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 shoporemail 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.
Deb Diefenderfer | Simone Kereit | Jean Byers | Lavanya Patricella | Keith Gustafson | Katie Pfenninger |
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 - email@example.com
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org Please email Jean every time you wish to attend a session.
Super Simple Scarf - A Beginning Weaving Class with Katie
Three Saturdays- March 21st, March 28th, and April 11th, 1PM-4PM | Cost $75
THIS CLASS IS FULL
Truly new to weaving? Need a relaxing project that can be meditative? This is a fantastic class for true beginners who want to learn a new craft. This plain weave scarf is the simplest form of weaving and is very meditative on the Schacht Cricket Loom. You will learn how to warp your loom for a scarf, plain weave, and changing threads or colors. This is also a great opportunity to use some scrap or left over yarn.
Having a rigid heddle loom of your own is recommended. You can purchase one at the store! You may also borrow a loom, but it cannot be removed from the store. At the end of class you will have the opportunity to purchase the loom you are working on.
Limited to 4 attendees
Requirements for single color scarf 220 yards of strong worsted weight wool for warp (Cascade or Universal recommended) 220 yards of worsted weight wool for weft Scissors and tapestry needle Requirements for scrap yarn scarf 220 yards of strong worsted weight wool for warp (Cascade or Universal recommended) Approximately 220 yards of worsted weight wool or more for thinner wools of scrap Scissors and tapestry needle
Payment: $75 cash or check made payable to Katie Pfenninger due on the first day of class. Additional finishing class at extra cost.
NEXT NEW CLASS DATES - MAY 23RD, MAY 30TH AND JUNE 6TH
It's Back - Our Annual Fashion Show!
Sunday, March 29th, 6:00PM - 8:00 PM | Cost $15.00
Join us for an evening of fiber inspiration at our Fifth Annual Conversational Threads FashionShow on Sunday, March 29th, from 6-8 PM. This is our most popular event of the year, and it’s back again!
Our models will be highlighting garments and accessories on the stairs of our stage, with commentary on each garment as it is presented, with the models cruising through the shop afterwards for a closer look at the garments.
Seating is strictly limited to 40, so sign up now. The cost is $15.00, which includes a seat at the show and a $10.00 gift certificate to the shop. $5.00 from each ticket sold will be donated to Kiva, which is a charity that Conversational Threads supports. Cash or check only, seats reserved only after payment. Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds due to the nature of the donation, but we can try to help you find a replacement.
Refreshments will be served (and past attendees know they are awesome).
Kiva is a non-profit organization to help alleviate poverty through interest free loans. The re-payment rate on these loans is 99.03%. To learn more about Kiva, visit www.kiva.org.
April 4th and April 5th - Come Visit Us at the Allentown Fiber Festival at Merchants Square Mall, Get Your 15% Discount Card, Then Visit the Shop That Same Weekend to Use Your Discount Card and Shop the Exclusive Barnyard Knits Trunk Show featuring all her new colors and bases! (15% discount does not apply to any trunk show merchandise).
Saturday, April 25th is Local Yarn Shop Day!
Learn to Do Two-Handed Fair Isle Knitting with Linda
Saturday, May 9th - 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.
Call us today at610-421-8889 or drop by our shop to place a reservation for one of our Classes or Special Events. OurInstructors 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!