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Tangled Purls Classes & News
May 2015
:: Designer Event
:: Private Lessons with Carol R.
:: Spring Hours
:: Upcoming Classes
:: Classes with Carol H.
Designer Teaching Event 
& Trunk Show 
May 16th, 2015

Michele Bernstein 

Guest Designer, Michele Bernstein (pdxknitterati), will be at Tangled Purls this month teaching two inspiring classes Her students will learn many new skills!

Blocking: It's Magic! How to block your knitting.

In this two hour information packed class, Michele will discuss why, when and how to block your hand knit and crocheted projects. Topics will include wet blocking and steam blocking, and we'll have a hands-on blocking demonstration with volunteer participation. You will be amazed at the difference blocking makes!
Class Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015 
Class Time: 10:00am - 12:00, 1 session
Class Cost: $20
Materials - none. 
Homework: None! 

Kerfuffle Cowl, by Michele Bernstein

Michele will teach the basics of stranded colorwork and get you started on a lovely cowl. The cowl is knit in the round, and is a good introduction to stranded colorwork knitting (also known as Fair Isle). Students will learn to use 2 colors in the same row while knitting in the round. The right side is faces you, so no purling back! Floats, how to hold the yarn, how to choose colors - think of the possibilities when you're done! 

If you choose a variegated yarn for the contrast color, you'll look like an ever so clever color genius, but all the work was done for you by the dyer!

Class Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015 
Class Time: 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm, 1 session  
Class Cost: $25 + supplies (list provided at registration)
Classes with Helen Burros
Aran Sweater Tea Cosy
Using Aran weight yarn, knit a tea cosy and pad with simple cables and ribbing in the shape of a small Aran sweater. The sleeves form the openings for the handle and spout and three buttons close the cosy after wrapping it around your teapot. The pattern for the pad will be given in class.

Class dates: May 2 and 9, 2015 (2 Saturdays)
Class times: 11:15-1:15 pm
Registration fee: $30.00  + supplies (list provided at registration)  Pattern available at Yarnspirations.com.

To The Hounds! Fingerless Mitts
Using two colors of Malabrigo Rios or comparable worsted weight yarn, we will knit a pair of fingerless mitts with three different colorwork patterns. Students will be shown how to tighten up the top of the mitts to avoid gaping with wear.

Class dates: June 6 and 20, 2015 (2 Saturdays)
Class times: 11:15-1:15 pm
Registration fee: $30.00  + supplies (list provided at registration)  Pattern available at Ravelry.com  
 Private lessons 
with Carol Richmond 


 Carol is available for private knitting lessons by appointment - $20 per hour. Please call the shop for contact information.

Private Spinning Lessons 
with Heather Lightbody 

heather's yarn

Spinning yarn on a spinning wheel: $30 an hour (supplies included)

-We'll learn how to make a basic yarn on a spinning wheel using different forms of wool, such as wool top and loose wool fleece. We'll go over thread plying and 2 strand yarn plying as well. If you have a wheel, bring that, but if not, you can practice on my Louet S10. Fiber will be provided, but feel free to bring anything you are interested in spinning. Call the shop for contact info.

Art Yarn Spinning: $35 an hour (supplies included)

-This session will cover a variety of art yarn spinning techniques depending on what you want to learn. We can go over things like tailspinning, sluggy plying, add-ins, twists, Navajo plying, super thick and thin, and anything you have an interest in learning. I'll show you how to create a textured batt on a drum carder and also how to spin a textured yarn without using a drum carder. I will have some different fibers to use for this class, but feel free to bring any fibers you're interested in incorporating into your yarns. If you have a wheel, bring that, but if not, you can use my Louet S10. Call the shop for contact info.


Freeform Crochet Headband: $30 an hour (supplies not included)

-This session will show you how to use all those small balls of yarn and textured yarns you just don't know what to do with. With freeform crochet you can combine them and create a great, unique, wearable piece. I'll show you how to create texture, organic shaping, holes, and ruffles. We'll create a headband, which is a great start to eventually going larger, like a scarf. You must already know how to crochet, just basic chain stitch is fine. Bring Any yarns you want to create a headband with. A worsted to bulky yarn is great, but you can also bring any textured yarns you want to use. Also bring a few crochet hooks from H-K if possible. I will have some hooks to use as well. Call the shop for contact info.

Spring Hours

(March through May)


Monday - Closed

 Tuesday 11 - 6

 Wednesday 11 - 5

 Thursday 11 - 6

 Friday 11 - 4

 Saturday 11 - 4*

 Sunday - Closed


*Closed major holidays and Saturdays of major holiday weekends.


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Passport Adventure 2015!

Don't forget to pack your bags for a fun-filled fiber journey that will take you to exciting new destinations!


Classes with Carol Herman
This workshop is all about choosing design elements to modify the mitt pattern provided and expressing your own design ethic. We'll learn about hand and mitt construction as well as basic theory for modifying any pattern. And you'll make a great pair of mitts!

Class Date: May 2 & May 9, 2015 (2 Saturdays)
Class Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $30 (2 class sessions) + supplies (list supplied at registration)
Classes with Sharon Everette 
(Beginning knitting & crochet lessons & private lessons by appointment)



SWEATER: Behind My Back, a Justina Lorkowska designKnit this lovely design in DK yarn for spring into summer and enjoy again fall to winter. The back exposes a lovely lace leaf motif, while the front is in stocking stitch. Adventurous Beginner/Intermediate

Class Date: Tuesdays, May 5, 12, 26 & June 2
Class Time: 1:30-3:30
Class Cost: $45 + supplies (list provided at registration)

ETHERIA (crochet cowl), a Julia Trice design, Nice for spring and summer, especially
Worked with 3 different stitches to define this light weight cowl: Zig Zag, Offset Filet, and Picot Mesh. Advanced Beginner/Intermediate.

Class Date: Wednesdays, 6 & 13
Class Time: 1:30 - 3:30
Class Cost: $35 + supplies (list provided at registration)

TOE-UP SOCKS on 2 Circulars (with gusset and heel flap), By Sharon Everette
These socks knit up quickly in DK yarn, using Judy's Magic Cast On, and you will learn to wrap and turn as you work the heel, then finish the cuff in either the Russian or Jenny's Supper Stretchy Bind off.

Class Dates: Fridays, May 8, 15, and 22
Class Time: 11:15 - 1:15
Class Cost: $40 + supplies (list provided at registration)

Get ready for spring and summer now and knit up in several colors. Skills: top down socks on 2 circulars with heel flap and gusset and finish the toe with the Kitchener method.

Class Dates: Wednesdays, May 20, 27
Class Time: 1:30 - 3:30
Class Cost: $35 + supplies (list provided at registration) 

Weekly Happenings at Tangled Purls

Stitch Doctor Tuesdays
Stitch Doctor: Sharon Everette
When: Tuesday from 11:15 - 12:45
Who: Need help with a current knitting or crochet project? Call the shop for details.
Cost: $10 per session

Soxy Knitters
When: Wednesday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Who: Experienced sock knitters who enjoy knitting together

Stitching Social
When: Thursday from 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Sip. Stitch. Laugh! Thurdays from 4-7!  Join us for Adult Stitch Night in our kitchen (this is not a teaching time). Meet new friends and share projects that you are working on. Tea and cookies provided! FREE

Charity Circle
When: Friday from 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Join us for our adult Charity Stitching Circle, as we create shawls, lap blankets, scarves, socks, and more for those in need. Recipients at Willamette Valley Hospice, Helping Hands, Warmth for All, CCC Foster Children, and many more have been so appreciative of the items donated so far. Tea and cookies provided. Let's touch some more hearts! FREE


The Tangled Purls Staff 


Class sign ups are on a first-come-first served basis. Full payment is required to reserve your place in class and is made directly to your instructor (cash or check only). All necessary handouts will be given at time of registration. Please register early to secure your place in the class. Early registration allows you to be better prepared for your class. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the class to "settle in." Classes will start promptly as scheduled.

At the time of registration, each student will receive a one-time, non-transferable 10% discount coupon for class materials (cannot be used for class fees). Card must be presented before purchase is made. Cards expire one hour before class begins.

Only cancellations made 7 days before the beginning of a class will receive a full refund of class fees. Refund of any class materials will be based on standard store refund policy. No partial refund will be issued for sessions not attended. No refund will be issued after classes have begun. With fewer than two students enrolled, a class may be canceled.

Tangled Purls
2290 Commercial Street SE, Suit 140
Salem, OR 97302
At the corner of Commercial & Hoyt SE below Fast Signs!