Eugene Textile Center


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Experienced instructors teach pupils casting on & basic knit & purl stitches so they can craft samples from provided yarn

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Knitting can be a helpful hobby in the winter when you need a scarf for extra warmth or a sturdy needle to chip your way out of a frozen cabin. Prepare for chilly months with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get one introduction to knitting class with supplies at Eugene Textile Center (a $50 value). Classes are held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, December 14
  • Monday, December 19
  • Wednesday, January 4
  • Saturday, January 7
  • Wednesday, January 18
  • Saturday, January 21<p>

Led by owner Suzie Liles, the experienced instructors at Eugene Textile Center teach students basic stitchery during two-hour introduction to knitting classes. Fledgling fiber artists learn how to cast on, create knit and purl stitches, and train playful cats to wind their yarn as purling professors deliver hands-on instruction and demonstrate proper techniques. Evening classes are BYOB, so knitters can sip self-procured libations as they stitch. Each class includes the necessary knitting materials to handcraft knit samples that students can bring home with them after the session or wrap around a cold snowman prone to laryngitis.

Eugene Textile Center

Veteran artisan Suzie Liles had already been a reputable figure in the fiber arts community for nearly 20 years—teaching, chairing conferences, and being active in several design and weaving guilds—when in March 2008 she and a partner decided to open Eugene Textile Center. An MFA in Fibers from the University of Oregon, Suzie channels her training, experience, and passion for all things woolly into making the center a craftsperson's paradise of name-brand supplies and instructional workshops in various forms of textile conjuring. Local hobbyists and professional fiber artists alike are able to rent spinning wheels and other equipment on a weekly or monthly basis. Suzie also welcomes visitors to weaving and surface-design studios, which are equipped with looms and a dye kitchen.

Customer Reviews

Great, knowledgeable instrutor! I learned a lot and had a fun time doing it. Highly recommend the center to everyone. Thank you, LMG
Laura G. · December 14, 2016
The class was great and you come out of it with an actual piece. Great instruction and small class size made sure everyone got what they needed.
Gail M. · May 23, 2016
The instructor was positive, encouraging and even brought out some artistic ability in me! Excellent class. I recommend this experience for those new to fiber arts and those looking for some new ideas - everyone!
Reta C. · May 19, 2016
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    1510 Jacobs Dr.

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