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

Monday Evenings - 6:39 - 8:30 PM | Cost $10.00

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

Saturday Mornings - 10:00 - Noon | Cost $10.00 (Saturday, January 25, February 1 & 8 class time will be 9:30 - 11:30AM)

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 by learning to knit. 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 and Knitter's Help Class with Jean

Thursday Afternoons from 3:00PM to 5:00PM | Cost $10.00

Sunday Afternoons from 2:00PM to 4:00PM| Cost $10.00

Beginner's Knitting 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.

The Knitter’s Help class is held at the same time as the Beginner’s Knitting wherein Jean will give you a hand to learn a new technique or help you over a hurdle in your current knitting project.

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.  

Skills which can be learned as a Beginner Knitter 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 -  Please email Jean every time you wish to attend a session.


Weft Floats Table Runner - Weaving with Katie

January 25th, February 1st and February 8th - 3 Saturdays 12:00PM - 3:00PM | Cost $75.00 for 3 sessions

Learn to weave this beautiful table runner in this beginning weaving course 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, weft floats and finishing techniques. You should choose to stay with 1 or 2 solid colors to create your beautiful weaving.

Materials you will need are scissors, tapestry needle, and two colors of plied cotton DK weight yarn. You will need approx. 220-230 yards for your warp and approx. 220-230 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!