Claudia Krisniski 
59 Spring Road  *  Hudson NY 12534
(518)828-4554

Countrywool
A knitting, pattern designing, sewing, quilting and spinning studio

Classes, Retreats and Gatherings

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(there are new additions all the time, so check back frequently


JUNE


To the first class bring
  • 16" circular needles sizes US 2-7 that you own
  • sport weight yarns from your stash. You will end up needing at least 4 colors. The cowl above uses 11 colors.
  • ring markers
  • any pictures of fair isle sweaters, hats, mittens that appeal to you

Summer and Fall Knitting:
Fair Isle Sweaters

Sundays
11 - 2

June 12
July 10
August 14
September 11

Color inspiration for the sweater will come from the first project: the Sunset Cross Cowl.
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Options


$25-$80



Dyeing Fleece and Fiber
  to be held at CGCC:
Saturday, June 18, 10-1 pm.

     
Using safe acid dyes, vinegar and soap, learn to dye any kind of animal fiber: wool, silk, alpaca, mohair, llama, angora, dog, cat. Handouts supplied.

Materials needed for this class:
Undyed, washed fleece… 8 ounces (8 oz bags of washed wool will be available to purchase for $16)
5 gallon bucket
1 package acid dye (available for purchase 5.00)
3 cups white vinegar
1 cup liquid soap detergent (ajax, dawn, joy, etc)
rubber gloves
2 – one gallon sized zip loc bags
1 small (2-4 oz) jar with tight fitting lid, suitable for shaking water without leaking
plastic table cloth or sheeting to work on
# of students: no more than 6


JULY


Hand Painting Yarn
to be held at CGCC: Saturday, July 16, 10-1 pm.

Using safe acid dyes, vinegar and soap, learn to dye and hand paint wool yarn. Handouts supplied.

Materials needed for this class:
Undyed yarn wound into hanks – 3 -4 oz skeins (available for purchase @ $6.00 each)
5 gallon bucket
3 packages acid dye (available for purchase @ $5.00 each)
3 cups white vinegar
1 cup liquid soap detergent (ajax, dawn, joy, etc)
rubber gloves
1 box plastic wrap (glad wrap, saran wrap, etc)
3 – one gallon sized zip loc bags
3 small (2-4 oz) jars with tight fitting lids, suitable for shaking water without leaking
plastic table cloth or sheeting to work on
# of students: no more than 12



AUGUST





Spinning Workshops
every Monday at 5:30
$10    
                     
Need some tips with your wheel
or drop spindle?  Have sheep that just got sheared? Are you an angora rabbit owner who is anxious to get that first bag of wool spun? This weekly class will address issues of the week for spinners who come.  Call and leave a message that you are coming: (518)828-4554



Materials needed to learn it all
•    WORKING  spinning wheel or drop spindle
•    8 oz clean wool roving or top
•    2 spinning wheels are available to rent for $20 by calling 828-4554. Other items will be available for purchase:
drop spindle: $25; wool top: $10.50






SEPTEMBER

Spinning classes all month...watch this space for updates!


Knitting A Scarf With Wool:     Sunday  September 18          12-3 PM
For those of you new to the craft, this class will teach the basics of knitting with soft and renewable wool yarn. Topics to be covered are: Casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch, garter stitch, ribbing stitch, cable stitch, seed stitch, joining yarn, and casting off. Continental, English or American knitting will be taught with full support for right handed or left handed knitters.  A 5 foot scarf with all pattern stitches represented will be the class project.
Classes are held in conjunction with Columbia-Greene Community College.
Preregistration required at CGCC (518)828-4181, ext 3341. 
The fee is 39.00.

Materials needed for this class:
•    1 pair US# 9 or 10 bamboo or plastic needles
•    7 – 8 ounces/320-380 yards heavy worsted wool yarn
•    Learn To Knit Scarf pattern, ©2000 Countrywool: $4.00
•    cable stitch holder; darning needle, 6 ring markers; crochet hook E, F or G; gauge ruler
•    Materials packet with all of the above: $32


OCTOBER



Spin A Yarn:     Sunday, October 2,       12 - 3
                              Monday, October 3        5 - 8 PM
                                              

Ever wonder how it was done? Do you have sheep, alpacas, llamas, bunnies, sheep dogs or mohair goats in your life? Fashion yarn from their fur in a timeless fashion by hand on a drop spindle, or more quickly with a spinning wheel. No experience necessary to take this class!
Classes are held in conjunction with Columbia-Greene Community College.
Preregistration required at CGCC (518)828-4181, ext 3341. 
The fee is 39.00.

Materials needed for this class:
•    spinning wheel or drop spindle
•    8 oz clean wool roving or top
•    (2 spinning wheels are available to rent for $20 by calling 828-4554. All items will be available for purchase: drop spindle: $25; wool top: $9.50



Come play with us!
Learn how to use your wheel better
while you spin through your stash.

HAND SPINNING WEEKEND
Saturday and Sunday
October 29 & 30        9 AM - 4 PM

homemade lunch and drinks provided
$50 one day/$90 for both days

Immerse yourself in two days of spinning
while you experiment with

soft yarns
long wearing yarns
color blended yarns
curly yarns
marled yarns
sock yarns
                       
              




NOVEMBER


Knitting A Scarf With Wool:     Sunday  November 13          12-3 PM
For those of you new to the craft, this class will teach the basics of knitting with soft and renewable wool yarn. Topics to be covered are: Casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch, garter stitch, ribbing stitch, cable stitch, seed stitch, joining yarn, and casting off. Continental, English or American knitting will be taught with full support for right handed or left handed knitters.  A 5 foot scarf with all pattern stitches represented will be the class project.
Classes are held in conjunction with Columbia-Greene Community College.
Preregistration required at CGCC (518)828-4181, ext 3341. 
The fee is 39.00.

Materials needed for this class:
•    1 pair US# 9 or 10 bamboo or plastic needles
•    7 – 8 ounces/320-380 yards heavy worsted wool yarn
•    Learn To Knit Scarf pattern, ©2000 Countrywool: $4.00
•    cable stitch holder; darning needle, 6 ring markers; crochet hook E, F or G; gauge ruler
•    Materials packet with all of the above: $32



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