Who Has Class? Michigan Fibre Studio Has Class!



Come Learn at the Studio!

Our summer is coming to a close. As we knock the sand out of our sandals, put away the beach toys and begin to wonder if we should put on a cover or two on the bed at night, we have found our way to the beginnings of fall. I don’t know about you, but that slightly crispier morning air sets me to wanting to knit all of the things again. Which is great, because we have a fully stocked yarn shop ready for us to find our first of the fall projects! We also have a calendar stocked with classes and clubs and events and trunk shows and all sorts of fun this fall. So while the kids head off to school to learn all that they can, take a gander at our list of classes and enrich your fibre skills. You may register on line by clicking the links provided for each class or stop by or call Michigan Fibre Studio. We’d be happy to hear from you! Bring a friend and learn together or come by yourself and make a friend. Because not only do we have the best teachers, we also have the best students!

***Class Registration Policy***

Payment is due upon time of registration. Class fee is not refundable unless cancellation is made 72 hours before the class start time. Classes with fewer than four students may be canceled or rescheduled for insufficient registration. Unless otherwise indicated, our classes are for students 16 years of age or older. Your registration is valid for the dates listed in the description and may not be transferred to other class dates.

Be sure to come to the studio early enough to have your supplies purchased and your yarn wound into balls before the start of class. Purchasing supplies from Michigan Fibre Studio supports your LYS and enables us to continue bringing in teachers for your continued fiber education.

*Consignment yarn not included in discount

Basics! Classes

Our Basics! classes teach you the beginning stitches that are the basis of all knitting and crocheting. You will also learn variations of the techniques and helpful tips. It’s all you need to get you started. The Beyond Basics! class teaches you the next step in your journey. Have Karin Sajdak help you through the crochet class or choose to learn knitting and have Heather Havens guide you.  Each Basics! class is one two hour session and costs $20.

Knitting dates:  September 21 7-9November 4 1-3December 9 10-12

Crochet dates September 23 10-12October 28 10-12November 2 7-9December 2 10-12

Beyond Basics Crochet dateSeptember 23 1-3

Knitting Classes

Oops! Fixing Mistakes
We all have done it… dropped the stitch, twisted a stitch, had our cable lean in the wrong direction. And we either try really, really hard not to make the mistake, or we put the project in the corner, waiting for the knitting fairy to fix it for us. After this class, you will be able to let go of the anxiety of perfection and use your corner for other things, like a bookshelf or side table. In this two hour session, Amy Gallmeyer will show you how to correct some of the most common mistakes that we make so you will be able to confidently fix those errant stitches. Please note that there is homework to be done for this class. Click on the date you are interested in for registration and homework assignment.
Finishing Workshop
Time to finish your sweater or sew your blanket panels together. But how? Which is the best way to give you a professional looking and strong seam that is less likely to come out? Do you have questions on how to pick up stitches? Amy Gallmeyer has the answers for you!  In this class she will go over the different ways to do your finishing work so that your project will look the way you want it to. This is a single class of two hours. Please note that there is homework for this class. Click on the date you are interested in for registration and homework assignment.September 28 (Thursday) 4-6
October 21 (Saturday) 1-3
October 26 (Thursday) 4-6
December 16 (Saturday) 1-3

Sweater Series 2017 Fall
The Sweater Series is the must-take class of the season! Do you have knitting a sweater on your ‘some day’ list? Maybe you tried to make a sweater, but it fits your 13 year old niece better than you, except for the sleeves, which would fit your husband just fine. If so, this class is perfect for you. Amy Gallmeyer will take you from pattern to gorgeous sweater in this 4 session class. She will help with measurements, finding the right yarn for the right sweater just for you, and any techniques needed for your sweater. Ready to take the plunge?  Register and check out the specifics here.

September 14, 28 October 12, 26 November 9 (Thursdays) 7-9

Sock Club 2017 Fall
Back by popular demand! Sock Club is a workshop that meets every month at Michigan Fibre Studio. This year’s sock club will explore the creative patterns of General Hogbuffer. Each workshop will feature a different sock pattern and teach the unique techniques that the pattern uses. The techniques will be taught using worsted weight yarn and larger needles. Once the techniques have been mastered you will be ready to tackle the sock in sock weight yarn. Sign up for all 4 before September 9th at a special price! Details found here.

I. Vertizontal
September 16 (Saturday) from 10 – noon

II. Dither
October 21 (Saturday) from 10 – noon

III. Euclid
November 18 (Saturday) from 10 – noon

IV. Albion
December 16 (Saturday) from 10 – noon

Crochet & Other Classes

Intro to Tunisian Crochet
Using your choice of two projects, Karin Sajdak will teach your the basics of Tunisian Crochet. You will learn the single, double, knit, cross-stitch & gobelin stitches as well as how to begin and finish a project. Prerequisite includes Crochet Basics! or equivalent.

October 19 (Thursday) 7-9

Felted Coin Purse
In this Two session class, Amy Gallmeyer will be teaching two-color knitting, short row shaping, felting and sewing in a zipper. After all is said and done, you will have a cute coin purse (makes a great gift!). Please click the date of the class that you want in order to register and find more information.

October 4 & 18 (Wednesday)  10-Noon
November 4 & 11 (Saturday)  10-Noon

Hairpin Lace Snowflakes
These adorable little guys are fast and addictive! They make a great gift ~ or create a bunch and string them up to make a garland for your office or tree! Click the link below to register or call the Studio to sign up!

December 2 (Saturday) 1-3

Hairpin Lace Cowl
You will want to make the first one because it is so beautiful. The many others that you will make will because it is so fun and easy! In one of our most popular classes Karin Sajdak will walk you through the beginning steps of working with a hairpin lace loom as well as how to bind the strips that you make. This too, makes a great gift, especially last minute. Please click the link below to save your space today!

December 14 (Thursday)  7-9

Intro to Needle Felting
Finding yourself drawn to the beauty of needle felting, but aren’t sure how to get started? Heather Havens will have you felting in no time! Learn the tools and fiber while making a two dimensional design that can be used as a patch or an adornment to a hat or bag. No previous skill needed, only a love of wool!

December 9 (Saturday) 1-3

Fibre Benders Teammate Spinners Wanted!

Michigan Fibre Studio is plying up with Threadbender Yarn Shop to create our 2017 Spinzilla team: Fibre Benders! Join our team and spend the week spinning away with us. We have created a full week and then some of fun events to get you ready and keep you inspired to spin! So grab your wheels and drop spindles and click on the following links to get you started.

Register for Team Fibre Benders here

Join our Ravelry thread here

Find out more about Fibre Benders’ events here

Learn more about Spinzilla here

Upcoming Trunk Shows

September 9 – 16  Birdies Knits
September 26-30
Indie Fiber Week!
October 27 & 28
November 10 & 11
Black Cat Fibers
November 17 & 18
Washtenaw Wool Company
December 15
Mid Mitten Designs

Notable Dates & Events

Open Spinning
Bring your wheel or drop spindle and enjoy spinning with others that share your love of the craft.
Wednesday  September 6th & every other Wednesday following until 8pOpen Fibre Night
Crochet, weave, knit, felt or spin with us, we love all of the fibre crafts! Open until 9 every Thursday.Friday Fibre Ball
Friday September 29th
5p – 12a
Bring your friends, bring your fibre & have a ball!Spinzilla Fibre Prep
Friday September 29th
5p – 9p
Join us during our Fibre Ball to prep your fibre for spinning! Carders will be on hand for blending.

Rigid Heddle Loom Study Group
Saturday September 30
1p – 4p
Bring your rigid heddle loom down to the Studio and study different patterns and techniques. You must have your own loom.