Lovely Classes

Our team of talented, enthusiastic teachers will help you learn all kinds of new skills. ​

 

From beginner knitting and crochet to jewelry-making, spinning and weaving, we offer a broad selection to suit any skill level.  



Class sizes are small (maximum 6 students) so our students get plenty of individualized attention.  You also receive 10% off class materials when purchased at Lovelyarns.



​And our prices are so reasonable that you can take lots of classes without depleting your yarn budget!

Learn a new skill​ with one of our fabulous teachers.  Get the basics down with these classes, and then graduate to something more adventurous!

 

* easy - great for beginners

**intermediate - perfect for stitchers with a few projects under their belts

***advanced - not for the faint of heart; better suited for an experienced crafter

To register for a class, please call the shop at  (410) 662 - YARN (9276)  

and pay with a credit card.  Classes fill quickly!  Don't wait!

 

NOTE: You must be paid-up 48hrs before class starts, or we will not hold your spot.

If you must cancel due to unforeseen circumstance, we will work with you to reschedule your class or issue you a store credit for the amount of your class fee.

Learn to Knit*

 $80 class fee includes yarn, needles, and 4 hours of instruction.
Instructor: Jayne Trentanove/Tara Robinson
 
This two-session class is for those of you who have never picked up needles and yarn, or who may have learned as a child and forgotten everything.  In the first class, you will learn to knit and bind off. Second class will include casting on, purling and reading a pattern. You should be able to knit up a scarf (yes, you will!) after leaving these classes, and maybe do some ribbing too.

(We try to keep the class availability updated as frequently as possible.)

 

Sundays, January 12 & 19                           9am - 11am

Sundays, February 2 & 9                             9am - 11am

 

Our beginner classes fill quickly!

If you would like advance notice of our next schedule, please go back to the home page (scroll down to the bottom) and sign up for our email newsletter! 

Crochet Bootcamp*

$80 class fee includes yarn, hook, and 4 hours of instruction.

Instructor: Brittni Moore

All crochet stitches start from a basic chain that is in turn started with a slip knot. Once you know how to make a chain and work your way back along the chain you will know how to crochet. It's that simple, really! We will also learn the basic stitches of crochet: single, double, and triple crochet, with which you can make virtually any crochet project. You will also learn to read/understand stitch abbreviations and (hopefully) basic patterns!

Sat & Sun, February 8 & 9                                    1pm - 3pm

Beginner Drop Spindle*

$85 class fee includes 3 hours of instruction and all materials

Instructor: Christiane Knight

Learn to make your own beautiful yarn on a drop spindle! No prior experience is necessary for thjis class. Materials: All are included with class fee.

Saturday, February 29                                       12pm - 3pm

Experimental Weaving* (Learn to weave on a floor loom)

$250 class fee includes 16 hours of instruction and all materials

Instructor: Erin Dowd

Play on the loom in this intuitive approach to creating fabric. Learn about supplementary weft (also known as inlay) to create projects that experiment with color, texture, and image. This technique creates a fabric that has a front and a back. Participants will learn how to calculate warp and weft needs, and set up an eight shaft loom in a straight draw pattern.Beginner friendly/no experience required. Materials: All are included with class fee.

TBD

Beginner Tapestry Weaving *

$100 class fee includes 3 hours of instruction and all materials

Instructor: Erin Dowd

Learn how to warp a basic tapestry loom and explore different techniques to make shapes, lines, and fringe in this method of weft-faced weaving. Materials: loom, shuttle, needles, and warp yarn will be provided. There will be weft yarn options to explore, but you are encouraged to bring or buy weft yarn. (Recommended weights are DK, worsted, Aran, or bulky.)No prior experience is necessary for this class. Materials are included.

Saturday, January 25                                         11am - 2pm

Saturday, February 22                                         11am - 2pm

Socks

$90 class fee includes 6 hours of instruction

Instructor: Melissa Salzman

 

In this class you will how to make socks! Melissa will cover techniques for casting on, making a heel flap & turn and a kitchener stitch toe Materials: DK or Fingering weight yarn and DPNs or circs of an appropriate size for your yarn. This is an intermediate level class.

 

Tuesdays, February 4, 11 & 18                         6pm - 8pm

Faux Fur Pom Pom Workshop!

$60 class fee includes 2 hours of instruction and materials

Instructor: Brittni Moore

Learn to make your very own snap-on faux fur pom poms in this fun 2 hour workshop! You should be able to go home with TWO new pom poms!! Materials: All are provided

 

Sunday, January 26                      1pm - 3pm

Top Down Raglan Sweater**

$100 class fee includes 6 hours of instruction

Instructor: Marcia Smith

Take this great 3-session class and learn about top-down sweater construction as you knit your first sweater! Materials: Bring enough yarn in any weight to make your sweater, 2 sizes (smaller size for cuffs and edges and larger size for body) of 32” circular needles and 2 sizes (smaller size for cuff larger size for sleeve) 12” circs or DPNs in the correct size for your gauge, stitch markers (one removeable), waste yarn, and a tapestry needle. Yarn must be ordered AT LEAST 10 days before class.

 

TBD

How to Ravelry* New Class!

$40 class fee includes 2 hours of instruction

Instructor: Melissa Salzman

Learn to use Ravelry like a pro in this fun new class! You will learn to set up your account, navigate forums and groups, and to easily and efficiently learn to use filters for patterns searching! Materials: Melissa will use the shop tablet for demonstration in class but feel free to bring your own tablet, laptop or other internet enabled device; we have wifi for you to use.

Tuesday, January 28                                      6pm - 8pm

Coiled Vessels *

$100 class fee includes 3 hours of instruction, coiling base and needles

Instructor: Erin Dowd

 

Learn this fun artistic basketry technique while making a new basket, bowl, or vessel for your home or as a gift. Materials: All materials are provided for you. If you would like to supplement, please feel free to bring some of your own yarn from home or purchase some from the shop before/during class.                                             

Saturday, January 18                            11am - 2pm

Tunisian Crochet**

$60 class fee includes 3 hours of instruction

Instructor: Brittni Moore

Learn the basics of Tunisian Crochet while making a sampler in this super fun class! The stitches we will learn in class include simple stitch, knit stitch, tunisian full stitch and honeycomb stitch. You must know crochet basics before taking this class. Materials: Bring Size 24” L Tunisian Crochet hook and worsted weight yarn in a color of your choosing. Materials may be purchased in the shop before class.

Saturday, January 25                              1pm - 4pm

Intermediate Crochet**

$60 class fee includes 3 hours of instruction

Instructor: Brittni Moore

 

Take your crochet to the next level! Learn how to crochet in the round, make increases, decreases and how to read crochet patterns and charts. Materials: 1 skein of worsted weight yarn in a light solid color and a size USH (5mm) crochet hook

Sunday, February 23                                  1pm - 4pm

Circular Weaving

$55 class fee includes 2 hours of instruction and some materials.
Instructor: Linda Rosenthal

 

This technique can used to make small Dorset buttons to large mandalas and wall art! Materials: Bring an assortment of sewing needles and any bits of ribbon, yarn and beads from your stash or you can purchase items before class at the shop. Hoops will be provided for you.

Private lesson by appointment only

Color & Free Form Knitting **

$80 class fee includes 4 hours of instruction.
Instructor: Linda Rosenthal

 

Linda brings her expertise in color, design, and stitchery to this fabulous new class! Learn to experiment with blending color and stitch techniques in your knitting.  Bring an assortment of needle sizes to use in class while we play with the varied fibers on our brand new Yarn Tasting Wall!    

Private lesson by appointment only

Knitting 911*

$40 class fee includes 2 hours of instruction

Instructor: Evan Plunkett/Melissa Salzman

 

Learn to read your knitting, pick up dropped stitches, TINK-ing, and more! Homework: make 2 stockinette swatches and 2 garter stitch swatches to practice fixing mistakes.  Swatches should be about 4 inches square or so in worsted weight yarn.  Bring swatches, US8 needles, a crochet hook, DPNs, stitch markers, and a tapestry needle. Feel free to bring a project that has mistakes as well.

Private lesson by appointment only

Knit with Two Hands: Introduction to Fair Isle Knitting/Technique Class** New Class!

$40 class fee includes 2 hours of instruction

Instructor: Tara Robinson

Fair isle patterns can be found in all types of knitting, from hats, cowls and yoked sweaters.  These patterns are beautiful and fun to knit but intimidating for someone who is new to the technique.  This class will teach you stranded knitting using both hands at the same time.  You will learn how to read a color work pattern, how to catch floats, and the rules of yarn dominance.  Because this is a technique class, we will not focus on one particular project.  At the conclusion of this class, however, you will have the skills necessary to begin a colorwork project of your choice.

 

Homework:  Using worsted weight yarn from stash, cast on 80 stitches onto a size 7 or 8 16-inch circular needle.  Place marker and join in the round.  Knit two rounds.  Bring a contrasting color yarn (for colorwork practice) and additional stitch markers to class.

 

Wednesday, January 29                                6pm - 8pm

The Hoopla Hat** New Class!

$80 class fee includes 4 hours of instruction

Instructor: Tara Robinson

Come knit this fun colorwork hat!  Reinforce your knowledge of the two handed knitting technique and learn how to create a Latvian braid! This class includes two sessions. Session 1: Knit the Latvian Braid.  Review chart reading, yarn dominance and catching floats. Session 2: Troubleshooting, crown shaping, and finishing. Prerequisites: Completion of the Knit With Two Hands class OR prior experience with stranded knitting. Materials needed: Printed copy of Hoopla Hat by Dianna Walla available on Ravelry, 2 colors of worsted weight yarn (see required amounts in pattern), size US4-16 inch circular, size US6 or US7-16 inch circular, size US6 or US7 DPNs, tapestry needle, and stitch markers.

 Homework prior to first class:

Download and print the Hoopla Hat pattern.  Choose the size you wish to knit, cast on and complete 2x2 brim.  The first class will begin with the Latvian Braid.

TBD

Finishing Techniques* New Class!

$40 class fee includes 2 hours of instruction

Instructor: Marcia Smith

Have you got a stack of projects that need seaming? Button bands? Or possibly a fun decorative edge to give your piece that little bit of finished polish? Then this is the class for you! Learn to personalize your garment to your body, join shoulders with a  3-needle bind-off, sewing vertical seams, sewing in sleeves, picking up stitches, sewn on edgings, I-cord, binding off and how to block your finished objects! Materials: US8 needles and DPNs, two 4" x 4" swatches one in garter stitch and the other in stockinette on which to practice your new skills and a tapestry needle.

 

Wednesday, January 22                             11am - 1pm

 3610 Falls Road, Hampden MD 21211  ~  (410) 662-YARN [9276]

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