Classes + Events

Classes + Events

  • Beginning Embroidery: Mini Sampler
    Thursday, July 18, 5-7PM
    This beginner's hand embroidery workshop puts you on the path to stitching right away! Using our beautiful Mini Sampler Kit, we'll cover the basics of embroidery, including all the stitches used in our Leaf, Herringbone, and Criss Cross Patterns. Every student will receive a Mini Sampler Kit in the color of his or her choice, so just bring yourself... no supplies required!

  • Sashiko Workshop with Atsushi Futatsuya
    Saturday, September 21, 10-4PM
    We are thrilled to host third-generation Sashiko artist Atsushi Futatsuya for a very special workshop! He will expose you to the rich tradition of beautiful Sashiko embroidery, teaching the ins and outs of this meditative art with hands-on instruction. This workshop includes all the materials you'll need to complete an indigo printed pattern (which you can later turn into a tote bag, a pillow, a wall hanging, or whatever you like!). A full day of wonderful learning from a wonderful teacher, plus a midday break to explore neighborhood lunch spots... Please join us!

  • UPCOMING - Beginning Crochet
    Start your crochet journey with its most classic motif, the granny square! Mastering it puts the crochet basics under your belt and prepares you to make your very first granny square blanket! Go from novice to budding crochet enthusiast in these two 3-hour classes.

  • UPCOMING - Denyse Schmidt's Free-Wheeling Single Girl Quilt Workshop
    Renowned quilt designer and great friend of Purl Soho, Denyse Schmidt is especially loved for her colorful and improvisational approach. Based on traditional designs, her quilts always have a distinctly modern look and a spirit of creativity and fun. Learn how she does it at this special hands-on day of sewing and learning. Denyse will share her techniques and methods while you improvise your own version of her Free-Wheeling Single Girl Quilt, her take on the traditional double wedding ring pattern. Learn to trust your intuition, build your creative confidence, and streamline your patchwork process!

  • UPCOMING - Beginning Machine Sewing: Kid's Skirt
    Learn to sew on a machine and follow a sewing pattern in a single day workshop! This beginner class for adults will teach you how to sew a simple child's skirt from start to finish, using Molly and Corinne's adorable Paper Bag Play Skirt Pattern from their company Fair Play Projects. Even if you've never sewn before, you should leave this class with a beautifully finished garment. We'll cover cutting, pressing, and sewing, and give you lots of great tips for success! The free pattern for this class comes in sizes 2-10. A fun day of wonderful learning, plus a midday break to explore neighborhood lunch spots... Please join us!

  • UPCOMING - Beginning Loom Weaving I: Rigid Heddle Loom
    This one-day workshop covers the ins and outs of using a rigid heddle loom. Through demonstrations, as well as hands-on practice, you will leave with an understanding of how to create a beautiful hand-woven textile and with the confidence to continue to explore the incredible art of weaving!

  • UPCOMING - Beginning Knitting I: Learn To Knit A Scarf
    Go from novice to knitter in this 3-session class! Along the way, you will discover the fun and fascination of knitting, while creating your very own hand knit scarf.

  • UPCOMING - Beginning Knitting II: Basic Hats for Everyone
    Take your knitting skills to the next level and learn to knit in the round! The Basic Hats for Everyone Pattern is the kind of hat that you turn to again and again, year after year. It covers four hat styles: rolled brim, garter stitch brim, ribbed brim and ear flap; and is sized to fit just about everyone: babies, uncles, and grandmas. It is also basic enough for learning all the fundamentals of knitting in the round!

  • UPCOMING - Beginning Machine Sewing I: Easy Tote
    Beginning Machine Sewing unravels the mysteries of the sewing machine! In the process of making an impressively polished Easy Tote, students will acquaint themselves with the whole machine sewing process, from cutting fabric to backstitching, all in just two 3-hour classes!

  • UPCOMING - Beginning Tapestry Weaving
    Simple, portable, affordable, and fun, weaving on a tapestry loom is a wonderful place to start your weaving journey! Students will leave this three-hour workshop with an understanding of how to create a beautiful hand-woven textile and with the confidence to continue to explore the fascinating art of tapestry weaving.

  • UPCOMING - Intermediate Knitting: Boot Socks
    Hand-knit socks are not only a wonderfully portable and fun project, they're also a serious delight to wear! Learn how to make these classic Boot Socks over the course of just three classes, and walk away with your very own pair!

  • UPCOMING - Knit Clinic
    In over your head on a Purl Soho project? Or just need some help getting started? Whatever the obstacle and whatever your skill level, bring in your project and enjoy the assistance of a teacher and the pleasure of knitting companions!

  • UPCOMING - Intermediate Knitting: Sweater Fundamentals
    Learn what you need to know to knit a sweater! In this two-session class, we will discuss choosing a pattern, the yarn to go with it, and the right size to knit. You will learn about reading schematics, knitting and measuring a gauge swatch, blocking, and finishing. The first step will be choosing a sweater from a selection of Purl Soho Patterns and then purchasing the yarn to begin swatching. Each participant will knit a gauge swatch and will have the opportunity to ask all about fit, construction, and technique. In the end, you will have gained the confidence to knit an entire sweater and the skills to make one you actually want to wear! 

  • UPCOMING - Intermediate Knitting: Traveling Cable Hat
    Although cables may look complicated, they're surprisingly easy... and very satisfying! Our Traveling Cable Hat presents the perfect opportunity to hone your cable skills. Learn everything you need to know to make your own in just two two-hour classes!