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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! 

Knitting Classes

Knitting Classes

 

To view more information on our knitting classes, please visit our Events Calendar.

To register, please call the shop at 203-245-5921 or send an email. 

Private lessons @ $25/hour

Please contact us to set up a class or lesson!  Weekdays and afternoons are available. Group rates available.

Drop In Knitting Help @ $10/hour

Wednesdays 2 - 4 PM

Thursdays (check calendar-only when classes on) 5 - 7 PM

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

MadWool Presents:

A FREE FORM CREATIVE WEEKEND WITH DEBRA LAMBERT OF PICASSO’S MOON, SARASOTA, FL! JULY 8 & 9, 2017. 

10 AM- 4 PM EACH DAY.$85.00 each day/Take both days and save!  $150.00.  $25.00 deposit holds your space.   

Snacks and coffee/tea provided; lunch will be ordered in or bring your own. 

The amazing Debra Lambert

The amazing Debra Lambert

 

Debra Lambert is an inspiring and talented fiber artist- she spins, dyes, knits and weaves.  Her bags using her funky weavings and her handknits are top sellers at her shop in Sarasota, FL.  She will be at MadWool to teach her secrets to you!

 

 

Saturday, July 8:  Let go of your pattern- let your knitting be free (form)!  The Gratitude Shawl.   

Debra will show you how to use your stash of sock/fingering weight yarn plus hand spun funky chunky yarn to make your own Gratitude Shawl, designed by Debra, and personalized by you!  Bring your stash, various needle sizes, and any funky chunky handspun you may have (or purchase from MadWool).  This will be a fun day learning to let go and listen to your intuition, and what the yarn wants you to do.

 

Sunday, July 9:  Freeform Weaving- Getting Funky with Your Rigid Heddle or Tapestry Loom 

Debra will have her handmade small tapestry looms available for purchase/use to make a small weaving for a journal or notebook, or to frame.  Bring your rigid heddle loom, or reserve one of ours, to learn how to weave with abandon!  Beginners welcome!


 WEEKEND CLASSES

 

Learn Basic Intarsia:  The Quadratum Scarf.  With Mary Crosby.  Sunday, June 11, 2017, 2-4 PM.  $30.00.  $10.00 deposit holds your space. 

Join Mary for a beginner friendly colorwork class!  We have done quite a few stranded colorwork projects, but never a color block, or intarsia class.  With The Quatratum Scarf Pattern by Kyle William, you will learn this technique and make a beautiful, giftable scarf!  Using a skein of fingering weight yarn and a color pack or mini skeins, you will learn to work basic intarsia.  No purling! 


Reading your Knitting and fixing mistakes 2:  the sequel! with mary Crosby. **NEW DATES TO BE ADDED FALL 2016** 

$25.00 ($10 holds your space). Become the boss of your knitting by learning how to "read" your stitches. With this class and a little practice, you will soon be able to figure out where you are in a pattern and to recognize and correct errors. You’ll spend less time running to the yarn shop for help and more time working on your projects.

If you missed the first class in February, this is your chance to learn the basics and more!  Mary will delve into the mysteries of fixing mistakes in colorwork, cables, and lace too. 

What we will learn

  1. The first portion of the class will be devoted to studying the way stitches sit on the needle and what a knit stitch and purl stitch as well as common increases and decreases look like. 
  2. The second part will be devoted to practical skills.  You will learn how to count rows in one color and multi-color knitting, find your place in a stitch pattern, and keep track of increases and decreases during shaping.  You’ll also learn to find and correct errors. 
  3. Finally, if you have a project on the needles, especially if you are in trouble, bring it and put your new skills to work ! 

What to bring:

  • Two colors of smooth, light to medium colored yarn.  Should be worsted weight or heavier
  • Needles appropriate for the yarn – straight or circular.  We will be knitting swatches back and forth
  • Locking stitch markers – 4 or 5 are enough
  • Pen or pencil
  • Reading glasses if you use them
  • If you wish, bring a project currently on the needles
The Churchmouse "Boyfriend Hat' made with Manos Maxima and handspun yarn! (fiber and locks dyed by www.222handspun.com)

The Churchmouse "Boyfriend Hat' made with Manos Maxima and handspun yarn! (fiber and locks dyed by www.222handspun.com)

The "Cowl of Many Colors" is a fun project to pair different textured handspun yarns together to make something unique and wearable. 

The "Cowl of Many Colors" is a fun project to pair different textured handspun yarns together to make something unique and wearable. 

Fun with Handspun! last minute gifts -knit or crochet. With Dayna Mankowski.  Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 7-9 pm.  $20.00.  $10.00 deposit holds your space. 

Holiday Gift Edition!  Let's use THISyarn.com patterns for inspiration and ideas!   Big yarn + Big hook or needle= gift in no time! 

Ever wondered what to do with that skein of textured handspun yarn? Wonder no more!  Join us for a fun sampler class, where we will browse patterns, try different stitches and needles, and teach you how to match the project to the yarn using handspun.  Come with a sense of adventure and your stash if you'd like- it's fun to pair handspun with mill spun too for larger projects!  Photo above is the 'Cowl of Many Colors", knit with oddments of handspun plus mill spun. 

THURSDAY NIGHT KNITTERS

The Cullum Tee by Isabell Kramer is a fun summer knit, perfect to learn new techniques!

The Cullum Tee by Isabell Kramer is a fun summer knit, perfect to learn new techniques!

Deschain by Leila Raabe is a quick summer knit in worsted weight linen/cotton!

Deschain by Leila Raabe is a quick summer knit in worsted weight linen/cotton!

Thursday Night Knitters:  Summer Sweaters!  With Mary Crosby and Dayna Mankowski.  5 Sessions- June 8, 22, July 6, 20, &  August 3, 2017.  7-9 PM.  $95.00.  $20.00 deposit holds your space.   

Join Mary & Dayna as they lead you through a Summer Tee/Sweater!  We are going to tackle the Cullum Top by Isabell Kraemer (top) and Deschain by Leila Raabe, but anything you would like to do is fine!  Many fun techniques to learn- top down construction, short rows, and a bit of lace!  Perfect for the adventurous beginner who has never knit a garment before, or for those who need help on patterns and techniques. 

 

 



Thursday Knit-Night: Learn to Knit/project help With Mary Crosby

Thursday nights from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.  June 8, 22, July 6, 20 2017.   

$10.00 per hour or 4 hours for $35.00. Flexible dates. Check our calendar or call to book a lesson. Unravel the mystery of knitting! Mary will lead you through the project of your choice and teach you the foundations of knitting: the knit and the purl stitch. Supplies provided for in class practice. Choose a pattern and we will get you started on your new addiction!  The new flexible schedule also allows for help on specific patterns, stitches, or whatever you would like to learn.

weekend LEARN TO KNIT WITH MARY CROSBY

Sunday, February 5, 2017, 1-3 PM.   $30.00.  $10.00 deposit holds your space. 

Join Mary for a weekend learn to knit! If you are brand new, we will help you choose a project and get on your way.-casting on, knitting, purling, and casting off.    If you need a refresher or just to brush up your skills, please join us!  The class is tailored to what YOU want to learn. Ages 10 and up. 


Knitting 2: You Can Do it!  With Mary Crosby (TBD)

$65.00 ($10.00 deposit holds your space). A series of 3 classes. You know how to knit and purl, cast on and off-now let’s follow a pattern and learn all the stitch patterns!  Using the great sampler scarf pattern “You CAN  do it!” by Jean Barrisi, you will learn how to work seven different stitch patterns!  Each one is a skill builder, and you will learn cables, ribbing, lace, and how to read charts.


KIDS Friday knit & Creativity CLUB-monthly

With Mary Crosby and friends. All levels, beginning to some experience, ages 7 and up. $10.00 per student per session, yarn and needles provided for knitting practice in class. Call to register. 

This group class is suitable for small groups of class mates or friends who would like to learn to knit, or work on a special project. Class is usually held the last Friday afternoon of the month from 4-5 PM-check calendar for dates.


Knitting Gallery

All class materials are to be purchased from Madison Wool. Unless specified, class fee does not include pattern or materials. To register for classes, call the shop at 203-245-5921 with your information and deposit (credit card).  We will accept mailed checks as well. Many classes from visiting teachers require you to register directly with them.  Please call or email us with any questions. If we cancel class for any reason (usually only due to weather or teacher illness), you get store credit or you may take rescheduled class. Class deposit/fee non refundable five days prior to class; cancellations prior to this get store credit less deposit. We take extenuating circumstances into consideration, so please let us know as soon as possible if you cannot attend a class.