PHONE: 610-421-8889

Classes & Special Events

At The School of Fiber Arts at Conversational Threads, our friendly and experienced Instructors offer a wide range of Classes to students of every skill level and interest.  As a shop, we hold frequent Special Events and Celebrations.  To register for a Class or a Special Event, call the shop or email us, or better yet, stop by in person!  Class fees are payable in cash or by check made out to the Instructor of your class.  Materials are not included unless specified otherwise.

Our Instructors

Deb Diefenderfer | Rachel Howard | Carolee Fegley | Stacy Hortner | Simone Kereit | Nadeen McShane | Mary Clarke Edwards | Jean Byers |  Lavanya Patricella | Ann Sloane | Keith Gustafson | Katie Pfenninger | Christine Zadlo

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Conversational Threads Fiber Arts Studio

Beginner's Knitting Course (And Beyond!) - An Ongoing Class 

Tuesday Evenings from 6:30PM to 8:30PM and Thursday Afternoons from 3:00PM to 5:00PM

NO CLASS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10TH, 2017

Cost is $15 per session for first 5 sessions, payable at the beginning of the course, and $10 per session thereafter, payable as you go. Course is limited to 6 members per session.

This Course is for the Absolute Beginning New Knitter or for Start Again Knitters, for those wanting to learn to knit or for those who have knitted long ago but have forgotten most of what they knew. After you have learned the basics, let Jean guide you as you move beyond into more complex projects.

Students can attend one or two sessions per week as desired, but they must reserve a spot for each session they wish to attend in order to maintain the maximum of 6 people per session so that everyone is able to get sufficient attention for their needs.  One can skip sessions as desired, but if you have reserved a spot in a session and then skip that session, you will be charged for that session (as someone else could have used that spot).

Students will complete four projects in the course.  Project One will be a wool hotpad, Project Two will be a ribbed scarf, Project Three will be a hat with a ribbed brim, and Project Four will be a pair of fingerless mitts with a thumb gusset.  Skills learned will be the knit stitch, the purl stitch, casting on, binding off, increasing, decreasing, knitting in the round and more.

Students completing all four projects will receive a Conversational Threads logo canvas tote bag upon completion.

Register for your session by emailing the teacher - jbyers@ptd.net


 

Weekly General Knitting including Shawl Help Session with Jean

Tuesday and Thursday Afternoons - 1:00PM - 3:00PM | Cost $10.00

NO CLASS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10TH, 21017

Shawls have for quite a while been hugely popular accessories, and they show no signs of slowing down anytime soon!  Let Jean give you a hand with your shawl project - from helping you to choose a pattern compatible with your skills to helping you pick out the perfect yarn and providing you with guidance throughout the knitting process - Jean is there to help you!  Or do you have a knitting problem you need solved?  Need a little direction for your current project?  Jean will help you out!  She will help you with whatever your current project may be, help you begin a new project or teach you a technique new to you.  Have you never knit a sweater?  Jean will help you expand your skills as you take on the challenge of a larger project for yourself.  This is an on-going class, join in any time.  Email Jean to reserve a space in the class - jbyers@ptd.net


 

Weekly Knitting Basics with Jean 

Tuesday Afternoons - 3:00PM - 5:00PM and Thursday Evenings - 6:30PM - 8:30PM | Cost $10.00

NO CLASS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10TH, 2017 OR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12TH, 2017

Have a knitting problem you need solved?  Need a little direction for your current project?  Jean will help you out!  She will help you with whatever your current project may be, help you begin a new project or teach you a technique new to you.   

Have you never knit a sweater?  Jean will help you expand your skills as you take on the challenge of a larger project for yourself.   
All levels of knitters are welcome, from new knitters to very seasoned knitters.  This will be an on going class so students can join at any time. Email Jean to reserve a space in the class - jbyers@ptd.net
 
 
 

Weekly Open Crochet with Deb

Thursday Evenings - 6:30 - 8:30PM | Cost $10.00

Join Deb for her Thursday evening class where she will help you with any aspect of the art of crochet, from learning the very basic stitches to help with your ongoing project to teaching you a new technique for your crochet knowledge base.  All levels of crocheters are welcome, and this is an ongoing class which students can join at any time.


 

 

 

 

Barnyard Knits Trunk Show and Sale

Saturday, October 14th - 11AM - 4PM

Stop by and meet Kim, the fabulous dyer and owner of Barnyard Knits yarn - the hottest new yarn in the shop! She will be bringing oodles of yarn in her gorgeous colorways for you to purchase! As always at Conversational Threads, we will make it a party with complimentary snacks and drinks for you.


 

Learn to Weave with Keith

October 22nd, 29th and November 5th - 3 Sundays 1:30PM - 4:30PM | Cost $75.00 for 3 sessions

Join Keith as he take you on a new fiber adventure! This beginning weaving course is designed for beginners and weavers who want to refresh their weaving skills. You will learn the different parts of the loom, making a warp, learning to dress a Schacht Cricket rigid heddle loom, and the basic weave structures. Students will learn weave structures like plain weave, basket weave, basic tapestry techniques, and finishing techniques. If you are feeling adventurous, you can choose to use a variety of yarn textures, and colors. You may also choose to stay with 1 or 2 solid colors to create your beautiful weaving. Weavers will walk away after this three day class with a beautiful scarf. You will need to pick a plied yarn for your warp, but you may choose single yarns to weave with.

Materials you will need are scissors, tapestry needle, worsted or aran weight yarn. You will need approx. 300 yards for your warp and approx. 300 yards for your weft to make a 60”x14” scarf.  Class is limited to 5 students.  CLASS IS FULL!

Needle Felting with Katie

Saturday, November 4th - 1PM - 4PM | Cost $25.00

Learn the technique of painting with wool while making this enchanting sheep scene. Katie has always thought needle felting to be a fun way of making art and she is very excited to share this technique with others. No water is needed for this process. No water = no mess and a great process to do at home!
Kits are available for class materials. Kits include 9x12x2 felting foam, felting needles, ½ batt of Malabrigo Nube for sky, ½ batt of Malabrigo Nube for ground, natural wool for sheep, brown wool for sheep.
Kits are $30.

Call us today at 610-421-8889 or drop by our shop to place a reservation for one of our Classes or Special Events.  Our Instructors and Staff promise that you will have a fun time while you learn a lot at Conversational Threads and meet some wonderful people along the way!