7 Local Places to Take Cozy Craft Classes

What if the blanket you snuggle up with this winter is one you made yourself?

1. Fiberwood Studio 

2709 N. 92ND ST.  

Fiberwood Studio offers no-experience-needed weaving classes. The classes run for about six weeks and are offered at various times throughout the afternoon and evening. There are still openings available for Fiberwood’s fall class session, winter session and the one-day “Hello Loom” class on Oct. 22. 

Student work from Fiberwood Studio; Photo courtesy of Fiberwood Studio

2. Milwaukee Public Library

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

The Milwaukee Public Library offers knitting and crafting classes pretty frequently. Check the calendar if you are looking to learn a cozy project with the family, friends or by yourself. Some of the classes include “Knot Just Knitting” for adults and “String Art” (embroidery) for teens.


 

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3. Wild Haven Fiber Company

2658 S. KINNICKINNIC AVE. 

If you don’t want the stress of attending an in-person knitting class, Wild Haven Fiber Company has you covered. Visit its blog for free tutorials, inspiration and patterns for a variety of clothing including knit socks and crochet tops. It’s a branch of the Brown Sheep Company, which was started in Nebraska, but the local Bay View store offers a variety of colors and types of wool.

4. Log Cabin Sewing Company

12520 W. HAMPTON AVE., BUTLER 

Want to learn how to embroider from your own home? The Log Cabin Sewing Company offers different themed embroidery classes over Zoom, as well as in-person embroidery and quilting classes. No experience is needed, and beginner sewing classes are available. If you already have the experience but need the equipment, you can rent sewing machines and long arm quilting machines to work on your projects. 

5. Cream City Yarn

15565 W. NORTH AVE., BROOKFIELD 

Cream City Yarn teaches you how to knit multiple different projects including pillows, sweaters, shawls, and socks. There are different types of workshops available. You can go to the shop to learn the basics about knitting, or attend workshops to make specific products. All skill levels are welcome. 

 
 
 
 
 
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6. Knitting Knook 

1339 W. TOWN SQUARE SQUARE RD., MEQUON 

The largest supplier of yarn in the greater-Milwaukee area also offers classing on knitting, crochet and needlepoint. Classes are expected to start mid-November, offering both private and public lessons. Each class has a different structure and the meeting times range from weekly to monthly. Time and length of the class depends on which project you want to work on. 

7. Greyhouse Creative Market 

6228 W. STATE ST., WAUWATOSA 

If you’re looking for a fun night out with friends this fall, stop by Greyhouse Creative Market. They offer a “Drinks and DIY” event, which includes cocktails and a variety of crafts to choose from. They have a selection of different wood projects such as making a charcuterie board, cheese board, and a wooden Milwaukee skyline. They also offer classes for candle making, wreathes, and leather jewelry. See their website for reservations and availability. 

 

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