Last few days to sign up for classes

One week from right now YarnCon will be happening! That means time is running out to sign up for classes!*

We have some really great classes this year, maybe you have thought about taking a class but aren’t sure if you are up to it. You are!

Let’s say you were thinking about the Steeking class with Lori Grady, but don’t know if you can bear to cut your own knitting, or have knitting ready in time. No problem! Lori says you can bring in a thrift shop sweater to learn on. Added bonus, you might end up with a pretty great cardigan!

Steeked Sweater
freshly steeked sweater by Lori Grady

How about learning to make jewelry by knitting an unfamiliar material? In Knit Wirecore Jewelry, Emily Wohlscheid she shows you how to knit with wire that has been core spun with colorful wool. She has the kits ready for you, all you need are knitting needles, and you come out with unique jewelry that speaks to your love of knitting. What better souvenir than new skills and a fancy new piece made by you?

Finished wirecore necklace
Finished wirecore necklace

A perennial favorite at YarnCon is our Dyeing workshops I and II wwith Samantha Lynn. In Dyeing I you can learn to dye yarn, provided by Wool2Dye4, with Kool-Aid! In Dyeing II you learn to use traditional acid Dyes, also with yarn provided by Wool2Dye4. In both classes you go home with a bag of yarn dyed by you!

Color control is not just for finished yarn, you can also control the colors in your fiber for spinning, before you ever get to the wheel, and while at the wheel. Heavenly Bresser shows you how to use Blending Boards to your best advantage; how to combine colors that won’t look muddy when you spin them, and how to make rolags and really take advantage of what a blending board can do.

Blending Board with wool
Blending Board with wool

Heavenly also has a great workshop on a technique for making self-striping yarn on your spinning wheel: Fractal spinning! Learn how to control your colors to get your desired stripy effects!

Fractal Spun Yarn
Fractal Spun Yarn

*Pre-registration for classes ends at 6pm CST on Friday, April 5th. We will happily register you for a class with openings during the show, but you risk missing out on the class you want if it is full.

You can check out the whole roster of classes here:

See you at YarnCon on April 6-7!


  1. Dana Timmerman says

    I would love to attend Yarn Con next year!

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