Auburn Needleworks
13344 Lincoln Way, Auburn CA 95603

The best place to go for knitting, needlepoint, cross stitch, crocheting and weaving supplies, classes and advice.

Please come to our store on or after September 22 (see address above) to register for these classes. Seating is limited, so we suggest you sign up early.

September 23, 2017 (10:30 - 4:30)
         Class - Beginning Needlepoint
         Instructor - Karen Putnam (See her bio below)
         Cost - $45
         Class Size - 6 students

Come join us for this introduction to the wonderful world of needlepoint!

In this, in depth, class you will learn how to stitch the basic stitch of needlepoint - the basketweave stitch. You will learn about the several types of needlepoint canvases, threads and how to use the various “toys” that needlepointers love to use. You will learn how to mount a canvas on stretcher bars, how to start and end your threads, how to “strip, stroke and lay” your thread so that your stitches will lay smoothly against the canvas. Come stitch with us!

We will provide all the materials needed to get you started.

September 30, 2017 (10:00 - 4:30)
          Class - The Knitters Loom ‘Taster’ Weaving Class
          Instructor - Dena Ingalls (See her bio below.)
          Cost - $75
          Class Size - 8 students

We’ll have a 20” Ashford Knitters Loom reserved for you and complete instructions. You will learn how to warp & weave a scarf on a Rigid Heddle Loom. You'll finish your beautiful scarf by the end of class. Most students finish within 4-5 hours. We think your interest will be further peaked by the beautiful woven samples the instructor will have on display.

Weavers must purchase 1 skein of yarn at the shop prior to the class.

October 7, 2017 and October 21, 2017
          Class - Needlepoint Cuff Bracelet Class (10:30 - 4:30)
          Instructor - Karen Putnam (See her bio below)
          Cost - To be determined
          Class Size - 6 students

Come join us for this class to create a beautiful needlepoint cuff bracelet designed just for Auburn Needleworks! Your class fee will include 2 days of instructions, a stitch guide, canvas, stretcher bars, and all the threads and embellishments needed to create this beautiful cuff bracelet that you will love to show off.

In the Day 1 class, we will learn the needlepoint stitches and embellishment techniques to create the design of the bracelet. In Day 2 of the class you will learn how to finish your bracelet using a bead embroidery technique.

The second class will be 2 weeks after the first one to give you plenty of time to finish stitching your canvas and be ready to learn how to finish your bracelet using the bead embroidery technique. By the end of the second class your bracelet will be ready to wear and show off!

Our Wonderful Instructors

Karen Putnam -

Karen has over 39 years of needlepoint experience and 10 years of teaching at our local needlepoint shop, She says she enjoys sharing her passion for this wonderful art form with other stitchers.  She is continually learning new techniques and love to share them with others.

Stitching hand-painted canvases is her specialty because she can choose the threads and stitches that bring the canvas to life. Her stitch guides include many textural stitches and embellishments. Some of the techniques she enjoys introducing other stitchers to are, bead embroidery, English goldwork, stumpwork, and silk ribbon work. She does this through custom stitch guides, group classes, and private lessons.

Dena Ingalls -

Dena is the owner of Heirloom Weaving and has enjoyed sharing her fiber art form with others for over 30 years. She started weaving on floor looms and eventually migrated to the small more portable looms like the Rigid Heddle looms. Not only is the portability of these looms exceptional but Dena also marvels at the ease, speed and function of them.

In 2010, she started teaching exclusively on these looms.  She has taught at several local yarn shops, art collectives and wineries. At a fraction of the cost of a floor loom Dena has been able to share this fiber art with many new weavers. She teaches beginning to advance classes and has many samples to entice new and experienced weavers.