Portland Classes

1 Aug

Hey there! I decided to finally make a post of portland’s crafty classes focusing on Knitting, Crocheting & Sewing. If you would like me to include more stores, just let me know. I’m still new to the area, and unfortunately haven’t been able to check out all the stores yet. Tisk Tisk on me!

Well just cruising the websites I can say: DAMNNNNN Look at all of these classes! Snap. I’m mostly focusing on downtown protland and outwards. Please understand I live lose to downtown, so that’s where I always look first. So first sewing, since this list is shorter:

Josephine’s Dry Goods: 521 SW 11th Avenue Portland OR 97205

Summer Fun Sewing Camp – Aug 16 – 18, 10:00am – 1:00pm – Elizabeth Miles – $100

Open Sewing Workshop – Aug 27th,  10:00am – 1:00pm – Marla Kazell, Elizabeth Miles – $20

Pants Fitting – Aug 31st , 6:30pm – 9:00pm – Marla Kazell – $55

Bolt Fabrics: 2136 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

They have classes ran by Modern Domestic. There are literally 5 pages worth of classes! You can look here for the list: http://moderndomestic.enstore.com/browse/class/1

Some Examples:

Applique for Your Clothing, Wednesday, August 10th, 6:00 pm – Anna Joyce – $45.00

Apron Workshop, Wednesday, August 10th, 6:00 pm – Meredith Neal – $45.00

Beginning Serger: Knit Skirt, Wednesday, August 24th, 6:00 pm – Meredith Neal – $45.00

Charm Squares Baby Quilt, Tuesday, August 30th, September 6th, & 13th, 6:00pm – Elizabeth Hartman – $185

Colette Crepe Wrap Dress, Thursdays, August 18th, 25th, and Sept. 1st, 6:00pm – Erica Hortan – $135

I would love to do a class with Elizabeth Hartman one day!

Now onto Knitting. Whoo.

First off, the Portland Library has open knit groups! Here is a list of the Locations & Times!

Knit – Purl: 1101 SW Alder, Portland, OR 97205:

Beginning Knitting – Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm or Saturdays, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm – Judy Wilcox – $75 (Fee covers 4 lessons over 6 weeks.)

Urban Fiber Arts: 428 NW 11th Ave. Portland, OR 97209

Knitting 104: Intermediate-level, all other increases and decreases – August 7, 2011 – 1pm to 4pm – $40

Introduction to Wheel Spinning – August 16, 2011 – 6pm to 9pm – $50 (I’m quite interested in this class!)


Close Knit: 2140 NE Alberta Street Portland OR, 97211:

1. I love play on words, obviously! 2. This is right next to Bolt Fabrics!

Knitting Beginning & Beyond – Thursdays, 6:30-8:30PM, August 18, 25, and September 1 – Adrienne Torrey – $60.00

Learn to Knit Workshop – Tuesday, August 9, 6-8PM – Ann Bressler – $25

Crocheted Market Bag – Mondays 6-8 PM, August 8 and 15 – Ann Bressler – $40

Twisted:  2310 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 9723

Open crafting nights: every Tuesday from 6-8 pm. Any and all not-too-messy-or-destructive crafts welcome!

Spinning night: every Wednesday from 6-8 pm. Bring your spindle or wheel and spin along!

Queer Knitting nights: every other Sunday from 3-6 pm. July 10, 24, August 7, 21, September 4,

18, October 2, 16, 30. A fun, relaxed group for knitters and crocheters of all skill levels who

identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied.

Twisted offers an amazing amount of classes! Please refer to this list to find what you’d like to do!


If you’re looking for specific classes, let me know and I’ll keep my eye out! Hope to run into one of you at the NW Library Knitting group one day!

Happy Learning!




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