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 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Free Event

Come join us on Thursday evenings with your current project to socialize and make some new friends! Coffee and tea will be available to enjoy while you relax and work on your projects. Bring your knitting, crochet, spinning – or any craft project you wish. All are 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 7:00pm - 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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Basic Mittens

Saturday, January 5th and 19th from 2:00 - 4:00pm
Fee: $45 tuition (multiple class sessions)

Warm and toasty mittens, just in time for the coldest part of winter! Join us for two 2-hour sessions to learn mitten basics and how to knit mittens in the round on two circular needles using The World's Simplest Mitten pattern by Tin Can Knits.

Skill requirements: students must be comfortable casting on, knitting, purling and binding off. Please note that new mitten knitters who are very comfortable with Magic Loop are welcome to use that method, however, the two circular needle method for knitting in the round will be the method taught in this class.

Materials:: pattern, worsted weight yarn, and 2 circular needles of your choice in appropriate size to get gauge for you mittens (available through the shop)


Basic Socks

Saturday, February 2nd, March 2nd and March 23rd from 2:00 - 4:00pm
Fee: $65 plus materials tuition (multiple class sessions)

New to sock knitting? This is the perfect place to start! Join us for three 2-hour sessions to learn top down sock basics and how to knit socks in the round on two circular needles using Cat Bordhi's Simple Sock pattern. Classes are scheduled to give students ample time to complete their sock knitting homework between classes and make a pair of adult sized socks in fingering weight yarn.

Skill Requirements: students must be comfortable casting on, knitting, purling and binding off.

Please note that new sock knitters who are already very comfortable with Magic Loop are welcome to use that method, however, the two circular needle method for knitting in the round will be the method taught in this class.

Materials: Socks Soar On Two Circular Needles book by Cat Bordhi, fingering weight yarn and 2 circular needles of your choice in appropriate size to get gauge for your socks (available through the shop)


Dog Star Sweater

Saturday, January 12th, February 9th, February 23rd and March 9th from 2:00 - 4:00pm
Fee: $65

Join us as we work our way through the Dog Star Sweater by Tin Can Knits. This simple sweater is knitted in the round from the bottom up, has a fun to knit celestial fair isle yoke and can be made in any size you choose from 0 - 6 months all the way to men's 4XL! Classes are scheduled to give students ample time to knit sweater quantities between classes.

Requiirements: This sweater project is suitable as a first sweater project, but students must be comfortable with basic knitting skills and preferably will have completed at least one basic knitting project prior to taking this class. 

Materials: DK weight yarn in 2 or more colors, US 4 & 6 circular needles or sizes suitable to achieve gauge, the Dog Star Sweater pattern by Tin Can Knits (all available for purchase in shop)


Learn To Knit

Saturday, January 12th, 26th and February 9th OR Saturday, February 23rd, March 9th and March 23rd from 10:00am - 12:00pm
Fee: $65 for three 2-hour class sessions tuition (multiple class sessions) / includes materials (yarn, needles, and pattern)

In this learn to knit class you will learn to cast on, knit, purl, bind off and mattress stitch. All materials (yarn, needles and pattern) are included to make a toasty pair of fingerless mitts!


Oops! 101

Saturday, January 26th OR Saturday, March 16th from 2:00 - 4:00pm
Fee: $25 tuition (single class session)

In this class you will learn how to read your stitches, recognize problems in your knitting, tink, frog, easily put your stitches back onto your needles, and how ro repair slipped stitches and dropped stitches in both stockinette and garter stitch.

Students should come prepared with knitting needles (circular or straight) appropriate for worsted weight yarn, some spare double pointed needles in small sizes up to a US 4 if you have them, and two 6" x 6" worsted weight swatches: one in garter stitch and one in stockinette stitch. Swatches should be made in a light to medium color to facilitate stitch reading.

Skill Requirements: students must be comfortable with casting on, knitting, purling and binding off.


Scheduled Help Table Sessions

Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 11:00am - 1:00pm, Saturday from 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Fee: $10 tuition (single class session) / $45 for a 5 session punch card

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

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Learn To Crochet

Saaturday, February 2nd and 16th from 10:00am - 12:00pm
Fee: $45 tuition (single class session)

In this class you will learn crochet basics: how to chain, single crochet and double crochet. All materials (yarn and crochet hook) are included to make a toasty pair of fingerless mitts!


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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Learn To Spin: Basic Drop Spindling

January 5th and 19th OR March 2nd and 16th from 10:00am - 12:00pm
Fee: $45 tuition (multiple class sessions)

In this class you will learn to spin on a drop spindle using the park and draft method and how to Andean ply off your hand. Roving supplies are included. Drop spindle must be purchased in the shop or deemed suitable for class.


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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About Dizzy Clubs

September 2018 through June 2019

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 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 over a 10 month period. 

Dizzy Club Meetings: Every Dizzy Club meets once a month September through June. That's 10 meetings over an entire year for one low registration fee of $75! 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. You are welcome to enroll at any time, your club 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 from the shop.

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 Second Thursday of the month from 7:00 - 9:00pm starting September 2018
Fee: $75 tuition (multiple class sessions) / tuition for 10 consecutive club meetings; additional cost for Building In Color book and materials

Spice up your knitting in this colorful club as we work through Michelle Hunter's sequence of patterns that introduce knitters to color work in many of its various forms. By the end, you'll have a beautiful color work throw!

Skill Requirements: students must be comfortable casting on, knitting, purling and binding off

Materials: Building In Color book by Michelle Hunter, appropriate yarn and needles of your choice (available through the shop)



New-ish Knitters Dizzy Club

Meets First Thursday of the month from 7:00 - 9:00 pm starting September 2018
Fee: $75 tuition (multiple class sessions) / tuition for 10 consecutive club meetings; additional cost for Building Blocks book and materials

Expand your knitterly repertoire in this stitch mastering club as we work through Michell Hunter's skill building blocks. By the end, you'll have a gorgeous lap throw, and it will be a fantastic reminder of how far you've come.

Skill Requirements: students must be comfortable casting on, knitting, purling and binding off

Materials: Building Blocks book by Michelle Hunter, appropriate yarn and needles of your choice (available through the shop)


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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.