Before yarn, sweaters were made with strips of paper, and cats were often found tangled in linguine. Unspool your creative side with today’s Groupon to Cook’s Arts & Crafts Shoppe in Glendale. Choose from the following options:
- For $25, you get a private 2.5-hour beginners’ knitting or crocheting class, plus a $5 gift card (a $55 value).
- For $33, you get 2.5 hours of private intermediate knitting or crocheting instruction, plus a $5 gift card (an $80 value). The 2.5 hours may be split between visits.
- For $35, you get 2.5 hours of private expert knitting or crocheting instruction, plus a $5 gift card (an $80 value). The 2.5 hours may be split between visits.<p>
At Cook’s Arts & Crafts Shoppe, started by yarn whisperer Virginia Cook and currently run by Cook’s granddaughter Michelle, students learn to fine-tune their knitting and crocheting techniques. During a one-on-one session, pupils of any experience level can introduce their fingers or toes to new knitting, purling, or chain-stitching tricks. Beginners glean basics so they can successfully move on to construct warm scarves, stylish tea cozies, and sweaters for chilly national monuments. More advanced participants can choose to use their instructional time over a series of shorter sessions, preventing at-home baking lasagnas from burning.
Cook’s Arts & Crafts Shoppe supplies students with yarn, needles, and a take-home instruction booklet, perfect for late-night learning or tackling spiders. A $5 gift card enhances the package and helps customers stock desolate mini fridges with skeins of colorful cotton ($0.69+/skein). Classes are by appointment only and are offered during regular business hours.