Classes & Gatherings

Private Lessons & Project Help

By Appointment Only
Fee: $20 per hour

Prefer a private lesson to a group setting? Need some one-on-one time to work through a difficult project? We're here for you and happy to help in any way that we can! Please email support@dizzysheep.com or call the shop at 585-586-5470 to make arrangements.


Sit & Knit

Thursdays from 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Free Event

Come join us on Thursday evenings with your current project to socialize and make some new friends! We’ll have treats and coffee to enjoy while you relax and work on your projects. Knitting, crocheting, spinning – everything to do with yarn and fiber is welcome!


Suggest-a-Knit(or Crochet)-Along!

TBD
Free Event

We're always trying out new patterns here at the shop, and would be happy to put together a knit (or crochet) along given enough interest. Give us a call at the shop and let us know what you'd like to do!


UFO Support Night

Every Third Thursday from 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Free Event

We all have them, UnFinished Objects. They sit and wait - in baskets, bags, boxes and closets - for us to get up the nerve to tackle the next difficult step, to face the black hole of sleeve knitting... or just to finally rrrrrrip-it! It’s always easier with sympathetic knitters nearby, and you might just get the push you need to finish something!

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Help Table Sessions

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 11:00am - 1:00pm, Tuesdays from 4:30pm - 6:30pm, Saturdays from 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Fall 2016 Exclusion Dates TBA
Fee: $10 tuition (single class session) / $45 for a 5 session punch card

Stuck on a knitting project? Need assistance learning an advanced technique? Deb is here to help with a “choose-your-own-adventure” group setting. Come every session or just once, no need to pre-register.


Learn to Knit

Saturdays from 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Fall 2016 Exclusion Dates TBA
Fee: $10 tuition (single class session) / $45 for a 5 session punch card, you can come as your schedule permits during scheduled hours

The best place to come to learn to knit! The Simple Collection from Tin Can Knits (Wheat, Malt, Oats and Barley) are great beginner patterns, and you don't have to make a scarf unless you want to! Check out the collection at www.tincanknits.com.

You can come as your schedule permits, most Saturdays from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Please check the calendar to make sure class is being held.

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Private Crochet Lessons and Project Help

By Appointment Only
Fee: $20 per hour

Want to schedule some one-on-one time for a private lesson in crochet? Whether you are just getting started and want to learn to crochet, or you are working on a project and need some help, we are here for you! Please email support@dizzysheep.com or call the shop at 585-586-5470 to make arrangements.

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Private Spinning Lessons

By Appointment Only
Fee: $20 per hour

Want to schedule some one-on-one time for a private lesson in spinning? Whether you want to learn to spin one-on-one, work on plying techniques, or learn how to adjust your wheel to get the results you want, the subject of these lessons is entirely up to you! Please email support@dizzysheep.com or call the shop at 585-586-5470 to make arrangements.

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Private Weaving Lessons

By Appointment Only
Instructor: Carolyn Ross
Fee: $20 per hour

Want to schedule some one-on-one time for a private lesson in weaving? Whether you need some help warping or just planning out a project, the subject of each private lesson is up to you and can include floor looms as well as rigid heddle. Please email support@dizzysheep.com or call the shop at 585-586-5470 to make arrangements.

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About Dizzy Clubs

September 2017 through June 2018

What are these Dizzy Clubs?: Each Dizzy Club is a year-round once-a-month fiber party, each with its own focus. Whether you join with your friends, come to meet new fiber friends, or both, it’s a great way to explore your favorite fiber topics, learn new techniques, and share some time with other crafty friends just having fun! 

What is the difference between a Dizzy Club and a Class?: Unlike technique or project based classes, Dizzy Clubs are not really classes with a set curriculum at all. Loosely bounded by each Club’s focus and outline of techniques to explore, Club activities evolve based on participant interests and interactions in a relaxed social atmosphere that forges new friendships and feeds and expands your crafting passions. 

Dizzy Club Meetings: Every Dizzy Club meets once a month all year-round starting in September through June 2018. That's 10 meetings over an entire year for one low registration fee of $65! Club meetings focus on skills during the months of September, October, November, January, February, March, April, May and June. Club Meetings in December are social. Initial Club meeting dates are listed with each Dizzy Club description. Additional sections will be opened as needed to keep club meetings in line with available space and make sure that every participant can be fully engaged in and enjoy all club activities. You are welcome to enroll at any time, your membership will carry into the next club year.

Dizzy Club Materials: Yarn and fiber materials are included for skill based Dizzy Club activities unless otherwise noted in the Dizzy Club description. Required equipment for skill based Club activities (needles, hooks) will be available for use during session time; participants are welcome to bring their own equipment to use during Club sessions. There may be an additional charge from time to time for pattern purchases or optional purchase of full project materials. Yarn used for club activities restricted to yarn that has been purchased here.

Dizzy Club Descriptions: If you don't see the Dizzy Club descriptions below, click here to go to our classes page.  Click on the Dizzy Club menu item for a detailed description of each Dizzy Club to help you choose the Club that's right for you. Can't choose just one Dizzy Club? Join as many as you'd like and sign up online today so you don't miss a thing!


Color Craze Dizzy Club

Meets Third Wednesday of the month from 7:00 - 9:00pm starting September 2017
Fee: $65 tuition (multiple class sessions) / tuition for the year; additional cost for "Building in Color" book and materials

Bring your knits to life, from tiny dots to subtle or bold swathes of color!

Learn how to select the best colors for your projects using color theory. Explore adding color to your knitting with various techniques including stripes, slip stitch, Fair Isle, mosaics, stacked knitting, intarsia, and intarsia. We are using Michelle Hunter's Building in Color book as a guide to create a beautiful throw.

Something new every colorful month! Intermediate knitting skills required, but adventurous beginners are welcome.



Mittens Are Hand-y Dizzy Club

Choose either the Second Friday of the month from 1:00 - 3:00pm or the Second Tuesday of the month from 7:00 - 9:00pm
Fee: $65 tuition (multiple class sessions) / tuition for the year

Fuzzy, snuggly, snowball making mittens. Sturdy, hard working snow shoveling mittens. Tapestry beautiful with tiny stitches mittens. Come explore the world of mittens with us this year!

We'll be on a knitting journey from Maine and Eastern Canada through the Scandinavian countries to Eastern Europe Each has their own unique style of mitten, all are wonderful.

Adventurous beginners are welcome, experience knitting in the round (dpns, 2 circs or magic loop) is helpful.



New-(ish) Knitters Dizzy Club

Meets Fourth Wednesday of the month from 4:30 - 6:30pm starting September 2017
Fee: $65 tuition (multiple class sessions) / tuition for the year; additional cost for "Building Blocks" book and materials

Whether you are a "just figured out how to cast on" or a "I haven't knit for years" knitter, this club will help you improve your skills!

Join us as we knit our way through Michelle Hunter's "Building Blocks" book. By the end of the year, you will be a more confident knitter with a beautiful throw to show off!



Sock It To Me Dizzy Club

Choose either the First Sunday of the Month from 1:00 - 3:00pm, the Second Sunday of the month from 1:00 - 3:00pm, or the Third Tuesday of the month from 7:00 - 9:00pm
Fee: $65 tuition (single class session) / tuition for the year; there may be an additional charge from time to time for pattern purchases or optional purchase of full project materials

If sock knitting is your thing or you are just dipping your toe into the abyss, this might be your club!

Explore different sock constructions, needle methods, types of heels and toes, and how to take your new favorite sock element and plug it into an existing pattern. Learn how yarn characteristics affect sock construction and durability.

Each month brings a new toe-tapping adventure. Ability to knit in the round required.

There are three sections of this club. Beginner sock knitters will meet the first Sunday of the month from 1:00 - 3:00pm. Intermediate/Experienced sock knitters can choose between the second Sunday of the month from 1:00 - 3:00pm or the third Tuesday of the month from 7:00 - 9:00pm.



Technique Tapas Dizzy Club

Meets First Tuesday of the month from 7:00 - 9:00pm starting October 2017
Fee: $65 tuition (multiple class sessions) / tuition for the year

Travel the world of knitting one small bite at a time!

Learn techniques that go across many types of projects including twined knitting, Bohus colorwork, miters, double knitting and more! We will also explore ways to improve your knitting and try alternate methods to approach various knitting elements.

Every month is something different. Intermediate knitting skills required, but adventurous beginners are welcome.


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Registration & Materials

  • Register online today, it's easy! Simply select the preferred registration option for the class you are interested in and click the Pay Now button. Registration fee payments are processed by PayPal through either your PayPal account or a credit card as you choose.  Optionally, you can stop by the shop to register in person or call us at 585-586-5470.
  • Please register early, as most classes have limited space.
  • Earn double points towards your VIP Customer Card rewards coupons on class registration fees!
  • We are now offering a 10% discount on the purchase of all required class materials!
  • Class fees must be paid in advance to reserve your spot, and are non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by us.
  • If a class does not meet it’s minimum requirement 5 days prior to the start of class, we will cancel it.
  • We strongly encourage our students to use the materials suggested by our teachers as your satisfaction with the class depends greatly on the quality of the materials used.