Knitting & Needlework classes in Auburn, CA | Auburn Needleworks

Auburn Needleworks

13344 Lincoln Way, Auburn CA 95603
(530) 888-0202  (Click to call or dial the number)
Hours:  Tuesday Thru Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed Sunday and Monday
Under New Ownership
To see directions to the store and a map of our location click HERE


Every Month

First Tuesday of Each Month - Stitching with Bo (Starts at 10:00 AM)
Class - Bring Your Own Project (BYOP)
Instructor - Bo Purdy
Cost - $25/hr, 2 hour minimum
Class Size: 6 Students

Please join us the first Tuesday of each month and Bo will help you with that special project of yours.

Bo is an accomplished needlepointer and has 30+ years of teaching needlepoint. She has taught at several distinguished shops including Needlepoint Inc, The Fuzzy Penguin, City Needlework and of course Auburn Needleworks.

Bo will help you create a one of a kind masterpiece. She will stitch guide your canvas, assist with picking threads and instruct you on new and creative stitches. Bo will help you advance to the next level of needlepoint. This class is for intermediate to advanced students.

First and Third Friday of each month (11AM to 3 PM)

Class -  Bring Your Our Project (BYOP)
Instructor - Wendy Munn
Cost - $20/hr with a two-hour minimum
Class Size - 6 students (Preregistration is required)

BYOP is the perfect class for anyone! Every knitter level is WELCOME.

Are there projects hiding away in the back of your closet because you’ve reached a sticking point?
Are you not sure about the next step in the pattern or you’ve made an error and you’re not sure how to fix it or if it’s even fixable? Do you want to learn a new stitch?

Have you always wanted to learn to read and knit from a chart? Maybe there is a pattern that you feel is a little to intimidating to take on by yourself. BYOP will help you with any of your challenges along the way new OR old. There will always be plenty of help because of limited class size so everyone gets the help they need.

This is the class for you.

Class is guaranteed to be lots of fun with FABULOUS company and wonderful conversation.
CHOCOLATE is available to ease any frustration along the way.

Please sign up early to guarantee your spot in this ongoing class. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Preregistration is required.

Intermediate Weaving - Color Work - Hounds Tooth Scarf 

April 29, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $70.00
Instructor: Dena Ingalls

Please join us for a wonderful day of weaving. Your next step, reading a pattern and working the classic color work, Houndstooth! You will learn the weaving techniques that results in this strikingly beautiful pattern.  We'll also be learning a new warping technique, "lashing on".  This technique really saves on yarn and helps to even out the tension.

This is an intermediate level weaving class. You'll need to bring a rigid heddle or knitters loom and purchase two skeins (minimum 200yds/skein) of highly contrasting, worsted weight yarn from ANW.


Needlepoint Egg Class
Date - April 21, May 19 (10:30 AM - 4:30 PM)
Cost - $130
Instructor - Karen Putnam
Class Size - Limited, please call or visit our store to register

Join us for this two day class that will teach you how to create this beautiful work of art.

On the first day, you will learn many new stitches and several ways to create roses on your canvas. Then, you will have four weeks to complete all the stitching of your egg.The second class will teach you how to finish your egg for display.

Your class fee includes all instructions, stitch guide, canvas, beads, threads, silk ribbons and finishing supplies.

Bo's Birds
Date - May 5, 2018 (10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Cost - $145
Instructor - Bo Purdy
Class Size - Limited, please call or visit our store to register

Come and learn to stitch these 5 whimsical birds. Bo has created this class to teach many new stitches using a variety of threads, beads and ribbons. The class fee includes complete stitching instructions, canvas, stitch guide, threads, ribbons and beads for the birds. The background thread is not provided so you can pick your own color and type.

Sources for finishing will be provided.

This class is for the intermediate to advance needlepoint student.
Intermediate Needlepoint
Date - May 6, 20, June 3 2018 (10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Cost - $130
Instructor - Karen Putnam
Class Size - Limited, please call or visit the store to register

Join us for 3 days of class that will introduce you to the world of beautiful textural needlepoint stitches in this sampler. Your class fee includes 3 days of instructions, a line drawn design on 18 ct canvas, a comprehensive stitch guide, stretcher bars, thumbtacks and a #22 Tapestry needle.

You will learn how to “read” needlepoint stitch diagrams by learning how to set up and stitch 12 different needlepoint stitches during the 3 days of class. The threads are extra and must be selected prior to the 1st day of the class. You will select your own threads in colors that appeal to you to make this sampler uniquely your own. You will also get to choose what you want to do for the center square on the sampler and will learn how to transfer your chosen design to the canvas.

Please bring your favorite needlepoint supplies with you to the classes: a laying tool, a needle threader, needlepoint scissors (fine bladed scissors), and a needle grabber (rubber grabber or fine jawed hemostats/needle-nosed pliers). A light and/or a magnifier are also very helpful if you have them. Also, a needlepoint stand or frame weight will make it easier as you will be using both of your hands to stitch many of these stitches.

Any person who takes one of our classes gets a 10% discount on any merchandise purchased the day of the class.

Please come to our store (see address above) or, call us at (530) 888-0202, to register for these classes. Seating is limited, so we suggest you sign up early.

Class Policy

Classes and workshops are limited in size and are filled on a first-come, first served basis. If we do not receive the minimum class size 5 days prior, the class may be cancelled.

Drop-ins are NOT recommended but maybe allowed on certain classes. Please check well in advance of the class for drop-in availability.

All classes and workshops require payment in full upon registration.

Students must call 24 hours in advance if they are unable to attend a class and may re-book for another class or receive a store credit. No refunds are issued for missed classes. If we cancel a class, you’ll receive a full refund.

Yarn and other supplies for all classes are available at the shop and should be purchased any time before the class begins. Just make sure to leave yourself plenty of time to fondle all the yarns and threads. Registered students receive 10% off all supplies the day of the class.

Knit-A-Longs (KALs) have limited seating and are filled on a first come basis. There is no charge to attend the KAL; however, the yarn must be purchased at Auburn Needleworks and there is no store discount.

For details on these classes call our store at 530-888-0202

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Instruction will be given to create a red/white/blue shawl/scarf. Techniques learned will be 2 types of beading, matching stripes, smooth edging for the shawl.

Bring your projects/problems and receive help.

Student will learn 13 different textural stitches.

Cost: $ 130.00
Private needlepoint lesson with Karen Putnam