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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 | Lavanya Patricella | 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.


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

 April 12, May 10,

June 14, 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.









Introduction to Mosaic Crochet

with Deb

Monday, May 1, 8, 15, 22


Thursday, May 4, 11, 18, 25

Limited to 8 students per class

6:30PM to 8:30PM


Cost $12 per session


In May Deb is offering an introduction to Mosaic Crochet by making an easy mug rug.  She loves making mosaic blankets and this small project will give you a taste of this easy technique.



Hook Size US G/4mm

2 colors of medium (worsted) weight yarn, approximately 20 yards each color

Scissors and yarn needle


Email Deb at

for the Sign Up link.

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Portage Crochet Baskets with Deb

Monday, June 5, 12, 19, 26 


Thursday, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Cost $12.00 per session

Limited to 8 students per class


In June Deb is introducing a new basket pattern done in "linen stitch".  Using yarn held double, these are a trio of cute nesting baskets you could use throughout your home.  Make one or all of them! (Deb lined the basket with plastic canvas for extra sturdiness.) 


The pattern must be purchased at this link: Portage Crochet Basket


The finished measurements are

S, M, L:

Base 4" (5 1/2", 7")

Height 3" (4", 5")


Materials to make all 3 baskets:

Approximately 436 yards of Aran weight yarn

(Deb used 4 hanks of Blue Sky Woolstok Tweed sold in the shop)

Hook:  US L/8mm

Scissors and yarn needle

(Optional - Plastic canvas for lining)


Email Deb at

for the Sign Up link










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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