Creativity can strike at any moment, whether you're near a canvas and brushes or beside a slumbering strongman and many rolls of toilet paper. Learn to recognize opportune moments with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $17 for a two-hour beginner knitting or crochet class (a $45 value)
- $23 for the above, plus a starter kit with two knitting or crocheting needles and a ball of yarn big enough to make a scarf or hat (a $15 value; a $60 total value)
- $32 for a two-hour beginner knitting or crochet class for two (a $90 value)
- $42 for the above, plus two starter kits (a $30 value; a $120 total value)
The knitting or crochet class gives beginners a firm foundation in the craft of their choice. In the crochet class, instructors impart techniques such as chaining and single through treble crochet, and the knitting class covers casting on, basic knit and purl stitches, and binding off.
The Golden Fleece
Upon moving to the Bay Area from Sweden, the first yarn store Gunilla Leavitt visited was The Golden Fleece, then in a different location. She went on to work in yarn shops all around the Bay for years, earning the title Knitting Doctor for her troubleshooting advice on visitors' projects. Leavitt has recently come full circle by taking over ownership at The Golden Fleece, where she channels her experience and passion for yarn craft into helping a new flock of visitors.
A prismatic array of yarn skeins fills the shelves, in diverse materials that include everything from raw silk and cashmere to alpaca and acrylic-wool blends. Classes and workshops for all skill levels help customers transform that yarn into clothes, as does the store's stock of notions, magic wands, and patterns.
“Such patient instruction : ) We had a great time. Thank you”
“Many wonderful yarns to choose from. Owner very helpful in recommending patterns for the yarns I chose. Friendly atmosphere.”
“The Golden Fleece is sort of like a haven for knitters. I feel like I have discovered a new world. Gunilla, the owner and her daughter were very patient in showing...”
“The Golden Fleece is sort of like a haven for knitters. I feel like I have discovered a new world. Gunilla, the owner and her daughter were very patient in showing me the very basics of knitting and kept it positive. I will be back! Thank you”