• Knit • Spin • Crochet • Felt •

Interested in learning how to knit, spin, crochet, 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.

Knitting Group Classes

Blocking and Fiber Care with Cathy Briscoe

To block or not to block, that is the question. Blocking your finished knit or crochet item is essential for a more professional looking garment. But what is the best way to block, wet block or steam block? Blocking before or after seaming? Using blocking wires? Fixing problems with blocking? Cathy will provide space saving tips for blocking while discussing options for handling wool, cotton, and synthetic fibers.

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Fee: $30.00 per person, no additional materials required
Class Size: maximum of 8 students
Skill Requirements: None

Slip Stitch/Mosaic Knitting with Cathy Briscoe

Slipping stitches is a fun and easy way to add interesting texture or color to your knitting. Slipped Stitch (Mosaic) knitting with color is easy, working only one single color per row. As simple as knitting stripes. Explore different stitch patterns, including linen stitch in this class. Dig deep through your stash and bring some beautiful colors.

  • Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015
  • Time: 12:30 - 2:30 pm
  • Fee: $30.00 per person, plus materials
  • Class Size: maximum of 8 students
  • Skill Requirements: Cast-on, Knit, Purl.
The class is opened to knitters of all levels of experience. Each student can work at their own pace. There will be no pressure to learn all of the stitches.

Beginning Knitting: What Comes Next? with Cathy Briscoe

Congratulations! You learned to knit and purl but you are getting tired of making garter or stockinette stitch scarves. This class is designed to build your confidence and help you progress to interesting textured stitches. Take the mystery out of reading patterns, selecting a pattern, selecting yarn (including what all that stuff on the yarn ball means), and the importance of gauge. Bring some yarn and needles so that you can play and practice new stitch combinations while learning some increases and decreases.

  • Date: Saturday May 16, 2015 OR August 29, 2015 OR November 14, 2015
  • Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
  • Fee: $30.00 per person, plus materials
  • Class Size: maximum of 8 students
  • Skill Requirements: somewhat comfortable with cast-on, knit, purl, bind off

Entrelac with Cathy Briscoe

Entrelac is a knitting technique used to create a textured diamond pattern. While the result resembles basket-woven strips, the fabric is composed of tiers of blocks that are set on their points, forming diamond shapes. Each block is worked individually and joined to its neighbor as it is being knit. Entrelac can be worked in one, two or more colors (great for using up leftover yarn). Self-striping or long color changing yarns work beautifully, think Zauberball or Classic Shades.

Choice of following patterns:
Scarf (440 yds. Worsted Weight yarn on US 8) or it can be knit as a dishcloth (150 yds. worsted weight cotton on US 8)
I-pad satchel (150 yds. each of 2 colors of worsted weight wool, US 8 needles)
Headband (120 yds. Worsted weight wool, US 8 needles)

  • Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015
  • Time: 12:30 - 2:30pm
  • Fee: $30.00 per person, plus materials
  • Class Size: maximum of 8 students
  • Skill Requirements: Cast on, bind off, knit, purl

Cast-Ons with Cathy Briscoe

We all have our standard go to cast-on that we use over and over again. Is it the best cast-on for every project you do?  Sometimes we need a cast on that creates a firm edge, sometimes the edge needs to have stretch, or it may need to be removable, and sometimes edge needs to look pretty.  Come to this class and explore at least 10 different ways to cast on for your next project and add some new favorites to you cast on repertoire.

  • Date: Saturday, June 20, 2015
  • Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
  • Fee: $30.00 per person, plus materials
  • Class Size: maximum of 8 students
  • Skill Requirements: comfortable with at least one type of cast on, knit and purl

Controlling Color Pooling with Cathy Briscoe

Learn to dissect the dye process of various hand-dyed and variegated yarns along with tips and tricks to control the color pooling and make argyle patterning. If you have a multi-colored yarn and are unsure how it will knit up, bring it along to class.

  • Date: Saturday June 20, 2015
  • Time: 12:30 - 2:30 pm
  • Fee: $30.00 per person, plus materials
  • Class Size: maximum of 8 students
  • Skill Requirements: cast-on, knit, purl, bind off.

Lace and Beads with Cathy Briscoe

English Mesh lace is the perfect pattern for new lace knitters to learn chart reading as well as learning 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.

  • Date: Saturday, August 29, 2015
  • Time: 12:30 - 2:30 pm
  • 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
  • Class Size: Limited to 8 students

Demystifying Charts with Cathy Briscoe

Enjoy learning how to read charts while visualizing the picture/diagram of your knitting. Charts ca help you "read" your work making it easier to detect mistakes. Learning how to use charted patterns allows you to chart all of your future projects. Charts can also offer answers to a problem understanding a stitch pattern (i.e. instructions that say decrease or increase in pattern).

  • Date: September 26, 2015
  • Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
  • 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

Modular Knitting with Cathy Briscoe

-Log cabin blocks, mitered squares (domino knitting) or the ten-stitch blanket are all examples of modular, join as you go, knitting. Learn the difference between pick-up and pick-up & knit, along with tips for making your work look nice and lay flat. Apply what you learn in the class to picking up stitches for neckbands and button bands as well as adding I-cord edging.

  • Date: Saturday September 26, 2015
  • Time: 12:30 - 2:30 pm
  • Fee: $30.00 per person
  • Class Size: maximum of 8 students
  • Skill Requirements: Must be able to confidently cast on, knit, purl and bind off with no assistance.

Cabled Christmas Stocking with Cathy Briscoe

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: Saturday, December 12, 2015
  • Time: 12:30pm -2:30pm
  • Fee: $35.00 ($30 class fee + $5 pattern cost) plus materials
  • Class Size: maximum of 7 students

Fixing Mistakes in your Knitting with Cathy Briscoe

Learn how to fix mistakes without tearing out your entire project while also avoiding future mistakes. Concepts covered include 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 problems not listed so be sure to bring your mistakes along to class.

There will be homework knitting of small swatches with deliberate errors that must 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: October 24, 2015
  • Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
  • 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: confident with cast-on, knit, purl, simple increases and decreases, bind off

Fair Isle/Stranded Knitting with Cathy Bricoe

This hat pattern offers a great stitch combination for learning two-color, stranded knitting without having to worry about long carrier floats of the unused color. Learn how to keep your stitches loose, and understanding the relationship between the worked stitches, your floats and your gauge.

  • Dates: Saturday, October 24, 2015
  • Time: 12:30 - 2:30 pm
  • Skill Requirements: cast-on, knit, purl, yarn-over, cast off
  • Fee: $30.00 per person, plus materials. Materials list and suggested yarns are available at Flying Fibers
  • Class Size: Limited to 8 students

Dreambird Shawl with Cathy Briscoe

taught with permission of designer Nadita Swings

Swing Knitting™is a very special practice of short row knitting - a very old technique.

Why is it called Swing-Knitting™? 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"! The pattern is open to creativity. Use yarns that make you happy but 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, November, 14, 2015, 12:30 - 3:00 pm
  • Registration: Stop in or call Flying Fibers at (717) 898-8020 to register for class. A 50% deposit required.
  • Fee: $45.00 per person, plus materials & you must buy pattern on Ravelry prior to the start of class http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dreambird-kal
  • Class Size: maximum of 8 students

Finishing & Seams with Cathy Briscoe

Finished knitting that sweater but dread the seaming? Take the fear and dread out of seaming while learning easy tips for picking up stitches evenly along an edge for the buttonhole bands and neckbands. Work in those pesky ends while hearing some tips for slippery yarn.
*There will be homework prior to this class.

Date: December 12, 2015
Time: 10:00am - 12:00 noon
Fee: $30.00 per person
Class Size: maximum of 8 students
Skill Requirements: Must be able to confidently cast on, knit, purl and bind off with no assistance.

Don't Fear Cables with Cathy Briscoe

Take all the fear out of knitting cables in this class where you will begin to knit a cable hat based on the Wensleydale SheepShop Knitwear Collection "Hat and Mitten" pattern. Bring some scrap yarn for playing around. Concepts covered include: cables, picking up stitches, grafting, and provisional cast-on.

  • Date: To be announced
  • Time: 12:30 - 2:30 pm
  • 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
  • Class Size: Limited to 8 students

Twigg Stitch Sampler Workshop with Vicki Twigg

Flying Fibers is delighted to welcome Vicki Twigg, creator of the "Twigg Stitch" to our shop 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: Next class date to be announced- call to be put on the waiting list.
  • 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 are available at Flying Fibers

Double Knitting with Cathy Briscoe

Double knitting offers an alternative way of knitting 2-color patterns. Learn how to use color, stranded charts to create a reversible double-sided fabric. The design pictured will show on one side and in negative on the reverse side. If you can knit, purl and work single 1x1 ribbing, you can work double knitting.

  • Date: Next class to be announced: call to be put on call list
  • Time: 2 hours
  • Skill Requirements: cast-on, knit, purl, yarn-over, cast off
  • Fee: $30.00 per person, plus materials. Materials list and suggested yarns are available at Flying Fibers
  • Class Size: Limited to 8 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.

  • Date: Next Class date to be announced- call to be put on call list.
  • Time: TBA
  • Skill Requirements: cast on, knit, and bind off.
  • Registration: Call Flying Fibers at (717) 898-8020 to register for class. A 50% deposit will be due at time of registration.
  • Fee: $30.00 + materials, pattern must be purchased separately and is available at Schoolhouse press or the Knitting Workshop book by Elizabeth Zimmermann or Knitter's Magazine 5, Fall/Winter 1986

Sunday Sock Classes with Cathy Briscoe

After teaching the Mini Sock Class several times, we have found that not all students' expectations and skill levels are the same. Some students took the class to learn how to knit the heel or graft the toes. Others wanted to learn the entire process including knitting with double point needles. Therefore, in order to meet the needs of our students, we are now offering two methods for learning how to knit socks, the one-day mini sock class (top down or toe up) or multi-day classes focusing on the individual skills required for knitting a sock.

Top-Down Mini Sock

Socks are a great project for knitting on the go; they are 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.

  • Date: Sunday March 15, 2015 OR June 19, 2015 OR September 27, 2015 OR December 13, 2015
  • Time: 2:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Fee: $45.00 per person, plus materials
  • Class Size: maximum of 8 students
  • Skill Requirements: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off. Must be comfortable working in the round, with double point needles, two circular needles, or magic loop.

Toe-Up Mini Sock

Using a toe-up mini sock pattern (provided by instructor), you will learn how to knit a complete sock in the round, from casting on at the toe and binding off at the leg.

  • Date: Sunday May 17, 2015 OR August 30, 215 OR November 15, 2015
  • Time: 2:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Fee: $45.00 per person, plus materials
  • Class Size: maximum of 8 students
  • Skill Requirements: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off. Must be comfortable working in the round, with double point needles, US #2 circular needles, or magic loop.

In the Round, Magic Loop, Traveling Loop or Two Circular Needles Methods

As with all knitting tools and techniques, it comes down to personal preference. If you are uncomfortable knitting with double point needles, there are other options for knitting smaller circumference or decreasing circumference (i.e. socks and hats) projects. In this class you will begin knitting a tube, which will be the start of a sock, mitten or cuff/mitt of your choice.

  • Date: Sunday April 26, 2015 OR July 19, 2015 OR October 25, 2015
  • Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Fee: $30.00 per person, plus materials
  • Class Size: maximum of 8 students
  • Skill Requirements: Must be able to cast on, knit & purl

In the Round on DPN's

Many sock and hat patterns are knit in the round on double point needles. All of those needles can be intimidating and it looks confusing and scary. With a little practice and some helpful hints, you can master knitting with double point needles. In this class you will begin knitting a tube, which will be the start of a sock, mitten or cuff/mitt of your choice.

  • Date: Sunday March 14, 2015 OR June 19, 2015 OR September 27, 2015 OR December 13, 2015
  • Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
  • Fee: $22.00 per person, plus materials
  • Class Size: maximum of 8 students
  • Skill Requirements: Must be able to cast on, knit, purl and bind off

Just the Heels, Ma'am

Traditional sock heels can be a little tricky. You are happily knitting along on your sock in the round when you come to the instructions: work the heel flap, turn the heel, pick up stitches and work the gusset. OH, my! This class will take the mystery out of the traditional rounded heel, and discuss some other heel shaping options. This class has a homework requirement or bring your in progress sock ready to knit the heel.

  • Date: Sunday April 26, 2015 OR July 19, 2015 OR October 25, 2015
  • Time: 12:00 - 1:30pm
  • Fee: $22.00 per person, plus materials
  • Class Size: maximum of 8 students
  • Skill Requirements: Must be able to cast on, knit & purl

Mastering Grafting, aka Kitchener Stitch

This class covers grafting (Kitchener stitch) techniques, for both stockinette stitch and garter stitch. Grafting is commonly used to finish off the toe of a sock but can also be used to create an invisible seam when joining the cast on edge to the bind off edge of a garment. If time allows we will also cover grafting for cables and lace. This class has a homework requirement, several small swatches and/or socks with toes completed up to the grafting stage.

  • Date: Sunday May 17, 2015 OR August 30, 2015 OR November 15, 2015
  • Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
  • Fee: $22.00 per person, plus materials
  • Class Size: maximum of 8 students
  • Skill Requirements: Must be able to cast on, knit & purl

Free Fiber Arts Demonstrations

Color Carding Demonstration with Jeri Robinson-Lawrence

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

  • Skill Requirements: this is a demonstration only
  • 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 Size: maximum of 6 students

Fiber Arts Group Classes

Lockspinning with Jeri Robinson-Lawrence

Lockspinning is a great novelty spinning technique that allows you to spin with just fleece! Jeri will teach you tips and tricks to master this technique.

  • Date: June 13, 2015
  • Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Fee: $30.00 per person, plus materials
  • Class Size: maximum of 4 students
  • Skill Requirements: Be comfortable knowing how to spin. Also, it is better to have a wheel with a slightly larger orifice.

Intro to Needle Felting with Judy Leece

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: Saturday April 18th
  • Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
  • 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)

Individual Classes

We also offer classes on an individual basis so that we may meet your time needs. Flying Fibers teachers offer knitting, crochet and spinning on a one-on-one basis (unless otherwise requested by your small group) 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.

Beginning Spinning with 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.

  • Date: Scheduled on a one-on-one basis, dates & times are flexible throughout the entire week including weekends and evenings. Call Flying Fibers at (717) 898.8020 to schedule.
  • Fee: $60.00 per person. All materials and use of wheels included.

Beginning Crochet with 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 how to finish.

  • Date: Call Flying Fibers at (717) 898-8020 to schedule for yourself or group.
  • Fee: $25.00 per hour per person (reduced pricing for groups)
  • Skill Requirements: An interest in learning to crochet.

Pick Your Own Topic

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.
  • Fee: $25.00 per hour per person (reduced pricing for groups)

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