= 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.

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: Fridays, April 18th and 25th from 3:00 PM-5:00 PM;
OR Saturdays, June 7th and 14th from 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Instructor: Monica Griffiths
Cost: $40


Wonderful Wallaby**
This is a wonderful pattern! You will learn a lot making this great hooded sweatshirt sized for a toddler to an adult XXL! This pattern is easy to read, simple to make, and the sweater is made in one piece from the bottom up.
When: Saturdays, April 26th, May 10th, and May 31st from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Instructor: Laura Forsgren
Cost: $55


First Lace Shawl**
Knitting lace is fun and addictive. Even though it looks difficult, if you can knit, purl, decrease, and increase, you can knit lace! This shawl pattern is perfect for beginning or tentative 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, April 26th and May 3rd from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Instructor: Karyn Johnston
Cost: $40


Socks from the Top Down***
Socks are the perfect portable project and small enough to knit even when it’s hot out. This class will teach you to knit basic, “vanilla” socks from the cuff to toe with a standard flap heel. These socks fit beautifully and are fun to knit! This is a great class to take if you have never knit socks before or if you’ve only knit toe-up socks. You can use double-point needles, two circular needles, or the magic loop for this class.
When: Fridays, May 30th and June 6th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Instructor: Karyn Johnston
Cost: $40

Juneberry Shawl***
You’ve surely noticed this striking red shawl in our shop. Many of you have wanted to make it, but because it is a challenging pattern, you’ve been tentative about trying it. If you have knit lace before, but have never tried a lace pattern this intricate, this class is for you! Sandra will guide you through knitting this pattern, which includes bobbles, lace on both the knit and purl sides of the shawl, and a knitted-on edging. *Please note that you should have completed a couple of lace projects before taking this class! (You should be ready for a FUN challenge!)*
When: Saturdays, May 31st and June 14th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Instructor: Sandra Corp
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: Wednesday, June 25th from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Instructor: Rebecca Thomas
Cost: $35


Drop Spindling
Introduction to Handspinning with the Drop Spindle
Learn the basics of spinning your own yarn on a drop spindle. We will learn about different fibers, spinning tools, and spinning and plying techniques. You'll finish class with several samples and possibly even enough for a small project!
When: Wednesdays, April 30th and May 7th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Instructor: Rebecca Thomas
Cost: $40


Weaving
Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving
Rigid heddle weaving is a great way to get started weaving. The looms are very 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, June 14th from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, and Tuesdays, June 17th and 24th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Instructor: Deanna Baugh
Cost: $85


Warping a Four-Shaft Loom
This class is for those of you who own a four-shaft loom and want to learn how to warp and weave simple
patterns with ease on it. *Please note that you should already own a four-shaft loom that is portable enough to
bring with you in order to take this class.*
When: Saturday, May 10th from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, and Tuesdays, May 13th and 20th from 6:00 PM to 8:00
PM
Instructor: Deanna Baugh
Cost: $85


Tatting and Other Lace Classes
Bobbin Lace
Students will learn the basics in woven lace making including: vocabulary, patterns (prickings), lace-making
bobbins, threads/yarns, pins, pillows, and other equipment while making six (6) bookmarks and a tape lace over the eight week period.
When: Thursdays, April 10th through June 5th (no class on April 24th) from 11:00 AM to 1:00 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, April 10th through June 5th (no class on April 24th) from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Instructor: Dale Pomeroy, The Mad Tatter
Cost: $130 (includes 22-page illustrated manual)


Tatting, Level Two
Students must have completed Level I 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, April 10th through June 5th (no class on April 24th) from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Instructor: Dale Pomeroy, The Mad Tatter
Cost: $130 (includes illustrated manual)


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