Classes in Indiana

Kate hosts spinning and knitting gatherings several Saturdays each month at the Trading Post in Pendleton. If you have questions about the session topics, skill level, or want to receive Kate’s monthly newsletter, contact

Trading Post – Spinning and Knitting

$15 for each two-hour session. This is a very casual, open-format gathering and you should feel free to bring questions and your knitting, spindle, or wheel. If you have something specific you would like to learn or you are new to the group, just send me an email. Each session will have a topic for discussion. The morning classes tend to focus on spinning and the afternoon classes focus on knitting.

July 28 10-noon – Spinning Alpaca for Knitting and Weaving.
1-3pm – Walk-In Clinic! Bring handspun skeins or knitted projects that just didn’t work. Kate will be available for feedback, help in diagnosing the problem, and developing strategies for moving forward.

Aug 4 No classes—Kate will be in Colorado.

Aug 11  10-noon – Spinning Mohair with Nelly.
1-3pm –Open Spinning and Knitting with Nelly. Not a class. The shop will be open and Nelly will host.

Aug 18  10-noon – Silkworms and Reeled Silk with Nelly
1-3pm—Project Show and Tell with Nelly. No class, just bring something you’ve done recently that you want to share.

Aug 25   10-noon – How to Make, Dye and Use a Silk Hankie with Nelly.
1-3pm – Open Spinning and Knitting with Nelly. Not a class. The shop will be open and Nelly will host.

Sept 1   10-noon – Longdraw on a Spindle with Kate.
1-3pm – Entrelac and Knitting Back-Backwards. Bring a ball of scrap yarn (sport, DK, or worsted is easiest) and the needle size listed on the label.

Sept 8  10-noon – Making Our Own Silk Blends with Nelly.
1-3pm – Silk for Socks (!) with Nelly.

Sept 15  No classes. Kate will be in Wisconsin, and Nelly will be at Wool Gathering.

Sept 22   Classes with Kate: Topics TBD.

Sept 29  10-noon – Handspun, Hand-twined Baskets with Nelly. Bring some leftover handspun yarn, and we will make small treasure baskets.
1-3pm – Open Spinning and Knitting with Nelly. Not a class. The shop will be open and Nelly will host.

3 thoughts on “Classes in Indiana

  1. I will be coming to trading post tomorrow. Bringing my wheel and need to learn how to spin the fiber. I already can ply but just can’t figure how to start spinning the fiber. Have been using a drop spindle up to now. But now I have a wheel I need the figure out how to spin on it. Thanks, see you there! Lee

    1. Hi Susan,
      I’m not offering classes for beginners only right now. Our group is so diverse and everyone wants to join in on Saturdays! You are welcome to join us any Saturday that classes are being held and I’ll be happy to teach you to spin on a spindle or wheel. As you can see here, classes typically run from 10-noon and 1-3pm ($15 each session).
      This Saturday will be an natural dyeing class, so that would be the only one I would suggest not joining to learn to spin. You’re welcome to join us for dyeing, but I’ll be running around the dyepots. You will get more attention from me on a different Saturday. : )
      Our Saturday group is so welcoming and helpful. We would love to have you join us! If you have further questions email me at

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