Workshop: Knitting Basics

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Let’s learn how to knit.

In this session, you will learn the basics of knitting including how to cast on (start a project), knit, purl, and cast off (finish a project). For this workshop, we will knit a dishcloth. The instructor is Sheila French.

This is a FREE event presented by ArtCentral Spearfish. All materials are included. Recommended for ages 15 and up. Younger children may attend but must be accompanied by an adult.

The workshop takes place in the ArtCentral RE:create makerspace in The Matthews’ art gallery.

Sign-up is preferred

Even though the workshop is free, sign-up would be preferred in order for the instructor to be prepared with the correct amount of materials and supplies. Either call the art gallery at 605.642.7973 ext.0 — OR email [email protected] to add your name to the class list. If emailing, be sure to provide a phone number. 

About the Instructor

Sheila French began knitting at age 10. She sat by the fireplace on winter evenings with her mother. In the beginning, her mother would have to cut her knitting off the needle because it was too tight. Year after year she would give it another shot until she mastered it. By high school, she was knitting sweaters.

By age 10 she had already learned to embroider, at 16 she began weaving, and at 17, she tackled her first quilt. Fiber arts are definitely in Sheila’s blood. Every evening as the day draws to a close, you will find her with a needle of some sort in her hand working on her next creation.



Date and Time:


Saturday, March 10, 2018


10:00 am - 1:00 pm


612 Main Street
Spearfish, 57783 United States
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