Fiber Arts

Find inspiration for your fiber art in small group classes taught by skilled hobbyists to professionals who have a passion for fostering creativity in fiber art. Classes for beginners include topics such as fundamental sewing skills, crochet, and embroidery. More experienced students can build on their skills with classes on visible mending, machine sewing, basket weaving, and more. Classes are taught in the Cottage and House and vary each month.

Upcoming Classes

Sip & Stitch with a Twist: ​
Bring Your Crochet & Knitting Projects
Wednesday, July 24 ~ 6pm to 8pm

Enjoy a relaxing evening with fellow crochet and knitting enthusiasts as we work together on current projects while getting lots of support from your instructor. This is perfect for someone looking to start up again or someone needing help on a project.

Bring your favorite non-alcoholic mocktail for a fun twist from our usual Sip & Stitch gatherings, and let’s get you stitching!

Participants are invited to bring their own tools, yarn, any patterns they are currently working on, AND a favorite non-alcoholic mocktail to sip on during class. Everyone will have the opportunity to work on their own projects and have a knowledgeable instructor on hand to answer their questions and fix mistakes as needed.

Community Instructor: Annie Johnson

Needle Felting: Coasters
Saturday, July 27 ~ 12:30pm to 4:30pm

Learn how to create four needle-felted coasters, each with its own unique image. They are easy enough for beginners and great for anyone with felting experience looking for a little more challenge. Your instructor will demonstrate step-by-step how to make the pictured birds, or guide students on ways to alter the coasters to create different birds or scenes. Completed coasters are each four (4) inches in diameter. These coasters make the perfect handmade gift to give or to keep for yourself.

Everyone will receive various colors of wool, wooden embroidery hoop, needles, a felting pad, wooden handle, instructions, a convenient organizer case, and a carrying tote. *Class Note: Please bring your multi-needle holders if you have them.

Community Instructor: Iva Jean Kristek

Crochet: Granny Squares
Wednesday, July 31 ~ 6pm to 8pm

Let’s continue expanding your stitch knowledge! In this class, we’ll be using double-crochet and chain stitches to create granny squares in a few different shapes (square, triangles and more!).

The fun in these projects is using up your scrap yarn to make many granny squares and then sewing them together into different finished products! Think blankets, vests, purses, scarves, coasters, and more.

We’ll start by choosing your desired project, your yarn colors, and the correct sized hook. All these supplies are included with your tuition fee to reduce beginner frustration from the wrong tools. A variety of yarns and tools will be on hand for you to choose from. Participants are encouraged to bring in any scrap yarn they have at home or to check out the 577 Curiosity Shop’s yarn selection for added variety to their finished project. Everyone will take home a crochet hook, a ball of yarn, and a few handouts for at-home reference to continue practicing at home. Projects will vary but are approximately 4 to 5 inches square. 

Please Note: Students ages 7 to 15 are welcome but must be accompanied by a registered parent/guardian. Students ages 16 to 17 may participate without a parent.

Mandatory: MUST have taken an Intro to Crochet class at 577 to participate.

Community Instructor: Annie Johnson

Macrame Knot-ology: Keychain
Tuesday, August 6 ~ 10am to 12pm

Unlock your creativity and dive into the world of macrame with this hands-on class! Each participant will learn several different macrame knots by completing 4 keychains. Mastering these knots will allow the participant to go on to more difficult projects. Several patterns for other projects will be provided along with materials to practice with at home. Completed keychains will vary in size, approximately 7 to 10 inches long.

Please note: Students should bring sharp fabric scissors. All other materials are provided. *Participants ages 13 to 17 are welcome to register but must attend with a registered adult.

Community Instructor: Sherry Kertesz

Intro to Crochet
Wednesday, August 14 ~ 6pm to 8pm

Learn how to tie a slip knot, how to chain stitch (the foundation of crochet), and the single crochet stitch in this fun introductory class. Whether you need a refresher or you’ve never picked up a hook before, this is the class for you!

Class will begin with choosing your project, yarn color, and the correct sized hook. All materials are included, but students are welcome to bring their own yarn or crochet hooks as well as a notepad and pen for taking notes. Pattern options: Washcloth, Straight Scarf, or Baby Blanket

Please Note: For ages 16+. Interested in a Family Class?  Try Intro to Crochet for Families on July 13. 

All supplies included. No experience is necessary.

Community Instructor: Annie Johnson

Sip & Stitch: Bring Your Crochet & Knitting Projects
Saturday, August 17 ~ 10am to 12pm

Enjoy a relaxing morning with fellow crochet and knitting enthusiasts as we work together on current projects while getting lots of support from your instructor. This is perfect for someone looking to start up again or someone needing help on a project. Grab your favorite morning brew from one of our many local coffee shops and let’s get you stitching!

Students are invited to bring their own tools, yarn, and any patterns they are currently working on. Students will have the opportunity to work on their own projects and have a knowledgeable instructor on hand to answer their questions and fix mistakes as needed.

Please Note: Students ages 7 to 15 are welcome but must be accompanied by a registered parent/guardian. Students ages 16 to 17 may participate without a parent.

Community Instructor: Annie Johnson

Crochet a Pouch: Soap Saver, Purse, or Pillowcase
Wednesday, August 21 ~ 6pm to 8pm

Learn how to crochet a *seamless* pouch to reduce the amount of seaming along edges when making a pouch or pocket for any project. We’ll use this technique to create your choice of a pillowcase, soap saver, or purse. Copies of written patterns for the first two projects will be on hand for everyone to keep, and we’ll review together how to read a basic crochet pattern.

Participants will take home a crochet hook, a skein of yarn, and basic crochet patterns for their chosen Pocket pattern. A variety of yarn colors will be available for you to choose from–plus we’ll review how to pick the correct size hook for your chosen yarn and project.

Please note: Basic pillow forms and soap bars will be on hand for illustrative purposes, but everyone is encouraged to bring their own pillow form or favorite bar of soap to create a custom fit. Completed project sizes will vary based on the selected project.

Please Note: Students ages 7 to 15 are welcome but must be accompanied by a registered parent/guardian. Students ages 16 to 17 may participate without a parent.

Mandatory: MUST have taken an Intro to Crochet class at 577 to participate.

Community Instructor: Annie Johnson

Class Locations & Parking Map

Signed up for a class and need help finding your classroom location and parking? Each class description lists its location. Click the button below to view a full map of the grounds and buildings with two lots available for easy and convenient parking.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Because space is limited, we rely on you to register for classes thoughtfully. Please help us continue to offer these wonderful classes as affordably as possible by adhering to the following registration, cancellation, and refund policies.

Photo & Video Release

Photos and videos may be taken during 577 classes and events for use on our website and other relevant media outlets and your attendance constitutes consent. View the full policy below including how you can opt-out of this release. 

Join us for Music in the Gardens on Saturday, August 10, from 11am to 3pm. Events are free, family-friendly, and rain or shine.

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