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Basic/Beginner Classes

We are excited that you want to join us for classes.  Each class is designed to help you learn basic steps and grow on each step with follow up classes.  You can sign up by calling 918-481-1055 or stopping by the shop. We offer personalized classes to meet your schedule.  We also schedule classes for advanced learning that we ask teachers to come in and teach. 

Beginner Class Schedule:

  • We personalize classes to meet your schedule, call us at 918-481-1055 to schedule your class.
  • Group classes are scheduled by calling us at 918-481-1055.

 Class costs:

  • $15.00 per class, they last about 1 hour.
  • We offer a “4 for 40” cards, which is 4 classes for $40.00.
  • We offer group discounts.  For groups of 4 we charge $10.00 per person, for the hour.
  • We offer a 10% discount for the purchase of supplies for your class.

“4 for 40” Cards:

4 for 40We want to encourage everyone to learn a skill that we believe will help you focus and relax.  We truly feel that once you develop one of these skills you will take it home and work on projects that will help take you mind off the daily “stuff” that creates stress in your life.  You will learn to sit, relax and work on fun projects.  Plus, when you finish your project, you have a wonderful sense of accomplishment and an item you can be proud of.

We came up with “4 for 40” cards to help you get started and continue learning to perfect your skill.  These cards costs $40 and are good for 4 classes (one hour classes), thus only costing you $10/class; creating a savings of $5/class (total $20 savings).  You can split your classes among your friends too, so if you have three other friends that want to take beginning knitting class, then you can get the “4 for 40” card for one class covering you and your three friends.

We want to make learning fun, so stop by today and get your “4 for 40” card…

“Learn to” classes are for beginners and are limited to 4 people per class.  We are confident that when you complete a class you will feel comfortable enough to work on your project at home.  We want to make sure you get the full benefit of our time to ensure you have the best learning experience.  All other classes vary in size.  

Please note that some classes are outside our normal business hours, so please be sure and call us ahead of time if you need to reschedule a class.

 

Basic Classes

 

Cross Stitch

stc522bCross stitch is the oldest form of embroidery.  Early on, samplers were generally stitched by a young girl to learn how to stitch and to record alphabet and other patterns to be used in her household sewing. Often, motifs and initials were stitched on household items to identify their owner, or simply to decorate the otherwise-plain cloth.

Today, cross stitch is a way to relax and create beautiful or fun pieces of decorations.  Normally these works of art adorn your household or are given to family and friends as priceless gifts.

We have beginner lessons that will start you on simple projects using aida cloth and mercerized cotton thread.  Once you complete the first class you will be ready to continue learning to stitch on linen cloth and use other types of threads to create masterpieces.

Our classes are taught by our staff and cost $15.00 each or you can get “4 for 40” cards.  “4 for 40” cards sell for $40 and pay for 4 classes, a savings of $5.00 per class.  Call 918-481-1055 to sign up for your personal lesson today.

 

Charted Needlepoint

KaleidoscopeCJA150The roots of needlepoint go back thousands of years to the ancient Egyptians, who used small slanted stitches to sew up their canvas tents.  Needlepoint canvases were found in the cave of a Pharaoh who had lived around 1500 BC. Modern needlepoint descends from the canvas work in Tent Stitch, done on an evenly woven open ground fabric, which was a popular domestic craft in the 16th century.

Today charted needlepoint is done by taking a design off of paper and stitched onto canvas using different types of threads to personalize your creation.  Many of these creations are either framed or made into pillows and other accessories for your home.  They also make priceless gifts for family and friends.

We have beginner lessons that will start you with a few simple stitches using canvas and a few different threads.  Once you complete the first class you will be ready to continue to learn more stitches and use other types of threads to create masterpieces.

Our classes are taught by our staff and cost $15.00 each or you can get “4 for 40” cards.  “4 for 40” cards sell for $40 and pay for 4 classes, a savings of $5.00 per class.  Call 918-481-1055 to sign up for your personal lesson today.

 

Hardanger

Hardanger or “Hardangersøm” origins are not certain, but it is thought to have its beginnings in ancient Persia and Asia. The early form of embroidery spread to Italy and by 1700, variations of this type of embroidery had spread to northern Europe.

Hardanger work is very geometrical in form and based on several basic shapes such as squares, rectangles, triangles, diamonds, hearts, zigzags and crosses. The combination and placement of these elements allow for an unlimited number of beautiful patterns of all sizes to be created.  Many sampler patterns use hardanger to add eye-catching beauty to masterpieces.

We have beginner lessons that will start you with a few simple stitches using 22 even-count fabric using Perle Cotton #5 threads.  Once you complete the first class you will be ready to continue to learn more stitches and use hardanger on bigger patterns to create masterpieces.  It would greatly benefit you to learn cross stitch before signing up to learn hardanger.

Our classes are taught by our staff and cost $15.00 each or you can get “4 for 40” cards.  “4 for 40” cards sell for $40 and pay for 4 classes, a savings of $5.00 per class.  Call 918-481-1055 to sign up for your personal lesson today.

 

Bead Work

Snow Fun

Embroidery using beads dates back to 5000 and 6000 BC in China, and by 1500 AD beads were used in Europe as well as other areas of the world.

Our bead kits are provided mostly by Mill Hill and are now used to make ornaments and smaller, fun pictures.  Beads are also used to accent beautiful cross stitch pieces.

We have beginner lessons that will teach you to stitch with beads and complete an ornament (you can choose from spring, summer, fall and winter ornaments).  Once you complete the first class, you will have learned to use beads on any type of cross stitch pattern and how to accent and create masterpieces.

Our classes are taught by our staff and cost $15.00 each or you can get “4 for 40” cards.  “4 for 40” cards sell for $40 and pay for 4 classes, a savings of $5.00 per class.  Call 918-481-1055 to sign up for your personal lesson today.

 

Punch Needle

Punch needle embroidery has been around for centuries.  During the ancient Egyptians times, stitchers used the hollow bones of birds’ wings as needles to create punch needle embroidery tapestry art. Europeans picked it back up during the Middle Ages to decorate ecclesiastical clothing and panels with elaborate punch needle patterns.  Stitchers have been making punch needle embroidery embellishments for their clothing for centuries, passing down the technique to the present day.

We have beginner lessons that will teach you the basics of punch needle and start you on a quick project.  Once you complete the first class you will be ready to learn how to use different threads to enhance your next works of art.

Our classes are taught by our staff and cost $15.00 each or you can get “4 for 40” cards.  “4 for 40” cards sell for $40 and pay for 4 classes, a savings of $5.00 per class.  Call 918-481-1055 to sign up for your personal lesson today.

 

Knitting

IMG_3082Knitting has many stories of its origin.  There is supposition that knitting may be connected to the ancient skill of knotting fishing nets. The similarity in spelling is tempting enough. And this concurs with the historical view that knitting was introduced by Arabian seafarers sailing and trading in the Middle East and the Mediterranean.  It was next found that knitted socks were found excavated from Egypt at the end of the 19th century.

Today, knitting is a great way to relieve daily stresses while creating works of art.  Knitting projects range from socks, gloves and scarves up to big, comfy blankets to snuggle in.  What makes it fun are the one-of-a-kind items you can share with your family and friends.

We have beginner lessons that will teach you to knit two basic stitches and read basic patterns.  You will be able to complete a scarf and cowl.  Once you have accomplished this, you will be ready to take on more advanced projects and knit masterpieces.

Our classes are taught by our staff and cost $15.00 each or you can get “4 for 40” cards.  “4 for 40” cards sell for $40 and pay for 4 classes, a savings of $5.00 per class. Call 918-481-1055 to sign up for your personal lesson today.

 

Crochet

IMG_3083Little is known of Crochet and suggests that crochet probably developed most directly from Chinese needlework, a very ancient form of embroidery known in Turkey, India, Persia and North Africa, which reached Europe in the 1700s.

Today, crochet uses beautiful stitches to create one-of-a-kind blankets, clothing, and more.  The use of many wonderful yarns and threads makes it easy to relax while crocheting projects.  Once you start, you will be “hooked” forever!

We have beginner lessons that will teach you basic stitches and to read basic patterns.  You will be able to complete a small project.  Once you have accomplished this, you will be ready to take on more advanced projects and crochet masterpieces.

Our classes are taught by our staff and cost $15.00 each or you can get “4 for 40” cards.  “4 for 40” cards sell for $40 and pay for 4 classes, a savings of $5.00 per class.  Call 918-481-1055 to sign up for your personal lesson today.

 

Tunisian Crochet

Tunisian crochet, also known as afghan crochet, fool’s stitch, and shepherd’s crochet, is a type of crochet that uses an elongated hook, often with a stopper on the handle end, called an afghan hook.  This type of crochet is considered to be a mixture of crocheting and knitting.

History says it was believed that shepherds used this technique to create warm fabrics with the spun yarn from their sheep.

Tunisian crochet uses the combination of crochet and knitting stitches making the fabric slightly less elastic than normal crochet and substantially thicker.  This stitch is best suited for blankets and winter knits, not well-suited for items such as baby-wear and socks.  Many people love Tunisian crochet because it is slightly faster to create beautiful items than normal crochet, and is about twice the speed of knitting.

We have beginner lessons that will teach you basic stitches and to read basic patterns.  You will be able to complete a small project.  Once you have accomplished this, you will be ready to take on more advanced projects and crochet masterpieces.

Our classes are taught by our staff and cost $15.00 each or you can get “4 for 40” cards.  “4 for 40” cards sell for $40 and pay for 4 classes, a savings of $5.00 per class.  Call 918-481-1055 to sign up for your personal lesson today.

 

Drop Spindle Classes

Drop Spindle is a technique for twisting together of fibers into yarn.  We prefer to with Drop Spindles made by Heaven Sent Food & Fiber because they are larger and easier to manure while learning the technique.

The history of Drop Spindle has been lost to history, but has at least been dated back to Neolithic times and has also been found in archaeological digs around the world.

Our classes are taught by our staff and cost $15.00 each or you can get “4 for 40” cards.  “4 for 40” cards sell for $40 and pay for 4 classes, a savings of $5.00 per class.  Call 918-481-1055 to sign up for your personal lesson today.