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


MAY






Spin A Yarn:    
Sunday, May 6     11 AM - 2 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
•    5 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: $10.00


Monday Knit Nite


For those who LOVE to knit
 and learn with friends.
New projects are selected
 by those attending.

 
THE LAST KNIT
(click the picture to watch the video)

Pattern and class are FREE if you purchase your yarn at Countrywool
($10 a week otherwise)
Mondays
May 14, 21, 28 & June 4     

6 - 8 PM

Weeks 5-8: Avonia Shrug/Cardigan

Materials needed for this class
  •  your needles
  • darning needle, scissor, stitch markers,  double pointed needles, crochet hook
  • yarns/kits needed available for purchase



Washing and Hand Carding
Wool Fleece

Saturday, May 19 …...... 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.


Class is held at CGCC.
Columbia-Greene Community College
Preregistration required (518)828-4181, ext 3341.  The fee is 39.00.

Materials needed
for this class:

  • Undyed, unwashed fleece… 8 ounces (8 oz bags Finn wool  available to purchase for $16)
  • 2 – ...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)



Full Moon Finish

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


Sunday, May 27     
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

Beatrix Potter
                drawing
The Spin Doctor Returns!

Sunday, May 27      12 noon-1 pm

Need a boost with your hand spinning?
Did you encounter a problem with your wheel? Something not working right?  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...)


JUNE


Monday Knit Nite


For those who LOVE to knit
 and learn with friends.
New projects are selected
 by those attending.

 
THE LAST KNIT
(click the picture to watch the video)

Pattern and class are FREE if you purchase your yarn at Countrywool
($10 a week otherwise)

call or email to register

Mondays
  June 11, 18, 25 & July 2     

6 - 8 PM
fair isle steeked headband
Weeks 9-12:
Fair Isle Steeked Headband


Materials needed for this class
  •  your needles
  • darning needle, scissor, stitch markers,  double pointed needles, crochet hook
  • yarns/kits needed available for purchase


Spinning and Knitting in the Berkshires
weekend retreat
June 16 & 17, 2018
Becket, MA
9 am - 8 pm Saturday
8 am - 5 pm Sunday





JULY


Full Moon Finish

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


Sunday, July 1     
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




Materials needed for this class:
  • 600 yards sport weight yarn
  • 1 pair US #9 needles
  • 2 yards waste yarn
  • crochet hook E, F or G
  • 6 ring markers: 4 each of any color; 2 in different colors

Lace Knitting:
Old Shale Shawl

Mondays
July 16, 23 & 30

6-8 PM


Learn to knit lace.
A traditional lace pattern will be taught
using an original COUNTRYWOOL design.
 Learn increasing and decreasing in pattern; provisional casting on; and sewn off binding off. Learn to read charts. 
If you can knit and purl and count, you can make this shawl!

Class is held here at Countrywool, but registration is with
Columbia-Greene Community College
Preregistration required (518)828-4181, ext 3341. 
The fee will be determined, but has been $50.

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER


Knitting A Scarf With Wool:    
Sunday,  November 4     12 noon - 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: $37



save the date: the best of Elizabeth Zimmermann' s KNITTING WORKSHOP Retreat
Winterclove Inn, Round Top, NY              November 17 & 18, 2018

DECEMBER






Spin A Yarn:    
Sunday, December 30      12 noon - 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
•    5 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: $10.00


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