Classes & Workshops
We use a workshop format for all of our regular weekly classes. This gives the artist the ability to work at his or her own pace on a project of his or her choosing and at whatever skill level they have at the time. Each class will have participants with a range of skills, from beginner to experienced.
Our experienced instructors are also happy to help you pick out a project that is appropriate to your skill level that will take you to the next level so you can continue to learn.
You can call ahead to let us know you’re coming and what you’d like help with or would like to learn. Or, if you find you have a couple spare hours during the day, you can just drop by.
Participants bring their own materials (yarn, needles/hooks, and/or pattern) to the shop any time during regular business hours – up until 3 p.m.
Class cost is $20.00 per participant payable at the time of the class. You will receive up to 2 hours of guidance, instruction and support. Want to stay longer? That’s fine. You are welcome to take a second class for $20.00.
Please note that your 2-hours cannot be split up between sessions.
While we are successful in teaching very young children, in our experience the ideal age to begin teaching children needle arts is when they are 8 or 9 years old. At these ages, the child has the eye, brain, and hand coordination that lets them pick up the knitting, crochet or loom skills relatively easily. Children of these ages are also able to concentrate for an extended period of time so that they can actually absorb all the various details associated with building successful knitting or crochet skills.
We do not offer a separate class for children, but we encourage parents bring young children on Saturday morning, so they will be rested and ready to learn. We also require a parent or guardian to be present at the class if a child is younger than 13 years old. Note: we do not charge a class fee for a parent or guardian who is supervising their young child taking a class.
Our format for the Knit Along (KAL) is different than that of the regular weekly classes. There is no fee for the weekly KAL as long as the participant purchases the project materials from Yarn & Thread Expressions.
In the KAL format all participants work on the same design. Yarn choices, colors, minor modifications and size are all left to the creative discretion of the participant. The intent of the KAL is to enable participants to try out a new skill, design, technique, or yarn type. Most of the KAL designs are for advanced beginners and up. We encourage everyone to push their skills a bit and suggest you try a project or two.
When possible, we offer a corresponding Crochet-Along.
Be sure to join our email list to be notified of upcoming Knit/Crochet-Alongs.
Sit ‘n’ Stitch
The weekly Sit ‘n’ Stitch is an informal gathering for all needle artists to enjoy working on their respective projects in the company of other artists. There is no fee for the weekly Sit ‘n’ Stitch, nor is there any formal teaching. Participants do share ideas, designs, techniques, show off finished projects, engage in good conversation, and occasionally someone brings a treat to share with everyone.
Thursday Sit ‘n’ Stitch nights are a relaxing and enjoyable way to share your love of the needle arts. Try to stop by even if you have only a few minutes to spare.
Thursday evenings from 5 – 7 p.m.