Sunday, November 8, 2015

Drop Spindle for Beginners

Discover a new skill and join a 40,000 year-old textile tradition.  

Saturday, January 9 from 1 - 3 pm

$25 or one class from your class package.  
Pre-purchase required supplies - Handcrafted drop spindle and roving prepped and ready to spin $16.00
No refunds on supplies.  No cancellations.  

If you are interested in a class like this, let me know and we'll schedule another. 

Learn how to make your own yarn! 

In this two-hour workshop, you will learn:

How to spin wool on a drop spindle to create your very own thick-and-thin novelty yarn.

Techniques for plying your yarn.

Your hands-on experience will be punctuated by short talks on different types of spinning fibers and demonstrations of spinning equipment. 

Guest instructor Elisa Eiger learned to spin 16 years ago and hasn't stopped since. Although she currently has seven spinning wheels, much of her spinning is done on drop spindles, particularly whichever spindle happens to be living in her handbag at the time. She teaches spinning, dyeing, weaving, tatting, beading, and a number of other crafts, and demonstrates these and bobbin-lacemaking at local museums. She is currently co-president of Jockey Hollow Weavers Guild (Mendham, NJ) and president of the MidAtlantic Fiber Association (MAFA). 

A class list is finalizing.  Add your name to it today!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Upcoming Knit & Crochet Classes at the Lion Brand Outlet

Lion Brand Outlet classes in Carlstadt.  I'll be teaching both the knit and crochet.

Next Open House
Sunday, January 10 from 2 - 4 pm.  
20% discounts on class sign ups all day. 
Goodie bags for the first 50 people to stop by the table.

Beginning Knitting/Crochet - 
Every Mondays from 1 - 3 pm | Sunday sessions begin in January

January 3:       Continental Knitting 
January 3:       Open Project Help
January 10:     Crochet Amigurumi:  Penguin
January 10:     Open House
January 17:     No classes
January 24:     Sock Knitting Basics for new Sock Knitters
January 24:     Open Project Help
January 31:     Log Cabin Crochet
January 31:     Beginner Knit/Crochet
February 7:     Intarsia Basics
February 7:     Open Project Help

Here's the link to the class descriptions:

Click here to view the January/February 2016 flyer.

Where's the Lion Brand Outlet?  Click here for a map to Carlstadt:,+Carlstadt,+NJ+07072/@40.8276442,-74.0780195,14z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c2f84394ecb3a7:0x3dcec73e2c72ff49

Sunday, August 2, 2015

2015 Click for Babies

This has ended.  Thank you to all who contributed!

Knit/Crochet Newborn Hats in the color PURPLE.  The hats are to be used in concert with educational and awareness programs about the Period of PURPLE crying in an effort to reduce abuse/Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Read the guidelines found under the STITCHERS CLUB tab.  The TKB deadline for completed caps is Thursday, October 1. 

Our hats will go to Prevent Child Abuse - New Jersey headquartered in New Brunswick.  This program was suggested by the newest TKB student, Carmella’s friend Linda V. 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Training Wheels for New Sock Knitters

Back by request.

Thursday, July 9 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Learn the basic steps in making a sock.  We’ll work on worsted weight yarn with US 6 needles.  Consider the sock a swatch or make it into toddler socks, an adult house slipper or a mini Christmas stocking. 

No pre-class preparation required. 

$25.00 or one package session plus materials.
A materials list will be provided when you reserve your seat.

Interested but can’t make the date?  Got a Special Topic you’d like to explore in depth?
Contact me and we’ll make it happen.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Knit Amongst the Roses

At the Avis Campbell Gardens

Lovingly maintained by the members of the Garden Club of Montclair, the Avis Campbell Gardens are tucked behind the United Way building and beside the Public Library at 60 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair.

In celebration of World Wide Knit in Public Day, you are invited to knit and crochet amongst the roses in this beautiful garden on Sunday, June 14 from 3:30 – 5:30 pm.

This event is free.  No RSVP is required. 

No seating is available so bring a lawn chair, a knit or crochet project, and a friend. 

In the event of rain, go to for further information.  

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Continental Knitting

Want to learn to knit faster?  With less stress on your hands and wrists? 

Continental knitters tension their yarn through their left hand and “pick” their stitches.  Stitches are formed and seated on the needle in the standard Western style anticipated in American knitting patterns. 

Monday, June 8 – 1 – 3 pm OR 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Supply list available when your register.  No pre-class preparation. 

If you are interested, but these times don’t work for you, let me know.  

Monday, May 4, 2015

Fair Isle

Fair Isle Class this coming Thursday, May 7 from 1:30 - 3:30 pm or 6:30 - 8:30 pm.

Fair Isle is color work knitting in which the stitches are worked in two colors in each row with stranding or floats on the wrong side. A Fair Isle project can be worked in two or more colors overall.

If you are interested, let me know. There's a supply list and class preparation (about 1/2 hour of work).

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Jumbo 7 - CYC's new yarn weight

To include a variety of super thick yarns introduced to the marketplace, the Craft Yarn Council has added a new yarn weight category - Jumbo Yarn Weight #7.
The goal with this change is to make it easier for crocheters and knitters to understand the type of fabric these Jumbo yarns create and the range of hooks and needles generally required.
Also take note that there are slight gauge changes for Super Bulky Yarn Weight #6.

Click on the link to download a copy of this chart for your reference.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Sharon Wrap-po

Sharon Wrap-po is third from the left.

The Sharon of the garments that walked the runway at Vogue Knitting Live NYC this past now a free Ravelry download.

Click on the link to add it to your Ravelry library:

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Limited seating available

Time to help my family on Long Slip Stitch Knitting is moved from Wednesday, March 18  to Wednesday, March 2511 am – 1 pm

Learn to Crochet I – Thursdays, March 26 & April 2, 12:30 – 2:30 pm

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Happy 1st Birthday TKB!

Thanks to everyone who has been a part of the first year of The Knitting Bureau!  

Thursday, January 15, 2015

DMC Fashion Show at VKL NYC

Come to the DMC Fashion Show to be held at 11:15 am at Vogue Knitting Live NYC.  The stage is on the 6th floor.  

Three pieces I designed are walking the runway and I had a part in organizing and preparing 25 garments featured plus in writing the script -- an all around excellent experience.

Thanks DMC!