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.
loved the class, the instructor and her shop. I truly appreciated that she worked with each of us 5 individually.Lynda F., Yelp, 1/20/13
I have received so much help from the owner of the Golden Fleece! My knitting has improved, my frustration level has gone down...Deborah S., Yelp, 1/25/12
89% of 73 customers recommend
“This was for both of my daughters and they liked the lesson, but they said they thought they would learn more. They said that they were taught one thing (one way to...”
“This was for both of my daughters and they liked the lesson, but they said they thought they would learn more. They said that they were taught one thing (one way to knit) which took about 10-15 min then left alone to practice for the 1.5 hours plus”
“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”
“Such patient instruction : ) We had a great time. Thank you”
Central Santa Cruz
317 Potrero Street
Santa Cruz, California 95060