Following in the footsteps of 1960s political activists, the knitting movement began with grassroots knit-ins, purling petitions, and the nonviolent cross-stitching of peace signs. Fashion an opinionated creation with today's Groupon: for $30, you get three two-hour introductory knitting classes at Unwind, located in East Greenwich. Classes are normally held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Unwind's comfy knitting haven provides a casual getaway to learn and create yarn-based treasures. Three two-hour introductory classes (a $90 total value) will help neophyte knitters learn the soft, cozy ropes by teaching such techniques as purling, picking up stitches, and binding off finished pieces. With guidance from a friendly, experienced instructor, students can attain proper needle form while learning how to correctly pick textiles to prevent intricately woven socks from turning into avant-garde sleeping bags. Although materials such as needles and yarn are not included with this Groupon, a 20% discount to in-store purchases is also included in this deal.
Unwind's craftporium features wooded panel walls splashed in a rainbow of fibers and provides a plethora of vibrant strands, needles, and accessories for purchase to help complete any knitting dream. With open-knit days on Wednesdays and Fridays, the welcoming staff provides tips, tricks, and creative solutions for conquering tough patterns or unthreading shirts that have accidentally been knit together with pants.
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