Craft Classes

In addition to music classes and private music lessons I also offer group and individual craft classes.  I will tailor the classes for the level of the group.  You provide the space, materials, and tools for the class (don't worry, I'll send you a list and links for everything you'll need).  Call or email for pricing and availability.

Classes offered:

Beginning Crochet
Crochet Amigurumi
Fair Isle Crochet
Crochet Color Work Balls/Eggs
Wet Felting
Beginning Origami
Origami Toys
Beginning Knitting
Fair Isle Knitting
Finger Knitting and Finger Crocheting for Kids
 NEW!  Wire Jewelry Making


Beginning Crochet

Learn to crochet basic stitches (chain stitch, slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet, half double crochet, double chain stitch), learn the all important slip knot, learn to read a basic pattern, learn to crochet flat as well as in the round.  Go beyond the basic scarf.  Start a simple market bag project during class.  
Minimum of 3 hours.  Ages 12 and up.

Crochet Amigurumi

Once you've learned to crochet it can be taken one step further and learn how to make Japanese inspired Amigurumi creatures.  Basic crochet knowledge required - single crochet, slip knot, etc.  The class can choose from several different designs to make during class: Amigurumi Octopus, Amigurumi Snail, or a Basic Amigurumi Doll with hat.  
Minimum 3 hours.  Ages 12 and up with experience.

Fair Isle Crochet

Go way beyond basic crochet and learn to make crochet fair isle and color work to begin a fair isle scarf.  Fair isle has only two colors in each row.  Learn how to change colors, carry and hide the yarn colors as you go (no ends to sew in at the end!).  Crochet a traditional design pattern or create your own on grid paper.
Minimum 2 hours.  Ages 12 and up with experience.

Crochet Color Work Balls/Eggs

Create decorative (and fun to play with) balls and eggs with designs crocheted right into them!  Use basic knowledge from Beginning Crochet, Crochet Amigurumi and Fair Isle Crochet to create a beautiful ball with a fascinating design in a multitude of colors.  
Minimum 2 hours.  Ages 12 and up with experience.

Wet Felting

With a bit of wool, warm water, and soap you, too, can create a wet felted ball.  Wool dryer balls are all the rage but are very expensive.  Why not make your own?  Learn to create simple wet felted balls or choose to create multi layer decorative geode-style felt balls.
Minimum 1 hour.  All ages - kids & adults.

Beginning Origami

New to paper folding?  Create some simple beautiful designs using origami.  Learn the difference between a mountain fold and a valley fold.  Learn a few basic origami figures and bases to get you started on some fun folding.
Minimum 2 hours.  Ages 10 and up.

Origami Toys

Origami is fun to make, toys are fun to play with - why not combine the two?!  Learn to make paper toys that move, flex, fly, or can be tossed through the air.  Make an origami ball, a flapping crane, a throwing star/disk, a kaleidoscope, and even a butterfly ball that breaks into 12 fluttering butterflies when broken apart mid air.
Minimum 2 hours.  Ages 12 and up.

Beginning Knitting

Learn to cast on, knit, purl and cast off (end) your knitting.  Learn continental and/or American styles of knitting.  Begin a small sample project.  Bring long circular needles to use in class and also learn how to use the magic loop method to knit in the round.
Minimum 3 hours.  Ages 10 and up.

Fair Isle Knitting

You've learned the basics of knitting and are ready for a new challenge: Fair Isle.  Fair Isle is the art of adding color worked designs into your knitting.  There are only ever 2 colors per row (as opposed to intarsia where there can be more).  Knitting in the round, you will learn how to use continental and American knitting techniques to weave the yarn in the back of the work to eliminate the floats that are typically found in machine-knit fair isle work.
Minimum 3 hours.  Ages 12 and up with knitting experience.

Finger Knitting and Finger Crocheting for Kids

Finger Knitting:
Learn a slip knot and finger crochet to make a thin bracelet, headband or necklace.  Use the slip knot and learn to finger knit a chain four stitches wide.  Use the chain as a necklace, bracelet, head band, or belt.  Learn to move your work on to a holder and put it back on your finger, learn to cast off to tie the work off when you are finished.  Time permitting, learn how to weave the finger knit chain into a square to use as a coaster or beginning of a blanket.
Minimum 1.5 hours.  Ages 6 and up (younger with parents assisting).


Wire Jewelry

Wire Jewelry:
Using a spool of copper wire (18 gauge), a few beads and a couple of tools, create a fantastic bracelet or, time permitting, necklace, to wear and show off your creativity.
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