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Classes at Purl Soho! 

We offer classes in knitting, crochet, sewing + patchwork, embroidery, weaving, spinning and needle felting.

All classes are held at our shop in NYC.  If you'd like to sign up for a class, please call Purl Soho at 212-420-8796, or you can drop by the shop. For further information on our classes, please see our Class FAQs!

 

 

Featured Class: Quilt Binding Workshop

 

1 Session / 4 Hours for $100

Learn the essentials for binding a quilt in this one session workshop. There are many different methods for finishing the edges of your quilt, and this workshop will cover several - focusing on the most popular method of attaching separate straight grain and bias strips. Skills covered: Perfectly Mitering Corners, Pinning for Precision, Cutting and Attaching Bias Binding, Top Stitching the Layers.
Prerequisites: Beginning Machine Sewing, Machine Piecing

Upcoming Classes

  • Sunday - April 13th | 12:30-4:30pm with Cassandra Thoreson

Required Supplies

  • Craft Size Cotton Quilt Batting (or bring batting scraps at least 8" square - any thickness) If you want to use the finished class pieces as trivets or potholders, choose the thickest loft, Supreme.
  • 2 fat quarters of quilt weight cotton fabric - for samples
  • 1/2 - 3/4 yard each of one or two quilt weight fabrics - for bindings
  • Clover Patchwork Pins
  • 6.5" x 24.5" Creative Grids Ruler
  • Olfa Rotary Cutter

 

 

Basic Scarf

Beginning Knitting

3 Sessions / 2 Hours each, $150

Learn basic knitting essentials! Skills covered: Cast On, Knit Stitch, Purl Stitch, combining the stitches to create stitch patterns (like Stockinette, Seed, and Rib), Cast Off and Weave in Ends. No prior experience is required. This class will take you from novice to knitter in no time!

Upcoming Classes

  • Saturdays - May 24th, 31st, and June 7th | 2-4pm with Kaitlin Steer

Required Supplies 

 

 

Super Soft Merino Hats For Everyone

Intro to Knitting in the Round

2 Sessions / 2 Hours each, $100

Learn to knit a hat that can fit anyone with this simple and super soft hat pattern! Skills covered: Knitting in the Round on Circular and Double Pointed Needles, Decreasing Stitches, Stripes. 

Prerequisite: Beginning Knitting​

Upcoming Classes 

  • Fridays - April 25th, May 2nd | 4-6pm with Kaitlin Steer

Required Supplies 

 

 

Mini Socks

Beginning Sock Knitting

3 Sessions / 2 Hours each, $150

Create a pair of adorable little socks to prepare you to take on sock patterns for feet of all sizes. Skills covered: Knitting in the Round on Double Pointed Needles, Short Row Heel Shaping, Picking up Gusset Stitches, Decrease Stitches, and Grafting/Kitchener Stitch.

Prerequisites: Beginning Knitting, Beginning Circular Knitting 

Upcoming Classes

  • Tuesdays - May 13th, 20th, and 27th | 6-8pm with Hollis Maloney 

Required Supplies 

 

 

Stitch Block Cowl

Intermediate Knitting

3 sessions / 2 hours each, $150

Learn to knit new and exciting stitch patterns while you create your own Stitch Block Cowl! Covered skills: provisional cast on, knitting in the row below, kitchener stitch and making a scarf into a cowl. This class is great for intermediate knitters.

Upcoming Classes

  • Thursdays - April 24th, May 1st and 8th | 6-8pm with Whitney Van Nes of "Whit's Knits"

Required Supplies

 

 

Intro to Short Rows - Bandana Cowl

2 Session/4 hours, $100

The Bandana Cowl is a great layering piece, perfect for everyday wear! Skills covered: Knitting in the Round with Circular Needles, creating Short Rows, Decrease Stitches, and understanding a Knitting Gauge for both Stitches and Rows.

Upcoming Classes

  • Thursdays - May 15th, 22nd | 6:30-8:30pm with Sophia Lehman

Required Supplies

 

 

Beginning Crochet

Ribbed Cowl 

2 Sessions / 2 Hours each, $100

Learn the basics of Crochet! Learn this new take on the timeless craft of crochet by making a beautiful Ribbed Cowl. Covered are the basic stitches in Crochet, joining new yarn, finishing, and some tips and tricks. No prior experience needed - the skills learned in this project are easily applied to many varying crochet projects!

Upcoming Classes 

  • Saturdays - May 3rd and 10th | 6:30-8:30pm with Thomas Duncan

Required Materials  

 

 

Beginning Weaving Class

How to Use a Rigid Heddle Loom

1 Session / 3 Hours, $80

This hands-on class will cover the basics of warping a Rigid Heddle Loom, the process of weaving, and ways to finish your fabric. You will leave with an understanding of how to create a beautiful hand-woven textile and with the confidence to continue to explore the endless art of weaving. No previous experience needed.

Upcoming Classes 

  • SOLD OUT - Sunday - April 27th | 3-6pm with Rachel Hearn
  • Sunday - May 18th | 2-5pm with Rachel Hearn

Required Materials 

  • Practice materials and looms will be provided for use during class. 
  • Looms are also available for purchase. With receipt from class fee, you may receive 10% off purchase of a Cricket Loom up to 7 days after the class. 

 

 

Needle Felting

 Various Shapes

1 Session / 2 Hours, $50

Needle Felting is a process using a special needle to sculpt wool into any form. Learn how to make a sweet little sheep, a strawberry necklace, adorable birds, or other shapes. Each shape is a separate class with guest instructor Nguyen Le! Skills covered: Needle Felting technique, How to Shape Wool Forms, and Add Accent Colors.

Upcoming Classes 

  • Duck: Tuesday - May 6th | 6-8pm with Nguyen Le

Required Supplies 

Additional requirements for the Strawberry Necklace Class: 


 

Custom Monogram Embroidery

Beginning Embroidery

1 Session / 3 Hours , $80

Create a sweet little monogram embroidery piece. Learn how to customize an embroidery pattern and embellish with simple beautiful stitches. Skills covered: How to Transfer Patterns, Surface Filling Stitches, Decorative Line Work Stitches and Tips for Displaying and Finishing your Embroidery Work.

Upcoming Classes

  • Sunday, May 4th | 2-5pm with Jessica Marquez

Required Supplies


 

 

Stitch Dictionary

Comprehensive Introduction to Embroidery

2 Sessions / 2 Hours each, $100

This beginner’s hand embroidery class will get you stitching right away! You’ll create a lovely stitch dictionary that is not only decorative, but also a useful reference for your future embroidery projects. Skills covered: Essential Embroidery Tools and Materials, Basics of Embroidery, and Sample a Variety of Decorative Embroidery Stitches.

Upcoming Classes 

  • Thursdays - June 12th and 19th | 6-8pm with Jessica Marquez

Required Supplies

 

 

Reversible Tote

Beginning Machine Sewing

3 Sessions / 3 Hours each or 4 Sessions / 2.25 Hours each, $225

This class presents an introduction to sewing by machine for the very beginner. Students will make a simple, reversible tote bag with a magnetic snap. Skills covered: Essential Sewing Vocabulary, Properly Thread and Sew with the Machine, How to Accurately Measure and Cut Fabric, Follow Simple Pattern and Learn Fundamental Sewing Skills.

Upcoming Classes 

  • Fridays - April 25th, May 2nd and 9th | 10am-1pm with Cassandra Thoreson
  • Wednesdays - May 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th | 7-9:15pm with Cassandra Thoreson

Required Supplies

 

 

Shift Dress Class

Weekend Immersion Sewing Class

$275 for 10 Hours of Instruction

In this weekend-long class, you'll learn how to draft a pattern (using your own measurements) for a classic shift dress, make a muslin to test the fit, alter the pattern, and then sew a real dress with an optional invisible zipper! Students must have some sewing experience and be comfortable using a sewing machine.

Upcoming Classes

  • Saturday/Sunday - May 10th and 11th | 12:30-5:30 with Cal Patch

Required Supplies

  • 1 yard of Purl's 60" wide Patternmaking paper 
  • 2 1/2 yards muslin (or 2 x desired dress length + 6")
  • 2 1/2 yards of medium-weight woven fabric, such as printed cotton (or 2 x desired dress length + 6")
  • 100% cotton thread to match
  • Bias Tape (in solid, dots, plaid, by the yard, or pre-made packages of dots, gingham, solids and linen solids) You'll need about 2 yards of 1/2" single fold bias tape to match.  You can make your own bias tape, but it must be made before class. 
  • 14-18" (or longer) invisible zipper to match (optional)
  • Clear tape

Tools -

 

 

Patchwork Basics - Hand Piecing

1 Session / 4 Hours or 2 Sessions / 2 Hours each, $100

A short and sweet introduction to hand sewing for traditional patchwork quilts in two lessons. Students need no previous hand sewing experience, and will make several quilt blocks in class - the beginnings of a larger quilt or enough to make a small patchwork pillow. Skills covered: Hand Quilting Basics Pattern Drafting, Template Making, and Tips for Sewing Quilt Blocks Together.

Upcoming Classes

  • Wednesdays - April 23rd and 30th | 6:30-8:30pm with Cassandra Thoreson 

Required Supplies 

 

 

Machine Piecing

Patchwork Basics

3 Sessions / 2 Hours each, $150

A workshop for students who want a quick and simple introduction to the essentials of piecing quilt tops by machine. Skills covered: Rotary Cutting, Piecing Squares and Triangles, Combining Pieces into Blocks, Combining Blocks to Make a Larger Quilt Top, and Essential Quilting Vocabulary.  

Prerequisite: Beginning Machine Sewing

Upcoming Classes

  • Saturdays - May 17th, 24th, and 31st | 11am-1pm with Cassandra Thoreson

Required Supplies 

optional, but recommended: 

 

 

Hand Quilting Workshop

1 Session / 4 Hours, $100

A one day, intensive workshop on the basics and finer points of hand quilting. Hand quilting is the method of sewing together the three layers of a quilt (the backing, the batting, and the top) in patterns of hand sewn stitches. Hand quilting holds the three layers of a quilt together, but also adds so much more. Design, texture and dimension are added to the quilt during quilting. 

Upcoming Classes

  • Sunday - May 25th | 1-5:30pm with Cassandra Thoreson

Required Supplies

 

 

 

All classes are held at our shop in NYC.  If you'd like to sign up for a class, please call Purl Soho, or you can drop by the shop. For further information on our classes, please see our Class FAQs