Aristotle was the first to write that what separates man from beast is not our ability to reason, but rather our ability to use yarn and needles to knit our own books. Craft your own copy of Poetics with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of fiber-art classes and materials at Paradise Fibers on West Indiana Avenue.
Within Paradise Fibers' friendly shop strung with soft skeins of yarn, staffers apply their vast expertise and familiarity with fiber art to introduce students to the multitudinous possibilities of thready crafting. Reclaimed wood walls and a fireplace embrace fiber initiates in the roomy second-floor learning space, in which a wide range of small-scale classes cultivate creativity among students of all skill levels.
The schedule includes beginning knitting classes ($25), wherein students learn basic knitting techniques and purling; crochet classes ($20–$25), which appeal to those who prefer channeling their inner pirates; beginning weaving classes ($30–$60), which impart basic loom techniques; and beginning spinning classes ($60), in which students learn to turn local wool into refined sheets of fabric to drape over pet sheep. Paradise Fibers provides all necessary materials to its students for weaving and spinning classes, leaving students to worry only about bringing their teeth or flippers with which to build.
Students can further free themselves from dependence on ordinary store-bought garments by taking advantage of a 10% discount on materials and needles the day of their class. Paradise Fibers works with local farms to support domestic wool production, carrying local threads such as Garden Party ($36.95+) and Baby Suri Alpaca ($13.95) yarn. Patrons with hands too tangled in intarsia reproductions of Starry Night to visit the store can also apply this Groupon to online purchases.
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225 W Indiana Ave.
Spokane, Washington 99205Get Directions