Our March NAVAJO WEAVING WORKSHOPS WITH BARBARA ORNELAS & LYNDA PETE are full and registration is closed. The October, 2018 workshops are scheduled for Oct. 20-22 and 27-29 with a warping workshop on Wed., Oct. 24. Both date are filling up quickly, so get registered soon. Workshops are limited to 8 participants each. Click here for more information. For photos from some of our last classes, click here.
Click on the class name below to view a description of the class. Please call the shop at (520) 290-3738 to register for the classes of your choice.
UPCOMING CLASSES: WINTER, 2018
|Wild Women Weaving||$45.00||Sat., Jan. 20||1:00-4:00|
|Basic Wet Felting||$60.00||Sat., Jan. 20||1:00-4:00|
|Fiber/Silk Fusion||$50.00||Sat. Jan. 27||1:00-4:00|
|Beginning Spinning||$50.00||Sat., Feb. 3||1:00-4:00|
|Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving||$45.00||Sat., Feb. 10||1:00-4:00|
|Beginning Spinning||$50.00||Thurs., 2/15|
|Joan Ruane’s Spinning Cotton with a tahkli||$50.00||Sat., Feb. 17||1:00-4:00|
|Two Dimensional/Landscape Felting||$60.00||Tues., Feb. 20||1:00-4:00|
|Cotton Spinning Workshop with Joan Ruane||$100.00 + materials fee||Sat.-Sun., Mar.3-4||10:00-5:00|
|Needle Felting||$50.00||Date T.B.A.||1:00-4:00|
|Nuno Felting||$60.00||Date: T.B.A.||1:00-4:00|
|3-D Needle Felting||$50.00||Date: T.B.A.||1:00-4:00|
SOCKAHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETING SAT., January 20, 2018, 10:30-12:00
As more classes are scheduled they will be added to the schedule. Check back often, or call the shop for more information.
REMEMBER: If you have a group of 3 or more, we would be happy to try and schedule any of our classes at whatever time meets your needs.
Exercise your creative energy in the company of like-minded crafters. All groups are open to Fiber Club Members. Stop in and ask how to join
Wednesdays 5:00pm – 8:00pm After Hours at Grandma’s
Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Open Knitting, Crochet, Spinning, Weaving & Felting time. Friday 1:00-4:00 UnFinished Objects (projects) group Third Saturday of the month 10:30am – 12:30pm Grandma’s Sockaholics Anonymous Meeting 11st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month 10:30am – 12:30pm Charity Knitting Group
We offer knitting and crochet lessons for beginners, or lessons for more advanced students to perfect specific skills and techniques. Marcela Benjamin is usually here Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons for knitting instruction, and by appointment. Shanna is here all day Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as by appointment, for crochet and Tunisian Crochet instruction. Call in advance to insure that the teacher you want will be in the shop when you wish to come in. Marcela teaches in English &/or Spanish. Lessons cost $15.00 for up to 1 hour, $25 for 2 hours. Teachers are “off the clock” while teaching; your payment goes entirely and directly to them. Please be prepared to pay for instruction with cash or check at the time of your lesson. We also require that you purchase your yarn and needles at the shop.* These are NOT private lessons; there may be other students working with the teacher at the same time as you. Private lessons are $25.00/hr.
*You must purchase yarn from Grandma’s in order to take advantage of our very reasonable charge for lessons. If you have bought yarn here, you may bring in any yarn for help or instruction. Your fiber club card (which you get when you buy yarn from us) entitles you to our affordable lessons. If you have not purchased yarn from us, lessons are $25.00/hour.
Come in to learn the following (or any other knitting or crocheting techniques that you would like to learn)
Learn to read a Pattern: all of those abbreviations can make a person crazy until you know what they mean. Learn to decipher “K2tog and (K2, P3) 6 times. Learning tricks to keep track of your rows and how to read your knitting will transform your frustration to relaxation.
Fix your mistakes: Learn everything from picking up stitches to fixing cables and lace, to correcting color work, and everything in between. Please come with a 4″ X 4″ stockinetee swatch, but do not bind off.
Blocking: Learn to properly block all your knitted and/or crocheted projects to give them that “professional” finish. Vicky will show you how to use blocking wires, as well as other blocking methods.
LEARN to use Magic Loop instead of DPNs for those small diameter projects.
Beginning Lace Knitting: You will learn the basics of lace knitting making simple lace wash cloths. You will learn how to make increases, decreases and read basic lace instructions. Prerequisite: You need to know how to cast on, bind off, knit & purl.
Short Rows: Create a unique, wavy design scarf with guided instruction from Jimmy Martinez while you are learning to knit short rows.
Basic Crochet: Learn the very foundations of crochet so you can move out and do some of the really fancy stuff! Chain, slip stitch, single crochet, back and front loop single crochet, double, half double and triple crochet.
Tunisian Crochet: Learn this addicting technique and broaden your fiber arts skills. Learn to create a fabric that is neither knitted or crocheted, but a hybrid of both.
Other classes taught on an individual basis, or in groups: $15./hr.
Spindle Spinning: Spinners have been using hand spindles for at least 10,000 years! Learn to use this oldest of methods to produce fine yarns. Drop spindles are compact, affordable and can easily go anywhere. You can spin while waiting in line, while sitting on a bus or plane, anywhere, anytime you have a few minutes to “get into the zone.”
Repairs and Finishing services are available too.
All classes are located at the shop. Registration fees must be paid in advance and are non-refundable. If you need to cancel, we need 48 hours notice in order to apply your registration fee to a future class. REGISTRATION FOR CLASSES CLOSES ONE WEEK BEFORE THE CLASS. Sign up early.