Winter / Spring Master Class Schedule
ALL CLASSES AND EVENTS TAKE PLACE AT:
Lion Brand Yarn Studio
34 W. 15th Street
New York, NY 10011
Master Classes aren’t classes FOR masters, they are classes WITH masters! Don’t miss out on your opportunity to work with these amazing designers.
Check the class page for information on pricing, prerequisites, materials and homework & to view our complete schedule of classes. To book a spot, call the Studio at 212-243-9070.
This year, we have a great line up of Master Classes for you! We are thrilled to bring you the best teachers from all over the world. Keep scrolling down for our winter / spring offerings.
NEW this season, by popular demand, our master classes will go on-sale one month earlier then our regular classes.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT OUR FULL SCHEDULE, BUT ONLY A TINY SAMPLING. PLEASE VIEW OUR CLASS PAGE FOR OUR FULL SCHEDULE
JUST ADDED TO SCHEDULE – ON SALE NOW:
Shannon Okey’s Dye Your Own Yarn Class
Hand-dyed yarn is popular but pricey — learn to bring your very own personal colors to life in this hands-on workshop! Students will discover different techniques for blending and applying color, and create one of a kind yarns for their next knitting project.
is the author of more than a dozen knitting-related books, including the recently-released Knitgrrl Guide to Professional Knitwear Design (Cooperative Press). She was named one of six “New Guard of Knitting” in Vogue Knitting’s 25th anniversary issue, has served as editor in chief of Yarn Forward magazine and is a frequent contributor to many others, including Knitting Today! where she currently writes the expert knitter column. She has taught all over north America, as well as online. You can find her on Ravelry, Twitter and many other sites as ‘knitgrrl.’
February 14th 5:00 – 8:00 pm
OTHER MASTER CLASSES CURRENTLY ON SALE:
Meg Swansen & Amy Detjen: Elizabeth’s Percentage System (EPS) – SOLD OUT (call to join wait list 212-243-9070)
EPS is Elizabeth Zimmermann’s percentage method of constructing a custom-fitted garment, either a seamless yoke style or a Scandinavian dropped-shoulder sweater. We will mentally knit our way through one or two sweaters, demonstrating techniques as we bump into them.
Meg Swansen is the daughter of British-born designer/writer Elizabeth Zimmermann. She and Elizabeth began to work together in 1965 to run their knitting-supply/publishing business, Schoolhouse Press, which has published 30 knitting books to date. Though Elizabeth died in 1999, Meg’s designs and articles continue to appear in magazines, including a regular column in Vogue Knitting. She has written five books, produced 16 instructional DVDs, publishes the Wool Gathering newsletter, and runs four weeks of the very famous Knitting Camp annually. Meg lives with her cats in an old schoolhouse in central Wisconsin.
Amy was the “List Mom” of the original Knit List for over four years, then started KnitU. She’s very proud that she’s been Meg Swansen’s assistant at Meg’s Knitting Camp for over 15 years. Teaching knitting and helping people learn about their knitting options is something Amy is passionate about; she loves helping people solve problems.
January 24 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Sharon Silverman is the author of four crochet books: Basic Crocheting; Beyond Basic Crocheting; Tunisian Crochet: The Look of Knitting with the Ease of Crocheting; and Crochet Pillows with Tunisian and Traditional Techniques (December 2010). She is a design member of The National NeedleArts Association (TNNA) and a professional member of the Crochet Guild of America (CGOA). Sharon has been a featured guest on HGTV’s fiber arts show, “Uncommon Threads.”
Sharon joins us to teach
Sharon Silverman – More Techniques in Tunisian Crochet
Ready to take your Tunisian crochet skills to the next level? Join Sharon Silverman for this lively and informative class. You’ll practice new stitch patterns, do colorwork, learn how to shape Tunisian garments, and try out Tunisian in the round. By the end of class, you will be able to understand any Tunisian pattern (as long as it’s decently written!) and design Tunisian items on your own.
This 3-hour class begins with a brief review of Tunisian crochet basics. Next, students learn and practice more complex stitch patterns (including frosted stitch, clusters, X-stitch, Tunisian double crochet, color changes, and lacy stitches) and work on different ways to shape garments in Tunisian crochet. The class concludes with an introduction to Tunisian crochet in the round.
Sunday Feb 13 2:00 – 5:00 pm
We are thrilled to have the sock guru herself, Melissa Morgan Oakes join us in March
Melissa Morgan Oakes – Toe Up 2-at-a-Time Socks
What could be better then socks knitted 2-at-a-Time? Why 2-at-a-Time socks knitted from the toes to the top, of course! Now there’s no “second sock syndrome”, and you can build your socks from the toes up – no yarn shortage surprises, you can make a cuff shorter if need be! Under the expert guidance of the creator of this novel knitting method, students will created their own miniature sample socks using the technique outlines in the book Toe Up 2-at-a Time Socks.
Sunday March 27 10:00 – 5:00 pm
SAVE THE DATE: THIS CLASS GOES ON SALE Feb 1st
The remarkable fiber artist Adrienne Sloane joins us in April to teach:
Knitting With Wire
Expand your knitting horizons and get wired! Wire is a wonderful, flexible medium to use to make delicate and interesting jewelry. In this class we’ll cover the basics of working with wire and make beautiful but simple pieces that can also be embellished with beads. The class will cover resources and materials and various techniques for successful wire knitting and crochet. Wireworking or jewelry making skill not required but knit and crochet skills necessary.
Sunday April 17 10:00 – 5:00 pm