Fiber Arts Classes

Interested in learning how to knit, spin, weave, crochet, card/blend fibers, 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 5 participants so please call us at 717.898.8020 to reserve your seat.

  • Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 10:30am-12:30pm (this class is filled)
  • Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 10:30am-12:30pm (this class is filled)
  • Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 10:30am-12:30pm (this class is filled)
  • Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 10:30am-12:30pm (this class is filled)
  • Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 10:30am-12:30pm (this class is filled)
  • Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 10:30am-12:30pm

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

Beginning Knitting - What Comes Next? with Cathy Briscoe

Congratulations! You have learned how to knit and purl but you are getting a little tired of making garter or stockinette stitch scarves. This class is designed to build your confidence as a new knitter and to progress to combining your knits and purls to create interesting textured stitches. Come spend some time with Cathy and she will also take the mystery out of reading and selecting a pattern and yarn (including what all that stuff on the yarn ball means). Bring some yarn and needles so that you can play and practice some new stitch combinations.

  • Date: Saturday, February 14, 2015 1:00-3:00pm
  • Fee: $45.00 per person, plus materials
  • Class Size: maximum of 8 students
  • Skill Requirements: somewhat comfortable with cast-on, knit, purl, bind off

Fixing Mistakes in your knitting with Cathy Briscoe

In this very popular class you will learn how to fix mistakes without tearing out your entire project while also learning tips to help avoid mistakes. This class will cover fixing dropped stitches, knit stitches that should have been purled and visa versa, mis-crossed cables, and dropped yarn overs. Cathy will also help with any problems you have that are not listed so be sure to bring your mistakes along to class.

There will be homework knitting of small swatches with deliberate errors that should be completed prior to class.

Note: cable corrections will be covered at the end of class, if you have never knit cables you can just skip out early or stay around, you may learn something new.

  • Date: Saturday January 10, 2015, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Registration: Call Flying Fibers at (717) 898-8020 to register for class.
  • Fee: $30.00 per person, plus materials
  • Class Size: maximum of 8 students
  • Skill Requirements: comfortable with cast-on, knit, purl, simple increases and decreases, bind off

Twigg Stitch Sampler Workshop with Vicki Twigg

Flying Fibers is delighted to welcome Vicki Twigg, creator of the "Twigg Stitch" to our shop on for another Beginner "Twigg Stitch Class" A New Twist on Reversible Knitting"

Discover a new type of color knitting that produces a fully reversible fabric with mirrored or completely different sides. Worked by knitting two yarns at the same time, the Twigg stitch allows the knitter to create two completely different fabrics. Not only can the knitter create simple reversible color work, but also different cable patterns or even lace that is a different color on each side. This unique and fascinating technique is not difficult to master. Anyone with basic knitting skills can quickly learn in this 3 hour, one day class. Vicki will teach you the techniques needed to master this new stitch.

  • Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015, 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Registration: Call Flying Fibers at (717) 898-8020 to register for class. Class must be paid in full at time of registration. Credit cards accepted for the over phone registrations.
  • Fee: $45.00 per person, plus materials
  • Class Size: maximum of 8 students. CLASS IS FILLED.
  • Skill Requirements: cast-on, knit, purl, increase and decrease, bind off
  • Note: Materials list and suggested yarns which are available at Flying Fibers will be given at registration.

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: January 31, 2015 10:00am-1:00pm
  • 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.
  • Class Size: maximum of 8 students
  • Note: Materials list and suggested yarns which are available at Flying Fibers will be given at registration

February Stitch of the Month: Double Knitting with Cathy Briscoe

Here is an alternative way of knitting 2-color patterns. In this class you will learn how to use 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 for example, Yellow as the dominant color, while on the reverse side the yellow will switch places with the brown. If you can knit, purl and work single 1x1 ribbing, you can work double knitting.

  • Dates: Saturday, February 14, 2015
  • Time: 10:00am-12:00 noon
  • 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

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, March 21, 2015
  • Time: 1:00-3:00pm
  • 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

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 throughout the entire week including weekends and evenings. 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, learn a few basic crochet, stitches 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: $25.00 per hour per person (reduced pricing for groups)

Pick Your Own Topic - Knitting or Crochet

Instructor: Jeri Robinson-Lawrence, Irina Lawrence, Cathy Briscoe 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: $25.00 per hour per person (reduced pricing for groups)

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