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



 Crochet Sessions with Deb Diefenderfer

(At the current time, masks are required.)


General Crochet Sessions

Dates Available:

Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30PM, June 10, 17, July 8, 15, 22, 29

Saturdays, 10:00AM to noon, May 29, June 26, July 17, 31

Cost $10 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.


Beginner Crochet Sessions - No Experience Necessary

Dates Available

Saturdays, 10:00AM to noon, June 5, 12, July 3, 10

Limited to 4 students per session.

Cost $10 in cash or Venmo.


In order to maintain the class size limit, to register for any of these sessions you must email Deb at

or text her at 610-462-2173. 


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





Learn to Do Two-Handed Fair Isle Knitting with Linda


Saturday, June 12th, 2:00 to 4:00 PM


Cost $35 for the 2-hour session, payable in cash or check to Linda Miller at the beginning of the class.


You must contact Linda to register for this class - email at OR text at 610-573-0574.  Class is limited to 6 students.


This class is not recommended for a brand-new knitter.


Fair Isle knitting is all the rage right now!  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 class.


Homework:  Cast on 96 stitches in the main color (not 112 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.




Crochet Spring Basket Class with Deb Thursday,  June 3rd, 6:30-8:30PM


Saturday, June 19th, 10:00AM - Noon

Cost $10.00 Cash or Venmo (does not include materials)

Class limited to 6 students each session



Join Deb and learn to make this cute basket that can adorn any place in your home.  The tulip stitch which creates the flower is made with 4 double crochet clusters.  If crocheted with cotton yarn, this project can be starched and if you desire, you can add a liner made with plastic canvas.

Materials:  Medium weight cotton in 3 colors - main basket, flower and leaf.  Crochet hook: G/6 4mm or H/8 5mm (depending on the yarn).  Scissors and yarn needle.

Email Deb at or text her at 610-462-2173 to sign up for this class.





Mug Rugs - A Beginning Weaving Class


with Katie


Two Sundays - June 6th and June 13th, 2021


1:00 - 4:00PM


Cost $50 for the two sessions (does not include materials)


Class is limited to 3 students.


Call the shop to sign up for this class -




This class is great for beginners!  You will learn how to warp your loom for two mug rugs, plain weave, and to change threads or colors.  Mug rugs are better than coasters as there's enough room for a coffee mug, your phone, and some bits and bobs.


The sample is made with Cascade Heritage Wave yarn in fingering weight, which creates effortless gradients in your weaving.  The warp is a strong cotton in a coordinated color.


Having a rigid heddle loom of your own is recommended.  You can purchase one at the shop, or you may borrow a shop loom, but it cannot be removed from the shop to work on your project in-between classes.  At the end of the class sessions you will have the opportunity to purchase the borrowed loom if you wish.


Requirements for this project: 

1 skein of Cascade Heritage Wave or similar in fingering weight 220 yards of cotton/cotton blend yarn in worsted weight or heavy DK

Scissors and tapestry needle


Payment: cash or check made payable to Katie Pfenninger due on the first day of the class.  Additional finishing class available at extra cost.






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!

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