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  • Traditional Rug Hooking for Beginners

    Learn the basics of rug hooking while creating a small project. Tools, materials, design, wool quantity, color planning, basic dyeing techniques, and the finishing of your project will be covered. No supplies needed for first class. Hook and fabric kit included in fee. New frames and wool can be purchased in class; used frames are available to use during class or bring your own frame. Intermediates are welcome for those who want help working on a larger project. Designed for high school and older. This class will meet inside CVU.
  • Intro to Knitting - Super Bulky, Cozy Cowl

    Join us for this fun, informative class where Kelly will teach you how to Cast On, Knit, Purl and Bind Off. You’ll talk about yarn, needles, other tools of the trade, gauge and pattern reading, so you’ll have a good base of information to get you started off right! This cowl is so much fun to knit and wear, and makes great gifts; you’ll want to make one in every color! Please bring the following materials to the first class: Yarn: 200 yards #6 Super Bulky Yarn Knitting Needle: US 17 24-32” Circular Needle Other Tools: Darning Needle, Stitch Marker (or scrap yarn), Scissors, Tape Measure Visit Must Love Yarn and enjoy a 15% discount on any of the supplies needed for class. Mention at checkout that you are taking a class with Kelly Otty thru CVU Access. This class will meet at CVU.
  • Punch Needle Rug Hooking

    Join Diane to learn punch needle rug hooking with 100% wool rug yarn. Diane will provide the tools and materials for use during class while creating an 8" to 14" design of your choice from start to finish. A #9 Oxford Punch Needle, and a variety of designs and templates will be available or you can create your own. A practice kit is included in the fee. Tools and materials also are available for purchase in class. Intermediates are welcome or those who want help working on a larger project. Recommended for high school or older. Please check-in at the main entrance before the start of class.
  • Foundation Paper Piecing: A New Sewing Technique

    Join Kristi to learn a unique new sewing technique. Foundation Paper Piecing is a fun and easy way to make really complex and beautiful quilt shapes. It looks harder than it is. Kristi will teach you to make the Cardinal block and from there you'll have the skills to tackle any Foundation Paper pieced pattern. A kit of all of the needed supplies will be provided. If you have pins, scissors and/or a rotary cutter, please bring them to class, or you will be able to borrow these items. This class will take place inside CVU.
  • Knitting Cable Mittens

    Mittens are fun, bite sized projects where you can play around with different techniques, such as cables, colorwork or texture. They make wonderful gifts and in Vermont, who doesn’t love a great pair of warm mittens?! This is a class geared towards Advanced Beginner knitters, you should be comfortable casting on and knitting/purling in the round in a small circumference. Required Materials: Yarn: 100g skein of Worsted Weight #4 yarn – smooth yarns are best for working cables for best stitch definition Knitting Needles: US 4 & US 6 (both sizes in dpns, long circular for Magic Loop, or 9” circular with dpns) Notions: Cable needle, tapestry needle, scissors, stitch markers, tape measure, scrap yarn Visit Must Love Yarn and enjoy a 15% discount on any of the supplies needed for class. Mention at checkout that you are taking a class with Kelly Otty thru CVU Access. This class will meet inside CVU.
  • How to Start a Quilting Project for Beginners

    Learn the basics of quilting by making a beautiful Seminole-pieced table runner. The class will cover fabric selection, how to read a pattern, rotary cutting basics, machine piecing, layering, quilting and binding. The first class will cover fabrics, batting, thread, patterns, and colors- no sewing. Individual sewing machines are available for each person, but feel free to bring your own if that is easier. You will receive an email with more information and supply requirements before the start of the first class. No quilting experience necessary!
  • Beginning Colorwork – Slip Stitches – Knitting the Limitless Cowl

    Knitting projects using slip stitches are a fun way to start your color knitting journey. Using only one color at a time, you’ll make a cowl that looks much more complicated than it is! This class is great for advanced beginners to knitters that have been knitting for years. Cowls make great gifts and are fun and fast to knit. Required Materials: Yarn: 100 gram skein solid color #3 DK weight yarn (sample shown used Berroco Ultra Wool) 50 gram skein multi/variegated color #3 DK weight yarn (sample shown used Schoppel Wool Edition 3) Knitting Needles: US 7, 24” circular knitting needles Other Tools: Stitch Markers, Tape Measure, Scissors, Tapestry Needle Visit Must Love Yarn and enjoy a 15% discount on any of the supplies needed for class. Mention at checkout that you are taking a class with Kelly Otty thru CVU Access. This class will meet at CVU.
  • Traditional Rug Hooking for Beginners

    Learn the basics of rug hooking while creating a small project. Tools, materials, design, wool quantity, color planning, basic dyeing techniques, and the finishing of your project will be covered. No supplies needed for first class. Hook and fabric kit included in fee! New frames and wool can be purchased in class; used frames are available to use during class or bring your own frame. Intermediates are welcome for those who want help working on a larger project. Designed for high school and older. This class will meet inside CVU.
  • Basket Weaving: Two-Handled Lading Round

    The “Two-Handled Lading Round” is a sturdy, two-handled basket built to carry everything from clothes to crops. With a tightly woven and dense double-bottom, the “Two-Handled Lading Round” is certain to be a useful and robust basket for daily use. All high-quality materials are be responsibly sourced and included in the fee. This is a three session class. Please check-in at the CVU main entrance before the first start of class.
  • Sew Your Own Tote Bag

    Join Kristi to sew your own canvas tote bag lined with cotton. The bag has fully finished interior seams and an optional interior pocket. This class is a great introduction to sewing, using beginner friendly materials and making something that you can use or gift. A high-quality fabric and materials kit (valued at $20) will be provided; colors/prints will vary. If you have pins, scissors and/or a rotary cutter, please bring them to class, or you will be able to borrow these items. This class will take place inside CVU.
  • Knit Your First Sweater

    Have you knit hats, scarves, mittens and cowls and want to take on a sweater? In this class we’ll cover the techniques required for knitting a top-down, raglan sweater. We’ll be working in bulky weight yarn so it will be a fairly quick knit, in just a month’s time, you’ll have your very first sweater to knit! There is a bit of homework before the beginning of class, please knit a swatch, approximately 6” x 6” using your larger gauge (US 11) needles and working in stockinette stitch – cast on 20 stitches and work one row knit and one row purl – repeat until your swatch is approximately 6” square. Bring your swatch to the first day of class and we’ll get measured up and cast on! Note: If you would prefer to knit a child sized sweater (as small as infant), let us know and we will put you in touch with Kelly to get the appropriate pattern and material (yarn) requirements. Advanced Beginner Class – You should be comfortable casting on, knitting & purling. Materials: Yarn: Yarn will be dependent on the size sweater you will want to knit. The following sizes are available in the pattern, please measure your bust and add 2-4” to that measurement depending on how loosely you would like the sweater to fit. Sizes (34, 38, 42, 46){50, 54, 58, 62}, you will need approximately (540, 600, 650, 700){750, 810, 870, 980} yards of bulky weight yarn. There is lots of variation in bulky weight yarn, look for one that will get you approximately 3 stitches to the inch on US 11 needles. Good options include Tahki Superwash Merino Bulky, Berroco Lanas Quick, Lion Brand Hue & Me. We can work with most bulky yarns, however we may have to adjust needle size or pattern size to account for your individual gauge. Needles: US 10 16” & 32” circular & double points, US 11 16” & 32” circular and double points (Note: if you are comfortable using the Magic Loop method of knitting, you don’t need to bring dpns, you can use your 32” circulars) Notions: Stitch Markers, Darning Needle, Tape Measure, Scissors, Scrap Yarn Visit Must Love Yarn and enjoy a 15% discount on any of the supplies needed for class. Mention at checkout that you are taking a class with Kelly Otty thru CVU Access. This class will meet at CVU.
  • Traditional Intermediate Rug Hooking

    If you have taken Diane's beginner course or have some rug hooking experience, this class is for you! Back by popular demand, participants will continue rug hooking with a new and more advanced project with Diane's expert help. Participants will need to bring their frame, hook, and a pattern or design in mind. Students will need to purchase their own materials for this exciting continuation of creative skills. Wool, patterns, and additional hooking supplies will be available for purchase during class. Designed for high school and older. This class will meet at CVU for these 5 sessions.