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

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

Classes, Retreats and Gatherings

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

 

JULY






Summer Lace Class
Mondays July 8, 15 & 22
6-8 PM


Love lace?
Need a helping hand with it?
We have 3 projects being
offered this summer; beginners will want the scarf or the shawl and those wanting a challenge:
 the circularly knit cowl.
Come in out of the heat and knit with us in cool comfort.



Materials needed
for this class:
 
    450 - 750 yds DK weight     yarn
    US #5-7 straight needles
      OR # 5   24" circular         needle
    stitch markers

All items will be available for purchase
 techniques being taught:

German Twisted Casting On
Sewn Off Bind Off
Following lace directions,
either written or in chart form
Lace increases and decreases
Reading your knitting
Tips for keeping track


Class is held at Countrywool,
but registration is with

Columbia-Greene Community College
 
Preregistration required (518)828-4181, ext 3341. 
$47.00









Summer
Spinning Class

Sundays
July 7, 14 & 21
12-2 PM


Starting with raw fleece OR roving
(students' choice)
we will spin fiber
into yarn.

Need to know how
to use your wheel
or drop spindle?
Schedule a
private class
ahead of time.




Materials needed
for this class:
 
   6 oz roving OR
    8 oz  raw fleece, soap,         buckets + handcards

    spinning wheel
    OR drop spindle



Fiber and drop spindles
available for purchase

 techniques
being taught:


Washing raw fleece
Hand carding
Spinning singles yarn
Controlling yarn diameter
Plying
Finishing yarn



Preregistration required
by June 30
6 needed for class to be scheduled

$60.00

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER


Full Moon Finish

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


Sunday, September 15     
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


OCTOBER

NOVEMBER


Knitting A Scarf With Wool:    
Sunday,  November 3    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: $44



Rip Van Winkle Knitting Weekend Retreat in The Catskill Mountains of New York.
November 15, 16 & 17, 2019
registrations open July  15!

DECEMBER






Spin A Yarn:    
Sunday, December 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
    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; wool top: $10.00


JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

APRIL

Cape Ann Icelandic Weekend Knitting Retreat
April 11 & 12, 2020
registrations open January 15, 2020

MAY

Rip Van Winkle Weekend Spinning Retreat
May 15, 16 & 17, 2010
registrations open February 1, 2020


JUNE


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