January through March 2018 – Class Schedule

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!

We’ve scheduled more classes for the new year! Take a look.

Overdye Day January 6 February 3 March 3 – 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.

St. Distaff’s Day Spin-In

It’s an age old tradition

In Scandinavia hard working women got a break from spinning during Christmas. No spinning until St. Distaff’s Day when the women would gather and begin anew the work of creating yarn and thread. Gather around with your drop spindle or your wheel, we’ll put the tea on and have a great day in each other’s company.

Need spinning help? Our instructor Madison Wallace will be there to help you work on your technique, tune up your wheel, or just plain provide encouragement in your endeavors!

Cost – Optional materials fee of $10 for a sample pack of Jorstad Creek fiber to try while you are with us!

Beginning Knitting Class – Jan 6, 13, 20   10 am to 12 pm

Learn or gain confidence in knitting!

Three sessions of expert instruction to get the new knitter on a solid foundation for learning our beloved craft. Do you know someone who wants to learn to knit? Or maybe learned a long time ago and needs a refresher? This class will provide basic instruction and get you started on your first project. Go as fast or slow as you like, we’ll give you personalized instruction and no pressure!

Cost $75 per student for all three sessions includes the discount on purchases.

Modular Knitting with Jann Hoppler
February 3  10am-2pm – Choose from two projects!

Select our modular Aasgard Pass Hat or the fabulous Lakemoor Vest to learn about a modular knitting technique using garter stitch to knit different directions in pieces. Lots of possibilities for creating your own modular pieces when you’ve mastered the technique. The pattern is included in the cost of the class. Jann Hoppler, designer for the BK Collective, will step you through the process.

Cost $65 per student includes the discount on purchases.

Other Events

Madrona Fiber Arts Festival Tacoma at the Murano          February 15 – 18  Studio Closed for Festival but we’re having fun at the Murano so come see us!

Join us at our pop-up at the Fiber Market! Check out the schedule at www.madronafiberarts.com

We’re in a new location in the market, at a corner booth – look for the Jorstad Cat Banner!

Gauge Swatch Contest  – February 2018

We’re launching an on-line contest for a drawing for $80 credit at the studio! We want to encourage your success in knitting with the practice of gauge-swatching. Even with accessory projects! Knit a gauge swatch in our yarns for your project and enter to win.

Send us a photo of a gauge swatch in our yarns, minimum size 4″ x 4″, and provide the name of the pattern you are going to knit. It can even be your own design!

Entry deadline is February 27. One entry per customer. We will conduct the random drawing on March 3, and notify the two lucky winners! Credit can be redeemed at the studio, or at our booth at an upcoming fiber show – or tell us what yarns you want us to send you and we will ship them directly to your door.

Cost is free.