Needlepoint Joint Class List

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 Happy New Year! We hope to be the first to wish you a joyous 2016 filled with warm wool, ample crafting time, and successful projects. We also want to challenge you to learn something new this year. Almost daily, it seems like we hear someone lament not knowing how to crochet, tat, weave, spin, or knit. We also hear people say they wish their skills were better. Hopefully, we have put together a schedule filled with lots of classes that will inspire you to learn either the very beginning skills in a multitude of fiber crafts or to take your skills to the next level. It is never too late to learn new things and we are here to inspire and teach you. We have lots of fun things planned for the coming year, so please “like” us on Facebook (Needlepoint Joint), Ravelry (NPJ Knitters), and Instagram (needlepointjoint) to be part of our online community and to stay up to date on what’s going on in the shop.


Free Community Events
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. Weekly, Rebecca will be on hand to help you and  Deanna Baugh, our weaving expert, will be here the first Monday of each month.
When: Monday afternoons 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 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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 1st and 3rd Friday afternoon of each month from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Spinning Circle
Spin a yarn with us! Refine your spinning skills while having a ball with other spinners. Spinners of all abilities are welcome to join.
When: The 2nd and 4th Friday afternoon of each month from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

CLASSES

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.

Knitting Classes
Beginning Series:
This series of three classes is the perfect introduction for the new knitter. By the end of the 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 or 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: Saturday, Jan 16th & Jan 23rd from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM            Instructor: Monica Griffiths
      OR: Saturday, Feb 6th & Feb 13th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM            Instructor: Monica Griffiths
      OR: Tuesday, Feb 23rd & Mar 1st from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM            Instructor: Amy Jones
      OR: Saturday, Apr 16th & Apr 23rd 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 hat.
When: Tuesday, Jan 26th & Feb 2nd from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM            Instructor: Tracy Phillips
      OR: Tuesday, Mar 8th & Mar 15th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM            Instructor: Tracy Phillips
                    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. If you would like an additional challenge, adding simple cables to this mitt is an option.
When: Saturday, Feb 20th & Feb 27th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM            Instructor: Amy Jones
      OR: Tuesday, Apr 5th & Apr 12th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM            Instructor: Tracy Phillips
                    Cost:  $40

Naalbinding 101: Knit Like a Viking
This class is a new one on the NPJ schedule and we are so excited! In this class, you will receive an introduction to the ancient art of Naalbinding. The class will cover the materials and techniques you need to get started with the Oslo stitch, beginning with a chain and progressing to working in the round.  Sign up and learn how to make your very own Viking period beanie.  The added bonus is each student will receive a hand-made wooden needle crafted especially for you by the instructor!
When:  Fridays, Jan 15th, and Jan 22nd from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Instructor:  JC Davis            Cost:  $45

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 afternoon 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, Jan 23rd from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
      OR: Saturday, Apr 16th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Instructor:  Karyn Johnston         Cost:  $30

Jujuy Knitalong!***
Join us for our first Knitalong! Karyn just can't wait to cast on Joji Locatelli's newest shawl design, Jujuy. With its gorgeous use of three colors, mesh lace, garter stitch, and short-row wedge shaping, it seems like even more fun to knit it along with other excited knitters. Starting in late January, so we all have time to pick out our yarn, we will spend four Friday evenings together watching this design take shape in all our different shawls. This knitalong will be a social gathering more than a class, so knitters should feel comfortable with the necessary skills to knit this shawl.
When: Fridays, Jan 29th, Feb 5th, Feb 19th, and Feb 26th from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Instructor:  Karyn Johnston         Cost:  $25

Colorwork Hat***
What a treat! Learn two-color knitting with Randy, a true Norwegian knitting expert. You will not only knit an adorable two-color hat, you will also learn all the skills you need to successfully knit other colorwork projects: how to knit with two colors (or more) per row, how to control gauge while knitting colorwork, and how to read a colorwork chart.
When:  Saturdays, Jan 30th and Feb 13th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor:  Randy Child             Cost:   $40
Seathwaite Cabled Hat**
Cabling is a beautiful way to add texture and interest to your knitting--and it's fun to do, too! Learn to make this gorgeously textured hat that you'll want to wear all winter long. In this class, you will also learn how to cable with and without a cable needle, how to read a chart, how to fix mistakes while cabling, and make a fun pompom.
When: Saturdays, Feb 20th and Feb 27th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 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:  Saturday, Feb 27th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Instructor:  Rebecca Thomas         Cost:  $40

Beginning Top Down Sock**
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 take if you have never knit socks before.
When: Saturdays, Mar 5th and Mar 19th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Rebecca Thomas         Cost:  $40

Designing Your Own Colorwork**
Learn how to design and implement your own colorwork ideas. We will cover drafting ideas and what to expect, techniques of colorwork, and tools to use to make it easier. Also, we will start a small colorwork project that we will evaluate in the second class.
When: Saturdays, Mar 5th and Mar 12th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Instructor: Meg Warren             Cost:  $30

Starshower Cowl***
This cowl is one of those perfect projects that is just as much fun to knit as it is to wear. The textured stitch pattern is just involved enough to keep you interested, but not too tricky to slow you down. Wearing this drapey cowl gives the elegant look of wearing a shawl, but it stays put without any fiddling or fuss. Using just one skein of fingering weight yarn, you can indulge and use something truly luxurious that you will love working with and wearing.
When:  Saturdays, Mar 5th and Mar 19th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Instructor:  Karyn Johnston         Cost:  $40

Introduction to Ravelry
Ravelry is one of the most fantastic resources for knitters--but only if you know how to use it! If you want to learn more about how to use Ravelry without becoming overwhelmed by its bountiful amount of information, this is the perfect class for you. Each class attendee will need to bring their own tablet or laptop computer in order to access Ravelry during the class.
When: Friday, Mar 11th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Instructor: Rebecca Thomas         Cost:  $25

Crochet
Beginning Crochet
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, Feb 6th and Feb 20th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor:  Paulette Christiansen         Cost:  $40


Spinning
Beginning Hand Spinning
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. A great apocalypse skill!
When: Saturdays, Jan 16th and Jan 23rd from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      OR: Saturdays, Apr 2nd and Apr 9th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Instructor:  Brandie Bruce         Cost:  $40


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, Feb 4th through Mar 24th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 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, Feb 4th through Mar 24th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Instructor:  Dale Pomeroy, The Mad Tatter     Cost:  $130 (includes illustrated manual)

Weaving Classes
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. Please bring 2 skeins of plied, worsted weight yarn for your first project.  We will be using an 8 dent reed.  If you have a different reed size, please check for a different sized yarn.
When: Saturday, Jan 30th from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM and Tuesdays, Feb 2nd, 9th, and 16th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Instructor:  Deanna Baugh         Cost:  $85

Weaving with a Pick-up Stick
Last summer, Deanna took a class with Jane Patrick, who wrote the book on Rigid Heddle patterns.  In this class we will explore the techniques she learned making weft floats and warp floats for adding pattern to our weaving.  By adding the skill of weaving with a pick-up stick to your Rigid Heddle weaving, you can greatly expand the pattern possibilities.  You will need a rigid heddle loom with a 12 dent reed, the usual shuttles, tools and two pick-up sticks at least 8 inches long.  Come to class with a pre-warped loom.
When: Tuesdays, March 8th, 15th and 22nd from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Instructor:  Deanna Baugh         Cost:   $65.00




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.
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.
Cancellation Policy: If you change or cancel your registration at least 48 hours prior to the start date of your class, you will receive a class credit.  If you change or cancel your registration within 48 hours of the class start date we cannot offer a 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.