At WC Mercantile, we have a passion for all fiber-related things! Whether you are a spinner or knitter, advanced or novice, we have a class just for you. We like keeping groups "tight-knit" by holding small classes.
If you belong to a group and would like a class set up just for your "gang", we can accommodate you as well. Just contact us and we'll be happy to set up a something special.
Knitting Skills Class: One Stitch at a Time!
with Stephanie Cunningham
Never knit before? Or know a few of the basics and want to progress to the next step. In this Knitting Skills Class, we will get you knitting and beyond! You will learn how to cast on, the knit stitch and cast off. Yarn and needles are provided for class; feel free to buy some to take home to practice. Come back as often as you would like to increase your skill set.
Date: Fridays as listed in the Options Box
Time: 10am - Noon
Each Session $20
Get your Cricket Clickin'
with Stephanie Cunningham
This is the beginning to weaving on a Cricket Loom. In this class you will get your cricket put together, warped and start to weave. Lots to tricks and tips along the way!
Date: January 9, 2016
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
One Class $30
Intro to Spinning Yarn - Hand Spindle Class
with Lisa Rose
You will learn the characteristics of wool and learn how to card and make rolags. You will spin wool to form singles and plied yarns, using a hand spindle.
Finishing techniques will be discussed, as well as ideas of how to use your handspun yarn.
Fee includes class, fiber to use during class, and a spindle for you to keep. If you own hand cards, please bring them.One Class: $53
Fair Isle Knitting!
with Cheryl Dowdy
Learn the art of Stranded Colorwork. This class will have your projects POPPING with color. With Cheryl you will learn how to begin a new color, how to hold your yarns, yarn management techniques and so much more!
Date: January 16, 2016 10am - 1pm
One Class: $30
with Debbie Gau
This class is perfect for new wheel owners wishing hands-on guidance to start spinning on a wheel. The class covers the parts of the wheel, care and transport, history of the spinning wheel and you will learn about tension, plying and finishing your yarn. In the afternoon you will take the next step and learn to ply singles into yarn. This class will teach the importance of the Z and S twist, and other fun plying techniques. This is a full-day, hands-on class.
Please bring your wheel (in working order) and at least three bobbins, a spool or ball of crochet or sewing thread, a bowl or container, Lazy Kate and a Niddy Noddy. Call ahead of time if you have any questions and to reserve your spot as space is limited. You can also reserve a shop wheel.
Date: January 23rd, 2016
Time: 10am - 4pm
One Class $60 + $5 materials fee
Mardi Gras Fiber Extravaganza
by Diana North
Laissez les bons temps rouler! Come join Diana North of FeistyFenn Fibers for a Mardi Gras class/party that is bound to please. Class participants will make a Mardi Gras necklace from one-of-a-kind FeistyFenn Fibers art yarns, as well as play a dice game to make a ball of "Magic Ball" yarn from fun novelty yarns. The "Magic Ball" yarn will then be crafted into a unique cowl. There will be Mardi Gras decorations, food, and music and "throw outs" throughout the afternoon. Class participants are encouraged to wear masks and dress in Mardi Gras colors. This class is open to both knitters and crocheters.
Date: February 6th, 2016
Class Time: 1PM-4PM
Prerequisites: Know how to do basic knitting or crochet
REGISTRATION: Sign-ups begin immediately on a first-come-first-served basis. You can register online by clicking the "Online Sign-up" link or at the shop or by phone with a credit card. Your place is reserved with full payment. Online link will be removed when a class is full. You may receive a supply list and homework when you register.
CLASS MINIMUMS: Minimum class size is 3 students. ‘Go’ date is 7 days before first session. If your class is cancelled, we will call you and issue a refund. We encourage you to sign up as soon as possible to reserve your spot and ensure minimum enrollment. Sign up with a friend!
CANCELLATIONS: You may cancel up to 7 days before your first class for a full refund. If you cancel later, we cannot issue a refund unless we are able to fill your spot from a waiting list, so consider putting your last cancel date on your calendar. If you’re unable to cancel in time for a refund, you can always send a friend in your place. If we must cancel a class, we will issue a refund. We may, on occasion, need to call in a substitute teacher.
WAITING LISTS: If you were wait-listed for a past class that is repeating this session, please call again to sign up. Waiting lists will not be retained from session to session.