Fiber Arts Classes

Interested in learning how to knit, spin, weave, crochet, card, or felt? Flying Fibers can help. We offer a variety of group and individual classes to meet your fiber art needs. Whether you are a beginner or are seeking more advanced content we can offer assistance. Feel free to browse our selection of upcoming classes. If you don't see something in particular, you may contact us to set up a special individual or group class.

Free Beginning Knitting Classes

Learn to knit in these free classes for beginners that are offered regularly. Sessions are taught by Jeri Robinson-Lawrence. Class size is limited to 8 participants so please call us at 717.898.8020 to reserve your seat.

  • Dates Available:
  • Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 10:30am-12:30pm

Group Classes: Knitting, Crochet, Spinning, Carding, Felting

Spice Up Your Spinning!

Instructor: Arlene Thayer, The Spin Artiste

Let's have some fun and shake up the way we spin yarns!  This class is aimed at the spinner who wants to open up new possibilities in their spinning practice through guided challenges.  This is a chance to kick back, let go, break the rules and spin for pure fun.  We will build on things the student already knows as well as introducing new techniques as needed to make yarns that will lead us to new artistic directions.

  • Supplies:  Participants should bring their spinning wheel, a mixture of fibers of at least 4 to 8 oz to spin as well as fiber for a sharing table as well as an assortment of threads, cone yarns, crochet cotton, novelty yarns, fabric scraps, scarves, leather pieces, lace, etc.  Scissors, needle and thread, and a kniddy knoddy may also be needed.

  • DATE: Saturday, July 19, 2014 (New date to be added soon)
  • TIME: 1:00-4:00pm
  • FEE: $30.00
  • SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced (no beginning spinners)
  • CLASS SIZE: 4-8 students

Color Carding with Jeri Robinson-Lawrence

Learn to use hand cards, a blending board, a drum carder, and the Ashford Wild Carder for creating one of a kind colorways for your spinning.

  • Skill Requirements: Just a love of fiber: no skills required
  • Date: Saturday, August 16, 2014
  • Time: 10:00-12:00 noon
  • Registration: Stop in or call Flying Fibers at (717) 898-8020 to reserve your seat
  • Fee: Free class, you just pay for the cost of roving if you wish to try blending fibers.
  • Class Size: maximum of 6 students

Group Knitting Classes

Top Down Socks for Beginners with Cathy Briscoe

Socks are the greatest project for knitting on the go; they are a small, portable and can be easily knit anywhere, even in a confining airplane seat.

Using a mini sock pattern (provided by instructor), you will learn how to knit a complete sock in the round, from casting on the cuff to grafting the toe. This class will be chocked full of Cathy's personal tips and tricks for knitting in the round on double point needles, including; keeping your cast on from twisting, obtaining a custom fit, the best way to work in your ends, how to remember grafting without a cheat sheet and many more hints based on her vast experience knitting socks.

  • Skill Requirements: cast-on, knit, and purl
  • Dates/Time: Saturday August 30th 2014 12:00 noon -3:00pm
  • Registration: Stop in or call Flying Fibers at (717) 898-8020 to register for class. A 50% deposit will be due within 5 days of registration, credit cards accepted over phone.
  • Fee: $35.00 per person, plus materials. Class Size: maximum of 8 students
  • Note: Materials list and suggested yarns which are available at Flying Fibers will be given at registration

Knitting with Beads with Jeri Robinson-Lawrence

Have you always wanted to incorporate beads into your knitting? This beaded cuff designed by Laura Nelkin is the perfect project. The kit included in this class has almost everything you need to make a the Stereo Cuff in one of three sizes.

  • Dates/Time: Saturday October 4th 2014 10:30am to 12:30noon
  • Skill Requirements: cast-on, knit, purl, cast off
  • Fee: $18.00+tax (the cost of the cost of the kit) Kit includes Pattern, light fingering weight yarn in mercerized pima cotton (100% cotton), 5 grams each of 3 colors of Size 8 glass seed beads 2 snap clasps & floss threader. Other materials needed will be size 2 DPNs and Sewing thread & needle to sew on clasps
  • Class Size: Limited to 8 students

Dreambird Shawl with Cathy Briscoe

This Dreambird class is being taught with permission of designer Nadita Swings

Swing Knitting™is a very special practice of short row knitting - a very old technique. But we will use it to form a very special design.

Why is it called Swing-Knitting™? Well, that's because swing-knitting™"swings"-it's like knitting music! You knit with only one color at a time, and your "knitting melody" gives the beat. You knit "stanzas" - defined knitted areas. This kind of knitting is at the same time exciting and relaxing - it just "swings"! Like instruments in a Big Band, the knitted stanzas of the whole knitting swing together: they seem to move with each other, side by side, one upon the other. And even the keenest knitter won't see at once how you have worked THIS pattern!
The pattern is open to creativity. Use yarns that make you happy. Just make sure the yarn weights are of a compatible size with each other. You can add as many feather sections, as you want. The photo in the pattern has 22 feathers and the photo above has 23 feathers.

  • Skill Requirements: cast-on, knit, and purl
  • Dates/Time: Friday August 8th 2014 12:00 noon -3:00pm or Friday August 15th 12:00noon - 3:00pm
  • Registration: Stop in or call Flying Fibers at (717) 898-8020 to register for class. A 50% deposit will be due within 5 days of registration, credit cards accepted over phone.
  • Fee: $45.00 per person, plus materials & you must buy pattern on ravelery prior to the start of class http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dreambird-kal
  • Class Size: maximum of 8 students

Toe Up Sock Class with Jan Hamby

Learn how to use an in-the-round cast on to start your toe up socks and how to create a slip stitch heel that mimics traditional cuff down sock knitting. Finish up with a review of several bind offs that give you a plenty of stretch at the top of your cuff. The class project will be a quick to knit baby booty that teaches you all the techniques and provides you with a fabulous gift. You will use a heavy worsted or bulky weight yarn and size 4 or 5 double pointed needles (or long circular if you prefer magic loop technique). The pattern for the class project is "Fast Baby Booties" and is a free Ravelry download.

  • Dates/Time: Spring Class Completed. New dates to be announced for future. Call if interested.
  • Registration: Stop in or call Flying Fibers at (717) 898-8020 to register for class. A 50% deposit will be due within 5 days of registration, credit cards accepted over phone.
  • Fee: $30.00 per person, plus materials (pattern is included in class cost) Class Size: maximum of 8 students
  • Note: Materials list and suggested yarns which are available at Flying Fibers will be given at registration

Knitting in Circles with Judy Leece

Don't fear knitting in circles learn how to knit circles using the Magic Loop technique to make a handy felted trivit or coater that you can use on your Thanksgiving table, or for holiday gifts. This class will teach you what you need to know to make circles in many more projects such as shawls.

  • Skill Requirements: Know how to Cast on, Knit, Purl and Simple increases
  • Date/Time: Sept. 9th 2014 5:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Registration: Call Flying Fibers at (717) 898-8020 to register for class. A 50% deposit will be due within 5 days of registration
  • Fee: $35 + materials. Class Size: maximum of 6

Control Your Colors with Jan Hamby

Variegated yarns are so much fun to knit - and did you know you can control how the colors "paint" your knitting? Learn the basic concepts for controlling the pooling of colors in your variegated knits and get started on a fantastic "argyle" scarf. The results will amaze you! Handpainted yarns are identifiable by untwisting the skein and looking at the circle of yarn, you should see patches of color going around the loop - not spatters of color all over. Check with the shop staff to help you with your selection.

  • Skill Requirements: cast on, knit, purl, and bind off.
  • Date/Time: Wed. September 17th 5:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Registration: Call Flying Fibers at (717) 898-8020 to register for class. A 50% deposit will be due within 5 days of registration, credit cards accepted for the over phone registrations.
  • Fee: $30 + materials. Class Size: maximum of 8 students
  • Note: Materials list and suggested yarns available at Flying Fibers will be given at registration.

Aran Christmas Stocking with Cathy Briscoe

It's time to think Christmas Knitting. Knit this beautiful heirloom Christmas stocking while learning or reviewing the following techniques: provisional cast on, knitted I cord, picot hem, cables, chart reading, and decorative decreasing for the toe.

  • Skill Requirements: cast-on, knit, and purl
  • Dates/Time: Saturday September 15th 2014 1:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Registration: Stop in or call Flying Fibers at (717) 898-8020 to register for class. A 50% deposit will be due within 5 days of registration, credit cards accepted over phone.
  • Fee: $40.00 ($35 class fee + $5 pattern cost)al
  • Class Size: maximum of students

Knitting Stitch of the Month With Cathy Briscoe

Expert knitter and knitwear designer Cathy Briscoe will help you take your knitting to the next level one month at a time. Join her once a month to learn new stitches and techniques. You can take all or one of these classes throughout the year and you will learn something new each month. You will make a small project (washcloth, swatch or hat) in each class and you will see other patterns that these stitches can be used for.

Learn the Linen Stitch

In this class you will learn how to knit the linen stitch using 3 colors of yarn, (great for using up leftover yarns in soilds and/or variegated)

You will learn how to carry your yarn up along the selvage edge so there will be only 2 ends to work in, and how to make the self fringing scarf (no ends to work in). For this class we will make a small practice project that can be used as a washcloth or coaster so that you can perfect your technique before beginning the scarf.

  • Dates/Time: Saturday September 13th 2014 10:00am to 12noon
  • Skill Requirements: cast-on, knit, purl, cast off
  • Fee: $30.00 per person, plus materials. Materials list and suggested yarns which are available at Flying Fibers will be given at registration
  • Class Size: Limited to 8 students

Cable Without Fear

Cable-knit sweaters and accessories are time-honored classics in the knitting world cables are a combination of knitted stitches done to resemble twisted rope. Take all the fear out of knitting cables in this class by knitting a pretty cable brimmed pillbox style hat, you will learn the skills you will need to finish it up on your own. If you feel adventuresome, Cathy will teach you how to use a provisional cast on technique so that you can seam your hat invisibly and knit the crown in the round. This hat pattern offers a great opportunity to learn and perfect techniques that can frustrate novice knitters, such as picking up stitches along the edge, and grafting knit/purl patterns. If you are afraid to try the grafting Cathy will also be showing you how to take the easy way out by following the pattern as written.

  • Dates/Time: Saturday October 11th 2014 10:00am to 12noon
  • Skill Requirements: cast-on, knit, purl, cast off
  • Fee: $30.00 per person, plus materials. Materials list and suggested yarns which are available at Flying Fibers will be given at registration
  • Class Size: Limited to 8 students

Brioche Knit Hat

For Centuries Brioche Stitch has been used for its extreme warmth. Although the 2 colored vertical stripes look difficult to knit the stitch can be quickly mastered and fun  to knit. Come join the fun by learning 2 color cast on, the Brioche st.,and Brioche decreasing. This extra warm hat will make a great gift for the men in your life, by knitting it in their favorite team's colors.

  • Dates/Time: Saturday November 8th 2014. 10:00am to 12noon
  • Skill Requirements: Cast-on, knit, purl, yarn-over, cast off. Must know how to use Long Tail cast on
  • Fee: $30.00 per person, plus materials. Materials list and suggested yarns which are available at Flying Fibers will be given at registration
  • Class Size: Limited to 8 students

English Mesh Lace

English Mesh lace is the perfect pattern for new lace knitters to learn to "read" their knitting, you will learn to "see" your lace and find it's rhythm. In this class you will start a swatch that you can continue on into a scarf.

  • Dates/Time: Saturday December 13th 2014. 10:00am to 12noon
  • Skill Requirements: cast-on, knit, purl, yarn-over, cast off
  • Fee: $30.00 per person, plus materials. Materials list and suggested yarns which are available at Flying Fibers will be given at registration
  • Class Size: Limited to 8 students

Two color stranded Knitting - Saturday, January 10th

This is a great pattern stitch for learning two-stranded color knitting, without having to worry about long carries of the unused color. I will share my excellent tips for keeping your stitches loose, by helping you to understand the relationship between the worked stitches, your floats and your gauge.

  • Dates/Time: Saturday January 10th 2014. 10:00am to 12noon
  • Skill Requirements: cast-on, knit, purl, yarn-over, cast off
  • Fee: $30.00 per person, plus materials. Materials list and suggested yarns which are available at Flying Fibers will be given at registration
  • Class Size: Limited to 8 students

Double Knitting

Here is an alternative way of knitting 2-color patterns, using the same chart from, last month's Nell pattern.
If you attended last month's class on two colored stranded knitting, you learned that keeping your tension even could be challenging. In this class you will learn how to use the same colored stranded charts to create a reversible double-sided fabric. The design will show as pictured on one side and in negative on the reverse side. In other words, the one side of your work will have the Yellow (as pictured) as the dominant color, while on the reverse side the yellow will switch places with the brown. If can knit, purl and work single 1x1 ribbing, you can work double knitting.

  • Dates/Time: Saturday February 13th 2014. 10:00am to 12noon
  • Skill Requirements: cast-on, knit, purl, yarn-over, cast off
  • Fee: $30.00 per person, plus materials. Materials list and suggested yarns which are available at Flying Fibers will be given at registration
  • Class Size: Limited to 8 students

Needle Felting

Intro to Needle Felting with Judy Leece

In this class you will be introduced to the felting needle and learn the how and why this simple tool can produce beautiful artwork either flat or three dimensional. Your project for this class will be a needle felted butterfly.

  • Skill Requirements: No experience necessary- just a willingness to learn
  • Date/Time: Aug 5th 2014 5:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Registration: Call Flying Fibers at (717) 898-8020 to register for class. A 50% deposit will be due within 5 days of registration
  • Fee: $20 + materials. Class Size: maximum of 10 students (open to ages 12 and up)

Intermediate Needle Felting with Judy Leece

If you already know the basics of needle felting and have been playing with needle felting a little bit but would like to advance to try a 3-D project this is the class for you. Judy will show you how to turn roving into 3 dimemsional objects.
Skill Requirements: Have played around with needle felting and are comfortable using a felting needle or if you take the into class the previous week you can take this class.
Date/Time: Aug 12th 2014 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Registration: Call Flying Fibers at (717) 898-8020 to register for class. A 50% deposit will be due within 5 days of registration
Fee: $20 + materials. Class Size: maximum of 10 students (open to ages 12 and up)

Individual Class Options - Call to Schedule

Individual Classes

We also offer classes on an indidvidual basis so that we may meet your time needs. Flying Fibers teachers offer knitting, crochet and spinning on a one-on-one (unless otherwise requested for your small group) basis and may be scheduled to your convenience. Any topics are possible with a sample of ideas below. Just give us a call and we will work to meet your fiber arts needs.

Spinning Lessons for Beginners

Instructor: Ellen Anderson

Have you always wanted to learn to spin your own yarn? Spinning lessons are approximately three hours and are given one-on-one or take the class with a friend and learn together. You will begin by learning fiber preparation techniques, and then learn to spin on a drop spindle, followed by learning to spin on a wheel (we have wheels for you to use, or bring your own). By the time class is over you will have your first skein of 2-ply yarn to take home, along with your very own drop spindle to continue spinning.

  • No experience necessary just a willingness to learn.
  • Dates: Scheduled on a one-on-one basis, dates & times flexible. Mondays thru Sundays. Call Flying Fibers at (717)898.8020 to schedule.
  • Cost: $60.00 per person. All materials and use of wheels included.

Beginning Crochet

Instructor: Janet Landvater

This class will teach you everything you need to know to start off on your crochet adventure. You will learn how to chain on, crochet, and finish.

  • Requirements: an interest in learning how to crochet.
  • Date: Call Flying Fibers at (717)898-8020 to schedule for yourself or group.
  • Cost: $15.00 per hour per person.

Pick Your Own Topic - Knitting or Crochet

Instructor: Jeri Robinson-Lawrence, Irina Lawrence, Tina Volz or Janet Landvater

Need to learn something specific? Want to make your first sweater but need a little guidance? Trying a new technique? Whatever you want to learn about knitting and crochet is possible at Flying Fibers. Just give us a call and we can get you started.

  • Date: Call Flying Fibers at (717)898-8020 to schedule for yourself or group.
  • Cost: $15.00 per hour per person.

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