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Thank you to everyone who responded to our planning survey - we received over 60 responses that generated some wonderful planning sessions on our part to offer workshops and classes to help you become a more confident handworker ......  here is a look at what 2023 will be bringing! 
 
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MONTHLY SOCK CLUB received one of the largest responses....  from both customers AND instructors!!! 
Sock Club will meet 2X a month on Sundays. This is for folks who want to learn to make socks, or to improve their skills. Note this is NOT for new knitters or crocheters, you must have a good grasp of basic skills. 
1st and 3rd Sunday will be KNIT SOCK CLUB (except January meetings will be 2nd & 4th)
2nd & 4th Sunday of the month will be CROCHET SOCK CLUB meetings (again Jan will be 3rd & 5th due to shop closure for annual re-do) 

Each month will be run by a different instructor, each will be a different style of sock and each kit will feature a different yarn and other items. You will receive a coupon for the yarn to be used so you can select color of your choice!

Seating will be limited & we are still discussing a Zoom option. 
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JANUARY SOCK CLUB:
Knit Jan 8 & 22nd / Crochet Jan 15 & 29th

We are going to start with the basics of sock 'building' - the terminology, how to determine the best shape of heels and toes for your foot etc.

January KNITTING Club will include: your choice of Vintage sock color, The Sock Knitting Bible, a starter sock notions kit, project bag and 2 group sessions with Ann, Sun Jan 8 & 22. (Retail $156 / Club price (includes kit) $95 / Kit only $55)
The January CROCHET Club will include your choice of Vintage sock color, a crochet hook, markers, a project bag, a Crochet Socks book and 2 group sessions with Marla.
(Retail $123 / Club price (includes kit) $80/ Kit only $45)

 
Click here to register for January 2023 KNITTING Sock Club
 
Click here to register for January 2023 CROCHET Sock Club
 
Click 4 Crochet Kit ONLY
Click 4 Knit Kit ONLY
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HELP SESSIONS (mainly for folks NOT in classes) was the next highest reponse item. 

MAKERS CLINIC (better known as the Dr is In) will be held on Mondays - both in the afternoon 2-4PM and the evening 5-7PM.

We are going to offer Punch Cards for these sessions: 5 sessions $30 or pay as you go $10/session. You will need to reserve your spot. Different instructors will host each Monday, and these will be open to both knitters & crocheters.
Buy your Punch Card here
 
Register Now for Makers Clinic
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As we strive to help you become better @ your craft, & not to be intimidated trying new patterns/ projects, once or twice a month we will bring back TECHNIQUE TUESDAYS (for Knitters) & TECHNIQUE THURSDAYS (for Crocheters) (Note occasionally these will be combined depending on the technique such as Ravelry workshops, finishing techniques etc)

Again, these will be offered both in the afternoon and the evening, run by different instructors and featuring different skill sets every month. 
  1. Fix Your Mistakes
  2. ‚ÄčOther topics will include, Reading a Pattern and making adjustments to fit,
  3. Adjustments to change yarn in a pattern/ gauge 
  4. Reading your stitches, inc & dec options,
  5. Ravelry how to,
  6. Working with cables etc etc. 
First Session of Technique Tues will be for knitters and crocheters alike. This will kick off on Tues Jan 10th, choose 2-4PM or 5-7PM
Are you going to have a pile of holiday gifts (either knit or crochet) waiting to be finished so you can "really" give them away? Janet will show you how to finish these so they look 'professional vs handmade'. 
Register for this Technique workshop
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Technique Thursday will kick off on January 26, 2-4Pm or 6-8PM exploring Ravelry with Ann. Ravelry is an amaizing tool - time to explore and see how this tool can make your life easier! 
Register for Ravelry Exploration now
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Aster Fibers will be our first Trunk show of 2023! Aster Fiber Co, is located in South Western Virginia. A woman-owned, indie-dyed, yarn supplier with an emphasis on, and appreciation for, deeply saturated and vibrant hues. We are very excited and can't wait to see these yarns! 
Our launch party will be January 6th. 6-8PM. 
Be sure to join us for the fun & goodies! 
Yes, count me in for this fun event!
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Also coming in January: a new BOOK CLUB, the 3rd Friday 6-8PM (Jan 20th)
Sharon will be leading this fun group!  Starting off with The Beach Street Knitting Society & Yarn Club by Gil McNeil.
Preorder your book (either from us or your favorite source), read it, make a couple of the small projects   ... then join us Friday Jan 20 to share your thoughts, show and tell any project you are working on, and enjoy So fun! 
Pre-Order my Book here
Save my spot for Book Club
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We will continue to offer:
=> Knit-alongs, Crochet-alongs, Charity Knit & Crochet Groups
=> weaving classes starting 2023 off with Brooks lace scarf; 
=> Cocoknits new sweater classes starting with the Mabel, lovely bulky adjustable sweater;
=> continued Fiberside Chats with Debbie Bell/ Lost City Yarns & Kate Oates in January and of course our standard Beginner & Beyond classes. 

Beth will be starting up her Zoom classes in
=> Feb with Suzanne Bryan’s Mitt/Mitten Tutorial and in
=> March featuring Michele Hunter's Building with Lace Blocks. She will be covering 1 lace block per month so plenty of time to work through it!.

Our space is tight, so Drop-in social knitting is going to take a hiatus for the time being till everything shakes out....  we recommend the Knitting Group @ Northboro Senior Center for the time being. 

Several folks requested morning options for some of these workshops. Unfortunately, most mornings our seating spaces are taken up by ongoing classes ... however we are trying to re-think our retail space....  lots to work on!  

Thanks again for your input and continued support! As a small business, we appreciate your patronage, & you're using our great quality products for your projects and in classes and workshops
"Life is too short to work with cheap yarn & inferior tools!" 

Ande, Staff & Instructers 
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Craftworks

243 W Main St

Northboro, MA 01532

(508) 393-9435

http://www.craftworkscoop.com
Shop Hours
Mon - Fr 12-6
Sat/Sun 12-4
Appointments are available upon request
Classes 9-12PM & 6-9PM
1979 we started as a craft cooperative full of artisans who made wonderful gifts. 2011 we expanded to include a full service yarn shop offering many fiber art classes. Stop in soon, check it all out & become part of our community!