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309-673-5659 305 SW Water Street, Peoria, IL 61602


*Pre-registration required for all classes

60 Shades of Sweater with Cori Eichelberger

Sunday, October 8, 1:00 – 4:00     $25

Cori Eichelberger, co-author of Minnesota 52 will be here on October 8 presenting 60 Shades of Sweater, her interactive talk on choosing a sweater pattern that will flatter your shape.  Cori brings 60+ sweaters that she has knitted in a variety of sizes and discusses each sweater and highlights it’s flattering points for each body shape.  Then you get to try on the sweaters yourself!  If you’ve ever wanted to make a sweater but been unsure if it was going to be the right pattern for you, this is your chance to try it on in person!

After the talk, Cori will be doing a book signing for her new book, Minnesota 52.

Standing Classes

 Beginning Knitting

Saturdays 9-10am   $10

Learn everything you need to know to get started on your first project, including how to cast-on, knit, and purl.  All materials for the class are provided.  Any additional items purchased on the day of class are 10% off!



Beginning Crochet

Saturdays 9:00-10:00am   $10


Learn everything you need to know to get started on your first crochet project, including how to chain, single and double crochet!  All materials for the class are provided.  Any additional items purchased on the day of class are 10% off!


Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving (aka Weaving 101)

by arrangement:  $25 per class (2 classes recommended!)



Using your loom or renting one of ours (this project will require time outside of class) you will learn how to weave using a Rigid Heddle Loom!  You will learn the parts of the loom, yarn and heddle selection, and you will warp up your first project!  Then you will spend 2 weeks actually weaving, and come back to learn finishing techniques and, if you decide to keep the loom, start your second project!  Loom rental fee can be applied towards the purchase of your loom!  We also offer 1:1 instruction to learn special techniques or to boost your skills. Contact us by phone or email to schedule your class and arrange rentals.  This is a great class to take with a friend!

Option 1: Beginning Weaving (1 Class) $25

Option 2: Beginning Weaving (2 Classes) $50

Option 3: Beginning Weaving (2 Classes with Loom rental) $70

Option 4: Just Rent the Loom (2 Weeks at a time) $20



Standing Variety Classes


Training Sock Class

Offered multiple times/year on Saturday, choose date below, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. $35

In this 3 hour class, you will learn all the socks skills you need by completing a miniature sock. You will learn Judy’s Magic Cast on, Toe increases, Short-Row Heels, and Jeny’s Stretchy Bind-off.

Materials Needed:

Small amount of worsted weight yarn and size 8 circular needles (32″ or 40″).  Please bring yarn and needles, or buy your supplies here and receive 10% off!

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Double Knitting

Saturday, October 21, 1:00-3:00pm  $25

Unravel the mystery behind the technique that allows you to knit two layers simultaneously on the same needles.  This technique is fun to do and produces a thick fabric that is ideal for winter accessories, as well as two-color knitting, because it’s reversible, showing a negative of the image on the back of the work instead of floats.  In our two hour class, you will be making a coaster with bulky yarn.

Materials: 2 colors bulky yarn and size 9 needles


Dyeing Class

Offered multiple times/year on Saturdays, choose date below, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $35

In this 2 hour class, you will learn how to dye yarn using kool-aid. We will touch on color theory, dye baths, microwave skills, and how to dye to get the yarn you want!

Materials:1 skein of yarn and dyes included. Please bring a zip-lock bag and wear old clothes.

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The Fine Print: All classes must be paid in full at time of registration. If you give us at least 7 days notice of cancellation, we can give you a full refund. With at least 24 hours notice, you can transfer your registration to a different class. Less than 24 hours notice for cancellation will result in forfeit of your fee (we still have to pay our instructors for showing up). Unless noted, materials are not provided in the cost of the class. You will receive 10% off all supplies purchased on the day of class.