Elissa's Creative Warehouse

Address
220 Reservoir Street
Needham, MA 02494
Ph: 781-444-9341
info@elissascreativewarehouse.com
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Hours
Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday Saturday, 10 to 4:30
Sunday, 12 to 4
October through March.
Always closed Wednesdays.

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Class and Club Descriptions

Please check our Calendar page or Home page for monthly dates and times, or call us at 781-444-9341. Most classes start at 7 pm in the evening.

Classes

CROCHET BASICS

Crochet is incredibly versatile! Make anything from a potholder to a bedspread, cowl, poncho or basket. Whether you're a beginner or would like to get reacquainted with crochet, this is the class for you. We'll start with granny squares, basic crochet stitches and then get you started on your first project. Students will receive attention to their individual needs and goals.

Mondays, 7-9 PM. $60.00

About the teacher: Laurel Miller has been stitching from childhood and taught crochet, needlepoint and quilting for years at Newton Adult Ed. She brings her enthusiasm for crochet, knitting and fiber fun to Creative Warehouse, working there on Fridays and every otherSaturday. See her work on Ravelry as "skippedastitch."

HUCK EMBROIDERY

Huck Embroidery is also known as Huck Weaving or Swedish Weaving. It was popular in the late 1940’s when homemakers used embroidery floss to decorate the borders of towels. Today, you can make afghans, baby blankets, pillows, wall hangings, table linens, Tallit and more. Our teacher, Fran, has been teaching Swedish Weaving for over 10 years. Join the "HAPPY HUCKERS"  and learn this easy technique for creating one of a kind lovely heirloom pieces.

$55.00. Call or check our Home page for dates. PH: 781-444-9341

REPAIR WORKSHOP

This class will teach you how to pick-up dropped stitches, correct mistakes, read stitches and count rows. Save your sweaters, whether they are old favorites or new projects, store bought or handmade! Learn to repair moth holes, rips and dropped stitches. Go back and fix a stitch without tearing out your work. Fix pulls, cables, and buttonholes that are too large.

$25.00. Call or check our Home page for dates. PH: 781-444-9341

MAKING PATTERNS AND YARN WORK TOGETHER

You have found the pattern and the yarn, but it's not the yarn the pattern calls for. In this one night class, learn the formulas needed to adjust the yarns and patterns to work together. If you have something in mind, bring it with you.

$25.00. Call or check our Home page for dates. PH: 781-444-9341

WEAVING 2016

Beginner/Refresher Rigid Heddle Weaving: Measuring, warping, picking colors, finishing techniques, design - color and weave. First night, go home with a warped loom and finish weaving at home. Second night, remove from loom. Plan second project to work on their own.
Monday June 13 and 20, 7-9pm.

Color and Weave: Design with Color – color and weave effects. Students should know how to warp the loom.

Finger Manipulated and Surface Weaves: Learn Leno, Brooks Bouquet, Danish Medllion, Spanish Lace and various surface techniques. Students should know how to warp the loom.

Call or check our Home page for dates. PH: 781-444-9341
$108.00 for all 3 sessions, $40 for single sessions.

KNIT & CROCHET

Wednesday mornings with Karen.
Karen will share with you her vast knowledge of knitting and crocheting. She makes it easy to understand your pattern and the stitches. Karen knows just how to help you add your own personal touches. You can even combine knitting and crochet.  A great class for any level.

Wednesdays 9:30 - 11:30 am 
6 classes $80.00 good for one year or $18 per class.
Please call ahead. PH: 781-444-9341

STITCH-A-LONG Thursday nights with Elissa.

It’s fun to knit or crochet with others. Thursday nights you can do that here, you can work on your project with the company of others and get help if you need it. All levels welcome.

Thursdays 7:00 - 9:00 pm
6 classes $80.00 good for one year or $18 per class. Class is on-going. Call or check our Home page for dates. PH: 781-444-9341

FINISHING your knitted project with Elissa.

There is no greater joy than a perfect seam and beautiful shoulders. Or how about the pleasure when you finish something and it fits and looks great. In this one night workshop learn tips on picking up stitches, sewing seams, tucking ends, and blocking with confidence.

$45.00. Call or check our Home page for dates. PH: 781-444-9341

KID’S KNITTING with Elissa

In this class, children 6 years and older learn the basics of knitting. Bring your mom, dad or special person with you and learn together. All skill levels are welcome.
This class meets October - March, Sundays 4:30-5:30
Spring and Summer classes are available.
Call or check our Home page for dates. PH: 781-444-9341
$60.00 for 4 classes
$20.00 drop-in.

SOCK TALK with Tracey

One needle, two needles or four needles. Making socks if fun!  It's easy and portable.  Once youv'e mastered  knitting socks you will find you can use the same technique (knitting in the round) for knitting so many other things: mittens, gloves, hats and more!
Supplies must be purchased before class.

4 classes for $72.00 or drop-in for $20.00 per class
Call or check our Home page for dates. PH: 781-444-9341

I-CORD JEWELRY

In this 2 hour class you make a necklace with the help of a handy little Icord maker reminiscent of the little wooden spools with 4 nails and a bobby pin. The winder makes a cord in short time. Everyone leaves with a finished something! So much fun!

$25.00. Call or check our Home page for dates. PH: 781-444-9341

BEGINNING KNITTING

This class will introduce you to the basic knitting stitches, the importance of gauge, and understanding patterns. We will all begin by knitting a warm winter hat but then you will choose your own project - including pattern and yarn.

$80.00. Call or check our Home page for dates. PH: 781-444-9341

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS

Do you have a circle of friends who like to knit together? Schedule a night out at Creative Warehouse with your special circle of friends. It is our pleasure to open our doors to you. Please bring food for our local food pantry.

DONATION KNITTING

We accept and find homes for all types of knitted or crochet items all year. Remember there is a head for every hat and a lap for every blanket.

PRIVATE CLASSES by appointment.

$30 per hour
Please call for details: 781-444-9341

Clubs

No fees except for a food pantry contribution: either a non-perishable food item or a $10.00 donation to the Needham food pantry.

SATURDAY NIGHT KNITTING CLUB (SNKC)

Join us every other Saturday from 5:00 - 7:00 pm for the Saturday Night Knitting Club - SNKC! Bring your knitting and a Needham food pantry item.

Every other Saturday 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Call or check our Home page for dates.
No instruction, just camaraderie. Bring a contribution for the Needham food pantry.

CRICKET CLUB

7:00-9:00 pm on the 4th Tuesday of the month.
No charge, but bring a contribution for the Needham food pantry. Call or check our Home page for dates. PH: 781-444-9341

BLANKET BUDDIES

We are making Norah's Vintage Afghan, shown here: Norah's Vintage Afghan. This afghan is made up of 20 different squares. Knit each one separately then sew them together. The blanket will open your eyes to new cables, new fun! Yarn must be purchased from Creative Warehouse to participate. This is a club so you know the rules: bring food for the Needham Food Pantry. 15% off your purchase of yarn for this blanket. Lots of yarn choices (to get this deal you must purchase all the yarn at one time, no lay-a-ways or special orders)

Call or check our Home page for dates. PH: 781-444-9341

No dues except for a food pantry contribution: either a non-perishable food item or a $10.00 donation to the Needham food pantry.