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For a list of available classes, venues and mediums, check out the calendar below.

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I loved that Jennifer structured the class to allow us to work at our own pace. I felt comfortable taking my time to learn what I needed to know.

Great job with the worksheets – I liked that I was able to take notes and go home with extra resources.

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Tinking Turtle Class Schedule

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Stranded Knitting: Maroo Mitts 6:00 pm
Stranded Knitting: Maroo Mitts @ Dances with Wool
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Stranded Knitting: Maroo Mitts @ Dances with Wool | Midlothian | Virginia | United States
Learn how to work stranded knitting while making these fun fingerless gloves! Play with color for great combinations. Skills needed: ability to increase, decrease and work in the round Skills learned: stranded knitting, strategies for yarn management in stranded knitting, thumb shaping. Wednesdays, March 8, 22, 6:00-7:00 PM Materials: Fingering weight yarn in the following amounts – Main Color (MC): 130 yards, Contrast Color A (CA) 30 yards, Contrast Color B (CB) 30 yards US#2 (2.75 mm) and US#2.5 (3 mm) double pointed needles or circular needles to work in the round Stitch...
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Rosemary and Bay 6:00 pm
Rosemary and Bay @ Dances with Wool
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Rosemary and Bay @ Dances with Wool | Midlothian | Virginia | United States
Looking for a next step project?  Jennifer Raymond will guide you through working this adorable knit dress! Skills needed: Ability to knit, purl, cast on and bind off. Skills covered: Working a yoked garment, working in the round, increases and decreases.   Wednesdays, March 15 & 29, April 5, 6-7 PM   Please purchase and print Rosemary and Bay, available here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rosemary–bay · Worsted weight yarn, in amount appropriate for size chosen. Suggested Yarns include: Spud and Chloe Sweater, Berroco Vintage Worsted · US size 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles. Adjust needle size...
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Stripes Three Ways: Intro to Colorwork 1:00 pm
Stripes Three Ways: Intro to Colorwork @ Dances with Wool
Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Stripes Three Ways: Intro to Colorwork @ Dances with Wool | Midlothian | Virginia | United States
This class is a great introduction to colorwork! Using the pattern Stripes Three Ways, students will learn how to work jogless stripes, simple stranded colorwork and slipped stitch mosaic knitting. This cowl features a unique twist: the patterns on the cowl are determined by the roll of a die! Skills needed: must know how to knit and purl, increase and decrease. Should be familiar with reading a pattern. Skills covered: jog-less stripes, stranded knitting and slip stitch colorwork. Saturday, March 18, 1-4 PM Materials needed: · Stripes Three Ways Pattern (available for purchase...
Finishing Essentials 4:00 pm
Finishing Essentials @ Dances with Wool
Mar 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Finishing Essentials @ Dances with Wool | Midlothian | Virginia | United States
Finishing is one of the greatest hurdles for knitters. A well finished garment is the difference between a garment that is homemade and one that is handmade. Jennifer will show you how to master different versions of the mattress stitch, keys to “easing” a sleeve into place, when & how to block, the best ways to weave in ends, and much more.   Skills needed: Must know how to knit and purl, increase and decrease, and read your knitting Skills Covered: Blocking, various seaming techniques (and when to use them).   March 18,...
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Bind Offs 12:00 pm
Bind Offs
Mar 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Review and expand your repertoire of bind offs. One 2 hour class Skills learned: ta variety of bind offs, including: Knitted, lace, Jenny’s super stretchy bind off, picot, and a few others! tsituations when various bind offs should be used Materials: tworsted weight yarn in at least two colors tneedles appropriate to yarn (suggested US#7 or US#8) tlocking stitch markers Homework: Please cast on 100 sts and work in stockinette stitch for 2″. Do not bind off.
Padded Crochet Rug 3:00 pm
Padded Crochet Rug
Mar 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Create this stunning and striking stained glass rug, as seen on KDTV! One 3 hr class Skills learned: tpadded crochet thow to create and join padded crochet motifs thow to finish and adjust rug Materials For rug sizes: Small, medium, and large: 24 (36, 48)” width; 17 1/4 (28 3/4, 40 1/4)” length t632 (1264, 2212) yards worsted weight yarn. We recommend Berroco Remix or Berroco Ultra Wool tUpholstery Piping Cord 22/32″ 100% cotton 14, (34, 62 yrds). *This is available from a local craft store. tSize G/6 (4 mm) hook tlocking stitch...
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Stranded Knitting: Maroo Mitts 6:00 pm
Stranded Knitting: Maroo Mitts @ Dances with Wool
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Stranded Knitting: Maroo Mitts @ Dances with Wool | Midlothian | Virginia | United States
Learn how to work stranded knitting while making these fun fingerless gloves! Play with color for great combinations. Skills needed: ability to increase, decrease and work in the round Skills learned: stranded knitting, strategies for yarn management in stranded knitting, thumb shaping. Wednesdays, March 8, 22, 6:00-7:00 PM Materials: Fingering weight yarn in the following amounts – Main Color (MC): 130 yards, Contrast Color A (CA) 30 yards, Contrast Color B (CB) 30 yards US#2 (2.75 mm) and US#2.5 (3 mm) double pointed needles or circular needles to work in the round Stitch...
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Colorwork Three Ways at North Carolina Fiber Fest 10:00 am
Colorwork Three Ways at North Carolina Fiber Fest @ Kerr Scott Building NC State Fairgrounds
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Colorwork Three Ways at North Carolina Fiber Fest @ Kerr Scott Building NC State Fairgrounds | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Colorwork Three Ways with Jennifer Raymond Friday 10 am – 1 pm  $55   Description: This class is a great introduction to colorwork! Using the pattern Stripes Three Ways, students will learn how to work jogless stripes, simple stranded colorwork and slipped stitch mosaic knitting. This cowl features a unique twist: the patterns on the cowl are determined by the roll of a die! Skill Level: Must know how to knit and purl, increase and decrease. Should be familiar with reading a pattern. Class fee: $50 Materials fee: $5 includes: Worksheets, Stripes Three...
Hairpin Lace Scarf in a Day at North Carolina Fiber Fest 2:00 pm
Hairpin Lace Scarf in a Day at North Carolina Fiber Fest @ Kerr Scott Building NC State Fairgrounds
Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hairpin Lace Scarf in a Day at North Carolina Fiber Fest @ Kerr Scott Building NC State Fairgrounds | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Hairpin Lace Scarf in a Day with Jennifer Raymond Friday 2-5 pm  $85 Description: Hairpin lace crochet is the perfect answer when you need a quick gift that looks classy! This crochet technique, using a loom, can create beautiful pieces of work both large and small. By the end of this class you’ll have learned this technique, in addition to being well on your way to finishing a scarf. Skill Level: Intermediate – students should know how to chain, slip stitch, single crochet and double crochet. They should be able to read a...
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Duct Tape Dress Form at North Carolina Fiber Fest 1:00 pm
Duct Tape Dress Form at North Carolina Fiber Fest @ Kerr Scott Building NC State Fairgrounds
Mar 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Duct Tape Dress Form at North Carolina Fiber Fest @ Kerr Scott Building NC State Fairgrounds | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Duct Tape Dress Form with Jennifer Raymond Saturday 1-4 pm  $75   Description: When you are taking your sweater knitting to the next level, a dress form is a helpful tool to have. Not only can you use it for blocking, but it can be invaluable to making sure your knitting or crochet is turning out the way you want. When it would be simply impossible to try on the partial sweater you are making, a dress form can be used as a substitute. In this class, we’ll overview how to use a...
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Rosemary and Bay 6:00 pm
Rosemary and Bay @ Dances with Wool
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Rosemary and Bay @ Dances with Wool | Midlothian | Virginia | United States
Looking for a next step project?  Jennifer Raymond will guide you through working this adorable knit dress! Skills needed: Ability to knit, purl, cast on and bind off. Skills covered: Working a yoked garment, working in the round, increases and decreases.   Wednesdays, March 15 & 29, April 5, 6-7 PM   Please purchase and print Rosemary and Bay, available here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rosemary–bay · Worsted weight yarn, in amount appropriate for size chosen. Suggested Yarns include: Spud and Chloe Sweater, Berroco Vintage Worsted · US size 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles. Adjust needle size...
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About My Classes

My classes are offered at a variety of venues including fiber festivals, local yarn stores, online classes and videos.

When teaching, it’s important to me to set my students up for success – I want everyone to have a positive and fun experience!

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I know that everyone learns differently, so my classes feature interactive elements and clear worksheets. I bring an awareness and ability to teach to different learning styles and levels to all my classes.

As an added bonus, I always bring my can-do attitude, high-energy style and ready sense of humor to the table.

… I really liked that [Jennifer] had a backup plan so I could work on something else when she realized I already knew how to work a short row heel.