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Knitting classes Richmond, VAWe are so happy you want to take a class with us! It is our hope that you will enjoy the community aspect of our classes in an inviting and comfortable space while building skills. Our talented and experienced teachers want you to have fun and enjoy being a student again as you learn techniques that can be applied to future projects. We’re here to support you every step of the way!         

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Spinning 102: Spinning with Color in Hand-dyed Fibers

Learn different spinning/plying methods for showing off the colors in hand-dyed fiber!

Beginner Rigid Heddle Weaving with Nicole

Explore weaving with this beginner rigid heddle weaving class

Spinning 102: Spinning with Color in Hand-dyed Fibers

Learn different spinning/plying methods for showing off the colors in hand-dyed fiber!

Jun 4
Knitting 101 With Pam IN PERSON
Jun 4
Indulgence Socks with Ute
Jun 5
Beginner Rigid Heddle Weaving with Nicole

Classes


Crochet 101 In Person with Ute
- Jun 05, 2022 02:30 pm

In Crochet 101 you will learn basic concepts of crochet including: basic crochet stitches.

Cost: $ 80.00
Virtual Crochet 101 with Penelope
- Jul 09, 2022 09:00 am

In Crochet 101 you will learn basic concepts of crochet including: basic crochet stitches.

Cost: $ 80.00
Tunisian Crochet with Ute
- Jul 09, 2022 04:00 pm

Tunisian Crochet is a deceptively easy technique that is a little bit crochet, a little bit knitting and looks like weaving. The resulting fabric is quite thick and spongy making it a perfect choice for wash or dishcloths. Price of class includes kit with yarn & Tunisian crochet hook.

Cost: $ 95.00
Knitting 101 With Pam IN PERSON
- Jun 04, 2022 09:00 am

Learn the basics of knitting in this two week class. You will learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind-off. A class kit with materials is included in the price.

Cost: $ 80.00
Indulgence Socks with Ute
- Jun 04, 2022 04:00 pm

Join us to learn knitting socks, cuff down. You can knit the socks either on double pointed needles, magic loop, small circulars or even two at the same time. You decide.

Cost: $ 105.00
Learn the basics of lace knitting and shawl construction - a great "next step" project for those who know knitting basics!

Cost: $ 120.00
Afterthought Heels and Toes with Ute
- Jun 25, 2022 04:00 pm

This class is geared toward those who have tubes done on a sock machine and are cutting in afterthought heels and toes.

Cost: $ 25.00
Knitting 101 With Pam IN PERSON
- Jul 09, 2022 09:00 am

Learn the basics of knitting in this two week class. You will learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind-off. A class kit with materials is included in the price.

Cost: $ 80.00
This Christmas stocking project is perfect to bring a personal touch to your holiday tradition or maybe you are carrying on a family tradition. This workshop is for you!

Cost: $ 140.00
River Summer Cowl with Pam
- Jul 26, 2022 06:00 pm

Learn new skills, including working drop stitches, as you make a lovely cowl/capelet perfect for warmer weather!

Cost: $ 120.00
Knitting 101 With Pam IN PERSON
- Aug 13, 2022 09:00 am

Learn the basics of knitting in this two week class. You will learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind-off. A class kit with materials is included in the price.

Cost: $ 80.00
Mosaic Knitting with Ute
- Aug 13, 2022 04:00 pm

Ever wanted to knit with multiple colors, but were hesitant? Mosaic knitting is one form of color work, where you only use one color at a time. This workshop provides an introduction to the technique by knitting a beautiful Cowl and a wonderful opportunity to explore color work in knitting.

Cost: $ 105.00
Learn different spinning/plying methods for showing off the colors in hand-dyed fiber!

Cost: $ 120.00
This class will introduce you to hand spinning using a drop spindle.

Cost: $ 120.00
Explore weaving with this beginner rigid heddle weaving class

Cost: $ 150.00
Explore weaving with this beginner rigid heddle weaving class

Cost: $ 150.00
Explore weaving with this beginner rigid heddle weaving class

Cost: $ 150.00

Our Wonderful Instructors!



Pam Winne
Pam’s love of all things fiber related began at a young age when her grandmother taught her to crochet. She went from crocheting potholders to designing her own granny square vests to wear while in Middle School. She learned to sew in High School, going on to create her own wedding dress.

About 30 years ago, she took a beginner knitting class, during which she knit her very first sweater. Wanting to learn more, she took a second class where she created another sweater, this one with 3 different colors of yarn, intarsia, and cables. That was the beginning of her love of knitting, and it has only continued to grow.

Pam went on to start a knitting group while living in Wiesbaden, Germany for 3 years. The knitting group was made up of other Americans (both female and male) stationed in Wiesbaden, as well as several German locals. While living overseas, she sought out yarn stores in each country she visited with her family so that she could purchase yarn as her souvenirs. Those yarn souvenirs were lovingly turned into a “Paris shawl”, a “Prague scarf”, an “Amsterdam shawl”, and so on. Each time she wears these items, it brings back wonderful memories of those past adventures.

Pam has won multiple awards for her knitting at the Chesterfield County Fair and the Virginia State Fair, including Best In Show, 10 First Place ribbons, 5 Second Place ribbons, and 1 Third Place ribbon.

Pam has taught many friends and family members to knit throughout the years. She is a Craft Yarn Council Certified Knitting Instructor and truly enjoys sharing her love of knitting with everyone who wants to learn. Be sure to join one of her classes so she can share her excitement for knitting with you!


Penelope Maurakis

Penelope’s grandmother (Yiayia) crocheted every day and taught her how to crochet when she was young.  Many years ago, Penelope inherited her Yiayia’s crochet hooks.  With these “Yiayia’s Hooks,” she renewed her interest in yarn art.  Crocheting and knitting are like meditating for her - a great way to relax.  Penelope enjoys making gifts for friends and family and updating her wardrobe with new handmade items.  She enjoys challenging herself with new techniques and stitches. 

 

Over the years, Penelope has taught crochet to adults and children.  Her goal in teaching crochet is to make it easy, accessible, and fun for all who wish to learn.   Take a class with Penelope and discover how exciting, relaxing, and fulfilling it is to create your own crochet yarn art!




Ute Grzanna

We feel so fortunate at Dances to welcome this talented and passionate knitter and crocheter to our teaching staff. She is one of the former owners of the Knitting Basket on Grove Avenue in Richmond and currently works in IT. She has been doing handwork for decades and enjoys sharing her love of knitting and crocheting through her teaching.


Nicole Bunting

Fiber art has been a part of Nicole’s life since she was a kid growing up on the eastern shore of Maryland. When she was about 10 years old her grandmother taught her how to sew as part of a 4-H group and she taught herself how to crochet as a teenager, but it wasn’t until she was looking to transfer to Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011 that she first discovered weaving. When she walked into the loom room she knew that she had to learn how to weave! It turns out that weaving was exactly what she was looking for and Nicole graduated from VCU in 2014 with a BFA in Craft/ Material Studies with a concentration in Fibers.

She has been teaching various weaving classes at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond since 2015 and taught Introduction to Textiles and Tapestry Weaving as an adjunct faculty member at VCU in the spring of 2019. Her favorite thing about teaching weaving is the passion that she sees in students when they discover just how amazing weaving can be.

Nicole is a full-time artist whose work is inspired by the correlation between how weavings are created, the formation of natural patterns, and the practice of storytelling. Her weaving style is rooted in traditional techniques with a strong focus on experimentation.
 
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