Yarn 101 February 8 2:00-4:00 PMQuixotic Fibers
Saturday February 8, 2:00-4:00pm
This class covers what you need to know in order to choose the right yarn for your knit or crochet project. You will learn the fundamental characteristics of a yarn: weight, fiber content, ply, texture, and construction. Special attention will be paid to what to consider when substituting a different yarn for the one called for in a pattern.
If you have a particular pattern for which you are having trouble finding the right yarn, or a yarn that you can’t decide what to do with, please bring it to class.
This is a “free with purchase” class, meaning that you pay $20 to reserve your place in the class, but you receive a $20 gift certificate that you can redeem in the shop for any merchandise.
Instructor: Carla Billingsley
Carla Billingsley rediscovered knitting shortly after her 40th birthday when she fell in love with handpainted and novelty yarns. At first she only made rectangles and triangles: scarves, throws, and shawls. Eventually she worked up the courage to try lace and socks. After learning to turn her first heel she realized that you can learn anything if you set your mind to it, and that learning is really easy if you can take a class with a good teacher. In 2014 she and her husband Curtis moved to Texas and in June 2015 they opened Quixotic Fibers. From the beginning, her vision for the shop was that it is not just a place to buy yarn and fiber, but that it should become a community resource dedicated to the preservation and development of the fiber arts, a place where knitters, crocheters, weavers, and spinners can gather to learn from and to inspire each other.
Registration and Cancellation Policies
If you prefer to register over the telephone, please call Quixotic Fibers at 930-564-3740.
If the minimum number of students have not signed up 3 days before the class, we will unfortunately have to cancel the class. We usually require a minimum number of students only for classes where the instructor has to travel some distance. If we have to cancel a class, you will be notified 3 days in advance and will be given a full refund.
Cancellation: There is a $2 cancellation fee. At least a 3-day notice is required for cancellation without additional charges. Cancellations with 24-72 hour notice are eligible for a 50% refund. Cancellations with less than 24 hour notice are not refundable.