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.

  • Dates Available
  • Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 10:30am-12:30pm (this class is filled)
More dates to be scheduled soon, plese call to put your name on the waiting list.

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

Twigg Stitch Sampler Work Shop 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 24th 2015 10:30am to 1:30pm
  • 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
  • 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.

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: Saturday December 27th 10:00am to 12noon
  • 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

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.

Brioche Knit Hat - November 8, 2014

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

Don't Fear Cables - October 11, 2015

Cable-knit sweaters and accessories are time-honored classics in the knitting world, cables are simply a combination of knitted stitches done to resemble twisted rope. Take all the fear out of knitting cables in this class where you will make a cable hat based on the "Wensleydale Sheep Shop Knitwear Collection Hat and Mitten" pattern. Cathy will get you started knitting this pretty cable brimmed pillbox style hat, the hat is knit flat and you will learn the skills you will need to finish it up on your own. So bring your pretty project yarn and some scrap yarn for playing around. If you feel adventuresome, she 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 sometimes frustrate novice knitters, such as picking up stitches along the edge, and grafting knit/purl patterns. If you are afraid to try the grafting I will also be showing you how to take the easy way out by following the pattern as written.

  • Dates/Time: New date to be scheduled soon
  • 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

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: New date to be announced
  • Skill Requirements: cast-on, knit, purl, cast off
  • Fee: $17.00+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

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

Sampler Shawl with Cathy Briscoe

Take your knitting to the next level. This Shawl pattern has been custom designed as a teaching tool; encompassing 6 different increase techniques, 3 different decrease stitches, two simple lace patterns, knitting mock cables and bobbles. The shawl begins with 20 rows of simple garter stitch and builds through 7 different stitch patterns. Each new stitch pattern was selected to gently move the knitter to the next skill level, Homework will be required between class sessions.

  • Skill Requirements: cast on, knit, purl, and bind off.
  • Dates: 4 sessions November 1, 8, 22, and December 13, 12:30-2:30pm
  • Registration: Call Flying Fibers at (717) 898-8020 to register for class. A 50% deposit will be due within 5 days of registration with the balance of class fee paid at the first session. Credit cards accepted for the over phone registrations.
  • Fee: $100.00 plus materials (/That's only $25.00 per session!) The yarn cost is approx. $21 to $25 depending on yarn selected.
  • Class Size: maximum of 8 students
  • Note: Materials list and suggested yarns which are available at Flying Fibers will be given at registration

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: To be announced
  • Time:
  • 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

EZ Vest with Judy Leece

This Elizabeth Zimmermann (E-Z) vest (also know by "Ribwarmer) is the perfect pattern to learn some new techniques and finish with a cozy vest to wear into fall. This is a 3 session class and you will need to complete the sections of knitting between classes.

  • Skill Requirements: Know how to Cast on, Knit, and Bind off
  • Date/Time: This class is 3 sessions Wednesday's October 29th, Nov.5th & Nov. 12th 2014 6pm 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: $60.00 + materials -pattern must be purchased separately it is available at Schoolhouse press or the Knitting Workshop book by Elizabeth Zimmermann or Knitter's Magazine 5, Fall/Winter 1986

December Stitch of the Month: English Mesh Lace

with Cathy Briscoe

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 (this class date is filled- call to put your name on the waiting list for the next scheduled class)
  • 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

January Stitch of the Month: Two color stranded Knitting with Cathy Bricoe

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 2015, 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

February Stitch of the Month: Double Knitting with Cathy Briscoe

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 for example, Yellow 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 14th 2015. 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

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, 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.

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.

Needle Felting

Intro to Needle Felting with Jane Kintzi

In this class you will be introduced to the art of 3-D needle felting needle and learn the how and why a simple tool can produce beautiful artwork either flat or three dimensional.

  • Skill Requirements: No experience necessary- just a willingness to learn
  • Date/Time: January 3rd 2015 10:30am to 12:30pm
  • Registration: Call Flying Fibers at (717) 898-8020 to register for class. A 50% deposit will be due within 5 days of registration.
  • Fee: $30.00 - plus materials
  • Class Size: Limited to 6 students (ages 8 and up welcome, but youth under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult taking the class)

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