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We have teaching as our first love so it's easy to keep that a priority. Almost all of our employees in the shop also teach classes and in the course of a regular day a lot of extra teaching is done - from showing someone the Kitchener stitch to explaining what a yo means.

We invite you to come in, take a class, ask some questions, or just say hi. We are here because we love to teach!

 
 

Ann Budd - Is the author of THE KNITTER’S HANDY BOOK OF PATTERNS,
THE KNITTER’S HANDY BOOK OF SWEATER PATTERNS and co-author of WRAP STYLE, LACE STYLE and BAG STYLE. When she isn’t writing about knitting, she is knitting.

Benjamin Krudwig--is an all-around fiber-art fanatic with skills ranging from knitting and crochet to spinning and weaving. He picked up knitting as a kid for fun and later he taught himself crochet to combat test-anxiety in college while receiving his B.A.s in Evolutionary and Ecological Biology and Studio Arts. Benjamin’s designs and patterns can be seen in publications of Spin-Off, Handwoven, The Twist Collective, and other industry magazines. You can follow along with his other design ventures on his blog at BenjaminKrudwig.com.

Chris Switzer -is a weaver and spinner, has raised alpacas in Estes Park for 35 years. Alpaca fleece is soft and warm and comes in many natural colors. It is a joy to spin and then knit/crochet/weave/or felt. Chris has a BFA in Weaving plus a double major in Anthropology from CSU. She began weaving and spinning in 1971 and has been a HGB member that long too. Her book, Spinning Alpaca, Camel andPaco Vicuña is now in the 4th edition and available at Shuttles..

David Johnson - Holds degrees in weaving from Colorado State University and the Cranbrook Academy of Art. His teaching experience includes positions at the Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, the Appalacian Center for Craft and Front Range Community College. In addition, David has taught workshops at Penland and Arrowmont.

Debi Dodge -Was the Superintendent of the Handspun Yarn Show at the Boulder
County Fair for 10 years. She has been the judge at the Estes Park Wool
Festival and is a 3 time Medallion winner for her designer yarns at the Taos
Wool Festival..

Gail Madden - Has worked with yarns and fabrics since childhood. An accomplished craftsperson, she combined her interest in fabrics with weaving when she took her first rag weaving class. She has been weaving, dyeing and teaching about rags ever since. Look for her designs in Handwoven.

Heide Murray - Has been needlefelting since 2001 when she joined the Handweavers Guild of Boulder happy to learn a fiber art that was slightly less complicated than most. She has been designing her own characters since that very Fall and loves teaching felting to others to see what they can create. She loves to make and ell smiling characters for big and small. She has been published in WEE FELT WORLDS, by Lark Publishing and her business is All Good Wishes.

Judith Tutt Taylor - Has been knitting since childhood, taught by her mother to keep her occupied. She has attended various Nordic knitting conferences and retreats; recently she spent two weeks in Estonia knitting with Nancy Bush, learning from the mentors and buying yarn... She is enthusiastic about sharing the knowledge of Nordic techniques she knows and loves.

Judy Steinkoenig - Has been teaching weaving classes since 1983 including Beginning Weaving at Convergence 2004. You can see her weavings in Handwoven magazine. This, plus being a knowledgeable and lively speaker, keeps her in much demand up and down the Front Range.

Laura Farson - Is the author of NEW TWISTS ON TWINED KNITTING and KNITTING SCANDINAVIAN SLIPPERS AND SOCKS. She has taught twined knitting techniques across the country. On the side, she creates purses and totes made from recycled seat belts..

Maggie Casey - Is the author of START SPINNING - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO MAKE GREAT YARN. A spinner since 1973 she holds the Handweavers Guild of America Certificate of Excellence in Handspinning. Look for her workshops at Estes Park, Maryland Sheep and Wool and Yarn Fest. Don’t miss her DVDs: START SPINNING, BIG AND LOFTY YARNS and GETTING STARTED ON A DROP SPINDLE.

Margaret Tullis - learned to tat and crochet as a child from a sitter who found she could keep her quiet with a shuttle or hook and a ball of string. Later, and by then a weaver and spinner, she couldn’t resist basketry when the material fell from her Florida trees. She has produced baskets and craft for mail-order as well as installations and galleries. She loves to learn and she loves to share.

Margaret Wahlin - Learned to knit and crochet at an extremely young age from her mother in Scotland. Knitting has always been an integral part of her life and the more complicated the patterns are, the better. Margaret has become certified as a Knitting Instructor by the Craft Yarn Council of America. She is also an avid weaver and spinner

Nancy Jencks - Has been sewing for over fifty years, making everything from tailored suits to fringed cowboy costumes for Halloween. If it can fit under a presser foot, she’ll sew it to something. She is an avid spinner, weaver, dyer, knitter and crocheter who enjoys combining these crafts to make something useful and beautiful.

Roxana Bartlett - Is both an artist-quiltmaker and a knitwear designer. Leading a double life isn’t as difficult as it sounds, she says, since both reflect an aspect of her creativity and both are exciting. Her book SLIP STITCH KNITTING is an Interweave Press best seller.

Sally Kuhn - Worked for yarn during high school and college, helping with knitting, crochet and needlepoint projects. An avid weaver since 1994, you can see her woven triple weave pick-up cougar in the main office of Smiley Middle School in Denver. Kumihimo and ply split braiding are also addictions.

Sara Goldenberg - Earned her MFA in Fibers from Colorado State University. During her time at CSU she created her own art as well as taught multiple classes in the Fibers department. Sara assisted Jane Patrick with her rigid heddle weaving book THE EAVERS IDEA BOOK. Sara has shown her artwork throughout the U. S. and beyond. She is an avid weaver, knitter and sewer and enjoys working with non traditional fiber materials.

Sharon Dalebout - Was born with knitting needles in her fingers. Sharon is an accomplished quilter, embroiderer and knitter. Sharing her knowledge is one of her greatest pleasures. Look for her work in Handwoven and Interweave Knits.

Suzanne Connolly-Howes - Taught environmental science and nature crafts to children and families, since retirement she has devoted time to art. She creates whimsical animals, birds and insects with felt, paints silk scarves and creates garden sculptures with clay and mosaics.

 

 
Our Instructors

 

We are conveniently located in the
Table Mesa Shopping Center
635 South Broadway, Unit E, Boulder, CO 80305

Tel: (303) 494-1071 Fax: (303) 554-6593
Email: shuttles@shuttlesspindlesandskeins.com

Hours: Mon. 12-6, Tues. - Sat. 10-6 Closed Sundays
Special Holiday Shopping Hours
Sundays December 3, 10, and 17 from 1 - 5pm
Sunday, December 24, from 1 - 3pm

Holiday Closures:
Monday, September 4, Labor Day
Thursday, November 23, Thanksgiving Day
Monday, December 25, Christmas Day
Monday, January 1, New Year’s Day
Tuesday, January 2, Closed for Inventory


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Need help? Here is a list of our recurring clinics taught by our instructors.

SWEATER DOCTOR IS IN
45 Minutes $25 or Bring a Friend, 2 for $40
Wednesday, 12–4pm or Saturday, 10am–12Noon
YOU MUST CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.
Roxana Bartlett, instructor
Is there an ailing sweater project in your life? A pattern suffering from confusion? Do you need a review of some basics? Want to conquer the dreaded dropped stitch and other problems? This is an opportunity to focus on your own knitting goals in a private or semi-private session. AGES 8-80

COMMUNITY KNITTING
3RD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH $5 DONATION
September 19, October 17 & November 21, 7-8:30pm
Roxana Bartlett, instructor
We are happy knitters dedicated to helping children in need in our area. We donate our knitting to Clinica, ECHO House and Sister Carmen Center. Every month we do a different project – check our website for more information. We are always eager to have new members! Come and join in the fun!
Web site:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/communityknitting

SHUTTLES SPIN-IN & KNIT-IN
Held the first Monday of the month except September 4,
Labor Day. Spin-In & Knit-In will be Tuesday, September 5 and on Monday, October 2, November 6 & December 4, 7–9:30pm. Bring your wheel and/or needles and join other knitters & spinners in an evening of good company.

CROCHET CLINIC
45 Minutes $25
Any Tuesday or Thursday, 11am–4pm
YOU MUST CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
Margaret Tullis, instructor
Do you have crochet questions? Are you stuck on a project? Need help understanding directions? Want help starting a new project or finishing an old one? Crochet clinic is the answer. Bring your projects and problems, and we will talk crochet.

  We are proud of what our customers create!
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Shuttles, Spindles & Skeins, Inc • Located in the Table Mesa Shopping Center 635 South Broadway, Unit E, Boulder, CO 80305
TEL (303) 494-1071 FAX (303) 554-6593 Open Mon. 12-6, Tues. - Sat. 10-6 Visa/MasterCard/Discover


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SUPPLIES: YARN | WEAVING | SPINNING | KNITTING | BOOKS | POLICIES & PERKS | MAP TO STORE | SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER | VIEW OUR STORE | HOME |
CLASSES:  WEAVING | SPINNING | KNITTING | CRAFTS | WORKSHOPS & EVENTS | REGISTRATION | INSTRUCTORS
 | PRINT CLASS SCHEDULE | CLASS PHOTOS |