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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


General Crochet Sessions

Dates Available:

Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30PM, October 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18, December 2, 9, 16

Mondays, 6:30 to 8:30PM, October 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, December 6, 13, 20

Saturdays, 10:00 to Noon, October 23, 30, November 13, 20, 27, December 11, 18

No Classes on December 23, 27 or 30

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.


Beginner Crochet Sessions - No Experience Necessary

Dates Available

Saturdays, 10:00AM to noon, November 6, December 4, January 8

Limited to 4 students per session.

Class Fee $12 in cash or Venmo.


In order to maintain the class size limit, to register for any of these sessions you must email Deb at so she can send you the SignUp Genius link to sign up in advance.



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, November 13th, 1:00 to 3:00 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.


Important - 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.




The Les Cayes Wall Hanging Class with Deb

Two Saturdays,  November 13 and November 20

12:30 to 2:30PM

Cost $35.00 Cash or Venmo (does not include materials) payable in advance

Class limited to 4 students 



This modern crochet                               macrame-lookalike                            wall hanging is worked top down starting with the longest row towards the last narrowest row.  Bobbles pop toward your work but you could achieve an opposite slant if you pop the bobbles away from you.

Measures approximately 14" (without the dowel) by 30"

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:  2 MacrAmore cotton yarn cones in your color choice.  The sample used an 11.5mm/P crochet hook to make the initial chain and a 10mm/N crochet hook for the pattern. The pattern can be purchased here.

Email Deb at to get the SignUp Genius link to sign up for this class.








Knitting Tips Class with Linda

November 6th, 2021

1:00PM to 3:00PM 

  Cost is $35 for the 2-hour session (materials not included)

You must contact Linda to register for this class - email at OR text at 610-573-0574. 

Limited to 6 students per class

Included in the class:

Different cast ons and bind offs and when to use them

Fixing simple mistakes

German short rows

Invisible increases

There is a small amount of homework to be accomplished before the beginning of class.  

Knit 3 swatches, each a few inches long:

One in garter stitch

One in stockinette stitch

One as follows:  Cast on 30 stitches.  Right side - knit 10, purl 2, knit 6, purl 2, knit 10. Wrong side - Knit 12, purl 6, knit 12.

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




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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