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. 

Our Instructors

Deb Diefenderfer | Cheri Clark | Lavanya Patricella | Linda Miller




General Knitting Sessions with Linda Miller


Tuesday Afternoons 2:00 to 4:00PM

Thursday Evenings 6:00 to 8:00 PM


Cost $10 per person in cash or check payable to Linda Miller

Limited at the current time to 6 students per class.

Contact Linda with any questions - or 610-573-0574 (text only)

Linda also is offering 15 minute appointments for knitting help.

Each 15 minute appointment will cost $5, payable in cash to the instructor at the beginning of the appointment.

You must book your appointment at least 24 hours in advance.

Contact Linda at or text her (text only) at 610-573-0574 to schedule your help session.


During her current regularly scheduled Thursday evening classes Linda is also offering a

Fair Isle Christmas Stocking

class for $40.  Please contact Linda at the above number for more information.




 Crochet Sessions with Deb Diefenderfer


General Crochet Sessions

Mondays, 6:30 to 8:30PM

Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30PM


Class Fee $12 per session in cash or Venmo.

These General Crochet Sessions are for Advanced Beginners (you know how to chain, single and double crochet) and Intermediate Beginners (you are proficient in all basic stitches and increases and decreases, can follow most pattern instructions and have completed several projects using these skills).

Limited to 6 students per session.

Sign Up Here


Beginner Crochet Sessions - No Experience Necessary

Saturdays, 10:00AM to noon

Limited to 4 students per session.

Class Fee $12 in cash or Venmo.

Sign Up Here



In order to maintain the class size limit, to register for any of these sessions you must email Deb at or use the Sign Up links above. 


Please remember, if you sign up for a session and find you cannot make it, please email Deb to cancel. 

Thank you!



General Brioche Class


with Lavanya


Second Wednesday of Every Month

October 11, November 8th,

December 13th, etc.

1:00PM - 3:00PM


Cost  $35 per class

Limited to 8 students


Lavanya will now be offering a monthly general brioche class!  This class is open to beginners or experienced knitters and it will be a fun, relaxed 2 hours of general brioche help.  Bring your brioche projects, problems and questions.  Beginner patterns can be purchased in the shop or online prior to class.  

Patterns by Lavanya Patricella here.

Sign up in advance by calling the shop

(610-421-8889) to secure your spot as space is limited.








Learn Two-Handed Fair Isle


Knitting with Linda


Sunday, October 29,


2:00PM - 4:00PM


Cost is $40 for the 2-shour session,

payable at the beginning of the

class in cash or check to

Linda Miller.


You must contact Linda to make a reservation for this class - email at OR

text at 610-573-0574.


This class is not recommended

for a new knitter.


  In this class learn to do Fair Isle

knitting 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 needle OR two US size 7 circular needles (any length) OR one

set US size 7 DPN's.  The Norwegian Star Hat by Stephanie Taylor is available

for free on  Please print

it out or have it downloaded before



Important - Homework: 

Cast on 96 stitches in the main color

(not 112 stitches as the pattern states).

  Do 3.5 inches of 1x1 ribbing. 

Knit 5 rows.  Be ready to start the

chart at classtime.


Contact Linda at

or text her (text only) at 610-573-0574

with any questions.









I Love Entrelac!


Class with Cheri


3 Tuesdays - October 31,


November 7 and November 14 -


6:30PM - 8:00PM


Cost $45 for all three sessions

payable at the beginning of the

first class, cash or check made

payable to Cheri Clark.


Let's learn how to do Entrelac, a

knitted fabric that looks woven. 


You'll learn the technique for

knitting Entrelac flat, how

to knit backwards, and get a lot of

practice picking up stitches,  You will

learn on a swatch, and we will

discuss pattern options during the

last class.


Materials:  1 hank Malabrigo Rios. or similar worsted weight yarn;

US size 6,7 or 8 needles

(depending on how you knit).


For more information please contact 

Cheri at













Cabled Fingerless Mitts


with Cheri


3 Wednesdays - November 1, 8 and 15


6:30 - 8:00 PM


Cost is $45 for all three sessions,

payable at the beginning of the

first class, cash or check made

payable to Cheri Clark


Fingerless Mitts are the perfect

solution to cooler temps when you

still need to use your fingers.  These

cabled mitts are fun to knit, and

even more fun to wear!  You will

learn how to knit a small

circumference using Magic Loop,

cable without a cable needle,

and more!


Materials:  200 yards DK weight

yarn; US size 4 - 40" circular needle;

cable needle.


For more information please contact

Cheri at cheriknits@gmail.con








Double Knitting is Fun!


with Cheri


3 Tuesdays - November 28,


December 5 and 12


6:30PM - 8:00PM


Cost is $45 for all three sessions,

payable at the beginning of the first

class, cash or check made payable to

Cheri Clark



Double Knitting is fun, let Cheri

show you how to do it!  Double knit

fabric is reversible; you are literally knitting both sides of your project

at the same time, creating a very soft, squishy and warm fabric.  In this class

you'll create a cowl while learning the

basic technique, as well as tips and

tricks to make double knitting fun!


Materials:  2 hanks of fingering/sock

weight yarn in contrasting colors;

US size 6 - 24" needles.


For more information please contact

Cheri at 








Learn to Knit with Cheri


3 Wednesdays - November 29,


December 6 and 13


6:30PM - 8:00PM


Cost is $45 for all 3 sessions, payable

at the beginning of the first class in

cash or check made payable to

Cheri Clark


Cheri loves knitting, and she wants

you to love it, too!  In this 3 week

class you'll cover the basics of knitting.  You'll learn how to cast on, knit, purl,

bind-off and more!  You'll practice on

small swatches and get started on

a scarf by the last class.


Materials:  1 hank Cascade 220, or

similar worsted weight yarn;  US

size 8 - 24" needles (wooden needles

are recommended).


For more information please contact

Cheri at







My First Sweater Class with Linda


Cost is $35 for 3 one-on-one one-hour sessions, payable in cash or by check to Linda Miller at the beginning of your first session.


Linda is introducing a new class for those of you who would like to add knitting a sweater to your skill set.


Flax by Tin Can Knits is the perfect sweater for anyone who would like to attempt knitting their first sweater.  Available for free on in 19 sizes from 0-6 months to 6XL, Flax is knit in an Aran or worsted weight yarn for a quick project.  Or choose Flax Light which is done in fingering weight.  So many customization options are available for this sweater, including directions for a cropped or a regular length.  


Email Linda at or text her (text only) at 610-573-0574 to set up your sessions and get started on your sweater knitting journey!


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!