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 | Simone Kereit | Jean Byers |  Lavanya Patricella | Keith Gustafson | Katie Pfenninger |

Linda Miller



Conversational Threads Fiber Arts Studio

Weekly Open Crochet with Deb

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

Saturday Mornings - 10:00 - Noon | Cost $10.00

NO CLASS NOVEMBER 28, 30, DECEMBER 2, 14, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30

Join Deb for her Thursday evening class or her Saturday morning 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 these are ongoing classes which students can join at any time. Please be certain to email Deb at if you wish to attend a session.



General Knitting - Knitting Help and Learn to Knit - with Linda

Tuesday Afternoons from 2:30PM to 4:30 PM | Cost $10.00

Wednesday Afternoons from 1:00PM to 3:00PM | Cost $10.00

Thursday Evenings from 6:30PM to 8:30PM | Cost $10.00

Friday Afternoons from 1:00PM to 3:00PM | Cost $10.00


Linda is offering 4 sessions of General Knitting per week for your convenience. General Knitting sessions are for you to get help with your current work-in-progress, to learn a new technique, or to help you begin on your knitting journey. Linda can ease your way with whatever your knitting issue may be.
You must register for your General Knitting session by emailing the teacher -


Beginner's Knitting Course (And Beyond!) - Plus Knitter's Help Class

Thursday Afternoons from 3:00PM to 5:00PM

Sunday Afternoons from 2:00PM to 4:00PM

Beginner's Knitting is a 5 Week Course ($50.00 in advance), with specific projects designed to learn basic knitting skills for any beginner or returning knitter.  Students can continue weekly classes, selecting projects of their choice based on their skill level at $10 per session thereafter, payable as you go. 

The Knitter's Help Class is a one time - or as many as you need - session run at the same time as the Beginner's Knitting Course to let Jean give you a hand to help current knitters learn a new technique or help you over a hurdle in your current knitting project.

The Beginner's Knitting 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 as many sessions per week as desired, but they must register for each session they wish to attend in order to maintain a comfortable number of students per session so that everyone is able to get sufficient attention for their needs.  

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.

You must register for your Beginner's Knitting or Knitter's Help session by emailing the teacher -


Simple Stripes Scarf - A Beginning Weaving Class with Katie

Three Saturdays - November 16th, November 23rd and November 30th,  Noon - 3PM | Cost $75.00

Want to learn how to weave a fabulous striped scarf that is the perfect gift for yourself or someone special? This new weaving class will teach you how. Simple warp repeats and modified basket weave technique makes this a great class for anyone who has woven before or is new to weaving. Learn how to warp using multiple colors, weave in stripes, and great finishings for scarves.

Having a rigid heddle loom of your own is recommended. You may also borrow a loom, but it cannot be removed from the store.

Limited to 4 attendees

Required materials: 3 colors of worsted weight each 220 yards. (Cascade Superwash Merino 220 was used for the sample)


Parrot Parody Crochet Basket Class with Deb

Saturday, October 19th - 11:30 - 2:30PM | Cost $10

Come join Deb to learn how to make this cute crocheted basket with a "yarn
under" single crochet technique that twists the legs of the stitch over
cotton sash cord. Deb will provide the pattern for the small rope basket, however,
if you wish to make the Parrot Parody Rope Basket designed by Debra Arch
(approx. 11"w x 6"h) which appears in the Crochet! Summer magazine, you may
purchase the pattern on Ravelry.  Class size limited to 10 students. 
*Please contact Conversational Threads at 610-421-8889 to register.* 
***Must unwind and relax cotton sash cord before attending class.
Completed size: approximately 5" round by 2-1/2" high
Materials needed: 1 skein Cotton Supreme batik yarn (100g), Size F/5/3.75 mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge, 1/4" diameter smooth braid cotton sash cord (50 feet) ***Must unwind and relax sash cord before attending class*** , Tapestry needle, Stitch marker, Sharp Scissor


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!