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8425 Bandera Rd Ste 128, San Antonio

BYOB Introductory Knitting or Crocheting Class for One, Two, or Four at Inskein Yarns (Up to 54% Off)

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Highlights

Learn the basics of knitting such as knit stitch, purl stitch, cast on and binding off, or crocheting such as single crochet and finishing

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HeatherHELPFUL REVIEWER
1 ratings1 reviews
November 8, 2020
We had a great beginner crochet class for 2 people with Ann. She was VERY patient & taught us the ropes in 2 hours!! I was very impressed with the time she took explaining how to start, supplies needed, & answered all of our questions as we went. I will definitely be taking more private lessons here. Very budget friendly!! They are smart & excellent quality inventory not overpriced!
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JerryTOP REVIEWERHELPFUL REVIEWER
6 ratings5 reviews
March 14, 2020
I really enjoyed my visit and will be going more frequently. Very helpful and inviting atmosphere and great place to make new friends. The prices of the products and services are reasonable and a wide variety of yarns.
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Selissa
3 ratings2 reviews
January 26, 2020
Very informative, friendly instructor, the environment and vibe was very pleasant with comfortable seating, the instructor, Susan was very patient and helped find and fix the mistakes in my work.
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carmenHELPFUL REVIEWER
3 ratings2 reviews
October 27, 2019
The two ladies working in the store were very knowledgable and helpful. They sat with us and were very patient because we walked in knowing absolutely nothing. We walked out understanding how to start a project and knit several rows! Looking forward to going back.
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MaddyHELPFUL REVIEWER
3 ratings2 reviews1 photos
August 24, 2019
Shannon and Ann were so kind in welcoming me to the store. Shannon was good in explaining the different types of stitches and how I could solve any typical knitter's problems. I'll definitely be back!
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Marsha
1 ratings1 reviews
July 27, 2019
The instructors were very patient and the knitting class was lots of fun. I feel really good about being able to use everything I learned. Highly recommended!
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Makia
1 ratings1 reviews
June 8, 2019
The staff were very patient, knowledgeable, and friendly. It was a really nice experience, one in which I highly recommend to those contemplating taking up the craft of crocheting. Looking forward to my next class
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Tammie
1 ratings1 reviews
May 25, 2019
Great class, Shannon was very attentive and knowlegdable. I will definitely be back.
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About This Deal

Choose from Three Options

  • $15 for one BYOB introductory knitting or crocheting class for one ($30 value)
  • $29 for one BYOB introductory knitting or crocheting class for two ($60 value)
  • $55 for one BYOB introductory knitting or crocheting class for four ($120 value)
  • Each class lasts two hours.
  • Click here to see the schedule.

Classes are BYOB. Students may also bring their own supplies or purchase them at the store. The class begins with students knitting a sample swatch and ends with instructions for knitting a personal scarf.

How Wool Becomes Yarn: From Baa Baa to Bobbin

Before it becomes yarn, wool undergoes a long journey from the farm to the spinning wheel. Learn what goes into your favorite sweater besides hard work with Groupon’s overview of the 5,000-year-old process.

Though yarn can made from anything from plant fibers to wholly synthetic materials, the traditional source for the soft, fluffy fiber is sheep’s wool. In a process that dates back thousands of years, wool undergoes a series of steps as it evolves from the muddy coat of a grazing sheep into to a skein of clean yarn dyed in any color imaginable.

First, farmers must harvest the wool directly from sheep by shearing their coats. This happens once a year, typically in early spring, and results in a heavy, greasy raw material known as fleece. Several undesirable materials—from vegetable matter and natural oils to bits of manure—initially contaminate the fleece and weigh it down, so it must be thoroughly washed or scoured in an acid bath before the wool can begin the process of becoming yarn.

Once the wool is clean and dry, a tool called a picker teases the locks, shaping them into a thin, wispy web. Part of wool’s resilience comes from the shape of its fibers, which naturally hold together thanks to microscopic hooks, and these hooks help keep the wool together as workers or machines comb it through with rough brushes known as cards. Finally, the neat, untangled strips—technically called rovings—are ready for the spinning wheel. The method of spinning determines the thickness and texture of the resulting yarn, but the basic result is the same: twisted together, the wool fibers become a strong, versatile material that can stand up to all kinds of wear and tear, from frequent washings to endless tugs toward Grandma’s kisses.

Humans spun wool into yarn as early as 10,000 years ago, when they’d twist bunches of wool fiber together bit by bit with their fingers, but spinning tools weren’t too far behind. Handheld spindles have even been found in excavations of sites dating back 4,000 years, and the spinning wheel probably originated in India as early as 500 AD. Either way, though today’s spinning mills often use large-capacity machinery for spinning, many spinners and craftspeople still use the same low-tech options that have been making yarn for thousands of years.

Need To Know

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. BYOB & bring your own yarn/supplies is allowed. Classes are subject to availability, and held on the 4th Saturday of each month. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 30 days. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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