Needlepoint Joint Class List

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Happy New Year! We at NPJ hope to be the first to wish you a joyous, healthy, and cozy 2015 filled with warm wool, ample crafting time, and successful projects. We have lots of fun things planned for the coming year: new trunk shows, various classes and community events, and plenty of exciting deliveries. 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.

 

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 January 7th

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 January 8th

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 for you. Come weave with us!
When: Monday afternoons from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM beginning January 5th

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 January 9th

Knitting Classes

Knitting Class Levels Key:

     = No Experience Necessary

*   = Basic Knitting Skills.  You should know how to knit and purl.

**  =Shouild have basic knitting skills, plus know how to increase, decrease and have knit at least one project.

*** =Class is appropriate if you have completed a few project and feel comfortable with above skills.

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:     January 24th and February 7th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
        OR: Saturdays, April 11th and 25th 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, February 21st and March 7th 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. 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 the magic loop technique to complete these mittens.
    When:     Fridays, March 27th and April 10th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM    
    Instructor: Karyn Johnston
    Cost: $40

First Cabled Cowl**
This pattern is the perfect blend of two of our favorites: cables AND cowls!  This beautiful cowl is fun to knit and wear, keeping your neck warm and stylish without the fuss of a scarf or shawl.  This class is perfect for first-time cablers, newer knitters who want a challenge, or those of you looking to gain confidence with cabling.  
When: Thursdays, January 29th and February 5th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Instructor: Sandra Corp
Cost: $40

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 is the class for you! We’re going to cover sweater-making essentials and focus on getting started right, so you have a successful experience. From choosing the right yarn to making a gauge swatch (yes, you HAVE to do this!!) and choosing the right size to knit, we will cover the essentials. 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.  
When: Saturdays, January 31st, February 7th, March 7th, and 21st from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructors: Karyn Johnston and Melissa Trotter
Cost: $80

Turkish Bed Socks with a Twist**
These socks are such a quick, fun knit! Learn how to knit up this simple anklet sock with no seams (a change from the original pattern).  You will also learn an alternative toe for this sock. Once you learn how to make these footie socks, you may not be able to stop!

When: Saturdays, February 7th and 21st from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Instructor: Summer Hope
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 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, February 28th from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Instructor: Rebecca Thomas-Maurer
Cost: $35

Top-Down Socks**
Socks are the perfect portable project--and this pattern knits up super quickly in sport-weight yarn.  These socks fit beautifully and are fun to knit!  This is a great class to knit if you have never knit socks before.   
When: Saturdays, March 14th and 28th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Rebecca Thomas-Maurer
Cost: $40

Sprig Cloche***
The Botanical Knits patterns are romantically appealing.  This hat is a fun knit with lots of knitting action and uses a variety of techniques that are a step above the basic knitted hat.  This class will teach you how to follow a chart, learn short row work and pick up stitches along an edge. This project is perfect for someone who has done some basic patterns and is ready for a project with more shaping and design. End result: a stylish and romantic women’s hat!
When: Saturdays, March 14th and 21st from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Instructor: Amelia Jones
Cost: $40

Color Affection Shawl***
This gorgeous shawl is one of the most popular shawl designs for a reason. It is an absolute blast to knit, combining striping three of your favorite colors of fingering weight yarn, short rows, and garter stitch. Although it is a large shawl, it is a very versatile piece that is quite easy to wear.
When: Saturdays, March 28th and April 18th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Instructor: Karyn Johnston
Cost: $40

Showers in April Shawl**
In this class, you will learn the very basics of lace knitting to create a light and feminine shawl--perfect for Spring! This shawl is perfect for those of you who have always wanted to try knitting lace, but have been intimidated to try. This shawl is the perfect little first taste of lace.
When: Saturdays, April 11th and 25th from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Instructor: Summer Hope
Cost: $40

Spinning
Beginning Hand Spinning
One of the finest pleasures in life is knitting with hand-spun yarn and we have tons of gorgeous fiber in the shop—a lot of it locally grown and hand-dyed! Learn the art of spinning with a drop spindle from local artist, Brandie Bruce, and join generations of happy hand spinners from all around the globe.
When: Fridays, March 6th and 13th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Instructor: Brandie Bruce
Cost: $40


Tatting and Other Lace Classes
We are very fortunate to have Dale Pomeroy here at Needlepoint Joint on Thursdays.  Dale is a master lace-maker, who is one of only a few certified tatting instructors in the nation. He has been teaching lace-making for over 26 years and is a true expert on the creation and history of lace-making.

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, March 5th through April 30th (no class April 16th) from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    OR Thursdays, March 5th through April 30th (no class April 16th) from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Instructor: Dale Pomeroy, The Mad Tatter
Cost: $130 (includes 22-page illustrated manual)

Tatting, Level Four
Students must have completed Level III or demonstrate all necessary techniques and show sufficient knowledge to enroll. Students will learn two-thread baubles, advanced beading, bridging/split-chains, over vs. under joins, tatting with a needle (indirect method), extensions, alphabetic tatting (script), padded tatting, and 3-dimensional 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, March 5th through April 30th (no class April 16th) from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Instructor: Dale Pomeroy, The Mad Tatter
Cost: $130 (includes illustrated manual)

Tenerife Knotted Needle Lace
Tenerife is a lovely form of lace that originated in the Canary Islands off the Coast of Spain. Tenerife is worked on a hand loom with radial warp threads being knotted or woven together by a single weft thread normally in circular forms. Learn to make these beautiful lace medallions that are sewn together to create shawls, scarves, and tablecloths.
When: Thursdays, March 5th and 19th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Instructor: Dale Pomeroy, The Mad Tatter

Cost: $55 (includes materials kit)


Limerick Needle Lace    
Limerick is a needle-run tulle (net) Irish lace which developed during the early 19th Century with the development of machine-made net. Learn to make lace by stretching net over a hoop while using pearl cotton thread to outline designs. Dale has an amazing sample in the shop demonstrating how Limerick lace is created. Come see this sample; you will be inspired to learn to create this lace. No previous experience is necessary to take this class!  
When: Thursdays, April 9th and 23rd from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Dale Pomeroy, The Mad Tatter
Cost: $60 (includes material kit)

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

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, January 31st from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Tuesdays, February 3rd, 10th, and 17th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Instructor: Deanna Baugh  
Cost: $85

Finger Manipulated Laces on a Rigid Heddle Loom
Because the rigid heddle loom is so simple, it leaves lots of room for the weaver to make interesting patterns. In this class we will be working with lace and inlay techniques. We will go over the lace techniques and you will be able weave a sampler on the first section of your warp. We will then design a hanging or runner for your to weave on the remainder of the warp.
When:  Tuesdays, March 10th, 17th and 24th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Instructor:  Deanna Baugh
Cost:  $65.00

 

 

THE FINE PRINT, or how to register:
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

Cancellation Policy: If you need to change or cancel your registration up to 48 hours before the start date of your class, you will receive a class credit. If you cancel or change your registration within 48 hours of the start date, we cannot offer a refund or credit. This ensures that our teachers are fairly compensated for their time and that waitlisted students have the opportunity to register for 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.

Waitlist: We will keep a waitlist for full classes and notify waitlisted students of open class spots as they become available.