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Spring and Summer Classes at Alpaca Direct

Join us at our Hayden, Idaho storefront to learn new skills & make fiber friends! Call us at 208-209-7079 for more information or to register for any of these upcoming classes.

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Beaded Gloves · April 10 & 17 · 6 pm – 8 pm
Pattern is included, materials are sold separately. Gloves are so much fun to knit and wear; we’ve come up with a little beaded pair just for warmer weather.
Skills you’ll need: basic knitting skills required
Skills you’ll learn: how to work beads into your pattern


Beaded Gloves Con’t · April 17 · 6 pm – 8 pm
This follow up class is designed for anyone needing any additional help to complete their pretty little gloves.
Skills you’ll learn: how to work beads into your pattern


Crochet Hawaiian Scarf · April 24 · 6 pm – 8 pm
Yarn and pattern included, bring your own hook, or purchase separately. This class is designed to take the beginner to a novice in no time.
Skills you’ll need: how make single and double crochet
Skills you’ll learn: how to read a pattern.

Socks on Circulars · Part 1 · May 8 · 6 pm – 8 pm & May 12 · 1 pm – 3 pm
10% Discount on required materials.
Discover the joy of making socks. This two part workshop will introduce you to sock knitting on circular needles.
Skills you’ll need: knit & purl, increases & decreases
Skills you’ll learn: how to knit small items in the round on circular needles


Sock on Circulars Part 2 · May 15 · 6 pm – 8 pm & May 19 · 1 pm – 3 pm
This class is designed to build on the skill set of previous class.
Skills you’ll need: completion of sock cuff
Skills you’ll learn: heel and gusset shaping


Learn to Knit - Part 1 · May 22 · 6 pm – 8 pm & May 26 · 1 pm – 3 pm
10% Discount on required materials.
All of knitting is based on just two stitches, knit & purl. Master these two stitches and the possibilities are endless.
Skills you’ll need: none
Skills you’ll learn: casting on, knit & purl


Learn to Knit - Part 2 · May 29 · 6 pm – 8 pm & May 31 · 1 pm – 3 pm
This class is designed to build the skills set of previous class.
Skills you’ll need: practiced skills from previous week
Skills you’ll learn: picking up dropped stitches, ripping back, increases, decreases, and binding off


11 Pattern Scarf - Knit Along · June 5 · 6 pm – 8 pm & June 9 · 1 pm – 3 pm
10% Discount on materials to complete scarf project.
Come join us for this fun little project and enjoy the company of other knitters while learning a few new pattern stitches.
Skills you’ll need: basic knitting skill required
Skills you’ll learn: 11 new pattern stitches


11 Pattern Scarf - Knit Along · June 12 · 6 pm – 8 pm & June 16 · 1 pm – 3 pm
10% Discount on materials to complete scarf project.
Missed the first week…? No worries, it’s not to late to start this sweet little scarf, pull up a chair, bring out the needles, & join the party, we’ll supply the coffee or tea.
Skills you’ll need: basic knitting skills required
Skills you’ll learn: 11 new pattern stitches


Learn to Crochet Part 1 · June 19 ·   6 pm – 8 pm & June 23 ·  1 pm – 3 pm
10% Discount on required materials.
Not sure if crochet is for you? Find out at our 2-hour beginner’s workshop! You’ll practice making a starting chain, as well as 2 types of common crochet stitches.
Skills you’ll learn: chain, single crochet, double crochet


Learn to Crochet Part 2 · June 26 ·  6 pm – 8 pm & June 30 ·  1 pm – 3 pm
Don’t get discourage by ch 8 & ch 10! Let us help you decode crochet patterns & learn how to work in circles.
Skills you’ll need: chain, single crochet, & double crochet
Skills you’ll learn: reading patterns, and working in a ring 

 

 

Summer Class Offerings at Alpaca Direct: For all classes: Tuition $30.00 fee per 2 hr class.

 

 

Golf Socks I · July 3 · 6-8pm & July 7 · 1-3pm

To secure your spot, please register for classes at least 5 10% Discount on required materials. Of course you can make these sporty little socks. Worked from the toe up, this two part workshop will introduce you to sock knitting on days in advance by calling or visiting Alpaca Direct. How- ever, drop-ins are welcome if the class is not already full circular needles.

Skills you’ll need: knit & purl, increases & decreases

Golf Socks II · July 10 · 6-8pm & July 14 · 1-3pm
This class is designed to build on the skill set of previous class.

Skills you’ll learn: heel and gusset shaping

Learn to Knit - Part I· July 17 · 6-8pm & July 21 · 1-3pm

10% Discount on required materials.
All of knitting is based on just two stitches, knit & purl. Master these two stitches and the possibilities are endless.
Skills you’ll need: none
Skills you’ll learn: casting on, knit & purl

Learn to Knit Part II · July 24 · 6-8pm & July 28 · 1–3pm

This class is designed to build the skills set of previous class.
Skills you’ll need: practiced skills from previous week
Skills you’ll learn: picking up dropped stitches, ripping back, increases, decreases, and binding off 

 

Dye-For-Me · Fiber Dying Workshop · August 4 · 1-3pm

10% Discount on required materials. Be prepared to get messy and have a lot of fun. All students will take home their own custom hand-dyed yarn or fiber.   Skills you’ll need: none

 

Beads & Lace Workshop · August 14 · 6-8 pm

10% Discount on required materials. Come join us for this fun little workshop and enjoy the company of other knitters while learning to add beads for embellishment.
Skills you’ll need: basic knitting skill required

Skills you’ll learn: two methods of knitting with beads

 

3D Three Dimensional Needle Felting · August 18 · 1-3pm

10% Discount on required materials.
Skills you’ll need: none Skills you’ll learn: dry needle felting from combed fiber

 

Learn to Crochet Part 1 · August 21 · 6-8 pm & 25 · 1-3pm

10% Discount on required materials. 2-hour beginner’s workshop! You’ll practice making a starting chain, & 2 types of common crochet stitches.

Skills you’ll learn: chain, single crochet, double crochet

 

Learn to Crochet Part 2 · August 28 · 6-8 pm & Sept 4 · 1-3pm

Don’t get discouraged by ch 8 & ch10! Let us help you decode crochet patterns & learn how to work in circles.
Skills you’ll need: chain, single crochet, & double crochet Skills you’ll learn: reading patterns, and working in a ring

 

Other Class News:
Crafters of all skill levels, from beginners to experts, are invited to join the Alpaca Direct family:
• NEW - Join us on Saturday afternoons Sip & Knit. Bring a fun project and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with other fiber enthusiasts, and we’ll supply the coffee or tea.
• Knitting Group twice weekly— bring your friends or make some new ones at either of our free knitting group sessions
• Featured Projects— an Alpaca Direct exclusive! We partner with our favorite vendors to offer you hot projects at very special prices.
• Classes— stuck in a fiber funk? Join one of our weekly classes to revitalize your knitting & crocheting, practice the tough stuff or learn a brand new craft.
• And come visit during store hours for free access to our yarn winder, comfy chairs, crafting library & knowledgeable staff!

For all classes:

  • Tuition for each 2-hour session is $30
  • To secure your spot, please register for classes at least 5 days in advance by calling or visiting Alpaca Direct. However, drop-ins are welcome if the class is not already full
  • Classes may be cancelled if too few students register. Those who have already registered will be notified of cancellation at least 3 days before the first class session
  • Upon registration, you’ll receive a list of the materials you’ll need to complete the class, including yarn, needles and/or hooks, sewing notions, etc.
  • Registered students receive a 10% discount card to use on materials not provided with class tuition for materials purchased at Alpaca Direct.
  • Tuition is refundable up to 5 days before the first class session, but you may only receive a partial refund if you have already used your class materials discount
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