Oak Hill Needle Arts School will be preserving and passing on traditional needle arts, while presenting them in contemporary applications. Fall class offerings will include knitting, crocheting, and holiday ornament construction. Classes will be small in size (3-6 students per class), and meet for limited sessions, providing instruction from the most basic to more advanced skills and projects. The goal is to foster love for needle arts, by providing encouragement, fun and useful projects, and expert technical instruction. 50% of all class tuition will also help to support ongoing maintenance and programming at the Oak Hill School.
Saturday classes are open to anyone 12 years of age or older, on a first-come, first-served basis, until each class is full. Pre-registration and payment of class tuition is required.
All classes will take place in the historic Oak Hill Schoolhouse, with fall term classes starting on Saturday, November 2. In an effort to make traditional arts accessible to all, tuition will be at the basic rate of $10 per 90 minute session, half of which supports Oak Hill School.
Deb Burger, founding teacher and Jonesborough resident, is a Heritage Alliance member, a Professional Member of the Crochet Guild of America, and a member of The Knitting Guild of America. She has published 2 books of crochet instruction and designs, and has over 20 years experience teaching various textile arts to all ages, casino online including several years at the John C. Campbell Folk School. The full schedule is available below. Individual class descriptions and supply lists can be found on our events” page.
Learn to Knit (3 sessions)
Learn to Crochet (3 sessions)
Crochet Snowflake Workshop (1 session)
Knit a mini-mitten Ornament Workshop (1 session)
11-12:30– Learn to Knit, session 1 of 3- no previous experience needed
1-2:30– Crochet Snowflake Workshop (1 session) – advanced beginner to intermediate level (must be able to make basic stitches and read a simple pattern)
11-12:30–Learn to knit, 2 of 3
1- 2:30– Learn to Crochet, session 1 of 3- no previous experience needed
11-12:30–Learn to Knit, 3 of 3
1-2:30– Learn to Crochet, 2 of 3
11-12:30– Knit a Mini Mitten Ornament Workshop (1 session) Advanced beginner, must be able to cast on, knit, purl, bind off.
1-2:30 – Learn to Crochet, 3 of 3