August through October 2017 – Class Schedule

Classes are $45 per person unless otherwise listed in the description. Students receive a 10% discount on purchases of yarn, fiber, and kits made on the day of class. To sign up please email us at jorstadcreek@comcast.net!

The next few months move us back into the Autumn season. Our instructors wish there were more available dates for classes because we would like to offer more! Our focus is a quality experience, so we selected three classes we’ve offered earlier in the year that you may have missed, as well as two new classes. Do you know someone who would like to learn to knit? We’ve put together a beginning knitting class that we think will help the brand new knitter get started with a solid foundation of skills. Spread the word!

Overdye Day August 5 Sept 9 Oct 7 – Free

Bring your wool-blend yarn to the studio during regular hours for a color treatment! We will work with you to achieve a new color for yarn from your stash. Donations accepted to one of two charitable efforts if you feel inspired! This is an event Madison and I look forward to with great anticipation, it tests our dye artist skills and the results are often quite astounding. We hope you will join us for a fun couple of hours in the studio.

Beginning Drop Spindling  August 12 9am-12pm

Two of our most accomplished spinners and instructors will guide you through the basics of drop spindle spinning. With spinning you gain knowledge of yarn construction and fiber qualities up close through hands-on learning.  Did you take this class with us when we offered it previously? We will let you jump in on this one at half price if you want to refresh your skills or work on perfecting them under the helpful eye of the instructors. Just email us your interest. Madison Wallace and Leanna Saplan are the instructors.

Hand Painting Yarn With Dye August 26 9am-12pm

Do you love yarn with handpainted vivid color and variegation? We will show you how to paint yarn with low acid dyes to get stunning results. We provide two undyed skeins and the equipment, and you get to use our studio! If you’ve taken this class before you are welcome to take it again. We will add new snippets or techniques each time. Instructors Kerry Graber and Madison Wallace. Extra undyed skeins are available for purchase, or you can bring your own.

Beginning Knitting September 16 9am-12pm And…Sept 19 and 26 from 6 – 8 pm follow up sessions

We provide you with yarn and starter needles, as well as expert instruction to get started knitting with skill and confidence. We start on a Saturday, and meet two Tuesday evening follow up sessions for personalized help for a solid foundation in knitting. There is a $10 materials fee for needles and yarn.

Class is instructed by Ali Hartzell and Dawn Nelson.


Barbed wire

Barbed Wire Stitch and Yarn Tasting September 30 – 10am-12pm Free

Also known as Zig-Zag stitch, learn this textured stitch that yields fantastic results! We supply our organic bulky Willow Tree yarn from Oregon for yarn tasting, and we’ll explore design options for making a simple cowl or scarf with this stitch (see photo on back). Come have tea with Kerry Graber, owner of Jorstad Creek, and learn something new!

Photo Dec 12, 3 09 11 PM
Cedarbury Cowl in DK Weight yarn

Cedarbury Cowl October 21  9am-12pm

Get started early on Christmas gifts or knit one for yourself with this simple but impressive cowl. The cowl pattern is included in the class fee. Jann will provide you with a solid foundation of cables that will open up thousands of cable stitches for your knitting! BK Collective designer Jann Hoppler, is the instructor.