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56 Wall Street
Madison, CT 06443

203-245-5921

Welcome to Madison Wool!  We are a fiber lover’s paradise, with fine yarns for hand knitting plus one of a kind, handspun art yarns that you cannot find anywhere else! 

Events Calendar

Mar
12
10:00 am10:00

Beginning Needle Felting with Shannon Herrick (rescheduled class)

Needle felting is a fun way to make shapes such as flowers and animals. Come and learn how to make a Ladybug, Mouse or a flat felted piece with Shannon Herrick, aka The Spun Monkey– a talented felter, dyer, spinner, and all around crafty lady!. You will learn how to manipulate wool roving and loose fibers with sharp, barbed needles that cause the fiber to felt without water. Bring your sense of fun and adventure!

  • DATE : Sunday, March 12, 2017: 10 AM-12 PM
  • COST $35.00 (fiber provided) $10.00 holds your space
  • Maximum 6 students.  
  • Felting kits: needles, mat and extra fiber additional cost.
  • Class is intended for adults or older children due to the use of sharp needles.
More Fun and Funky Art Yarn Spinning with Shannon!
Mar
12
1:00 pm13:00

More Fun and Funky Art Yarn Spinning with Shannon!

More Fun with Art Yarn Spinning- Creative Plying Workshop.  With Shannon Herrick (The Spun Monkey).  Sunday, March 12, 2017  1-4 PM.  $75.00 (some fiber included).  $20.00 deposit holds your space.  Limit 5 Students.   

Let's see what happens when we spin yarn around yarn in this exploration of plying techniques. We'll start with Navajo-ply (three-ply chain) and then play with using plying for texture building (stacks, coils, crescents, fringe).

Come with one full bobbin of a single-ply, so we can warm up our fingers with chain-plying right away. You'll need extra bobbins, a plying head if you have it, and a lazy kate. Our third hour is student's choice, so think about techniques you want to know more about, or bring materials you are wondering how to use.

What to bring: niddy noddy, extra bobbins, lazy kate, yarn for plying and corespinning, add ins, and any fiber you would like to use.  Some fiber and fun add ins included for you to card your own batts for spinning in class.   

 

 

Learn to Knit/Project Help with Mary
Mar
16
5:00 pm17:00

Learn to Knit/Project Help with Mary

Beginning Knitting OR Project Knitting With Mary Crosby. Thursdays, 5-7 PM, $15.00 per hour-March 16, March 30, April 13, April 20, May 4, 2017Learn to knit with a talented and patient teacher! Mary will show you how to knit (and purl) a scarf or project of your choosing, give you great tips, help you get started on an advanced project, and show you how to finish your knitting like a pro. Call or email to register. 

Thursday Night Knitters:  The Churchmouse Saddle-shoulder Pullover (Class 1)
Mar
16
7:00 pm19:00

Thursday Night Knitters: The Churchmouse Saddle-shoulder Pullover (Class 1)

 

Thursday Night Knitters:  The Churchmouse Saddle-Shoulder Men’s Pullover.  With Mary Crosby.  5 Classes- March 16, March 30, April 13, April 20, May 4, 2017.  7-9 PM.  $100.00.  $25.00 deposit holds your space. 

 

Finally! A great first sweater, and a sweater for the men (or a great ‘Boyfriend’ sweater for yourself or a friend).  Learn to knit one of Churchmouse Yarns newest patterns- a saddle shoulder pullover.  This sweater has the nice ease of a drop shoulder but with a shaped shoulder line and sleeve cap.  In this class, you will learn how to correctly swatch for gauge for proper fit, how to adjust the body length to fit, how to bind off for sloped edges, and proper seaming and finishing techniques. Knit with worsted weight yarn, there are many great choices for making this sweater your own

Learn to Spin Intensive- Drop Spindle and Wheel
Mar
19
1:00 pm13:00

Learn to Spin Intensive- Drop Spindle and Wheel

Beginning Handspinning Intensive.   Sunday, March 19, 2017. 1-6 PM.  $95.00 includes fiber and drop spindle. With Dayna Mankowski and Mary Crosby .  $25.00 deposit holds your space.  Maximum- 5 students. 

 

If you would like to learn how to create unique yarn for your knitting or fiber projects, this class is for you. This workshop will teach: why wool spins into yarn, how to prepare wool for spinning, how to spin on a drop spindle and a spinning wheel.  Many types of wheels are available to try, and you will learn which type is right for you

Part 1: Will teach the basics of fiber preparation, drafting and spinning on a drop spindle

Part 2: will teach basic spinning on a spinning wheel, the types of spinning wheel (Scotch tension vs Irish tension, Single vs Double treadle, etc).   If you have your own wheel, please bring it. 

 

Advanced Beginner Knitting: Learn to Cable- The Capitan Hat
Mar
26
1:00 pm13:00

Advanced Beginner Knitting: Learn to Cable- The Capitan Hat

Advanced Beginner Knitting- Learn to Cable- The Capitan Hat.  With Mary Crosby.  Sunday, March 26, 2017, 1-4 PM.  $40.00.  $10.00 deposit holds your space   

Join Mary as she teaches you how to make the perfect Spring Hat- The Capitan Hat by Rosi Garmendia!  Using only one skein of chunky yarn (Misti Alpaca or Fibre Company Tundra are great choices),  this hat works up fast!  You will learn how to work in the round, cable, and make a brim. Stop in to see this hat in person- it looks great on everyone! 

Intermediate Crochet: Learn to Crochet Socks! (class 1 of 2)
Mar
29
7:00 pm19:00

Intermediate Crochet: Learn to Crochet Socks! (class 1 of 2)

                 

Intermediate Crochet:  Crochet Socks –The Evesham Sock.  With Dayna Mankowski.  Wednesdays, March 29 & April 5, 2017.  7-9 PM. $40.00.  $10.00 deposit holds your space.  

Learn to make socks using crochet!  These sweet socks by Joanne Scrace of the Crochet Project are fun to make and have several fun stitches to learn- puff stitches, shell stitches, and decreases.  Made from the cuff down, you will learn how to make an afterthought heel, which is great for beginning sock makers. 

 

2nd Annual MadWool Rhinebeck Bus Trip!
Oct
22
7:00 am07:00

2nd Annual MadWool Rhinebeck Bus Trip!

SECOND ANNUAL!  MADWOOL GOES TO NY SHEEP AND WOOL (AKA RHINEBECK!).  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2017.  $75.00 INCLUDES BUS, DRIVER TIP, PLUS TICKET TO EVENT.    $25.00 deposit holds your space.  New this year: pickup/drop off in Fairfield County! 

Leave the driving (and parking) to someone else and come enjoy NY Sheep and Wool (www.sheepandwool.com) with a fun crew! We have chartered a comfy motorcoach that holds 35, so come join us!  Depart Madison  (EXIT 61 /RT 79 COMMUTER LOT) at 7 AM- leave the festival at 5 PM- arrive back in Madison approximately 7 PM.   Raffles, fun, knitting and more! Feel free to bring food and beverage, we will make stops for bathroom breaks. *New:  we will have pick up and drop off at the commuter lot near RT 8/I95 exit 25 in Bridgeport/Trumbull around 8 AM! 


Self Care for the Fiber Artist.
Feb
26
4:00 pm16:00

Self Care for the Fiber Artist.

Self Care for the Fiber Artist.  With Jackie Gargano, LMT.  Sunday, February 26, 2017.  4:00-5:30 PM.  $25.00.  $10.00 deposit holds your space.  *Limit=6 students. 
During knitting, crochet and spinning projects our hands, arms, necks and even legs can become numb, cramped and fatigued. In this self care class we will go over different stretches, tips, and massage techniques to help relieve some of these issues. A hand out will be given, as well as complimentary hand and neck massage for each person.

Jackie Gargano, Licensed Massage Therapist, is the owner of Generations Massage Therapy (www.generationsmassagetherapy.com) in Madison, CT.  Jackie has been an LMT since 2006, and is trained in various methods and techniques.  She has worked in both clinical settings and at spas & resorts.   In her free time she also knits, crochets and spins.  She understands the body mechanics involved in various fiber arts and is happy to help your hands stay healthy and productive!

Blocking and Finishing your Knits like a Pro
Feb
26
1:00 pm13:00

Blocking and Finishing your Knits like a Pro

How to Block and Finish your Knitwear like a Pro.  With Mary Crosby.  Sunday, February 26, 2017.  1-3 PM.  $30.00.  $10.00 deposit holds your space.  Take with the Bias Scarf class and save $15.00! 
Take your project from just OK to fabulous!  Join Mary as she shows you how to properly block and finish your knitwear.  You will also learn how to seam, weave in ends, and more!  Bring your unfinished projects ready for finishing, if available. 

The Churchmouse "Bias Before and After Scarf".
Feb
19
1:00 pm13:00

The Churchmouse "Bias Before and After Scarf".

The Churchmouse “Bias Before and After’ Scarf.  With Mary Crosby.  Sunday, February 19, 2017, 1-3 PM.  $30.00.  $10.00 deposit holds your space.  *Take class with next week’s ‘Blocking and Finishing” class for a special price of $45.00!. 


Join Mary as she teaches you the secrets of the Churchmouse Classic pattern “Bias Before and After Scarf”.  This is a chance to make a light wrap using fine laceweight yarn and a larger needle, and NOT be pleased with the finished result until after blocking!  This class is perfect for the adventurous beginner!
 

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Intermediate Crochet-The Humbug Scarf
Feb
15
7:00 pm19:00

Intermediate Crochet-The Humbug Scarf

Intermediate Crochet:  The Humbug Scarf.  With Dayna Mankowski.  Wednesday, February 15, 2017.  7-9 PM. $20.00.  $10.00 deposit holds your space.   
Take one skein of beautiful sock/fingering weight yarn (400 yd) and an H hook, and make this gorgeous scarf that reminds us of the famous“Hitchhiker” knit shawl!  This fun pattern from the Crochet Project/Kat Goldin is made on the bias, and is easy enough for an advanced beginner (know how to work basic stitches).  You will learn how to read a British pattern, make Puff stitches, half double crochet, double crochet, and how to skip stitches.  The scarf on the right was made with one skein of Hedgehog Skinny Singles in “Boombox” colorway.  It’s the perfect pattern to use variegated yarns as the design eliminates pooling. 

Learn to Needlefelt!  With Shannon Herrick.  10 AM-12 PM.  $35.00*Snow date!*
Feb
12
10:00 am10:00

Learn to Needlefelt! With Shannon Herrick. 10 AM-12 PM. $35.00*Snow date!*

Beginning Needle Felting with Shannon Herrick

Needle felting is a fun way to make shapes such as flowers and animals. Come and learn how to make a Ladybug, Mouse or a flat felted piece with Shannon Herrick, aka The Spun Monkey– a talented felter, dyer, spinner, and all around crafty lady!. You will learn how to manipulate wool roving and loose fibers with sharp, barbed needles that cause the fiber to felt without water. Bring your sense of fun and adventure!

Beginning Art Yarn Spinning and Plying with Shannon Herrick (snow date!)
Feb
11
2:00 pm14:00

Beginning Art Yarn Spinning and Plying with Shannon Herrick (snow date!)

 

Beginning Art Yarn Spinning: Saturday, February 11, 2017, 2-4 PM.  $50.00, some fiber included.  $15.00 deposit holds your space. 

With Shannon Herrick, The Spun Monkey! Maximum 5 students

 

In this class, we’ll explore techniques for creating artistic, textured yarns. The format will be open to whatever challenges you are interested in diving into, from coils to cocoons, to adding non-fiber elements to your yarns. Come with your questions and materials, and we’ll work through it together! It is not necessary to have taken the previous class in this series, but do have basic spinning skills at the ready, and a willingness to spin outside the box!

We are lucky to have the accomplished spinner, Shannon Herrick, to teach this class!  Her work is available for sale in the shop or on her website, thespunmonkey.comShannon is a talented technical spinner and patient teacher, and you will walk away from this class with new knowledge (and yarn!). All fiber provided; bring anything you would like of your own fiber / add ins. Wheels available for use or bring your own. You will come away from this class with new techniques to try at home and some fun yarns! 

Learn to Spin Intensive with Mary and Dayna*SOLD OUT! New dates to be added*, $95.00 ($20.00 deposit holds your space)
Jan
22
1:00 pm13:00

Learn to Spin Intensive with Mary and Dayna*SOLD OUT! New dates to be added*, $95.00 ($20.00 deposit holds your space)

Beginning Hand Spinning: One Day intensive

 Sunday, January 22, 2017 .1-6 PM.  $95.00 includes fiber and drop spindle. With Dayna Mankowski and Mary Crosby

If you would like to learn how to create unique yarn for your knitting or fiber projects, this class is for you. This workshop will teach: why wool spins into yarn, how to prepare wool for spinning, how to spin on a drop spindle and a spinning wheel.  

Thursday Night Knitters: The Sheltered Poncho, 4 classes, $85.00 ($20.00 deposit holds your space)
Jan
12
7:00 pm19:00

Thursday Night Knitters: The Sheltered Poncho, 4 classes, $85.00 ($20.00 deposit holds your space)

* Maximum of 8 students**

Join Mary as she leads adventurous beginning/intermediate students through avery wearable project, the Sheltered Poncho by Drea Renee Knits!  This is a worsted weight yarn project (so many options to chose from!), we will have class biweekly to ensure lots of knitting time (but you are always welcome to stop in for help).  This poncho with hood has some fun details- false seams, short rows, and more.  You will learn proper finishing techniques too. 

Beginning Art Yarn Spinning and Plying with the Spun Monkey! 2-4 PM.  $50.00.  Some Fiber included
Jan
7
2:00 pm14:00

Beginning Art Yarn Spinning and Plying with the Spun Monkey! 2-4 PM. $50.00. Some Fiber included

In this class, we’ll explore techniques for creating artistic, textured yarns. The format will be open to whatever challenges you are interested in diving into, from coils to cocoons, to adding non-fiber elements to your yarns. Come with your questions and materials, and we’ll work through it together! It is not necessary to have taken the previous class in this series, but do have basic spinning skills at the ready, and a willingness to spin outside the box!

We are lucky to have the accomplished spinner, Shannon Herrick, to teach this class!  Her work is available for sale in the shop or on her website, thespunmonkey.comShannon is a talented technical spinner and patient teacher, and you will walk away from this class with new knowledge (and yarn!). All fiber provided; bring anything you would like of your own fiber / add ins. Wheels available for use or bring your own. You will come away from this class with new techniques to try at home and some fun yarns!