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www.yarn.com
413.584.2225
Northampton, MA 01060
75 Service Center Road
Webs - America’s Yarn Store
                                           W INTER /S PRING 2010




                                 B EAD S TORE C LASSES , K NITTING ,C ROCHET ,
                              W EAVING , S PINNING , F ELTING , D YEING , P ORCELAIN
                                    B UTTONS , R UG H OOKING AND T ATTING !



                              T AKE A P EEK I NSIDE …

                              •   Four Free Knitting and Crochet Drop-ins
                              •   Guest Teachers Anne Berk, Nancy Bush, Jason
                                  Collingwood, Beth Brown-Reinsel, Anne Emlein,
                                  Kristin Nicholas and Andrea Wong
                              •   WEBS Expert Knitter Certification Program
                                                                                                                  T O R EGISTERFOR WEBS Y ARN S TORE C LASSES :
                                      T O R EGISTER FOR WEBS B EAD S TORE C LASSES :                              C ALL 413.584.2225
P AGE 2                                                         C ALL 413.586.3885                                V ISIT WWW . YARN . COM                                                             P AGE 31

T ABLE OF C ONTENTS                                                        P AGE                                  G UEST I NSTRUCTORS
                                                                                                                  AMY BARRIE started Lincoln Farm Design in 2004 after taking on this new hobby and becoming
                                                                                                                  addicted! Once she completed her first project and realized the designs available were very limited, so
Winter/Spring Overview                                                     3
                                                                                                                  she decided to create designs Recently thereafter she was written up in the Boston Globe and life
Announcements and Events                                                   4-5                                    changed for her! She currently teaches in yarn shops throughout the Boston area.

Expert Knitter Certification Information                                   5                                      BETH BROWN-REINSEL has been involved in manot her taste. She started to create and design her
                                                                                                                  own. This new approach to rug hooking has taken over and Lincoln Farm Design ny facets of the fiber
WEBS Beads Classes                                                         6 - 10                                 arts as a spinner, weaver, dyer, knitter, former yarn shop and mail order business owner, author and
                                                                                                                  knitwear designer, but teaching is her passion. She developed and implemented the correspondence
Free Knitting and Crochet Drop-ins                                         10                                     course, “Traditional Ganseys” for The Knitting Guild of America for 11 years. Beth is the author ofKnit-
                                                                                                                  ting Ganseys published by Interweave Press. Her articles have appeared in Vogue Knitting, Threads,
Knitting                                                                   11 - 20
                                                                                                                  Cast On, Interweave Knits, and Knitters magazines. She continues to design for yarn companies,
Machine Knitting                                                           20
                                                                                                                  ANNE BERK is certified by The Knitting Guild of America as a Master Knitter. Anne especially enjoys
Crochet                                                                    21 - 22                                teaching about techniques that improve the quality and appearance of handknits. She has been a
                                                                                                                  knitting instructor since 1998, and teaches regularly at Knit/Purl in downtown Portland, and Molehill
Weaving                                                                    22 - 25                                Farm, in Lake Grove, Oregon. Anne also does commission knitting, finishing and repair, designed for
                                                                                                                  ShibuiKnits and Simply Shetland, and has done sample knitting work for author/designers Leigh Rad-
Spinning                                                                   25 - 26                                ford and Kristin Spurkland. Anne’s book Shibui Argyle, featuring Shibui yarns, will be published Janu-
Felting                                                                    26                                     ary 2010. Anne is also an optometrist in private practice in Portland, OR, is the proud mother of two
                                                                                                                  grown children, and is a distance runner.
Dyeing                                                                     26 - 27
                                                                                                                  NANCY BUSH found her way to traditional knitting techniques and uses of ethnic patterns via a de-
Buttons and Beads                                                          27                                     gree in Art History and post–graduate studies in color design and weaving in San Francisco and Swe-
                                                                                                                  den. She has published articles and designs in Knitter’s, Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting, and
Rug Hooking                                                                27                                     Threads. Nancy owns The Wooly West, a mail order yarn business in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is the
Tatting                                                                    28                                     author of Folk Socks (1994), Folk Knitting in Estonia 1999), Knitting on the Road, Socks for the Trav-
                                                                                                                  eling Knitter (2001), Knitting Vintage Socks (2005) and Knitted Lace of Estonia:Techniques, Patterns,
Instructors                                                                28 - 31                                and Traditions (2008), all published by Interweave Press.

Registration Form                                                          Center                                 JASON COLLINGWOOD learned to weave in his father's workshop. He started his own studio in
                                                                                                                  1986 and since has woven nothing but rugs - over a thousand to date. Jason spends 3 to 4 months
                                                                                                                  every year teaching, mainly in the United States. His website is www.rugweaver.co.uk.

                                                                                                                  ANNE EMLEIN returned to her New England roots from California in 2003. She received her MFA in
R EGISTRATION I NFORMATION                                                                                        textiles from Rhode Island School of Design, where she now teaches machine and hand knitting,
                                                                                                                  textiles for apparel, and fine arts textiles. Inspired by historic costume, the rocky coast of Maine, and
For all classes/workshops, please send a check for the full tuition or pay online to hold your place.
                                                                                                                  her four children, Anne designs, creates and exhibits knitwear, apparel, and fine arts textiles.
TUITION WILL BE REFUNDED ONLY IF THE CLASS IS CANCELLED BY WEBS due to lack of
sign-ups, or if there is a waiting list and your spot can be filled.
                                                                                                                  MELISSA MORGAN-OAKES was taught to crochet, tat, and sew at an early age by women who
MATERIALS LISTS AND HOMEWORK ARE ONLINE AT WWW.YARN.COM. Hard copies of mate-                                     encouraged her to work without commercial patterns. Her award-winning sewn and crocheted chil-
rials lists are available in the store. If you need a hard copy of the list, please call us and we will mail it   dren's garments occupied much of her spare time during her children's early years. Melissa taught
to you. Please be aware that there may be handouts and/or materials supplied by the instructor for                herself to spin and knit, designing patterns for her handspun yarns as she went. She lives in beautiful
which a small fee may be charged. Infrequently, these items may not appear on the materials list.                 Western Massachusetts with her husband, daughter, a very large dog, a very small dog, and some
                                                                                                                  chickens. Melissa’s first book, 2-at-a-time Socks, was published last December and her second, Toe-
PARTICIPANTS IN ALL-DAY CLASSES SHOULD PLAN TO BRING A LUNCH. WEBS has a                                          Up 2-at-a-time Socks, will be published in the spring.
kitchen with a refrigerator and microwave for your convenience.
                                                                                                                  KRISTIN NICHOLAS is the author and illustrator of several best-selling knitting and stitchery books.
YOU MAY REGISTER:                                                                                                 For sixteen years she was the Creative Director of Classic Elite Yarns. Her latest two books, Color by
                                                                                                                  Kristin and Kristin Knits, combine colorful knitting and embroidery. Check out her website,
•     In person at WEBS                                                                                           www.kristinnicholas.com and her blog, getting-stitched-on-the-farm.blogspot.com.
•     By phone: 413-584-2225
•     Online at www.yarn.com                                                                                      ANDREA WONG learned to knit from her mother when she was 7 years old. Her mother learned from
•     By fax: 413-584-1603                                                                                        a Portuguese lady and this is the only style Andrea knew until she came to the USA in 1991. Since
•     By mail: Send the enclosed registration form located in the center of this booklet to the address listed    then she has been knitting avidly, designing and teaching. For the last 6 years she has taught Ameri-
      at the bottom of the form.                                                                                  cans and Canadians how to knit with the yarn tensioned around a knitting pin on their shoulder or
                                                                                                                  around their neck. She also teaches on regular basis at yarn shops and guilds around the country and
                                                                                                                  is one of the teachers at theTNNA convention. She has designed for yarn companies like Fiesta Yarns
Note: In this booklet, a double asterisk (**) denotes Core requirements for the WEBS Expert Knitter               and Ironstone and she has won a contest for XRX for the book Kids, Kids, Kids. Andrea has published
Certification Program and a single asterisk (*) denotes an elective.                                              two DVDs:Learn how to Knit Portuguese Style and All about Socks – Portuguese Style.
                                                                                                            T O R EGISTERFOR WEBS Y ARN S TORE C LASSES :
                                     T O R EGISTER FOR WEBS B EAD S TORE C LASSES :                         C ALL 413.584.2225
P AGE 30                                                       C ALL 413.586.3885                           V ISIT WWW . YARN . COM                                                              P AGE 3
                                                                                                            WINTER/SPRING OVERVIEW
ELISABETH PARKER learned to knit at the beginning of her first year at Smith College here in North-
ampton. Elisabeth graduated last spring, but she just couldn’t tear herself away from WEBS, so she’s        “O Winter! ruler of the inverted year, . . . I crown thee king of intimate delights, Fireside
still here in Northampton!                                                                                  enjoyments, home-born happiness, And all the comforts that the lowly roof Of undisturb'd
                                                                                                            Retirement, and the hours Of long uninterrupted evening, know.” -William Cowper
BARBARA PARRY, a hand spinner, weaver, knitter and shepherd, lives on her 220 acre sheep farm
located in Shelburne, MA. When not caring for her flock, she can be found in her studio designing           Dear Fiber Lovers,
and dyeing yarns for her business, Foxfire Fiber & Designs. Barbara has recently published her first
book, Teach Yourself Visually: Hand Dyeing and is currently working on her second book, Adventures          Well, another winter is just around the corner and my husband - we call him Big Al the Rat
in Yarn Farming, due out in 2011.                                                                           man (you’ll know why in a second) - is up in arms about the size of this year’s acorns.
MALEA RHODES is a southern transplant to New England. She graduated from East Carolina Univer-              They are huge! His theory is that the bigger the acorn, the tougher the winter. For him,
sity in Greenville, North Carolina with a BFA in ceramics and a strong focus on surface design. Four        that also translates into the bigger the acorn, the more squirrels (he calls them fuzzy-
years ago when she started working at WEBS one of her coworkers suggested making something that             tailed rats) will survive to torment him and his precious lawn in the spring. For me, a
would bring her love of fiber and pottery together. She began making buttons that turned out to be a        tough winter just means more time to sit and knit by a nice crackling fire and enjoy the
huge hit! Recently with the addition of WEBS Beads she has renewed her interest in jewelry design           snow I don’t have to plow!
and has expanded into hand carved porcelain beads and pendants. When not at WEBS she spends
most of her time in her downtown Northampton studio teaching wheel throwing classes and working on          And while I’m on the subject of knitting and all things fiber-related, WEBS is just the place
her own line of pottery.                                                                                    to stock up on great projects to work on when you’re house-bound - warm wooly blankets
MICALA SIDORE completed her first tapestry in 1979. Between 1984 and 1987, she interned at the              and sweaters, mittens, hats and felted slippers for cold extremities - and, looking ahead,
Manufacture Nationale Gobelins in Paris, France, where she obtained a solid foundation in the tech-         beautiful new garments for the spring that is sure to come right when we can’t stand win-
niques and aesthetics of traditional French tapestry. She returned to the Gobelins for 3 months in          ter for another minute. For those of you (and I know you’re out there!) who will brave any
2002. She now runs the Hawley Street Tapestry Studio in Northampton where she develops cartoons,            weather for a trip to WEBS, we have some really great classes to offer you this semester.
weaves tapestries and gives workshops. She invented and patented the TraveLoom, a portable tap-             Even those of you who usually hibernate will come to see us when you read what’s on the
estry frame loom. She has lectured, given workshops and exhibited throughout North America, Aus-
                                                                                                            menu!
tralia, New Zealand and Japan.
ANNA VIADERO is a graduate of Webs Expert Knitter program. She learned to knit from her mother              In February, we will welcome back Beth Brown-Reinsel to teach the Fair Isle Tam require-
and grandmother who were immigrants from Estonia. Everything from socks to Estonian lace help her           ment for our Expert Knitter Program (anyone can take the class) and the Danish Skra-
grow her knitting skills. Anna is also a published author who writes about her work with fiber.             troje. In March we are delighted to welcome Nancy Bush for the first time; she will teach
Her essays have appeared in Interweave Knits and book length anthologies. She lives in Montague             3 days of Estonian knitting workshops. Melissa Morgan Oakes will kick off her new book
Center, MA.                                                                                                 by offering a class in Toe-Up 2 At-a-Time Socks on May 1st and, later in May, we will
                                                                                                            welcome, also for the first time, Andrea Wong. Her specialty is knitting Portuguese-style
                                                                                                            with a knitting pin.
W EBS B EADS T EACHERS - IN -R ESIDENCE                                                                     Our talented Teachers-in-Residence will be offering many time-tested old favorites and
                                                                                                            some tantalizing new classes - Design Your Own Aran Pullover, Reading Crochet Charts,
JANET FRANCIS has been beading and designing for about a decade. Her designs have appeared                  First Crocheted Cardigan, a new twist on Stitches I: Knitting with Color, A Cornucopia of
in national magazines and books, and she was one of 25 semi-finalists in the worldwide 2006
                                                                                                            Cast-ons and A Bevy of Bind-offs - just to name a few.
Swarovski design contest.
CYNTHIA HARRIS has been beading since the early 1990s, and was co-owner of Beaders’ Paradise,               Barbara Elkins will offer two classes in Hands-On Loom Dressing - highly recommended if
the store that is now Webs Beads. Before opening the store, Cindy sold her sculptural designs at craft      you are thinking of taking a Beginning Weaving class, and her very popular Double
fairs, and won first prize in the jewelry division at the Glastonbury, CT On the Green Fine Art and Craft   Weave workshop. Jason Collingwood will be here from England in May for three days of
Show in 2000. She has taken classes from Carol Wilcox Wells, Jeannette Cook, and Diane Fitzgerald           wonderful rug weaving (and probably to escape the dreadful English weather!) - don’t
and enjoys spreading her love of the craft.                                                                 miss his visit!
DEB SWINSKI is a crocheter and jewelry maker, working at both WEBS yarn and Bead stores. She                You will notice that the classes in each category, with one exception due to space issues,
studied fine art and most recently, graphic design. After her mother’s many years of persistence, she
                                                                                                            are in chronological order this semester. Another change is a more detailed description
took up the hook to start her first project, a granny square scarf, in 2006. Soon after, she lost her job
and spent the rest of the year happily crocheting, experimenting and designing. Deb now enjoys the          of the skill level required for knitting classes. Please let me know if these changes are
creative atmosphere of her jobs and never has fewer than six projects going at once.                        helpful to you...or not!
LINDA WALLACK creates etchings, collages, bead-work, and greeting cards. She has training as an             As always, if there are classes or guest teachers that you would like to see here at
elementary school art teacher, and a degree in Fine Arts.                                                   WEBS, you can contact me at pbenoist@yarn.com.
BARBARA WEISS started collecting beads and finally realized that it was getting embarrassing, so            All of us at WEBS wish you and your loved ones a warm, happy and healthy holiday sea-
she learned how to do something with them in the late 1990’s. She now is heavily into bead embroi-          son.
dery (with cabochons of course), peyote stitch and brick stitch. Even though she is beading like mad,
the collection hasn’t shrunk, probably from working at Webs Beads. She may have to get rid of her                                                                            Pixie Benoist
charming husband and adorable cat so she has room for more beads.                                                                                                            Education Manager
                                                                                                T O R EGISTERFOR WEBS Y ARN S TORE C LASSES :
                                T O R EGISTER FOR WEBS B EAD S TORE C LASSES :                  C ALL 413.584.2225
P AGE 4                                                   C ALL 413.586.3885                    V ISIT WWW . YARN . COM                                                                     P AGE 29
                                                                                                CAROL BIRTWISTLE has been weaving and teaching for more than 20 years in Ohio, Michigan,
A NNOUNCEMENTS AND E VENTS                                                                      California, Massachusetts and Florida. Her studies of fiber structure and color theory have taken her
                                                                                                to the Cleveland Institute of Art, London’s Victoria and Albert Museum and Haystack Mountain School
                                                                                                of Crafts in Maine. Currently, she is exploring the various ways in which computer design facilitates
WEBS 6th ANNUAL SUPER BOWL SUNDAY ESCAPE!                                                       her 20-shaft weaving. Carol teaches classes and workshops which focus on the multiple ways in
Are you ready for some football? Whether the answer is ‘yes’ or ‘no’, take some time out        which structure, yarns, sett and color interact to form the finished product.
during the pre-game coverage and spend Super-Bowl Sunday with us at WEBS. Bring                 CHERYL BURKE loves using yarn to explore color, texture and all sorts of patterns. She also delights
your needles, crochet hooks, spinning wheels or Flip Looms and escape to fiber heaven.          in spreading the contagious joy of knitting to friends, family, and anyone else who shows an interest!
We’ll have snacks and giveaways, of course, but it’s the companionship of like-minded           A graphic designer by day, Cheryl has a degree in design from the Rhode Island School of Design.
folks that make this event so special. We hope to see you on Sunday, February 7th,
                                                                                                GAIL CALLAHAN has been involved with fiber most of her life as a quilter, weaver, knitter, crocheter,
2010, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm!                                                                    and spinner, but she is in love with dyeing. As well as dyeing several lines of fiber for WEBS, Gail
                                                                                                works two days a week in the store. The rest of her time is spent in her studio dyeing yarn for her own
KANGAROO DYER BOOK LAUNCH - HOORAY!                                                             business, The Kangaroo Dyer, and generously sharing her knowledge of dyeing with friends and col-
Please join us for the launch of WEBS very own Gail Callahan’s first book, Hand Dyeing          leagues. You can recognize Gail in the store by her hands - we never know what color they will be!
                                                                                                Gail’s first book, Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece, will be available in January 2010.
Yarn and Fleece, on Sunday, February 21 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Gail will discuss
her book, and attendees will be able to observe a dyeing demo. Garments from Gail’s             SARA DELANEY’S Memere (Grandmother) taught her how to crochet at age seven and to knit at age
book will be displayed in the store. As always, there will be nibbles and beverages. Reg-       nine. After years of inundating her family and friends with scarves and patchwork blankets she em-
istration is free, but sign-ups are required. Please contact Customer Service at 413-584-       barked on an epic quest - a twin sized blanket to take to college. The blanket was finished after
2225 to put your name on the list. Come and share in our excitement!                            eleven months - three days before she left for school! In 2002, after six years of marriage and two
                                                                                                munchkins, she picked up her needles and hooks again and hasn’t stopped since. Her musings,
                                                                                                works in progress and finished projects can be found at her blog - ChickenBetty.wordpress.com.
CLASSIC ELITE TRUNK SHOWS
                                                                                                NANCY DORIAN is a local fiber artist with a degree in Interior Design and Fine Arts minor in Ceram-
Trunk shows are a great way to see, touch and try on a large selection of new garments.         ics. After working in corporate office design for 15 years, she started her own company, now & Zen art
Stop in to see us during the following weeks and check out the beautiful designs from           to wear which features one-of-a-kind wearable art garments. Nancy has been knitting since she was
Classic Elite.      March 4 - 22         April 5 - May 3     May 27 - June 14                   six and enjoys teaching fiber arts at New England Felting Supply, HCC, Holyoke Creative Arts Center
                                                                                                and her home studio.
WEBS THIRTY-SIXTH ANNIVERSARY SALE                                                              BARBARA ELKINS is a mostly self-taught weaver who has been weaving for almost 40 years and
You’ve probably got a stack of knitting, weaving, crochet or spinning magazines with            taught weaving for many years as well. Her weaving interests follow the “what would happen if…”
                                                                                                path. From time to time, her projects are published in Handwoven Magazine. She is the founder of
pages turned down, or a folder full of patterns you’ve been dying to make. Make your list
                                                                                                WEBS.
and check it twice, and then come on down to WEBS from April 1st to May 31st for the
best deals of the year. Prices of both store yarns and closeouts will be slashed!               ASHLEY FLAGG learned to crochet in college, got a friend to show her the basics of how to knit in
                                                                                                2005, and spinning took over her life when she was handed a drop spindle in 2006, leading her to start
WEBS 8TH ANNUAL TENT SALE                                                                       her own handspun yarn business, Artemisia Ink Studio Arts in 2007. Weaving and needle felting were
                                                                                                added to the fiber arts roster in 2008, and it's only a matter of time before another craft captivates her
This year’s sale will take place on Saturday, May 15th and Sunday, May 16th. If you’ve          attention. When not at WEBS, Ashley is immersed in yoga and singing kirtan, playing harmonium and
never been to one of our tent sales, you’re in not only for great yarn at unbelievable prices   guitar and trying to find time to knit.
but also for an experience that will leave you breathless! Bring your track shoes and
                                                                                                ANNIE FOLEY learned how to knit after her first son was born in 2003 and has been obsessed with
plenty of water - you might be here for awhile!                                                 knitting ever since. Inspired by Elizabeth Zimmermann’s approach to knitting, Annie empowers her
                                                                                                students to think about and understand what they are knitting and gain the skills necessary to adapt
6TH ANNUAL FLEECE MARKET                                                                        and move beyond following a pattern. With a Master’s degree in Consulting Teacher of Reading and a
The Fleece Market will be held on Saturday, May 15th from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Many               Bachelor’s in Elementary Education, Annie has the tools necessary to help students learn and grow in
                                                                                                their knitting in a comfortable and positive way. Annie is fearless in her knitting and has explored color
local sheep and alpaca growers will be on hand to offer a variety of fleeces, fiber and yarn    work, lace, cables and steeking.
from their very own animals. If you would like to be a vendor, please contact Mary at 413-
584-2225 X109 or at mkubasek.haber@yarn.com.                                                    ERIN HOLMAN has been knitting - almost constantly - for 12 years. She is also a fledgling spinner
                                                                                                and dabbles in crochet. She loves sharing her passion for yarn with others, chatting in her knitting
                                                                                                group, teaching at WEBS, even asking strangers on the street, “Did you make your sweater?” Origi-
PIONEER VALLEY WEAVERS: Our local weaving guild meets on the second Tuesday of                  nally from Minnesota, Erin, along with her husband and their cats, now lives in easy biking distance
the month (Sept. - June), from 7:00pm - 9:30pm at WEBS. The guild offers interesting            from WEBS (and has the yarn stash to prove it!). Erin runs our Friday afternoon drop-in.
programs, study groups, and much more. If you are interested in becoming a member or
would like more information, please contact Pat Kapitzky, 413-586-7753 or Carol Olanyk,         CHRISTA HUGHMANICK grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania where her love of fiber arts began with
413-665-3548 or visit the guild’s website at www.pioneervalleyweavers.org. Newcomers            a simple knitting lesson from her Mom. She continued to explore knitting as well as drawing, sewing,
                                                                                                embroidery, and other fiber arts during her education at the Maryland Institute College of Art. After
are welcome at every meeting!                                                                   graduating in 2004 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fiber, she went on to study abroad in Paris, France
                                                                                                where her research project of Victorian women introduced her to the art of tatting. She continues to
SPINNING GROUP: An informal spinning group meets year round on the first Tuesday
                                                                                                use the fiber arts to create her artwork in a home studio in Northampton, Massachusetts. Check out
of each month, from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at WEBS. All are welcome. If you have questions,            her creations at www.christalenahughmanick.com and www.itknits.com.
please contact Diane Roeder at 413-586-4822 or diane@sojournersheep.com.
                                                                                                           T O R EGISTERFOR WEBS Y ARN S TORE C LASSES :
                                    T O R EGISTER FOR WEBS B EAD S TORE C LASSES :                         C ALL 413.584.2225
P AGE 28                                                      C ALL 413.586.3885                           V ISIT WWW . YARN . COM                                                              P AGE 5
                                                                                                           LISTEN TO READY, SET, KNIT AND READ KATHY’S BLOG
T ATTING *                                                                                                 WEBS’ radio show, Ready, Set, Knit, is broadcast on Saturday mornings from 9:00am-
                                                                                                           9:30am on WHMP AM, 1400 on your dial. You can also receive it as a podcast. Check
TATTING TIMES THREE*                                                                                       our website for details. Kathy’s blog can be accessed from our Home Page or at http://
What is tatting? Tatting is a technique dating back to the early 19th century for handcraft-               blog.yarn.com. Featured are Kathy and Steve’s adventures with yarn and life, contests,
ing a particularly durable lace constructed by a series of knots and loops and worked with                 book reviews, free patterns and more!
a small shuttle. Tatting can be used to make lace edgings as well as doilies, collars and
other decorative pieces. This 3-meeting class will include the following:                                  PURCHASING CLASS SUPPLIES
                                                                                                           Unless otherwise stated, please purchase required items before your class. The instruc-
Class 1: Basic Rings
                                                                                                           tor must start the class on time and cannot wait for you to shop. Please make purchases
In this session we will learn pattern reading and the double stitch, which forms the basic                 during store hours, 10:00am to 5:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays
structure of all tatting. Using this stitch we will create rings and incorporate various sizes             and Saturdays, and 10:00am to 8:00pm on Thursdays. After-hours purchases may be
of picots in them. Each student will be responsible for a small take home project, which                   made ONLY by filling out an order form which includes credit card information.
will be used in Session 2.
                                                                                                           MATERIALS LISTS AND HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS ARE ONLINE
Class 2: Joining Rings and Making Chains
                                                                                                           In our continuing effort to be as green as possible, we no longer send out materials lists
This session explores joining the rings from Session 1 in two ways. First by connecting                    and homework assignments for classes. Please go to our website, click on classes, then
them at a picot, and second by making chains between them. Making chains greatly en-                       on the class you are taking. You will see the materials list/homework underneath the
hances your ability to make a large surface area piece of work. The take home project for                  class description or there will be a link to click on to take you to the list. Be sure to check
this session is a small finished piece from the required text.                                             the list before you come to class! If you do not have access to a computer, please re-
                                                                                                           quest a hard copy of the list in the store or from Customer Service.
Class 3: Finishing and Blocking
                                                                                                           REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR CLASSES AT WEBS BEAD STORE
We will learn how to finish a piece by tying in the ends and blocking. Each student will
choose a project from the book, and the remainder of the class will be used to get the                     Payment for all beading classes is due in full at the time of registration. Please call
projects started.                          Tuition: $45.00                                                 WEBS Beads at 413-586-3885 or come into the store to register. Online registration is
                                                                                                           NOT available for Bead classes at this time. Tuition will be refunded only if the class is
Skill Level: Beginner.                         Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm                                       cancelled by WEBS Beads due to a lack of sign-ups or if there is a waiting list and your
Instructor: Christalena Hughmanick             Date: Saturday, May 1, 8, 22                                spot can be filled.
Tatting Thread: Approx. $5.00                  Required Text: Easy Tatting by Rozella Linden


W EBS T EACHERS - IN -R ESIDENCE                                                                           W EBS E XPERT K NITTER C ERTIFICATION
BETH ALTIMARI PARSISSON learned to knit from her grandmother at age ten. At a loss for how to              What is an Expert Knitter?
teach her, since Beth is left-handed, her grandmother sat in front of her and had her mirror every step.
After years of transposing patterns and graphs, Beth now knits with either hand, but teaches right-        An Expert Knitter needs only yarn, needles and measurements to construct hats, mittens,
handed. In the last twenty five years she has become a more serious knitter, adding a wide variety of      socks, and sweaters of various types. An Expert Knitter has acquired the knowledge to
techniques to her repertoire. Beth runs other classes in and around the Northampton area as well as        master additional techniques independently.
giving private lessons.
                                                                                                           In addition to our regular class offerings, WEBS has developed a program leading to certi-
PIXIE BENOIST, WEBS’ Education Manager, holds a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education and
Technology and retired in 2003 after 32 years as a high school French teacher. She is a native of          fication as a WEBS Expert Knitter. Our goal is to provide our students with the skills an
Northampton and even has a street here named after her- no, it’s not “Pixie Street”! The first step on     Expert Knitter must possess by means of a varied, interesting, and comprehensive cur-
her fiber journey was learning to crochet as a child. As a teenager, she learned to sew and made all of    riculum. We have designated a total of fifteen classes/workshops as Core Requirements.
her own clothes and later, those of her two daughters. Pixie learned to knit and make bobbin lace in       There will also be three required electives, one in knitting and one in each of two other
the late 60s while living in France. She learned to weave at WEBS in the late 70s. Pixie often says        disciplines such as crochet, weaving, spinning, etc. A Capstone Project will be the culmi-
that when she was teaching she had colleagues, but when she came to WEBS she found soul-mates.             nation of the program for students. This project will require students to utilize the skills
Working at WEBS is her dream job.                                                                          they have learned to design, knit and finish an original sweater for themselves in pieces
LESLIE ANN BESTOR has been knitting for more than twenty years, beginning with a passion for               from measurements. Students will be assigned a mentor for support, consultation and
knitting socks. Later, she became more adventurous, continuing to develop her knitting skills and          advice. The project will be reviewed by a committee, and, if accepted, the WEBS Expert
eventually established her own design and wholesale garment business known as Carpe Yarnum.                Knitter Certificate will be awarded.
Several of Leslie Ann’s designs have been published in magazines including Interweave Knits and
Machine Knitters Source. Leslie Ann holds a BA in Biology and spends a lot of her “spare” time watch-      A yearly fee of $50.00 is the only additional charge for participation in the program over
ing daughter Cady do cartwheels across the floor. In addition to teaching at WEBS, Leslie Ann is an        and above the usual course and materials fees. For further information, please contact
Assistant Manager of the store.                                                                            Pixie Benoist at WEBS or via e-mail at pbenoist@yarn.com.
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W EBS B EADS C LASSES                                                                            KANGAROO DYEING II*

FOUR STITCHES – FOUR BRACELETS                                                                   Students will need to prepare ahead of time for this class by winding 36 small skeins of
                                                                                                 yarn to use in dyeing a color wheel. There will be some basic dyeing skills covered in this
These classes are designed to teach four of the most popular stitches in bead weaving -          class, but the most important skill focused on will be color mixing. Please contact Gail at
herringbone, peyote, brick and right angle weave – by making a cuff bracelet in each             kangaroodyer@comcast.net for your materials list and homework assignment.
stitch. Varying the types of beads used will make each piece unique, and before you
know it, you will be a bead weaver! Take one session, or all 4 for the special price of          Skill Level: All.                                    Tuition: $50.00
$65.00!                                                                                          Instructor: Gail Callahan                            Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Skill Level: All                         Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm                                   Materials Cost: Approx. $20.00                       Date: Saturday, April 24
Instructor: Janet Francis                Tuition: $20.00 per session
Session 1: Herringbone Bracelet, Saturday, January 2
Session 2: Peyote Stitch Bracelet, Saturday, January 9                                           B UTTONS AND B EADS
Session 3: Brick Stitch Bracelet, Saturday, January 16
Session 4: Right Angle Weave Bracelet, Saturday, January 23                                      PORCELAIN BUTTONS AND BEADS
                                                                                                 Note: This class will take place at WEBS - America’s Yarn Store. Please register in the
THE VERY BASICS                                                                                  store, online, or by phone at 413-584-2225.
Are you new to the world of beads? Then this is the perfect class for you! Come and learn        Sit down with local potter Malea Rhodes and learn how to craft your own one-of-a-kind
basic beading techniques such as crimping (used to attach clasps to bracelets and neck-          porcelain beads and buttons! Clay and all the tools you need will be provided. Carve and
laces strung on Soft Flex wire), and how to form a wrapped loop on a headpin for ear-            pinch your favorite textures and designs into porcelain clay. A few overglaze colors will
rings. You will leave class with a bracelet and a pair of earrings that you have created!        be available so you can color your creations if you wish. You will have enough clay to
Skill Level: Beginner                 Tuition: $25.00 per session                                make approximately 50 small or 20 large beads or buttons. Malea will take your creations
                                                                                                 to her studio to be fired and they will be available for pickup in the store 2 weeks after the
Instructor: WEBS Bead Staff           Materials Cost: Will depend on bead choice.
                                                                                                 class. This is your chance to make special buttons for that sweater you’ve been working
This is a one-session class. Please specify the date for which you are registering.              on, or perhaps a fabulous pendant for a special gift (or for yourself!). Please plan to wear
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM                      Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM                              old clothes or bring an apron. You will also need an old towel for wiping your hands.

Session 1: Thursday, January 7            Session 6: Saturday, January 30                        Skill Level: All.                                    Tuition: $35.00
Session 2: Thursday, February 25          Session 7: Saturday, February 13                       Instructor: Malea Rhodes                             Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Session 3: Thursday, March 25             Session 8: Saturday, March 13, 2:00pm -                Materials Cost: $25.00 payable to instructor.        Date: Saturday, March 27
                                                     4:00pm
Session 4: Thursday, April 8              Session 9: Saturday, April 24
Session 5: Thursday, May 20               Session 10: Saturday May 8
                                                                                                 R UG -H OOKING
BASIC WIREWORK
                                                                                                 RUG-HOOKED BAGS* with AMY BARRIE
After a discussion of the properties of wire and the tools used to work with it, students will
progress to learning simple and wrapped loops (great for earrings, and necklaces that            Amy Barrie from Lincoln Farm Designs is returning to do her very popular Rug-Hooked
incorporate chain and links). We will also learn briolette wraps and pendant bails and           Bags workshop. These bags feature our own Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky as well as
experiment with making unique headpins and ear wires.                                            odds and ends from your stash. Come and learn this traditional art form in a new and
                                                                                                 contemporary medium. Lincoln Farm Design will supply the canvas, design and finishing
Skill Level: Beginner                 Tuition: $25.00 per session                                materials. Hooks and frames, if you don’t have your own, will also be available for pur-
Instructor: WEBS Bead Staff           Materials Cost: Will depend on bead choice.                chase. To view the bags available, please visit www.LincolnFarmDesign.com. You must
This is a one-session class. Please specify the date for which you are registering.              email (Lfdesign@Lincolnfarmdesign.com) Amy regarding your choice and she will
                                                                                                 send you the price and materials list. You must prepay the materials and Amy will
Session 1: Saturday, January 9, 10:00 AM - 12:00 pm                                              bring them to the class.
Session 2: Thursday, January 21, 6:00pm - 8pm
                                                                                                 Skill Level: All.                                    Tuition: $35.00
Session 3: Thursday, February 18, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
                                                                                                 Materials Cost: Will depend on your kit choice.      Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Session 4: Saturday, March 20, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                                                                                                                                                      Date: Saturday, February 6
Session 5: Thursday, April 15, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Session 6: Saturday, May 15, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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SPINNING WITH A DROP SPINDLE*                                                                      WIRE CROCHET PENDANT AND EARRINGS
This class is an introduction to spinning with the drop spindle, and will cover drafting tech-     Do you know how to make a granny square? Ever wonder what else you could do with
niques, different fiber types and preparations, plying and a bit of the history of the drop
                                                                                                   crochet? In this class, you will learn how to create simple yet beautiful wire jewelry using
spindle. Using a spindle is a very economical way to learn hand spinning for a beginner.           skills you already have. You will learn to work with 24 gauge wire and basic techniques to
Spindles are inexpensive to buy, and also very easy to make. Once you have mastered                turn your motifs into wearable art.
the spindle you will have learned the steps needed for spinning on the spinning wheel.
Skill Level: Beginner.                                          Tuition: $40.00                    Skill Level: Must have basic knowledge of crochet.      Tuition: $25.00
Instructor: Ashley Flagg                                        Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm             Instructor: Deb Swinski                                 Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Materials Cost: Will depend on fiber and spindle choice.        Date: Sunday, March 21             Materials Cost: Will depend on bead choice.             Date: Sunday, January 31
                                                                                                   WIRE-WRAPPED CABOCHON
INTRODUCTION TO HAND SPINNING*
                                                                                                   In just two hours, you will learn the basics of wire-wrapping a cabochon, a flat-backed
Learn to spin your own yarn by hand in a supportive group environment. Over the course
                                                                                                   stone with no drilled holes. With this knowledge, you can then design your own variations,
of the weekend, we will focus on gaining proficiency with the spinning wheel. Previous
                                                                                                   and use this technique for other applications, such as wrapping stones, beach glass and
experience with drop spindle spinning is helpful but not necessary. The weekend will also
                                                                                                   found objects. Store tools will be available for your use.
include a historical overview of the wheel and its parts, fiber types, preparation and draft-
ing, and different spinning and plying techniques. Participants wishing to bring their own         Skill Level: All                                      Tuition: $25.00
wheel must be sure it is in excellent working condition; wheels will be available for class        Instructor: Cindy Harris                              Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
use. By the end of the weekend you’ll be much closer to designing your own yarns!
                                                                                                   Materials Cost: Will depend on bead choice.           Date: Saturday, February 6
Skill Level: Beginner.                               Tuition: $100.00
Instructor: Ashley Flagg                             Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm                        PEARL KNOTTING
Materials Cost: $20.00 payable to the                Date: Saturday & Sunday, May 1, 2             Have you seen all the beautiful pearls we have in the store? In this class you will learn
instructor.                                                                                        how to give your pearls or beads a professional, classy look, and make them safer by
                                                                                                   knotting between each bead. You will also learn the best ways to attach your silk thread
F ELTING                                                                                           to a clasp. This is a one-session class. Please specify the date for which you are
                                                                                                   registering.
NUNO RIBBON FELT SCARVES*
                                                                                                   Skill Level: All                                Tuition: $25.00 per session
Join Nancy for a class inspired by the Ribbon Tunic project in Chris White’s book                  Instructor: Janet Francis
Uniquely Felt. Using Nuno felting techniques, be prepared to be elated as you transform            Materials Cost: Will depend on bead choice.
layers of silk, wool roving, ribbon and novelty yarns into gorgeous flowing fabric. Over the
                                                                                                   Session 1: Thursday, February 11: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
course of the day, you will cover layout, felting, fulling and finishing - creating your own art
to wear!                                                                                           Session 2: Thursday, April 22: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Skill Level: All.                      Tuition per session: $55.00                                 LOOMWORK BASICS
Instructor: Nancy Dorian               Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm                                      Beading on a loom has a long tradition in both Native American and Victorian beadwork.
Materials Cost: $35, payable to Nancy. Session 1: Sunday, May 2                                    In this class you will learn to set up a beading loom, and weave a bracelet from start to
                                       Session 2: Sunday, June 13                                  finish. Following a loomwork pattern will also be covered. Seed beads will be used (Size 8
                                                                                                   or 11) or Delica beads, which allow for the creation of a pattern.
D YEING                                                                                            Skill Level: All                                      Tuition: $45.00
                                                                                                   Instructor: Cindy Harris                              Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
KANGAROO DYEING I*
                                                                                                   Materials Cost: Will depend on bead choice.           Date: Saturday, February 20
In this most basic class students will learn the fundamentals of dyeing. Topics will include
types of natural fibers and dyes. Students will prepare fiber to be dyed in the class, learn       REMAKE YOUR VINTAGE JEWELRY
how to mix and store dyes and practice the immersion technique. This class is designed
for lots of hands-on opportunities. Please contact Gail at kangaroodyer@comcast.net                We all have jewelry from family members or flea markets that contain some great beads,
                                                                                                   but the pieces may look a little dated or not fit your style. This class will focus on updating
for your materials list.
                                                                                                   these vintage pieces by mixing them with new beads and findings. The goal is to take
Skill Level: All.                                     Tuition: $50.00                              your vintage lovelies out of your jewelry box and give them a new life.
Instructor: Gail Callahan                             Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm                       Skill Level: All                                      Tuition: $25.00
Materials Cost: Approx. $20.00                        Date: Saturday, March 20                     Instructor: Janet Francis                             Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
                                                                                                   Materials Cost: Will depend on bead choice.           Date: Saturday, February 27
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BEZELING SWAROVSKI RIVOLIS                                                                       ADVANCED RIGID HEDDLE II* - Weaving with Two Heddles
Gorgeous, glittery Swarovski rivolis have no holes, but are beloved by beadweavers for           Do you want to weave with fine yarns on your rigid heddle loom? It can be done! Using 2
their sparkle. In this class you will learn to set a rivoli in a bezel of seed beads. Once you   heddles allows you to double your ends per inch and weave those yarns you may have
learn this easy, quick technique, you can join several rivolis together to make stunning         thought were too light for your loom. You will learn how to warp and thread the loom with
bracelets, necklaces or earrings.                                                                2 heddles and begin weaving a beautiful gossamer scarf.
Skill Level: All                                      Tuition: $25.00                            Skill Level: Advanced Beginner.                      Tuition: $50.00
Instructor: Barbara Weiss                             Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm                      Instructor: Leslie Ann Bestor                        Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Materials Cost: Will depend on bead choice.           Date: Thursday, March 4                    Materials Cost: $40.00                               Date: Sunday, April 25

WIRE-WRAPPED RING                                                                                4-END BLOCK WEAVE FOR RUGS* with JASON COLLINGWOOD
Beaded rings are all the rage! In this class, square and round wire will be twisted and          This 3-day workshop is an exploration of 4-end block weave, which is an excellent struc-
wrapped to form the base of each ring. Ring sizing and adding stones, crystals and pearls        ture for rugs and one that produces a very strong, clean look. Starting with the basics,
to rings will also be discussed. Skills learned in this class can be used to create a ward-      emphasis will be put on increasing design possibilities by employing various techniques
robe of custom rings – perfect for gifts or a little self-indulgence. This is a one-session      such as ‘constant color’, ‘constant lift’ and ‘clasped wefts’. Introducing plain weave into
class. Please specify the date for which you are registering.                                    the structure will allow you to explore the popular weave known as summer and winter.
                                                                                                 Shaft switching will be explained in relation to this structure and possible ways of adapting
Skill Level: All                                 Tuition: $25.00 per session                     your loom to explore this exciting technique will be covered. In addition, the class will
Instructor: Cindy Harris                                                                         include instruction on how to set up your loom correctly for rug weaving. Twining at the
Materials Cost: Will depend on bead choice.                                                      beginning and end of the rug, darning in of loose ends, use of the temple and many other
Session 1: Saturday, March 6, 10:00 am -12:00 pm                                                 invaluable tips for successful rug weaving will be discussed. The class concludes with a
                                                                                                 look at rug finishes; a few of the many finishes will be demonstrated.
Session 2: Saturday, April 24, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
                                                                                                 Skill Level: Intermediate.                  Tuition: $350.00
RECYCLED PAPER BEADS                                                                             Materials Cost: $60.00                      Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Are you an avid recycler? In this class, you will learn to take humble magazine photos                                                       Date: Thursday - Saturday, May 6 - 8
and give them a new life as stylish, colorful paper beads. Instruction will also cover
stringing the beads into a necklace and adding a clasp. Kids and adults are welcome!
                                                                                                 S PINNING
Skill Level: All                                      Tuition: $25.00                            INTRODUCTION TO HANDSPINNING* with BARBARA PARRY
Instructor: Linda Wallack                             Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Materials Cost: Will depend on bead choice.           Date: Saturday, March 6                    Learn to create your own yarn! This intensive weekend workshop is an introduction to
                                                                                                 hand spinning. We will cover the basics of spinning wheel mechanics, fiber preparation
ZIGZAG CRYSTAL BRACELET                                                                          and drafting techniques. The workshop will also provide an overview of the various types
                                                                                                 of sheep’s wool and other fibers available for hand spinners. By the end of the weekend,
This easy, fun design by Janet Francis uses spacer beads strung with Swarovski crystals          you will be on your way to spinning your own yarn! If you bring your own wheel, please be
to create a bracelet with a zigzag effect. Any colors can be used to create a custom look.       sure that it is in excellent working condition.
Skill Level: All                                      Tuition: $25.00                            Skill Level: Beginner.         Tuition: $125.00
Instructor: Janet Francis                             Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm                      Materials Cost: $50.00 pay-    Time & Date: Saturday & Sunday, January 30, 10:00am to
Materials Cost: Will depend on bead choice.           Date: Thursday, March 11                   able to instructor.            4:00pm and January 31, 10:00am - 3:00pm


WIRE KNIT BEADED BRACELET AND EARRINGS                                                           HONE YOUR HANDSPINNING SKILLS* with BARBARA PARRY
You have never seen garter stitch look this good! Knitting is not just for yarn anymore.         This class is designed for beginners looking for the next step or spinners who want to
Using a fine gauge wire learn how to knit with beads to create this beautiful jewelry, which     work on refining technique. We will review the basics and work through exercises for
makes a wonderful quick-to-knit gift in only 3 hours! If your friends thought the scarves        improving consistency and spinning various types of yarn. The class covers spinning
you made were lovely, just wait until they see these projects!                                   woolen and worsted yarns using long and short draw. You will also learn how to adjust
                                                                                                 your wheel to produce the yarns you wish to make. Participants should be able to work
Skill Level: Must have basic knitting skills.       Tuition: $55.00                              comfortably with their own wheel and be able to spin a continuous yarn.
Instructor: Annie Foley                             Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm, 10:00am -
Materials Cost: Will depend on bead choice.         1pm                                          Skill Level: Advanced Beginner.                      Tuition: $55.00
                                                    Date: Saturday, March 13, 27                 Materials Cost: $25 payable to instructor            Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
                                                                                                                                                      Date: Sunday, February 7
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NEW! TAPESTRY WEAVING*                                                                          SPIRAL ROPE
This is a class for beginners and for those who have questions or challenges in regards to      Spiral rope is an easy technique that makes a lovely necklace or bracelet strap. This
tapestry weaving. Tapestry looms will be provided and will be available for sale. There         class will start with forming the basic rope, and move on to incorporating different sizes of
are three separate workshops: take one or all three. If you choose all three, there is a        seed beads, crystals, pearls and stones. Ways to embellish the rope for added glamour
special price of: $125.00                                                                       will also be covered.
Workshop I: Warping the Tapestry Loom, Wednesday, March 17, 6:00pm - 8:00pm                     Skill Level: All                               Tuition: $25.00 per session
Workshop II: Tapestry Design, Wednesday, March 24, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
                                                                                                Instructor: Barbara Weiss
Workshop III: Weaving on the Tapestry Loom, Wednesday, March 31, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
                                                                                                Materials Cost: Will depend on bead choice.
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced.                 Tuition per workshop: $50.00                 Session 1: Thursday, March 18, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Instructor: Micala Sidore                          Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm                        Session 2: Saturday, March 20, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn choice.        Date: Wednesday, March 17, 24, 31
                                                                                                TINY FRENCH BEADED FLOWERS
                                                                                                Create a permanent Spring bouquet! In this class, you will revive the classic art of making
POST-BEGINNING WEAVING*                                                                         beaded flowers (violets and baby’s breath) out of seed beads and wire. The end result
This course is designed for those who have taken the six-week beginners class, a week-          can be placed in a small vase to decorate your home, or they can become part of a piece
end beginning weaving class or one of the week-long weaving classes, and for those who          of jewelry.
want a little guidance as they explore weaving on the four-harness loom. Students will
                                                                                                Skill Level: All                                     Tuition: $25.00
complete two projects, one in huck lace and one of their own choosing, exploring the use
of new (to them) yarns and techniques, including drafting, understanding weave struc-           Instructor: Cindy Harris                             Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
tures, and growing as handweavers. Four-harness looms will be available. Students               Materials Cost: Will depend on bead choice.          Date: Saturday, March 27
must be able to wind a warp, dress a loom and read a weaving draft.
                                                                                                PEYOTE STITCH FLOWERS
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner.           Tuition: $100.00
Instructor: Leslie Ann Bestor             Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm                                 Peyote stitch is a versatile technique that can be used to weave tiny flowers using seed
                                                                                                beads and beading thread. After learning the basic technique, you can create different
Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn       Date: Wednesday, March 24, 31, April 7, 14
                                                                                                types of flowers to grace a necklace, bracelet, earrings - or a tiny flowerpot garden.
choice.
                                                                                                Skill Level: All                                     Tuition: $25.00
NEW! DOUBLE WEAVE WORKSHOP* with BARBARA ELKINS                                                 Instructor: Cindy Harris                             Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Students will weave in class on their own pre-warped four-shaft portable looms dressed          Materials Cost: Will depend on bead choice.          Date: Saturday, April 10
with alternating ends of two contrasting colors of yarn in size 5/2, 6/2 or 8/2. Instructions
for dressing the loom will be sent well in advance of the workshop. Also needed will be         BEAD EMBROIDERED CUFF
two boat shuttles, two bobbins, scissors and note-taking materials.                             Cabochons, seed beads, pearls, crystals – All of these will be incorporated into a beaded
                                                                                                cuff bracelet on ultrasuede. We will cover everything - gluing cabochons to an ultrasuede
Skill Level: Intermediate.                Tuition: $125.00                                      base, using a variety of beads in several bead embroidery stitches and finishing the piece
Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn       Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm                                using a brass cuff form and picot edging.
choice.                                   Date: Saturday, April 3, 17
                                                                                                Skill Level: All                                     Tuition: $65.00
                                                                                                Instructor: Barbara Weiss                            Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
                                                                                                Materials Cost: Will depend on bead choice.          Date: Saturday, April 17
ADVANCED RIGID HEDDLE I*

Are you ready to try some new techniques with your rigid heddle loom? If so, this class is      CRYSTAL BARREL EARRINGS
for you! You will learn about using pick-up sticks to create texture and patterns in your
weaving. This opens the doorway to all sorts of beautiful variations, including laces.          Turn Swarovski Crystals and seed beads into a pair of stunning earrings with a beaded
Come see just what your rigid heddle loom can do!                                               bead as the focal point. You will leave class with a complete pair of earrings, and this
                                                                                                technique can also be used to create several beaded beads that can be strung in a neck-
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner.                      Tuition: $50.00                            lace or bracelet.
Instructor: Leslie Ann Bestor                        Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm                      Skill Level: All                                     Tuition: $35.00
Materials Cost: $40.00                               Date: Sunday, April 11                     Instructor: Janet Francis                            Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
                                                                                                Materials Cost: Will depend on bead choice.          Date: Saturday, May 1
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TINY HERRINGBONE FLOWERS                                                                         BEGINNING WEAVING*
In this class, students will start with a base of circular herringbone stitch, which can form    Our six-week beginning weaving class is designed for people who have never woven
the base of many different types of beaded flowers. Several variations will be covered,          before, as well as for those who feel the need for a refresher course. Please plan about 4
which can be put together to form a daffodil or something straight out of your imagination!      hours a week for homework in addition to class time. Webs will provide portable 4-shaft
                                                                                                 floor looms for students to use both at home and in class. Students will complete three
Skill Level: All                                     Tuition: $25.00                             projects and will learn the basics of planning projects, appropriate yarns and sources of
Instructor: Cindy Harris                             Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm                      further information.
Materials Cost: Will depend on bead choice.          Date: Saturday, May 8                       Skill Level: Beginner.                           Tuition: $150.00
                                                                                                 Instructor: Leslie Ann Bestor                    Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
PEYOTE STITCH BOOT CAMP                                                                          Date: Wednesday, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10
Back by popular demand! This one day class will teach you the ins and outs of peyote             Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn choice.
stitch – one of the most versatile stitches in the beading world. Students will start with odd   Loom Rental: $100.00 (Applicable to purchase of class loom.)
and even count flat peyote and work up to tubular peyote stitch. Increasing, decreasing          Loom Deposit: $100.00 (Refundable or applicable to purchase of class loom.)
and following a pattern will also be covered. And yes – we will finish by teaching you how
to surround a Swarovski crystal rivoli with a seed bead bezel.                                   WEEKEND WEAVING I*
Skill Level: All                                     Tuition: $65.00                             This lively and intensive course is designed as an introduction to the basic techniques of
Instructor: Janet Francis, Barbara Weiss             Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm                      weaving: winding a warp, dressing the loom and weaving a finished piece. Also included
Materials Cost: Will depend on bead choice.          Date: Saturday, May 22                      will be an exploration of the basic woven structures – plain weave and twills in their many
                                                                                                 variations, designing and drafting a project and calculating yarn requirements. You will
                                                                                                 also learn about looms and equipment, yarns, and finishing techniques. Use of a loom is
                                                                                                 included in the tuition. Please note that the class runs two weekends in a row.
I T ’ S N OT “J UST ” K NITTING                                                                  Skill Level: Beginner/Review Tuition: $215.00
Ask a group of knitters the question, “What does knitting mean to you?” and you’ll be            Instructor: Carol Birtwistle Time: 9:30am-4:00pm
surprised to hear many of them answer, “Knitting saved my life.” -- PB                           Materials Cost: $12.00       Date: Saturday & Sunday, February 27, 28 & March 6, 7


FREE KNITTING AND CROCHET DROP-IN SESSIONS                                                       RIGID HEDDLE FLIP LOOM WEAVING*

If you already know the basics (cast-on, knit, purl, bind-off/chain, sc, hdc, dc) come join      Okay, you fiber-addicted non-weavers out there, here’s your chance to use up all those
us to knit/crochet and ask questions. Learn a new stitch or get a quick refresher. Come          odds and ends of yarn in your stash and learn a new fiber art in the process. This is a
once or make Drop-in part of your weekly schedule. Get help or get motivated to start a          non-threatening introduction to weaving using a rigid heddle loom that has no treadles to
new project or complete your UFOs. This is a great opportunity to escape from the real           manipulate, no heddles to thread, and doesn’t take up a lot of space. This little loom is
world for an hour or two, knit, chat, and be inspired by the creativity of others! Be sure to    comfortable, compact, sturdy...and it folds in a jiffy for storage or transport! This feature
bring your knitting tool kit with you. Just a gentle reminder: drop-in sessions are not sub-     makes weaving almost as portable as knitting and crochet...you can weave on your lunch
stitutes for regular classes! Yarn for your projects must be purchased at WEBS.                  break, at the beach, while camping, or take it to a workshop. The Flip can be dressed in
Crochet help is available at all sessions.                                                       a flash and accommodates warps up to 5 or 6 yards long, and up to 25” wide...perfect for
                                                                                                 weaving scarves, table mats, towels, fabric for bags, and many other items. WEBS was
Session 1: Instructor - Pixie Benoist                Tuesdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm                  founded to supply weavers with yarns and equipment...come on in, take the class, and
Session 2: Instructor - Beth Altimari                Thursdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm                 help us continue the tradition. Use of a loom is included in the tuition.
Session 3: Instructor - Sara Delaney                 Thursdays, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Session 4 : Instructor - Erin Holman                 Fridays, 1:00pm - 4:00pm                    Skill Level: Beginner (OK for kids 10 and up).      Tuition: $120.00
                                                                                                 Instructor: Leslie Ann Bestor                       Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
                                                                                                 Materials Cost: $40.00                              Session 1: Sunday, January 31
                                                                                                                                                     Session 2: Sunday, March 7
Please bring your Tool Kit to all drop-in sessions and all knitting
and crochet classes. A basic Tool Kit should contain small, sharp,
pointed scissors, a Knit Check, a retractable tape measure, lock-                                “Snow and adolescence are the only problems that disappear if
ing ring markers, tapestry needles, G crochet hook, calculator, pen                              you ignore them long enough.”                   - Earl Wilson
or pencil and small notebook.
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                                                                                              KNITTING I
CROCHETED TOE-UP SOCKS*
                                                                                              This class was created for those who have never knit before. In this six-session introduc-
The sock craze has hit hard and there are 100s of beautiful yarns out there to choose
                                                                                              tion to knitting, first-time knitters will learn a variety of basic techniques: the long-tail cast-
from but maybe you don't knit or you do but you suffer from the dreaded "Second Sock
                                                                                              on, the knit and purl stitches, and binding off in knit and purl. Other topics covered in-
Syndrome". Well dread no more! Crocheted socks are quick, fun and easy to master.
                                                                                              clude yarn weights and corresponding needle sizes, the importance of the ball band, and
With a few simple steps and techniques you will finally be able to dive into some of those
                                                                                              fixing mistakes. The most important topic covered, however, is gauge...what it is, and
amazing yarns or start churning your way through your sock yarn stash. This is a very
                                                                                              how to make a gauge swatch. The Knitting I Handbook, which is included in the tuition,
basic pattern that you can alter with specialty stitches to customize future pairs.
                                                                                              will guide you through the course and serve as a reference during the class and after it as
Skill Level: Crochet I, II or equivalent .         Tuition: $65.00                            well. In addition, you will receive a skein of yarn and a set of needles to get you started.
Instructor: Sara Delaney                           Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm                      Section 1: Instructor - Erin Holman                     Saturdays, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn choice.        Date: Tuesday, March 2, 9, 16, 23                                                                  March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24
                                                                                              Section 2: Instructor - Beth Altimari                   Tuesdays, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
HOW TO READ CROCHET CHARTS*
                                                                                                                                                      March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27
Are you comfortable with your crochet skills, can you read patterns easily and have them
make sense to you? But do the endless lines of pattern speak and trying to keep track of      Section 3: Instructor - Beth Altimari                   Tuesdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm
where you are on the page drive you crazy? Do you wish there was an easier way to                                                                     April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11
"see" your pattern? There is with crochet charts. Crochet pattern symbols actually resem-     Section 4 : Instructor - Anna Viadero                   Thursdays, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
ble their "real" stitch counterparts and graphing them out into a chart makes them easier                                                             April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 27, June 3
to read and easier to see where the pattern is going. We'll start out with a few simple
                                                                                              Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn choice.             Tuition: $60.00
exercises to familiarize you with the symbols, how to read them, and by the end of the
class you will be transcribing all your patterns into easy-to-read charts.
No crochet instruction is included in this class. Please be confident in your skills,         KNITTING II**
be able to recognize and name your stitches.
                                                                                              Have you completed Knitting I or its equivalent? Are you a self-taught knitter who wants
                                                                                              to fine-tune your knitting skills so you can move on to more intricate techniques? Are you
Skill Level: Crochet I, II or equivalent.                    Tuition: $60.00
                                                                                              returning to knitting after a hiatus of a year or more? If the answer to any of the above
Instructor: Sara Delaney                                     Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm           questions is yes, then Knitting II was made for you! In 6 jam-packed sessions, you will
Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn choice.                  Date: Saturday, March 27         review the basics and then concentrate on fixing mistakes, using circular and double-
                                                                                              pointed needles (a must for sock knitting) and shaping fabric with increases and de-
CROCHET II*                                                                                   creases. Knitting tools will be discussed. Gauge, as always, takes center stage. The
Once you have mastered the basics, you will surely want to expand your knowledge of           Knitting II Handbook is included in the tuition as are a skein of yarn, a pair of needles, a
this wonderful and relaxing craft. In this class you will concentrate on beginning tech-      unisex scarf pattern and a formula guide for creating a hat from any yarn at any gauge.
niques for working flat and in the round, intricate stitches, reading patterns and charts,
and shaping (increasing and decreasing). We will make several projects during our 6           Skill Level: Must be able to execute the long-tail cast-on knit, purl, fix minor mistakes
weeks and the majority of the work will be done outside of class so be prepared for home-     and bind off independently. Advanced Beginners.
work!
                                                                                              Section 1: Instructor - Cheryl Burke                    Sundays, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Skill Level: Crochet I or equivalent.                Tuition: $60.00
                                                                                                                                                      March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 11, 18
Instructor: Sara Delaney                             Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
                                                                                              Section 2: Instructor - Leslie Ann Bestor               Wednesdays, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn choice.          Date: Monday, April 12, 19, 26, May 3,
                                                                                                                                                      April 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2
                                                     10, 17
                                                                                              Section 3: Instructor - Beth Altimari                   Tuesdays, 6:00m - 8:00pm*
W EAVING                                                                                                                                              May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15
HANDS-ON LOOM DRESSING* with BARBARA ELKINS                                                   Section 4: Instructor - Beth Altimari                   Tuesdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm*
If you’ve been wanting to see what weaving preparation is really about, or if your warping                                                            May 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22
skills are rusty, come to this hands-on lesson in winding a warp and the back to front        *Sections 3 and 4 follow Knit I sections 2 and 3.
method of dressing a loom. This class would be especially helpful to those who are con-       Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn choice.                        Tuition: $60.00
sidering taking weaving classes here at WEBS.
Skill Level: Beginner         Tuition: $30.00                                                 Materials lists and homework assignments are online. Please
Materials Cost: None.         Session 1: Saturday, January 23, 10:00am - 1:30pm               click on ‘Classes’ and then scroll down to the class you have
                              Session 2: Saturday, February 13, 10:00am - 1:30pm
                                                                                              signed up for. The information will be below the description or
                                                                                              there will be a link to it.
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NEW! DESIGN YOUR OWN ARAN SWEATER**
If you're an adventurous, daring knitter who fantasizes about designing your own Aran               C ROCHET
sweater, this class is exactly what you're looking for. We'll plan and execute our own top-         “What is crochet but magic created with a hooked wand…?”             - PB
down, saddle-shouldered Aran sweaters, from the first swatch to the last woven-in end,
along the way discussing cable layouts, sleeve decreases, ribbing, and many other de-               CROCHET I**
tails of Aran sweater design. You'll leave the class with a one-of-a-kind Aran sweater—but          Today’s crochet is not just about Kleenex box covers and granny squares. With all the
even better, the knowledge and experience to design another (and another . . . ).                   wonderful and exciting new yarns and the fabulous new books and patterns, crochet has
                                                                                                    something to offer to everyone...even you knitters, spinners, and weavers out there! Not
Instructor: Erin Holman                                Tuition: $125.00
                                                                                                    only is crochet fun to learn and faster than knitting, it is very hot in the fashion world right
Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn choice.            Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm                       now. With four basic stitches, you can make an infinite variety of projects in a short pe-
Required Text: Aran Sweaters by Janet Szabo            Date: Sunday, January 17, 31, Febru-         riod of time. Crochet is the perfect choice for that last-minute baby or holiday gift! In this
                                                       ary 14, 28, March 21, April 11, 18, 25       class, you will learn not only the basic crochet stitches and edgings, but you will also learn
                                                                                                    about gauge, yarn weights and correlating hooks, crochet tools, reading basic crochet
BULKY MITTENS                                                                                       directions, and the wealth of information available on yarn labels. Crochet is invaluable
                                                                                                    as an embellishment for knitted or woven projects, so come and join us to see what cro-
This is one of our all-time most popular classes because this is New England and we all
                                                                                                    chet can do for you! We will make a sampler towel, 2 potholders, a granny square trivet
need a pair of cozy, water-repellent mittens. Bulky Mittens is a non-threatening introduc-
                                                                                                    and a special little surprise. A Crochet I Handbook is included in the tuition.
tion (or reintroduction) to working with double-pointed needles - an essential skill used in
many of our classes. You will be pleased and surprised at how fast these simple mittens             Skill Level: Beginners.                               Tuition: $60.00
knit up - hopefully before you lose the only other pair you have!                                   Instructor: Sara Delaney                              Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
                                                                                                    Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn choice.           Date: Saturday, February 6, 13, 20,
Skill Level: Must know the long-tail cast-on,          Tuition: $50.00                                                                                    27, March 6, 13
how to knit, purl and bind off.                        Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Instructor: Leslie Ann Bestor                          Date: Monday, January 25, February           CROCHET MITTENS*
Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn choice.            1, 8                                         An easy pattern, beautiful materials and an afternoon (or morning) are all you need to
                                                                                                    make a great pair of mittens. The construction of these mittens make them easy to cus-
                                                                                                    tomize to almost any hand size, yarn choice or desired embellishment. These make great
NEW! ASYMMETRICAL WRAP
                                                                                                    last minute gifts, are a super travel project, and can be a great way to use up your stash!
This cozy wrap is made to button diagonally to one side. Quick and fun to work up in soft,          You may even find yourself making a pair for every day of the week!
bulky yarn, the wrap is made in 2 large rectangles in a wide stockinette/garter rib, and
sewn together. The seed stitch collar is picked up and knitted on later. This is a good             Skill Level: Crochet I or equivalent.                 Tuition: $35.00
project to get practice following easy stitch patterns, learn a basic seam, pick up and work        Instructor: Sara Delaney                              Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
collar stitches, and create and use I-cord.                                                         Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn choice.           Date: Monday, February 15, 22
Skill Level: Must know the long-tail cast-on and how to knit, purl and bind off.
                                                                                                    FIRST CROCHETED SWEATER*
Instructor: Beth Altimari                         Tuition: $50.00
                                                                                                    Have you dreamed of a way to use your crochet skills to create a beautiful cardigan that’s
Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn choice.       Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm                             lacy and perfect for layering? Well dream no more. Your first crochet cardigan has an
Required Booklet: Tahki Terra Collection Natural Date: Monday, February 1, 8, March 8               easy to memorize yet interesting lacy pattern stitch, the perfect amount of waist shaping
Landscape                                                                                           and can easily be made as a summer or 3-season piece depending on your yarn choices.
                                                                                                    Skill Level: Crochet I and II or equivalent.          Tuition: $65.00
FIRST PULLOVER**
                                                                                                    Instructor: Sara Delaney                              Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ready to move on from the world of scarves to the world of sweaters? In this class you
will make a basic worsted-weight pullover. The main goal of this class is to teach you how          Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn choice.           Date: Monday, March 1, 8, 22, April 5
to finish your sweater using vertical to vertical, horizontal to horizontal and vertical to hori-
zontal seaming techniques. You will also learn how to pick up neckline stitches correctly           ODDS AND ENDS
and discuss many tips and tricks of sweater-making, including blocking. This sweater
must be made for the person knitting it.
                                                                                                    1.   Class titles followed by two asterisks (**) denote a requirement for the Expert
Skill Level: Must know the long-tail cast-on and how to knit, purl, bind off and fix minor               Knitter Program and class titles followed by one asterisk (*) denote an ap-
mistakes without assistance. Intermediate.        Tuition: $100.00                                       proved elective.
Instructor: Beth Altimari                         Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm                           2.   Materials for all classes and drop-in sessions must be purchased at WEBS or
Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn choice.       Date: Tuesday, February 2, 16, March                   at WEBS Bead Store.
                                                  2, 16, 23, 30
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                                                                                                  ADVANCED FEARLESS FINISHING**
THE EDGE OF COLOR** with KRISTIN NICHOLAS
                                                                                                  The Fearless forge on...to pockets, zippers, hems, facings and other edging options!
Colorful edgings are an easy way to transform a basic stockinette stitch project into some-       Certain cast-on and bind-off methods beyond the basic ones will be studied and students
thing unique without a lot of time and effort. You’ll learn several different colorful stitches   will learn when to select (or substitute) them to enhance a garment structurally (not deco-
to make sculpted, ribbed, loopy and sturdy edgings on hats, mittens, pullovers and cardi-         ratively - that’s another class!). A toddler-sized sweater, hat and swatches are the pro-
gans.                                                                                             jects, and homework is necessary. Your hard work will be rewarded when you apply
                                                                                                  these techniques to your future knitted garments!
Skill Level: Intermediate.                           Tuition: $75.00
Materials Cost: Stash may be used.                   Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm                       Skill Level: This class is open only to those who have completed First Sweater and Fear-
Suggested Texts: Color by Kristin, Kristin Knits     Date: Saturday, June 5                       less Finishing.                            Tuition: $125.00
                                                                                                  Instructor: Dori Betjemann                 Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
CREATIVE EMBROIDERY FOR KNITS** with KRISTIN NICHOLAS                                             Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn        Date: Wednesday, February 3, 10, 24, March 3,
                                                                                                  choice.                                    10
Embroidery with a tapestry needle and knitting yarn is a fabulous way to add excitement
and interest to any piece of knitting. Best of all, it is quick to do, fun and so easy! Come
learn all the stitches that work beautifully on handknits. You’ll learn how to do duplicate       KNITTED FELTED SLIPPERS
stitch and ten free-form embroidery stitches which will add new dimension to your knitting.       Toasty feet, here we come! You will knit and then felt a pair of extra-thick wool slippers
Kristin will share the little tricks and techniques she has developed to give a professional      that will provide warmth and comfort you won’t believe. The modified clog shape is a
look to your embroidered knits.                                                                   favorite with everyone. Students will learn how to follow a pattern as well as learning
Skill Level: Intermediate.                               Tuition: $75.00                          shaping techniques using circular needles, short rows, increases and decreases. Class
                                                                                                  discussions will cover yarns for felting, the felting process, sizing the finished product and
Materials Cost: Stash may be used.                       Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm                    more. Non-skid options for the soles are available.
Suggested Texts: Color by Kristin, Kristin Knits         Date: Saturday, June 5                   Skill Level: Must know the long-tail cast-on, how to knit, purl, and bind off.
                                                                                                  Instructor: Beth Altimari                   Tuition:$65.00
NEW! A CORNUCOPIA OF CAST-ONS & A BEVY OF BIND-OFFS**                                             Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn         Time: 6:00pm - 8:00 pm
                                                                                                  choice.                                     Date: Thursday, February 4, 11, 25, March 4
Do you always use the same cast-ons and bind-offs for everything you knit? Here at
WEBS, we insist that everyone know the long-tail cast-on and the traditional bind-off, but
                                                                                                  EEK! STEEKS!*
there is a world of other methods out there that can make your knitted items look very
professional indeed: tubular cast-on and bind-off (also called grafting or Kitchener stitch       What on earth is a steek and why would you want to take this workshop? Well, steeking
bind-off), knitted cast-on, cable cast-on, picot cast-on and bind-off, chained cast-on, provi-    is a technique used to knit tubes without interruption for openings or sleeves until the
sional cast-on, knit 2 together bind-off, purl 2 together bind-off, I-cord bind-off, yarnover     end...and at the end, you cut your knitted tube in the places where you’d like to make an
bind-off, 3-needle bind-off and 3-needle yarnover bind-off… just to name a few. If you’d          opening or attach another piece, like a sleeve. This sounds really scary, but folks have
like to add more style to your knitting, come join us for this class.                             been doing it for Fair-Isle style sweaters for a really long time. This technique allows you
                                                                                                  to make uninterrupted stitch patterns, you don’t have to purl, and seaming is unneces-
Skill Level: Intermediate.                           Tuition: $35.00                              sary.
Instructor: Leslie Ann Bestor                        Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm                        Skill Level: Intermediate.                 Tuition: $30.00
Materials Cost: Stash possible.                      Date: Wednesday, June 9, 16                  Instructor: Annie Foley                    Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
                                                                                                  Materials Cost: Stash possible.            Date: Saturday, February 6

M ACHINE K NITTING                                                                                NEW! NORDIC LIGHTS CAPELET**
NEW! AN INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE KNITTING                                                          Brush up on your color-work skills by knitting this colorful Nordic-inspired capelet covered
                                                                                                  with traditional Scandinavian motifs. Because it is a wrap, there is minimal shaping and it
This two-day hands-on workshop will focus on the basic principles of machine knitting.
                                                                                                  works up quickly. Skills taught include working a gauge swatch in the round, reading
Students will explore texture, color, pattern and materials while learning a variety of knit-
                                                                                                  color charts, modifying a one-size pattern to fit the wearer and modifying a back and forth
ted structures and techniques. These may include Fair Isle patterning, stripes, hand ma-
                                                                                                  pattern to work in the round. Stranded knitting will be reviewed, but not taught.
nipulation of stitches, and short rowing. Students will be introduced to the functions of the
knitting machine, machine maintenance, use of tools and troubleshooting techniques.               Skill Level: Must have experience with double-stranded knitting. Advanced Intermediate.
Skill Level: Beginner.                                                                            Instructor: Annie Foley                               Tuition: $150.00
Instructor: Anne Emlein                    Tuition: $200.00                                       Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn choice.           Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Machine Rental Fee: $20.00                 Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm                                 Required Text: Wrap Style by Pam Allen &              Date: Sunday, Feb. 7, 14, March 7
Materials Cost: $30.00                     Date: Saturday & Sunday, May 22, 23                    Ann Budd
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                                                                                                 TOP DOWN HATS FOR ALL GAUGES AND ALL SEASONS
MITTENS & TOP-DOWN SOCKS FROM MEASUREMENTS**
In this class, you will make a pair of mittens and a pair of socks to your own measure-          Think you’ve got just enough of that gorgeous yarn for a hat? When you start from the
ments out of any yarn and at your own gauge using a tried and true formula. At the end           top, you can just keep knitting until you run out of yarn, trying it on as you go. And as a
of the class, you will be able to make mittens and socks for everyone you know and be            bonus, your hat is its own swatch! In this class, you will knit a hat that will fit your own
sure they will fit.                                                                              head, you’ll learn the basics of knitting hats from the top, discuss some simple ways to
                                                                                                 customize hats, and pick up some tips and tricks for casting on only a few circular stitches
Skill Level: Must have some experience with double-pointed needles. Intermediate.                and crafting professional-looking, stretchy cast-ons perfect for hats.
Instructor: Beth Altimari     Tuition: $100.00                                                   Skill Level: Must have experience with circular knitting. Tuition: $35.00
Materials Cost: Will depend Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm                                                Instructor: Erin Holman                                   Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
on yarn choice.               Date: Monday, February 15, 22, March 1, 15, 22, April 5            Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn choice.               Date: Wednesday, May 5, 12
NEW! THE DANISH SKRA-TROJE** with BETH BROWN-REINSEL                                             BEACH/MARKET BAG
This remarkable garment was created at the end of the 1800s. It is unusual in that most          Make this bag now and be able to use it at the beach or at farmer’s markets later this
Danish knitting of that time was of one color, while this skra-troje was knitted in navy and     spring and through the summer and fall. Made of durable (and washable) linen or linen
white. In this class, you will knit a sampler circularly to explore the following techniques:    blends, the bag is strong and will easily hold your swimsuit, towel, lotion and a picnic
working from a chart, working with 2 different sizes of yarn, seam stitches, the main motif,     lunch (and your knitting!) or a load of fresh produce. The bag is made in one piece by
the underarm half gusset, working with a yarn in each hand or with 2 yarns in the left           working mitered squares onto each other and adding a finished edge. The clever design
hand, purling in pattern with 2 yarns on the wrong side of the garment, creating a front slit,   has an open top with “peep-holes” worked all around the upper half and a secure bottom.
creating facings, a twined knitting braid on the cuff, an overlapped cuff slit, and assembly.    The instructor has reworked the handle for easier carrying.
Designing a skra-troje and weaving yarns to eliminate long floats in the back of the work        Skill Level: Must be very comfortable with knitting. Intermediate to Advanced.
will also be covered.                                                                            Instructor: Beth Altimari                            Tuition: $65.00
Skill Level: Must be experienced at reading charts and using double-pointed needles.             Required: Interweave Knits Spring 2009 issue         Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn      Tuition: $250.00                                        Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn choice.          Date: Monday, May 17, 24, June 7, 21
choice.                                  Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
                                         Date: Friday & Saturday, February 19, 20                NEW! PORTUGUESE KNITTING** with ANDREA WONG
                                                                                                 During this workshop knitters will have the opportunity to learn and practice the style of
FAIR ISLE TAM** with BETH BROWN-REINSEL                                                          knitting which is popular in Greece, Portugal, Egypt and Turkey. The main difference
This Fair Isle class is for knitters who would like to venture into two-color knitting but       between Portuguese knitting and English or Continental knitting is that the yarn is either
haven’t had the chance. A small tam comprised of ribbing, a border pattern area, and the         wrapped behind the neck or looped through a pin attached to the shoulder in order to
wheel area will be knitted on double-points or a circular needle, in four colors, although       maintain a constant tension. The advantages of this technique are: it’s faster than the
never more than two in a round. Techniques included in this workshop are: knitting with a        other types of knitting, it requires less hand movement - great for those suffering from
color in each hand, weaving yarns to reduce snagging, reading tam charts, knitting tradi-        arthritis or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, it helps maintain even tension - even for beginners.
tional peerie, border and wheel patterns, and shaping and finishing of the tam. The class
                                                                                                 Skill Level: Advanced Beginner.                     Tuition: $125.00
will end with a discussion of alternate ribbing treatments and designing your own tam.
                                                                                                 Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn choice.         Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Skill Level: Must have experience with double-pointed needles. Adventurous Intermedi-                                                                Date: Saturday, May 22
ate to Advanced                                   Tuition: $125.00
Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn choice.       Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
                                                                                                 NEW! ALL ABOUT SOCKS - PORTUGUESE STYLE** with ANDREA WONG
                                                  Date: Sunday, February 21
                                                                                                 This class will show how knitters can take advantage of the Portuguese style of knitting to
                                                                                                 knit all kinds of socks, including sideways socks and Fair Isle socks, plus all skills needed
ODDS AND ENDS                                                                                    to start and finish customized socks. The instructor will cover several socks, from a very
                                                                                                 easy one that requires only garter stitch to a classic sock. You will learn why Portuguese
1.   Books and knitting booklets required or suggested for classes are eligible for              style knitting gives you an advantage in knitting socks. In addition, you will learn elastic
     a 15% discount.                                                                             ways to cast on, 3 different heels, 3 different toe shapes, grafting Stockinette and garter
                                                                                                 and 3-needle bind-off. The class will even cover a sock worked inside-out with 2-color
2.   Any books (not booklets) combined with a yarn purchase totaling $60 are eligi-              knitting!
     ble for a discount of 20%. If your combined purchase totals $120 or more,
     your discount is 25%.                                                                       Skill Level: Experienced sock knitters only.        Tuition: $125.00
3.   Please bring a lunch if you are attending a full-day class.                                 Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn choice.         Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
                                                                                                                                                     Date: Sunday, May 23
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FIRST LACE SCARF/SHAWL                                                                           TOP DOWN RAGLAN SWEATER FROM MEASUREMENTS**
Learn how to knit lace using this lovely lace pattern. Skills taught are reading charts, knit-   Imagine this: no more dependence on patterns, no more endless purling, no more poor fit,
ting lace, swatching for lace, fixing mistakes and blocking lace. You will learn how to “read
                                                                                                 and most importantly, no more sewing seams!! The top-down raglan you knit will be your
your knitting” or understand how the pattern is taking shape on your needles. This stole/        own design and made to your own measurements...there is no pattern, only a formula to
scarf is done in a simple lace pattern that automatically pulls to the bias to make a paral-     plug your numbers into. This style of sweater is not only fun to make and very comfort-
lelogram shape instead of the usual rectangle.                                                   able, but it will also reflect your own unique sense of style. Please note that this sweater
Skill Level: Intermediate.                           Tuition: $50.00                             must be made for the person knitting it and the knitter must have a real sense of adven-
Instructor: Annie Foley                              Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm                     ture!
Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn choice.          Date: Saturday, April 3, 10, May 8          Skill Level: Advanced - must have      Tuition: $65.00
                                                                                                 made sweaters previously.              Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm; 1st class 6:00pm -
                                                                                                 Instructor: Erin Holman                9:00pm
NEW! ARGYLE SOCKS with ANNE BERK                                                                 Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn    Date: Thursday, February 25, March 4, 25,
In this class you will learn basic construction of hand-knitting argyle socks, flat. We will     choice.                                April 1
cover the Intarsia technique, adding strands, strand management, weaving in ends. How            Required Text: Knitting from the Top Down by Barbara Walker
to follow a chart, work heel and gusset flat, and join with argyle gusset to knit foot in the
round. We will also talk about yarn and color selection. There is a lot of informa-              NEW! WARM KNITTED FELTED HATS - 3 BRIM STYLES
tion to cover – ability to multi-task and a sense of humor are helpful!
                                                                                                 Cozy and stylishly designed, these 3 knitted hats are easy to work up, and quick to felt.
Skill Level: Advanced.                               Tuition: $125.00                            Worked on big circular needles with worsted weight yarn, they will be ready to wear on
Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn choice.          Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm                      snowy days or frigid cold evenings. The pattern contains all 3 styles; roll brim, wider flat
                                                                                                 brim, and a gentle bell brim. Students will learn simple shaping and basic knitted felting
                                                     Date: Saturday, April 17
                                                                                                 techniques, and get practice knitting in the round. This is a good project for new knitters to
                                                                                                 try circular needles. A great, fast, winter carry-along project.
NEW! TOE-UP 2-AT-A-TIME SOCKS with Melissa Morgan-Oakes                                          Skill Level: Must know the long-tail cast-on, how to knit, purl and bind off. Advanced
                                                                                                 Beginner.                                          Tuition: $35.00
What could be better than socks knitted 2-at-a-Time? Why 2-at-a-Time socks knitted from
the toes to the top, of course! Now there’s no “second sock syndrome", and you can build         Instructor: Beth Altimari                          Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
your socks from the toes up – no yarn shortage surprises, you can make a cuff shorter if         Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn choice.        Date: Friday, March 5, 19
need be, and can try your socks on as you go! Under the guidance of the creator of this
novel knitting method, students will create their own miniature sample socks using the           INTRODUCTION TO KNITTING WITH BEADS**
technique outlines in the book Toe Up 2-at-a-Time Socks.                                         There are 3 ways to add beads to your knitting. The usual way is to pre-string your beads
                                                                                                 and knit them on as you go with garter stitch, stockinette, slip stitches, between purl
Skill Level: Experienced sock knitters only.         Tuition: $55.00
                                                                                                 stitches, through a stitch or on a yarn-over. You can even cast on with beads. The sec-
Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn choice.          Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm                      ond method involves using a small steel crochet hook that fits through the hole in the
Required Text: Toe-Up 2 at-a-Time Socks              Date: Saturday, May 1                       bead; pre-stringing is not necessary. The third way to add beads to your knitting is to sew
                                                                                                 them directly onto the knitted fabric. If you would like to add a little (or a lot of) bling to
                                                                                                 your knitted projects, please join us for this workshop.
THE MAGICAL MOEBIUS
                                                                                                 Skill Level: Must know the long-tail cast-on and be comfortable with knitting, purling,
Can you knit a circular scarf without seams? Impossible, but the answer is yes! This             yarn-overs and binding off. Intermediate.
technique is mysterious but amazingly simple. You will learn the cast-on technique that          Instructor: Pixie Benoist                                   Tuition: $35.00
begins the adventure and make a sumptuous scarf that drapes in a sensuous fold - and it
                                                                                                 Suggested Text: Knit One, Bead Too by Judith Durant         Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
will boggle the mind of all who try to figure out how you made it without seams! From
there, you will explore 3-dimensional shapes: baskets, bags and hats that can be made            Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn and bead choice.        Date: Saturday, March 6
using the moebius technique. You must bring with you the willingness to set logic aside
and follow directions blindly.

Skill Level: Intermediate.                       Tuition: $50.00                                 All knitting classes at WEBS (except Knitting I) require the partici-
Instructor: Leslie Ann Bestor                    Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm                           pants to be able to execute the long-tail (sometimes called the
Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn choice.      Date: Monday, May 3, 10, 17                     sling-shot) cast-on. Please come to one of our four free drop-ins if
Required Text: A Second Treasury of Magical Knitting by Cat Bordhi                               you need to learn this cast-on before taking a class.
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NEW! ESTONIAN LACE** with NANCY BUSH                                                           NEW! THE MAGIC LOOP
                                                                                               For those of you who haven’t yet heard of the Magic Loop, you will be surprised and
Estonia has a lace tradition spanning nearly 200 years. Learn about the unique stitch
                                                                                               thrilled to know that you can knit all kinds of items that usually require double-pointed
patterns, creative shawl construction, and history of these lovely garments. This workshop
                                                                                               needles with one long (40”) circular needle. In fact, all you may need for needles now on
will begin with students learning the techniques for knitting Estonian lace; making the
                                                                                               are 40” circulars in every size! In this class you will make an easy toe-up baby sock,
main pattern with some unique stitches and adding several styles of edges including one
                                                                                               beginning with a figure 8 cast-on. Once you have learned this technique, it will be easy
with mitered corners. Students will have the skills to make several styles of shawls and
                                                                                               for you expand your thinking to many other circular needle possibilities, such as 2-At-A-
scarves at the end of this workshop.
                                                                                               Time Socks (See page 18.)
Skill Level: Advanced.                              Tuition: $250.00
                                                                                               Skill Level: Must have experience with circular needles.         Tuition: $30.00
Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn choice.         Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
                                                                                               Instructor: Elisabeth Parker                                     Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Suggested Text: Knitted Lace of Estonia (Bush)      Date: Friday & Saturday, March 12, 13
                                                                                               Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn choice.                      Date: Saturday, March 13
                                                                                               Required Booklet: The Magic Loop by Bev Galeskas

                                                                                               FEARLESS FINISHING**
NEW! TRADITIONAL ESTONIAN MITTENS** with NANCY BUSH                                            If you have knitted a sweater or two, but still don’t feel in control of the finishing process,
Learn about Estonian knitting traditions through their unique mittens. Students will begin     this class is for you. Working on a mini-sweater and swatches, you will review basic in-
a mitten and learn some interesting Estonian techniques: a special cast-on, unique cuff        visible seaming and then move on to seaming ribbing, garter stitch, and seed stitch.
treatment and knitted braids traditional to Kihnu Island.                                      Prerequisite: First Pullover or First Cardigan. Some experience with invisible seaming,
                                                                                               picking up stitches, etc. is a must!              Tuition: $100.00
Skill Level: Advanced - double stranding & dpns.               Tuition: $125.00
Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn choice.                    Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm          Skill Level: Advanced Intermediate              Time: 10:00am—1:00pm
Suggested Text: Folk Knitting in Estonia by Nancy Bush         Date: Sunday, March 14          Instructor: Pixie Benoist                       Date: Saturday, March 20, 27, April
                                                                                               Materials Cost: Will depend on yarn choice.     10, 24
                                                                                               Required Text:Seven Things that can “Make or Break” a Sweater by Margaret Fisher

STITCHES I: KNITTING WITH COLOR**                                                              ARAN AFGHAN SQUARE OF THE MONTH CLUB*
This class is taught as a series of 5 separate workshops with 4 different instructors. The     Each month for 12 months, using one of the wonderful books from The Great American
workshops may be taken as a group to satisfy the Expert Knitter Program requirement, or        Afghan series, you will tackle one of 20 Aran squares and, in the process, learn many
individually by those who are not in the Program. Each workshop will include chart read-       new techniques. Each square is a mini-knitting lesson. This is a great portable project
ing, symbology and color advice. Each workshop will produce a small project. If you            that you can turn into a family heirloom while learning techniques you might never have
take all 5 workshops, there is a special price of: $120.00                                     tried on your own. Tuition includes the Great American Aran Afghan book and 12
                                                                                               skeins of Valley Yarns Northampton, in the color of your choice.
Workshop 1: Introduction to the Knit One Below Technique
Instructor: Pixie Benoist     Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm      Date: Sunday, March 14                Skill Level: Adventurous Intermediate.     Tuition: $120.00
                                                                                               to Advanced.                               Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Workshop 2: Introduction to Intarsia.
                                                                                               Instructor: Erin Holman                    Date: Sunday, 3/21, 4/18, 5/16, 6/20, 7/18, 8/15,
Instructor: Marion Halpern    Time: 1:00m - 4:00pm             Date: Sunday, April 18
                                                                                               Materials Cost: Yarn is provided.          9/19, 10/17, 11/21, 12/19, 1/16, 2/20
Workshop 3: Introduction to Slip Stitch Knitting.                                              SWEATER CONSTRUCTION**
Instructor: Leslie Ann Bestor Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm            Date: Sunday, May 2
                                                                                               No hard hat required to enter this construction zone - all you need are needles, yarn and
Workshop 4: Introduction to Double-Stranded (fair-isle) Knitting                               measurements to build a sweater! Our goal is to lay a solid foundation, so this class will
                                                                                               focus on understanding and executing basic sweater construction principles You will gen-
Instructor: Cheryl Burke     Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm           Date: Sunday, June 6              erate a stockinette stitch set-in sleeve pullover with a round or V-neck in bottom up pieces
                                                                                               to your desired fit. If you want to have more control over the sweaters you knit, or want to
Stitches I Loose Ends/Wrap-Up/Class:
                                                                                               launch yourself into design, this class is an essential first step.
Instructor: TBD            Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm               Date: Sunday, June 13
                                                                                               Skill Level:First Sweater, Fearless Finishing, Advanced Fearless Finishing. Advanced.
Skill Level: Must be very comfortable with the long-tail cast-on, knitting, purling, binding   Instructor: Dori Betjemann       Tuition: $125.00
off, and fixing mistakes. Intermediate.                                                        Materials Cost: Will depend Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuition per workshop: $30.00                       Tuition for Wrap-Up: $20.00                 on yarn choice.                  Date: Sunday, March 28, April 11, 25, May 16, 23

				
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