Claudia Krisniski 
59 Spring Road  *  Hudson NY 12534
(518)828-4554

Countrywool
A knitting, pattern designing, and spinning, teaching and retail studio

Classes, Retreats and Gatherings

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(there are new additions all the time, so check back frequently


NOVEMBER


Full Moon Finish

A monthly clinic to help you sew up,
block and tidy your
knitting and crocheting



Sunday, November 4      
11 am-12 noon

Materials needed for this clinic:
•    your pattern
•    extra yarn
•    darning needles, scissor, pins, stitch holders, double pointed needles, crochet hook
$10/hr

Washing and Hand Carding Wool Fleece 
Sunday, November 5  12-3 PM
       
Do you have sheep in your back yard? Wonder how to get started with the fleece from their first haircut? Using vinegar and soap, learn to wash sheep's wool without felting it. Learn to gently open up fibers with hand carding. Handouts supplied.  $35      Dress warmly, we will be outside
(to register: call 518.828.4554, leave your name, phone and email address)


Materials needed for this class:
  • Undyed, unwashed fleece… 8 ounces (8 oz bags Finn wool  available to purchase for $16)
  • two 3-5 gallon buckets
  • 4 ounces washed fleece (4 ounce bags Cormo wool available to purchase for $11)
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 16 oz liquid soap detergent (ajax, dawn, joy, etc)
  • rubber gloves (optional)
  • hand cards or two dog combs (hand cards available to purchase for $85)

Materials needed for this class:
(purchase at Countrywool for free class
OR bring your own yarns and pay $5 a session)

  • 1 skein each..Durasport and Mini Mochi
  • One set (of 4) each of #2 and #4          (or #1 and #3 if you knit loosely like me)     double pointed needles
  • 2 clipping stitch markers

Call and leave your name and email
to register:
(518)828-4554


socks for the winter
All about
color &
stranded knitting

Sunday
NOVEMBER 12, 
12-2 PM

Learn to work with 2 colors in the stranded, Fair Isle tradition using just 2 yarns, one of which is hand painted in long color repeats. If you are new to making socks, this class is PERFECT for you.

Free Countrywool original sock pattern for those who attend.



Rip Van Winkle THE BEST OF ELIZABETH ZIMMERMANN Knitting retreat
November 17, 18 & 19, 2017
Winter Clove Inn, Round Top, NY

Beatrix Potter drawing
The Spin Doctor Returns!

Sunday,
November 26 
11 am - noon


Need a boost with your hand spinning?
Did you encounter a problem with your wheel? Something not working right? Does your wheel need a FALL TUNE UP? The Spin Doctor fixes all. Call or email and leave a message to let us know you are coming....


FREE if you bring everything you need (supplies and wool available to purchase when you get there if you need something...)



Knitting A Scarf With Wool:    
Sunday,   November 26 
12 - 3 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.
Class is held here at Countrywool, but registration is with
Columbia-Greene Community College
Preregistration required (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





DECEMBER

Materials needed for this class:
(purchase at Countrywool for free class
OR bring your own yarns and pay $5 a session)

  • 1 skein each..Durasport and Mini Mochi
  • One set (of 4) each of #2 and #4          (or #1 and #3 if you knit loosely like me)     double pointed needles
  • 2 clipping stitch markers

Call and leave your name and email
to register:
(518)828-4554


socks for the winter
All about
color &
stranded knitting

Sunday
DECEMBER 10, 
12-2 PM

Learn to work with 2 colors in the stranded, Fair Isle tradition using just 2 yarns, one of which is hand painted in long color repeats. If you are new to making socks, this class is PERFECT for you.

Free Countrywool original sock pattern for those who attend.







Spin A Yarn:    
Sunday, December 31    10 - 1 PM
                                              

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!
Class is held here at Countrywool, but registration is with

Columbia-Greene Community College
Preregistration required (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

Beatrix Potter drawing
The Spin Doctor Returns!

Sunday,
December 31 
1 - 2 PM


Need a boost with your hand spinning?
Did you encounter a problem with your wheel? Something not working right? Does your wheel need a FALL TUNE UP? The Spin Doctor fixes all. Call or email and leave a message to let us know you are coming....


FREE if you bring everything you need (supplies and wool available to purchase when you get there if you need something...)


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Knitting A Scarf With Wool:    
Sunday,   April 22 
12-3 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.
Class is held here at Countrywool, but registration is with
Columbia-Greene Community College
Preregistration required (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








Spin A Yarn:    
Sunday, April 29     12-3 PM
                                              

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!
Class is held here at Countrywool, but registration is with

Columbia-Greene Community College
Preregistration required (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: $25-30; wool top: $11.00


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