September & October Classes at Piedmont Yarn & Apparel
4171 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland – 510-595-9595
Continental Knitting 101
For beginners - take as many sessions as you need & all ages are welcome.
Saturdays September 26th, October 10th & 24th
$15 per class
The 26th might take place in the lounge area. Teacher: Bente Petersen
Working thru Mistakes - 1 two hour class
Learn to not be afraid of mistakes and fixing them.
Bring a knitted project needing fixing and swatches to make mistakes on. Basic knitting skills needed.
Wednesday September 23rd - 7-9pm
$20 Teacher: Bente Petersen
Left-handed Knitting 101 - 1 one and a half hour class.
Designed for those who need to learn knitting left-handed in American/English style.
Saturday September 26th & October 24th - 12-1:30pm
$15 Teacher: Renee Rothman
Machine Knitters Beginner Class - 2 three hours classes
Are you considering buying a knitting machine? Then this is the perfect class. (And no - you are not cheating - just using available tools!) We provide knitting machines and swatch yarn. There will be a scarf or baby cardigan project for the class. Angela will help with good machine knitting yarn choices.
Saturday September 26th 2-5pm and Sunday 27th - 1-4pm
$55 Teacher: Angela Silva
Intermediate Crochet - 3 two hour classes
This class is for people who have taken the beginner class and know the basic stitches. This class will take you to the next level with confidence. Thursdays October 8th, 15th & 22nd - 7-9pm
$50 Teacher: Peter Franzi
Baby Surprise Jacket - 2 two hour classWork your way through Elizabeth Zimmerman's Baby Surprise Jacket. Basic knitting skills neededSaturdays October 10th & 17th - 10am-12pm$40 Teacher: Carla Bossieux
Making Scarves Fun - 2 two hour classesHave more fun knitting scarves - explore the possibilities and add your own personal touch. Basic knitting skills needed.Sundays October 11th & 18th - 2-4pm$40 Teacher: Melinda Van Roey
Felting Pumpkins - 1 two hour class
Learn to dryfelt small cute Halloween or Thanksgiving pumpkins. Materials will be provided. No experience needed - but the needles are sharp so the class is not suitable for younger children.
Saturday October 17th - 1-3pm
$25 Teachers: Jennifer Briffa
Introduction to Weaving and Looms - How to select the right loom - 1 two hour class
Want to learn how to weave but how to choose the right loom ? Lou can help with many years of experience. In this class she will talk about and demonstrate several looms on the market. You get to ask all the beginner questions and try out the looms.
Sunday October 18th - 11:30am-1:30pm
$20 Teacher: Lou Grantham
Baby Socks - 1 two hour classesLearn to knit baby socks on double pointed needles in a day. Basic knitting skills needed.Wednesdays October 21st - 7-9pm$20 Teacher: Bente Petersen
Keep your Hands Working - 1 one hour class.
Problems with hand and arms when you knit or crochet ? This class will help.
Wednesdays September 30th - 6-7pm & October 21st - 7-8pm $10 Teacher: Bente Petersen (Licensed in Chinese Medicine and Massage Therapy in Hawaii)
Traveling Woman Lace Shawl - 1 three hour classThis is a great shawl for the fall season. Learn how to knit lace from a chart or use written instructions. Basic knitting skills needed. Saturday October 24th - 3:30-6:30$25 Teacher: Robbin HayesContinental Cable Scarf - 1 three hour class
Peter has been published several times - and this is a great opportunity to do a project workshop with him - learning one of his special designs.
Intermediate crochet skills needed.
Sunday October 25th - 1-4pm
$30 Teacher: Peter Franzi
Drop Spindle for Beginners - 1 two hour class
A great way to get started. Fun for all ages. Create something unique.
Thursday October 29th - 7-9pm
$20 Teacher: Katie Egeland
$5 off when you register 3 days or more prior to the beginning of the first class. Please register and pay prior to each class either in person or over the phone. We need at least 3 students for a class to take place. If we do not have enough students signed up the class will be cancelled and a credit or refund will be issued to those who paid. If we have too many students we will schedule a second class.
We will give you a reminder/confirmation call prior to each class. Refunds will not be given for no shows.
When you sign up for the class(es) there will be a list of materials to bring to each class for the samples and project you will be working on; unless noted as provided. All materials can be bought at the store during regular business hours. Expect homework J
Free Gatherings – just show up with your project. We will be there to help you out.
Crochet Tuesday 3-7pm FREE
Fiber Artist Gatherings on Wednesdays & Fridays 3-7pm FREE
Spinners’ Thursday 11am-7pm FREE