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)



APRIL






MAY





Spinning Workshops
every Thursday at 1 o'clock
$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






JUNE



Summer and Fall Knitting:
Fair Isle Cowls and Sweaters


Sundays

June 12
July 10
August 14
September 11
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  Color inspiration for the sweater will come from the first project: the Sunset Cross Cowl.





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

Monday night spinning classes all month...watch this space for updates!

SEPTEMBER

Monday night spinning classes all month...watch this space for updates!

OCTOBER



Spin A Yarn:     Sunday, October 2,       10 - noon
                              Monday, October 3        5 - 7 PM
                              Tuesday, October 4      10 - noon
                     

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


more details coming by June!
HAND SPINNING WEEKEND
Saturday and Sunday
October 29 & 30        9 AM - 4 PM

Immerse yourself in two days of spinning
while you make

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




NOVEMBER


Knitting A Scarf With Wool:     Saturday  November 12          10-1 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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