Classes + Events

Classes + Events

  • Rug Hooking Workshop with Rose Pearlman
    Sunday, March 24, 12-3PM
    Learn the fundamentals of punch-needle rug hooking with Rose Pearlman! Using her beautiful Object-Art Rug Hooking Kit, Rose walks you through this traditional technique in one three-hour class. You'll learn all the special skills and creative possibilities of punch-needle rug hooking, creating your own designs or using Rose's templates. Each student will receive one of Rose's Kits, which includes 6 beautifully hand dyed yarns, a wooden frame with pre-stretched monks cloth, a punch needle, optional templates for design inspiration, a complete set of illustrated instructions, and a silk screened cotton pouch for easy storage (all included in the price of the class!).

  • Beginning Machine Sewing: Kid's Skirt + Shorts
    Saturday, April 6, 10-4PM
    We're so excited to host former Purl Soho-designers Molly Schnick and Corinne Gill and their new Beginning Machine Sewing class! In just 6 hours you will learn all the steps of sewing a simple child's skirt or pair of shorts 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 will leave this class proud of your first finished garment and equipped to make many more! The pattern will be free for class participants, and it comes in sizes 2-10. A full day of wonderful learning from wonderful teachers, plus a midday break to explore neighborhood lunch spots... Please join us!

  • Beginning Crochet: Granny Square Blanket
    Sunday, April 14 and 21, 1-4 PM
    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.

  • Pom Pom Garland Workshop with Marisa Morrison
    Saturday, April 27, 12-3PM
    Join pom pom expert, Marisa Morrison of The Neon Tea Party, for a super fun workshop creating Pom Pom Garlands using our Pom Pom Kit! Students will create a very satisfying and beautiful Garland using Pocket Posy and our Pom Pom Maker Set. You will learn how to create patterned pom poms and also how to string them all together. In the end, you'll have your very own Garland to take home, as well as the skills you'll need to make more...all while having a lot of fun!

  • Free-Wheeling Single Girl Quilt Workshop with Denyse Schmidt
    Sunday, June 2, 10-4PM
    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 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 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: 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!