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

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

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

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

Wednesday Afternoons from 1:00PM to 3:00PM | 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 1:00PM to 3:00 PM

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

Thursday Evenings from 6:00PM to 8:00PM

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

Beginner's Knitting is a 5 Week Course ($75.00 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 -


Learn to Do Two-Handed Fair Isle Knitting with Linda

June 1st - 1:00PM to 4:00PM | Cost $35.00

Fair Isle sweaters are all the rage right now.  In this class learn to do Fair Isle the best way - Two-Handed!  Let Linda teach you the techniques involved while making this Norwegian Star Hat as you learn.

Materials:  Two high contrasting colors of worsted weight yarn, US size 7 16" circular OR two US size 7 circulars OR US size 7 DPN's.  The Norwegian Star Hat by Stephanie Taylor is available for free on Ravelry.

Homework:  Cast on 96 stitches in the main color (not the 112 as the pattern states).  Do 3.5 inches of 1x1 ribbing.  Knit 5 rows.  Be ready to start the chart at classtime.

Class is limited to 10 students.



Learn to Weave with Keith

June 2nd, 9th and 23rd - 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. You should choose to stay with 1 or 2 solid colors to create your beautiful weaving. 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.  Class is limited to 4 students.  

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!