Green Valley News

CLASS SCHEDULES
2010.02.16

KNITTING

GANSEY SWEATER with Kathleen Orr
Learn the Channel Island cast on, faux side seams, underarm and shoulder gussets, patterning and charts that make a Gansey special. $80.00
JANUARY 20, FEBRUARY 3, 17, and MARCH 3 Wednesdays 10A-Noon

GANSEY SWEATER with Kathleen Orr
Learn the Channel Island cast on, faux side seams, underarm and shoulder gussets, patterning and charts that make a Gansey special. $80.00
JANUARY 20, FEBRUARY 10, 17, and MARCH 10 Wednesdays 5:30-7:30PM

HEELS & TOES WORKSHOP with Carolyn Dondi
The interesting parts of the sock explained.
$20.00
FEBRUARY 27 Saturday 1-4PM

BRAID and BOBBLE HAT with Carolyn Dondi
Learn a cable stitch and do the bobble! Walk away with a beautiful and different hat! Basic knitting skills required.
$60.00
FEBRUARY 27, MARCH 6 & 13 Saturdays 10A-NOON

FELTED BOOTS with Sharon Nelson
These beauties attract attention! Knit and then felt short or tall boots Some short rowing involved. MUST HAVE BASIC knitting knowledge/experience! $40.00
MARCH 1 & 15 Mondays 1-4PM

SOCKS on DOUBLE POINTS with Carolyn Dondi
Have you thought of joining the ranks of the sock knitters? Now is your chance! The basic sock is a thing of beauty. Once you have mastered the 3 ingredients, you will be able to spread your wings and create many different looks. Basic knitting skills required!
$60.00 - (3) sessions
MARCH 4, 11 & 18 Thursdays 5:30 - 7:30PM

SHAGGED MITTENS with Caroly Dondi
This centuries old technique makes a beautiful and warm mitten. Learn to knit in the round and then learn the "shag". (This is not thrumming.)
$60.00
MARCH 6, 13 & 27 Saturdays 1-3PM

SLIP IT!
Slip stitch is the easy way to work color into any project. Learn a color technique without having to do stranding or intarsia. The workshop will cover the technique, discuss using slip stitch in projects, provide pattern sources and give you time to play!
$25.00
MARCH 14 Sunday 12:30 - 3:30

CROCHET with Weldon
Learn basic crochet or gain more confidence and go beyond chaining. Every good knitter should know some crochet. $40.00
MARCH 17 & 24 Wednesdays, 1-3PM

AH - THE BRIOCHE STITCH
Join us in learning to Bark and Burp! This is a one session basic technique class with inspiration on how to use it.
$25.00
Supplies:
Knitting Brioche by Nancy Marchant (optional but strongly recommended)
Worsted weight yarn - 4 colors (100 yards each)
#9 or #10 needles - 3 pairs (one must be circular)
Notebook and Pen
MARCH 20 Saturday 12:30 - 3:30

BEGINNING KNITTING with Carolyn Dondi
A series of classes designed to take you from being a non-knitter to a confident knitter. The class will include casting-on, increasing, decreasing,
at least 4 pattern stitches, working to gauge size, casting off, reading a pattern and much more.
$80.00 - 4 sessions
MARCH 20, 27, APRIL 3 & 17 Saturdays 9:30A - NOON

TOP-DOWN SUMMER T-SHIRT
Top-down is a great way to make a sweater without seams! Learn how with the Henley T-shirt pattern. It is easy and fun. Basic knitting skills required. This could be your first garment project. $60.00
Supplies: Knitting Pure & Simple pattern #9727
Worsted weight cotton or cotton blend yarn
16" & 24" #8 circular needles
3 buttons
measuring tape
APRIL 16 & 23, May 7 Fridays 1-4PM

SCARF it UP
Scarves are hot! They are quick to make with almost any kind of yarn. Want to learn how to design unique masterpieces for you and your friends? Come to the Scarf Design Workshop and explore the yarns, the stitches, the tools and design tips for making truly great scarves.
Bibliography handout provided. Please bring:
Notebook and pen and your imagination.
$25.00
APRIL 17 Saturday 12:30 - 3:30

FAIR ISLE Technique and Project with Beth Garrision
Take advantage of learning the two-handed color technique with a true knitting Guru! Project to be announced yet.
$60.00
APRIL 18, MAY 2 & 23 SUNDAYS 1-3:30PM

FELTED COMFORT SLIPPERS with Sharon Nelson
These slippers cover the ankles to keep the drafts out and can be embellished with needle-felting in the subsequent class. One of Fiber Trends newer patterns.
MAY 8 & 15 Saturdays 1-4PM

NEEDLE FELT EMBELLISHMENT with Sharon Nelson
In this one session class, hand-felt embellishments for the comfort slippers that you just made or some of your other felted clogs or boots. $25.00
MAY 22 Saturday 1-3PM

THE FOLLOWING KNITTING/CROCHET STUDY GROUPS ARE FREE:
COMMUNITY Knitting on the first Tuesday of each month
5:00- 7:30 PM
LACE Knitters on the first Saturday of each month 9:30 AM - Noon
OPEN Knitting on the 2nd Tuesday evening of each month
5:00- 7:30 PM
MEN's Knitting Night on the fourth Tuesday of each month 5:00 - 7:30PM
OPEN Knitting every Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 Noon
KNITTERs nearly EVERY TUESDAY EVENING 5:00 - 7:00PM

WEAVING

TARTAN WEAVING with Weldon Walker
Make a Colorado State tartan scarf and learn the necessary techniques to design and/or weave your own plaid.
FEBRUARY 20, 21; Saturday and Sunday 9A-4P
$140.00 - all materials included

WEAVING BOOT CAMP with Deborah Lane
This is a 2-day boot camp specifically geared for weavers who would like a refresher course on weaving or for the individual who would like to try their hand at weaving without taking a full beginner’s course (THIS WILL NOT REPLACE a beginning weaver's class, but will give the individual a taste of what weaving is all about). Your finished project will be a scarf you can proudly wear.
Day 1: We will wind the warp and dress the loom.
Day 2: We will weave the scarf and learn about finishing methods.
Weaver’s Boot Camp is a crash course: At the end of the workshop you WILL know how to wind a warp, you WILL know how to dress a loom, you WILL know how to weave a simple pattern and you WILL know how to finish a project. This is not a course for the faint of heart!
A loom and materials will be provided; however please bring a pencil/pen and paper for notes, enthusiasm, and energy. We will take a short lunch hour at noon. No cell phones allowed. We will start promptly at 9:00 a.m.
$105.00
APRIL 24/25; 9:00AM-4:00PM

Deborah also teaches (no schedule yet - call for interest)
MINI WEAVING WORKSHOPs - 2 hours each
$20.00 EACH or $100.00 for the series:
YOUR FIRST PROJECT
THE DRAWDOWN
TIPS, TRICKS & TRAPS
PROFILE DRAFTING
DESIGNING with BLOCKS
HUCK LACE

BEGINNING or INTERMEDIATE WEAVING with Dottie Weir
Beginning weaving or move a bit beyond the basics on our shop 4-shaft floor looms. Learn or refresh skills for warping and setup of floor loom plus study of lace weaves, textures, supplementary weft and painted warps. If you are beyond beginning, you will be pushed to learn more. Floor loom and material included. $150.00 for 24 hours
JUNE 19 & 20 and 26 & 27
(2)Saturdays and Sundays 9A-4P

WEAVING STUDY GROUPS are free
AFTER FIVE - First Wednesday of each month 5:30 - 8:00 PM; currently studying shadow weave at the shop

BEGINNING - Second Monday of each month 5:00 - 7:00PM (location is two blocks from the shop - 1912 W. Colorado Avenue
This is a business during the day so please do not come early: Park on the street, or around back.

NAVAJO Weaving - 4th Thursday evening: 5:30-7:30PM at the shop

Color & Design - Fourth Tuesday of each month 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon at the shop


SPINNING

SPINNING with BEADS with Sharon Dalrymple
Make beautiful designer yarn by adding beads to either your handspun or commercial yarn. Basic spinning knowledge required.[You will need a spinning wheel, lazy kate, 3 bobbins, niddy noddy, 1 bobbin 1/2full of handspun or commercial yarn, 100 or more pre-strung beads (size appropriate for yarn and size of orifice) on spool of 'NymoD' beading thread.] Beads and Nymo D thread available at local bead shops (BeauZ on W. Colorado Ave. or Jackie's Bead Boutique on DelMonico)
$30.00
MARCH 10 Wednesday 12:30-3:30PM

BEGINNING SPINNING with Sharon Dalrymple
Learn to make your own handspun yarns. Instruction includes operation and maintenance of different wheel types, fiber selection and preparation, plying, worsted and woolen spinning techniques as well as project ideas.
$50.00 includes fiber materials plus $30.00 wheel rental fee for one month or bring your own WORKING wheel - Practice is the key!
APRIL 14 & 21 Wednesdays 12:30 - 3:30 PM

SILK SPINNING
$30.00
APRIL 28 Wednesday 12:30 - 3:30 PM

COTTON SPINNING with Sharon Dalrymple
Learn how to spin this fascinating fiber that predates 5000 B.C.! You will explore different forms of cotton while spinning using the long draw technique of drafting. Basic spinning knowledge required.
[You will need a spinning wheel, lazy kate, 3 bobbins, niddy noddy, 2oz cotton roving, 1 cotton boll, and 20z cotton blend roving] Roving bolls and roving available at Green Valley Weavers and Knitters.
$30.00
MAY 5, Wednesday 12:30-3:30PM

Sharon Dalrymple teaches many mini spinning classes; angora, mohair, cotton, designer, wrap'n roll, spindle, beginning and intermediate. If you have an interest in one or several, let us know. We will do our best to work with your schedule.

Shirley Singleton visits the Colorado Springs area several times a year. She specializes in a technique for lace weight luxury yarns. If you are interested, please let us know.

A very nicely structured Spinning STUDY GROUP every 3rd Tuesday evening from 5:30 - 7:30 PM FREE


UPCOMING CLASSES WILL INCLUDE:

GANSEY SWEATER
INTARSIA color knitting
CABLE
FINISHING
BEGINNING CROCHET
INTERMEDIATE CROCHET
SWEDISH TWINED KNITTING with Jan Seltman
EQUILATERAL TRIANGLE VEST - Summer, 2010


REGISTRATION & REFUND
A 25% deposit is required to reserve your place in class.
Full payment is required two weeks prior to class.
Because we schedule the teacher, order supplies and reserve equipment,
there are no exceptions. Registration fees are fully refundable only if you cancel two weeks prior to the beginning of class. If we cancel the class, all prepaid fees will be refunded. Please check class supply lists for any pre work or supplies needed for the first class.
In consideration of our instructors and other students, we cannot accommodate
infants and children while you are in class. Please make other arrangements for their care.
A 10% discount for class supplies, shopping on the day of your class, and during study groups, applies to non-sale yarns and books.



NORMAN KENNEDY returns 28 March
2010.02.11

Norman Kennedy, a true national treasure, returns to Colorado Springs! Homework involved (just a little). Learn the traditional Scottish steeking technique for arms and necks in sweaters. Details to come.



SHOP HOURS
2010.02.08

NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS
Tuesdays 10A - 7P
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 10A - 5P
Saturdays 9A - 4P

We are located between the DQ and the Phillips 66 on the south side of W. Colorado Avenue

THE SHOP will be CLOSED APRIL 4 - 12 for new carpeting.
Sorry for any inconvenience!



APRIL 4 Through 12 CLOSED
2010.02.07

THE SHOP will be CLOSED APRIL 4 - 12 for new carpeting.
Sorry for any inconvenience; waited as long as we could.



REFUND POLICY
2010.02.01

REFUND POLICY
30 days - cash / check / credit card
31 to 180 days - store credit
Over 180 days - no refund
No Returns on Sale Items



CELIA QUINN Spinning WORKSHOP offered by Pikes Peak Weaving Guild
2010.01.21

Silk Spinning With Celia Quinn
Immerse yourself in luxurious silk, as we spin many forms of the fiber from smooth and lustrous top, and the
exotic blends with other fibers, to the extremely long caps and hankies, as well as the textured carded silks,
and the shortest form, silk noil. Expand cocoons to make squares of silk called Mawata, traditionally used for
batting in Japan. Dye silk caps and hankies for different color effects. Experience the wonder of reeling a
sheer thread from cocoons. Lectures include fiber properties, sericulture, care of silk, and spider silk.
Celia has taught workshops extensively across the U.S. since 1983. She knits, weaves and crochets, with an
emphasis on garments and household textiles. She has spun everything from rope to sub-sewing thread, and
still holds Spin-Off Magazine’s fine spinning record for cotton, at approximately 83, 000 yards per pound.
Her thoughts on spinning can be found in many back issues of Spin-Off. She calls Alaska home.
We will begin our exploration into silk spinning with Celia Quinn at Table Rock Llamas where we will jump
into dyeing silk caps and hankies (spinning this day too). The next two days will find spinning us at the
beautiful Penrose House nested at the base of Cheyenne Mountain.
The workshop is SCHEDULED for MARCH 30, 31, and APRIL 1, 2010. The estimated cost for the workshop is
$175 plus $30-materials fee. We are limited to 20 people in this workshop and a $60 deposit will hold your
spot. This workshop is now open to guilds outside of PPWG. Please CONTACT Heidi Bates ( babyweave@msn.com ) or 719-392-4522.



TAHKI - SHOP KITTEN
2009.11.23

TAHKI is now nearly 14 months old (under 8 lbs.) and spends most of her time at home "training" PEPI, a chocolate lynx-point Siamese male kitten. It took them one whole day to accept one another. They play nearly constantly (eyes rolling).
Here is a photo of Tahki at five months and five pounds! WW bottle fed her from day 1. We have all enjoyed her progress and antics.



CHARITABLE DONATIONS
2009.11.19

THANKS to Everyone who participated on HALLOWEEN!!!
We made over 40 hats that have been taken to:
MEMORIAL Hospital for preemies and chemo patients
and
URBAN PEAK for Colorado Springs teens

WE WILL Happily accept further donations of woolen hats, gloves, mittens, afghans, scarves. Our next donations will go to ONE NATION WALKING TOGETHER.

THANKS AGAIN!!!



BABY TAHKI
2009.02.07

Takhi was found and raised by WW from day one on the 19th of September, 2008. She accompanied WW to the shop along with bottle, heating pad and box. She was four days old on her first visit. We all watched with amazement as she grew and soon began climbing out of her box with eyes still closed. Her bottle feeding stopped when she bit the nipple off the bottle! The only yarn she will not leave alone is the locally raised and spun angora rabbit so we hide it. Here is TAKHI at two weeks old with a milk mustache!



2115 W. Colorado Avenue • Colorado Springs, CO 80904
719.448.9963 • 800.457.8559
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